Download and Fix dhcpcsvc.dll

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

dhcpcsvc.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 dhcpcsvc.dll related errors on your device. You can also download dhcpcsvc.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP 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, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename dhcpcsvc.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 dhcpcsvc.dll file. dhcpcsvc.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 dhcpcsvc.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to dhcpcsvc.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 dhcpcsvc.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of dhcpcsvc.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\SysWOW64\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your dhcpcsvc.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 dhcpcsvc.dll
System Windows 10
File size 62976 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 3118641261eb2fc27e35c6078ed2c7cd
SHA1 4a0b8279693423548d0331b4aa4421a6cc92edca
SHA256 60e84f4da6e14e4d9ffba6545fff8b6acf2382725c150342bf54f28b14b41054
CRC32 22ba4d27
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dhcpcsvc.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 64512 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 2f592d95a9b099dd548097e2d2cc0e40
SHA1 f412b58248226c17079dcdf87d44ad9e29728370
SHA256 b5f8b00008da73f431dfa688187505149fc33699e5695408f87d3461fa640906
CRC32 7d95593e
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dhcpcsvc.dll
System Windows 8
File size 60416 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 dd130ab89a846f62c931a471f88aab8e
SHA1 10fa310c56243f9ded02573bc1b932dbbc3aa7fd
SHA256 482b2104423521b2440c1edf1f9d2366e693eacc8b6b68d47c94b9ec97eb1212
CRC32 c5495696
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dhcpcsvc.dll
System Windows 7
File size 61952 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 9a85abce0fdd1af8e79e731eb0b679f3
SHA1 433f0db7f71e63636d025f835e1c153a2c24f201
SHA256 2a610beb16610fe2f2e9a50477a62a05481e8a5843a814955a0edff45d0304b3
CRC32 a230ab62
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dhcpcsvc.dll
System Windows 7
File size 87040 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 f568f7c08458d69e4fcd8675bbb107e4
SHA1 c1e05f0255a6f386711044b11e2d04dfd328b26a
SHA256 a5fa25ecf248999a68ccecfbb508bfa1add18a23e20a9a9081a87c41caaa36c0
CRC32 d4393045
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dhcpcsvc.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 268288 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 3ed0321127ce70acdaabbf77e157c2a7
SHA1 4adb9e3fd121bce499fd9c317ba5e20261fa0ec9
SHA256 10973bd0aef9597a4ea0a4947bde922f9168f33d6ed97bffee6176aadad78980
CRC32 38ef552b
Example file location ---
Filename dhcpcsvc.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 204288 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 9028559c132146fb75eb7acf384b086a
SHA1 3f47904b93e87145991efaf457d7eca9994fbd3c
SHA256 35159d86706441ed94895b4629411b4445fcb4526afd1f7036ee647931b7a94d
CRC32 3ad60873
Example file location ---
Filename dhcpcsvc.dll
System Windows XP
File size 126976 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 5e38d7684a49cacfb752b046357e0589
SHA1 58d6f6ed00876b7ec653079e5448f74379697524
SHA256 f192ad4190bcfb6939a5cbc91648fe63168af79a5e227a111dead6a92e42ab8d
CRC32 651626e8
Example file location ---