CbsApi.dll Informations - Download and Fix

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

CbsApi.dll file Component Based Servicing API 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 CbsApi.dll related errors on your device. You can also download CbsApi.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista 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 Vista

File info

General information
Filename CbsApi.dll
File extension DLL
Description Component Based Servicing API DLL
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 CbsApi.dll file. CbsApi.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 CbsApi.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to CbsApi.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 CbsApi.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\servicing\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\servicing\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\servicing\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\servicing\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\servicing\

If the steps did not solve your CbsApi.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 CbsApi.dll
System Windows 10
File size 32672 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 75e5637118ec7856a9b22e89e77d18cb
SHA1 5a3213ad98d1ea24ad65644b84eb4fb462e4035c
SHA256 212bf99fda9a7d0ff8d7bf49fb058d5207fe0add4bfd0b643b0eb9ba2eebef0b
CRC32 e8c9c58a
Example file location C:\Windows\servicing\
Filename CbsApi.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 19968 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 ab0262af54eac465f784b6fb5e2bc4f4
SHA1 62ec5238d9982b0389ab4fef3be8204e4e8e4819
SHA256 cfa7382dc9e486efa995303fda46d44d78c55b18b414144a4fca3d59e9706c79
CRC32 bc0eb82d
Example file location C:\Windows\servicing\
Filename CbsApi.dll
System Windows 8
File size 20480 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 f1720df60212ba9baa98a542119d69a4
SHA1 7f0a8b378c91d2bb61469957a91af21827cc5e8f
SHA256 eea0986eea9bceb21a71590373a7ea43f8486447c61a1955420257ac8293c399
CRC32 9de5b41a
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\servicing\
Filename CbsApi.dll
System Windows 7
File size 19456 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 d485d1be97777617b186fc8095f58421
SHA1 95844333b914d113969e0687f76db5fae257e6bd
SHA256 6f4947e651d1d8fa4da006ae874e91d5d87813ba84ee71c91ff6f92833b921ff
CRC32 9bc40dc4
Example file location C:\Windows\servicing\
Filename CbsApi.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 16384 bytes
Date 2006-11-02
File details
MD5 8337336020747453ae693cbd73a8fb34
SHA1 4ad78976b244c88400248cc3262c213b352885a3
SHA256 429502894b883266bbe509cc4a07c5b9662cdeca4a5a6cb3a4654a5d4391895a
CRC32 242006e0
Example file location C:\Windows\servicing\