'D3DCOMPILER_47.dll is missing from your computer' Error

The 'D3DCOMPILER_47.dll is missing from your computer' or 'The program can't start because D3DCOMPILER_47.dll is missing from your computer' error can prevent users from running games on their system. After all, the D3DCOMPILER_47.dll file is part of Microsoft DirectX, a vital component necessary for launching and running video games on the system. As a result, fixing it may require trying several solutions until you find the right one. 

Update Windows and Your GPU Drivers

Start by checking if there are any new updates available for the Windows OS as a whole. The fastest way to do this is to simply type check for updates in the search field of the Taskbar and then to click on the top result. 

The next step is to update your GPU drivers. You can do that through the dedicated driver suite for your video card or by going to the official websites of NVIDIA or AMD. On the site, narrow the search parameters to match only your card model and see if any new driver packages are available. Download and install them. 

Register the D3DCOMPILER_47.dll file again

If the D3DCOMPILER_47.dll has failed to be registered correctly, it could lead to the error appearing whenever you launch the corresponding game or program that needs it. Users can try to register the file again via Command Prompt.

  1. Type command prompt in the search field on the Taskbar. Right-click the top result and select 'Run as administrator' or select the option from the list on the right.
  2. Inside the Command Prompt window, type regsvr32 /u D3DCompiler_47.dll and press Enter.
  3. Next, type regsvr32 /i D3DCompiler_47.dll and press Enter.
  4. Close Command Prompt and try to launch the game or program again.

Run an SFC Scan

SFC (System File Checker) is a Windows utility that can discover corrupted files and then attempt to repair them. Running an SFC scan could help when it comes to resolving the 'D3DCOMPILER_47.dll is missing from your computer' error. 

  1. Type command prompt in the search field on the Taskbar. Now, to open an elevated Command Prompt window, either right-click the top result and select 'Run as administrator' or select it from the options listed on the right.
  2. Inside the Command Prompt window, type sfc /scannow and press Enter.
  3. SFC will initiate a scan. Wait for the process to complete.
  4. Restart the system and check if the error has been resolved.