dxtmsft.dll - How to Fix? Download Now

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

dxtmsft.dll file DirectX Media -- Image DirectX Transforms. 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 dxtmsft.dll related errors on your device. You can also download dxtmsft.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 dxtmsft.dll
File extension DLL
Description DirectX Media -- Image DirectX Transforms
Program Internet Explorer
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 dxtmsft.dll file. dxtmsft.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 dxtmsft.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to dxtmsft.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 dxtmsft.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of dxtmsft.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\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your dxtmsft.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 dxtmsft.dll
System Windows 10
File size 397824 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 16ff4962573833697beb7e36caa2e943
SHA1 705c98f7d4cf82d73baa5dae18f6eb10d2bf791e
SHA256 00f650534d15989fa5a9520285be543f7c153aab9c0a98ee9ed8f864de948b47
CRC32 0a813b8c
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dxtmsft.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 418304 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 7bcc24d058205664bd700d272b169aec
SHA1 b3bfc8cb0de02aed2672d3c44139dfaaa19a052a
SHA256 fc79e7b166f8108aea103db41b1df62192ebb5567805e52b1b17c2d79f23dc55
CRC32 73c187f6
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dxtmsft.dll
System Windows 8
File size 358400 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 b21d175787aa381a6e4c6065c5e1984b
SHA1 0c3d8d93d21694967e64cc4084fcd155d5d43a7e
SHA256 f28525f62ca7f06c0deec6a6db1470ec852f46e1e50e074665e431f834fb5da6
CRC32 89801592
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dxtmsft.dll
System Windows 7
File size 497152 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 05f15349d9576b9443c13afe10e1e249
SHA1 f32c065fe0f30f466bdd5325559080077c238895
SHA256 c02c1f25e19af8669b3fdedbabd6b62f4f1d361cd828c87ab94d8017ff2d2aa6
CRC32 7917063e
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dxtmsft.dll
System Windows 7
File size 346112 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 55a97ec5956a72d3b7060560f785ff32
SHA1 b30ef407d0e89744ad9b635fac81e7f847df2989
SHA256 0673caf7f08bcb9896bc071dcfa145d9ce2f52239b9e24e173d6e44527cba93d
CRC32 5d83701b
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dxtmsft.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 347136 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 b68fcc1f8684ab3ec4be4d0a2537d26d
SHA1 395dfa6682cd248352a1542008c1ba1368b968b3
SHA256 a87b27f551a1b2d32529e8f997be22e24da220b3c3fc6435f3e22972f43ae188
CRC32 a6ea02b9
Example file location ---
Filename dxtmsft.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 507904 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 ceac01ab6ab8be66985d61bd77610a51
SHA1 be10f176e03b36001065b822a6030616989fd0db
SHA256 699fb598adb4ec1eea9f9a7dde077da4abfe969a70db5b550f071cab1081191f
CRC32 2e44a6e3
Example file location ---
Filename dxtmsft.dll
System Windows XP
File size 357888 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 fb8b75d3be728e4d41c19afba339151e
SHA1 314566418884e83628875446dd0f41eb7e1b509a
SHA256 5498fd496239f88d592796445299be6902a7c3940eaa50d79d9fd5489d42c853
CRC32 b9edd1dc
Example file location ---