Download and Fix dplayx.dll

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

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

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



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


Problems related to dplayx.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 dplayx.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of dplayx.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 dplayx.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 dplayx.dll
System Windows 10
File size 8192 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 7b0b61bec720c7484c4f488cb8c71d52
SHA1 2a2021d60606aae5c73070344d8b48aede3c07eb
SHA256 0c2d6ade7fc4aedaa3b18b1402872d8e089e22bfe9da176d56644bcd2be5546b
CRC32 2fbc0b76
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dplayx.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 8192 bytes
Date 2013-08-22
File details
MD5 45fee7008562673e51a7bf17f7f883b4
SHA1 83c7790ac77486dfaa813e92ba34191ff67af997
SHA256 0597aaf25f1e7458c19a7b78ee64711d256c3c649af9fff40675e73af6cf7836
CRC32 0f81464c
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dplayx.dll
System Windows 8
File size 211968 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 189fcba50b3176de287ab9540450219d
SHA1 11dba17940150fd271fa91a5a88091aa5aaf0ec1
SHA256 03ff5e7927987fa36ada660c707ec516edef412aa9e5bec76cb555baea5cabe8
CRC32 ed3f1250
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dplayx.dll
System Windows 7
File size 213504 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 19dfabf1712ca77c34ebd92a893e9b2e
SHA1 a7b89a9048ca8432d02d5cff807068cc17bf77a2
SHA256 5e2798ec0ad60ad5e36edd637628f9ebe2842160c9b9f865300adcb686409ba7
CRC32 a81aea2c
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dplayx.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 212992 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 b37b6e58c9c466e80985e2fc64478a93
SHA1 1fd1a59ca0f584c0a0346383256e8efb573d0692
SHA256 b430b49d11db5dcc8f52e5ea680f68b8a4799eef1e471b35754a29f6dbeb99fd
CRC32 0f3e5370
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dplayx.dll
System Windows XP
File size 229888 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 e819111d4cda099e1c4dae85ede31de8
SHA1 1dc8a98cb38d73e342b4e7676b9741c71678984a
SHA256 2ff95fbde8c5e44a509654d4be88113c22ff1dc68a9f300b3d4b829a1fb86f03
CRC32 cf9ce9e8
Example file location ---