dmutil.dll Troubleshoot and Download

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

dmutil.dll file Logical Disk Manager Utility Library. 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 dmutil.dll related errors on your device. You can also download dmutil.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 dmutil.dll
File extension DLL
Description Logical Disk Manager Utility Library
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 dmutil.dll file. dmutil.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 dmutil.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to dmutil.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 dmutil.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.

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

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

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

If the steps did not solve your dmutil.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 dmutil.dll
System Windows 10
File size 21504 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 5f03cd7e3a8852050eaecc0122e780a3
SHA1 06e5ba206e5a87e5ec2ab613e0f2145fdafb634b
SHA256 ec539987f03507b4a00e570438f85e7fa9ead8836e67ef7c3eb8738c1462cd5e
CRC32 8733da8e
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmutil.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 20992 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 3cc5cc829e9bb688b72ad6bae3db47db
SHA1 4e6f11846141d66c0050fa7fbf089156df6868f2
SHA256 8bc43dd3e1902ca526b12385ee00d834f7a5b0bb24a639ba6d3f7c351eb5eeef
CRC32 37da8951
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmutil.dll
System Windows 8
File size 18944 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 39e2f1e61b8fb0cee2ec92f50b68429c
SHA1 a3025d368d4c67f37ec47b4eb7f563968e10e8c2
SHA256 c7dd110f7df4ff4415cc43bd85968603a9392207167643b144615392d71b68d6
CRC32 64032f42
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmutil.dll
System Windows 7
File size 24064 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 c69932bf8ba7d1b743762b89823f291c
SHA1 7f148c833c06567acc05e152dd4beca150c5b060
SHA256 afc422035f14872f6bb9d7b6e32b2fd21510b82ad09855043987e1285c08f094
CRC32 85da0cc8
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmutil.dll
System Windows 7
File size 19968 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 d25b4e59a0d37a972c1b1d4a48e82c41
SHA1 8fe27c3b4c29ee3314c4564ad2dc9712f2799bf9
SHA256 dbbbca8c1252747c8b3dd6add8f96fc676b152a42acd2fa546d7794df8f42026
CRC32 a100f1f7
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmutil.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 18944 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 17d68d0ff76bcdc0b0f851056259d32a
SHA1 9dfb5985729f5ceb45417217c47f22d975fbb4cc
SHA256 bfbf85e6e0f87ff31627cda5ab56bb993fe5aa242fdf3a55d63966472910415b
CRC32 a7e959ae
Example file location ---
Filename dmutil.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 22528 bytes
Date 2006-11-02
File details
MD5 5cc1cb0270104ee79df8e5397cd9a81e
SHA1 22c4941e1ebe65b2eebf4d8d94b5b3bf7ca6692f
SHA256 b39eddf5b12f50dd65049cf12de4ddad89eb9f1a4fa94fb374baf30f94d6845d
CRC32 b45b19bb
Example file location ---
Filename dmutil.dll
System Windows XP
File size 52224 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 3b548248a510ec24c8e46ea7d013e225
SHA1 663e72231028d8e33de99db3da9dc99a48abc652
SHA256 cc5d36cd5e8efb7c353568e0ff3ae8292690085f9d783160b7e77183cd8c049c
CRC32 8a1cf4cf
Example file location ---