How to Download and Fix bcryptprimitives.dll?

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

bcryptprimitives.dll file Windows Cryptographic Primitives Library. 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 bcryptprimitives.dll related errors on your device. You can also download bcryptprimitives.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7 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

File info

General information
Filename bcryptprimitives.dll
File extension DLL
Description Windows Cryptographic Primitives Library
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 bcryptprimitives.dll file. bcryptprimitives.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 bcryptprimitives.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to bcryptprimitives.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 bcryptprimitives.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.

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

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

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

If the steps did not solve your bcryptprimitives.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 bcryptprimitives.dll
System Windows 10
File size 354360 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 c0b019f0e830717a91b04559e9972246
SHA1 c821c6768f5795f8e34fb3b952e9479a88e776fb
SHA256 67e03b1c111053f12413622100c194c7c2765ad6d475237bd166a82545530d45
CRC32 d7dccbfe
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename bcryptprimitives.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 340848 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 a20ececfc71c4efe0cb745df11174179
SHA1 2772637fdd918888551049babc0f64b237a0f8cd
SHA256 1ac3e6931c5913b37d244c42ef77edaddc229cf46e77e704bb25097a4279ee55
CRC32 fdd9c17a
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename bcryptprimitives.dll
System Windows 8
File size 331952 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 7dfc3fcd0d5b7fc2f60c344bb384607c
SHA1 554b790ade7226c878c0e0797f3f248e228e355a
SHA256 b034a9b7d348c4c438f50e0a5616c2f538f29c6b520c74f17a7154ff2819acea
CRC32 41d62201
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename bcryptprimitives.dll
System Windows 7
File size 298104 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 d6c7780a364c6bbacfa796bab9f1b374
SHA1 15236c349be131790d21a63550d725cc62b1bf13
SHA256 3b5ed1a030bfd0bb73d4ffcd67a6a0b8501ef70293f223efaa12f430adf270f9
CRC32 474d8dbc
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename bcryptprimitives.dll
System Windows 7
File size 249680 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 e8449fe262d7406bcb2ac2a45c53ec5f
SHA1 f76bb1b4d0ad47f68f8381281f87839304c252ea
SHA256 6c118c9fb26404d1943824cf3990f36e12986547ffacb7cc0df975a913065d78
CRC32 916bc3a3
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\