Troubleshoot cscsvc.dll Errors and Download File

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

cscsvc.dll file CSC Service DLL. 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 cscsvc.dll related errors on your device. You can also download cscsvc.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista 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 Vista

File info

General information
Filename cscsvc.dll
File extension DLL
Description CSC Service DLL
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Executable application
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 cscsvc.dll file. cscsvc.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 cscsvc.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to cscsvc.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 cscsvc.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of cscsvc.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 Vista: C:\Windows\System32\

If the steps did not solve your cscsvc.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 cscsvc.dll
System Windows 10
File size 606720 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 479872e4e48c80038c78b8002c895082
SHA1 94acbac7a46bee67fe62ec1c83c6bbd758f822d0
SHA256 326d525e298ffa1de7d40ef8a28dece75f16a2742fd757b44070c9fa723065dd
CRC32 6f69ce0b
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cscsvc.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 666624 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 99f01254a2714ede532e43a1190b4f25
SHA1 7cf0bf138d89dfebeb68bb667a62387f67bd399c
SHA256 75f4f11b16ac68c1823cdfa84803f218577cd75bd15c576c750f74277118d210
CRC32 53382c15
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cscsvc.dll
System Windows 8
File size 583680 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 a36c84bac3128a6a3f41136a6ed426b1
SHA1 f3c1c7361288199b902f8f084bf26417a056377a
SHA256 aedb1faabacb304546d9432bacf0a7b1db5bab203ea381a885dc8d0386036855
CRC32 bbb5fa85
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cscsvc.dll
System Windows 7
File size 692224 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 3ab183ab4d2c79dcf459cd2c1266b043
SHA1 1fd196addf5e338f6bac4061ca362bfd5c26e603
SHA256 72b0187eba9dc74e61ec5cb3dc24058ddb768843e865801894aaeaa211610c56
CRC32 40563a13
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cscsvc.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 604672 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 1b5f256d31836ed2ba60b3a6c800200c
SHA1 eb73d5fb680480a15d81cca58c73d4888d9723cd
SHA256 82c6e80ccd01b269e2e9c1349e454c11caccf44b8f810d47dadf796f3444b462
CRC32 84bb64a7
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\