Download dhcpcore.dll to Fix Errors

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

dhcpcore.dll file DHCP Client Service. 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 dhcpcore.dll related errors on your device. You can also download dhcpcore.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 dhcpcore.dll
File extension DLL
Description DHCP Client Service
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 dhcpcore.dll file. dhcpcore.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 dhcpcore.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to dhcpcore.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 dhcpcore.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of dhcpcore.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 dhcpcore.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 dhcpcore.dll
System Windows 10
File size 304128 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 24574bad44b4c507dccaa1271a02c3f2
SHA1 fea49b5beb72f3dc905eb8ef91f0b4401e848387
SHA256 03a9d8cb8f4d7b4908cf25d64459af74b2e9087bcd0b43aff15263ca5794d20f
CRC32 e8977a53
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dhcpcore.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 292864 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 913b496b799fa75f672dadfb4226d43f
SHA1 33073ecefd4788bef43d41687ce0959d9bf94fb1
SHA256 9068eb60c453dffe3fa84e8bcf79825ce08b59e257324d192e94178067a41d72
CRC32 660ae641
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dhcpcore.dll
System Windows 8
File size 270336 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 d8ff12c3c892a707fe84bf457afbd46c
SHA1 30c935833a3d9772af99b8441c5d335f54294c47
SHA256 147fde25f86f4c55ca84e4215b0d225c5354916b31ba122ceaae605de2546ad2
CRC32 d5054fbe
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dhcpcore.dll
System Windows 7
File size 317952 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 43d808f5d9e1a18e5eeb5ebc83969e4e
SHA1 897ce1418ddb0a3f1dca341c0e7e093179935668
SHA256 c10d1155d71eabe4ed44c656a8f13078a8a4e850c4a8fbb92d52d173430972b8
CRC32 0a06cb9a
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dhcpcore.dll
System Windows 7
File size 254464 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 e9e01eb683c132f7fa27cd607b8a2b63
SHA1 7a02576f44d67af086a6d5b90f899952159633ef
SHA256 4d9037b458c522874619143a4176bced42472c68933e6e83d37b67242706f3c4
CRC32 087b4f8d
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\