How to Download and Fix CbsProvider.dll?

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

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

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



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


Problems related to CbsProvider.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 CbsProvider.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\Dism\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\Dism\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\Dism\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Dism\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Dism\

If the steps did not solve your CbsProvider.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 CbsProvider.dll
System Windows 10
File size 638368 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 84824eb87fa8acab34455d5528d92174
SHA1 037eade0c79a3ba691562ebd6d35593c1643e913
SHA256 976b64f6422bf2bbaecc33557dfad9e6856b3ebe87b63a7b919de907f40d4fac
CRC32 15078ac3
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\Dism\
Filename CbsProvider.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 600064 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 d84c3acd123a57d4bafb1714ec481e2d
SHA1 7b39ee0414b3cf9b49d7fc6de7934e4dca91981c
SHA256 9e3f5444cf138fc0c0c0eed5f9c81d9d5166ac9234e060ac14dcab011f7d0e50
CRC32 e6ca7b11
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\Dism\
Filename CbsProvider.dll
System Windows 8
File size 594432 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 0d28b7768da0636524a65b9b6166d0d1
SHA1 9825e88da13bb85c73a9c0c190f378ca73fd8de2
SHA256 a54237d4b54078399e8d34cf5198dbd91ca4825da0de13d3e76a8f849cb853c9
CRC32 f403bf1e
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\Dism\
Filename CbsProvider.dll
System Windows 7
File size 541184 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 66cd52c26f0eea6fc4b6610bc271da2c
SHA1 18979a153d832850dca6e6f5d4552fd4f7e6687b
SHA256 297c6cb6aeaa25b35dd973bd2c323e40a8012238b4ce353f6ceae18b4f105fec
CRC32 2edf2edf
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Dism\
Filename CbsProvider.dll
System Windows 7
File size 762368 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 efcb002abc3529d71b61e6fb6434566c
SHA1 a25aca0fc9a1139f44329b28dc13c526965d311f
SHA256 b641d944428f5b8ffb2fefd4da31c6a15ba84d01130f2712d7b1e71c518805bd
CRC32 d0192edf
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Dism\