devinv.dll - Repair Issues and Download

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

devinv.dll file Device Inventory Library. 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 devinv.dll related errors on your device. You can also download devinv.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, 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 8.1, Windows 8

File info

General information
Filename devinv.dll
File extension DLL
Description Device Inventory Library
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 devinv.dll file. devinv.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 devinv.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to devinv.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 devinv.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.

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

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

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

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

If the steps did not solve your devinv.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 devinv.dll
System Windows 10
File size 454048 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 c91c0eed80022187fb0a4905781559b5
SHA1 f8e1fbe9251abae7dfd97db649d49f2af56d38f3
SHA256 67efa5f6519fdc6f43f5e4871870ed449135c89d1a26054ad01a469882ff999e
CRC32 abd93b84
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename devinv.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 318464 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 20b631cea299b9e2bdc9724bb8ebd0e9
SHA1 5fe1fffd7c6fe19c7b6414eaf4575cd2204ef86a
SHA256 72bff11faaa4dc3ca0066f16a280b62352f36ef110ad7f9e1ade2f9d19012dd8
CRC32 6b0b9ce0
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename devinv.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 317952 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 8245bfefd54e7a46c5c6d1263031894c
SHA1 a6983ca334fcde9988e43187f08fa187b624d9d9
SHA256 baba505a4d3e883662890322cdd3a0995b3ca2aeffd7105b366861f78e737792
CRC32 4baada0b
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename devinv.dll
System Windows 8
File size 314368 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 25d5a9b5606738c200fac499cc1902bc
SHA1 6a24ec71b4f2b894ecd33f6bcb1af14d71dce6c9
SHA256 c82cea3116fd7f2bbbba5798d26d4dea90da38bea5fd41e098c3541bd7f80474
CRC32 638b31d2
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\