How to Download and Fix EventViewer.dll?

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

EventViewer.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 EventViewer.dll related errors on your device. You can also download EventViewer.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista 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

File info

General information
Filename EventViewer.dll
File extension DLL
Type Dynamic Link Library
Description Dynamic Link Library
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 355328
Oldest file 2008-01-21
Latest file 2017-03-18

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

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



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


Problems related to EventViewer.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 EventViewer.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\assembly\GAC_MSIL\EventViewer\v4.0_10.0.0.0__31bf3856ad364e35\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\assembly\GAC_MSIL\EventViewer\v4.0_6.3.0.0__31bf3856ad364e35\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\assembly\GAC_MSIL\EventViewer\v4.0_6.3.0.0__31bf3856ad364e35\
  • Windows 7: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your EventViewer.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 EventViewer.dll
System Windows 10
File size 355328 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 696c0b64259623658a8c63a71aa81ff8
SHA1 4cc6035c5f42b8c04b8436ba07b06e2acaa055ea
SHA256 d666aebcd0e695a0b2004a365275a8bbb273c9a171098aa611acb793402c321e
CRC32 3d616015
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\assembly\GAC_MSIL\EventViewer\v4.0_10.0.0.0__31bf3856ad364e35\
Filename EventViewer.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 358400 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 7e6cdcedc0e930bc7cac4443bdf6b9de
SHA1 e6b05c06920e133c0bd86ae9a6616d8c79614f88
SHA256 083747ca9a26c57c13171472f1bac780fa1fa801d19bfeccb9bdc4bb80ecc59e
CRC32 b72a1311
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\assembly\GAC_MSIL\EventViewer\v4.0_6.3.0.0__31bf3856ad364e35\
Filename EventViewer.dll
System Windows 8
File size 358400 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 dc0575fb62d957f4abab24adc8e2e555
SHA1 c257aaae705d5c9668d322a40930d9a5fd822b05
SHA256 d46e09e582856c99429a64dd8441674e790509a8cade9905a7175b0b99a9f89a
CRC32 b66e2df9
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\assembly\GAC_MSIL\EventViewer\v4.0_6.3.0.0__31bf3856ad364e35\
Filename EventViewer.dll
System Windows 7
File size 368640 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 f046eb4bbfc631d178c6df20819c1de5
SHA1 a1350d54c73c91aa95b618755f6f1d4db6cffae9
SHA256 c4c6a04d59e9c423d59cc95d029a58df491ee5c4366f6b4a3223bdb1f2ce74c5
CRC32 2ab4009e
Example file location ---
Filename EventViewer.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 364544 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 0d5ac2b7bb1c83383805bf8310b45542
SHA1 3754a8efefad13a45e9471981147f8c67da4f070
SHA256 3a5676c3c32f33cb6d45b0edbbc6f882e5315cbd262ebdabdc1b574746ca3021
CRC32 14430ad9
Example file location ---