Download and Fix drt.dll

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

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

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



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


Problems related to drt.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 drt.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of drt.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\

If the steps did not solve your drt.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 drt.dll
System Windows 10
File size 222720 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 2e5186cdbbe6b5a19ed8abb2013add67
SHA1 acb1f1f2d907c6d989cc96ddf1a5263e881eb90a
SHA256 1fa870d622a6f4015764c9ef1f9a8e91973721a2a34f083a53d9592b06d2870c
CRC32 1c8d456b
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename drt.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 228352 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 94e2ccd440457bfbb019eb3fd084e6bc
SHA1 533120bbabe0e0fd2cd8a449dbcc998f461a0a63
SHA256 36c94e8c90e7c6e268ed9ca07251ceae3078ce0e0996ee1933325d7873173762
CRC32 753597ce
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename drt.dll
System Windows 8
File size 221184 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 b58adf74dd50bc9e2d30ef87dd169471
SHA1 fbdd6b370d95883af4acda68dd45302cac191440
SHA256 7929747cf65131b5492e71f8f984812a8eecb3532e11115b625ba2f347c1815a
CRC32 4dcafe9f
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename drt.dll
System Windows 7
File size 293888 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 c57bc99a4467b3e8f1cc2184a3f46729
SHA1 b76d5b75c3edbe76a77ae80452879877b9acf4e4
SHA256 5df1cfe59e597cec6e6c1c3945d5fa4de487e811f08d4e1a6acc83932d5fdb42
CRC32 b08734dc
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename drt.dll
System Windows 7
File size 225280 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 ee29fcc244c8033e2f748d863dcbf378
SHA1 e1b4db39fdcbe071d99edfb8cdac00b751ff1b57
SHA256 406c5eb8fd274588adc54c07b56dcaeeb21d3c8e38b84bb9b9cff14629ca7196
CRC32 9227e075
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\