How to Download and Fix cfgbkend.dll?

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

cfgbkend.dll file Configuration Backend Interface. 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 cfgbkend.dll related errors on your device. You can also download cfgbkend.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP 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, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename cfgbkend.dll
File extension DLL
Description Configuration Backend Interface
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 cfgbkend.dll file. cfgbkend.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 cfgbkend.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to cfgbkend.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 cfgbkend.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of cfgbkend.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\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your cfgbkend.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 cfgbkend.dll
System Windows 10
File size 64000 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 e0eab28cdebdcddb6c9274f58263e0bb
SHA1 3ca5d1f4a9c673f60a992f368109a3e6c8ce5bb0
SHA256 867e421fd3553bfcfe75bdfc41a92e5e74aa79d32f976dc2d02ea3d94e91e78f
CRC32 2ae87465
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cfgbkend.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 48640 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 51d1b4d51ca08ce7c11ce703b111ec03
SHA1 17f21bab404585d76a84fd8543b54453e3c9a151
SHA256 68c3fe03e152485504f3a45eb6058796ce84ed21b034b96b18aed2194e7109c0
CRC32 538ea2e0
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cfgbkend.dll
System Windows 8
File size 47616 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 52eb6742db255ab3d05441c263c516ef
SHA1 07d5feec0b53bc10b9424ee59db90b566c7f6826
SHA256 c05d33938c03deb7b2307aca257279599d270e73bee8b7e5d025da27cd39164d
CRC32 83e33334
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cfgbkend.dll
System Windows 7
File size 57344 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 2837668c8c607c8fb69112b4ec9c3810
SHA1 5a77b427753beae8a8ee9d078a54d626ce5ad1e2
SHA256 4ae3170a6566edaa0fe9398c4c998ac03d3f0a6c2188e84ba56bcd1b4c20e8c6
CRC32 0e11e01a
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cfgbkend.dll
System Windows 7
File size 48640 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 e62361d6d7eb8488ed0b0b0c19df5718
SHA1 2df455ca678a514df492298e49f1f1e1abb4f14e
SHA256 6ce33cdb9555bdd25cef753b18fc38c06e5e02ee86365c5ebc8efb878c062903
CRC32 809dbd4f
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cfgbkend.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 47104 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 10211a7098ec0abe137e9625e6b75434
SHA1 dc8714fcfb4abff452f8ccc224e81aa7e0bf7eb6
SHA256 61ff4bda8f9296e1f9123e351d90460d98dc128a5942639c51023d46d88b78ed
CRC32 99d83382
Example file location ---
Filename cfgbkend.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 56320 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 989b9d8d7a1de58dd3ad53eae5d608fe
SHA1 3c8e3abc4ea232e13246ab7e62da466070e8622e
SHA256 fb7dd3f92010886122f8f7edd2f358767726824717db8ae73fce75e0829f82ff
CRC32 12410f97
Example file location ---
Filename cfgbkend.dll
System Windows XP
File size 38912 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 aa4a015e2acae6127fdf833f301c1fe4
SHA1 4d67bea176c60ac52389b381f62d1ddaf58fc695
SHA256 c231a9e4758fcdd1d6d73f1af4306671fa91a16428b750cc804aa54579e7ea35
CRC32 ae890d7c
Example file location ---