AudioEndpointBuilder.dll Informations - Download and Fix

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

AudioEndpointBuilder.dll file Windows Audio Endpoint Builder. 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 AudioEndpointBuilder.dll related errors on your device. You can also download AudioEndpointBuilder.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

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

File info

General information
Filename AudioEndpointBuilder.dll
File extension DLL
Description Windows Audio Endpoint Builder
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Executable application
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 AudioEndpointBuilder.dll file. AudioEndpointBuilder.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 AudioEndpointBuilder.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to AudioEndpointBuilder.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 AudioEndpointBuilder.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\

If the steps did not solve your AudioEndpointBuilder.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 AudioEndpointBuilder.dll
System Windows 10
File size 557568 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 769aa88fa920fb312ffff2ef9ff728b8
SHA1 0071ad5aa8aa65af9335d11bc9ad9dc173cb4426
SHA256 5756f0be264678f7127b34ed9597694cda2e09a61f838bde9f37b3ab0c53694a
CRC32 aaaf80ad
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename AudioEndpointBuilder.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 189952 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 7de50294ff3a3a4b1cace911f5bee217
SHA1 937d12772e78c8ef4eb3d9f90b2b3a950a5bdfd2
SHA256 5d78450007a61c0a3000a73a242841ac20ddb77a086d2e1e1dffd58395f04e28
CRC32 6a71af51
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename AudioEndpointBuilder.dll
System Windows 8
File size 136704 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 252eb0813e33927f6bfd1223f0b3cd2f
SHA1 585aecae5ca2b47ea641d82424bff0c72b53f756
SHA256 d488e66aafaa5f3bd89e19bed6524e8c44f53ee82fe52996b12400cf6e661202
CRC32 7f662687
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\