asferror.dll Informations - Download and Fix

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

asferror.dll file ASF Error Definitions. 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 asferror.dll related errors on your device. You can also download asferror.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename asferror.dll
File extension DLL
Description ASF Error Definitions
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 asferror.dll file. asferror.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 asferror.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to asferror.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 asferror.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\

If the steps did not solve your asferror.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 asferror.dll
System Windows 10
File size 2560 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 8641d9b31abb2f12479f71ddcf995744
SHA1 e4331341321471c3363eda187a05b486259b9fc4
SHA256 3b8107b86e72e5b58e712d3a963bb5650bdfbc9fef22b20afa79a597e908b734
CRC32 e1e07120
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename asferror.dll
System Windows 8
File size 2048 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 ffe1dee0766a8d89c5bb5d8a8fe67ad6
SHA1 a179cce23c4ecacb27848fb7c4e73e5aa4a21aad
SHA256 c327738aca943d2a0ff97d341b18e81ea3c3b98e613f9fa5cf6146880bdfa184
CRC32 6109c22a
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename asferror.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 2048 bytes
Date 2006-11-02
File details
MD5 587e7e71b4c25b253967eab96e7f8818
SHA1 402331b527f4df7e4298ba2bd222af8b9b9753bb
SHA256 f536f71f76a594d97d9dceeff77d4f48caec3bd2c8420f406ddc20e615b84140
CRC32 38ae5675
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename asferror.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 2048 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 fa11ea4abbae074a25cedcf0b23d27f9
SHA1 bd9cc74906aeee9712d460508081bfdaf63575ae
SHA256 dcc3b4a426c3933bdbde9d99a6c087e80dd83a3cbd9313fbf83d0b4e3ee7897a
CRC32 90849154
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\