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certutil -hashfile sha1 FAILED

Hi, i'm trying to generate a sha1 hash so I can verify the integrity of a downloaded installer before I run it.

It's instructions say to run certutil --

But when I do it fails:


C:\Users\roger\Downloads>certutil -hashfile gpg4win-3.0.3.exe sha1
CertUtil: -hashfile command FAILED: 0xd00000bb (-805306181)
CertUtil: WsResetMetadata



When i searched by the error message i did not find much help.

Help please.  I am running Windows 7 Pro with Service Pack 1.

Any ideas on how to make it work?



Hi Roger,

The hash algorithm has to be in uppercase. MD5, SHA1 and SHA256, etc.

Or the command can fail with above error.

CertUtil -hashfile gpg4win-3.0.3.exe SHA1



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Last updated June 10, 2020 Views 4,494 Applies to: