Fix ARP.EXE Errors

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

ARP.EXE file TCP/IP Arp Command. 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 ARP.EXE related errors on your device. You can also download ARP.EXE 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 ARP.EXE
File extension EXE
Description TCP/IP Arp Command
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Executable application
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 ARP.EXE file. ARP.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 ARP.EXE file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to ARP.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 ARP.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.

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace ARP.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 ARP.EXE file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of ARP.EXE 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 ARP.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 ARP.EXE
System Windows 10
File size 22528 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 a0d04690a98e5dcc606b182791fc6330
SHA1 147dcbece335aa2e268aea92480c44a8c75fbcc2
SHA256 ee523d5705b16fa7f3526a42f01e6192420f67f30dc969c4217455f0c4e3ce41
CRC32 f6b07349
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename ARP.EXE
System Windows 8.1
File size 22016 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 6ff99263b5c8c8e0311e881f5374a267
SHA1 5e9d36a077b2ff83b0c7f861947a5ca05a8f11c5
SHA256 226d971c2504d938f7ec4eec29237e5e098ecdaee1a668e106ed5fd7acb8d3da
CRC32 f1859720
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename ARP.EXE
System Windows 8
File size 22016 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 e5b5d66233d08813ac0fe6986df0fa04
SHA1 feaac68aeff74678bbd92e000b14e2d287a256aa
SHA256 4bb9430cb71f2ee3ae4854936636669838660eaa8b6a851f3314153a077289b5
CRC32 c04ede35
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename ARP.EXE
System Windows 7
File size 24064 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 93566af729b02023bc582cc71bd74e90
SHA1 66f3f21db70cfe1e84c9c6c7d75bab7643c70637
SHA256 95446d661b61c83fc3cc8952e1a5448e662d0695aaf7787db5ec0038dd3973c2
CRC32 bcfbde84
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename ARP.EXE
System Windows 7
File size 20992 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 adc7ad3c261d2753cb7a2fe73a66c210
SHA1 7fc445ded7c1da7769eaa09b2fbdf431ace38876
SHA256 ec54b37cdb3567f3a81384fc6abf9220ada8b2df6c087ade8c7e075687b09fa9
CRC32 f581aabe
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename ARP.EXE
System Windows Vista
File size 19968 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 804b01b317d4b7db3ccc569506082c4a
SHA1 dbe26e080c89c3e59d81b6cc3b58839ed914b83d
SHA256 99fa01175861ce17808b403a41cb292d397d79795584c93e86a51d58f5e60d9e
CRC32 31b17ec5
Example file location ---
Filename ARP.EXE
System Windows Vista
File size 23040 bytes
Date 2006-11-02
File details
MD5 e18a72ea665b3dec31338229d42f16ba
SHA1 d682327218fb4db315e3df1ab5ca7e89861327c1
SHA256 2dbc9f3aeacde8943f742d8c3c59f0f0e9e606ece4ac0f6df0e5c91187fb61ba
CRC32 726c502d
Example file location ---
Filename ARP.EXE
System Windows XP
File size 19456 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 33f9b0e02d9d93f920605d02fb53f3fd
SHA1 4a22e401ad5adb7b3de8f819e86d8461d764d195
SHA256 1f4c090dfa389b3c6b16eb42299fb815f24efac7ca541bb60821e3da0131b8f6
CRC32 d3448a1d
Example file location ---