How to Download and Fix compstui.dll?

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

compstui.dll file Common Property Sheet User Interface DLL. 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 compstui.dll related errors on your device. You can also download compstui.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 compstui.dll
File extension DLL
Description Common Property Sheet User Interface DLL
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 compstui.dll file. compstui.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 compstui.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to compstui.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 compstui.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of compstui.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\SysWOW64\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your compstui.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 compstui.dll
System Windows 10
File size 288768 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 3ca9a69447690a4e6528bdd99f49d65b
SHA1 e7b4e59801faa11ead6fada9b527eed4b607ecc0
SHA256 1d86678445b3491f05f38c3e72cc7a463bffaf0d2c8941900720fe7c58152a7c
CRC32 11720056
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename compstui.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 289280 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 14d2fcfa2d7d9781d7aa167e324e3e8f
SHA1 df65d2c5f4bd8d69eb1ec4c8ce9cb341afdb31bc
SHA256 50068b432e2d4aa1a1eeca592c98c7eb41af6a7a71fa6ae4b5f78ddca483fdb3
CRC32 4d3fdc70
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename compstui.dll
System Windows 8
File size 288768 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 4d40dfea0336abfa45a8b91408cb9505
SHA1 e80ac73a0db630723aef5cd9f66a76279fe1e70c
SHA256 8bcc4b6e8d8d20c8d83ef4d1e707edcf9da161ca3852df59b2712b2d5f311b45
CRC32 5a865862
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename compstui.dll
System Windows 7
File size 276480 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 765a886e3e0557e5a66d95bcfbd0f3ac
SHA1 16986722db03e9b7c144b93f80fc4ab2940176a6
SHA256 8bfe13473234c88aa0a4fb1c91467d5d93bd23eca4b420a571902cc11537052e
CRC32 f969fd04
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename compstui.dll
System Windows 7
File size 302080 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 cda59c183b3db8cf35380836add74aad
SHA1 433bda2e6bc56d9341e339a0fc0ebbdf43eb31d6
SHA256 a66044a00d99e28d39290d8a2e915cb13360b6916880ff07f6004dcf37ae14a2
CRC32 4beb8c73
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename compstui.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 276480 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 af2caaaf1e82c14f37f5bd7d1e6e18e1
SHA1 d21423b043e3a7b0ae560ee0d883007754457aeb
SHA256 55b3675e074fac0d6fa9acab98d6a49a5ec01846aa970ee2813f8a85cd137533
CRC32 e063dac3
Example file location ---
Filename compstui.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 297984 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 e5a2a9dc53e0f12ae4409ab32daa54a7
SHA1 58d5e7c5546828310c68ab8cc627e341b34c3573
SHA256 72008d9515f9216b63a6a1329ec9dbdad2e4025bbce252062f0538cdfc2f0075
CRC32 3660b736
Example file location ---
Filename compstui.dll
System Windows XP
File size 229376 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 f3daa4dd728761e1acacd1d17c6c3c93
SHA1 3f1c344baba7b8dbb4fa9c17cc3a83ba8cda0a07
SHA256 b0d8c2b99e698eae981d049ee1f4d68e2aa3b88df09a1af56afaba3cefa52df0
CRC32 a8da35c0
Example file location ---