Fix basecsp.dll Errors

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

basecsp.dll file Microsoft Base Smart Card Crypto Provider. 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 basecsp.dll related errors on your device. You can also download basecsp.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 basecsp.dll
File extension DLL
Description Microsoft Base Smart Card Crypto Provider
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 basecsp.dll file. basecsp.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 basecsp.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to basecsp.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 basecsp.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of basecsp.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\SysWOW64\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your basecsp.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 basecsp.dll
System Windows 10
File size 170912 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 987737ea020d2d748ed9704cf23d1ae5
SHA1 f536396a38af71010cb5ec1ca5f034cfcc627827
SHA256 4d890830730f270878dcbfd92eb6bf9476ad05f9e68a8a824d9158759ae5b810
CRC32 9955c6c4
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename basecsp.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 168256 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 a241d15eb6f1d215f44a7b7520f27205
SHA1 95639ebb0ae382f6148ae2914d3a8dd9c22c7bdc
SHA256 21a45da4578c254b9636adbd5d1c70143a5b8f9e73fca61ce09f8b6ffbd05c65
CRC32 d009a81a
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename basecsp.dll
System Windows 8
File size 152304 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 287c6765055b4b3e0ef2b655ad30eda3
SHA1 6d1b9094eb31fe43ea9a352e36b0772559f71b40
SHA256 c228d1f5d6b53e63651fde5882538fac3b510242038222063e815404ef0031d9
CRC32 a5a2bf8d
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename basecsp.dll
System Windows 7
File size 144768 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 b47cd1b9551da3de9166d6dd17e6fd82
SHA1 515c739e3d9eef93db038f14ea1265fa6edfb359
SHA256 772b7bf12d9d27e2f9d13098c40a562d6f59ae5a4ccdeb6b211091530e6baa98
CRC32 854b2bf7
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename basecsp.dll
System Windows 7
File size 166784 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 d95ad0b6a27a14dcd31b3e5baf635898
SHA1 84f7bc31de5cf6853c9b6f3618d138cabe7c7e60
SHA256 216964491d6827d15973bcab7b02283e178ea87a44b5c715a641e9ce0e5b46e4
CRC32 0046aae0
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename basecsp.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 130024 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 23a732a29e183e9874c86fd93cc7b9b9
SHA1 05b588f856135c0b08bf7d55c5b3f2d86d6ac575
SHA256 19d9063e136e734566824b1a87f234ceb95fc2743c6609cfe40c193c9f79624a
CRC32 7087f666
Example file location ---
Filename basecsp.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 153064 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 34889a7cc7ef7b0972994c7814f782d3
SHA1 bae4bd606496197f7941b0eecf8b49bb30981ad2
SHA256 453dd90f4c54e565e76d183bd8318b58364e7cf1bf8a3da0172a1a5c298ad508
CRC32 2c3a3428
Example file location ---