Troubleshoot cewmdm.dll Errors and Download File

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

cewmdm.dll file Windows CE WMDM Service 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 cewmdm.dll related errors on your device. You can also download cewmdm.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename cewmdm.dll
File extension DLL
Description Windows CE WMDM Service Provider
Program Windows Media Device Manager
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Dynamic link library
System Windows NT 32-bit
Copyrights (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Character set Unicode
Language cod English (U.S.)

There are various types of errors related to cewmdm.dll file. cewmdm.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 cewmdm.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to cewmdm.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 cewmdm.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\

If the steps did not solve your cewmdm.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 cewmdm.dll
System Windows 10
File size 234496 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 cf3e6df38426e3ac2a6cba3d40aa0cfc
SHA1 58673470ff75bb7704e84982d56be50485903080
SHA256 686de4b53468e4b0471297cdd796a44d2f4ecfc6f4eedb7571e383d7b7c48ac6
CRC32 4c72063f
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cewmdm.dll
System Windows 8
File size 219648 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 5dad1db3a2f19b271aa8586b34cc821b
SHA1 113d9a963cc0f7b6f85aafd09346e69ce3463234
SHA256 52320e04e602d2a21b239d4c503edfc40ececcac789e4ccd830602111411a029
CRC32 c623c06a
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cewmdm.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 225792 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 83adc95272b048dfd1563e0ea0f269fb
SHA1 e7803fde10b8fe699c2e87c4938f21ef0be0d120
SHA256 65c90e554fd3e383bde17d622c8723b5ba37e79ae3de73d6b3dcbcd5ed188bd2
CRC32 b2c99d61
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename cewmdm.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 259584 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 d44d1a35842eef114b6886bc6cb575b3
SHA1 63beb3e5a6567d2152196910edb338d9887d6d52
SHA256 4ac78af013421bb05250cdd54ac0427fc2e51d0c36c59637085b6e701dc89097
CRC32 208ff579
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\