In Windows 11/10/7, when starting programs or games, an error may occur that “The entry point to the CreateDXGIFactory2 procedure was not found in the DLL dxgi.dll” or “The program cannot be started because dxgi.dll is missing from the computer”.
Dxgi.dll refers to the DirectX component and is responsible for the graphics. It is preinstalled on Windows 11/10 systems, but not on Windows 7. The Dxgi.dll library itself is located in the syswow64 and system32 folders, which means that the dxgi.dll library has two-bit depths: x32 and x64.
The culprit, when the dxgi.dll library is not found or is missing, maybe damage to the file itself, the registry or this file is simply not present in the system and the program, the game cannot process the necessary processes to start. In this guide, we will analyze how to fix the dxgi.dll error, and where to download the original dxgi.dll file for Windows 11/10/7.
How to Fix Dxgi.dll Not Found or Missing on Windows 11?
1. Install DirectX
Since the dxgi.dll library belongs to the DirectX component, it would be logical to install or reinstall it for Windows.
- Go to Microsoft’s official website and download DirectX for the end-user.
- Uncheck Install Bing Bar during installation.
2. Installing Visual C ++
For the correct interconnection of dxgi.dll components, sometimes you need the latest version of Visual C ++, but before that, you must remove the currently installed ones.
- Go to Uninstall Programs in Control Panel and remove any Visual C ++ that is listed.
- Now go to the Microsoft website and download Visual C ++ for Visual Studio 2015, 2017 and 2019. You need to download and install two-bit versions vc_redist.x86.exe and vc_redist.x64.exe.
3. Checking the integrity of files
Since the dxgi.dll library is preinstalled in Windows 11/10, it could be damaged. We will check and restore system files if they are damaged.
Run Command Prompt or Powershell as administrator and enter the below commands, in turn, waiting for each process to finish.
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
4. Download original dxgi.dll
If you need to download the dxgi.dll file itself purely in order to upload it to your computer, then this can be done using the winbindex service, which downloads the original files using the update manifest hash.
If the above option does not suit you, then you can take the original dxgi.dll on another PC, or ask a friend to drop it on the internet.
Dxgi.dll file location
The file is located in two paths C: \ Windows \ SysWOW64 and C: \ Windows \ System32. There is only one thing, the 32 (x86) -bit dxgi.dll file needs to be uploaded to SysWOW64, and the x64-bit dxgi.dll to System32. It is so arranged in Windows that bit depths are stored the other way around.