Troubleshoot lwait.cur Errors and Download File

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

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

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

File info

General information
Filename lwait.cur
File extension CUR
Type System
Description Windows Cursor
Software
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
Details
File size 8774
Oldest file 2006-11-02
Latest file 2017-03-18
lwait.cur

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

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

lwait.cur

Error

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

OK

Problems related to lwait.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 lwait.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\Cursors\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\Cursors\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\Cursors\
  • Windows 8: ---
  • Windows 7: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your lwait.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 lwait.cur
System Windows 10
File size 8774 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 b04cc980fecc6921fa6afa096f8e7f6d
SHA1 1db138df88b8928e0d56bd81f9f68f5854976e5f
SHA256 7ac57d0c886f121a28ec6c1a318e21e418058e79b5685d3c6582da00072952d9
CRC32 6c065514
Example file location C:\Windows\Cursors\
Filename lwait.cur
System Windows 8.1
File size 1158 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 83ddd47eb0f941c98c067850bf1fb7a4
SHA1 4b0d7410376c248e76c8cfccaf5c68d5b79aafa7
SHA256 fb41750a241f7bcbc7c6c636967c018a0cea51275fa777471db8d549853bd7c3
CRC32 e275865d
Example file location C:\Windows\Cursors\
Filename lwait.cur
System Windows Vista
File size 766 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 61bd2e4cea9204b5cc6da504abe22c6a
SHA1 604d22c60805063a4db34e8ffc65a6879282b258
SHA256 a34fc88ef09ebd7eeaa76b0f5d4b00752e0676c78d8a75d7463f7918ddbc31cc
CRC32 6beacbc8
Example file location C:\Windows\Cursors\
Filename lwait.cur
System Windows 8
File size 1158 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 83ddd47eb0f941c98c067850bf1fb7a4
SHA1 4b0d7410376c248e76c8cfccaf5c68d5b79aafa7
SHA256 fb41750a241f7bcbc7c6c636967c018a0cea51275fa777471db8d549853bd7c3
CRC32 e275865d
Example file location ---
Filename lwait.cur
System Windows 7
File size 1158 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 83ddd47eb0f941c98c067850bf1fb7a4
SHA1 4b0d7410376c248e76c8cfccaf5c68d5b79aafa7
SHA256 fb41750a241f7bcbc7c6c636967c018a0cea51275fa777471db8d549853bd7c3
CRC32 e275865d
Example file location ---
Filename lwait.cur
System Windows XP
File size 766 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 61bd2e4cea9204b5cc6da504abe22c6a
SHA1 604d22c60805063a4db34e8ffc65a6879282b258
SHA256 a34fc88ef09ebd7eeaa76b0f5d4b00752e0676c78d8a75d7463f7918ddbc31cc
CRC32 6beacbc8
Example file location ---