Troubleshoot hwrusalm.dat Errors and Download File

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

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

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

File info

General information
Filename hwrusalm.dat
File extension DAT
Type Dynamic Link Library
Description Game Data
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 2515696
Oldest file 2009-07-13
Latest file 2017-03-18

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

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



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


Problems related to hwrusalm.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 hwrusalm.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\
  • Windows 7: ---

If the steps did not solve your hwrusalm.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 hwrusalm.dat
System Windows 10
File size 2515696 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 8c74105d88d44f0873d74c267572098f
SHA1 1696e30dcaa146c7c1ff21b7d21c7ccbcbcb5aeb
SHA256 7673b65ca0a39979142ed72b724939f53298d0ff9625dee2a27a9eee4a568517
CRC32 481e03b3
Example file location C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\
Filename hwrusalm.dat
System Windows 8.1
File size 2816880 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 4df40f45a5a42fc4f2a54ae94eb1186d
SHA1 36dbf27faaff594442c92467fb3409d934569743
SHA256 bebbb275f531e05932dce360135cceadab6a0e897856665057d0450b2012f31e
CRC32 70c7a1ee
Example file location C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\
Filename hwrusalm.dat
System Windows 8
File size 2816928 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 57010b0c04a90fcc2da4a0b38f1f3378
SHA1 3d658b93b41b3e665b2e95b50ec9c591ba5cfcfd
SHA256 3ca0c0ce3f581390af12c38325456877cbafdfc740b219a6d575f19abc38fe33
CRC32 228cc297
Example file location 1: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\
Filename hwrusalm.dat
System Windows 7
File size 3195696 bytes
Date 2009-07-13
File details
MD5 b63724aaeda4e751cac1570ab2724aac
SHA1 bbb2a6025ea8982330aaa0120cd41bbb3f693e35
SHA256 3e88930502cd2e6488dfa66462e34478017d97b84a49ea9ca35a362bd17bddda
CRC32 5b6e0a14
Example file location ---