Download and Fix basesrv.dll

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

basesrv.dll file Windows NT BASE API Server DLL. 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 basesrv.dll related errors on your device. You can also download basesrv.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP 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 Vista, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename basesrv.dll
File extension DLL
Description Windows NT BASE API Server DLL
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 basesrv.dll file. basesrv.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 basesrv.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to basesrv.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 basesrv.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of basesrv.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 Vista: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your basesrv.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 basesrv.dll
System Windows 10
File size 55296 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 480ad932104aa4d4c20e414e02a4f42a
SHA1 8ef90db7ae09a5baf73014039fbfdd231585c1e3
SHA256 ccacd2f10247d0eb46bc2978bd8f4cb7f53e666e980549354a4aeea5f22cfc68
CRC32 b94fdfc9
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename basesrv.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 50688 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 0be0d438ef1783737e2df5876e65089f
SHA1 242f4e4f4eb4d3f503efd6f5a607384ee64ad337
SHA256 88cf280465536e9321e0f155cce4c2e7048e800b744e96c05109949d9cc9155a
CRC32 2068fae7
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename basesrv.dll
System Windows 8
File size 46080 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 8d41654d0a9e15635acf5e18ff470ab1
SHA1 11d5d2285e80a36897771df86c72cb575f982c3c
SHA256 a85d1f6c3d63d7991e9b29b8a21c68776b7aeb617efa45836e0686649a03cd55
CRC32 65fac2b3
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename basesrv.dll
System Windows 7
File size 52736 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 ba0cd8c393e8c9f83354106093832c7b
SHA1 a14b6d72b9e5602de8817cbf38941fcac04ce65d
SHA256 18d8a4780a2baa6cef7fbbbda0ef6bf2dadf146e1e578a618dd5859e8adbf1a8
CRC32 8e287f4e
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename basesrv.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 80384 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 060dc3a7a9a2626031eb23d90151428d
SHA1 de3df34c13c60846dd09b2c4f398bee6d24e794a
SHA256 4aada06e83603e9d4894d6cfc8dadb018307b384f438c809d4bc8e22bd937c3b
CRC32 bfa999a0
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename basesrv.dll
System Windows XP
File size 52736 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 42f1f4c0afb08410e5f02d4b13ebb623
SHA1 305eda21e5e3ce960f5e23d2ac84366282835689
SHA256 924c30587c51c0d1e1f47991969af492a644552e15f2480ea991dcb74a3e68d5
CRC32 30ec2ff0
Example file location ---