dinput.dll Troubleshoot and Download

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

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

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



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


Problems related to dinput.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 dinput.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of dinput.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 dinput.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 dinput.dll
System Windows 10
File size 134656 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 478044f1051ee570393a1d3752586676
SHA1 55dda45f1a7e8d5fa8f4d69568d2b92fb6dfbdbf
SHA256 d757e92bd2990ac0da2f49c3b69f8b2a01661f6ce08fbaf0cde47c1de4d5d1d0
CRC32 5d54b700
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dinput.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 136192 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 16af4453ae5af1d6e81abfce993c243d
SHA1 b666957ba7e556a8f7cbba830de4f0a2e3bba881
SHA256 d1771ac723da4ae20a4d370a9859ac4f5e0b244da7f100feb0b0400f811b0987
CRC32 a61611fc
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dinput.dll
System Windows 8
File size 135168 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 11e7b68ee9426486b534be31688484af
SHA1 abcf3737f8b899219a0285f131f746361adc31cb
SHA256 efc09ddcc05b3f7b5fd007b312f744f7a0437c25f59c4edfbbf82f9ad31e1db9
CRC32 3af1a677
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dinput.dll
System Windows 7
File size 173056 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 b1bbd0e2c7e1b98509c709cfb69bf35c
SHA1 077e110d74b4d7fb59a423de780de0da75276092
SHA256 5a5ef2b6f238f66adfde3580c3125adc116f5698a87e9611a5c34115f31bce1d
CRC32 c4167631
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dinput.dll
System Windows 7
File size 136704 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 d2bbc72e0cdf8639c8274edb395c9103
SHA1 b6338dd5e2b0a87b6ba7017986a6367e248a3b2e
SHA256 e999ffc31ac55974d64cbc02871681f623975af5ff9f98ed7fb355def3ce082f
CRC32 d6558e87
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dinput.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 172032 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 3b394a661b59ac9f83b6a6ae210267e0
SHA1 5bf06376789b533618d86d8321218679bc730ae7
SHA256 c0ec0cff391d050a650fc3f370be8ac637d8dd22f2a6730ad41b1f91fe522221
CRC32 d56c6367
Example file location ---
Filename dinput.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 136192 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 e1d0c7866a544a1ba9cbedfe7c35f085
SHA1 72bb718ed244ef19ddf7a235b8c0325348dcb5cd
SHA256 5895b14adc338f39a97a74902677355ec4fba2b41298261eae75e475deda9a34
CRC32 c938c64c
Example file location ---
Filename dinput.dll
System Windows XP
File size 158720 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 bc87db4759083525f96a159861670c5e
SHA1 41fe59769b78811c769565db35c9cb2cc3f0b780
SHA256 c56720426d90c63fd37b60daf662f30c16ceb4fdf8cc1471e169083da44fada4
CRC32 52fdf204
Example file location ---