Fix d3dx9_42.dll missing or not found Errors

The d3dx9_42.dll missing or not found error is caused by Windows DirectX. To play games and other graphics oriented programs in Windows you should have DirectX installed and working fine in Windows. DirectX is used by games, graphics drivers. If any graphics drivers, graphics based games are corrupted or Windows DirectX itself corrupted, you face this error d3dx9_42.dll missing or not found error. DLL is nothing but dynamic link library. As per the error the d3dx9_42.dll missing or not found is not found in the installation path you may face this issues. The below troubleshooting steps to Fix d3dx9_42.dll missing or not found Errors in your computer.

Quick Note: Before making any changes in your computer, I suggest you to create a System Restore point  so that you can restore back your computer to previous  working stat if something goes wrong.

Step 1: Download install DirectX from Microsoft Official website.

Step 2: Update Graphics Card drivers.

  • Press Windows + R key to bring up run command and type devmgmt.msc. Press enter.r
  • Expand Display adapters. Right click on Graphics drive, click on Update Driver Software

Step 3: Reinstall the program or Game.

  • Press Windows + R key to bring up run command and type Appwiz.cpl and press enter.
  • Find the applications or Game. Right click on that program and click on Uninstall.

    Learn How to uninstall Applications in Windows 10

Step 4: Refresh Windows 10

  • How to reset Windows 10

Step 5 : Reset Windows 10

Hope above resolutions steps had helped you to fix the issues. Let us know your thoughts in comments. That’s it.


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Arun Prabhakar

Arun Prabhakar

Arun Prabhakar immensely interested in following Windows and other technology developments. Being passionate Windows blogger, he loves to help others on fixing their computer issues.

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