DscCore.dll - Repair Issues and Download

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

DscCore.dll file DSC. 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 DscCore.dll related errors on your device. You can also download DscCore.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1

File info

General information
Filename DscCore.dll
File extension DLL
Description DSC
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 DscCore.dll file. DscCore.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 DscCore.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to DscCore.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 DscCore.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of DscCore.dll file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\

If the steps did not solve your DscCore.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 DscCore.dll
System Windows 10
File size 356352 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 20d611787100aed4690993d09ad1ae9a
SHA1 2b90e2995cacd219e671b917c7cd2e0cc702912a
SHA256 15e692e0e4a591c3d3ea0c93c409d4bffb76b665e0af07993a9eb2c3c32836cd
CRC32 ffefebae
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename DscCore.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 182784 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 662254e7fa6559993cc5c675f47edb49
SHA1 7607d3128bb0eeed103240b4f5e5483744eb7864
SHA256 fc70b92d3bc17488642ba342e92abc0aea0e012505f6ebec24171c556122a2aa
CRC32 4ae92550
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\