Fix alink.dll Errors

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

alink.dll file Dynamic Link Library. 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 alink.dll related errors on your device. You can also download alink.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista 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

File info

General information
Filename alink.dll
File extension DLL
Type Dynamic Link Library
Description Dynamic Link Library
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 126616
Oldest file 2009-04-11
Latest file 2017-03-18

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

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



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


Problems related to alink.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 alink.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your alink.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 alink.dll
System Windows 10
File size 126616 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 27d3de6d544b1ee96f542ab373669ab7
SHA1 ac6a68550f66dcea4b0592504096bf233ddb590c
SHA256 9e5b519e14194c661463fe83078b5793d987cd2fc329f57fb040cee8cba1a78e
CRC32 67a29597
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
Filename alink.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 116800 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 beb722ab847e4d03173011c2e0683537
SHA1 62d0cbc7882c0664ccaba1e04a39cf1d814c4ed9
SHA256 3111bad153ed6b6f7a52266cec327609d9df21743659ca7f7c6291784bc63f02
CRC32 5f8ec6b7
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
Filename alink.dll
System Windows 8
File size 115616 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 3d06f95dd47d4e18d1101303294819ab
SHA1 a8fa017286da7197730a9f1db17baa449b1aae0a
SHA256 1c9c4607e5494f8e618429936e7ecef420427910cbe5b198b2d04d60831d8054
CRC32 91305262
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
Filename alink.dll
System Windows 7
File size 95560 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 24fcc3cdae327f632cb8696e1e40f772
SHA1 05dccca98508336f0b5c684c5b2b329056d46c54
SHA256 1ea38207de7dcbb6199708e5043a7d2db290933bf963910206e2576566442003
CRC32 d5d18404
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\
Filename alink.dll
System Windows 7
File size 126280 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 ee338f7673c339d5497c97e86d1011a3
SHA1 f000537a872aa44e7b2fcc49a84e4b2d440fb36c
SHA256 d1bee86d882b372e58d086c1a36fbd8cd81b2037925a79aa7eeae86725143c03
CRC32 1638a14c
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\
Filename alink.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 126280 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 58133d423cfaaca159dac5c5c8a6783b
SHA1 7ee09a6b0db7f2c39b6d0842e55914edc0e4f5d5
SHA256 d9cc32577315a93b63919355ca2cf33a920affd3a291603aebc768f730a1469e
CRC32 7a536835
Example file location ---
Filename alink.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 95544 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 7a9de8b16cf183d1038e49c9613275b7
SHA1 ceb340b5b3f350f8e638e740dae27431fae751cd
SHA256 3b97f666c9dd5e9850874c6c70a839634a91a48f5824f313a7b3093f3ad6617a
CRC32 018b827d
Example file location ---