How To Fix dxgi.dll Not Found Or Missing Error

If you are facing a dxgi.dll error at any stage like when you are trying to run a particular application or when you start Windows or install some application etc then it might be because of corrupted files, outdated updates, or missing dxgi.dll files. dxgi.dll is a DirectX graphics infrastructure file that comes under the .dll category and this error can be solved. In this article, we have different methods that you can try to get rid of the problem. So let us start!

Method 1 – Check For The Windows Updates And Install Them

 

Step 1 – Open the Windows settings using Windows + I keys together

Step 2 – Click on Update & security

 

Update Security

 

Step 3 – From the left, click on Windows update

 

Windows Update



 

Step 4 – Click on the check for updates button at the right. If there are any updates available, install them else if you do not have any updates it will show you’re up to date

 

Check Updates

 

Step 5 – Restart your computer and then check if the issue is solved.

 

Method 2 – Install DirectX On Your Machine

 

Step 1 – Open any browser that you use and in the search bar type DirectX download then hit enter

Step 2 – Click on the first link from the search results

Step 3 – In the opened Microsoft link, download the DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer by clicking on the download button

 

Download Visual

 

 

Step 4 – Once the .exe file is downloaded, double-click on the downloaded .exe file

Step 5 – Accept the license agreement by clicking on the radio button beside I accept the agreement option

Step 6 – Click on next and follow the onscreen instructions to install the DirectX on the machine

Step 7 – Restart the system and then check if the issue is solved.

 

Method 3 – Run The SFC And DISM Commands

 

Step 1 – Open the command prompt as an administrator. To do this, type cmd in the windows search then hold Ctrl + Shift keys together then hit enter

Step 2 – A user account control window will appear. Click on yes

Step 3 – Copy and paste the following command in the command prompt and hit enter. It will take a few minutes to complete the execution process wait for it

sfc /scannow

 

Scannow

 

Step 4 – Once done copy and paste the following command in the command prompt and hit enter

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

 

Restore Health

 

Step 5 – When the above command is executed and completed successfully then restart the system and check if the problem is resolved.

 

Method 4 – Restore The dxgi.dll File

Incase if the dxgi.dll file is been deleted accidentally then it will be in your recycle bin until and unless you have deleted all items from recycle bin. You can easily restore the files and folders from the recycle bin

Step 1 – Double click on the recycle bin icon from your desktop

 

Recycle Bin

 

Step 2 – And find for the dxgi.dll file. Note down the original location of the file (the location of the file before it was deleted)

 

Original Location

 

Step 3 – Right click on the file and click on restore. This will place the file back in its original path

 

Restore

 

Step 4 – Restart the computer and check if the issue is solved.

 

Method 5 – Register The dxgi.dll File

 

Step 1 – Open the command prompt as an administrator. To do this, type cmd in the windows search then hold Ctrl + Shift keys together then hit enter

Step 2 – A user account control window will appear. Click on yes

Step 3 – Copy the following command and paste it in the command prompt then hit enter. regsvr32 is a command line utility that is used for registering dll and ocx controls in the windows operating system

regsvr32 dxgi.dll

 

Register

 

Step 4 – Once the execution is complete, it will print the message saying dxgi.dll file is successfully registered

Step 5 – Restart the computer and check if the issue is resolved.

 

Method 6 – Re-install Visual C++ Redistributable Packages With Latest Version

 

Step 1 – Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together

Step 2 – Type appwiz.cpl in the run prompt and hit enter. This will open programs and features window in the control panel

 

Appwiz

 

Step 3 – Find Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable and right click on them and then click on uninstall

 

Visual C

 

Step 4 – Once completely uninstalled, restart the computer

Step 5 – Now to re-install go to the Microsoft link and click on download button to download it



 

Download Visual



 

Step 6 – Double click on the downloaded .exe and follow the online instructions to install it

Step 7 – Once installed restart the computer and check if the issue is solved.

 

Method 7 – Re-Install The Problematic Application

 

If you are facing the dxgi.dll when using a particular application then try to reinstall that particular application or program so that the dxgi.dll  file will be restored freshly when installed again.

Step 1 – Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys

Step 2 – Type appwiz.cpl in the run prompt and hit enter. This will open the programs and features window

 

Appwiz

 

Step 3 – Right click on the problematic application and then click on uninstall

 

Uninstall

 

Step 4 – Once it is uninstalled, go to its manufacturer website and download the application

Step 5 – Double click on the downloaded .exe file and install it again

Step 6 – Now all the files will be freshly installed and the error will be solved.

 

That’s it! I hope the above provided information is useful and easy to follow. Let us know which method you applied to solve the error. Thank you and happy reading!!