Download and Fix bootres.dll

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

bootres.dll file Boot Resource 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 bootres.dll related errors on your device. You can also download bootres.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, 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

File info

General information
Filename bootres.dll
File extension DLL
Description Boot Resource Library
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Executable application
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 bootres.dll file. bootres.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 bootres.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to bootres.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 bootres.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\Boot\Resources\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\Boot\Resources\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\Boot\Resources\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\

If the steps did not solve your bootres.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 bootres.dll
System Windows 10
File size 93088 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 f446ddddbd4cf5c81726a115170fc7e4
SHA1 f908da49507fc5a2de54482b90ad58f0534bf40d
SHA256 54a4747b5323ded24c99ee5ca11366cf9ea9a34b12bbced571174f8044b5fbdc
CRC32 f8d2b885
Example file location C:\Windows\Boot\Resources\
Filename bootres.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 18272 bytes
Date 2013-08-22
File details
MD5 c5e90ea029a5c20ff275228f737b8b14
SHA1 8324ebfb3bb2dbc17fcfb00582804bf6bfd9755c
SHA256 1b213fa5bca51e1c533c94816ec99218530c2717e1409d201ddca0a2603926da
CRC32 082bc155
Example file location C:\Windows\Boot\Resources\
Filename bootres.dll
System Windows 8
File size 18160 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 0840cc167d672699ae1e77232dd0069a
SHA1 92925b9d413ec43a7b01d1fc9173aad7b30387c7
SHA256 3853e09524da26dbb21735189e20c5a9afb56966d9ef33c48cb5e774224956ab
CRC32 02330057
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\Boot\Resources\
Filename bootres.dll
System Windows 7
File size 2217856 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 26653d1c26e9e2aa5dd596354ba9faf3
SHA1 30c84b1e3c2b42829b041597c6ac3ec4090c93a3
SHA256 9e6354416c1103fb94441ea347d20646b3788b2afa03982f1c257975e4840c5c
CRC32 f7fc514d
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\