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

adsnt.dll file ADs Windows NT Provider DLL. The file was developed by for use with software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of adsnt.dll related errors on your device. You can also download adsnt.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, 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 Vista, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename adsnt.dll
File extension DLL
Description ADs Windows NT Provider DLL
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Dynamic link library
System Windows NT 32-bit
Copyrights © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Character set Unicode
Language cod English (U.S.)

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

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



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


Problems related to adsnt.dll 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 adsnt.dll 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.

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace adsnt.dll 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 adsnt.dll file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of adsnt.dll 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 Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your adsnt.dll 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 adsnt.dll
System Windows 10
File size 292352 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 f00b452be1e334cb2af2c1d2f58beb0b
SHA1 68066422b427446ef81f547da26dddda54c738bf
SHA256 a9ea1177e4b0a6bfc57264791abf5b50c204ba376aaf2e7d2f9a81161667e5de
CRC32 a7878861
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename adsnt.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 292352 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 fcbe5164356ac5366f1fdf1a51136f1e
SHA1 58c2b80e3df6ecb24cfac659e3eeaaa671aad42f
SHA256 8eab8e52dea4a757139a328afbf65916c544bd4f67025c939c158a840b6246ae
CRC32 71af2081
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename adsnt.dll
System Windows 8
File size 252928 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 036e2bc641824ea8a7e93aff9925b69b
SHA1 c56c293900245514b9ac73d83f61aefe25614794
SHA256 9e17a903d32e1ef4bd5c9e772a92d622be98381262748e5c9cdaf4205e01ed56
CRC32 ac276e0f
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename adsnt.dll
System Windows 7
File size 326144 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 75db69ba8484879885896c8570df1424
SHA1 7dec4ec106fe90bb593a068c1ac67d73976487ad
SHA256 9ebb019fe02c98cb09c1dc8b76e677c74354a98ea1372f4b5f2de7fe5d76ea4e
CRC32 f67eae0b
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename adsnt.dll
System Windows 7
File size 260608 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 b7d2873ec0487646ccdf740af748852c
SHA1 c262b37bdf04dad771e6d459b2018c908b231aef
SHA256 c88608e9ab42093b225b6ef72f5e7a22706c07c3215372d810e6a9f60eeeb00d
CRC32 ba2d1f75
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename adsnt.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 257024 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 3db66361ddbb1a017ede92a68f940dcb
SHA1 88ccbbec718d5d4e11d7d269e3863a8caf4eb65f
SHA256 031eb9240fb87f94779aa3b897e2e51c77f37183b556b1d69e5fdf942da5ff65
CRC32 e849f8a2
Example file location ---
Filename adsnt.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 323072 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 cfe05e71d98c39b39970cb27468dc9fa
SHA1 da5c120276dbd468f7ea16ed69afbf614d7a90da
SHA256 f1dd0e97a118566690061dd6813e95ac4361af9327d8bea27997dc667dd9dffd
CRC32 6976ced7
Example file location ---
Filename adsnt.dll
System Windows XP
File size 263680 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 446321d798e28daac1383637fbb524e0
SHA1 dd58711f846ca8fca4e7a24b1ba58e68f4a9ddf6
SHA256 e8255f6ce7c1e03951cbe5a144322bd46469f4b49e37abe485d9afbf67b4fe46
CRC32 90f12cb7
Example file location ---