cic.dll - How to Fix? Download Now

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

cic.dll file CIC - MMC controls for Taskpad. 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 cic.dll related errors on your device. You can also download cic.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 cic.dll
File extension DLL
Description CIC - MMC controls for Taskpad
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 cic.dll file. cic.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 cic.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to cic.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 cic.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of cic.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 cic.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 cic.dll
System Windows 10
File size 159744 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 a2ea8e7d8000ba934c0f6e6d1484389b
SHA1 270f69fe76e85abb4bd41e656bfd38a4a502e7ec
SHA256 26df85fac59363d8b8553a9ee428c24e57d339be0540e69c4b24c4a354bd2fc3
CRC32 10ec7ab9
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cic.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 163328 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 2378c9c160491139deb4f36794c4c2f4
SHA1 6a56e921c841d545fdc0b1fdd95ec55fc6b60de0
SHA256 6085cef3eeabb54216dbf64b8f402c02fd1f8688f1341a2779897ba0236cd3c4
CRC32 44966422
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cic.dll
System Windows 8
File size 156672 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 d552dc35d8d60a21303560ea3ba56fb6
SHA1 c42c8e07505a0058c6b5e9d88a3f605c7b33dbc5
SHA256 1d91d7ab7d8c2bb1d12f5f86bb0585a967df94e37f9c36c55d97b9be6976beef
CRC32 c843e404
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cic.dll
System Windows 7
File size 211968 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 deafc2716ef0d6bc981f48d4b6b545f1
SHA1 3908120dd7d2af94f4b5c1f0a658fc4efde6e24e
SHA256 b4c25e47829051e367ebc588f070cbb4ae91cbd993ede89b1678f11e0b181dd2
CRC32 acbc9443
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cic.dll
System Windows 7
File size 172544 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 e5f76be6c98e8b63b1044f9e335d80b7
SHA1 9ca700383ffcd7c4d6997da8d2c96e71ac4b4c58
SHA256 96ad1e647c6bfc8992d00c5b40b4f28926741a9c8cc165589325206c826bf6f6
CRC32 daeda203
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cic.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 171520 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 1fa026c5208d0568f0d069387222b058
SHA1 05c9256695c59eb71f72eeabf4230aca3f66659c
SHA256 8d137648121e370d84709eecddff8b6ee4f8bcf29b9fa1363612a7b56185933c
CRC32 5d53eb60
Example file location ---
Filename cic.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 206848 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 22b5c011410453f6634aaf9acd055886
SHA1 bd7e85d072bbb7d3235f14bf3269a61b38f7c7ff
SHA256 7cb5d38c135a27070a0da08e2589e63d44d9e0d9a3d21794bf687b8bc8fa378b
CRC32 d3c5356f
Example file location ---
Filename cic.dll
System Windows XP
File size 148480 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 6de1a72468603b6ea37c29df343f42e9
SHA1 5c9c3f928d2049282651f17d454f62f78e337940
SHA256 310b9e55b5e8e41f000de83654b28142ca1076d3e1a1a9273559e0a39fc619fb
CRC32 8049c3d3
Example file location ---