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dps.dll is missing or was not found

May 20, 2014

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Introduction to dps.dll

Dps dll is one of the intuitive modules integrated into the diagnostic feature of the Windows Vista operating system developed by Microsoft Corporation. The dps.dll module is included in the patch update 6.0.6000.16386 of the said operating system and plays an important role in its overall self-repair function. Its common Path is C:\Windows\System32\ with DLL Version: 6.0.6000.16515.

WDI or Windows Diagnostic Infrastructure incorporates the protocols necessary for troubleshooting various errors that occurs during the run-time of Windows Vista. As one of the WDI components, Diagnostic Policy Server (DPS) or the dps.dll module contains the protocols and procedures that will allows Vista to troubleshoot your system and provide resolution if possible.

Bundled with the Microsoft Windows vista operating system, the file dps.dll will be placed in its containing folder C:\Windows\System32\. This module is further described as WDI Diagnostic Policy Service (WDI DPS) and takes up a total physical storage space of 8,704 bytes. It is associated with applications of Windows Vista Operating System (6.0.6000.16386 updated).

Despite being a core component of Microsoft Windows Vista, this module will not act as a background process but will be invoked by another DLL or EXE when troubleshooting function is required. The latest known version 6.0.6000.16515 dps.dll file will be automatically installed in your system after the update is fully downloaded in your system. Normally, this would be embedded during system shutdown or reboot.

Deleting or modifying the said module may result to the disability of the DPS system of Microsoft Windows Vista function; it is best to leave this file in its present state to avoid compromising the optimum performance of your operating system.

What are the dps.dll errors?

  1. Delayed Connectivity in relation to DPS on start-up.
  2. Windows Operating System; Version: 6.0.6001.18000; Event ID: 110; Event Source: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnosis-DPS
  3. Diagnostics Policy Service not running, can't fix it
  4. Unable to access Internet even though the computer says it s connected. Cannot start Diagnostic Policy Service. Error 5 access denied.
  5. Decvw_32.dll is wrong, and it cannot operate
  6. It fails to find decvw_32.dll file
  7. Decvw_32.dll might have been deleted already
  8. Network Diagnostics cannot run because the Diagnostics Policy Service is not running.

The above wrong information is quite common. When coming across with such situation or other wrong information leads to the failure in operation of decvw_32.dll, you may wonder what is happening with your computer.

What are the causes of dps.dll errors?

System process errors are generally an outcome of conflicting applications running in the computer. Decvw_32.dll is failure mainly results from the computer virus or the accident deletion or uninstallation of software. Or there are too many useless files in the computer, leading to the incompatibility of the software.

For the Diagnostic Policy Service service, the issue may occur when the account Trustedinstaller is missing the permissions for the key below:

The permission needed is: Full Control, Read.

As we know that the Windows Registry is an enormous batch of files containing information about almost everything that occurs on the computer, from a visit to a Web site to a program installation. The registry also contains information about drivers and other essential programs, like DLLs -- small helper programs that often work with more than one application. This information is stored in the form of keys that help programs run. It's like a big blueprint for where everything goes on your computer and how it all fits together.

And the normal operation of dps.dll depends on some other .exe files to be loaded. If the related registry keys are corrupted, its entry point into the .exe files will be broken, thus resulting in the errors.

How to fix it?

To fix this error you will have to remove the applications that you do not use anymore or use DLL TOOL to precisely disable and delete unwanted processes that start automatically with the computer. The best approach in fixing system process errors is to uninstall unnecessary applications and delete their entries from the registry by scanning it.

When you suspect that the computer is infected by virus after browsing some unsafe websites, you can download DLL TOOL (free) for scanning the system completely. Running DLL TOOL to locate the infection won't take you too much time, because this repair tool has a built-in name list of all the possible malware related to dll error. It is a significant step, and it will lay a foundation for the next step to repair the windows registry.

Registry cleaning requires you for expertise, and if you don't be so sure of what you are doing with registry, you are supposed to choose a professional and dedicated registry cleaner. DLL TOOL is just such software to deal with registry problems associated with dll errors, such as dps.dll error.