How to Repair DXP.dll? Download Now

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

DXP.dll file Device Stage Shell Extension. 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 DXP.dll related errors on your device. You can also download DXP.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7

File info

General information
Filename DXP.dll
File extension DLL
Description Device Stage Shell Extension
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 DXP.dll file. DXP.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 DXP.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to DXP.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 DXP.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of DXP.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\System32\

If the steps did not solve your DXP.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 DXP.dll
System Windows 10
File size 417280 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 b703d317876dc21e7180ec9acbd34d69
SHA1 9bda3fc32b1d4f86f452df651a371e3ce9f92f19
SHA256 84be3718ad8108154276e3958160a9718cc148ae674dbd0f69ed743d1ca4a4a9
CRC32 f2be5cda
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename DXP.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 410112 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 6b4c6312e8d9ce7bebb4f8a08eda4dfe
SHA1 ca4d67fc3b2ce87ea490291fcd6265ff74f8a9ec
SHA256 642430ef780b8eb9c23c9a2c06b41ff48e80403fe5da70060a7e71cd27484c6c
CRC32 c2d34b59
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename DXP.dll
System Windows 8
File size 383488 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 6515cc40a39dbc5e29533d8b6b7473e7
SHA1 e8b9f52e7aff4393b6b417534c4ccfdead84c02f
SHA256 5da602c0f9d503ce86fad56b0f10854f4a746f2308c10136bd0bbafe11b2117b
CRC32 586a517f
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename DXP.dll
System Windows 7
File size 459776 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 42a9cb6906d9a8bedc83b57163e62924
SHA1 50e5592460d91205e912d55f60a2dd3cc4da4329
SHA256 e18522d3137653140757829efbfce624a5baa5842e2bba10b9e5ab6c84be49e1
CRC32 90b0578c
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\