Repair and Download autoplay.dll Now

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

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

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



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


Problems related to autoplay.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 autoplay.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of autoplay.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 autoplay.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 autoplay.dll
System Windows 10
File size 151040 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 d9d166880d90edbc2861ee059ff639de
SHA1 52bf7319886901865c3d68880bbe909c61939205
SHA256 52e890149a7372860d3edb2c8fc49c883d0271d59167e10ef226c38d39e4b9e8
CRC32 6906f774
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename autoplay.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 139776 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 ad1d5fd2d59bfdd32a6bf1034de8bd88
SHA1 6f19c4471c57c7c70df935791acf2401d5b454d7
SHA256 bc5dbbcd5df8c8c322f148c4b3657bd0d75cf3b7369e9fb73baa9d0fb1af5b1e
CRC32 46656393
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename autoplay.dll
System Windows 8
File size 135168 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 133eea47f55ba6345a1b4b660beb43bc
SHA1 213bf365b82d4271b58f8f5dd40bf7ba7c36679d
SHA256 c67e1273081caa1597eb54fa0693ada41583ce83af5871531578a7a2dca5e34a
CRC32 6e1a867d
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename autoplay.dll
System Windows 7
File size 155136 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 1fb6588ddf991124d49475c99bbc9c5b
SHA1 c57cdfaeaa88d87e0e1eb0db978f6c77fb9a2721
SHA256 08640534773ae55c00c215f1f15209895f44ab4f62ce00d43707443ac2543725
CRC32 75e68794
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename autoplay.dll
System Windows 7
File size 146944 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 dfa05b91ba331f7407f5f50eeaa9e2b2
SHA1 f869371c75fe514da585a63ba2492b41b927b3a7
SHA256 a6546425659a23024a497c600672695931e0ecd3f33d15ff8cca340e32756987
CRC32 f9a5353b
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename autoplay.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 516608 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 2ae61def9112da8948eeab3631ff4525
SHA1 a48ae699a98f1228ffadc15e061029dc10fb30f0
SHA256 9b8f251990cccd0eda2ef1c648fb3541ba1f5399ec8ec1eda50cbbce64fb039c
CRC32 04da0e83
Example file location ---
Filename autoplay.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 667648 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 8039d279ccfb4da0b1aa41d8e70369be
SHA1 f0113c1221cdd8d9da9e019eb092c91bcde37eda
SHA256 18feed7c41bbb326ae934017c80650c08801c2329dbca18b4c8e0a119b00e14d
CRC32 2c1ee14a
Example file location ---