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

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

File info

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

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



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


Problems related to dmusic.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 dmusic.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of dmusic.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 XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your dmusic.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 dmusic.dll
System Windows 10
File size 112128 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 64fc24d3eb1da63e2fd725fc4fc9255f
SHA1 cb6eb289efcbda435f005a75233844f1a792b72a
SHA256 0de88fe2683d09567de0b4b78c5d8b29f9afd6b03a268f7ed43178cf8f7a8680
CRC32 3e3e298c
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmusic.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 111104 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 8c26c2d4818f71186855f47029e6cef3
SHA1 6af3e1ea265b21ab955084f2eb5567e44d358ff0
SHA256 bfe2ee91fbe0e5cc906d9604d56dca61852169fe397e0989b568ec9e2e295148
CRC32 ae2e531c
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmusic.dll
System Windows 8
File size 95744 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 7aec8cb8d1cf8526949fad13b6d573b5
SHA1 418e2bdf2b1d34cd53f9b42cdcf519c50fd88c18
SHA256 fd0cbc8e1c7f53c9ad0b5f937626a3c20bec61d1972cb21dbeb803322a3ee0bf
CRC32 03f8657e
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dmusic.dll
System Windows 7
File size 101376 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 5005cc3b8a158bebcadb06940e5292b4
SHA1 818c2afa13f7671cc9a622176b30ff11d32a61ee
SHA256 c875af679c661afd828cedc181e1bef0cc90650d0c6e7f5b1aab1ade5fc12ee8
CRC32 5dea8fe3
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dmusic.dll
System Windows 7
File size 125952 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 bd8d74c87f65eea59bace9e85db7919d
SHA1 aaf52db3f10a0c8cd12398e5cd35807dc7c46786
SHA256 069176c1d7c707656bc5609da6dbb3fa7be2596a72d042e69a4e2d8fac5faabc
CRC32 ae0bb4ac
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dmusic.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 101888 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 0fea204289b8c5eac19c1bc3809eccf0
SHA1 db6b59b47e1332b3317fc6fd852458bf7c22ecf9
SHA256 a7c6b0a910e1236a9f1eaecb74c569175d47dcb3bc87d1587c55f1fd0b2e6e93
CRC32 4022b767
Example file location ---
Filename dmusic.dll
System Windows XP
File size 104448 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 d919f4e479d344ca34c9289390c03844
SHA1 1a201fbc5b283cce79b3f527b118ba487d539ef0
SHA256 af914551cdc6eb4cd62f0bed6aceb722cd964d806316077a2d2867c74439cd86
CRC32 43cc389e
Example file location ---