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10 February 2008 @ 3am

DLL Files

Delivering Quality Graphics for Multimedia by d3dx9_36.dll

D3DX9_36.dll file is associated with Microsoft’s DirectX version 9 API. An API is an application programming interface which is used in video games, movies, music and other multimedia used by Windows program.

You can locate this file in you system32 folder. For those who are not familiar of its location, you can go to your folder named My Computer. From there, find your Local Disk or C drive. When you click on it, you will see another folder named WINDOWS. Click on that and look for the folder named system32.

This dll is part of the running process which works with your video card to deliver quality graphics for multimedia use. Most commonly you will find this installed when you purchase a game that requires the use of DirectX. The system will scan the internet for updates and this file will be included as part of that process.

Should you lose the file or it becomes corrupt, you can replace it by visiting Microsoft’s website and download the dll file. You can find some on the internet; however because of the sensitive nature of placing this in your system32 folder, I would only recommend downloading it from Microsoft.

The most common error associated with this file will show up as:

“d3dx9_36.dll not found”

The cause of this is a corrupt file or perhaps a recent hack into the system. You can uninstall DirectX and start over. The other option is to delete the corrupt file and replace it with a new one you downloaded from Microsoft. If the problem still persists, you may want to check you video card and make sure it is up to date. Older graphic cards may present a problem depending on the version of DirectX you are using. This file is for DirectX9.