Download cryptsp.dll to Fix Errors

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

cryptsp.dll file Cryptographic Service Provider API. 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 cryptsp.dll related errors on your device. You can also download cryptsp.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7 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

File info

General information
Filename cryptsp.dll
File extension DLL
Description Cryptographic Service Provider API
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 cryptsp.dll file. cryptsp.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 cryptsp.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to cryptsp.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 cryptsp.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of cryptsp.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\

If the steps did not solve your cryptsp.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 cryptsp.dll
System Windows 10
File size 67760 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 513263cbdf1657c0950f74fd4753afc2
SHA1 4b0da6be671d41e02bedf1312ea5fc28a1f24a9b
SHA256 8bd892c5c23f9539fab80e948439c15abf6b230dc131e9496aa5bcabb6c685b0
CRC32 59d42f91
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cryptsp.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 96032 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 c2c308c63f9bb7901554df815b4556ad
SHA1 4e7efbf4f2ea1026d71b06aff039d92991e695cc
SHA256 3feb6147672d9f79eb76ebd45447f81e14cebe5dc21edba5f38dcf2c36f50c48
CRC32 1c925153
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cryptsp.dll
System Windows 8
File size 92672 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 7d20883f79ff846aee49678238be8a7a
SHA1 40682f51ac554744fa315589a8f212433eae75b6
SHA256 b0c8752aa25fa32e4d313c041bc9869fc076e971abccf14cfcbf685f47b0456d
CRC32 bc56d324
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cryptsp.dll
System Windows 7
File size 78848 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 7321f18d1f820612ed0e9f2d4b578a7e
SHA1 42cc9671399b63a2846904052d447691b0f4743d
SHA256 612bd7de1dfbd100bd6acb37a38565d88c39842d990d296b9b8e1fb75c3a94e7
CRC32 e5db6010
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename cryptsp.dll
System Windows 7
File size 79872 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 d0c2fbb6d97416b0166478fc7ae2b212
SHA1 e290bdf2312ac30a4e9f2a96d7c84714eee84899
SHA256 7eab6c37f0a845e645ca44cc060ac6c56e386c7ef7a64716c6786c9602ad8c9d
CRC32 501c26bf
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\