Download hwrenalm.dat to Fix Errors

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

hwrenalm.dat file Game Data. 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 hwrenalm.dat related errors on your device. You can also download hwrenalm.dat file compatible with Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

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

File info

General information
Filename hwrenalm.dat
File extension DAT
Type Dynamic Link Library
Description Game Data
Program Windows 8.1
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 8.1
File size 746864
Oldest file 2009-07-13
Latest file 2014-11-21

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

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



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


Problems related to hwrenalm.dat 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 hwrenalm.dat 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.

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace hwrenalm.dat 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 hwrenalm.dat file.

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

  • Windows 8.1: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\
  • Windows 7: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\

If the steps did not solve your hwrenalm.dat 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 hwrenalm.dat
System Windows 8.1
File size 746864 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 8658d0fefd43ce0bf6e538ed6795621b
SHA1 2ce06f3e61ee5f4a2815bf93ccf27638f442f1d0
SHA256 a050c950d062ae15d1bc7bb0920e17d19ac576aaab28dd25fcb4982e3883b97d
CRC32 aa095c7e
Example file location C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\
Filename hwrenalm.dat
System Windows 8
File size 746944 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 891542ade69d11b13bfa3188e3476c58
SHA1 47a85e82e1ddf7ac2d858885e3ffb2a52ac57f90
SHA256 b0d949739bcd3112baf07230cb3912f763c3f4533f2d1159ca3849b745ca7ca8
CRC32 d930959e
Example file location 1: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\
Filename hwrenalm.dat
System Windows 7
File size 747280 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 95a4907d355b1156fed140bf52538a70
SHA1 021ffa0174aa55465db9807c8afa6753c4df19c2
SHA256 afdbae5f3ab4ec8676003722032b219e67cf06825e92edccf25244d85a4e3bbe
CRC32 08831e12
Example file location C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\