dbgeng.dll - How to Fix? Download Now

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

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

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



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


Problems related to dbgeng.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 dbgeng.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of dbgeng.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\SysWOW64\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your dbgeng.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 dbgeng.dll
System Windows 10
File size 4559360 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 029298409dc5895ffc086d373b48ce4f
SHA1 acbf393a2e8efb8e1fa3af92c1bb43f46ebb478b
SHA256 6a598462b38b3adb273d402898705d2bd9da7cfc76ff46fbefdf9f738b34fe8b
CRC32 e225022a
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dbgeng.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 2984448 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 ac24c5532e6b92b1a63f1e6e15e3c751
SHA1 feffc4c4786ffff035c8704e96e48a23247d42db
SHA256 b49b09ae1cd692345715a38954acd2854ec702cac048569ea240a378f385a4f9
CRC32 3f229c7e
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dbgeng.dll
System Windows 8
File size 2659328 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 ef088d55166aad7557b1d22c89e31219
SHA1 1006586c27b980414c03e2c359077f37e8056db0
SHA256 4fdbc4a28b0f01a2e610735e53dc29a3fc4bb289e9b9d97117c0a2b14f79e5fb
CRC32 a2de0791
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dbgeng.dll
System Windows 7
File size 2522624 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 8e8c92dd50f6b34907813afdc0c8f7dd
SHA1 95b28a077bc256eda1692ed4c5f1e8d75d1cbc3b
SHA256 ef7ff7cfaeb5d930eb96b5f81bd60ee23692e24a31650ca72b25164d20f2dae4
CRC32 05c50eda
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dbgeng.dll
System Windows 7
File size 3391488 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 990ea3103e06d68ce0e755a9c3d70107
SHA1 55e633666cd73ac1fad12c6a78ed8256fbe84593
SHA256 39ac7f6d2a348ba50c3fbf50e23eafedae232f0fa2f82937f18934e2d7c53cb7
CRC32 6e290be4
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dbgeng.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 2484224 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 3bbdc794ec79f4776adcc50f6ddf90aa
SHA1 730db414947dac3456af75668a0fd48d7a96ea42
SHA256 164127701bf4ce27899b201734a3850aeeb43265838d4823a949904f1e30c87a
CRC32 72d4114f
Example file location ---
Filename dbgeng.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 1856512 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 447983959a8cf49c4cc3b65ded69af28
SHA1 866686c57692f7d1627c91410fa7f8b8b987eb12
SHA256 666e60c496e7c319bdce35a417d97520c229c6dd479f83c682d5f26c5b7160fa
CRC32 9d105d76
Example file location ---
Filename dbgeng.dll
System Windows XP
File size 847872 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 06848c5a1674fe6c9b7e9ca9b5b4e6e5
SHA1 372fa6daef1cc3dba3bea66e956ba9ef8f3ab87e
SHA256 b9e232cab39f87f6356a2dbb827678a903712afc04414d6616041135dbbaf9de
CRC32 83e65125
Example file location ---