Troubleshoot dmstyle.dll Errors and Download File

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

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

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



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


Problems related to dmstyle.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 dmstyle.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of dmstyle.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 dmstyle.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 dmstyle.dll
System Windows 10
File size 119808 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 bca982f5e5cb56b1b5d4b0fd7ef6f689
SHA1 b1994b4497fc1f2b8251b396943363d1618a0771
SHA256 dd52c307dbb8bd865c1024d746e6937b875da3c59b79ce46ff92f54956beba1d
CRC32 ef176133
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmstyle.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 122368 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 3287fbd2ba04deb3175cede077eca8d9
SHA1 be73974befaa73f76355fd0a2e76dce898e05a68
SHA256 169610b186de57521f65d1d09ef86de7e5cc1b2d757b4be4b2bc5dbf6efa7685
CRC32 9fb6b18c
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmstyle.dll
System Windows 8
File size 107520 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 df6564873bf81c099d6c557e028d4e5b
SHA1 22902506fb12b08caae013c777539766f84509d5
SHA256 5d8a7f5eb12f44c28121ed08befc9aa066719ca1f0994a8c2413dd7c31188f23
CRC32 8b5edd3c
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmstyle.dll
System Windows 7
File size 105984 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 1d483bd38c8383d0ed774dee43d8f4a3
SHA1 23b9f13397b59e9fc83a590db9ac9fcc76705aac
SHA256 8a05a6c349eb38ab7e4746c51ab79d33b0189ebbb558ae9b4cd26ccbc097da1b
CRC32 6be4e35c
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dmstyle.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 105472 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 ffff79504ff93fb8dcc5efa729956afc
SHA1 d0862e809b4a6367da8ee258e2b900ad6b13926e
SHA256 b236ad433959d0cc81fcacb41d09af44599550a281f852e293d8f09414522cff
CRC32 a4239af6
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dmstyle.dll
System Windows XP
File size 105984 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 649f44444ee82909e572af0a7a1bbe0a
SHA1 a6e0b36fdabf1d65ea09721cb8d35c439bca5d7e
SHA256 c712c2228a3c86fb0bb9cca50753f6164865fec266f07fcf4a398167008bf9a3
CRC32 c442dfe9
Example file location ---