Fix dhcpcore6.dll Errors

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing dhcpcore6.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 dhcpcore6.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

dhcpcore6.dll file DHCPv6 Client. 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 dhcpcore6.dll related errors on your device. You can also download dhcpcore6.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 dhcpcore6.dll
File extension DLL
Description DHCPv6 Client
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 dhcpcore6.dll file. dhcpcore6.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 dhcpcore6.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • dhcpcore6.dll is corrupted
  • dhcpcore6.dll cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - dhcpcore6.dll
  • dhcpcore6.dll file error
  • dhcpcore6.dll file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register dhcpcore6.dll file:
  • dhcpcore6.dll file could not be loaded
  • dhcpcore6.dll file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because dhcpcore6.dll file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to dhcpcore6.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 dhcpcore6.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.

dhcpcore6.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 dhcpcore6.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 dhcpcore6.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 dhcpcore6.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 dhcpcore6.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the dhcpcore6.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 dhcpcore6.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 dhcpcore6.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 dhcpcore6.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace dhcpcore6.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 dhcpcore6.dll file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of dhcpcore6.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 dhcpcore6.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 dhcpcore6.dll
System Windows 10
File size 242176 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 ff8a768b8cf5f38a7f0d3cd1b96df99e
SHA1 a42094d3b0d5295258ed5272bb3cb15effae0503
SHA256 09c3953d34bb0dca48e790da5caa8f91cad8c28626b523e114aa9291903d1c8a
CRC32 9cc7ea1d
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dhcpcore6.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 228864 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 43c5ebfc791baae8ee570710754e5554
SHA1 28f3d0ab66b8f07eba9a24c4061dab5138c702b3
SHA256 18848d04987d035b871c4b78f308405aba7eb4f66388cfee20b5a2a21423644e
CRC32 01533256
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dhcpcore6.dll
System Windows 8
File size 202752 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 171b561ec2dd612429bf96cb91955c01
SHA1 e957f888f98d4f04c0ec39092606e932cd7df36a
SHA256 cde31ce0036ffdb0ee03f3f60cb9559cdf6ee6990d61dfb6bcc5227ee7f4a8d5
CRC32 88c45ccf
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dhcpcore6.dll
System Windows 7
File size 224256 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 71c7b65b6557b75b99907e76956ae4b8
SHA1 764df31874fe0f9079b1e8ba135ea291edb641f5
SHA256 38ad0e96d6ad36c0643761d5f5db7a2802e059008c0984abf61f4d8703de4b3b
CRC32 57c53224
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dhcpcore6.dll
System Windows 7
File size 191488 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 990a58a0b01720e419b55efc5ff387f8
SHA1 b08d3e0ddce2c1fbefe38320c34046115bbf3815
SHA256 274b89807c4c17dd4d9b39ca2c8643b7a3927cc23d38a434e6837d158d328e72
CRC32 75e328d7
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\