dpnlobby.dll - Repair Issues and Download

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

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

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



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


Problems related to dpnlobby.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 dpnlobby.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of dpnlobby.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 dpnlobby.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 dpnlobby.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 dpnlobby.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 dpnlobby.dll
System Windows 8
File size 3072 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 133a64b9da1ad56b29b9349f093c9020
SHA1 76d8ca63eb8bee26e395dc918c1c55d9bf0b1a74
SHA256 4819dd1eedb4238751225199458f0102749ef326e1a98b3f15899d2baf7ebbea
CRC32 4cb77642
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dpnlobby.dll
System Windows 7
File size 2560 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 6e5ac43ad95b18322debd7bc1e609788
SHA1 24135ec9688a456c3e4b83a2e5108900fd1cb4d9
SHA256 aa25a34cd4429a60b3b21c0f50c97d8dc10fb0f1c32eb580f7b0a9c2319638c0
CRC32 89f0b2a9
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dpnlobby.dll
System Windows 7
File size 3072 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 c89c706744d15aeb8a5f27284eaf4ee5
SHA1 c4fe0416d29903958446d833389a5d124dce08d7
SHA256 fb70b376aba9a9c96edffe2f7a58ddef2c28d16345683fb82e261bbc334a51cf
CRC32 defb8b29
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dpnlobby.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 3584 bytes
Date 2006-11-02
File details
MD5 83dff5de552842acee82935659e37e99
SHA1 dc0167d205bbcb4880c12771044a47a11bdabf7b
SHA256 4e6a49f3180b1e1c61e451e631be325bed9664aaede1e3ad689767759963ad42
CRC32 4cbd6b53
Example file location ---
Filename dpnlobby.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 3072 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 9dc63b27ddb6a1855761147e29af2cf1
SHA1 5b31782c9b55025a755056371b81bb7ebf8cdcd9
SHA256 2f0cee3f6acd2a1168c0450ed620097e308e50bdcd9a5c661bd14c8b344ed733
CRC32 a5ed94eb
Example file location ---
Filename dpnlobby.dll
System Windows XP
File size 3072 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 5afa706ed6f4280a64be47cb3caffa8f
SHA1 d919b34e8a4f9318bc7d20a32f8bc4e668d4c907
SHA256 fc3cb7559bc2c1e17c4de6330f3d8c34c2584fbe7b7af3d683228a3f0fbb9cdd
CRC32 3b6a865e
Example file location ---