What is DINPUT.DLL, and how do you fix the problem?


We recently moved. When I setup my computer again, I went to re-load some of my games. A trial version of "Spider-Man" from the DVD, "Deer Hunter 4", "Wild Wings Bird Hunter", "Quake II", "MS Golf", etc. With every single game, when I go to startup, I get the error message, "A required .DLL file, DINPUT.DLL, was not found." Nothing else is affected on my system that I can see, just when I'm trying to start these particular kind of games. By the way, "Quake", the first version, works just fine. HELP!!

Thank you,



This question was answered on September 3, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

DirectInput is a part of DirectX and is used by games and multimedia applications to support mouse, keyboard, joystick and other input devices.

Most common on screen error messages are: File Not Found, Missing File, Exception Errors.

Solution: download the file from a web site such as dll-files.com.

Instructions: download the file to your desktop If its zipped unzip it Navigate to your widows system folder (my computer>c drive>windows>system) and drop it in, or copy and paste.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on September 3, 2003