DeviceSetupManagerAPI.dll - How to Fix? Download Now

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

DeviceSetupManagerAPI.dll file Device Setup Manager Client API. 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 DeviceSetupManagerAPI.dll related errors on your device. You can also download DeviceSetupManagerAPI.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8

File info

General information
Filename DeviceSetupManagerAPI.dll
File extension DLL
Description Device Setup Manager Client API
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.)
Fix File Errors

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

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



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


Problems related to DeviceSetupManagerAPI.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 DeviceSetupManagerAPI.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\

If the steps did not solve your DeviceSetupManagerAPI.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 DeviceSetupManagerAPI.dll
System Windows 10
File size 99328 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 9e3dde70de18bd3e02a337b9c29b66bb
SHA1 571a405570024b6999eaeec53fb69066e9cf3666
SHA256 ad4e5eb005cc1091fc1c201687a2553846641a3b26c4abe64687dd1deaa10f36
CRC32 5a1f3191
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename DeviceSetupManagerAPI.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 93696 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 090f78d73f73ade08b7e484a55cf1060
SHA1 1af5bba5e9de406339e1879d78b9efffa7e4b4f2
SHA256 ed9f6a40be953a8fc7e8bd667a331a7cd6f1ba6d2274435dc5b10ed9ae9127a9
CRC32 719a11cb
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename DeviceSetupManagerAPI.dll
System Windows 8
File size 86528 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 0b3db01c0d860d64f05adb5386de2459
SHA1 39a0581061ee6b2f45cc5a9944e3a5215d413bac
SHA256 47c76ad3da9c6bbd743177fa1706b690dd3e452422bd2e15176a319078250427
CRC32 ec4c78a3
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\