dinput8.dll - Repair Issues and Download

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing dinput8.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 dinput8.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

dinput8.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 dinput8.dll related errors on your device. You can also download dinput8.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 dinput8.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 dinput8.dll file. dinput8.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 dinput8.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • dinput8.dll is corrupted
  • dinput8.dll cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - dinput8.dll
  • dinput8.dll file error
  • dinput8.dll file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register dinput8.dll file:
  • dinput8.dll file could not be loaded
  • dinput8.dll file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because dinput8.dll file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to dinput8.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 dinput8.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.

dinput8.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 dinput8.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 dinput8.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 dinput8.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 dinput8.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the dinput8.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 dinput8.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 dinput8.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 dinput8.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace dinput8.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 dinput8.dll file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of dinput8.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\SysWOW64\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your dinput8.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 dinput8.dll
System Windows 10
File size 175104 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 805bf5e2555cb682a18c8e2d3e428636
SHA1 664c27fd8ad26424cf36d5945990bc23f8bb9587
SHA256 39a97fe78d49713115812e4ca39dfd0ffd1ee30958df618f940813ddd740f116
CRC32 bafee968
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dinput8.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 171520 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 431cbc61523fc95dc188368380800954
SHA1 1f6b9314b91c04a6f14fe810ba9ea9d80eb2a5f1
SHA256 cb325f31290d480edb15834755dc9e1ffe52b535c74e9f74e52da3215066a964
CRC32 31d41bec
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dinput8.dll
System Windows 8
File size 144896 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 c0fa3a0751257bfecae2d4b2bea07e1b
SHA1 6d24a7073fea8c40bed0812d63e7e2e4dfd418cf
SHA256 e71df522aa2e46d50ba5e2e71183a118f2ab631f0352d478d501ce9a48eedaf2
CRC32 3a0f4f3b
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dinput8.dll
System Windows 7
File size 145408 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 5e08ac958be05247ff1539e0d1ce7905
SHA1 285c3dc75669dfbcf72ad9fcac4891e67b5fe00f
SHA256 c6e7419ea72d1703f72292743a999f4a6cf0c6734ba1ee92c6af18ba8b1a3a23
CRC32 bd60a275
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dinput8.dll
System Windows 7
File size 195584 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 6e42d6759ef29a36ba321823494ccb35
SHA1 e3641db0c8448cd54976fc4049c11a7bdd647ff7
SHA256 567f08044e2c31375a31cd66016cb8f9e3226f3640c9ab82f9f4fe79fc09fc6a
CRC32 61e9d287
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dinput8.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 159232 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 30a742ffcea6661e501c44dc273c77b1
SHA1 2c1601dc03f6b11b385c48e50bb903d976d5bbc8
SHA256 444b26b20d942c572322b8922c8ab317a2187d300b4139cea2eaf6d5cc3c7914
CRC32 0acee9de
Example file location ---
Filename dinput8.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 201216 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 6ea26d8388f4e9b008fda5cdee118bc9
SHA1 6b04909b04cb85f518322db5f71c44e99e1f1bfc
SHA256 525e578d7c2f4d5eed29778fcadfa37fb003b62afd42e688d06103ecfacbbe04
CRC32 aed56aed
Example file location ---
Filename dinput8.dll
System Windows XP
File size 181760 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 aa0507f0516a4dff1b1279ab4a2abb37
SHA1 a45f769e62edd1d12316faa186f4693e061004ad
SHA256 8ebc13ed4d96f208c5df940ee51a4d06b64dd789425301b466c9fcd1ef78c64d
CRC32 7b5b5fa7
Example file location ---