You may encounter several errors related to DirectX in different scenarios — for example, when downloading, installing, upgrading, updating or running DirectX on your Windows 11/10 computer or when you try to run the DirectX installer package to install the component on your system. This post offers applicable solutions that can help you fix the Direct X errors.
Fix DirectX Error on Windows 11/10
If quite several unrelated DirectX errors keep occurring on your PC, then our suggested general fixes presented below in no particular order can be applied in any instance of these errors to successfully resolve the problems on your device.
- Run DirectX Diagnostic Tool (DxDiag)
- Run SFC and DISM scan
- Update Windows
- Install the previous version of DirectX
- Update graphics driver
- Install the latest Visual C++ Redistributables and the .NET Framework
Let’s look at the description of the process as it relates to each of the listed solutions.
1] Run DirectX Diagnostic Tool (DxDiag)
If you are having DirectX errors, you can begin troubleshooting by running the DirectX Diagnostic Tool (DxDiag) and see if that helps. Otherwise, continue with the next suggested fix.
2] Run SFC and DISM scan
While the DISM Tool can fix a corrupted system image, the System File Checker can fix and replace damaged Windows OS files. You may launch them with a single click thanks to our portable freeware FixWin.
Launch FixWin, then select Run System File Checker from the Welcome window. Restarting your computer when the scan is finished is recommended. Run the DISM Tool to fix the system image if you feel the need to.
3] Update Windows
Many system flaws and concerns can be resolved using Windows Updates. You can try updating the most recent Windows updates if you have the DirectX 12 not working on Windows error and see if that helps. On the other hand, if the error started after a recent Windows update, you can perform System Restore or uninstall the update.
4] Install the previous version of DirectX
You must install previous versions of DirectX for some programs to function properly. You can download the installer from this page to accomplish that.
Install the file after downloading it, then restart your machine. The majority of DirectX issues ought to be repaired after your machine restarts.
5] Update the graphics driver
Make sure you are running the most recent graphics driver version. If you have obsolete, corrupt, missing, or incompatible drivers, you may get DirectX errors. You must upgrade the graphics driver to resolve the problem using any of the methods below.
- You can manually update the graphics driver via Device Manager if you have already downloaded the .inf or .sys file for the driver.
- You can also update the driver via Command Prompt.
- In Windows Update, you can as well get the driver updates in the Optional Updates section.
- You can download the latest version of the driver from the graphics hardware manufacturer’s website.
- Another option available for you is to automatically update your drivers using any of the free Driver Update Software.
Read: How to use DirectX Diagnostic Tool for Troubleshooting
6] Install the latest Visual C++ Redistributables and the .NET Framework
We hope this helps!
Does Windows 11 support DirectX 11?
On Windows PCs, DirectX is typically installed by default. The most recent version of DirectX 12 Ultimate, which is included by default with Windows 11 and 10, was released by Microsoft. Some apps and programs, however, still need the earlier DirectX versions, such as DirectX 9 and 11.
How can I fix DirectX errors in Windows 11/10?
The most effective method to resolve DirectX issues is typically to completely uninstall the existing video drivers using the common Display Driver Uninstaller utility, restart your computer, and then reinstall the video card device drivers available on the support page for your PC. The suggestions we have provided in this post can also help you fix DirectX errors in Windows 11/10.