The article is about the ddraw.dll file. One of the DLL files. You will various aspects of this file because we have not just discussed the methods to fix this error but also discussed the causes and the basic details of the file. This will give you a basic understanding and will make you understand the fixing methods in a better way. Let us start with the basic details of this file and then move on gradually.
Basic ddraw.dll Information
|File Type:||Win32 DLL|
|File Size:||301.27KB - 538.5KB|
|Copyright:||Copyright © Microsoft Corp. 1994-2001|
|Product Name:||Microsoft DirectX for Windows 95 and 98|
|File Version:||4 versions available|
The ddraw.dll Error Cause
This error can be caused due to a few reasons. You will find a pop-up error on your screen just like the image below. When the file is missing from your system then you will find this error. The file is corrupted due to a virus in that case you will find this error.
The messages in the pop-up box may vary from one Windows version to another. The preview of every message is shown below.
“ddraw.dll Not Found”
“This application failed to start because ddraw.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.”
“Cannot find [PATH]\ddraw.dll”
“Failed to load ddraw.dll”
“Unable to find ddraw.dll entry point”
“The file ddraw.dll is missing.”
“Cannot start [APPLICATION]. A required component is missing: ddraw.dll. Please install [APPLICATION] again.”
What Are The Methods To Solve The ddraw.dll Error?
There are many methods and we will show you 3 of them. This are the most effective methods and one of them will fix your problem. If you know the cause of this error then you will know what method to choose. The method highly depends on the cause and the Windows version you are using.
Solution 1: Install The ddraw.dll File
You can install this file from the internet site on your system. You need to ensure that the site you are using is not a site that can bring virus to your computer. The trusted site can only help you. Viruses corrupt the file and it will make your problem bigger. You rather install the file from a trusted site and then you can replace this file with the missing or the corrupted file. If you do this successfully you can run the application again which means the error will be resolved
Solution 2: Rollback The Driver
Rollbacking the driver also helps the situation some time. When you update the driver it might have happened that the update process was interrupted due to a situation and this made a problem. So when you tried to run an application the files were not been able to read and so this error was shown to you. So, follow this process to roll back the driver and this should solve the issue of the file on your system.
- Search for device manager in your search bar.
- The image above should match your screen right now.
- Now search for “Display Adapters” on that list.
- Click on it and your computer’s name should appear in a drop-down option.
- Right-click on that name and click on properties.
- Now on the properties page select roll back driver.
- Click “ok”
After the process is completed, restart the computer and the problem should be fixed.
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We hope our purpose was fulfilled and you were able to fix the ddraw.dll error on your system. You may find complications in the process but you can fix it easily through our methods. The different Windows version will have a little change in the path of the process. You can ask us any doubt you have along the process of solving this error. Our comment section is for that purpose.