d3d8thk.dll - How to Fix? Download Now

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing d3d8thk.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 d3d8thk.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

d3d8thk.dll file Microsoft Direct3D OS Thunk Layer. 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 d3d8thk.dll related errors on your device. You can also download d3d8thk.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP 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, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename d3d8thk.dll
File extension DLL
Description Microsoft Direct3D OS Thunk Layer
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 d3d8thk.dll file. d3d8thk.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 d3d8thk.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • d3d8thk.dll is corrupted
  • d3d8thk.dll cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - d3d8thk.dll
  • d3d8thk.dll file error
  • d3d8thk.dll file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register d3d8thk.dll file:
  • d3d8thk.dll file could not be loaded
  • d3d8thk.dll file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because d3d8thk.dll file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to d3d8thk.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 d3d8thk.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.

d3d8thk.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 d3d8thk.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 d3d8thk.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 d3d8thk.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 d3d8thk.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the d3d8thk.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 d3d8thk.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 d3d8thk.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 d3d8thk.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace d3d8thk.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 d3d8thk.dll file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of d3d8thk.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 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your d3d8thk.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 d3d8thk.dll
System Windows 10
File size 12800 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 9a4253466cd1cd62c7890de0bf66d8bf
SHA1 24ee9b75a874d772ffcc9336a00de7786c4aa889
SHA256 2b3cc76b0191cb31d20c685c12bee8646fa41ea96bb67b6b283ff2d5552c78f5
CRC32 26fb6cb8
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename d3d8thk.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 12288 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 a66686775795136488cb070bbdc39c13
SHA1 d0b7b74356bb3ea33b9a12f1736fe1c8acbc80c9
SHA256 b59b18943b3748ea75c03ea33510c47c08439c3cd9f65083443c7ebc758ec93f
CRC32 365525ce
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename d3d8thk.dll
System Windows 8
File size 11776 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 0135a322feddfdac2e6693051dd9bb2f
SHA1 752139f86d8fcccd36ee3dfb697c28d2af50e53c
SHA256 1445e67c386426ad1be21cc35f26ac925d1913dbac910c66d06d3ed07efc59ad
CRC32 d5c6c9c9
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename d3d8thk.dll
System Windows 7
File size 12288 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 3044d07abdf4bbea27e2ee7b1e0c0c65
SHA1 0fbf3965d7b36e7bc04c682ff5cd46419d991f81
SHA256 d99a8c10cc4e5c778d063e56a131db549f01ca7f9605f6596406606bb12c0269
CRC32 f726d1b5
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename d3d8thk.dll
System Windows 7
File size 11264 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 77b1471a490b53b24efe136f09f76550
SHA1 6812bc614176736264cddcf62319858d35e0a53f
SHA256 a650c3a244306f8e605bda8e74bfe438356ba4403b0cb61e980d3183e3f0a7c7
CRC32 014094ec
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename d3d8thk.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 11264 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 cd6da5770cae9d5e6e86722e17b442e0
SHA1 eca5178f2589b97ecabef01666d6552ce335be42
SHA256 9f0ee70460ffa43e869c3821f0af6646d97e0f463a87b50b167ecad44df2e523
CRC32 4225caf3
Example file location ---
Filename d3d8thk.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 12288 bytes
Date 2006-11-02
File details
MD5 e6409b960ccaa48f292a4808e00167c8
SHA1 9c55b39d87fecceeddecd71f988e98452b16cc9a
SHA256 59c9b4440a8f334819158fecc01d957ccd3108d8ae285dc6bd451a0b2171a8a4
CRC32 31f1ae6f
Example file location ---
Filename d3d8thk.dll
System Windows XP
File size 8192 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 31b067c412fa1a9bad3ca2a63d7da440
SHA1 f8482783a29f51668ae1089eb42af05d52ecd55c
SHA256 7a3a1767c42a3cde83a56780c15887494c2a69197fe964e2a902f99a456be581
CRC32 1fdc7696
Example file location ---