console.dll Troubleshoot and Download

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

console.dll file Control Panel Console Applet. 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 console.dll related errors on your device. You can also download console.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 console.dll
File extension DLL
Description Control Panel Console Applet
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 console.dll file. console.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 console.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to console.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 console.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of console.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 console.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 console.dll
System Windows 10
File size 105472 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 9ec2763f204c7374ebac538e3aaf35b5
SHA1 6f4e55994fc2ad3eb29b9150da5a18ad848581d4
SHA256 9f82715bc6cb98549d3ebad6b06c9c78c3f424961323300ae5a548f9198029ee
CRC32 14ff649d
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename console.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 73728 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 90307a7bacb84e752bd07dd41fea9ceb
SHA1 e2b849d1708de52c09f984f8c939687a1d6fa045
SHA256 9885e423bf4cbb4ebc2cad6f73f650366d847a6ef541c3322c66d0b0bb3ddfaa
CRC32 745e879f
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename console.dll
System Windows 8
File size 74240 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 161dabeaaed46468fc1a24114047f161
SHA1 d372384acc4333a6ef6f53906fc521d9fd28d7a6
SHA256 46ef7347a89696265403122c3e00ac610eea9f4e72229e0cc6a741e40e11c367
CRC32 a9e20211
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename console.dll
System Windows 7
File size 73216 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 12118da04f2e4bc739ce8a6ab24338ea
SHA1 2cde261abbe024f96c0cdb67af3988798700f9e7
SHA256 e94505c7ec80f858ee97fad096cc8b4aae06b278d057236e259f59cc9ce7b2ce
CRC32 ec265b36
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename console.dll
System Windows 7
File size 80896 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 6fa7eb1af7b2275af50c3a4dbb3ea2f3
SHA1 150ef80909eefa5daee73bd172bb78077d70c276
SHA256 960166cc1a07ccc8f9d8f95821cbf7a5a1e20fe3ee185e2b4f20fb0bfbb1b675
CRC32 a8b76697
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename console.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 95744 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 a1f0dd33896a32def25d4a66fcf18f4e
SHA1 2c86f43dc019585e2261346c04847b61cb2c2e69
SHA256 c8c1a44bf54b57d5b7af8d94f18c7a6d0987ced2cf2e9a4e085ba1120b225f05
CRC32 bb0552a7
Example file location ---
Filename console.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 104448 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 c04642a57835aea3d66ae0d896e0f6d1
SHA1 2fe4e870f01f1082089f28bc31818c4603001142
SHA256 8310fe3d838b38645283396255b0d8f935b5e65f6e89430120031fa1def5a6ad
CRC32 2280d50f
Example file location ---
Filename console.dll
System Windows XP
File size 66560 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 be6efa58bb1773c6e46e3286193d5129
SHA1 8c0c0a4fbc0ae34942b1a3cba6578f9f57748815
SHA256 aa6d22301e1b003565d17dbe36f7569b1a74337fe8e86c24153af96baf281d0f
CRC32 eaa0e751
Example file location ---