“The program can’t start because D3DCOMPILER_47.dll is missing from your computer”. How to fix it?

"The program can't start because D3DCOMPILER_47.dll is missing from your computer". How to fix it?

“The program can’t start because D3DCOMPILER_47.dll is missing from your computer” error is the most common error encountered by the gamers on any of the operating systems of Windows. Whenever you start a game or software, you may come across d3dcompiler_47.dll error. The error is due to the missing of the d3dcompiler_47.dll or due to a fault in the system. You have to fix d3dcompiler_47.dll is missing error else you will not be able to access the particular game or software which is showing the error. In this guide, I will walk you through the steps to fix this error.

What is d3dcompiler_47.dll is missing error?

You might know that Microsoft DirectX (DirectX, namely the Direct3D API, is often used for the development of video games) is responsible for managing various tasks related to game programming, video, and multimedia. Basically, it is the collection of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces). Almost all the games installed on Windows computers use this DirectX, and the D3DCOMPILER_47.dll file is also a part of this Microsoft DirectX.

What is d3dcompiler_47.dll is missing error?

“The program can’t start because D3DCOMPILER_47.dll is missing from your computer” is an error encountered by the gamers when trying to launch any one of these games or graphics programs. Starting from Windows 98 any Microsoft operating system can observe this D3DCOMPILER_47.dll error. Usually, the error indicates that the file is ‘missing’, ‘corrupted’ or ‘not found’.

To fix this issue you need to install or update the latest version of DirectX, uninstall or reinstall the problematic game or program, update video card drivers, re-register the D3DCOMPILER_47.dll file, scan the computer for malware, run the System File Checker tool, update the Windows operating system, or System Restore feature.

Various error messages possible to encounter during d3dcompiler_47.dll is missing Error

  • d3dcompiler_47.dll is not available or found.
  • d3dcompiler_47.dll crash.
  • d3dcompiler_47.dll could not be located.
  • d3dcompiler_47.dll access violation.
  • d3dcompiler_47.dll missing from the computer. Reinstall to fix the issue.
  • The program failed to start as the d3dcompiler_47.dll file is not found. Reinstall file to fix the issue.
  • Cannot register d3dcompiler_47.dll file.
  • Execution of code is not processed due to missing of d3dcompiler_47.dll file. Perform Re-installation to fix the issue.
  • Unable to start {program}. Essential component is unavailable / missing: d3dcompiler_47.dll. Install {program}.

Note: The representation of the d3dcompiler_47.dll file missing or fault representation varies from one to the other. 

Why d3dcompiler_47.dll Missing Error occurs?

Are you not sure what are the causes of d3dcompiler_47.dll error? Go through the below points to find the reasons for the occurrence of d3dcompiler_47.dll error.

  • Missing d3dcompiler_47.dll file.
  • Corrupted or damaged d3dcompiler_47.dll file.
  • DLL file deleted unknowingly.
  • The registry issues.
  • Corrupted System Files.
  • Overwritten DLL file by other programs.
  • Outdated Windows.
  • Outdated/Incompatible GPU drivers.

How to Fix d3dcompiler_47.dll is missing error?

You have to try the below processes one by one to fix the d3dcompiler_47.dll missing or any other issue related to it.

Antivirus Scan

You have to perform antivirus scan to find the virus or malware present in your system. If the d3dcompiler_47.dll file is affected with the virus, you have to delete the file and reinstall on your system.

  • Initially, open the antivirus program already installed in your system. If not installed, you have to browse and download into your system.

Initially, open the antivirus program already installed in your system. If not installed, you have to browse and download into your system.

  • Click on the system Full Scan option and wait until the completion of the scan. 

Click on the system Full Scan option and wait until the completion of the scan. 

  • Remove the virus-infected files.

Remove the virus-infected files.

  • Later, restart your system.

Run System File Checker

Prior resetting or reinstallation of Windows, you can go through the repair Windows which is easier than it.

  • Click the Windows button from your keywords and navigate to the command prompt.

Click the Windows button from your keywords and navigate to the command prompt.

  • Right-click on command prompt and choose run as administrator option.

Right-click on command prompt and choose run as administrator option.

  • On the opened window, type the command sfc/scannow and click on the Enter button to execute the command.

On the opened window, type the command sfc/scannow and click on the Enter button to execute the command.

  • After completion of the scan, the tool will show the system file errors. If you see the d3dcompiler_47.dll file error, you have to perform the download and installation of d3dcompiler_47.dll file to fix the issue.

Install Microsoft DirectX

As we have discussed that the module d3dcompiler_47.dll is related to DirectX. It is a collection of APIs that are required for various tasks such as games or programs. Sometimes there are chances that your computer is not having this module installed and facing this error. To fix this error you need to install DirectX on your computer. To do so follow these steps:

Navigate to the official website of Microsoft and download the file application package on your system.

  • After downloading the package, install it.
  • Restart your computer and check for the error. Still, if you are facing the error then you need to download the required dll file manually and place it in the appropriate directory as shown in the next method.

Download and Install d3dcompiler_47.dll

You have to download d3dcomplier_47.dll from the official website to fix the error.

  • Go to the official website and Search for the required file i.e. d3dcompiler_47.dll.

Go to the official website and Search for the required file i.e. d3dcompiler_47.dll.

  • Now click on the file shown as result to start download.

Now click on the file shown as result to start download.

  • The file will be downloaded in the zip format. Unzip the package and follow the on-screen instructions to install the file.
  • Once the file is installed successfully, restart your system. After a restart, access the program that caused the error, hope that the error is resolved. 

Re-register the D3DCOMPILER_47.dll File

Whenever you install any new app that includes the D3DCOMPILER_47.dll file, your operating system will register it automatically. However, sometimes your OS may not be able to find this file due to some unknown reasons. You can re-register d3dcompiler_47.dll file using Command Prompt. To do so follow these steps:

  • Right-click the Start button and choose Command Prompt (Run as Administrator).

Right-click the Start button and choose Command Prompt (Run as Administrator).

  • Now type the command regsvr32 /u D3DCompiler_47.dll and press Enter.

Now type the command regsvr32 /u D3DCompiler_47.dll and press Enter.

  • After that type the command regsvr32 /i D3DCompiler_47.dll command and press Enter.

After that type the command regsvr32 /i D3DCompiler_47.dll command and press Enter.

  • Once after running these commands, launch the game or program and check for the error.

Update Drivers

  • Click on the Start button and search for Device Manager and open it.

Click on the Start button and search for Device Manager and open it.

  • You have to update drivers that the type of program you are causing the error. For example, if you are causing an error for the audio playing programs, update audio drivers.

You have to update drivers that the type of program you are causing the error. For example, if you are causing an error for the audio playing programs, update audio drivers.

  • If you are not sure about the type of driver, update all the drivers.
  • Restart your system after completion of driver updating and try to open the program that causing the error. Hopefully, the issue is resolved else move to the next solutions.

Install Windows Updates

You have to perform your Windows OS installations to avoid the d3dcompiler_47.dll error.

  • Navigate to the start button and search for Windows update. And then select the Windows update option from the shown result.

Navigate to the start button and search for Windows update. And then select the Windows update option from the shown result.

  • On the new opened window, click on the Check for Updates option.

On the new opened window, click on the Check for Updates option.

  • Wait till the completion of updates search.
  • You can see the available options to complete the installation of Windows updates. Just go with the required action.

You can see the available options to complete the installation of Windows updates. Just go with the required action.

  • After the restart, you may not see the d3dcompiler_47.dll error while opening the program that caused the error.

Note: You may face some lag with your system due to outdated system files. On performing Windows update it not only updates your system files but also speeds up your system.

Reinstall the Program that requires d3dcompiler_47.dll

This error may happen on some programs such as Photoshop or games that require D3DCOMPILER_47.dll file. If all the above-mentioned not worked for you, you can try reinstalling the program. To do so follow these easy steps:

  • Press Win+R keys to open the Run box, then type command appwiz.cpl and press Enter.

Press Win+R keys to open the Run box, then type command appwiz.cpl and press Enter.

  • List of all Programs and Features window will open, navigate to the program causing the issue D3DCOMPILER_47.dll file is missing, right-click on it and select Uninstall from the drop-down menu.

List of all Programs and Features window will open, navigate to the program causing the issue D3DCOMPILER_47.dll file is missing, right-click on it and select Uninstall from the drop-down menu.

  • After uninstallation, reinstall it and check for the error.

Hardware Issue

Hardware Issue

All the DLL file error issues may not be related to software. In some of the cases, you may come across this issue due to a hardware problem. Even after trying all the above solutions, still, if you are coming across the issue, there may be a hardware problem. You need to take the technical expert guidance to fix the issue completely.

Final Thoughts 

We hope the above procedure is helpful to fix the issue related to d3dcompiler_47.dll file error. Let us know in the comment section which method worked for you? Wanna some more DeviceTricks? Stay tuned to this space to get the latest updates on the errors related to Windows, macOS, and Android.

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