Chktrust.exe - Download and Fix Runtime Errors

Last Updated: 07/06/2021
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Chktrust.exe uses the EXE file extension, which is more specifically known as a Microsoft Trust ChkTrust Utility file. It is classified as a Win32 EXE (Executable application) file, created for Microsoft(R) Windows (R) 2000 Operating System by Bungie.

Chktrust.exe was first released in the Windows 10 Operating System on 06/01/2004 with Halo: Combat Evolved (Unspecified). This file release marks the latest and most updated version from Bungie.

Continue reading below to discover detailed file information, EXE file troubleshooting, and free downloads of several versions of chktrust.exe.

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File Overview

General Information
File Name: chktrust.exe
File Extension: EXE file extension
Description: Microsoft Trust ChkTrust Utility
Object File Type: Executable application
File Operating System: Windows NT 32-bit
MIME Type: application/octet-stream
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Developer and Software Information
Software Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Software Program: Microsoft(R) Windows (R) 2000 Operating System
Legal Copyright: Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. 1981-1999
File Details
Character Set: Unicode
Language Code: English (U.S.)
File Flags: (none)
File Flags Mask: 0x003f
Entry Point: 0x1f00
Code Size: 11776

What are chktrust.exe Error Messages?

chktrust.exe Runtime Errors

Runtime errors are Halo: Combat Evolved errors that occur during "runtime". Runtime is pretty self-explanatory; it means that these EXE errors are triggered when chktrust.exe is attempted to be loaded either when Halo: Combat Evolved is starting up, or in some cases already running. Runtime errors are the most common form of EXE error you will encounter using Halo: Combat Evolved.

In most cases, chktrust.exe runtime errors occurring while the program is running will result in the program terminating abnormally. Most of these chktrust.exe error messages mean that Halo: Combat Evolved was either unable to locate this file on startup, or the file is corrupt, resulting in a prematurely-aborted startup process. Generally, Halo: Combat Evolved will be unable to start without resolving these errors.

Some of the most common chktrust.exe errors include:

  • chktrust.exe - Bad Image.
  • chktrust.exe Application Error.
  • chktrust.exe could not be found.
  • chktrust.exe could not be installed.
  • chktrust.exe could not be launched. Class not registered.
  • chktrust.exe could not be started.
  • chktrust.exe failed to initialize properly.
  • chktrust.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
  • chktrust.exe is not a valid Win32 application.
  • chktrust.exe is not running.
  • Cannot find chktrust.exe.
  • Error starting program: chktrust.exe.
  • Faulting Application Path: chktrust.exe.
  • The file chktrust.exe is missing or corrupt.
  • Windows failed to start - chktrust.exe.
System Error

The program can’t start because chktrust.exe is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

Finding the source of the chktrust.exe error is key to properly resolving these errors. Although most of these EXE errors affecting chktrust.exe will happen during startup, occasionally you will encounter a runtime error while using Microsoft(R) Windows (R) 2000 Operating System. This can occur due to poor programming on behalf of Microsoft Corporation, conflicts with other software or 3rd-party plug-ins, or caused by damaged and outdated hardware. Also, these types of chktrust.exe errors can occur if it has been accidentally moved, deleted, or corrupted by a malware infection. Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

How to Fix chktrust.exe Errors in 3 Steps (Time to complete: ~5-15 minutes)

If you're encountering one of the error messages above, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your chktrust.exe issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.

Step 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, "snapshot", or backup image before error occurred.

To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. When you see the search box, type "System Restore" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click System Restore.
  4. Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
  5. Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
  6. Restore your computer to that backup image.

If the Step 1 fails to resolve the chktrust.exe error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: If recently installed Halo: Combat Evolved (or related software), uninstall then try reinstalling Halo: Combat Evolved software.

You can uninstall Halo: Combat Evolved software by following these instructions (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Uninstall" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click "Add or Remove Programs"
  4. Find the entry for Halo: Combat Evolved (Unspecified) and click "Uninstall"
  5. Follow the prompts for uninstallation.

After the software has been fully uninstalled, restart your PC and reinstall Halo: Combat Evolved software.

If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below.

Halo: Combat Evolved (Unspecified)


Step 3: Perform a Windows Update.

When the first two steps haven't solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many chktrust.exe error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Update" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the Windows Update dialog box, click "Check for Updates" (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
  4. If updates are available for download, click "Install Updates".
  5. After the update is completed, restart your PC.

If Windows Update failed to resolve the chktrust.exe error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.

If Those Steps Fail: Download and Replace Your chktrust.exe File (Caution: Advanced)

If none of the previous three troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you can try a more aggressive approach (Note: Not recommended for amateur PC users) by downloading and replacing your appropriate chktrust.exe file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free chktrust.exe files for every applicable version of Halo: Combat Evolved. Please follow the steps below to download and properly replace you file:

  1. Locate your Windows operating system version in the list of below "Download chktrust.exe Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy this file to the appropriate Halo: Combat Evolved folder location:
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Halo Custom Edition\
  4. Restart your computer.

If this final step has failed and you're still encountering the error, you're only remaining option is to do a clean installation of Windows 10.

GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve chktrust.exe problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately.

Download chktrust.exe Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)

CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying chktrust.exe to your appropriate Windows system directory. Bungie typically does not release Halo: Combat Evolved EXE files for download because they are bundled together inside of a software installer. The installer's task is to ensure that all correct verifications have been made before installing and placing chktrust.exe and all other EXE files for Halo: Combat Evolved. An incorrectly installed EXE file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.

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