dispex.dll - Repair Issues and Download

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

dispex.dll file Microsoft ® DispEx. 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 dispex.dll related errors on your device. You can also download dispex.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 dispex.dll
File extension DLL
Description Microsoft ® DispEx
Program Microsoft ® DispEx
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Dynamic link library
System Win32
Copyrights © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Character set Unicode
Language cod English (U.S.)

There are various types of errors related to dispex.dll file. dispex.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 dispex.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to dispex.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 dispex.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of dispex.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 dispex.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 dispex.dll
System Windows 10
File size 16896 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 e580dfd81270bf649d32800861295dec
SHA1 456b754ec96e8b729957dbfd3d9269c07e3c7d90
SHA256 d74e6808434f9077eb453b2ad0cc67eb46a186d8d9f233759aa5e7e4584e4e21
CRC32 e335acfe
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dispex.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 15872 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 de389f918e7c481ad9847a92173af212
SHA1 1aa730ce8874516a897a43d880b8b8f34d4941cb
SHA256 70e18227f1edd0565604e32098dc7bb08d4760efff9f4af39a935035988bd73e
CRC32 ae5af693
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dispex.dll
System Windows 8
File size 15360 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 5e52ae9055e6dafdcfcc227f44e1b450
SHA1 2382a4da7c91831214d4577d4792cada6fbad389
SHA256 c0cd3e1184c3dfebea610db1b3a619df8cc2851ae78090bf3ec95e857f29fe31
CRC32 072bf4a2
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dispex.dll
System Windows 7
File size 15360 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 19779242217d7403577c34afd95c8626
SHA1 c46fdfad6cce068fbd5f778c8633423880f98037
SHA256 b7a0e0cd8749bdd22184e23029133e4aaaebe91c0b1d43310184995f1e097c85
CRC32 6f881139
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dispex.dll
System Windows 7
File size 18944 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 b1b8ec06f52e5443c3f6de1a67ef0930
SHA1 be713866bdc8008c3d0da620c536f7b3c7480b66
SHA256 3a7a33bf528bbcf053111e9ea055b96462bc23e469012fc0db51c06ffd9310c4
CRC32 d63809e4
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dispex.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 18944 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 01d0e78bcf4405b32bf72dc6fc52dfca
SHA1 d9ea1f74af393bb3f81cf7342f721e5f1915803a
SHA256 91d94a98d85450abff011a8081546ecccfce9e6922822e7d70c1be80bd406097
CRC32 b1469d2c
Example file location ---
Filename dispex.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 32768 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 cb1f79a5b3551273e55f69dddcb919e3
SHA1 95a9554953891bb9a4938384dbda18897332ea0a
SHA256 478b8b16029c9e7d988bae1d5114a71842410f26e7bb28841f9322480489efe4
CRC32 44989a9a
Example file location ---
Filename dispex.dll
System Windows XP
File size 32768 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 78e862846112347eee8214b649ae563f
SHA1 d485d89f58716de489bef5f4b44bd0ecb1683efa
SHA256 d6f62d9f77d1c210967c328ed890842d8c5fc6ec42805826d4f5365c3a4e09b6
CRC32 51b63013
Example file location ---