Dsound.dll download

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Description:
DirectSound
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Since you decided to visit this page, chances are you’re either looking for dsound.dll file, or a way to fix the “dsound.dll is missing” error. Look through the information below, which explains how to resolve your issue. On this page, you can download the dsound.dll file as well.

What is Dsound.dll?

Dsound.dll a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file, developed by Microsoft, which is referred to essential system files of the Windows OS. It usually contains a set of procedures and driver functions, which may be applied by Windows.

What is Dsound.dll used for?

Dsound.dll file, also known as DirectSound, is commonly associated with Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. It is an essential component, which ensures that Windows programs operate properly. Thus, if the dsound.dll file is missing, it may negatively affect the work of the associated software.

What is Dsound.dll is missing error mean?

There are multiple reasons that may cause dsound.dll errors. These include Windows registry issues, malicious software, faulty applications, etc.

Error messages related to the dsound.dll file can also indicate that the file has been incorrectly installed, corrupted or removed.

Other common dsound.dll errors include:

  • “dsound.dll is missing”
  • “dsound.dll error loading”
  • “dsound.dll crash”
  • “dsound.dll was not found”
  • “dsound.dll could not be located”
  • “dsound.dll Access Violation”
  • “The procedure entry point dsound.dll error”
  • “Cannot find dsound.dll”
  • “Cannot register dsound.dll”
dsound.dll - System Error The program can`t start because dsound.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix problem.

How to fix Dsound.dll missing error?

If the “dsound.dll is missing” error occurs, you may use one of the methods below – manual or automatic – to solve the problem. The manual method assumes that you download the dsound.dll file and put it inside the game/application installation folder, while the second method is much easier as it allows you to automatically fix the error with minimum effort.

Method 1: Download Dsound.dll

Search through available versions of dsound.dll from the list below, select the correct file and press the “Download” link. If you cannot decide which version to choose, read the article below or use the automatic method to resolve the issue

Dsound.dll, 13 available versions

Bits & Version File size Language Description Checksums
64bit 6.3.9600.16384 520.0 KB U.S. English DirectSound
MD5
MD5 5f540ad6674aefd64c1051648ff87de3
SHA1
SHA1 4a08e199128e047644ed72a00f8e18de1f808b18
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32bit 6.3.9600.16384 474.5 KB U.S. English DirectSound
MD5
MD5 c7ae6a1eae773f8cec7f1180caab2072
SHA1
SHA1 c821bbd3a6711920f6c8a4848f4c2fb6f89eb85c
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32bit 6.2.9200.16384 511.5 KB U.S. English DirectSound
MD5
MD5 a97542f6c1b3c99e739e6d2a79c1e1a3
SHA1
SHA1 7d909d8df313d3bdade7be5f525fdfab9feee8b9
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32bit 6.1.7600.16385 443.0 KB U.S. English DirectSound
MD5
MD5 0e85c11f8850d524b02181c6e02ba9ae
SHA1
SHA1 d992c73fe5cef2ed894e8053a3e44860b7ce23bb
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64bit 6.0.6001.18000 511.0 KB U.S. English DirectSound
MD5
MD5 12a02960e0686ee3585a0ac5eb836699
SHA1
SHA1 926a0db5d7fe66b65ef451fd28ed0f802ef8199c
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32bit 6.0.6001.18000 434.0 KB U.S. English DirectSound
MD5
MD5 8a7b8da5ca558d2de47086bb23556543
SHA1
SHA1 f25fdccb1667d924c9a52ba764b4dc7c20328938
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32bit 5.3.2600.5512 359.0 KB Swedish DirectSound
MD5
MD5 981a05fddb3fc5cba33e261e4f2416d3
SHA1
SHA1 b10eac7caa36e32673f25e796b6e71ac63c4a9e3
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32bit 5.3.2600.2180 359.0 KB Swedish DirectSound
MD5
MD5 5e627f6defb0289e63de7296e8730ea2
SHA1
SHA1 3a5193765ee8f9894b816cdecf61a61ef53e6ffd
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32bit 4.8.1.881 445.0 KB U.S. English DirectSound
MD5
MD5 af88fad846b42bd8410646611eda79e5
SHA1
SHA1 ab7c14a8e6d7e229bfce4b1988ef160f995e2c2b
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32bit 10.0.14393.0 525.5 KB U.S. English DirectSound
MD5
MD5 7d5562c63d5a8b52c22c43dfa7d0b958
SHA1
SHA1 46759cca86659d3aa4cbf309e95b85332dea5ac7
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64bit 10.0.14393.0 589.0 KB U.S. English DirectSound
MD5
MD5 ad732a06645e88a1be604bd9802901b0
SHA1
SHA1 d1c5d0d187bb61c421f0295ecaacfa6328bf58c6
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32bit 10.0.10586.0 515.0 KB U.S. English DirectSound
MD5
MD5 2a2ad551a3f66d5ea057b66da3992a28
SHA1
SHA1 978f484c75f4e61fe6f257e1d85c410564bb356c
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64bit 10.0.10586.0 603.5 KB U.S. English DirectSound
MD5
MD5 5f96092cc55c643837c891f082007c9c
SHA1
SHA1 a2efa4dfffd668f9c56d97852edf057a092782b6
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How to choose the correct version of Dsound.dll?

First, look through descriptions in the table above and select the proper file for your program. Pay attention to whether it’s a 64-, or 32-bit file, as well as the language it uses. For 64-bit programs, use 64-bit files if they are listed above.

It’s best to choose those dll files which language corresponds to the language of your program, if possible. We also recommend downloading the latest versions of dll files for an up-to-date functionality.

Where to place the Dsound.dll file?

To repair the “dsound.dll is missing” error, put the file inside the application/game installation folder. Alternatively, you can place the dsound.dll file within the Windows system directory.

How to register Dsound.dll?

If putting the missing dsound.dll file into the proper directory doesn’t solve the problem, you’ll have to register it. To do so, copy your DLL file to the C:\Windows\System32 folder, and open a command prompt with admin rights. There, type “regsvr32 dsound.dll” and press Enter.

Method 2: Fix the missing Dsound.dll error automatically

With WikiDll Fixer you can automatically repair dsound.dll errors. The utility will not only download the correct version of dsound.dll for absolutely free and suggest the right directory to install it but also resolve other issues related to the dsound.dll file.
  • Step 1: Click the “Download App. ” button to get an automatic tool, provided by WikiDll.
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  • Step 2: Install the utility by following simple installation instructions.
  • Step 3: Launch the program to fix your dsound.dll errors and other issues.

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Method 3: Fix Dsound.dll missing error with System File Checker (SFC)

Many users are familiar with the sfc / scannow system file integrity check command, which automatically checks and fixes protected Windows system files. To execute this command, you have to run command prompt as administrator.
  • Step 1: Start the command line as an administrator in Windows by pressing Win key on your keyboard and typing "Command Prompt" in the search field, then - right-click on the result and select Run as administrator. Alternatively, you can press Win + X key combination which will open the menu where you can select Command Prompt (Admin).
  • Step 2: Type sfc / scannow while in Command Prompt and hit Enter.

After entering the command, a system check will begin. It will take a while, so please be patient. Once operation is complete you will get the message “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them.” or “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them”.

Keep in mind that System File Checker (SFC) cannot fix integrity errors for those system files that are currently being used by operating system. To fix these files you have to run SFC command through the command prompt in the Windows recovery environment. You can get into Windows Recovery Environment from the login screen, by clicking Shutdown, then holding down the Shift key while selecting Restart.

In Windows 10, you can press Win key, select Settings > Update & security > Recovery and under Advanced Startup, click Restart now. You can also boot from the installation disk or bootable USB flash drive with the Windows 10 distribution. On the installation screen select your preferred language and then select “System Restore”. After that, go to “Troubleshooting” > “Advanced Settings” > “Command Prompt”. Once in Command Prompt type the following command: sfc /scannow /offbootdir=C:\ /offwindir=C:\Windows where C is the partition with the installed operating system, and C: \ Windows is the path to the Windows 10 folder.

This operation will take a while and it is important to wait until it is complete. When finished, close the command prompt and restart the computer as usual.

Method 4: Fix corrupted Dsound.dll file by performing System Restore

System Restore is very useful when you want to fix dsound.dll error. Using the "System Restore" function, you can choose restore Windows to the date when the dsound.dll file was not damaged. Thus, restoring Windows to an earlier date cancels changes made to system files. Please follow the steps below to roll back Windows using System Restore and get rid of dsound.dll error.
  • Step 1: Press the Win + R keys combination to launch Run dialog.
  • Step 2: Type rstrui in the Run text box and click OK or hit Enter. It will open the system recovery utility.
  • Step 3: The “System Restore” window may include the “Choose a different restore point” option. If so, select this option and click Next. Check the “Show more restore points” checkbox to see a complete list of dates.
  • Step 4: Select a date to restore Windows 10. Keep in mind that you need to select a recovery point that will restore Windows to the date when the dsound.dll error message did not appear.
  • Step 5: Click the "Next" button and then click "Finish" to confirm your restore point.

At this point, your computer will reboot normally and boot up with restored version of Windows, and dsound.dll error should be resolved.

Method 5: Scan your PC for malware to fix dsound.dll error

Sometimes dsound.dll error can happen because of malware on your computer. The malicious software can intentionally corrupt DLL files in order to substitute them with its own malicious files. Therefore, your number one priority should be to scan your computer for malware and eliminate it as soon as possible.

OPTION 1 - Windows Defender

The new version of Windows 10 has a built-in application called "Windows Defender", which allows you to check your computer for viruses and remove malware, which is difficult to remove in a running operating system. In order to use the Windows Defender Offline scan, go to the settings (Start - Gear icon or Win + I key), select "Update and Security" and go to the "Windows Defender" section.
How to use Windows Defender Offline Scan
  • Step 1: Press Win key or click on Start and click on Gear icon. Alternatively press Win + I key combination.
  • Step 2: Select Update and Security option and go to Windows Defender section.
  • Step 3: At the bottom of the defender settings there is the checkbox " Windows Defender Offline scan". To start it, click "Scan Now". Note that you have to save all unsaved data before rebooting your PC.

After clicking “Scan Now” burton, the computer will reboot and automatically start searching viruses and malware. Upon completion of the scan, the computer will restart, and in the notifications, you will see a report on the completed scan.

OPTION 2 - Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes products are one of the most popular and effective to fight malware and unwanted programs, and they will come in handy even when you have a high-quality third-party antivirus installed. Scanning in the new version of Malwarebytes can be performed in real time and manually. To initiate manual scan please follow the steps below:
  • Step 1: Launch the Malwarebytes program and click Scan Now button. Also, you can select Scan option on the left side of the program’s window and click Full Scan. The system will begin scanning and you will be able to see the scan results.
  • Step 2: Select items that you want to quarantine and press “Quarantine Selected” button. When quarantined, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
  • Step 3: After the program has been restarted, you can delete all quarantined objects by going to the appropriate section of the program or restore some of them if it turned out that after quarantining something from your software began to work incorrectly.

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