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Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing files. Situations like that can occur, for example, during a software installation process. Each software program requires certain resources, libraries, and source data to work properly. Corrupted or nonexistent file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process. file CADSTAR PCB Archive. The file was developed by Microsoft for use with Windows software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of related errors on your device. You can also download file compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows Vista

File info

General information
File extension CPA
Type CAD
Description CADSTAR PCB Archive
Program Windows 7
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 7
File size 2805511
Oldest file 2006-09-29
Latest file 2009-06-10

There are various types of errors related to file. file may be located in wrong file directory on your device, may not be present in the system, or may be infected with malicious software and therefore not work correctly. Below is a list of most common error messages related to file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • is corrupted
  • cannot be located
  • Runtime Error -
  • file error
  • file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register file:
  • file could not be loaded
  • file doesn't exist


Application could not be started because file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to can be addressed in various ways. Some methods are meant only for advanced users. If you don't have confidence in your skills, we suggest consulting a specialist. Fixing file errors should be approached with utmost caution for any mistakes can result in unstable or unproperly working system. If you have the necassary skills, please proceed. file errors can be caused by various factors, so its is beneficial to try to fix them using various methods.

Step 1: Scan your computer for any malicious software

Virus Scan

Windows files are commonly attacked by malicious software that prevents them from working properly. First step in addressing problems with file or any other Windows system files should be scanning the system for malicious software using an antivirus tool.

If by any chance you don't have any antivirus software installed on your system yet, you should do it immediately. Unprotected system is not only a source of file errors, but, more importantly, makes your system vulnerable to many dangers. If you don't know which antivirus tool to choose, consult this Wikipedia article – comparison of antivirus software.

Step 2: Update your system and drivers.

Windows Update

Installing relevant Microsoft Windows patches and updates may solve your problems related to file. Use dedicated Windows tool to perform the update.

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "Windows Update" in the search field
  3. Choose the appropriate software program (name may vary depending on your system version)
  4. Check if your system is up to date. If any unapplied updates are listed, install them immediately.
  5. After the update has been done,restart your computer in order to complete the process.

Beside updating the system, it is recommended that you install latest device drivers, as drivers can influence proper working of or other system files. In order to do so, go to your computer or device producer's website where you will find information regarding latest driver updates.

Step 3: Use System File Checker (SFC) tool

System File Checker

System File Checker is a Microsoft Windows tool. As the name suggests, the tool is used for identyfing and addressing system file related errors, including those related to file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the file with properly working version. To use the tool:

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "cmd" in the search field
  3. Locate "Command Prompt" result – don't run it yet:
  4. Click the right mouse button and select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. Type "sfc /scannow" in console prompt to start the program and follow the instructions

Step 4: Restoring Windows system

Windows Recovery

Another approach is to restore system to previous state, before the file error occured. In order to restore your system, follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "System Restore" in the search field
  3. Start the system restore tool – it's name may differ depending on version of the system
  4. The application will guide you through the process – read the messages carefully
  5. After the process has finished, restart your computer.

If all the above-mentioned methods failed and the file problem has not been resolved, proceed to the next step. Remember that the following steps are intended only for advanced users.

Download and replace file

The last solution is to manually download and replace file in appropriate folder on the disk. Select file version compatible with your operating system and click the "Download" button. Next, go to your web browser's "Downloaded" folder and copy the downloaded file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of file example directory paths.

  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\igdlh.inf_amd64_neutral_54a12b57f547d08e\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\igdlh.inf_dac4627c\

If the steps did not solve your file problem, you should consult a professional. A probability exists that the error(s) might be device-related and therefore should be resolved at the hardware level. A fresh operating system installation might be necessary – a faulty system installation process can result in data loss.

File versions list

System Windows 7
File size 2805511 bytes
Date 2009-06-10
File details
MD5 17829636569b094b3ccdbe461be5faef
SHA1 21b7142d3bdf54f1d8f03c30e50fefc4c3119acd
SHA256 17da427724acd3e407fc679d04b293e4898a735d0ba443259fceae14e1bc6a8e
CRC32 2764ad9d
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\igdlh.inf_amd64_neutral_54a12b57f547d08e\
System Windows Vista
File size 655825 bytes
Date 2006-09-29
File details
MD5 6e5dbf921ed18e99a472ff1c3472d84d
SHA1 6f9f85e5514a593812f8bce7f10a4f0e5332ddaf
SHA256 e6c88be3f17648b0aecd36f2b85f7ee1cacb9159c946b5612286bb58ac00c6a4
CRC32 4d4cf256
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\igdlh.inf_dac4627c\