How to Repair Display.dll? Download Now

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

Display.dll file Display Control Panel. 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 Display.dll related errors on your device. You can also download Display.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7 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

File info

General information
Filename Display.dll
File extension DLL
Description Display Control Panel
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 Display.dll file. Display.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 Display.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to Display.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 Display.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of Display.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\

If the steps did not solve your Display.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 Display.dll
System Windows 10
File size 317440 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 fa30907671941431b90f8a7072398fbd
SHA1 14b2d4a0068fc64bea69c194485e0f3fe8c72b34
SHA256 29655b602737a7625aab62cb110ede15fb3285895b5c0ac61bf444241f91d7fa
CRC32 3a9ec674
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename Display.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 1826304 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 c547c49b7be6e7d47eadf7513ab2c4f1
SHA1 e79de1d16fb7e51e6a5cd07f1f3d457ffc65f26e
SHA256 1072002e1551be6b0c57faebeebec202338cbbefbf0e18fccf5e62323b2e40fd
CRC32 2333d67f
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename Display.dll
System Windows 8
File size 1164800 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 1a7822565734ca9cd3979f17c26bc3ac
SHA1 51b648b48c22107536e6d9f5f790d8f3faad214e
SHA256 bb886252bb93ec1e5639bc16b80cc7140be1037e029afe0de70c0ea817fc8c65
CRC32 e5f85e86
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename Display.dll
System Windows 7
File size 1040384 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 14558d849ec14160ac3dacd8ac36e10a
SHA1 f707b56e8bd7d598d683c9538b1e96600872a739
SHA256 17333d7d3676b25c57cab53946211ca9e1c18cc833e9b2e6747b404ddca366fb
CRC32 a85f37f4
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename Display.dll
System Windows 7
File size 1066496 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 f0074ceb72ea93608037c98a1f187db5
SHA1 bb4a53449db297c6fd5c9ec23c37e032fb605626
SHA256 cb32124357fc7251bb056425549f4918e02fc848cdb8d984806b7ec15cf9d132
CRC32 3044b491
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\