Troubleshoot Culture.dll Errors and Download File

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

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

File info

General information
Filename Culture.dll
File extension DLL
Type Dynamic Link Library
Description Dynamic Link Library
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 54944
Oldest file 2008-01-21
Latest file 2017-03-18

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

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



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


Problems related to Culture.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 Culture.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your Culture.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 Culture.dll
System Windows 10
File size 54944 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 cbb9423a5d4c658e49fbdf07b111dfe6
SHA1 a03730d34d4d81da0269c9ce0a4fbbe0331934e1
SHA256 11568d53b44e8cd93f942da992b2e41afb8c7f5f53faa25a04b2c379993a9757
CRC32 152f4bf6
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
Filename Culture.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 54344 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 be79a706c50cd7b5af2d053eec2763d4
SHA1 995d6d198e96dd790c0ce81700ef398c92b2131f
SHA256 c42736b6306b52f4dfdc217aebf4d2379b0b92281a19fe5e36074d8a36f4406c
CRC32 417cf3e7
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
Filename Culture.dll
System Windows 8
File size 54696 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 abdeb24a7a37abffc14933a96749d4cd
SHA1 e02cbfc7042db743bc077ab8a08b26a1e6a2f833
SHA256 38c17846dec16137285c366f13391034d8d2bf43eb63e0d5fee9b97106c1a640
CRC32 76e10621
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\
Filename Culture.dll
System Windows 7
File size 23872 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 a0617b5753e31126ad29c03154f4f329
SHA1 ef2e0bcc51d727292c2e7d7e0b1248d052eeffed
SHA256 3bc10c0a54d1d60b0c670d901944d3f115e2ebb406c989409145e7151aa55efe
CRC32 eed5b64e
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\
Filename Culture.dll
System Windows 7
File size 28496 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 d64d99ec088b54ffe8ee67a480386c20
SHA1 8134c4d45a1209d2bce27d53ccf47fa2c9d45aff
SHA256 a6d1e4ca40843b0b9b32019e69479457d46ca99a2804e937cdc385c9dedfde62
CRC32 f1efa0f2
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\
Filename Culture.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 27136 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 6fad386cfdd8c3a0aa271e49156a908a
SHA1 d577c27bb9f84df55f8210c32b05208e4208b34b
SHA256 f81fe19d8032102904ea9655954d3e974ddfca495a0057fe8e91396bca4fce75
CRC32 7374a3c9
Example file location ---
Filename Culture.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 31744 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 fb635d5d4309e390b54a5b58a100467f
SHA1 2c43ad747a028e2ee4e981a5ab2c3c0f649d2305
SHA256 f10ace1a3e87505985de86d2512b9480bb01998533367ae9ed44bb7fd689e7d3
CRC32 23a75327
Example file location ---