cmiadapter.dll - How to Fix? Download Now

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

cmiadapter.dll file CMI adapter for CSI. 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 cmiadapter.dll related errors on your device. You can also download cmiadapter.dll file compatible with Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename cmiadapter.dll
File extension DLL
Description CMI adapter for CSI
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 cmiadapter.dll file. cmiadapter.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 cmiadapter.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to cmiadapter.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 cmiadapter.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\AdvancedInstallers\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\AdvancedInstallers\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\AdvancedInstallers\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\AdvancedInstallers\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your cmiadapter.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 cmiadapter.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 110080 bytes
Date 2013-08-22
File details
MD5 921caa97dfa1254e9b6356e1d48e81e3
SHA1 a4765175b8c8193281fa727eef02a5efd592e9e9
SHA256 bbf732adc434e421a73aaec0f6090e95f6fc4c2eb76279402a9e159bcacbebc8
CRC32 4b4d1666
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\AdvancedInstallers\
Filename cmiadapter.dll
System Windows 8
File size 103936 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 c270fe054cc7c63e18899b670f7e21fc
SHA1 5dd318c50d9c072caa1fb8c69cc8443b13d62f92
SHA256 3cd688a91db7bd8691d736ae760cd14804c6d3f8cc0dc91a2b594b55bac80ad1
CRC32 b0c92ee1
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\AdvancedInstallers\
Filename cmiadapter.dll
System Windows 7
File size 120320 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 3b75ba5baf7852c3d9de5cf63cbef615
SHA1 13ea646cbd3d9f9fef4072d1c84db2dca7578a40
SHA256 e9925ec1837e573400242a3667dbddb2ee73a0f746c47003bc9fdd0394a5c747
CRC32 74833540
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\AdvancedInstallers\
Filename cmiadapter.dll
System Windows 7
File size 125952 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 e26ac6a459ac9129f7226a6b36824647
SHA1 e9d60424c7602f42d1a6cc1a81418de34229cd6f
SHA256 8e018b7ee579171320a896a133a1d08b6a80a6bd6a5db94aa52825c550a0c6a0
CRC32 96794e44
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\AdvancedInstallers\
Filename cmiadapter.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 119808 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 16d9501d6119a6ab7a10a6118994d216
SHA1 36224a11620ca8e5c7e318a019c75c578bd79351
SHA256 aca82ae71e49bcbdc92fc0ecd6b24bd058e98de1512eaa8d3570c3b5dca82974
CRC32 bc75a66c
Example file location ---
Filename cmiadapter.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 125440 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 89dd48956310cb24aee1b01305df17bd
SHA1 96584184a8b9c718576b62e3f4bd9c345839b228
SHA256 f68cb9f802fdab3151875af7a1d67d662b74c89855bb051b5163b14a665ea9e4
CRC32 c6882a2b
Example file location ---