Troubleshoot drvstore.dll Errors and Download File

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

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

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



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


Problems related to drvstore.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 drvstore.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of drvstore.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 drvstore.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 drvstore.dll
System Windows 10
File size 782240 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 d84c66b2433b4ed6152acb9ccec64bfb
SHA1 08a30d4b74044d35ee694321c78c5c9dbf5f62c8
SHA256 2d3f35f7c017238c25c8de196b5a9cab2834ebd74db6ad7a80f0d839ca88cc5d
CRC32 7f5bca35
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename drvstore.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 608256 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 ac71e783a9cdf141716c99e9d786d702
SHA1 b010cf6d6d5b3a6298d5d3b473172a7053ec778a
SHA256 640101e908083a0f38322f259428af6b1bb2024101d49b88e9a19ad07ff033d4
CRC32 fca65f20
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename drvstore.dll
System Windows 8
File size 547840 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 546f523459e6153dc70a4de5242161e3
SHA1 ad5adc6dbfabb5b1de0be84232a31ded5453d9ff
SHA256 fa1afc812cd17418d93ee0b2b025c28b6e83f545f5b36a40cb59dbe93997593a
CRC32 6139ffcc
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename drvstore.dll
System Windows 7
File size 422912 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 356e96b2fe133373116d1aebbca896a3
SHA1 bd13bf9d43707d54c34c6ae78cad3e60bafe0bd5
SHA256 0cccf2018c6980f8d8e6bc155b5ffe6e4e88d420de8360c8ecfc71f937b2c435
CRC32 e14f850d
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename drvstore.dll
System Windows 7
File size 323072 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 ed04627ef998d04182c00ecd211facbd
SHA1 74f1d8ef399a9a9d58e701ed78f08bb7313c74d4
SHA256 5f0d16bbdd2d0252b6fae782c0254ec48a1a2ea7955b565fe7c605212c9e5ecf
CRC32 41ef104c
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename drvstore.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 315904 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 403c9b0e7d827337611fba20ebc7692c
SHA1 0e78fa29b8596c0cde53f72cd1865b94fae5012e
SHA256 d905e9a458837c1c1ddbdda521de0d3190cc3ef992240c797f81bf8e3d331328
CRC32 853c43ba
Example file location ---
Filename drvstore.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 247808 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 6a7908973d49248e4018e8e61b3dcdaa
SHA1 4e793ec3277fb64849d9d4bd0c7c790404e37924
SHA256 ae1fd0a4f0eb437f2fa5c4334266bff389387c86eacdf473b8540dbc2c5b6974
CRC32 ca25ef46
Example file location ---