Troubleshoot XInput1_4.dll Errors and Download File

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing XInput1_4.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 XInput1_4.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

XInput1_4.dll file Microsoft Common Controller API. 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 XInput1_4.dll related errors on your device. You can also download XInput1_4.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

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

File info

General information
Filename XInput1_4.dll
File extension DLL
Description Microsoft Common Controller API
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 XInput1_4.dll file. XInput1_4.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 XInput1_4.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • XInput1_4.dll is corrupted
  • XInput1_4.dll cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - XInput1_4.dll
  • XInput1_4.dll file error
  • XInput1_4.dll file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register XInput1_4.dll file:
  • XInput1_4.dll file could not be loaded
  • XInput1_4.dll file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because XInput1_4.dll file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to XInput1_4.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 XInput1_4.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.

XInput1_4.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 XInput1_4.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 XInput1_4.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 XInput1_4.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 XInput1_4.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the XInput1_4.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 XInput1_4.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 XInput1_4.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 XInput1_4.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace XInput1_4.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 XInput1_4.dll file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of XInput1_4.dll file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\

If the steps did not solve your XInput1_4.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 XInput1_4.dll
System Windows 10
File size 33792 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 e6aea38b9531efa7f907285b07e9f85e
SHA1 96c6fe115694cd0f7dadbb0dfff49d788b6c4fc7
SHA256 ea6784a0e01b9ec95e7270754e33d0e0fc57fb528723331b5ff5f94feabc7953
CRC32 95ee6b12
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename XInput1_4.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 29696 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 43d1fd9b077d1256745df80cf24d6352
SHA1 94da32c3c989236f20ad9e11b207065891470b2c
SHA256 273fdb30068183415ce7154c1772ddf91cacc96842f5e18ed1637f65ce2d6093
CRC32 d3dadeca
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename XInput1_4.dll
System Windows 8
File size 29184 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 b1d5ef52025a627a5bbd26c14249400c
SHA1 6fa79c9ff2669499f7df96e02f40bad3bbb20fc4
SHA256 1fc74f5adbdb7a4ac2e463986ef0bff76c2a381e230d2fe97bc404515fa34028
CRC32 2c08dc93
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\