Fix advpack.dll Errors

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

advpack.dll file ADVPACK. 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 advpack.dll related errors on your device. You can also download advpack.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 advpack.dll
File extension DLL
Description ADVPACK
Program Internet Explorer
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 advpack.dll file. advpack.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 advpack.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to advpack.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 advpack.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of advpack.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\SysWOW64\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your advpack.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 advpack.dll
System Windows 10
File size 120320 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 e123c4bf3c211130714ddf732178744b
SHA1 f0c56e3487b23cb53c6d8aa220ca2f1653d80783
SHA256 39a87334309a4a1fd80540ebcd31331caee3d92cc3a382888c8179ab368eab22
CRC32 9c0cebbc
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename advpack.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 112640 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 0e466792a9fc94b7fddbd4a8589fc923
SHA1 1c4eabf791d6f51d91a6eb1d51d7227a35426d79
SHA256 20d32715502acfb970bcd6b509ce8287451411451db616d4a1f46146174b4178
CRC32 40616323
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename advpack.dll
System Windows 8
File size 110592 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 b9aba068f4013ec2b85c09d41be564cd
SHA1 5783366f16449afd5460bdd7073c3a6b7ddd0050
SHA256 bc01d6da3c75fa088206d24ff16ee5618c67ac32aace98007f99ea6244192762
CRC32 dcd7b4ff
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename advpack.dll
System Windows 7
File size 126464 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 4fe6aa4422bec5dc3995051c670ffb26
SHA1 1cd95c2a21f7f7796689a0ca04719a05dfd62e86
SHA256 17b12b2c3d7f3deb25069268896fa55cb704209a4a9321c3a787222341bb3a07
CRC32 4828b1db
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename advpack.dll
System Windows 7
File size 160256 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 5fbd7bec6cd3dcaa6a87a7f70ce8af44
SHA1 a7e463c616ec12066f23998d4ca3ede0ff276721
SHA256 24031667d5f437aad5ba9ba6b14b0a939723f054096bbe19ab1eae4f489528e0
CRC32 0845f367
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename advpack.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 159232 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 986595f106abefe4caff8e6bfc24c3a2
SHA1 102e102b2a2cc3e361c923986b3243a6337ec2a9
SHA256 3dab59c8caf2ef4a5935462053e5db796fcbc23495675ba02403005ea5b3c1dc
CRC32 d0eb7ac9
Example file location ---
Filename advpack.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 128000 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 c77f71aa825263541965846edd9e8729
SHA1 66adf120625b3e908ab65c32855e3c7eada08af8
SHA256 10ece6a33675ecbfc01e1db735444367520667a94295d31fdcb2c17fd241058c
CRC32 2674ec74
Example file location ---
Filename advpack.dll
System Windows XP
File size 99840 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 774348de1dea6262e06bfe1906d13d4d
SHA1 4a14b774809ed123e19ae349c32631e1f25de51e
SHA256 bae10cb915e197485823414ee42743a631299ade58724eae780b3850937e877e
CRC32 91b32ca4
Example file location ---