Fix cryptsvc.dll Errors

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

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

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



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


Problems related to cryptsvc.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 cryptsvc.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of cryptsvc.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 cryptsvc.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 cryptsvc.dll
System Windows 10
File size 76288 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 0d07554863af7395e17e0e36e9d439d9
SHA1 ab952142d4f34331adc4fe2d389250c849f73f54
SHA256 6ad4eb36c9bc9a70078cbdae3af1a393e02a9cfe0b96727579b5104800c9fcc9
CRC32 17d76d71
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cryptsvc.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 65536 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 d1f1b56b11fa7104d7ac865d7ded97c8
SHA1 2a3d344a72f2bd8bbf802b0695f2a431bc40a690
SHA256 76414c8d9a86d4471430b7eea28c339f5bb0c63ac7c0d44fcadaa22b1295db36
CRC32 6132527e
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cryptsvc.dll
System Windows 8
File size 51712 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 42eae3259f8f39c7e22d0f385dbfada9
SHA1 4beb2bef5ed73feeb46a0d0bc47127c514a6d024
SHA256 953978fbb9848a1bebe318fe3da4939f6cf7b9001fc780aa83b64f86de91b7d7
CRC32 9154850a
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cryptsvc.dll
System Windows 7
File size 177152 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 15597883fbe9b056f276ada3ad87d9af
SHA1 53cf54713b4edeba3e317711e6a0157725f66e81
SHA256 b347e0b11228e38313c59c8ed984253a8a1ff482ed137cf5f488c4afd6b08857
CRC32 31db95db
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cryptsvc.dll
System Windows 7
File size 136192 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 a585bebf7d054bd9618eda0922d5484a
SHA1 ca1aa22bc8a58602064b818580cb1a571e006b6f
SHA256 340df730e88f8b6a4ef542f620eba2a720546afab4dffa00f066b7610a1026c5
CRC32 3c8054a1
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cryptsvc.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 166912 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 18918613e63f387cde4d95ca7d49dcf7
SHA1 b1e1780f818be2a2d0629980cd40c4641a71df0e
SHA256 ae2e35b183e4d517b6ce4e83b850b892e852a2e96d2488254675ec416ea57f75
CRC32 9cf69a29
Example file location ---
Filename cryptsvc.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 129024 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 fb27772beaf8e1d28ccd825c09da939b
SHA1 0a68792f7d04eb3c3760fb59e370514b10ea288b
SHA256 d074a314fb3e6b2248f2db0a734b98a110f618804449e055b4178bf414826982
CRC32 ef682d08
Example file location ---
Filename cryptsvc.dll
System Windows XP
File size 62464 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 3d4e199942e29207970e04315d02ad3b
SHA1 592be5153e92d5f398ffad0e76cc23234e521d08
SHA256 0825960894cf9c86cc8775bdd2a262948a09ca495aa7fe9f210faf49e7086383
CRC32 318d49e2
Example file location ---