Download blackbox.dll to Fix Errors

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

blackbox.dll file BlackBox 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 blackbox.dll related errors on your device. You can also download blackbox.dll file compatible with Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename blackbox.dll
File extension DLL
Description BlackBox DLL
Program Microsoft® DRM
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 blackbox.dll file. blackbox.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 blackbox.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to blackbox.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 blackbox.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 8: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\

If the steps did not solve your blackbox.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 blackbox.dll
System Windows 8
File size 664576 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 72d9f9675b63dc71ac19dfe33eec18ee
SHA1 d4c02536e630c3f1d1a11da6865081adbd26f813
SHA256 3de5741d79e2568cc3faeb6bc85106fcc935b2826a18eb20f065bcca6707a1b8
CRC32 ae491072
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename blackbox.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 542720 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 02f0be91b0f2b1c30f6f48334f47d625
SHA1 3bcceb527252e1865f1f08e381f4b5b46e0545ae
SHA256 89ebe0297081fc99a0769e216bf793c8ce1208204c754c5bf4777efa439c9719
CRC32 0c8d8957
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename blackbox.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 616448 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 89ca6d83dcb5d41fbf4d23be5343f8a8
SHA1 c4087992793abf3cb6e86ce6c8150402c2613a89
SHA256 6a73234ca32cb2c04cc8de6037a429e74170e7467d19415f19f8e118f76b23dc
CRC32 e064438f
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\