Troubleshoot DismCore.dll Errors and Download File

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

DismCore.dll file DISM Core Framework. 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 DismCore.dll related errors on your device. You can also download DismCore.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 DismCore.dll
File extension DLL
Description DISM Core Framework
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Executable application
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 DismCore.dll file. DismCore.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 DismCore.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to DismCore.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 DismCore.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\Dism\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\Dism\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\Dism\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Dism\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Dism\

If the steps did not solve your DismCore.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 DismCore.dll
System Windows 10
File size 311712 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 acf88f59930075b6862e89d6b6b7aadf
SHA1 7e2b757328c0a95cd09ea2297a51de2b46831fbb
SHA256 0ca18bdf0fb91d0440949bbbf60da50dc6c5a29e3aef65a562239a05959edcdd
CRC32 482a6ae4
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\Dism\
Filename DismCore.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 282624 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 d74e590bef25121cc37c9358b3723342
SHA1 75d29cff2f3ef76223b22d1e52831343e1e00e73
SHA256 993d111d0d966822221a18debae5b3a3f5df1e9745092f08af514bc4584b4b4f
CRC32 6643b63d
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\Dism\
Filename DismCore.dll
System Windows 8
File size 310784 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 d13647729a00a7b16af7a81244b1ba8a
SHA1 f710732becfddf2ae5c2a16b480b84058f6c9c24
SHA256 80467266b169d5614cea6c0301e0db62c88fd084848fd9a70ed23f1f7cc16ef1
CRC32 a5d51907
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\Dism\
Filename DismCore.dll
System Windows 7
File size 230912 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 d63e6549994aa674244df0d865cb3e18
SHA1 09dc1d2830ad13eccc43340dcbb646d2f40905ea
SHA256 0763227dde3c04b46521e705279ec56849dfa310cfb37deeb8fb5bf9de0ca1d3
CRC32 c7bcd50a
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Dism\
Filename DismCore.dll
System Windows 7
File size 289792 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 f2b0771a7cd27f20689e0ab787b7eb7c
SHA1 eb56e313cd23cb77524ef0db1309aebb0b36f7ef
SHA256 7c675710ae52d5e8344465f1179ec4e03c882d5e5b16fc0ba9564b1ea121638f
CRC32 ebd251e1
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Dism\