WMI SDK Provider Framework

framedyn.dll. What is it?

Framedyn.dll is WMI SDK Provider Framework.

This file is part of Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. Framedyn.dll is developed by Microsoft Corporation. It’s a system and hidden file. Framedyn.dll is usually located in the %SYSTEM% sub-folder and its usual size is 185,344 bytes.

Framedyn.dll is a module that provides a framework library for implementing several provider helper classes. Framedyn.dll is a vital component of rundll32.exe.

How to Fix the "Application has failed to start because framedyn.dll was not found" Error

Sometimes Windows XP users get a rundll32.exe error saying “Application has failed to start because framedyn.dll was not found” when users try to open the System Properties window. This can happen either if the framedyn.dll file is missing or because the Path environment variable isn’t pointing to the %SYSTEMROOT%\System32\Wbem folder. Just like there are two likely causes, there are two different solutions to this problem.

Important: do not download the .dll file from any of the “DLL download” websites, as it may harm your computer.

Solution 1: replace the missing framedyn.dll file

  1. Click on Start, then click on Run
  2. Type %systemroot%\system32\dllcache and hit Enter
  3. Locate framedyn.dll, right-click on it and select Copy
  4. Once again, click on Start and then Run
  5. Type %systemroot%\system32\wbem and hit Enter
  6. Right-click on an empty space within the folder and select Paste. Click Yes if prompted to replace the existing file

Solution 2: verify system variables

  1. Go to Start, right-click on My Computer and select Properties. If the error message pops up, click OK
  2. Go to the Advanced tab in the System Properties window and click on Environment Variables
  3. Under System variables, click Path, and then click Edit. If the Path variable is not listed, click on New and type Path in the Variable name box
  4. Type %SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\wbem in the Variable value box
  5. Click OK as many times as required



The framedyn.dll process is safe and disabling it can be dangerous because programs on your computer need it to work correctly.


Author: Microsoft CorporationPart Of: Microsoft® Windows® Operating SystemCommon path(s): subfolder %SYSTEM%
subfolder %WINDOWS%
subfolder %WINDOWS%
subfolder %SYSTEM%


Malware risk: Scan your PC for viruses and Trojans
Some viruses infect computers while disguised in the form of legitimate files, like framedyn.dll. Run an antivirus scan to ensure your PC is clean and safe.
Registry Errors: Free scan (run Registry Cleaner)Uninstallation: N/A Uninstall (run Unistall Manager)Disk & Memory Usage: N/A Free scan (run Task Manager)

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