Repair and Download BOOTVID.DLL Now

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

BOOTVID.DLL file VGA Boot Driver. 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 BOOTVID.DLL related errors on your device. You can also download BOOTVID.DLL file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP 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, Windows Vista, Windows XP

File info

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

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



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


Problems related to BOOTVID.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 BOOTVID.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.

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace BOOTVID.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 BOOTVID.DLL file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of BOOTVID.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\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your BOOTVID.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

System Windows 10
File size 23968 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 215e105c433e3f13d219227f078d0af6
SHA1 24b65f3c4b0b9984a8b0839f0c9bc9f3ca0480e2
SHA256 625b1f54ab07a94fef96734897e07415b00ade734efcaef4e7d0c781c0f3a959
CRC32 903c3b84
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
System Windows 8.1
File size 23904 bytes
Date 2013-08-22
File details
MD5 370484ce6ccb033b692988034b100946
SHA1 98e16552a4dc601d6d33db2647b33b55063f323d
SHA256 1b3ef6d911aafdb05e77549a68f0c0053d4c7ed15d58166f12473915c603d683
CRC32 5fc7c9d1
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
System Windows 8
File size 24304 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 9dae1361f357634ed868f5aa852cb6c8
SHA1 7ca36efd68742212ade9faf8a115337d14373cc4
SHA256 d951a9f28391b71d12651b184e30dc920ffa6028763780935a2f3048abeb9d29
CRC32 7efa8c1e
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
System Windows 7
File size 23120 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 b1dadc050c697c6371590389edf89a95
SHA1 23695af3889396a45eb3ecd99e736037cf8ec8fa
SHA256 b3c78ee0c1027eb62dc32e6889f0c146fd1299a4731a9afad43f54af66ebd558
CRC32 a5e7cd6c
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
System Windows 7
File size 21584 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 d5037b4c527ab5069c48c9c09a12756d
SHA1 5ab3af7f38843dc85d7ce6995fa4e56aa8d4f443
SHA256 83c19c2f82cb8e2f71084ddfa331b6a5068b17b17af845ea781d28b61ff99b29
CRC32 e0071d3f
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
System Windows Vista
File size 25656 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 83dc2213fe958c87f9094b1c386eb2b7
SHA1 b913a2c2e97ed98e8d4a7caec68181d53fba48fc
SHA256 0a4aeb42dfdffd2cdaa6aa981e77be9c6a81b6bb21023e6e5b37a4c0e68bbca8
CRC32 8a9f4f5a
Example file location ---
System Windows XP
File size 12288 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 cc306bf581446d5e443eae5b3bb900f0
SHA1 7c5d1b89aa52db0b8cf9a2e4e6a743baf0668885
SHA256 6e56fa2ba516249bda138bf68a2d0e8e0a237cae016de5091b923504b2921160
CRC32 7aafd23c
Example file location ---