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Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing d3dim.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 d3dim.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

d3dim.dll file Microsoft Direct3D. 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 d3dim.dll related errors on your device. You can also download d3dim.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, 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 Vista, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename d3dim.dll
File extension DLL
Description Microsoft Direct3D
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 d3dim.dll file. d3dim.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 d3dim.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • d3dim.dll is corrupted
  • d3dim.dll cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - d3dim.dll
  • d3dim.dll file error
  • d3dim.dll file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register d3dim.dll file:
  • d3dim.dll file could not be loaded
  • d3dim.dll file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because d3dim.dll file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to d3dim.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 d3dim.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.

d3dim.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 d3dim.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 d3dim.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 d3dim.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 d3dim.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the d3dim.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 d3dim.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 d3dim.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 d3dim.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace d3dim.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 d3dim.dll file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of d3dim.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 Vista: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your d3dim.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 d3dim.dll
System Windows 10
File size 395776 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 0ef8d7609f806784aaa27bf03a0b9dce
SHA1 965427a31a164fe03e76ee4f1c8cb00402ad8c07
SHA256 a84193a68f3f4c0e6f14dab76894cc88b34b7eae717b92608c5d18218a74e811
CRC32 ff7a02f5
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename d3dim.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 401408 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 3441dba6e83e0afd3562c1a1ca569c69
SHA1 4d2c90f52678a47188051762990045086b5120c1
SHA256 7dda2465c750a4d4e0aa705f3bd460506a987fafa78789d4c19da38c9548f90b
CRC32 023491f2
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename d3dim.dll
System Windows 8
File size 390656 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 01eaeed9a8de010ac2efe2158f018f83
SHA1 42bcadff37bd315bec6b25c72e75c622e3d72a00
SHA256 4e8274824b5965ce2bbbeecb4b9a1dc479b0782149bee6299aa10320b355105a
CRC32 eff7097f
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename d3dim.dll
System Windows 7
File size 386048 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 ccd63927aecb2275cc3b8f1b3ad58d6f
SHA1 1894c5a90081ab4d72b694da127c602a3028d8b9
SHA256 890677cdcda2bc77cdf2a5a7b6990ece7cd320f5e968a533919f84b5b6430ead
CRC32 7b5a2ee4
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename d3dim.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 384512 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 15fef0750bef3e2dcc28bd4b3828263b
SHA1 e381af862a4693648f645d9978302c00a95eba52
SHA256 2b09599314c209155a3211360537639d886ea5efd2d4fddf65c5aba91294c91c
CRC32 72181430
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename d3dim.dll
System Windows XP
File size 436224 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 79e4ec1d4b6b9a80543b13958ac773d0
SHA1 76b581265322dba078466b5ac3d07ef0d4dfc998
SHA256 1d5044e3f4b6f9b333b0c8ea4d91e85df7ef0b6ed85d1e12d5d2a085e90b43fa
CRC32 9b61ffa1
Example file location ---