Download bcdprov.dll to Fix Errors

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

bcdprov.dll file Boot Configuration Data WMI 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 bcdprov.dll related errors on your device. You can also download bcdprov.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, 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 Vista

File info

General information
Filename bcdprov.dll
File extension DLL
Description Boot Configuration Data WMI 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 bcdprov.dll file. bcdprov.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 bcdprov.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to bcdprov.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 bcdprov.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of bcdprov.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\

If the steps did not solve your bcdprov.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 bcdprov.dll
System Windows 10
File size 65024 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 cb21750c15336aec30d6e916b4b1e45f
SHA1 d90e2d444b49c35f323c3e34c68edeed3b5c15ee
SHA256 e78696db597aa47fae076fbadd187b63ca7a8673b4fd6eafd8a95f543efe423e
CRC32 fb0dffcf
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename bcdprov.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 67072 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 b120f1cce6178c5a1bd4db55244ad3a3
SHA1 d9c38a2c1b81aa947312ac50f62c774c5cf3dc1c
SHA256 fe703318d6b4116b7e3f3e871e8562f00af11e3883b0630cc71a04c2604f023d
CRC32 6abcda99
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename bcdprov.dll
System Windows 8
File size 56832 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 465b968bd34a9c76db972ef770ed7bb4
SHA1 ec85860ba428dc9524aa6d0909963a1b05bcec12
SHA256 edecaec4a5b3f370e4b35f3dd8eb9627d0cc9b05c6eedad3c1da067a825e9590
CRC32 2e6d2642
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename bcdprov.dll
System Windows 7
File size 77824 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 64ced28b03e3febe45f333bbdfdf65ac
SHA1 f63165ad82e683b150d7a626da70cacbb7e7cd01
SHA256 5f1bb0bcf3e25ee87566cd7de2b3a6682fc536dd0c352776b2c730c4a65e0d6a
CRC32 5f32bf04
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename bcdprov.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 67072 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 348b1b4538550706112b7ed8c1bad4be
SHA1 8db95b8e554b1400a510059c6c6733d48d7b394b
SHA256 486fef3c31241dc75e699473dba9df34075bbe783c278e10e7120906375c1a3e
CRC32 dd795c5a
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\