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The dsound.dll file

According to our database, the dsound.dll file is part of the Microsoft Windows Operating System product, so the dsound.dll file may get onto your computer through the installation of Microsoft Windows Operating System.

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The dsound.dll file's details

Below, we summarized the details of the dsound.dll file that has been registered by us. Of course, the dsound.dll may exist in versions differing from these.

Filename:
dsound.dll
Version:
10.0:10240.16384
Size:
515 kB (527360 B)
Internal name:
DirectSound
Original filename:
dsound.dll
Description:
DirectSound
Copyright:
© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Company:
Microsoft Corporation
Product:
Microsoft Windows Operating System
Product version:
10.0:10240.16384 (Microsoft Windows 10)
Self registration:
disabled
Comments:
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The DLL files related to the dsound.dll file

Beside the dsound.dll file, Microsoft Windows Operating System may install other DLL files as well. Of course, the installed files might be different by version.

The links related to the dsound.dll file

We try to collect the websites where you can find further information about the dsound.dll file.

The dsound.dll's possible errors

If the dsound.dll file isn't correctly installed in your system, then you may receive the following error message:

The program can't start because dsound.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

The causes of the error could be the following:

Downloading the dsound.dll file

We don't advise to download the dsound.dll file and copy it to the Windows system directory. The software's creators almost never circulate the DLL files, they are always part of an installation set. It's the installation set's task to perform the sufficient verifications before the installation. An incorrectly installed DLL file may cause the system's complete inability to function.

If you need a DLL file in spite of the above for the sake of restoring a system, then download it from a reliable source, possibly from the manufacturer's site.

Use the System File Checker tool

To solve the dsound.dll file's problems, check if the system files are intact as a first step.

System File Checker (SFC.exe) is a utility in Windows that allows users to scan for corruptions in Windows system files and restore corrupted files. If a Windows Resource Protection (WRP) file is missing or is corrupted, Windows may not behave as expected. For example, some Windows functions may not work, or Windows may crash.

To scan all system files, open a command prompt as an administrator and type:

sfc /scannow

This command will scan all protected system files, and replace corrupted files with a cached copy that is located in a compressed folder at System32\dllcache.

Register the dsound.dll file in Windows

The Regsvr32 tool is a command-line utility that can be used for registering and un-registering OLE controls like DLL and ActiveX (OCX) controls in the Windows operating system. If you find that some of your Windows functions are not working properly, you may need to register your dll files.

To register the dsound.dll file, open a command prompt as an administrator and type:

regsvr32 dsound.dll

To un-register the dsound.dll file, open a command prompt as an administrator and type:

regsvr32 /u dsound.dll

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Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

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