KBDCA.DLL Informations - Download and Fix

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

KBDCA.DLL file Canadian Multilingual Keyboard Layout. 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 KBDCA.DLL related errors on your device. You can also download KBDCA.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 KBDCA.DLL
File extension DLL
Description Canadian Multilingual Keyboard Layout
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 KBDCA.DLL file. KBDCA.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 KBDCA.DLL file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to KBDCA.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 KBDCA.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.

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace KBDCA.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 KBDCA.DLL file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of KBDCA.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 KBDCA.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 KBDCA.DLL
System Windows 10
File size 7168 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 b4442086f9451d07ba345072c35a1b65
SHA1 7c02ffd65b2410661bdffbfe27db6e9c21a2deeb
SHA256 4517b14f113cd5dd358aee0ce134c037e07f14e42fda0443ab4288cf9c9461b3
CRC32 510f7f04
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename KBDCA.DLL
System Windows 8.1
File size 6656 bytes
Date 2013-08-22
File details
MD5 438a5cd1c7d8c522d418aa6d66f51237
SHA1 eed417536251ae6f1b6e2027e86ebe78f9113608
SHA256 0b794ba30df8987abae4b6ec178da6c5c5e186274b48509af3727fa5ca13177d
CRC32 cb54a9e7
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename KBDCA.DLL
System Windows 8
File size 6656 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 84b372b065a857ecf6a3b1532627b9ca
SHA1 66b1c0a766a2cc85be7bce13c140e21e6b63a483
SHA256 058c9596f03c3e119b4bad02724a9059f3e8b6dfd9bb9f89ae4c889fa393d2b6
CRC32 d79c82d6
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename KBDCA.DLL
System Windows 7
File size 7680 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 0f5cd07a098d6a5989019cc377722989
SHA1 33ab56dbefe861867221aadfb8abaa64e49bf39d
SHA256 64ff67772cd9acfb1d8c3d6b6351123d522bc97bec94a6a9423ccf962f519239
CRC32 dc90dffe
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename KBDCA.DLL
System Windows 7
File size 7168 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 5e0faa499e0db871486f8b0789d7845a
SHA1 9db63d5f5691ac586001c2a94424d9e4e70b3410
SHA256 4487c39f714081f6ac97103eb41e492ef7adcf80c4c9f4b593fe46e22f8d550e
CRC32 094e4193
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename KBDCA.DLL
System Windows Vista
File size 7680 bytes
Date 2006-11-02
File details
MD5 b40120678ceed8dccc7dbffceb1152b6
SHA1 a611c76d968c1563668e6e61b213148a070c8ad6
SHA256 24ec0e6d0c3b68bafa3a32ec73ad37a5a79be3539d37b576db39a9f8b093eec6
CRC32 a3ec7289
Example file location ---
Filename KBDCA.DLL
System Windows Vista
File size 7168 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 c295adc5669a8b529fe018ec61169061
SHA1 aaf837f8bc46e8a0ebf9a73da2b1645c66b42fdb
SHA256 69401f704696a7fdbaf46945ff21231711c3770783d039da941b95526d737098
CRC32 0410006e
Example file location ---
Filename KBDCA.DLL
System Windows XP
File size 6144 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 c068f1ef8f08c4331ec176aac231ffe3
SHA1 f5931921f4b2c016c205533eadf2333b0eae1c2a
SHA256 ecc11ce868213e550a4f587da06915dd31e80ee2cd32055c7a15785f8a68e0a0
CRC32 8bcec191
Example file location ---