How to Download and Fix dwintl.dll?

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

dwintl.dll file Microsoft Application Error Reporting. 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 dwintl.dll related errors on your device. You can also download dwintl.dll file compatible with Windows XP, Windows XP devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows XP, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename dwintl.dll
File extension DLL
Description Microsoft Application Error Reporting
Program Microsoft Application Error Reporting
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Dynamic link library
System Win32
Copyrights Copyright© Microsoft Corporation 1999-2001.  All rights reserved.
Character set Windows, Latin1
Language cod English (U.S.)

There are various types of errors related to dwintl.dll file. dwintl.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 dwintl.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to dwintl.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 dwintl.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows XP: C:\WINDOWS\system32\1033\
  • Windows XP: C:\WINDOWS\system32\1033\

If the steps did not solve your dwintl.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 dwintl.dll
System Windows XP
File size 55632 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 ef32415c2755e66ca1b345df68c71243
SHA1 e51b1ca6583cf723ca6e6ac57d2ab4e4249cb54e
SHA256 aad88984799414684e83f894254a4ca2e61f8b7d0ee28f9a7bf6cc8a0b479903
CRC32 a9d42b5b
Example file location C:\WINDOWS\system32\1033\
Filename dwintl.dll
System Windows XP
File size 54688 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 73a8955dc5f960ebb22b0ce0f79fec9e
SHA1 cd532766fb5e1217db8e6686ec995d53337bff6f
SHA256 c30cf43e376554d04eab0f0ad426161602668f48dd9c19619a4fe58f10bb4454
CRC32 2cd1dc33
Example file location C:\WINDOWS\system32\1033\