How to Repair comres.dll? Download Now

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

comres.dll file COM+ Resources. 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 comres.dll related errors on your device. You can also download comres.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 comres.dll
File extension DLL
Description COM+ Resources
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 comres.dll file. comres.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 comres.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to comres.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 comres.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of comres.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\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your comres.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 comres.dll
System Windows 10
File size 1295360 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 fb84ec5688a3659e616ec69b4c0bba85
SHA1 a5748bd672b41b6f337b89802174ec5ae574a23c
SHA256 4bf582f7f512a262b8e2d2b0b2a97313c89428b4d77d9465f533816a70f696b1
CRC32 0dbd4c28
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename comres.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 1297408 bytes
Date 2013-08-22
File details
MD5 f8c7b75071cc368dd0f861647395fd65
SHA1 0d19e3dc1f55d198ae24280eac3d75b3e9f90ae3
SHA256 ef594134f3128045d99a5557f898197ff7a6f4be33385cce3464179a4a232881
CRC32 2c74a9f1
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename comres.dll
System Windows 8
File size 1297408 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 f2b5552fd50aa3fe2bedb53679e4376c
SHA1 08f90091284ca4df63bdb508df3212b23eb64c90
SHA256 682012e66a766a2febbf62b441929616756ef22b15a4b63ae3617d0ccc316823
CRC32 9b8506ee
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename comres.dll
System Windows 7
File size 1297408 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 1a47d52e303b7543e4e6026595b95422
SHA1 82d53204aece29fa3ce5e9cb2243b2afb2f3fdb2
SHA256 c577cd3837546a7ced5d2e8e97fa2edaca133b4a8595770ef96cae519bfe280f
CRC32 050b129d
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename comres.dll
System Windows 7
File size 1297408 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 808d8a8b2a3074002852bc856d419576
SHA1 1dfe6aff652dac20a00ba277585dc19c8ef46630
SHA256 1afdeaad071d398f4663e82d58510abc0a30048018866c59ab53d3ecb6e6d349
CRC32 ce060c54
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename comres.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 1291264 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 4211249955af9133e2e357cc92b54dfd
SHA1 b2f121782f01ff1f7c4fffe297ccb3d1eb1f7494
SHA256 5868f1b809783723c45d3a60dc6b2a21c216e9329d131b282a5851e38603df55
CRC32 e75512c8
Example file location ---
Filename comres.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 1291264 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 ddee5fe5c3c3141ce02de6b7b2bf686b
SHA1 9a61340685916f3763591399df04362ce459cab1
SHA256 346fd885e1a5448d966829b2bf6b265e3feaf16ffd6a9fca757827e29a1af802
CRC32 6ad57b60
Example file location ---
Filename comres.dll
System Windows XP
File size 792064 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 1280a158c722fa95a80fb7aebe78fa7d
SHA1 eda8c030913d048cda82aeb6066be39e005ce0f1
SHA256 9b6e8158e581500c5c417f6453a6414901020123d34fdbc04289750e8b072538
CRC32 4c0b97d5
Example file location ---