You may have a pile of questions when you see an error while opening an application. It may also feel helpless because these errors can seem to be technical in nature. d3dcompiler_43.dll is one such error that will be our focus in this article. We are here to simplify the whole process of understanding this error. The methods to solve this error might feel technical but we would recommend you to try to fix the issue step by step to make it easier.
What is d3dcompiler_43.dll?
This is one of the DLL files. There are many DLL files in your system. These files are already pre-installed in your system. d3dcompiler_43.dll is that DLL file that is responsible for one of the instructions to a game. It can be any game in general. There are files specific to various categories of application.
d3dcompiler_43.dll is mainly an error when you try to play a game. Many people play games and this article could be helpful to you because you can also help your friend save time if you understand the situation and the fixes. There are different versions of this file so let us help you understand more about it starting with the basic information. The next section is necessary to know the specifics of this error file.
Basic d3dcompiler_43.dll Information
|Type of file||Win0/32/64 DLL|
|File size||2.01MB - 3.49MB|
|Copyright||Copyright © Microsoft Corp. 1994-2007
|Product name||Microsoft DirectX for Windows|
|File Versions||2 versions available|
Causes of d3dcompiler_43.dll Missing File
Users who are fond of games must be facing this issue more than other users. d3dcompiler_43.dll error arises mainly when you are trying to play a game. It is a file that is instructed with the particulars of a game in general. There are various ways to solve this issue on your computer. Your computer will also alert you when there is an error for this file on your computer. The pop-up messages can appear in different ways.
“D3dcompiler_43.DLL Not Found.”
“The file d3dcompiler_43.dll is missing.”
“File d3dcompiler_43.dll not found.”
“D3dcompiler_43.dll not found. Reinstalling might help fix this.”
Fix d3dcompiler_43.dll Missing File Error
This section will have the various fixes you can use to solve the issue of d3dcompiler_43.dll on your system. It is not necessary that you will find all the fixes useful to you. It will depend on what version of Windows you are using and what is causing this issue.
Fix 1: Restart Your Computer
This error may often arise on your computer and we have already shown you how you will get to know about it in the above section. There are various ways it can be shown to you. Now, this method is recommended to all the users who face this error.
This is for the sole reason that it might be a mistake that this error poped-up. We have researched and saw that this is actually happening and just restarting your computer will solve this issue. Don’t worry if it does not happen. There are other solutions to it.
Fix 2: Update Microsoft Direct X
This is the second fix you could use. Microsoft Direct X is a whole package, this is one of the files in the whole package. If one file is corrupted and showing an error you won’t be able to run the application. Hence if you update the Microsoft Direct X then all the missing files you know about or don’t know about will be installed in your system again. Remember to update your Microsoft Direct X to the latest version. To update it follow these steps:
- Visit the official Microsoft page to update it.
- Scroll down and click on the red download button just like the image shows.
- An extension file will be downloaded, open the file.
- Run the file and follow the instruction to complete the update.
This completes your process, once you are done with installing the latest version, you would have successfully solved the d3dcompiler_43.dll error.
Fix 3: Reinstall the Application alone
There is often a great chance that the application cannot read the file even if it is present in your system. That is an error in the application itself. This may occur for two reasons. 1. the game you got from the internet is the old version. 2. you got the game from a fraud site.
If you want to uninstall the application follow the below steps and complete the process.
- Search for your control panel
- Go to the option “Programs.”
- Search for the application from the list.
- Select the application.
- Look at the top of the list for the option “Uninstall.”
Once you have uninstalled the application, you will have to find the application again from the internet. Ensure that you don’t find a trusted internet site and get the application from there to avoid any virus or any corrupted file. To make that possible compare different sites.
Fix 4: Update your Video Card Drivers
This is not the most basic solution as this situation occurs in very fewer situations. In case you have tried the above fixes and still able to solve your d3dcompiler_43.dll error then this might be the fix you are looking for. Try to update your drivers by following the steps below:
- Locate your driver
- Extract the latest version for your hardware.
- Go to the search bar and search for Device Manager.
- You will open a list click on the option you think that contains the driver you want to update.
- Once you click on it you will find the option of “Update Driver”
The last step depends on the version of your windows. Windows 8 & 10 will directly give you the option of “Update Driver.” In the case of Windows Vista & 7, you will find the option of properties first and then you have to give it an extra click to get to the option of update driver.
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