Troubleshoot d3d10.dll Errors and Download File

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing d3d10.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 d3d10.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

d3d10.dll file Direct3D 10 Runtime. 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 d3d10.dll related errors on your device. You can also download d3d10.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, 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 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename d3d10.dll
File extension DLL
Description Direct3D 10 Runtime
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Dynamic link library
System Windows NT 32-bit
Copyrights © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Character set Unicode
Language cod English (U.S.)

There are various types of errors related to d3d10.dll file. d3d10.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 d3d10.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • d3d10.dll is corrupted
  • d3d10.dll cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - d3d10.dll
  • d3d10.dll file error
  • d3d10.dll file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register d3d10.dll file:
  • d3d10.dll file could not be loaded
  • d3d10.dll file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because d3d10.dll file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to d3d10.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 d3d10.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.

d3d10.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 d3d10.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 d3d10.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 d3d10.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 d3d10.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the d3d10.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 d3d10.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 d3d10.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 d3d10.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace d3d10.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 d3d10.dll file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of d3d10.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\SysWOW64\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your d3d10.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 d3d10.dll
System Windows 10
File size 1046528 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 5c37b8f94c737b496d30b945fd2ccd43
SHA1 81615ccdf252e088621b276394a78f0a11d8d2f7
SHA256 593976c37daa13cc4ea92c53cee98fc7f1b9f5d98358dc1e28e6c314656a006d
CRC32 c61a4c19
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename d3d10.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 1065472 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 d70fbf6172671fe0ca12a99c085a559e
SHA1 372658a887bd025aa3d1f4c9883e7b9476712a02
SHA256 069847acd767b3a48868aefc19813e76c32dbe72307dbdadcc203ec906ea7fa7
CRC32 2be499db
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename d3d10.dll
System Windows 8
File size 1081344 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 a5ac63fcbcc40ef768f806aabd0986a7
SHA1 f874508adc76e50d181853cba9694b2f3b0fd080
SHA256 7225456b1bcdbc24106fb47559299d6da00fc2519b7cd98a63086f8e7dbbee6c
CRC32 b0990985
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename d3d10.dll
System Windows 7
File size 1030144 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 2572e1f0254e2267e97de1b15d099ec4
SHA1 1c94736c7a145d0641e0e45052a79fb5dc282d94
SHA256 b438f7e3542a64bb3456d8e0c3d01fb426b778116b6b40d15f7df4e9d06d1e48
CRC32 3919362c
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename d3d10.dll
System Windows 7
File size 1267712 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 bd66eca9479c688412ddda9f2ccd2c69
SHA1 dd047ab0b67c2be7a45551948af951112b66b64f
SHA256 0f5d6a9c0b17bcdbdfeb2eefb20eaaf5edb9e1071f7f1a02ce45f34f61978b2f
CRC32 a32c4ec7
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename d3d10.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 1029120 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 2b5c45b57745c6b103ceee40228eb475
SHA1 f7155f2ba964db5c32b966bdac386bdcb4af49f8
SHA256 2ea5d15adb8a293a9eac2e229900d50cb82a407ec4bfc0f68414845dd512badd
CRC32 a9c6d9cf
Example file location ---
Filename d3d10.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 1268224 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 ff831a5b91831876fb71086de04575f9
SHA1 07c27e7f8767a792396c826f3a7685ccfd159e86
SHA256 ba7e25d2b5c78c93dd5e9aab745b88d6726e624b54f1d84cfb68f7a8a12e5357
CRC32 279aa79c
Example file location ---