dsprov.dll Informations - Download and Fix

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

dsprov.dll file WMI DS Provider. 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 dsprov.dll related errors on your device. You can also download dsprov.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, 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 Vista, Windows XP

File info

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

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



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


Problems related to dsprov.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 dsprov.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
  • Windows 7: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
  • Windows Vista: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your dsprov.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 dsprov.dll
System Windows 10
File size 134656 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 7290bfbbe3f41553fc50fdf2b05fa817
SHA1 8eb8b0ef4b4eebccab96845766cfb10e685613f5
SHA256 9680d9790470291594192ab85e4fc1c03d2f1b3e9d98942d9b4deaabbb8b8024
CRC32 da23cd71
Example file location C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
Filename dsprov.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 136704 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 61bfab660b02b4624980684b9b0b9323
SHA1 c5af798a6dc20874eb0c2863dc1a8a6f729b7276
SHA256 df0527b72034ba5296a9b8911921132587c7b5b5e245e9999946f0989b4637d7
CRC32 4f88cfb4
Example file location C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
Filename dsprov.dll
System Windows 8
File size 129024 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 6b762467c0e4fca7ce6e17c8fd04d995
SHA1 1fe7d2b816d2139e96be587732f5e705a36a9f45
SHA256 2d54ced19f007a7af1353064753be212141d215c115fce3317bb9f9b0002f232
CRC32 55d94621
Example file location 1: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
Filename dsprov.dll
System Windows 7
File size 159232 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 675af97e3e18adc6fef6293041ea7926
SHA1 d67b9214fbafb686373c56276fc51c84a8d496f8
SHA256 7f9a05f937b50b1a70aa4cef7afbd8f5084216b57ffa50f289ce43d89f7e9525
CRC32 49c0185c
Example file location C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
Filename dsprov.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 164352 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 02f75801b526663d4b8d6d6b6d7849cd
SHA1 c62b51be301247979cc78cb0f3aec734a37b71eb
SHA256 fe52bdbb2b6d34ddfe6735955b042bec8badaa610dcf681a4dcb9f96b6deed1c
CRC32 c4dc9637
Example file location C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
Filename dsprov.dll
System Windows XP
File size 120320 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 29b60038ba91fcedb8c131aa684998e7
SHA1 9644d79dd5781edd356ed6907e7fad5a0f363e4e
SHA256 13efcd538d0208e49681f30bf71463917127078f97ccd6ae8014129f458c7353
CRC32 838e1535
Example file location ---