How to Download and Fix DismCorePS.dll?

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

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

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



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


Problems related to DismCorePS.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 DismCorePS.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.

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

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

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

If the steps did not solve your DismCorePS.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 DismCorePS.dll
System Windows 10
File size 80280 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 4a27dcc790526b4c99aa0715b53fa965
SHA1 586af602f50b4171db69fe4f8be0557ec9c87c4b
SHA256 87d90908eb67c87f392ee68008bf292edc261273d333df2f6f7f8f915d29917a
CRC32 09b43f89
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\Dism\
Filename DismCorePS.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 63488 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 1699415c3711dba71b561c642a26f7d7
SHA1 f6568fc732d5cdcf80e66b723e5798b97631a002
SHA256 3c7226fc264537d5a5e1c471b77560b8b2215413083b529fccd4885255f815fa
CRC32 edd67079
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\Dism\
Filename DismCorePS.dll
System Windows 8
File size 58368 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 1eea025417ebb542b037065b326b7e38
SHA1 cfd398885d7ee62906658c38b24f5c328494ddd1
SHA256 70adf9a350f7bb01bdbd5f45b7adc63b9f35c0ae9889783513f85b583db37acd
CRC32 0e61866c
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\Dism\
Filename DismCorePS.dll
System Windows 7
File size 111616 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 5488e381238ff19687fdd7ab2f44cfcc
SHA1 b90fa27ef6a7fc6d543ba33d5c934180e17297d3
SHA256 abaada27d682b0d7270827c0271ac04505800b11d04b764562e4baa2cbc306a0
CRC32 4be237e9
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\Dism\
Filename DismCorePS.dll
System Windows 7
File size 50688 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 e8204977bc6e3688c230997a3439d9c9
SHA1 b72bf953d1077b9365a1dbbf2c28c625371810f6
SHA256 054e8a47011690c111ecbf2e4e7c62caabce80d291a6054b33f19f045c7d5ea9
CRC32 e26dcb9d
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\Dism\