How to Repair dmdskres2.dll? Download Now

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing dmdskres2.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 dmdskres2.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

dmdskres2.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 dmdskres2.dll related errors on your device. You can also download dmdskres2.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista 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

File info

General information
Filename dmdskres2.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 dmdskres2.dll file. dmdskres2.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 dmdskres2.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • dmdskres2.dll is corrupted
  • dmdskres2.dll cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - dmdskres2.dll
  • dmdskres2.dll file error
  • dmdskres2.dll file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register dmdskres2.dll file:
  • dmdskres2.dll file could not be loaded
  • dmdskres2.dll file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because dmdskres2.dll file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to dmdskres2.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 dmdskres2.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.

dmdskres2.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 dmdskres2.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 dmdskres2.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 dmdskres2.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 dmdskres2.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the dmdskres2.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 dmdskres2.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 dmdskres2.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 dmdskres2.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace dmdskres2.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 dmdskres2.dll file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of dmdskres2.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\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your dmdskres2.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 dmdskres2.dll
System Windows 10
File size 2560 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 f29ecd1232ce844c7d964296ac6ed020
SHA1 bee93a29eebd1709283083a147cbaa30171953b6
SHA256 5704569db2fff3bd28cd218e10745c1c5ca1905571061a5b156185af9c100318
CRC32 4f413439
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmdskres2.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 2048 bytes
Date 2013-08-22
File details
MD5 edd131d40d0eac53738d5c0b51030ca7
SHA1 48b95b61b6dfaf0fa9930751c3e33bde8383b850
SHA256 d23cb3ed2b2321d16ce797120eaea0b258dd03be78c67c707559cc574d4e61be
CRC32 41689e73
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmdskres2.dll
System Windows 8
File size 2048 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 87bc2666dba537721d0419d6c36556dd
SHA1 a6674337a1162fc7355700f84adbad0f9604dbd9
SHA256 53325ff791f0a3964cc4bce5911dda8e995cec5171dd83783d42f6a4792f3882
CRC32 0cc5c3bc
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmdskres2.dll
System Windows 7
File size 2048 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 3e102498519596c6763b201eadc3f8f9
SHA1 050a9e8cc70613fc9555f19589533c5a6932f817
SHA256 d2fac0554af8514f93de2398893d464eb52f10e0144c6a3f69f06cd5ad1b3c45
CRC32 d2d1466e
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmdskres2.dll
System Windows 7
File size 2048 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 f26db065016fb3fabcdeae1841d31d86
SHA1 9cec0a1f1e50032a4bf0dd08fc51a4e0909e9863
SHA256 6894477ce8e330c88b0b395d42bc8c6c56a641743c344fa636fef06aaa39f6ee
CRC32 8752d0cb
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmdskres2.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 2048 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 1681190afcc11b33ed422943207087ab
SHA1 153a666c0117e1f23cc76afba09927531bf5f242
SHA256 bd7270436077e34144a5067af10516fdb35efa95e5e176ca0b36a8b306ec3665
CRC32 6ba07a7f
Example file location ---
Filename dmdskres2.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 2048 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 16bddb43fc365599a852cd254d0b08da
SHA1 9e845ed5265ad5ea921929a52a55082f4ce698c9
SHA256 3bbd75f18d250e0a93f608725d6ac22040a62eeb604cdd627ff78a6108030960
CRC32 7a02d0c0
Example file location ---