How to Download and Fix eapsvc.dll?

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

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

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



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


Problems related to eapsvc.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 eapsvc.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of eapsvc.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 Vista: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your eapsvc.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 eapsvc.dll
System Windows 10
File size 89600 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 4dc959a523c3cf4116a8ef61a8de2574
SHA1 66d2b5888ac869d6649db25d4ec7e88ef996eb36
SHA256 6f1ece36422965cc7d6c6843ec0ae1fb941c283ba34e7ce188b6b530d3ea88e5
CRC32 5553a125
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename eapsvc.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 93696 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 dd57d0aa6d80f96e1f7939a7c896d357
SHA1 2a3779d95f0c56377b81331f652ab8a6044928a6
SHA256 f7d1a04df6ab78a3c2752f952e5225eef043c29ba8a1e521739f82a615e15c31
CRC32 27d69c7d
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename eapsvc.dll
System Windows 8
File size 89088 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 59ecf01342e0cdb726c7948e36a43309
SHA1 86e6d083164760cab2015653b58006d21908797f
SHA256 045ab706c24b6717abbea749d5382a2ebb894d871cca641d7cdc40db76f38b76
CRC32 0401f97f
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename eapsvc.dll
System Windows 7
File size 111104 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 e2dda8726da9cb5b2c4000c9018a9633
SHA1 18405649c72a24efb3ee76f0f30bc8b4e3fb27df
SHA256 0c967dbc3636a76a696997192a158aa92a1af19f01e3c66d5bf91818a8faea76
CRC32 b2f35896
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename eapsvc.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 74752 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 c2303883fd9be49dc36a6400643002ea
SHA1 9d2355ebd07efdab984058182777568f5eb31ff9
SHA256 f062d1d6d503cf5195bde8c1dc75b541f559cb8175adabcdb7690e9f1ca3ea4e
CRC32 6a017368
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename eapsvc.dll
System Windows XP
File size 33792 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 2187855a7703adef0cef9ee4285182cc
SHA1 13761a05b23ed5ba3139c722768d8010e5da71b9
SHA256 8233cc11f637866c0074043835a785ea2b616739b6b1181b143a253cf2508cfd
CRC32 22123916
Example file location ---