Troubleshoot CbsMsg.dll Errors and Download File

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

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

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



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


Problems related to CbsMsg.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 CbsMsg.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of CbsMsg.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 CbsMsg.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 CbsMsg.dll
System Windows 10
File size 49568 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 bf5213ec07e5ef6c03f8f94cf6bc17d8
SHA1 5ad21ec761f7dd3ff25dba91543e769533088395
SHA256 96de60d495f3742660dc8a65f0626ff922acce62ee732c5f6d3cb24f54c31fed
CRC32 ffa7951b
Example file location C:\Windows\servicing\
Filename CbsMsg.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 43520 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 59ee4c82cbd77f5f410ab7d482c874d3
SHA1 e33ae43b70816a6dbc16463bdf9d6f41eea94355
SHA256 ae57a25356c48c66742bbf1a6f4935be7bce1c71d9e24f53af50c4f072edb9a4
CRC32 a4a35665
Example file location C:\Windows\servicing\
Filename CbsMsg.dll
System Windows 8
File size 41472 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 4b805e20ee9dc7897ad390459cd06d34
SHA1 e247d98766cb828cab7af3319d87563367490640
SHA256 ba4d807351954000c192fb0125575bfd2f95134c2a68f1b4c7791bbfac820b0d
CRC32 dfe2c76a
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\servicing\
Filename CbsMsg.dll
System Windows 7
File size 28672 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 da962e6301c2b887f545da88beb8d5d5
SHA1 f5d9270beb08ceb9010c5f751b5683959dfebf7b
SHA256 e2683cfc1ae9a081048e265abcfc7b5af4e92ae6aad82da4ecd612e625cce05b
CRC32 ba755023
Example file location C:\Windows\servicing\
Filename CbsMsg.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 22016 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 0dd4f74d6543d65750928a3452825a77
SHA1 aff439eff2b00b2c8c7739c2548fb3a0822aa766
SHA256 d662cb423afb68ee1a2ba75dc938b2b8d6eb0d2417144822eafd40e9472132d6
CRC32 6ba2c59c
Example file location C:\Windows\servicing\