One of the most prevalent DLL errors seen on the Windows 11/10 system is associated with the DirectX11 distribution files. Programs and game software that demand a significant chunk of graphical processing use these DLL files. “d3d11.dll caused an Access Violation (0xc0000005)” is among the most typical errors.
Reinstalling the application usually resolves most of the issues; however, it does not appear to resolve this case. Now, if you’re having trouble with the error mentioned above, this article will present you with a few approaches to resolving the problem.
Re-register the Concerned DLL File:
You may consider re-registering the DLL file and seeing if that solves the problem. This solution has worked for some individuals who have experienced the problem and might also apply to you. For re-registering a DLL file, you can use the Windows-owned Regsvr32 function. It’s a command-line utility that lets you unregister or register OLE controls in the system, such as OCX and DLL files.
The basic procedure to re-register the file on your system is as follows:
- First, use the taskbar search option to open the Command Prompt with administrative access. In the search bar, type CMD, hover your cursor over the Command Prompt icon and run it with administrative permissions.
- Then, in CMD, type the re-registration command “for %d in (*.dll) do regsvr32 -s %d”
- Next, hit the Enter key and stand by while the command finishes running. Exit the CMD tab and restart your computer after the process is complete.
- Check whether the issue has been rectified on the next restart.
If this doesn’t work, use the next method listed below to address the problem.
Download Concerned DLL File:
Suppose the above method has not worked for you. In that case, you can attempt manually downloading the correct DLL file from the internet and installing it in the appropriate location on your computer. Follow the steps below to execute this method without errors:
- To begin, go to a reputable DLL download source. Then search for a file with the correct descriptions and download it. Please note whether the file is 64-bit or 32-bit and the language it applies.
- If at all feasible, select a package whose language conforms to the language of your software. It is strongly recommended that you download the most recent versions to ensure you have the most up-to-date features.
- After that, place the extracted package in the program or game application’s installation location to fix the bug. Alternatively, the extracted package can be placed in the system directory.
- If relocating the missing file to its proper location does not resolve the issue, you must register the DLL. To do so, copy your extracted package to C:\Windows\System32 and run cmd.exe with administrative privileges. Enter “regsvr32 d3d11.dll” in the search box.
In most circumstances, the methods mentioned above should resolve errors related to DirectX11 distribution files. Remember to follow all the steps discussed above diligently; else, it may lead to more error and frustration. If none of the above fixes worked for you, then consider reinstalling the program causing the DLL issue.