Download advapi32res.dll to Fix Errors

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing advapi32res.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 advapi32res.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

advapi32res.dll file Advanced Windows 32 Base API. 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 advapi32res.dll related errors on your device. You can also download advapi32res.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1

File info

General information
Filename advapi32res.dll
File extension DLL
Description Advanced Windows 32 Base API
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 advapi32res.dll file. advapi32res.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 advapi32res.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • advapi32res.dll is corrupted
  • advapi32res.dll cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - advapi32res.dll
  • advapi32res.dll file error
  • advapi32res.dll file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register advapi32res.dll file:
  • advapi32res.dll file could not be loaded
  • advapi32res.dll file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because advapi32res.dll file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to advapi32res.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 advapi32res.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.

advapi32res.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 advapi32res.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 advapi32res.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 advapi32res.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 advapi32res.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the advapi32res.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 advapi32res.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 advapi32res.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 advapi32res.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace advapi32res.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 advapi32res.dll file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of advapi32res.dll file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\

If the steps did not solve your advapi32res.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 advapi32res.dll
System Windows 10
File size 2560 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 469f08f8b235d5bfaf4ef16cd5cf3810
SHA1 ddf5c47e57051a61e787e24fc78029630e723606
SHA256 e197df7bb2cbe0da7aedcdfa0ef27f2a7a80f65363862f496ac1e47b65488de8
CRC32 c7b120ec
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename advapi32res.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 2048 bytes
Date 2013-08-22
File details
MD5 92efb1dba5db2c49cf1e65a842401e2c
SHA1 b383f39fc4891045ff850b01c39f7a200e140080
SHA256 4068dad27dcd832d9cfea3f62ce9a3715a6fdacb6b1cf0583fde1d1b1ec6e78a
CRC32 c0da1a46
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\