Fix aero_pen.cur Errors

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

aero_pen.cur file Windows Cursor. 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 aero_pen.cur related errors on your device. You can also download aero_pen.cur file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename aero_pen.cur
File extension CUR
Type System
Description Windows Cursor
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 136606
Oldest file 2006-11-02
Latest file 2017-03-18

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

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



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


Problems related to aero_pen.cur 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 aero_pen.cur 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.

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace aero_pen.cur 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 aero_pen.cur file.

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\Cursors\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\Cursors\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\Cursors\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\Cursors\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\Cursors\

If the steps did not solve your aero_pen.cur 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 aero_pen.cur
System Windows 10
File size 136606 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 4b662aee78e3479727adc85c27a04266
SHA1 c65d98c0d98f530ef84e771208a30af50247967c
SHA256 b89734d738b5859f5421307bfb7b2b9b7c789ccafce9a52b8fb60ed0e3fd9fa9
CRC32 79abf394
Example file location C:\Windows\Cursors\
Filename aero_pen.cur
System Windows 8.1
File size 30894 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 98f418b57d6dbd6a54c34781ce63f82e
SHA1 a7f6df352ea58e19bd48947c3f15ba0ab8898116
SHA256 4b653b96c36adf9da305009e4722a59c494f028119bb0feaf60519d9b2c8ea00
CRC32 ed65082c
Example file location C:\Windows\Cursors\
Filename aero_pen.cur
System Windows 8
File size 13942 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 3595a750e6c07d595791ae0a4792ddd6
SHA1 c96c92564c99458fae849e139a7d1575fd373895
SHA256 156d46ac08f5c824b2264e25852c5ea59db2f4689b40d1414af86846d2b6cf37
CRC32 e6481bb8
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\Cursors\
Filename aero_pen.cur
System Windows 7
File size 13942 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 e02fc57af1231d72c1679f1b93b6da53
SHA1 25919dddc34ad270dfca1f08a852ffa837985070
SHA256 8d0269d2b2cdf6bebedaa18070ec59e4cd2d035bc07587e23bbe6bd0cd9dcb59
CRC32 8a40d468
Example file location C:\Windows\Cursors\
Filename aero_pen.cur
System Windows Vista
File size 4286 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 8908dc992d2868e7cac099e5866169fa
SHA1 0677d5f99f329f657dba1e511937df8e977cb51e
SHA256 7e99a350ddaf9d1bf939f26a0a365e6677b0770ef70332fc478729473598c46a
CRC32 e9fd9eab
Example file location C:\Windows\Cursors\