cimwin32.dll Informations - Download and Fix

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing cimwin32.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 cimwin32.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

cimwin32.dll file WMI Win32 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 cimwin32.dll related errors on your device. You can also download cimwin32.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, 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 Vista, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename cimwin32.dll
File extension DLL
Description WMI Win32 Provider
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 cimwin32.dll file. cimwin32.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 cimwin32.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • cimwin32.dll is corrupted
  • cimwin32.dll cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - cimwin32.dll
  • cimwin32.dll file error
  • cimwin32.dll file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register cimwin32.dll file:
  • cimwin32.dll file could not be loaded
  • cimwin32.dll file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because cimwin32.dll file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to cimwin32.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 cimwin32.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.

cimwin32.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 cimwin32.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 cimwin32.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 cimwin32.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 cimwin32.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the cimwin32.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 cimwin32.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 cimwin32.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 cimwin32.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace cimwin32.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 cimwin32.dll file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of cimwin32.dll file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
  • Windows 7: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
  • Windows Vista: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your cimwin32.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 cimwin32.dll
System Windows 10
File size 1514496 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 e789d1cc26d4c0ac48136c67e79c24ea
SHA1 bd58e26feb76f32250360f5bed8bbf09f14887ef
SHA256 bf9bf1f160facdcc1ccf6de38e0d19d0106ddc253a66eadd934818f3a73d25b8
CRC32 9ef45c0f
Example file location C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
Filename cimwin32.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 1470464 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 a4ff4d761950729f106584ac87f9afb1
SHA1 aed2cc4a328e154f44e80efa2970792506eb79a5
SHA256 03ca91be05fc916560716c0a5e76495ff3a2bf31b2d77856989129cff62aa53b
CRC32 ff0a720a
Example file location C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
Filename cimwin32.dll
System Windows 8
File size 1505280 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 c23377b66723abeae6dfb1878029404c
SHA1 afdd71c1d5f28157f67e285fcda74d1486515dab
SHA256 aeeccd312f4f31d1ac37a2b47c4b0dc6c06d3023e789d9397c8554bdc7a9f133
CRC32 99614755
Example file location 1: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
Filename cimwin32.dll
System Windows 7
File size 2058240 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 6607c2182c6a53ed983813afe2f85768
SHA1 1866a455c5bd01a6c07460c2ac99945d4236720f
SHA256 fc9e718abc4e0fbc7b0dd145f9c377a1800a7776ad832ab645796e13b1e15a1f
CRC32 50f4d67c
Example file location C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
Filename cimwin32.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 2082816 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 376fad0bd6e157205c8144d23a66493d
SHA1 a0029a7b109c6ddb7040cc7495bb9f58f4fe4507
SHA256 f2f3d6780aae65b788d12ac04ecb2355d45ed249f30cbf813eb078d9ef2a9249
CRC32 9dd25146
Example file location C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
Filename cimwin32.dll
System Windows XP
File size 1358848 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 e837fdbb92e9873e538395b623f45462
SHA1 a26be37286ac71a9e69c190b6d7d4082a87e0ccb
SHA256 e00d9f1471d9bde7e53a5f8359b6f3b1606a432d4e94ab6b2a6898ab48e6751b
CRC32 1f1434bc
Example file location ---