How to Repair bcd.dll? Download Now

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

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

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1

File info

General information
Filename bcd.dll
File extension DLL
Description BCD 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 bcd.dll file. bcd.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 bcd.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to bcd.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 bcd.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.

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

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

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

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

If the steps did not solve your bcd.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 bcd.dll
System Windows 10
File size 100224 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 5e6c9cf4e288cf6eca55ef1c1a2fbb57
SHA1 5706d4d0d759ff9acd6b105d44f7ab7a1e562306
SHA256 93847d3d2bc730416c0266d5b0c2b517e4b4831c60ee640f9cf46413cc9756d4
CRC32 16d076da
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename bcd.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 80016 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 3f49aec6a02e2a2ca660aaa7a1a22f91
SHA1 da6351daab254e4100fffe0a149183c582f02239
SHA256 dbf6affda78614749e6e388d80fcdde99b2731417b78c469d6e5acc5644c9644
CRC32 c463fe92
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\