Download and Fix chkwudrv.dll

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

chkwudrv.dll file Search Windows Update for Drivers. 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 chkwudrv.dll related errors on your device. You can also download chkwudrv.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, 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

File info

General information
Filename chkwudrv.dll
File extension DLL
Description Search Windows Update for Drivers
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 chkwudrv.dll file. chkwudrv.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 chkwudrv.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to chkwudrv.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 chkwudrv.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of chkwudrv.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\

If the steps did not solve your chkwudrv.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 chkwudrv.dll
System Windows 10
File size 20992 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 842e28d54787070db29b70c3f25f53a0
SHA1 f4000d7e9eb94c28c95bcd37b62107a183aaafa8
SHA256 76f0d3eb73332c37c857350570d307356bde7c7d5f0b02d4c3bb3ca60d21e015
CRC32 a749e83b
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename chkwudrv.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 19968 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 3420ca26672c31e3c980f51574bf71d0
SHA1 ee146c7f799e2b389cb3f3f08d8e1eb0c6673304
SHA256 16c78aa96a898dce584d8661c225d2d2b1c8942e5d0e4e91d002c1cc460c49af
CRC32 1dbc51df
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename chkwudrv.dll
System Windows 8
File size 19456 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 b9f5e251e155e20595a690d22c8f7dd6
SHA1 82c7a4388c860d59b2507f841280ffa9a1605a1b
SHA256 92d951c66942fe6c1ec5e0da874f19bf4ae5b3bb731d1caae3a0ec7f4726c2d8
CRC32 5697ff56
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename chkwudrv.dll
System Windows 7
File size 22528 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 d259257a3ffbb824ebf6c8f3ba730e30
SHA1 b0d641240eccd7ecfa3bb9867c983697575ef5c3
SHA256 13b0d13a880df3836e7cc05e2890dc881f0f5ac51ceec1d14443dfb77ed81ddb
CRC32 3eafbe76
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\