deskmon.dll - Repair Issues and Download

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

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

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



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


Problems related to deskmon.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 deskmon.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of deskmon.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 deskmon.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 deskmon.dll
System Windows 10
File size 45056 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 dcb92b5bd8616071fd66546d65cabb12
SHA1 e1971729b856209db1eb1ff4beaf683a15d25fb4
SHA256 6cb4cadc95622c0ac15ba1a1f6900f3dab7fedf15b72520edd10e876f84ab19f
CRC32 b29499e6
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename deskmon.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 44032 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 a2fae1caeb5ab4192f37fd8e547afc9d
SHA1 aa26878e4e575fe7430bfd15fdfe42b6d4e68e5a
SHA256 67395f2dd1d098d4f1c1c9821fce2f55c8fbec1669a27cf8f8178d7ae7de18d2
CRC32 758f7f03
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename deskmon.dll
System Windows 8
File size 44032 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 f235a2a0904029cc11d04cd9a4b3f8b1
SHA1 79c3a53d6ef056d0788e87a2fd9c9d09cbfdf155
SHA256 e0fc7df782f4311a59fb14bccb345ef22203023cc43b896df59d6f9bce65da99
CRC32 468fa7dc
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename deskmon.dll
System Windows 7
File size 48128 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 49e135978f7f0c8d9ca50a48f49317a8
SHA1 0c186c5052e6cd568f6aad8389ad17480d7102c2
SHA256 fdc5f267933388982afd9933842414c3e5d24b9fdb9b0ef604f80e10d2f2dcb3
CRC32 0324c8cc
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename deskmon.dll
System Windows 7
File size 45568 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 9cc9c17916e66a5649a30e046b055c72
SHA1 8505b5a6f4cae38fc71e53f39a1ef0391f037f38
SHA256 6825d9c55d6a65125be897aabb70941baa913cefb973171463ed5e5449455055
CRC32 b712836e
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename deskmon.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 46592 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 5070da479999f0525fa2bbb3160e76d1
SHA1 308d1000ec634a64c6d3b58f8187d623b91b371d
SHA256 0936df39e16c0436045623b3560a77c76c79951e9003ef79193b2b6ef367356f
CRC32 46c48933
Example file location ---
Filename deskmon.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 44544 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 c7e7ea67fc93f1be6a1c5c5428cc3e8f
SHA1 a53b529d0ca21bff09dbf89744a75b85290c63a5
SHA256 2b547d575126529fb0515948a98807440b7681a508b4cabfb2e0cfb8e2984b05
CRC32 d124d76b
Example file location ---
Filename deskmon.dll
System Windows XP
File size 16896 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 74e6c29348cf7f474ae6dbe4421fe624
SHA1 252954426fc4aae780c23f553a0d3623c3985393
SHA256 d68ce9d39f82925332a40ac8237a5782554fff4fde1d3e0241746d534d3d96d4
CRC32 f53dc635
Example file location ---