How to Download and Fix dfdts.dll?

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

dfdts.dll file Windows Disk Failure Diagnostic Module. 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 dfdts.dll related errors on your device. You can also download dfdts.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista 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

File info

General information
Filename dfdts.dll
File extension DLL
Description Windows Disk Failure Diagnostic Module
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 dfdts.dll file. dfdts.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 dfdts.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to dfdts.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 dfdts.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of dfdts.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 Vista: C:\Windows\System32\

If the steps did not solve your dfdts.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 dfdts.dll
System Windows 10
File size 38912 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 5bddffe3e71bd3fd2807d0e3b89655ca
SHA1 f3bf92feb3024a49edb2f0892e4410fa2afa15a6
SHA256 12a50144ca0874fc2ca6311503de40112c432443dc9da3a92822f6491b2a6e29
CRC32 94bfd841
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dfdts.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 38400 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 bd8ebf30cb90d78a7f89e316a0723d78
SHA1 527afc262147641d36c79bd6ff262b1d171ca88d
SHA256 53f52cf7c1e41dd4d91af95cf3c0b7b67d9767873393f1634f86b3d73dfda97c
CRC32 a91cb748
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dfdts.dll
System Windows 8
File size 37888 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 be872664def3bfbad44e062087fa453f
SHA1 85eb2abbadfbacc7fdfb53926794bcfe14b42ab0
SHA256 b304aa4147c0cdf71f8244e6141d9f4831f3c53b234ef3c42e75742147ede77b
CRC32 69d5a891
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dfdts.dll
System Windows 7
File size 45568 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 83f67a6655380c094171aba786ec5d85
SHA1 253fea1d76ef0f0a93f4e19618452e248e020aaa
SHA256 9aa2a376354d4bae60909b49323f546d698edab747b7b1a3155c8270042eea3a
CRC32 cf692afe
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dfdts.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 45056 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 34d90cd65c6295fa0322dec782342cdc
SHA1 6180c944232fd818650f7297c805a399ae467fb8
SHA256 b6002b658ba090591ad9df4c2705a3a24b359f40cf73aa64874a9e73ab1af490
CRC32 46d65d94
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\