How to Repair access.cpl? Download Now

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing access.cpl 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 access.cpl file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

access.cpl file Control Panel DLL. The file was developed by for use with software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of access.cpl related errors on your device. You can also download access.cpl file compatible with Windows XP devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename access.cpl
File extension CPL
Description Control Panel DLL
Software
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
Details
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Dynamic link library
System Windows NT 32-bit
Copyrights © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Character set Unicode
Language cod English (U.S.)
access.cpl

There are various types of errors related to access.cpl file. access.cpl 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 access.cpl file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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

access.cpl

Error

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

OK

Problems related to access.cpl 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 access.cpl 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.

access.cpl 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 access.cpl 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 access.cpl 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 access.cpl 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 access.cpl file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the access.cpl 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 access.cpl 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 access.cpl 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 access.cpl file

The last solution is to manually download and replace access.cpl 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 access.cpl file.

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

  • Windows XP: C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\

If the steps did not solve your access.cpl 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

Filename access.cpl
System Windows XP
File size 68608 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 841fb340abc439b4557fbdd32b7ba11d
SHA1 ea16afd0f3c6086a5001ffb7fc7b76b4f9999b77
SHA256 086a8878215d42c966d2b64eadf04deeab30505d4215c8f26ffac9c5ac58ef63
CRC32 b7841709
Example file location C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\