Easy to fix d3dx9_43.dll missing error on Windows [Solved]

April Cai, in Common error Tags: Windows

When some game players try to launch their game programs but failed, d3dx9_43 dll missing system error is poping-up as image shows above. The error could also show as d3dx9_43 dll  not found. It makes you annoying. However, you can fix it by yourself! Calm down please once you encounter such error. Right here in this post, we’re going to show you how to fix d3dx9_43 dll missing with tried-and-true solutions. Take a few minutes to read on it and enjoy your game again.

d3dx9_43 dll file is one of the many files contained in  Microsoft DirectX.  It’s widely used in Windows based games and advanced graphics programs. And d3dx9_43 dll missing error often occurs when you launch those programs especially video games. Follow the easy steps with pictures below to try to fix it.

NOTICE: Do not download dll file from any dll download website! Not only the dll files on them are not up-to-date, but also the source isn’t approved. And there are other reasons your should not do that. But if you have already downloaded one, please remove it completely. 

1. Download and run the DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer
2. Install the latest version of DirectX (Windows 10 & 8)
3. Reinstall your game or any other program with d3dx9_43 dll missing error
4. Update your video card driver

Solution 1. Download and run the DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer

Sometimes the error occurs due to the not compatible DirectX version. Good news is that Microsoft provides DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer for users to roll back DirectX to 9.0c or previous versions.

Head to Microsoft official website.
Then type DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer in the top-right search box and hit Enter.

Click DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer.

Before download, you can change the language from the drop-down menu.
Scroll-down to click Download.

Then follow the on-screen instructions to complete installing.
Run it when it finish installing.
Then try to run your game program now.

Solution 2. Install the latest version of DirectX (Windows 10 & 8)

If solution 1 unluckily do not solve your problem, try to install the latest version of DirectX. It can replace the missing or not found d3dx9_43 dll file.
The latest version for Windows 7 is DirectX 11.0 and it’s built-in the system with no stand-alone update package for this version. For Windows 8, the latest one is DirectX 11.1 and for Windows 10 is DirectX 12, and these two updates will be available through Windows Update.  Thus for Windows 8 & 10 users, you can perform Windows update to update your DirectX.

Type Windows Update in the search box from Start menu.
Then click Check for updates from the top result.

Click Check for updates.

Go on to follow the on-screen instructions to complete Windows update.

Solution 3. Reinstall your game or any other program with d3dx9_43 dll missing error

d3dx9_43 dll missing error also could due to some corrupt program files working with it. In such case, you can try to uninstall the program first and reinstall it again. Try to run it after reinstalling.

Solution 4. Update your video card driver

As some users reported update video card driver could fix d3dx9_43 dll missing error. Thus if unluckily the solutions above don’t help you,  make sure to update your video card driver to solve the problem.

To update video card driver, you can choose to download the latest driver from your video card manufacturer’s website, like NVIDIA, AMD, etc. Such way for updating drivers is 100% trustworthy, however, it’s really time-consuming as you need to find the correct drivers and download all by yourselves. If you are not a tech savvy or you just want to save your value time, Driver Easy is always standing by you.

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That’s all there is to it! Hopefully your error could be fixed with this post.
Any questions please feel free to leave your comment below, thanks.

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  • Nguyen Tuan Anh

    Thanks, this works very well for me