How to fix Fatal error: fail to load library dxva2.dll in Skype?


If after update of Skype in Windows XP (or just after installing the software from the official website) you have been getting error message: Fatal Error — Failed to load library dxva2.dll, in this manual we will show you how to correct the error and describe why it arises.

Error dxva2.dll in Skype after file download

To remove the error message «Failed to load library dxva2.dll» with Windows XP, it is sufficient to do the following (we assume that you have installed Windows XP SP3 If an earlier version upgrade.)

  1. Check all necessary system updates (set up automatic installation of updates in the Control Panel — Automatic Update.
  2. Install Windows Installer 4.5 Redistributable from the Microsoft official site (this step is not always necessary, but it will not be superfluous). You can download it on this page. Restart a computer.
  3. Download and install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 for Windows XP from the official Microsoft website.
  4. Restart the computer.

After you complete these steps in the order given on a working system, Skype will start without errors due to lack of dxva2.dll file. Incidentally, in the library itself dxva2.dll Windows XP and will not appear, despite the fact that the error will disappear.

Dxva2.dll in Windows 7, 8.1 and 10

dxva2.dll file in the latest versions of Windows is present in the Windows / System32 folder and Windows / SysWOW64 as an integral component of the system.

If, for some reason, you see a message stating that the file is missing, in order to solve this problem just simply check the integrity of system files with sfc / scannow command (just run this command at a command prompt running as an administrator). Also, this file can be found in the folder C: \ Windows \ WinSxS, by searching for dxva.dll nested files and folders.

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