Download dmband.dll to Fix Errors

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

dmband.dll file Microsoft DirectMusic Band. 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 dmband.dll related errors on your device. You can also download dmband.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, 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 Vista, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename dmband.dll
File extension DLL
Description Microsoft DirectMusic Band
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 dmband.dll file. dmband.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 dmband.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to dmband.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 dmband.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.

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

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

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

If the steps did not solve your dmband.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 dmband.dll
System Windows 10
File size 34816 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 e0d92bda55d035948ab1e502add0d907
SHA1 049bfa8c5ef18b9be5e836b1c94e741e5a9d8160
SHA256 42034370daff40e73e0d8964d1eafce1a91fe9551b647e80d0b280c55c49363e
CRC32 ddc5527e
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmband.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 34304 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 98d6cba90536fe366db498824c880be4
SHA1 d26d4948426757ae45ae090a18d16f2c1d375575
SHA256 935a17e1f6d3c781c7af25fa90ce9c7bae1989e4f655ac3b512b182e7730b1ec
CRC32 fca0bfd8
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmband.dll
System Windows 8
File size 30208 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 fe9c7579ad4488f5548dd45d1636968e
SHA1 034eedec28a1ca90da65f9a8e72e30dee218bbc4
SHA256 c3568203269be10bb6733592befbd2fec528205a22a0d6a81f6471f62d677c95
CRC32 4c40c895
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmband.dll
System Windows 7
File size 30720 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 b0e490caf714feb957e12b326696a3ee
SHA1 18735fb1aa65cee434e64bbd38d8cfce21a7a3b3
SHA256 c03d2f3011123f6ac24c3365c82e7339803d50ccbbdd90dc6d61683ac6cc1f55
CRC32 f1a80b5c
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dmband.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 30208 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 63ff8532c5f0aeb4fbb59e201c62150f
SHA1 7a4fbf39851d4b902d4a68fdded65b7ed88795f8
SHA256 0efb612b0b2243b9837f43a518b57ef547ff79a89d68216976db775d8a074e88
CRC32 9fed932c
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dmband.dll
System Windows XP
File size 28672 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 a68d8fca5f4a24c5da10dcb4cf9ce234
SHA1 2ba0a6934943115ea283151c2743eba33e9c6224
SHA256 5cad1968675a305db63d67a299056fb0e7434b6b49ad213590454580c3aaac6f
CRC32 e47afdda
Example file location ---