devrtl.dll - How to Fix? Download Now

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

devrtl.dll file Device Management Run Time 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 devrtl.dll related errors on your device. You can also download devrtl.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7 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

File info

General information
Filename devrtl.dll
File extension DLL
Description Device Management Run Time 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 devrtl.dll file. devrtl.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 devrtl.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to devrtl.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 devrtl.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of devrtl.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 7: C:\Windows\System32\

If the steps did not solve your devrtl.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 devrtl.dll
System Windows 10
File size 48128 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 e8b5b1c45483732bafbed623f0997ae3
SHA1 6c53e60381cedb484dad7c5adafd4efa1e15c05d
SHA256 3e95244421549298c0f222b42209104d1b48453c63e2ec80dd4bb47bdb962c31
CRC32 d35df868
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename devrtl.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 50176 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 053be425acb22ad533936c3e381cbaff
SHA1 78ca6722eaef846e0eef33e110b80be98a7cf5ea
SHA256 40338051b271a7f50f44f4b1154a7bee6043e186f6b7b724c20ab6bb3fc4b506
CRC32 085ecab6
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename devrtl.dll
System Windows 8
File size 42496 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 4e1278d5040a2d2d274eb98661cbf07e
SHA1 279ad516cf4b208ff5487650e52a7415cbe8cdbb
SHA256 16bcfb3d1cd6a2f0c8d6456877e2643dd3aeed7d31027e84db6bc5675883a97c
CRC32 5457ebba
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename devrtl.dll
System Windows 7
File size 58368 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 cd1b5ad07e5f7fef30e055dcc9e96180
SHA1 4e835fdadd0c67fde44e385f69a1014d6ad11f4f
SHA256 63c58551f32b0b09377f64a6ae1fa81af93b8a707a57a8c18722086906ad3046
CRC32 473c4e63
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename devrtl.dll
System Windows 7
File size 44544 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 fd07f21e0a19c27ed4e1eec2b07452b3
SHA1 f235f045cc4a53daf90a48ede2f384fff1289ade
SHA256 df54c00b021af64bb04edebca6f41ccf48f1959dd53ade545fafc565f1243392
CRC32 de4adc54
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\