Fix your kernel32.dll error

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kernel32.dll, File description: Windows NT BASE API Client DLL

Errors related to kernel32.dll can arise for a few different different reasons. For instance, a faulty application, kernel32.dll has been deleted or misplaced, corrupted by malicious software present on your PC or a damaged Windows registry.

The most commonly occurring error messages are:

  • The program can't start because kernel32.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.
  • There was a problem starting kernel32.dll. The specified module could not be found.
  • Error loading kernel32.dll. The specified module could not be found.
  • The code execution cannot proceed because kernel32.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem.
  • kernel32.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vender for support.

In the vast majority of cases, the solution is to properly reinstall kernel32.dll on your PC, to the Windows system folder. Alternatively, some programs, notably PC games, require that the DLL file is placed in the game/application installation folder.

For detailed installation instructions, see our FAQ.

Additional details about kernel32.dll

Kernel32.dll file handles the memory usage in "Microsoft Windows". It is one of the primary files that are needed in order for "Windows" to function properly. When you start your PC - kernel32.dll is loaded in to a protected space in the memory, and there after it locates other applications that wants to be loaded in to the memory. Nothing works in “Windows” if the kernel32.dll file is damaged, moved or deleted. For this reason, we advise everyone to never attempt replacement of this file. We only have it available so that those few who *really* know what they are doing have a chance to get it. In most all cases when you get an error message about kernel32.dll it is because of system incompatibilities with the application you are trying to run. Figure out why it is incompatible with your system first, it might be as simple as locating a different version of that program.

The most common occurring error messages caused by problems with kernel32.dll:

• "Explorer caused an invalid page fault in module Kernel32.dll."

• "Iexplore caused an invalid page fault in module kernel32.dll."

• "Commgr32 caused an invalid page fault in module kernel32.dll."

• "Error in Kernel32.dll."

• "[PROGRAM NAME] has caused an error in Kernel32.dll."

Errors arise when other applications in "Windows" are trying to access the protected memory space that Kernel32.dll is using. These kind of errors can occur in all "Microsoft Windows" operating systems from "Windows 95" to the new "Windows 7".

DLL-Files.com Support says

2013-10-02:

Lots of people having issues with latest Skype update these days. The error message concerns Kernel32.dll Note: Do NOT attempt to change this .dll on your computer. This is not the issue. The problem is that Skype have stopped support Win XP SP2 and older. You need to update to XP SP3 from Microsoft help center then possibly reinstall Skype again. Do note: Microsoft themselves will stop support this XP from April 2014 onwards, and so will lots of other software vendors. Hope it helps!


Comments made by users:

I have got the problem "MakeCriticalSectionGlobal could not be found in KERNEL32.dll"

If your getting an error that you dont have the KERNEL32.DLL file that probably means you dont have at least XP service pack 2...

Hi! I used to use Skype for a long time without problems. But recently I have received notification on updating the program. So after updating of Skype, the latter doesn't run. Only notification "Fatal Error" with short description "Failed to get proc address for SetDllDirectoryW (Kernel32.dll)" is appeared.

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10.0.18362.778

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Microsoft Corporation

Windows NT BASE API Client DLL

MD5: 4eda405e4c5661d188d0dc0712ff198c
SHA-1: e454472f13b72a2c54b48d142dcf456d37e431ae
Zip file size: 0.34 MB

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10.0.18362.329

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0.69 MB

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Microsoft Corporation

Windows NT BASE API Client DLL

MD5: 0f28bd01dc5e06f561e8c49ff4f5ddbe
SHA-1: 6f760e5583e17ee8acf5941811f98f357e329cd3
Zip file size: 0.34 MB

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10.0.18362.329

32

0.6 MB

U.S. English

Microsoft Corporation

Windows NT BASE API Client DLL

MD5: dd845184d57b66ad7ed1263fb89b396e
SHA-1: 87581f8fc62db275b6955fbce18b0871a2741df5
Zip file size: 0.29 MB

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10.0.18362.86

64

0.69 MB

U.S. English

Microsoft Corporation

Windows NT BASE API Client DLL

MD5: b0d70edd534fd9b66f18a18fb4d2e4e8
SHA-1: 926c093e3ad1ab8f5464e5d3191cb6dfd0b27b91
Zip file size: 0.34 MB

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10.0.17763.1

64

0.69 MB

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Microsoft Corporation

Windows NT BASE API Client DLL

MD5: d385b6882bfe47bedf2a2b9547c91a16
SHA-1: 907eec7568423245054be9c59638f0e2bc04afad
Zip file size: 0.34 MB

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10.0.17134.1

64

0.69 MB

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Microsoft Corporation

Windows NT BASE API Client DLL

MD5: a8565440629ac87f6fef7d588fe3ff0f
SHA-1: 51a5d214c185e50804411b647c8ce42567566ce4
Zip file size: 0.34 MB

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10.0.15063.296

64

0.68 MB

U.S. English

Microsoft Corporation

Windows NT BASE API Client DLL

MD5: 90224339656d3cfec43150209b4cd38e
SHA-1: 6b962b9571144c46b1959b89a9ca6c38ab031f2e
Zip file size: 0.33 MB

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10.0.14393.0

64

0.67 MB

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Microsoft Corporation

Windows NT BASE API Client DLL

MD5: 6955067712f2f4752ca12192b08ef860
SHA-1: 6ee3e2d33012161659609dadea59a2164c5a5ceb
Zip file size: 0.33 MB

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10.0.14393.0

32

0.59 MB

U.S. English

Microsoft Corporation

Windows NT BASE API Client DLL

MD5: 956db4b52f2ce6365ade6b5d2d74a267
SHA-1: 569a14d3be9a156f5c0cd416aaaf82750362a5bc
Zip file size: 0.28 MB

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10.0.10586.0

64

0.67 MB

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Microsoft Corporation

Windows NT BASE API Client DLL

MD5: 1c9c6933a94c594de7366124b4dd6075
SHA-1: ad3e678db0413eedd9aaf6c3446a6da73a6f5856
Zip file size: 0.33 MB

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10.0.10586.0

32

0.59 MB

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Microsoft Corporation

Windows NT BASE API Client DLL

MD5: 44aac4307be433e5c730124eb9043543
SHA-1: 284fc88dadda2864e0cd1bf03bfa1622187aa049
Zip file size: 0.28 MB

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6.3.9600.17056

32

0.99 MB

U.S. English

Microsoft Corporation

Windows NT BASE API Client DLL

MD5: cc70f4c7ca6f8b49f21d2d1db765c1d0
SHA-1: 5f17ba0a49c33f62fe9f04abdc990db609a11349
Zip file size: 0.42 MB

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6.2.9200.16859

32

0.96 MB

U.S. English

Microsoft Corporation

Windows NT BASE API Client DLL

MD5: 00bf1bf1b779ce1af41371426821e0c2
SHA-1: 4fdbb1ced5dcdb96b9c87e90ce3e7ce276badf8e
Zip file size: 0.43 MB

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6.1.7601.18229

32

0.83 MB

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Microsoft Corporation

Windows NT BASE API Client DLL

MD5: 6933e2aff444a7a95d5c67e98449163e
SHA-1: 70b8460dc96f914709b34ae76638261475e94005
Zip file size: 0.39 MB

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6.1.7601.17651

32

1.06 MB

U.S. English

Microsoft Corporation

Windows NT BASE API Client DLL

MD5: 99c3f8e9cc59d95666eb8d8a8b4c2beb
SHA-1: 754e133c87fd29a1432a7af8ab8c69f244eb7d99
Zip file size: 0.37 MB

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6.0.6001.18631

64

1.15 MB

U.S. English

Microsoft Corporation

Windows NT BASE API Client DLL

MD5: 6adb508feadbdec41c194b4c03fa5201
SHA-1: ba221e6054315840efb97744cdc2df88ee273a9b
Zip file size: 0.5 MB

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6.0.6001.18631

32

0.82 MB

U.S. English

Microsoft Corporation

Windows NT BASE API Client DLL

MD5: 6ebbe14be54877c386c63ffed52d391d
SHA-1: eada749a6899043bec37394b7279ffead4f9b2e9
Zip file size: 0.4 MB

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5.1.2600.5781

32

0.97 MB

Polish

Microsoft Corporation

Biblioteka DLL klienta Windows NT BASE API

MD5: 77c951b64413e80eec0359426dca938b
SHA-1: 032c73900051c14710295600802288bb9a0cdf8a
Zip file size: 0.36 MB

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5.1.2600.5781

32

0.99 MB

Spanish

Microsoft Corporation

DLL de cliente API BASE de Windows NT

MD5: 7dc06bf4cbc3fcd7557d8d69dfbd49f5
SHA-1: 3dcee7962121b1342492841d2014a153ba89cfa7
Zip file size: 0.36 MB

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5.1.2600.5512

32

0.96 MB

Swedish

Microsoft Corporation

Klient-DLL för Windows NT BASE API

MD5: 19563163bdbea684ed7caca71a0cc117
SHA-1: 3e26f97d10a3308a3c0d9173dd1b656c0d60a2fa
Zip file size: 0.36 MB

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5.1.2600.2180

32

0.95 MB

Swedish

Microsoft Corporation

Klient-DLL för Windows NT BASE API

MD5: 673505731aa42d4f635968c3754bebf1
SHA-1: ebd2e2a242275aae9dae181008dd30562ef1668b
Zip file size: 0.36 MB

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5.1.2600.2180

32

0.94 MB

U.S. English

Microsoft Corporation

Windows NT BASE API Client DLL

MD5: 888190e31455fad793312f8d087146eb
SHA-1: 775191d293016d9541ddd6aef5ac94ab3776849a
Zip file size: 0.35 MB

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5.1.2600.1106

32

0.91 MB

Polish

Microsoft Corporation

Biblioteka DLL klienta Windows NT BASE API

MD5: 8d452c28d7cad9b5bbdb3c41730305e9
SHA-1: 591e1749f76c1048baefd64e60970dddf99e3eab
Zip file size: 0.34 MB

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5.1.2600.1106

32

0.89 MB

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Microsoft Corporation

Windows NT BASE API Client DLL

MD5: 8f162dc91d67d87c1a481bf602a9dac8
SHA-1: af67eff89c1a9e4c3480816278111252908ad3d9
Zip file size: 0.33 MB

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5.1.2600.0

32

0.9 MB

Swedish

Microsoft Corporation

Klient-DLL för Windows NT BASE API

MD5: 4a7df9fc774af9743bdc0f343b97ec0a
SHA-1: 9fbd4f96a7ff79ed5f3102b13ec5e695333728db
Zip file size: 0.33 MB

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4.10.0.2222

32

0.45 MB

Swedish

Microsoft Corporation

Win32 Kernel

MD5: 274443dda61273bae3a89ad7efa5e46a
SHA-1: c6a877392b4ce83b6d89b562ee9f5014989ac1a1
Zip file size: 0.21 MB

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