Troubleshoot dxva2.dll Errors and Download File

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing dxva2.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 dxva2.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

dxva2.dll file DirectX Video Acceleration 2.0 DLL. 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 dxva2.dll related errors on your device. You can also download dxva2.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 dxva2.dll
File extension DLL
Description DirectX Video Acceleration 2.0 DLL
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 dxva2.dll file. dxva2.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 dxva2.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • dxva2.dll is corrupted
  • dxva2.dll cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - dxva2.dll
  • dxva2.dll file error
  • dxva2.dll file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register dxva2.dll file:
  • dxva2.dll file could not be loaded
  • dxva2.dll file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because dxva2.dll file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to dxva2.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 dxva2.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.

dxva2.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 dxva2.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 dxva2.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 dxva2.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 dxva2.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the dxva2.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 dxva2.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 dxva2.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 dxva2.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace dxva2.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 dxva2.dll file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of dxva2.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 dxva2.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 dxva2.dll
System Windows 10
File size 112184 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 88831ebf569cccf6eb89689bcc115a41
SHA1 e95bbfa78dd1bef0b7fabe3bd97f0449466dd049
SHA256 d4b29a0a48291f212d287f3c9e01a879994a6c4538d19c47247db364ff7ed837
CRC32 be99a75c
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dxva2.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 116696 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 ea56e98d7caf1938e9b78f549243bc86
SHA1 a66ebdf9e879e00e559a8a343843e2abb7e2fee8
SHA256 e5f246b6b09b6ff38a0624cc614af943d32a4a0a29cae2cd26769e56b50c5a8e
CRC32 a617dec4
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dxva2.dll
System Windows 8
File size 92160 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 7e4f79c4a74c8152c1160a99b46f3b76
SHA1 9314157c49fc71370d79ad948053d67b4c8a05f4
SHA256 4ce9d3e66bee106eb37c807689709234e9d8e58c52bf6a7f948926861727444c
CRC32 6206b83b
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dxva2.dll
System Windows 7
File size 88064 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 1f27643c4c626457fce8f047ae1cd7e1
SHA1 fa488ec7d2cf7ed9da7a82520b8522c50898f41c
SHA256 68e2367b9aa21c1bde7fea566d5f0dbdf1e246cb53e949622f8edc810aa95956
CRC32 b3f09d1d
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dxva2.dll
System Windows 7
File size 117248 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 b2742ea6ed844d747e2348a504e491cb
SHA1 e21e4197f09977acbfc6bf60b4b76dda9164a1fd
SHA256 38d2a3b32a77fe2adccacb74f7a8ead6a4589a5e22d2a6e7dfeadacdae66da85
CRC32 a8764e01
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dxva2.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 64512 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 efd278f8129ee12f1d4ae0250494b791
SHA1 89846aef64e42e2d0c0696f9eb12ccf1b504b067
SHA256 dd8da066ebfe938334bebcdf70340f79c8ffb5af328fe5df2472ae6c7987fe1f
CRC32 0d2661cc
Example file location ---
Filename dxva2.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 83456 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 f041ab49de23cc8bdb404ee59cd1935d
SHA1 1804dae16344087b57d88b6a050909e5710df36d
SHA256 e3302a7f66b87bd01dbd692760616e0c7baef7561b64eb1d971bffd8470e703f
CRC32 f062be8a
Example file location ---