cmicryptinstall.dll Informations - Download and Fix

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

cmicryptinstall.dll file Installers for cryptographic elements of CMI objects. 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 cmicryptinstall.dll related errors on your device. You can also download cmicryptinstall.dll file compatible with Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

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

File info

General information
Filename cmicryptinstall.dll
File extension DLL
Description Installers for cryptographic elements of CMI objects
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 cmicryptinstall.dll file. cmicryptinstall.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 cmicryptinstall.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to cmicryptinstall.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 cmicryptinstall.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\

If the steps did not solve your cmicryptinstall.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 cmicryptinstall.dll
System Windows 7
File size 82944 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 2ab2a4d42bda631b4ee91af777bf4ed3
SHA1 03e34bb552b16a41fef53ce4323883b71b8ffd68
SHA256 64c3144f0a92a4a8c187cfdf0e04a2cd9365bdd125c32a3062e2440892c2f522
CRC32 c004c15c
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cmicryptinstall.dll
System Windows 7
File size 64512 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 37bf4b3fae41a654fe8b1530d0dc167b
SHA1 1f9d5e66f2ec8ce86aa78f8b5129a459a5f38845
SHA256 95a5248e336f14a694fe040ce3d362562291ddc8b414958e6df63e5a86fb28f4
CRC32 a330ef01
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cmicryptinstall.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 64512 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 1ee1ab885df48ee50d6f27866e0fc5b2
SHA1 512bcf0398b4f64897935dbc2308eb763eaf7e90
SHA256 470683c1a0155220dc79cae9bbff469eef37ab8bafddf42eb98dd76f3a931839
CRC32 3fab139f
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename cmicryptinstall.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 82944 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 e95c7850ee9b4f112d236ff435feb96f
SHA1 5a068752b04b89fb1ca98e80201873af9fcc2675
SHA256 99b70a370ecc6f46617d819e2022dd6f6650095690184436ce371e2601259531
CRC32 5eac8c3d
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\