Troubleshoot dsdmo.dll Errors and Download File

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

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

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



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


Problems related to dsdmo.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 dsdmo.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of dsdmo.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 dsdmo.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 dsdmo.dll
System Windows 10
File size 185344 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 5e80489aaf4042d67f143221b9524a7a
SHA1 2029ea4e55632abfd96022fe644a7644e20305bc
SHA256 fe377a768c3ac235233c99a75e484aef8110e05de5a4e1b80111c9f6ee7130cb
CRC32 b8eb985c
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dsdmo.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 182784 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 f1c419b536c2f9033b81edcb83f95c71
SHA1 93bcc6eb31af3ae6e3703ddb74e03d261a8223f0
SHA256 badd9e7a02adf247507353ea21734e00d0d5cf06a38a0223280f1dd54a296c6f
CRC32 a4338350
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dsdmo.dll
System Windows 8
File size 172032 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 e66da87e606c619409f131a094fda276
SHA1 6dcc440938b4afb74e086b7df8625bcda8a899aa
SHA256 ec44c1b23da75816945dcf932029fb2496cf1cc12dc9187257c550f7d2ee82d1
CRC32 db38f502
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dsdmo.dll
System Windows 7
File size 173568 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 0c651cfb9fa9507949edf3e1cde54c7e
SHA1 eaf2021273418f3d5794b4015c7e51e90f01cf65
SHA256 87a78670cc87a7d12ec2779e0a1d7836731451c16762fe9915e6083703adcba1
CRC32 c60379a3
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dsdmo.dll
System Windows 7
File size 193536 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 361bcbdd2e1e39585cc7ed7ff433e958
SHA1 7a456c84941070a2e7e9216ad14bd3b4057a1fb1
SHA256 592b2b3d2e356fe148caffe1757ddc27bd8892b13a809fdd085429893ffd02d2
CRC32 0523f53d
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dsdmo.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 193024 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 b1f56c9235b66ffd605fe6bbcbdb4e0e
SHA1 ffdefce3314b06ba8816f9f8e6290744fdcce88c
SHA256 9d0437e1d52c4254ff23a6081b173c90a1e7bfcd0fd241d26e3b6452cce795d0
CRC32 96029296
Example file location ---
Filename dsdmo.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 173568 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 c002f160632ec24bcc7bb3e5eb18e6da
SHA1 60038eb978054ca68a7cb430b65c79f39ff627ba
SHA256 deac6f167feeecddff48373dbf679b17e7e0fc1db11c7d96d7c9506001534200
CRC32 b73c7c1d
Example file location ---
Filename dsdmo.dll
System Windows XP
File size 181248 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 ea84c76c6b55b3f5ae1d0baf5ad204d6
SHA1 951b5bf5097500fb58eb20115d0adc14cfd26ede
SHA256 b72e7170805828713ae79479d822420b6aa03d63c3270ed9a1770132678dda14
CRC32 41c14196
Example file location ---