clusapi.dll - How to Fix? Download Now

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

clusapi.dll file Cluster API Library. 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 clusapi.dll related errors on your device. You can also download clusapi.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 clusapi.dll
File extension DLL
Description Cluster API Library
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Executable application
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 clusapi.dll file. clusapi.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 clusapi.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to clusapi.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 clusapi.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of clusapi.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 clusapi.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 clusapi.dll
System Windows 10
File size 681472 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 87c0aeb1b12d107bae3d1fe3142e549d
SHA1 fc5a9ed6db1722df99cb9a26744971b86f68bdf9
SHA256 372c69ddc48c1d36881fa1aa0fbf7bbf18b9c9f72a096403ed92ae7722f62bb7
CRC32 b80d326b
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename clusapi.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 320512 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 fd31543e548b72847408b6827ea8a9d8
SHA1 93aef3208f8315e6c239fd6e2c716b9bde4f1cfd
SHA256 3b9286fa1e30012747200a5caf4edaed8512f62738530fcb3757fd5259106978
CRC32 ce26ed55
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename clusapi.dll
System Windows 8
File size 302080 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 4b9462413dd0d417d0670fff28ea3837
SHA1 76d03f18c2b7570a27b94fe8f0ac97b24f8ffa78
SHA256 7464e682d9bb881d991a855a0747719558fb2a2094f347b3a8e6d069d7da4fd7
CRC32 1a553b9d
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename clusapi.dll
System Windows 7
File size 314368 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 81749e073ac5857b044a686b406e5244
SHA1 9eb2ae2c8508256db1c60ed11fb3c93d58496460
SHA256 3884ee705ca34235b29942feda8fea654a21139b8c2a1d5e009c7d07d6e6adf1
CRC32 393a2aea
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename clusapi.dll
System Windows 7
File size 230912 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 ae9898d5600a232cd8ae3298692162e5
SHA1 7167bc047a609e3154ade9e7f52d4d0f29142803
SHA256 8b94ba9c404b8a21ce023335960e77c73245fb30015161eeff48573ddb7e6922
CRC32 af5f6f5d
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename clusapi.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 243200 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 2bfd160ab9531cd20edc9639eb0cd711
SHA1 2a3c741bdea6c00b80b0b4a688f054d3073936a0
SHA256 eaaca34841f002ee493a2410026844a5f871971e73080d85cf2c43af09678f45
CRC32 dbff3376
Example file location ---
Filename clusapi.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 178176 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 d333058925ce305e39de8d5ad2b52a46
SHA1 8632b01c099f391086e23ba300d88ad261fa5d3f
SHA256 29e40e6dcab4f3559b34a848aeda34b5d436c9167565856451028de25a529edf
CRC32 e89182ef
Example file location ---
Filename clusapi.dll
System Windows XP
File size 58368 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 df82e222578dbe59fcbbd69a02e4c806
SHA1 86c52208e983f9e8c9ee69eed8fbac111696a822
SHA256 0f0cd9dc739500536f252475f84f8ef378428cac7dd9cfcdec676862a20a0c46
CRC32 f3ad311b
Example file location ---