dmdskres.dll - Repair Issues and Download

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

dmdskres.dll file Disk Management Snap-in Resources. 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 dmdskres.dll related errors on your device. You can also download dmdskres.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 dmdskres.dll
File extension DLL
Description Disk Management Snap-in Resources
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 dmdskres.dll file. dmdskres.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 dmdskres.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to dmdskres.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 dmdskres.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of dmdskres.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 dmdskres.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 dmdskres.dll
System Windows 10
File size 1064960 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 5f808bf228058ca3da239ff57951d862
SHA1 9cde6a3fa2bef30fdb03164bf9b6b0f2f5fcddc7
SHA256 0b7dbe6c37dd942e26aae8c5a9c7c597a814187508803625085a406b38e9aa5d
CRC32 caf6c1d8
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmdskres.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 372224 bytes
Date 2013-08-22
File details
MD5 c1db31c37d77cd47803b8eb06f88da4b
SHA1 23d3d33353fb9ca89bcadeed21ad4479c4b91156
SHA256 0091b2cdfe74764b201819abe9d502a16c79634e70541fe8fdec7818507b8336
CRC32 4995c48c
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmdskres.dll
System Windows 8
File size 372224 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 1057c5f332ac059b147f56bf387ba202
SHA1 c8c62d3a3402c8bad760978807531019647035c6
SHA256 d0b98f1ad1f632a8a31ca60d2acec8c91a77bde97ac1f75a2b5a42b116cc47f3
CRC32 f2487d00
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmdskres.dll
System Windows 7
File size 372224 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 6a4a016248204af42e8f2b0208ad0b73
SHA1 f70cf42b747300a0f787bc0788fe6018e2703069
SHA256 b739b9a00ad89293c519777689924222b17e6f442b0c3873952e13f6426649cc
CRC32 1bd22586
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dmdskres.dll
System Windows 7
File size 372224 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 e30993ee3879e5c37935e59081f581b0
SHA1 57ac4471e966696458c191f32aa882a57e6a6a8c
SHA256 93e5fd64069fea043683adf662977933725edc7004ebcc8502aa1b1ca4853288
CRC32 02664e1f
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dmdskres.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 536576 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 e32f751b58e8af341faa596b872e7a6f
SHA1 f3a99cef2825dd488f4b26897aaf51146b25896f
SHA256 b9c16a1ad174722c89e71d8586b15ac15a35651e1feeea82c064ec53a5fd0af5
CRC32 9789ef23
Example file location ---
Filename dmdskres.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 536576 bytes
Date 2006-11-02
File details
MD5 e5f4e246cea2678aeccd7c29e18044b5
SHA1 e7f5ffba1d188038f84d32e856948ef7bf014264
SHA256 ed9b5bf3372f8a92c1c074f48e3dd529cb306291178cc6e56b8e25a318de6d45
CRC32 97755b25
Example file location ---
Filename dmdskres.dll
System Windows XP
File size 118784 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 057f636c4e4f11fab91371c2c83f678b
SHA1 a084591b1bff2905ef48e58835071aae5fc1d66c
SHA256 c33b7906e6abc3633e2d5cd47ca0e76b7e7d53b24451d286f61ae1dac93a196e
CRC32 1e895c4d
Example file location ---