How to Download and Fix capiprovider.dll?

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

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

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



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


Problems related to capiprovider.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 capiprovider.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of capiprovider.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 capiprovider.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 capiprovider.dll
System Windows 10
File size 54784 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 ec95b3c7ab7b6e5b7bb92eb7e62f12e2
SHA1 cdc91eb0e540d66fd980bf8810e8deee617c98c9
SHA256 2aafd85d1fe84b5d40542fc4441bbb8b4b246d13f97a9a2b68bbedd9810c54d8
CRC32 e71667cf
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename capiprovider.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 53760 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 f4847b94a0c6c3c504a7875077111401
SHA1 04540a7470dca1a47a5725b38afca9dd1488a283
SHA256 625ea5e812910a74d3cd7da083414c432886198e78bc78c66bf785d6c6197934
CRC32 736ad129
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename capiprovider.dll
System Windows 8
File size 51712 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 34cee1a8afb59bca74bf250ca72bdf74
SHA1 568d29d7b8c9b3f26843cf69342bdfbfd7484343
SHA256 cd35e0cbc74c97e0473c46893ab3f22fa3b2ec38f97d264cf60ee928149a96d6
CRC32 299478b3
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename capiprovider.dll
System Windows 7
File size 53760 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 78642f6cc183aef3bca2618444794d4b
SHA1 c2bbbc917b944148024f66040582594fb3c9f1ed
SHA256 346f7fd894c5198e0d84996c1c82e60eff551544d461c71f5a49974e217c249f
CRC32 2b577ee8
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename capiprovider.dll
System Windows 7
File size 48128 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 8bc8bfe6bfe58ff9e4451f5d6552bb92
SHA1 f23d1ae5c0dea9610bad3ee5645a2485e67c1914
SHA256 5ee8ebaa0640bb2f9f6716bc45e38769b27a31800dc629d7cf9cfe5d1409d020
CRC32 0cbee2ec
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\