Download and Fix els.dll

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

els.dll file Event Viewer Snapin. 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 els.dll related errors on your device. You can also download els.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, 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 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP

File info

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

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



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


Problems related to els.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 els.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of els.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\SysWOW64\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your els.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 els.dll
System Windows 10
File size 180736 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 dca536815ffab5a73d6cfe6dadc2b3aa
SHA1 0af0fae7238a6498a875c25a201caff73d34c698
SHA256 f0169acce804f29e3e3be23d24bc1c731c78d0533efcf982f02770819fbc93f7
CRC32 7ae32f64
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename els.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 184832 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 f060655fe52d90947b8d74d92296f239
SHA1 7f72d7cfa9c3e7ef05d132374b4427fda011b001
SHA256 311b99c2bd0d2e598434668264448ddf5c9506f8e7cdc45c544e78f06d8a49fa
CRC32 9cb4d389
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename els.dll
System Windows 8
File size 173056 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 7f308c5b4d9ccdea7e7043d8a13c3285
SHA1 26f25af4c51dd02e3f36d479aaf3044556661681
SHA256 386ea0963442fdfdd5df0b027d73c82b85474412caccb378f89977ddc8fbc90e
CRC32 5b42dcc3
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename els.dll
System Windows 7
File size 179200 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 0cf5d6137e51550142de42bc046ea16e
SHA1 22c8175e0fe099d51fdd2e85ceda99da46029623
SHA256 dbee2611b9f04c7e6edf09cfd59261feb663b61bfc77d77a73e9836ece8a4379
CRC32 ddf8481e
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename els.dll
System Windows 7
File size 241664 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 7af5043fb8feef18144ea035cf88c0bf
SHA1 8c6b6433607fcc55a90fcab40529b119036eb002
SHA256 841bd3fef7ab747f7f77ff9c5560bd67b722ca76ae4bb19a1d29585b18589c22
CRC32 e9ab6dc7
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename els.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 179200 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 3327d8a301a3fec73b450c0bc130d616
SHA1 59a4b178f8bf5e45b11dd783f1f67f17bb074a63
SHA256 1ddbb55d3be79f89d5bcc19cad9518e271063bd9a98579b1abdefd71964f09a7
CRC32 f4d8910d
Example file location ---
Filename els.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 241152 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 c32056ed825d41540997e26e81cf6101
SHA1 f85ed2dc6e809e4fdb4c0006119fc51097beacb6
SHA256 a1a94f72410b0502637ba2b5ccd4badba734f0d22c67a539c7b937d30d03c9d0
CRC32 f1a8c520
Example file location ---
Filename els.dll
System Windows XP
File size 183296 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 f48ab90a886200bcda169ad7f06037d6
SHA1 d425b9697f9f43de34324611c59fb7695090f746
SHA256 99a155d904e489630f017c4566ed840eea73f2610b51902b6d128babf1982003
CRC32 9ceec1fe
Example file location ---