api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll - Repair Issues and Download

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.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 api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll file ApiSet Stub 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 api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll related errors on your device. You can also download api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7

File info

General information
Filename api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll
File extension DLL
Description ApiSet Stub 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.)
Fix File Errors

There are various types of errors related to api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll file. api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.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 api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll is corrupted
  • api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll file error
  • api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll file:
  • api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll file could not be loaded
  • api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.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 api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.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.

api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.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 api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.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 api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.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 api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.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 api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.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 api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.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 api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.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 api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.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 api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll file example directory paths.

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

If the steps did not solve your api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.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 api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll
System Windows 10
File size 11168 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 415924fe3662e21defb8d77e66961fbe
SHA1 a3760d9142075a312cd3e965e69af5b33646ecf5
SHA256 75ba69aa211bb55d492f4bf98c78c0d4e70a35ae76939419c969f32c50367819
CRC32 ffdd540a
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\downlevel\
Filename api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 2560 bytes
Date 2013-08-22
File details
MD5 d5b376e3c0202c7e1655a01db4901096
SHA1 464f359c35893e0a52f7fef48b68cf10eff12f38
SHA256 83f7e1e1cb7e977b05537f8ae7044868d134efb626dda05c7411cc7ee9fa20bb
CRC32 66bcaac2
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 2560 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 e6299f77a30fceff5ec2ed673d0ab5b1
SHA1 1a3f818f1bd0942d74ff1a566e6a73a64eae7631
SHA256 bf7c34a62d4695f1d409170ad0fd1336791f117a284b5a0a585fbcd11c034bd3
CRC32 89977488
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll
System Windows 8
File size 2560 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 a53d8d64012d21b10d24eb250cc2d0c4
SHA1 788c837055ffa896a36e1110a8ab8196c5297669
SHA256 8b76649b12cdfdab47f1f254c130a07ce7076fda40b2cee3d3cf4ab5672396f1
CRC32 9c61c9d2
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll
System Windows 7
File size 2560 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 7fdfd0af74c84a34a5ef289eb6044f32
SHA1 582f54119450c12c14f37d80a2257685e14dcc7d
SHA256 5cbedd0aabb35c38c592b4b1e5e09b2ca8f25343ed913e42863a8d407a0c0e1d
CRC32 aaf33e4a
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll
System Windows 7
File size 2560 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 993473c994254709a7e6dc20c9981f0d
SHA1 b8179355197793df5fb95cad8b3d26ee6f458203
SHA256 b2deaa75637cf3466c3106ed1f83c24f39bff64cdc42569f7b3e453b96bc366b
CRC32 9024595f
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\