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Windows NT BASE API Client DLL

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Since you decided to visit this page, chances are you’re either looking for kernel32.dll file, or a way to fix the “kernel32.dll is missing” error. Look through the information below, which explains how to resolve your issue. On this page, you can download the kernel32.dll file as well.

What is Kernel32.dll?

Kernel32.dll a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file, developed by Microsoft, which is referred to essential system files of the Windows OS. It usually contains a set of procedures and driver functions, which may be applied by Windows.

What is Kernel32.dll used for?

Kernel32.dll file, also known as Windows NT BASE API Client DLL, is commonly associated with Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. It is an essential component, which ensures that Windows programs operate properly. Thus, if the kernel32.dll file is missing, it may negatively affect the work of the associated software.

What is Kernel32.dll is missing error mean?

There are multiple reasons that may cause kernel32.dll errors. These include Windows registry issues, malicious software, faulty applications, etc.

Error messages related to the kernel32.dll file can also indicate that the file has been incorrectly installed, corrupted or removed.

Other common kernel32.dll errors include:

  • “kernel32.dll is missing”
  • “kernel32.dll error loading”
  • “kernel32.dll crash”
  • “kernel32.dll was not found”
  • “kernel32.dll could not be located”
  • “kernel32.dll Access Violation”
  • “The procedure entry point kernel32.dll error”
  • “Cannot find kernel32.dll”
  • “Cannot register kernel32.dll”
kernel32.dll - System Error The program can`t start because kernel32.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix problem.

How to fix Kernel32.dll missing error?

If the “kernel32.dll is missing” error occurs, you may use one of the methods below – manual or automatic – to solve the problem. The manual method assumes that you download the kernel32.dll file and put it inside the game/application installation folder, while the second method is much easier as it allows you to automatically fix the error with minimum effort.

Method 1: Download Kernel32.dll

Search through available versions of kernel32.dll from the list below, select the correct file and press the “Download” link. If you cannot decide which version to choose, read the article below or use the automatic method to resolve the issue

Kernel32.dll, 21 available versions

Bits & Version File size Checksums
32bit 6.3.9600.17056 1.0 MB
MD5 cc70f4c7ca6f8b49f21d2d1db765c1d0
SHA1 5f17ba0a49c33f62fe9f04abdc990db609a11349
32bit 6.2.9200.16859 1.0 MB
MD5 00bf1bf1b779ce1af41371426821e0c2
SHA1 4fdbb1ced5dcdb96b9c87e90ce3e7ce276badf8e
32bit 6.1.7601.18229 848.0 KB
MD5 6933e2aff444a7a95d5c67e98449163e
SHA1 70b8460dc96f914709b34ae76638261475e94005
32bit 6.1.7601.17651 1.1 MB
MD5 99c3f8e9cc59d95666eb8d8a8b4c2beb
SHA1 754e133c87fd29a1432a7af8ab8c69f244eb7d99
64bit 6.0.6001.18631 1.2 MB
MD5 6adb508feadbdec41c194b4c03fa5201
SHA1 ba221e6054315840efb97744cdc2df88ee273a9b
32bit 6.0.6001.18631 837.5 KB
MD5 6ebbe14be54877c386c63ffed52d391d
SHA1 eada749a6899043bec37394b7279ffead4f9b2e9
32bit 5.1.2600.5781 1.0 MB
MD5 77c951b64413e80eec0359426dca938b
SHA1 032c73900051c14710295600802288bb9a0cdf8a
32bit 5.1.2600.5781 1.0 MB
MD5 7dc06bf4cbc3fcd7557d8d69dfbd49f5
SHA1 3dcee7962121b1342492841d2014a153ba89cfa7
32bit 5.1.2600.5512 1.0 MB
MD5 19563163bdbea684ed7caca71a0cc117
SHA1 3e26f97d10a3308a3c0d9173dd1b656c0d60a2fa
32bit 5.1.2600.2180 974.0 KB
MD5 673505731aa42d4f635968c3754bebf1
SHA1 ebd2e2a242275aae9dae181008dd30562ef1668b
32bit 5.1.2600.2180 960.5 KB
MD5 888190e31455fad793312f8d087146eb
SHA1 775191d293016d9541ddd6aef5ac94ab3776849a
32bit 5.1.2600.1106 936.5 KB
MD5 8d452c28d7cad9b5bbdb3c41730305e9
SHA1 591e1749f76c1048baefd64e60970dddf99e3eab
32bit 5.1.2600.1106 908.5 KB
MD5 8f162dc91d67d87c1a481bf602a9dac8
SHA1 af67eff89c1a9e4c3480816278111252908ad3d9
32bit 5.1.2600.0 918.5 KB
MD5 4a7df9fc774af9743bdc0f343b97ec0a
SHA1 9fbd4f96a7ff79ed5f3102b13ec5e695333728db
32bit 460.0 KB
MD5 274443dda61273bae3a89ad7efa5e46a
SHA1 c6a877392b4ce83b6d89b562ee9f5014989ac1a1
64bit 10.0.19041.292 747.5 KB
MD5 3f7de1ebec982b762839c8c192f4d4b1
SHA1 f6526b1313b335f4954a2bfce54a81037125d4e8
64bit 10.0.18362.778 706.6 KB
MD5 4eda405e4c5661d188d0dc0712ff198c
SHA1 e454472f13b72a2c54b48d142dcf456d37e431ae
64bit 10.0.14393.0 683.5 KB
MD5 6955067712f2f4752ca12192b08ef860
SHA1 6ee3e2d33012161659609dadea59a2164c5a5ceb
32bit 10.0.14393.0 601.6 KB
MD5 956db4b52f2ce6365ade6b5d2d74a267
SHA1 569a14d3be9a156f5c0cd416aaaf82750362a5bc
64bit 10.0.10586.0 689.0 KB
MD5 1c9c6933a94c594de7366124b4dd6075
SHA1 ad3e678db0413eedd9aaf6c3446a6da73a6f5856
32bit 10.0.10586.0 605.6 KB
MD5 44aac4307be433e5c730124eb9043543
SHA1 284fc88dadda2864e0cd1bf03bfa1622187aa049

How to choose the correct version of Kernel32.dll?

First, look through descriptions in the table above and select the proper file for your program. Pay attention to whether it’s a 64-, or 32-bit file, as well as the language it uses. For 64-bit programs, use 64-bit files if they are listed above.

It’s best to choose those dll files which language corresponds to the language of your program, if possible. We also recommend downloading the latest versions of dll files for an up-to-date functionality.

Where to place the Kernel32.dll file?

To repair the “kernel32.dll is missing” error, put the file inside the application/game installation folder. Alternatively, you can place the kernel32.dll file within the Windows system directory.

How to register Kernel32.dll?

If putting the missing kernel32.dll file into the proper directory doesn’t solve the problem, you’ll have to register it. To do so, copy your DLL file to the C:\Windows\System32 folder, and open a command prompt with admin rights. There, type “regsvr32 kernel32.dll” and press Enter.

Method 2: Fix the missing Kernel32.dll error automatically

With WikiDll Fixer you can automatically repair kernel32.dll errors. The utility will not only download the correct version of kernel32.dll for absolutely free and suggest the right directory to install it but also resolve other issues related to the kernel32.dll file.
  • Step 1: Click the “Download App. ” button to get an automatic tool, provided by WikiDll.
  • Step 2: Install the utility by following simple installation instructions.
  • Step 3: Launch the program to fix your kernel32.dll errors and other issues.
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Method 3: Update drivers to restore missing .dll files

Driver updates for the Windows operating system, as well as for network adapters, monitors, printers, etc., can be independently downloaded and installed from the Windows Update Center or by using specialized utilities.

OPTION 1 - Automatic Device Drivers Update

Outbyte Driver Updater automatically updates drivers on Windows. Routine driver updates are now a thing of the past!
  • Step 1: Download the Outbyte Driver Updater
  • Step 2: Install the application
  • Step 3: Launch the app
  • Step 4: Driver Updater will scan your system for outdated and missing drivers
  • Step 5: Click Update to automatically update all drivers

OPTION 2 - Manually Update Device Drivers

  • Step 1: Go to Taskbar' search box - write Device Manager - choose Device Manager
  • Step 2: Select a category to look at the devices' names - make right-click the one that needs to be updated
  • Step 3: Choose Search automatically for updated driver software
  • Step 4: Look at Update Driver, and select it
  • Step 5: Windows might not be able to find the new driver. In this case, the user can see the driver on the manufacturer's website, where all the necessary instructions are available

Method 4: Scan your PC for malware to fix kernel32.dll error

Sometimes kernel32.dll error can happen because of malware on your computer. The malicious software can intentionally corrupt DLL files in order to substitute them with its own malicious files. Therefore, your number one priority should be to scan your computer for malware and eliminate it as soon as possible.

OPTION 1 - Windows Defender

The new version of Windows 10 has a built-in application called "Windows Defender", which allows you to check your computer for viruses and remove malware, which is difficult to remove in a running operating system. In order to use the Windows Defender Offline scan, go to the settings (Start - Gear icon or Win + I key), select "Update and Security" and go to the "Windows Defender" section.
How to use Windows Defender Offline Scan
  • Step 1: Press Win key or click on Start and click on Gear icon. Alternatively press Win + I key combination.
  • Step 2: Select Update and Security option and go to Windows Defender section.
  • Step 3: At the bottom of the defender settings there is the checkbox " Windows Defender Offline scan". To start it, click "Scan Now". Note that you have to save all unsaved data before rebooting your PC.

After clicking “Scan Now” burton, the computer will reboot and automatically start searching viruses and malware. Upon completion of the scan, the computer will restart, and in the notifications, you will see a report on the completed scan.

OPTION 2 - Outbyte Antivirus

Outbyte products are one of the most popular and effective to fight malware and unwanted programs, and they will come in handy even when you have a high-quality third-party antivirus installed. Scanning in the new version of Malwarebytes can be performed in real time and manually. To initiate manual scan please follow the steps below:
  • Step 1: Launch the Outbyte program and click Scan Now button. Also, you can select Scan option on the left side of the program’s window and click Full Scan. The system will begin scanning and you will be able to see the scan results.
  • Step 2: Select items that you want to quarantine and press “Quarantine Selected” button. When quarantined, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
  • Step 3: After the program has been restarted, you can delete all quarantined objects by going to the appropriate section of the program or restore some of them if it turned out that after quarantining something from your software began to work incorrectly.

Method 5: Fix Kernel32.dll missing error with System File Checker (SFC)

Many users are familiar with the sfc / scannow system file integrity check command, which automatically checks and fixes protected Windows system files. To execute this command, you have to run command prompt as administrator.
  • Step 1: Start the command line as an administrator in Windows by pressing Win key on your keyboard and typing "Command Prompt" in the search field, then - right-click on the result and select Run as administrator. Alternatively, you can press Win + X key combination which will open the menu where you can select Command Prompt (Admin).
  • Step 2: Type sfc / scannow while in Command Prompt and hit Enter.

After entering the command, a system check will begin. It will take a while, so please be patient. Once operation is complete you will get the message “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them.” or “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them”.

Keep in mind that System File Checker (SFC) cannot fix integrity errors for those system files that are currently being used by operating system. To fix these files you have to run SFC command through the command prompt in the Windows recovery environment. You can get into Windows Recovery Environment from the login screen, by clicking Shutdown, then holding down the Shift key while selecting Restart.

In Windows 10, you can press Win key, select Settings > Update & security > Recovery and under Advanced Startup, click Restart now. You can also boot from the installation disk or bootable USB flash drive with the Windows 10 distribution. On the installation screen select your preferred language and then select “System Restore”. After that, go to “Troubleshooting” > “Advanced Settings” > “Command Prompt”. Once in Command Prompt type the following command: sfc /scannow /offbootdir=C:\ /offwindir=C:\Windows where C is the partition with the installed operating system, and C: \ Windows is the path to the Windows 10 folder.

This operation will take a while and it is important to wait until it is complete. When finished, close the command prompt and restart the computer as usual.

Method 6: Fix corrupted Kernel32.dll file by performing System Restore

System Restore is very useful when you want to fix kernel32.dll error. Using the "System Restore" function, you can choose restore Windows to the date when the kernel32.dll file was not damaged. Thus, restoring Windows to an earlier date cancels changes made to system files. Please follow the steps below to roll back Windows using System Restore and get rid of kernel32.dll error.
  • Step 1: Press the Win + R keys combination to launch Run dialog.
  • Step 2: Type rstrui in the Run text box and click OK or hit Enter. It will open the system recovery utility.
  • Step 3: The “System Restore” window may include the “Choose a different restore point” option. If so, select this option and click Next. Check the “Show more restore points” checkbox to see a complete list of dates.
  • Step 4: Select a date to restore Windows 10. Keep in mind that you need to select a recovery point that will restore Windows to the date when the kernel32.dll error message did not appear.
  • Step 5: Click the "Next" button and then click "Finish" to confirm your restore point.

At this point, your computer will reboot normally and boot up with restored version of Windows, and kernel32.dll error should be resolved.

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