How to Download and Fix AdapterTroubleshooter.exe?

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

AdapterTroubleshooter.exe file Troubleshoot Display Adapter. 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 AdapterTroubleshooter.exe related errors on your device. You can also download AdapterTroubleshooter.exe file compatible with Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename AdapterTroubleshooter.exe
File extension EXE
Description Troubleshoot Display Adapter
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 English (U.S.)
Fix File Errors

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

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



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


Problems related to AdapterTroubleshooter.exe 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 AdapterTroubleshooter.exe 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.

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace AdapterTroubleshooter.exe 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 AdapterTroubleshooter.exe file.

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

  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\System32\

If the steps did not solve your AdapterTroubleshooter.exe 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 AdapterTroubleshooter.exe
System Windows 7
File size 38912 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 bdfabedacd6f18b5efb14b7529f3ed3e
SHA1 b7202cf005748d0815a2f8b0bd1b2e681cb6c5e2
SHA256 9c971704f26c030424cd5719882df104c11219f38084c7683ba18fa9b36bfab2
CRC32 a8660540
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename AdapterTroubleshooter.exe
System Windows 7
File size 40448 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 d4170c9ff5b2f85b0ce0246033d26919
SHA1 a76118e8775e16237cf00f2fb79718be0dc84db1
SHA256 d05e010a2570cdd5a67f62c99483aeeecb6a8d5ecc523cd49b158a460c9be5da
CRC32 37cfd176
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename AdapterTroubleshooter.exe
System Windows Vista
File size 39424 bytes
Date 2006-11-02
File details
MD5 03dd04f3bc94a036c924cca422bec2d9
SHA1 6c309e20b80ca42764d8e625cd346933d04f6e5c
SHA256 845beab64277420599b049163c10b38e051312d9bfacb556c6743b68c7689683
CRC32 77af0408
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename AdapterTroubleshooter.exe
System Windows Vista
File size 38400 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 889c4901855addf97108bf67f2068cae
SHA1 064c6769eb87c63c88b5d4873da308cc08f5b7f6
SHA256 e6678a9c5fc2582cb9d0ec29552b7ce6bb183aa0d461849cc9b9af1c247c86a8
CRC32 659e2d2c
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\