How to Download and Fix dxgi.dll?

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

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

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



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


Problems related to dxgi.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 dxgi.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of dxgi.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 dxgi.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 dxgi.dll
System Windows 10
File size 551200 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 9c1673eb0d29577defd29f6f591a50ac
SHA1 368e2f5f265993b1b1b26e4ba8ecb35b13a26ed2
SHA256 c8504208fc849a08c7fe6c4a696df8008120002500befa1378b4bbf28b5fc872
CRC32 1ee00edf
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dxgi.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 430176 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 fc1810d273e5b4be5f74e4b235d35013
SHA1 6e8e17f0a9131b05a0c319ab63617065d2e8b82d
SHA256 ba9b508a59d28b222fcbde3500ee4c2b555abd71e75f9153cebd5e0eac81e249
CRC32 e6ab2fc9
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dxgi.dll
System Windows 8
File size 366080 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 961f0f7fe3743b267a8723cb10c6d4f7
SHA1 43dbe2d67a73518cc483302fb784c0a3012432b5
SHA256 dff3550d2d86870321d0b21b1b1bee4a8c687e30a51dcf2c3b5bdecda69738fa
CRC32 a9eedc57
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dxgi.dll
System Windows 7
File size 508416 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 0411b7958c524bb2e91ee1b3035fe321
SHA1 20b15266a12abc90da0d2d216e424ceaeefc929a
SHA256 b8f419df52fcdc93fba94dc6c90f98389cb24458158f6ae973d2adedaf33382e
CRC32 62a37826
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dxgi.dll
System Windows 7
File size 658944 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 f404e59db6a0f122ab26bf4f3e2fd0fa
SHA1 81ed903362a803c55616fb32f6ad3c23c5260d86
SHA256 47f30401d86006821475f911a3d5e9b23571f6a8b4a9942891298e33d070d5d5
CRC32 95b163bc
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dxgi.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 245760 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 25b748a17d0b748cc709e716762d647f
SHA1 69230e6fa04ec06dac93c0f211331d55710b31f5
SHA256 2ff254b25670cea414cc084b3c66f97cca1c12b67975da474d3f09f4398fa9bf
CRC32 6fbb4699
Example file location ---
Filename dxgi.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 171520 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 ba29e0f81a45a6dc0f0fdd1f11a7cb9c
SHA1 73552cfe257f6ca6697f84f3116be86670131943
SHA256 4d69263b3a0684cda8d5df8190aa09cb267fe7a05c769b965c5762d0fb2f6227
CRC32 87682352
Example file location ---