dpnaddr.dll Informations - Download and Fix

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

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

File info

General information
Filename dpnaddr.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 dpnaddr.dll file. dpnaddr.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 dpnaddr.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to dpnaddr.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 dpnaddr.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of dpnaddr.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\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your dpnaddr.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 dpnaddr.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 dpnaddr.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 dpnaddr.dll
System Windows 8
File size 2560 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 9a4c113bde731fc2a03866ffbd177cfa
SHA1 dc5eff43a36be9d6ca2cb3eb9665cf7971dda7af
SHA256 dd9af36fbe0081df4c46aaa18399bbd66c544cb0b207f9d0c10e86808d4398fe
CRC32 efd42e91
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dpnaddr.dll
System Windows 7
File size 3072 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 383345ea4003833b44d40e4f363034dd
SHA1 6b5dd6dba296fff124929a31b760c470b5392f12
SHA256 c0d24d570af8897e38ce1fe370baef1e4fae0e9f346804b9c2908c29ef9bbd9e
CRC32 86f2a19e
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dpnaddr.dll
System Windows 7
File size 2560 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 d667e487b72feb7ffead869ecc0467cf
SHA1 3c85536a047a3ffee24f5c1c4842c9b15e6394aa
SHA256 d7d7b08eba899ba3e8788243bb67e00f9e15c20d9e8643d857b4e33cb808a810
CRC32 b93a5f9a
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dpnaddr.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 3072 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 360d8d66cd1db48a43995200a0e05ffc
SHA1 c5cbd996c063e81ef0794746e8904d601e7111bc
SHA256 a94cbd1b30aa4c7eb9df01f201bd4ba7a68925138f3fb72d48b38e531a1a8831
CRC32 5a1ac5b4
Example file location ---
Filename dpnaddr.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 3584 bytes
Date 2006-11-02
File details
MD5 9dfb8cd50ae3e35a0b701bcb7e3502f8
SHA1 524cf53a20fb90f205a0f2eb2938e393eda8f243
SHA256 206e7fb1ace8e493d2302337dc617c1868fbefad8b9c7de681b7c7409802b170
CRC32 0260b1b2
Example file location ---
Filename dpnaddr.dll
System Windows XP
File size 3072 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 51cb03649f57a9cc3094ddd53a0daa26
SHA1 c8f85de5911c1c4ba293c7d2822864df44abccec
SHA256 c5de071eaa319b8385e4c866c80317587a8ee3798179b9acd5d479010a8a0f4b
CRC32 fcf0e132
Example file location ---