How to Download and Fix BioCredProv.dll?

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

BioCredProv.dll file WinBio Credential 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 BioCredProv.dll related errors on your device. You can also download BioCredProv.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 BioCredProv.dll
File extension DLL
Description WinBio Credential 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 BioCredProv.dll file. BioCredProv.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 BioCredProv.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to BioCredProv.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 BioCredProv.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of BioCredProv.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 BioCredProv.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 BioCredProv.dll
System Windows 10
File size 250880 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 20012d018259e7c823af3acff3a4ca1e
SHA1 6f6f45f4e69813ed7398f0d51173127016735d58
SHA256 72b0275da81082f2c8a92bcfe5975ce739f3a523e72dccffea123565c3c84f91
CRC32 448fbe31
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename BioCredProv.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 264192 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 08b39777a2068282a79c97eea3120f23
SHA1 f133cd80814b3824292ab1f7817af4ea34ad9167
SHA256 be8eb75e9d8d05e3618c4ef400a7af7ad7cba703dbd505f422b1972ce5c8fad2
CRC32 9c71d091
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename BioCredProv.dll
System Windows 8
File size 138240 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 8243b0f9e5fe740ccd78511f0f126daa
SHA1 6782ec6008b4479579d6c2bbbb538e2105e53af7
SHA256 bcf31f9e463a5c96ceb9662e6b6d4015bb611d10b5176174bc03ec0cc981f347
CRC32 ee47a91f
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename BioCredProv.dll
System Windows 7
File size 190976 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 bf352e73615f5461aa6884472435a544
SHA1 8769e5b86f046c4e582994cbc1ffec553aaa54c1
SHA256 4b059e79325c5f08cd6fbbe6352e17adb64b9608cc9edb36a2df4d148060c309
CRC32 20868b74
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename BioCredProv.dll
System Windows 7
File size 171520 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 e59f08ed9d2a128ce436bbfc232247f6
SHA1 4b30bf11e45c999da46abdbe34783912869c2795
SHA256 9cd690c1b7cb6ca59f6ab2752a5af2fc5a057ccbda4166900f0ac68296972060
CRC32 57c32604
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\