How to Repair deskperf.dll? Download Now

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

deskperf.dll file Advanced display performance 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 deskperf.dll related errors on your device. You can also download deskperf.dll file compatible with 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 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename deskperf.dll
File extension DLL
Description Advanced display performance 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 deskperf.dll file. deskperf.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 deskperf.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to deskperf.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 deskperf.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of deskperf.dll file example directory paths.

  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows XP: C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\

If the steps did not solve your deskperf.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 deskperf.dll
System Windows 7
File size 39936 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 3dbc0ea1e042f3970e054a4e3ea2a179
SHA1 321943b15134a4cde92463d4745a111890da6def
SHA256 f1eefd45fbc4d58d58623c04ece836cefc3ce1caa20ff5e2b2597ee79098c3ca
CRC32 1d59d790
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename deskperf.dll
System Windows 7
File size 41472 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 59546cc7a89096b1f3863748e8059ca1
SHA1 03a9e9e1c84f0533b0dcba2894b1007c8023febf
SHA256 15e79c65195f330bacdfb14637fc3425bf80720617016894ec06f4835b85dd50
CRC32 3289a566
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename deskperf.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 39424 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 1e4dcca01376183f96f131dfd90f0323
SHA1 8edf3f1d5ba2048fd4ae02420a44a90f82647848
SHA256 5f5fa5e896075dbba11040a3aa67ac61847e7eb3f54b95ac8a797b11663e157d
CRC32 b7fbd4c4
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename deskperf.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 40960 bytes
Date 2006-11-02
File details
MD5 d73afa632899e65aec1ea24e62f6ad7c
SHA1 99f4e9a466846c7196bf6e5f6524d49153fef384
SHA256 a4beb888dcc5ad5fcf9baa035182b053d5703c554a485919941d661f6305e69e
CRC32 4e6bc40d
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename deskperf.dll
System Windows XP
File size 18432 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 2591cd8d4654ae3c7d5b83d582fb6c2b
SHA1 de875add3fb585f5272e668589998cd90558c907
SHA256 572d54584a0267be5f399d4b72d28a87004a0a58e7d1bb1d3bac572c84f40933
CRC32 392baa5b
Example file location C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\