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Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing kbd101.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 kbd101.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

kbd101.dll file JP Japanese Keyboard Layout for 101. 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 kbd101.dll related errors on your device. You can also download kbd101.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 kbd101.dll
File extension DLL
Description JP Japanese Keyboard Layout for 101
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 Neutral

There are various types of errors related to kbd101.dll file. kbd101.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 kbd101.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • kbd101.dll is corrupted
  • kbd101.dll cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - kbd101.dll
  • kbd101.dll file error
  • kbd101.dll file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register kbd101.dll file:
  • kbd101.dll file could not be loaded
  • kbd101.dll file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because kbd101.dll file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to kbd101.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 kbd101.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.

kbd101.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 kbd101.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 kbd101.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 kbd101.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 kbd101.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the kbd101.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 kbd101.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 kbd101.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 kbd101.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace kbd101.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 kbd101.dll file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of kbd101.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 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your kbd101.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 kbd101.dll
System Windows 10
File size 6656 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 daf5d934149a1a3f0eae46d15d3d25f4
SHA1 269a9793689ba7c97055cbc0ca919140f8dcaa3e
SHA256 e5fd4783e6cb4011cbd8c60b8f262c8f134ca13d78f8a08932bc32b410dd4d06
CRC32 0f5beae8
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename kbd101.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 6656 bytes
Date 2013-08-22
File details
MD5 701ac6cd9863e5402b00b2e5fec9b0fe
SHA1 5a7554628e05ffd6cbe526287fb5fd3ecdb4627e
SHA256 a486e4a51adc3f6cbb117ca7a008986e875f4be9e3dbeb7c7bb31c97781bc957
CRC32 abbfdc12
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename kbd101.dll
System Windows 8
File size 6656 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 a3407cb4a7de870480962ef2b3389ee2
SHA1 54994f7e1717bd3f00454d82ada50290be9ac19b
SHA256 47054952e6d396658fa058d79c10ce7246d2e63fafd0ab2800ec2a569c7f1f90
CRC32 a4b4e448
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename kbd101.dll
System Windows 7
File size 7680 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 001d7099c3db8e53a955ff4d66e25aa2
SHA1 d438ca518b9e3733fba169a0d01f57f2f676395b
SHA256 70b857db1b8b03d317722d5868c5012947c0c791632c878d60bf16d0ef889a78
CRC32 cfb015a6
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename kbd101.dll
System Windows 7
File size 7168 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 74079dd48d1697fe638e59c493d16b7f
SHA1 e78b97d057ee214e49d45ae2983b1b7a8b7c12ab
SHA256 c675b05f61a8c8f401533a1b263d7027a98459a56e8a5a5af97e6c6240b7fc7e
CRC32 d1e4d7c2
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename kbd101.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 7680 bytes
Date 2006-11-02
File details
MD5 84551e8decdbf4debe3462db6da3c64b
SHA1 7a197f8eaa24e0c990e571116131d33ba6195108
SHA256 a6aa5528229f14d027bf2b5dd685ec66a8a84ee4b05c165340197ef3d15bdc31
CRC32 60929d7d
Example file location ---
Filename kbd101.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 7168 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 fb28de650aa3f117320f1f4bdb8ccdda
SHA1 aea00628d97c14ffa9f6bd9ec563bd8b5a103a43
SHA256 50c5d21449a1ed026ae84119cb63e6e6403a204f09b46524a7db9f9a25c19d5e
CRC32 c8f92b3d
Example file location ---
Filename kbd101.dll
System Windows XP
File size 6144 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 3b479b92a1159a2cff613b3faa2ad9cd
SHA1 cb364b228694be0a909f707abf4478a1a4cf0b08
SHA256 d97242f2b7643c856ddf02f0ac0d98028f00e83adfd77418a5b3a030470e9088
CRC32 d5e0fe44
Example file location ---