dpx.dll Troubleshoot and Download

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

dpx.dll file Microsoft(R) Delta Package Expander. 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 dpx.dll related errors on your device. You can also download dpx.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista 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

File info

General information
Filename dpx.dll
File extension DLL
Description Microsoft(R) Delta Package Expander
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Executable application
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 dpx.dll file. dpx.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 dpx.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to dpx.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 dpx.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.

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

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

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

If the steps did not solve your dpx.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 dpx.dll
System Windows 10
File size 390048 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 0a55ca482701389ad9ba9af2cf322f8e
SHA1 9d9653d28a120475fe39c24819926e9735aaaf5b
SHA256 3beb304ced3ac28ab5be0c959a42106c4e34bfeb054b2fc61d23afcb78870aff
CRC32 49a2c12d
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dpx.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 253440 bytes
Date 2013-08-22
File details
MD5 a991eac49a0402275211cda8cad164f8
SHA1 42cf78b783a5a65ab8bbcd317cfb543e439c6aef
SHA256 ec5a0f69ec56594c89ea5d7522562e7dda8689b1da71ee29b53b81d24e4ce66c
CRC32 ef441086
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dpx.dll
System Windows 8
File size 250368 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 a6e9a9643548dede9ce23b839218c440
SHA1 030703c3ae31e53eff8113a584f8dd850cacbc3d
SHA256 1a5a7215f228cab1aa59897ee226373109de6749d5abbf2d72eab6be0dbb378e
CRC32 a91df5e1
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dpx.dll
System Windows 7
File size 257024 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 0c0df0f05baea320fa301f34e256e08b
SHA1 0af69a2dff3208af234b22f3b100363c0c29f9d7
SHA256 9d6c3cc1138aabec66eabd13905c24170f7f1fe6d7aa5dd6bf51f1d3bf66f03d
CRC32 2a1871e2
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dpx.dll
System Windows 7
File size 399872 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 6369f960c28a16f4502c480eede3652c
SHA1 a31087f189f86944c751c50e753df8793a9c8a8b
SHA256 43712222f1def7277ec6a99bea6fb9c7e0e1fcab2ad35c0208747d70301d0e47
CRC32 f1d8bfde
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dpx.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 403968 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 2e1874f23940ad24a6d3840407f38691
SHA1 d1db1fae0e76c0f7de46c61df68e8d1ce4847081
SHA256 07400ec2f9b885a6820a668064c3bf2823b48857304ddb71c936a1755ab4ea9d
CRC32 45af8f70
Example file location ---
Filename dpx.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 258560 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 4ebdd20afc19aaecba2893d128dd5ecd
SHA1 6caacc9f74316219efb98695312a0a12c8f1df51
SHA256 6acc3de6ecd376054cbddeb3f3fe11d506fa325ece2a6f768154c3ba467d4d6e
CRC32 c1d7f7f7
Example file location ---