Download and Fix cscomp.dll

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

cscomp.dll file Dynamic Link Library. The file was developed by Microsoft for use with Windows software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of cscomp.dll related errors on your device. You can also download cscomp.dll file compatible with Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename cscomp.dll
File extension DLL
Type Dynamic Link Library
Description Dynamic Link Library
Program Windows 7
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 7
File size 1160008
Oldest file 2009-04-11
Latest file 2010-11-21

There are various types of errors related to cscomp.dll file. cscomp.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 cscomp.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to cscomp.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 cscomp.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of cscomp.dll file example directory paths.

  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\

If the steps did not solve your cscomp.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 cscomp.dll
System Windows 7
File size 1983304 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 17ed2224666f6f65f8054d84a3839e71
SHA1 f7b108a6bec5009cec043ee041340d5efef46807
SHA256 d65091b61b34ac47d54e12c7a1db8377e00d11b461ac2ae560f1be2bf50d35b8
CRC32 56cd89f2
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\
Filename cscomp.dll
System Windows 7
File size 1160008 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 c1b5307377c98f87e0152c44e9ff8dee
SHA1 5f2729e83009c39373d3e76d64e081c88da8391a
SHA256 e4b8cacdd50a9a6457708e3d15ddfa3cf23b444582fd37ba50444b53802ff0c7
CRC32 ad625481
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\
Filename cscomp.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 1160000 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 14b1af40195cf5db586f39387a77afb6
SHA1 c4554598af1dad381551f7a2dcf28e0f69954731
SHA256 db02b2d0fea9225f8f6e2cb46321acfdbc92fcdc81a7ef692b42ef9a6e5bc6ca
CRC32 24f2da8b
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\
Filename cscomp.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 1982792 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 d7132786027bf58df0d9ee49c9a3b9a0
SHA1 4453018384a9e93224ab5838e87f33d5ced98e00
SHA256 5913a19dc2ded7dc79682d54047b4ab8d1bafd4dcf28017e4854289468bd6f96
CRC32 da7aad52
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\