Troubleshoot AudioEng.dll Errors and Download File

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

AudioEng.dll file Audio Engine. 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 AudioEng.dll related errors on your device. You can also download AudioEng.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 AudioEng.dll
File extension DLL
Description Audio Engine
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 AudioEng.dll file. AudioEng.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 AudioEng.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to AudioEng.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 AudioEng.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: 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\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your AudioEng.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 AudioEng.dll
System Windows 10
File size 1194696 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 faafd04149d39d762d1ae229b993a59e
SHA1 fa01dab9c7a9d20bc2b52fb61930e87606cc965e
SHA256 cca33e629680e66d9c8e92a6c2a8269f811157e3d1ed6cfd8ca97b5205ef0958
CRC32 3404abfb
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename AudioEng.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 424544 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 7b2643ae85322ea168b0e760b73258ff
SHA1 ebbc831d5e635ba78dc0e96468219addf94035ed
SHA256 a399626684aacd5384b6cd34418c2fee7628a5952d341139eb5f95dffe5f0f62
CRC32 28db787b
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename AudioEng.dll
System Windows 8
File size 427576 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 7218f2872953cd7bf3391aa90024597d
SHA1 c38455a84ad6fbd582bbb1f8f2a7acb5b2ea741f
SHA256 705841781ba30a4150a3d65ad208cdb434964ef3b194f87ee01ad3e8087fefef
CRC32 aec091f0
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename AudioEng.dll
System Windows 7
File size 440832 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 5edbb34736dd7ac1a73cf8792a835e10
SHA1 b69ae4292dde82638e45ec8c00dc0bb1d1b358e0
SHA256 15e87c449aaf2095273341dd9355d8df2690340d1defaf0dff034f1cdf4316f8
CRC32 b1859941
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename AudioEng.dll
System Windows 7
File size 374784 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 bba9d5a730d5e304117ad26923ebd8aa
SHA1 19a9208e8ce93f8d0ae396320150992bee21c293
SHA256 62dd6cea9b3819dec704bfbdcff771903a2e2e8668eb9d5ad32210eedb359132
CRC32 c21a089d
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename AudioEng.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 475136 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 a1a408e9f8c2db9c3b3ba21c25ccf9c3
SHA1 c3b3ea92ae0267922ef84df5570a104532f625aa
SHA256 d67e425a918792e1a9017a687a8f42c46788511f5be83f0fa54321865d182321
CRC32 2def357f
Example file location ---
Filename AudioEng.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 396800 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 da7478ba9e41b60b3d5da456e253002a
SHA1 f9035a7a4fa819632fcd835a9096984d321ee8c3
SHA256 4e934bc6897f96ae402981f012bfd766b82533a4e1f4323f65e01954f49a2da9
CRC32 0f55c866
Example file location ---