Fix ErrorReporting.dll Errors

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

ErrorReporting.dll file Dynamic Link Library. The file was developed by Microsoft for use with Windows software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of ErrorReporting.dll related errors on your device. You can also download ErrorReporting.dll file compatible with Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 8 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 8

File info

General information
Filename ErrorReporting.dll
File extension DLL
Type Dynamic Link Library
Description Dynamic Link Library
Program Windows 8.1
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 8.1
MIME type application/octet-stream
Entry point 0x1b3be
Code size 122368

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

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



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


Problems related to ErrorReporting.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 ErrorReporting.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 8.1: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_17.5.9600.20605_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_17.5.9600.20605_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_17.5.9600.20605_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe\

If the steps did not solve your ErrorReporting.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 ErrorReporting.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 143360 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 0590d75c727191c39cc1a0aa849d6ff3
SHA1 1f640787dc60b6babbd46e95af48f49f1265ef98
SHA256 81d6f54608b1a14c20f25c067dde3098a24b0b1a8c1ac499e3dcfa9c20f46728
CRC32 05bb9e1f
Example file location C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_17.5.9600.20605_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe\
Filename ErrorReporting.dll
System Windows 8
File size 143216 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 1d550b5bc2ff3d903158913c7cba65d4
SHA1 3acc6193f55a96f96e9f6afaaba0cc62ef542154
SHA256 0455abfad9a475421b5b3902bc656ba8caaa082619857b3db70d65de362d0f8f
CRC32 d87718c5
Example file location 1: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_17.5.9600.20605_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe\
Filename ErrorReporting.dll
System Windows 8
File size 143216 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 fed754d94e3b6189d0c007e3fc67265b
SHA1 b1a90aa0f709cd1845b5730afecd4be36295ecdc
SHA256 01fcfaf86ae8857e4a454744825df83ad3713e0f773e0ebf25110f041b4dc8c6
CRC32 7eefc315
Example file location 1: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_17.5.9600.20605_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe\