How to Repair CntrtextInstaller.DLL? Download Now

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

CntrtextInstaller.DLL file Performance Counter Installer Plug-in. 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 CntrtextInstaller.DLL related errors on your device. You can also download CntrtextInstaller.DLL file compatible with Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, 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 Vista

File info

General information
Filename CntrtextInstaller.DLL
File extension DLL
Description Performance Counter Installer Plug-in
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 CntrtextInstaller.DLL file. CntrtextInstaller.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 CntrtextInstaller.DLL file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to CntrtextInstaller.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 CntrtextInstaller.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.

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace CntrtextInstaller.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 CntrtextInstaller.DLL file.

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

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

If the steps did not solve your CntrtextInstaller.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 CntrtextInstaller.DLL
System Windows 8.1
File size 125952 bytes
Date 2013-08-22
File details
MD5 d44249062a9b1fad3fd56d4a657f2c4b
SHA1 3084939f110fc84a77f937f4e62d0afe93eff5b8
SHA256 7414477670cc958c782b09c64e66af753cd4ef95c92ab5c33acc887b69c3df3d
CRC32 e5daf2b0
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\AdvancedInstallers\
Filename CntrtextInstaller.DLL
System Windows 8
File size 139776 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 053ae26df2b4c54b12b0ef6553e21904
SHA1 174cba7624a76acf36482c83f3ee9afb294425fd
SHA256 9d7aa7bfcf38543af82b20095015823926c245627fe645e9735d61c3ad9d5acc
CRC32 515bafdc
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\AdvancedInstallers\
Filename CntrtextInstaller.DLL
System Windows 7
File size 170496 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 eb82709b3c30e727f40bc0c2e56c6d97
SHA1 bad749483b9d034ec33e4d5a772249e230bb7174
SHA256 ed5fc75482cb48ab1990b5c0601c883d9e7eebfcba7e9fa2d7189b38eb3e851a
CRC32 80ad77ff
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\AdvancedInstallers\
Filename CntrtextInstaller.DLL
System Windows Vista
File size 271872 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 f15d7fdcfa08dc3148fc8b5c630753cf
SHA1 1099b353c7361c759b3865ecd80a9e0fdbc25904
SHA256 6c7a67730d770caebfd057a85760c5bbca1f7d2570c5ca632527bfa23caaf444
CRC32 f9912e9f
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\AdvancedInstallers\