When launching games and programs in Windows 11 or 10 or 7, an error may appear with the d3d11.dll file, which sounds different: “The point included in the CreateDXGIFactory2 procedure was not found in the DLL under the path C: \ Windows \ System32 (SysWOW64)” or “The program cannot be started because the d3d11.dll file is missing from the computer”.
d3d11.dll – file refers to DirectX 11 version and, in most cases, appears in Windows 7, old games and programs. The culprit of the error may be the absence or damage of this file. In addition, if you are using Windows 7, you need to install a patch that will update the system with the included d3d11.dll file.
Disclaimer: We do not recommend downloading d3d11.dll from third-party sites, as in most cases it can be a virus. If the solutions below do not help you, then we recommend asking a friend to drop this file for you.
The location of the d3d11.dll file
The d3d11.dll file is both X64 and X32. Therefore, it is located along with paths C: \ Windows \ System32 and C: \ Windows \ SysWOW64 . In addition, in rare cases, it can be located directly in the root of the folder with the game or program.
1. System integrity
Run Command Prompt as Administrator and enter the below command, which will fix corrupted system files automatically.
2. Patch for Windows 7
If you get an error with the d3d11.dll file when using Windows 7 that is not updated, then you need to install a platform update since this file is, by default, a system one.
3. DirectX for the end-user
If you are using Windows 11 or Windows 10, you need to download the latest DirectX, including all libraries.
4. Graphics card drivers
If you haven’t updated your video card drivers for a long time, then graphics initialization may fail. In addition, corrupted GPU driver files can also be a problem. Therefore, you need to perform the algorithm of actions correctly.
If you are using SweetFX (shader injector), it was seen as the culprit for the error when starting the CS: GO game. In this case, you will have to uninstall SweetFX.