Fix "dsound.dll Missing or Not Found" Error

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dsound.dll Error Messages

  • "dsound.dll is Missing or was Not Found"
  • "dsound.dll Could Not Be Found"
  • "Can't load dsound.dll"
  • "The program can't start because dsound.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem. "
  • You may have seen the error messages listed above when your start computer or software programs. Getting dsound.dll error indicates that the file dsound.dll is Missing or Corrupt, and the Windows registry may have problems, too.

    We strongly suggest that you perform a quick scan to check dsound.dll and errors.

    What is dsound.dll?

    It is clear that dsound.dll is a Dynamic Link Library (DLL) file used for the systems like Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista. It is easy to fix dsound.dll errors following 4 steps, before repairing dsound.dll problems, let's see some basic information about dsound.dll file.

    File Name: dsound.dll
    Developer: Microsoft Corporation
    Description: DirectSound
    Size: 453632 bytes
    Version: 6.1.7600.16385
    Creation Time: 7/13/2009 5:03:26 PM
    Applied To: Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP/2003/2000/NT/ME/98, 32-bit(x86) and 64-bit(x64) systems

    How to Fix dsound.dll Error? - Download DLL Repair Tool First!

    Step 1: Reinstall System

    When the reinstallation is complete, DO remember to check if the system you installed is the latest version. If not, please go to Microsoft website, download and install the latest package.

    Step 2: Download dsound.dll

    If the reinstallation doesn't help fix dsound.dll errors, you should download dsound.dll and replace dsound.dll file in its default folder.

    And then take the steps below to re-register dsound.dll.

  • Go to Start > Run
  • Type "cmd" in the open window, press Enter
  • Type "regsvr32 dsound.dll", prese Enter
  • Reboot your computer
  • Step 3: Clean your Windows Registry

    dsound.dll error messages refer to a corrupt registry. dsound.dll file handles information of programs and your operating system. Any damage to the registry can lead to dsound.dll errors. So you have to scan and clean your registry at least one time per month.

    To ensure the security and efficiency of your PC, download Registry Cleaner to fix, clean, repair and defragment your Windows registry, and speed up your PC.

    Step 4: Scan your system for VIRUS or SPYWARE

    Another reason that you get dsound.dll error is because the dsound.dll file is infected by virus or spyware, therefore you should download the latest antivirus/antispyware software to protect your computer. Download Virus Removal to protect your computer against adware, worms, viruses, spyware and malware.