Fix kbd106.dll Errors

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing kbd106.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 kbd106.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

kbd106.dll file JP Japanese Keyboard Layout for 106. 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 kbd106.dll related errors on your device. You can also download kbd106.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, 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 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename kbd106.dll
File extension DLL
Description JP Japanese Keyboard Layout for 106
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 kbd106.dll file. kbd106.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 kbd106.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • kbd106.dll is corrupted
  • kbd106.dll cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - kbd106.dll
  • kbd106.dll file error
  • kbd106.dll file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register kbd106.dll file:
  • kbd106.dll file could not be loaded
  • kbd106.dll file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because kbd106.dll file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to kbd106.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 kbd106.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.

kbd106.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 kbd106.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 kbd106.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 kbd106.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 kbd106.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the kbd106.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 kbd106.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 kbd106.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 kbd106.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace kbd106.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 kbd106.dll file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of kbd106.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: ---

If the steps did not solve your kbd106.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 kbd106.dll
System Windows 10
File size 7168 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 659c133cca29e402481e2da33721855f
SHA1 b27434bd10591cb480a00da858bac5bbed865776
SHA256 32e5084e974632bb92054e00ab2a8094952fe261d819f2e1411bc99531bab580
CRC32 3354482d
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename kbd106.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 7168 bytes
Date 2013-08-22
File details
MD5 4a20d13be9c3947af124f646db2860d9
SHA1 f34c2884df841ceff00f1794c75a12b6f0e23d15
SHA256 850bb49649350821add87c3e23e010472a0a2fa964fe2fe9d5523c0e83a1adf7
CRC32 485c1527
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename kbd106.dll
System Windows 8
File size 6656 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 1cc1ef5f9f0c2091b8aa2c7f2abac818
SHA1 1b29861115bcff86eecdb07698e74de50575c144
SHA256 c8de1cb4c49bcd3f6b5684c4b16fd1853ad03fad1690f9eb4aa6c1bda8e88274
CRC32 e420ba7e
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename kbd106.dll
System Windows 7
File size 7680 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 01964728a792acb8ddcfd4e3a161d048
SHA1 89490e9e3c5160ced0760acb2c834611619e8392
SHA256 c353e4f200b986340aa07ee24c3dab63ca40adda350880af35662fa4060af6de
CRC32 a73dab36
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename kbd106.dll
System Windows 7
File size 8192 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 a1d990022654cfe37e2561e540f0253b
SHA1 4f27324770dcef7a4e2d0312a1a6c3ca51648f60
SHA256 3966df44b840f7c2ecb760472ac8397b78cbfc2e72fea3c1ba7649103b39cf28
CRC32 0d23a8a9
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename kbd106.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 8192 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 3915404715670af7e4474147677160c3
SHA1 23cb1b36729175e7823aecda4247b7cb7d2a2672
SHA256 b32cb76ba26c3f0a4fa540dbf58dfe89deb0d056c880bbb5d582f6562d37eb85
CRC32 20b9f3ad
Example file location ---
Filename kbd106.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 8192 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 5e5269a0c5ada64fcfb09cdcd2591e44
SHA1 75ae7e15999b2dc7c3b9e458437a919146be317b
SHA256 73613450f9750507da44ed2e9dd6cf61b4e5bd0106f848548e15dcb93472472f
CRC32 52bd655e
Example file location ---