Download and Fix perfh009.dat

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing perfh009.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 perfh009.dat file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

perfh009.dat file Game Data. The file was developed by Microsoft for use with Office software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of perfh009.dat related errors on your device. You can also download perfh009.dat file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows XP 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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename perfh009.dat
File extension DAT
Type Dynamic Link Library
Description Game Data
Program Office 2010
Software Office
Author Microsoft
Software version 2010
File size 615122
Oldest file 2009-04-11
Latest file 2017-05-10

There are various types of errors related to perfh009.dat file. perfh009.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 perfh009.dat file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • perfh009.dat is corrupted
  • perfh009.dat cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - perfh009.dat
  • perfh009.dat file error
  • perfh009.dat file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register perfh009.dat file:
  • perfh009.dat file could not be loaded
  • perfh009.dat file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because perfh009.dat file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to perfh009.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 perfh009.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.

perfh009.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 perfh009.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 perfh009.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 perfh009.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 perfh009.dat file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the perfh009.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 perfh009.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 perfh009.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 perfh009.dat file

The last solution is to manually download and replace perfh009.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 perfh009.dat file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of perfh009.dat file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your perfh009.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 perfh009.dat
System Windows 10
File size 716072 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 20b3e618c199f30eade41a800c066e34
SHA1 a2ab9cab9f50ba6800aa58716827f4e0cec64239
SHA256 877b58fec16fa5c1d2f0630a8dec52916d8bef54779cdfa425a6e554c82952e4
CRC32 4f580480
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename perfh009.dat
System Windows 8.1
File size 699196 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 0b300f6b7cc16e877aa2d553e4f7004f
SHA1 e362748591ac7a15951c1fc9b51773590d070918
SHA256 6445a686cb98d4d6fda0b48de11aec53fbeaf5f1cdc9a74a7dd9d60eccdc3d21
CRC32 183f198c
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename perfh009.dat
System Windows 8
File size 682880 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 bdbf4014eee66d55241d6b72a1403210
SHA1 916ee92975cf1817f5c8998b7d2978282bc13a67
SHA256 06e3cf8b5301eea5a4a60992e27fab2912d6a09512c95281fc63df81bbb3a57c
CRC32 3dc571d2
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename perfh009.dat
System Windows 7
File size 615122 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 499915bc36a9734070270a5648b22bf2
SHA1 e864eb43dcfb3a2c7d6867cd652e52f7393ab56e
SHA256 1af33bdce2ba020d7d591c069b9682f61efc8472db8df5715a2016bece77d03b
CRC32 7ca1b4c9
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename perfh009.dat
System Windows 7
File size 615122 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 95c6c566538386d2af8d6855435a88eb
SHA1 ec2e823b4d68d57e362dde8e85c06643eab0a85c
SHA256 0f898c0ef998109805013a0a53df9956528447aa89285c1b4dd3b2c3c7397ee7
CRC32 9942ff01
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename perfh009.dat
System Windows Vista
File size 594698 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 0c026686cc7c61bb439a24ac222f61f3
SHA1 f08da45583ae73954705dd274ee3c0cd3a1d2880
SHA256 89f46b50338ae7707503f0b62e8ee6ffe613337c7ade07ecf93bc7a41bdff686
CRC32 3c2e0810
Example file location ---
Filename perfh009.dat
System Windows XP
File size 311604 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 53522429dab8aa21ff925b80b927107c
SHA1 8baec38dc3e29810a53b82635a6de26c57df6b0e
SHA256 665e2e7ea90e6c539903c61a10a6ca50bb2064d7b8b0f4ec0e754176eaa089a7
CRC32 5bad3c62
Example file location ---
Filename perfh009.dat
System Windows XP
File size 311604 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 db33cb63e82cc65a6447f6e7721e9093
SHA1 e36d7bbcd27a54a2f524cec96d7df4ce493aaa8c
SHA256 91149b82fd42e09d7ea05ffd4aa2e53137eccea8723ce2aea51201dd844fae6d
CRC32 3ce73f5d
Example file location ---