csrsrv.dll Informations - Download and Fix

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

csrsrv.dll file Client Server Runtime Process. 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 csrsrv.dll related errors on your device. You can also download csrsrv.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, 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 Vista, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename csrsrv.dll
File extension DLL
Description Client Server Runtime Process
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 csrsrv.dll file. csrsrv.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 csrsrv.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to csrsrv.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 csrsrv.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of csrsrv.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\
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your csrsrv.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 csrsrv.dll
System Windows 10
File size 51200 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 52a0c88362667be42c3812595bb65522
SHA1 24d9a42fbe0d12f2c040aa2b16a59a374828f721
SHA256 2099439f343174ff3105fc3755ccae1699062a7b7ed6c6d76552e4c398f34a18
CRC32 82c2132f
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename csrsrv.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 47616 bytes
Date 2013-08-22
File details
MD5 f251db23decdcfd8f1369af1575f6c40
SHA1 9ed4eaa70d4efde3b8114d00f529f37356ad3337
SHA256 9697aa38296125c7a944ad854edd492665238df61a439f9aa52bd02390cc64bc
CRC32 cd9e7fe5
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename csrsrv.dll
System Windows 8
File size 43008 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 555b85b7062cedb62ae3212231cd4cd0
SHA1 411e031fc1992be473e66382fda47fdbc4b48e0b
SHA256 7d0bc9f3320bdd3bd1da579f7dc8f7d5eee698aee6e9d4534d0c3a14bd608817
CRC32 ac29bbc4
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename csrsrv.dll
System Windows 7
File size 43520 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 0d7598360df6c8637e6d678c20b5c47c
SHA1 a525a19e24228a96091e7bd5aa05a3bf242e3e5c
SHA256 0ec86d578c0b1703b89c24ae0fee2cd91dd869bd4a97949a4b29ae57d490f890
CRC32 fb66ae0e
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename csrsrv.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 85504 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 b529c0275ea8dcdaa9f0927821852221
SHA1 1da3307bd7d773c783534feed1f58a2764ea7a71
SHA256 e6d8e94cf24ddcef48e9a2f92a10c141f573f7b7151f8352cef676fafe5b2644
CRC32 28041026
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename csrsrv.dll
System Windows XP
File size 32256 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 05b100f8dd7073bfd7b3e46d0e36ad0c
SHA1 6aae23c036af0c540a8cece059ee9ae737f34632
SHA256 8d887cd3e9eaf9d8dcca1c793e513d56cfe6772a73025f4fd2ecec7c8116ccf8
CRC32 db3e5fd1
Example file location ---