Download and Fix AudioDiagnosticSnapIn.dll

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

AudioDiagnosticSnapIn.dll file Dynamic Link Library. 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 AudioDiagnosticSnapIn.dll related errors on your device. You can also download AudioDiagnosticSnapIn.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

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

File info

General information
Filename AudioDiagnosticSnapIn.dll
File extension DLL
Type Dynamic Link Library
Description Dynamic Link Library
Program Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Dynamic link library
System Win32
Copyrights Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Character set Unicode
Fix File Errors

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

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



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


Problems related to AudioDiagnosticSnapIn.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 AudioDiagnosticSnapIn.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\diagnostics\system\Audio\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\diagnostics\system\Audio\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\diagnostics\system\Audio\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\diagnostics\system\Audio\

If the steps did not solve your AudioDiagnosticSnapIn.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 AudioDiagnosticSnapIn.dll
System Windows 10
File size 17920 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 a28f657b7afa9e2c81029f5edca49c29
SHA1 f6a7366f9b8755d9b5cc3dfce433a3df85bf9991
SHA256 423431498404f843ad34d53480c35413cde19ecbba31606e717e7db5bd3fa675
CRC32 29e82b96
Example file location C:\Windows\diagnostics\system\Audio\
Filename AudioDiagnosticSnapIn.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 17920 bytes
Date 2013-08-22
File details
MD5 42a1d304da39d3698f704baef1158443
SHA1 dde8649a7a5b72af0e5d90fd639db4d0ba64d82d
SHA256 9b4329ad7d61ff44ec2ef091c45c5e85fa09a7c917084cf48b70134ce57f787a
CRC32 90d749a1
Example file location C:\Windows\diagnostics\system\Audio\
Filename AudioDiagnosticSnapIn.dll
System Windows 8
File size 17920 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 c2561cac4532209d91ab646aebaa2699
SHA1 f05053238e0af9b5309c094dbb0f392658168aac
SHA256 21270b4e8836ba53540d54c77ea1aad28ee84ccab72525c4a482f79d25abd9c6
CRC32 c0124ac0
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\diagnostics\system\Audio\
Filename AudioDiagnosticSnapIn.dll
System Windows 7
File size 28672 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 b4da01738538e1e8de889a1d5f2db08e
SHA1 9ed6c8800a34b62be35b309c4e7e03d8ce691d71
SHA256 fe9672f115437d9c77dc09a7c6605dca63ef718e6ad082aecd6dcbe6f27f4526
CRC32 df1b570d
Example file location C:\Windows\diagnostics\system\Audio\