Download and Fix JNWDRV.dll

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

JNWDRV.dll file Windows Journal Note Writer Driver Graphics DLL. 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 JNWDRV.dll related errors on your device. You can also download JNWDRV.dll file compatible with 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 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename JNWDRV.dll
File extension DLL
Description Windows Journal Note Writer Driver Graphics DLL
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Driver
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 JNWDRV.dll file. JNWDRV.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 JNWDRV.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to JNWDRV.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 JNWDRV.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 8.1: C:\Program Files\Windows Journal\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Program Files\Windows Journal\
  • Windows 7: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your JNWDRV.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 JNWDRV.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 1129472 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 ad2bf4c88065575fea89900dd6348ebf
SHA1 2c4a2b97db663d2cd29568d05d1e1b598fd7a18f
SHA256 31a9ef694cfa542fb56e2f04b25c4bad2685297cea4d9b8b40f7ccf46ed24c6e
CRC32 cbe61a79
Example file location C:\Program Files\Windows Journal\
Filename JNWDRV.dll
System Windows 8
File size 1086976 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 e3729a789da0c30f249dd654b24d77b8
SHA1 71252289771909bb47fc4f93e756654dacae1c72
SHA256 e09de1d01cce5f3d16d1b6489c26e29300d8677d1d6eed611a4bfa33662bac34
CRC32 62cfb166
Example file location 1: C:\Program Files\Windows Journal\
Filename JNWDRV.dll
System Windows 7
File size 1402880 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 3e248d73cea054edd9a61d96c6944b01
SHA1 accfe91263c913b48380ba00af7d67b80606098e
SHA256 eac64f7d18487d2ab147aaab15526e27842403f8b854c8ff607de32187f5d05b
CRC32 93240539
Example file location ---
Filename JNWDRV.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 1500672 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 d31e8c13415c1e4418e0563d7f48c147
SHA1 7c3fd753712d57529f5e5f6a206829bb298ff16c
SHA256 d3c4c6341c0c147d261ca48a279036796d4a7a6b842cb0a2acc974cd842422ab
CRC32 7ec435bd
Example file location ---