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

dpnhpast.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 dpnhpast.dll related errors on your device. You can also download dpnhpast.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 dpnhpast.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 dpnhpast.dll file. dpnhpast.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 dpnhpast.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to dpnhpast.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 dpnhpast.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.

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

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

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

If the steps did not solve your dpnhpast.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 dpnhpast.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 dpnhpast.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 dpnhpast.dll
System Windows 8
File size 8192 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 a09cb3ba02ba0fee7ec99b980aa5be70
SHA1 7f70db487d33ce8dce44f6683118308d058936fa
SHA256 af2b85a122cf8a554168b860654fa8cd0eb9487a2d42f1461bbdfd2a61321d92
CRC32 51128428
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dpnhpast.dll
System Windows 7
File size 7168 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 4c7a7f2923c112dace2301afec729751
SHA1 4c55662d969241e685b03aaad4c4635e143136fa
SHA256 b97ae1860cb47937a5c2215dbe013a29e08e3f97dbd7ff9d6ffc377d8cb061eb
CRC32 61cfaff4
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dpnhpast.dll
System Windows 7
File size 8704 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 dd0d360634aade7849ecebbd6aa579ec
SHA1 4c78d460155b71a3176c610e307a61b714bf44df
SHA256 144172eb7cc5cce00b7368a7cc50ee7132a2276dce0c3a93a059da217b9a324c
CRC32 00f54a0d
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dpnhpast.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 8704 bytes
Date 2006-11-02
File details
MD5 d8759963e7453bf89d6913b49eebfda0
SHA1 570c973944c4af84cbee43ddc26daacdba86d21a
SHA256 981a41f8c2d73c17e77d276605967e1669a51050da7d7f83ccdf96c17ce076fa
CRC32 b0cc4b78
Example file location ---
Filename dpnhpast.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 7168 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 e868f59426c415909baeca16ea004083
SHA1 a7805ea96fdc24d8de58906c727abdfb13d97e5b
SHA256 c10e871824075fac3aae6252f251bc0b89f33a9972f2f356ff8a41b8b9863e05
CRC32 d99897e4
Example file location ---
Filename dpnhpast.dll
System Windows XP
File size 35328 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 c9c07a74576b2143aae86bf306a4d8a4
SHA1 67aa1762d7f198d0492fadb4cd8d5ccbaa9d6b6f
SHA256 273b27fceec53efc515fc8d3e0cd830dfa9220c7b5aacb1f8a1cc7e8e5dad27b
CRC32 8f698726
Example file location ---