How to Fix D3dx9_37.dll Not Found or Missing Errors

If installing the latest version of DirectX doesn't fix this error, look for a DirectX installation program on your game or application disc

D3dx9_37.dll issues are caused in one way or another by a single issue—a problem of some kind with Microsoft DirectX.

The d3dx9_37.dll file is one of many similar files contained in the DirectX software collection. Since DirectX is used by most Windows based games and advanced graphics programs, errors related to this DLL file usually show up only when using these programs.

Any of Microsoft's operating systems since Windows 98 may be affected by d3dx9_37.dll and other DirectX issues. This includes Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, etc.

D3dx9_37.dll Errors

d3dx9_37 DLL error message in Windows

D3dx9_37.dll errors can show up on your computer several ways. Many of the more common error messages are listed here:

  • D3DX9_37.DLL Not Found
  • D3dx9_37.dll not found. Reinstalling might help fix this
  • File d3dx9_37.dll not found
  • The file d3dx9_37.dll is missing
  • D3DX9_37.DLL is missing. Replace D3DX9_37.DLL and try again

These error messages could apply to any program that utilizes DirectX, but it's most commonly seen in video games, like when the game is first started. In non-game programs, a d3dx9_37.dll error might appear before certain advanced graphics features of the program are used or when the program first starts.

Some common programs and games that have been known to generate one of these errors include ipanels, GRID, Utherverse, Call of Duty, Hard to be a God, and more.

How to Fix D3dx9_37.dll Errors

Follow these steps in the order they're given below to try the simpler solutions first.

Do not, under any circumstances, download d3dx9_37.dll individually from any DLL download site. There are several reasons why download DLLs like that is never a good idea. If you've already done so, remove it from wherever you put it and continue with the following steps.

  1. Restart your computer if you haven't yet done so. The d3dx9_37.dll error might be a one-time issue and a simple restart could clear it up completely.

  2. Install the latest version of Microsoft DirectX. Upgrading to the latest version will often fix a d3dx9_37.dll not found error.

    Microsoft often releases updates to DirectX without updating the version number or letter, so make sure to install the latest release even if your version is technically the same.

  3. Assuming the latest DirectX version from Microsoft doesn't fix the d3dx9_37.dll error you're receiving, look for a DirectX installation program on your game or application CD or DVD. Usually, if a game or another program utilizes DirectX, the software developers will include a copy of it on the installation disc.

    Sometimes, though not often, the version included on the disc is a better fit for the program than the latest version available online.

  4. Uninstall the game or software program and then reinstall it again. Something might have happened to the files in the program that interact with d3dx9_37.dll and a reinstall could take care of the problem.

  5. Restore the d3dx9_37.dll file from the latest DirectX package. If the above steps haven't worked to solve your error, try extracting the d3dx9_37.dll file individually from the DirectX package.

  6. Update the drivers for your video card. While it's not the most common solution, in some situations, updating the drivers for the video card in your computer could correct this DirectX issue.

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