How to Repair cdd.dll? Download Now

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing cdd.dll files. Situations like that can occur, for example, during a software installation process. Each software program requires certain resources, libraries, and source data to work properly. Corrupted or nonexistent cdd.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

cdd.dll file Canonical Display Driver. The file was developed by for use with software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of cdd.dll related errors on your device. You can also download cdd.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename cdd.dll
File extension DLL
Description Canonical Display Driver
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Driver
System Windows NT 32-bit
Copyrights © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Character set Unicode
Language cod Neutral

There are various types of errors related to cdd.dll file. cdd.dll file may be located in wrong file directory on your device, may not be present in the system, or may be infected with malicious software and therefore not work correctly. Below is a list of most common error messages related to cdd.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • cdd.dll is corrupted
  • cdd.dll cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - cdd.dll
  • cdd.dll file error
  • cdd.dll file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register cdd.dll file:
  • cdd.dll file could not be loaded
  • cdd.dll file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because cdd.dll file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to cdd.dll can be addressed in various ways. Some methods are meant only for advanced users. If you don't have confidence in your skills, we suggest consulting a specialist. Fixing cdd.dll file errors should be approached with utmost caution for any mistakes can result in unstable or unproperly working system. If you have the necassary skills, please proceed.

cdd.dll file errors can be caused by various factors, so its is beneficial to try to fix them using various methods.

Step 1: Scan your computer for any malicious software

Virus Scan

Windows files are commonly attacked by malicious software that prevents them from working properly. First step in addressing problems with cdd.dll file or any other Windows system files should be scanning the system for malicious software using an antivirus tool.

If by any chance you don't have any antivirus software installed on your system yet, you should do it immediately. Unprotected system is not only a source of file errors, but, more importantly, makes your system vulnerable to many dangers. If you don't know which antivirus tool to choose, consult this Wikipedia article – comparison of antivirus software.

Step 2: Update your system and drivers.

Windows Update

Installing relevant Microsoft Windows patches and updates may solve your problems related to cdd.dll file. Use dedicated Windows tool to perform the update.

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "Windows Update" in the search field
  3. Choose the appropriate software program (name may vary depending on your system version)
  4. Check if your system is up to date. If any unapplied updates are listed, install them immediately.
  5. After the update has been done,restart your computer in order to complete the process.

Beside updating the system, it is recommended that you install latest device drivers, as drivers can influence proper working of cdd.dll or other system files. In order to do so, go to your computer or device producer's website where you will find information regarding latest driver updates.

Step 3: Use System File Checker (SFC) tool

System File Checker

System File Checker is a Microsoft Windows tool. As the name suggests, the tool is used for identyfing and addressing system file related errors, including those related to cdd.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the cdd.dll file with properly working version. To use the tool:

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "cmd" in the search field
  3. Locate "Command Prompt" result – don't run it yet:
  4. Click the right mouse button and select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. Type "sfc /scannow" in console prompt to start the program and follow the instructions

Step 4: Restoring Windows system

Windows Recovery

Another approach is to restore system to previous state, before the cdd.dll file error occured. In order to restore your system, follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "System Restore" in the search field
  3. Start the system restore tool – it's name may differ depending on version of the system
  4. The application will guide you through the process – read the messages carefully
  5. After the process has finished, restart your computer.

If all the above-mentioned methods failed and the cdd.dll file problem has not been resolved, proceed to the next step. Remember that the following steps are intended only for advanced users.

Download and replace cdd.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace cdd.dll file in appropriate folder on the disk. Select file version compatible with your operating system and click the "Download" button. Next, go to your web browser's "Downloaded" folder and copy the downloaded cdd.dll file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of cdd.dll file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\System32\

If the steps did not solve your cdd.dll file problem, you should consult a professional. A probability exists that the error(s) might be device-related and therefore should be resolved at the hardware level. A fresh operating system installation might be necessary – a faulty system installation process can result in data loss.

File versions list

Filename cdd.dll
System Windows 10
File size 186880 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 eb3b85ca1a976584f4804adacf134389
SHA1 a4dbe6a157c81b8bacfa7c8e022577c5213265e4
SHA256 912c41d3d305a3376c1ccef4a30d1a2d2659a24ed6bbedbc553085b0bf69f6e6
CRC32 29c7cb98
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cdd.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 176640 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 e2c5c4ad576d93cf8935666067331d1e
SHA1 40fc7e4460bae1e7e2d5ea7353e7466a25ed64fc
SHA256 cc001d883f535085e71b2031febc246854ab021f8ce1ea3536d9614b329e76d1
CRC32 08d3c237
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cdd.dll
System Windows 8
File size 166400 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 bc5dcee06479d9795711d2243983e927
SHA1 ffcaa4ad83897d24b6cca83e73f79fd6d86ddf14
SHA256 b895d1474b2ac6e37d65c32761426c835fbc908284ab68f04243bb055c98c8ad
CRC32 f5d97876
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cdd.dll
System Windows 7
File size 144384 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 05569a79bf4693670b709144382d02d4
SHA1 8b0fca504c9eee910a203099799749e24cafee9f
SHA256 3b13c569ee4fbc63c6989a7a12a50dccc945fab26c6e659deb0614640e8f40c3
CRC32 e445b754
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename cdd.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 47104 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 40d8cb1e16c541327ffffa3f756a3656
SHA1 f314ec9f19662d3ab1e84a861960b4dce23d4dbc
SHA256 7d4533f77518874836edf5305f8732a42bac2859b89371920a536541d79ba3d3
CRC32 058eb76d
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\