deskadp.dll Troubleshoot and Download

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

deskadp.dll file Advanced display adapter properties. 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 deskadp.dll related errors on your device. You can also download deskadp.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 deskadp.dll
File extension DLL
Description Advanced display adapter properties
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 deskadp.dll file. deskadp.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 deskadp.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to deskadp.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 deskadp.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of deskadp.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 deskadp.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 deskadp.dll
System Windows 10
File size 47616 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 8455c1ac700b6253d88336cd6808cb83
SHA1 d1be0b9015758a785452d72f2786223d255a4897
SHA256 fb4fd7c578544d19805942e32c04279f740e2ced93af0f807ff1fbf63017739c
CRC32 34f18451
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename deskadp.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 46592 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 26139986a2fd12c49c02b621dd38deb4
SHA1 4aac24869c336eba4d29d36f06933975894bcd20
SHA256 0150b00350d6295813033486039123d22b28ae68a71deba049dd1b4f5efe8e10
CRC32 89516d00
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename deskadp.dll
System Windows 8
File size 47104 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 85b8ad8ad21a0af1930e18144a427224
SHA1 f8ee22eb565b52f8a4df63d987c74b1e5f36e390
SHA256 c0498a37d3152aa97cb56b580a538899adc3ca2e68ee2a36607adaebad2727fe
CRC32 3ea0768a
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename deskadp.dll
System Windows 7
File size 49664 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 8201046d239094018fe48feba26ce404
SHA1 32dce9cabf2a91049635407125fb2fb55b287b55
SHA256 4edab1ea7b880ab286a6fb9fdbeedaedc57500248ddab1506af27930761eda21
CRC32 a982ed59
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename deskadp.dll
System Windows 7
File size 47616 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 afe021069badb2ca3f8108fe174fcb4f
SHA1 9a795a408c8e994ea8a666096b1a3d473b1e4b5f
SHA256 48b2dd114c9a616244d93f009b9e386c6dcae52eb97e6ceb7b42615d62b9d85e
CRC32 4d9f0405
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename deskadp.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 49664 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 0adc37ac189c7de1ef753aa89b23af5b
SHA1 c14622b3244317120a7c4770ff4cd936ebc4d0f9
SHA256 535938b106cc0f1b560a5172a7dbd239eec169fb14b740d54338c606f48d93e3
CRC32 817d52e3
Example file location ---
Filename deskadp.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 47616 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 331c2ee749f12f73e47b57b1745ba645
SHA1 22400bdbd9ad8eebd7dff63f2bb0110ee391531b
SHA256 318655e01a936d6b03fce3f0404b3e1f695f753e4b6c476aaf4567ad94fe10b4
CRC32 bd553dc6
Example file location ---
Filename deskadp.dll
System Windows XP
File size 16384 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 188b7b757549d7fff3a398fe5b96ab57
SHA1 d2301ac1687272ec0cfb2416a64a064b505a4833
SHA256 30895f62647c88ff122fba76e133930cfbda548679b2dfb2f1c96e778537a8f3
CRC32 3a5af277
Example file location ---