compobj.dll Informations - Download and Fix

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

compobj.dll file Dynamic Link Library. The file was developed by Microsoft for use with Windows software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of compobj.dll related errors on your device. You can also download compobj.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename compobj.dll
File extension DLL
Type Dynamic Link Library
Description Dynamic Link Library
Software
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
Details
File size 8960
Oldest file 2006-09-18
MIME type application/octet-stream
compobj.dll

There are various types of errors related to compobj.dll file. compobj.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 compobj.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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

compobj.dll

Error

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

OK

Problems related to compobj.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 compobj.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows XP: ---
  • Windows 8.1: ---
  • Windows 7: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your compobj.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 compobj.dll
System Windows 10
File size 8960 bytes
Date 2013-08-22
File details
MD5 9a355b75137e8a5f3c384c999cc6dbbc
SHA1 2be21636f3c2899f1217c289351b106118a5e197
SHA256 126a00e34a6516c0d382a221071ab4084031c2a89ccb6144cab960ce1f86ee2c
CRC32 2b4e36e7
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename compobj.dll
System Windows 8
File size 27792 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 cd91f7b8e44cf4fc5e61359fbc5118c6
SHA1 aa022d220a12179991122c21c335f3cb62fe9916
SHA256 2fd2b51db6db4fba07906ac6f0265cb5a3f78a898c52c9f3c8fea2af1fb1e9ba
CRC32 c1802276
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename compobj.dll
System Windows XP
File size 30160 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 40f9fc896b2ba69fdc04d75e9d00dd01
SHA1 87e14f5fed0020a13c40274d1887366e2e8e7dce
SHA256 0a92d3fe3140fb9934315986b5561567347c072abff6134f8480ad1ede6add91
CRC32 c4500f57
Example file location ---
Filename compobj.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 8960 bytes
Date 2013-08-22
File details
MD5 9a355b75137e8a5f3c384c999cc6dbbc
SHA1 2be21636f3c2899f1217c289351b106118a5e197
SHA256 126a00e34a6516c0d382a221071ab4084031c2a89ccb6144cab960ce1f86ee2c
CRC32 2b4e36e7
Example file location ---
Filename compobj.dll
System Windows 7
File size 27792 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 cd91f7b8e44cf4fc5e61359fbc5118c6
SHA1 aa022d220a12179991122c21c335f3cb62fe9916
SHA256 2fd2b51db6db4fba07906ac6f0265cb5a3f78a898c52c9f3c8fea2af1fb1e9ba
CRC32 c1802276
Example file location ---
Filename compobj.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 27792 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 cd91f7b8e44cf4fc5e61359fbc5118c6
SHA1 aa022d220a12179991122c21c335f3cb62fe9916
SHA256 2fd2b51db6db4fba07906ac6f0265cb5a3f78a898c52c9f3c8fea2af1fb1e9ba
CRC32 c1802276
Example file location ---