'Xapofx1_5.dll is missing' error;  see how to solve on PC

‘Xapofx1_5.dll is missing’ error; see how to solve on PC

'Xapofx1_5.dll is missing' error;  see how to solve on PC

THE Xapofx1_5.dll is a file that is part of DirectX and is associated with problems encountered by those who play on the PC. ArmA 3, Borderlands 2 and Dead Island are some of the games that can be affected by the error – preventing games from running on Windows computers. The error may appear with messages like «xapofx1_5.dll is missing», or «xapofx1_5.dll not found». Here are some methods that can fix the error caused by the absence of xapofx1_5.dll.

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Most affected games

Ark: Survival Evolved
Borderlands 2
ArmA 3
Smite
Outlast 2
Dead Island
Rise of the Triad

Step 1. Access the Microsoft page (microsoft.com/pt-BR/download) and download DirectX;

1 of 7 Download the DirectX installer – Photo: Playback / Filipe Garrett

Download the DirectX installer – Photo: Playback / Filipe Garrett

Step 2. Run the installer as normal. With the installation complete, test whether the problem is resolved.

2 of 7 Wait for the installation process to finish – Photo: Reproduction / Filipe Garrett

Wait for the installation process to finish – Photo: Playback / Filipe Garrett

Check and fix files

Another option, especially for Windows 10 users, may be to restore the integrity of the system files.

Step 1. Open the Command Prompt as an administrator;

3 of 7 Open the prompt with administrator privileges – Photo: Playback / Filipe Garrett

Open the prompt with administrator privileges – Photo: Playback / Filipe Garrett

Step 2. Enter the command “sfc / scannow”, without the quotes. Confirm with » Enter »;

4 of 7 Enter the command exactly as shown in the image – Photo: Reproduction / Filipe Garrett

Insert the command exactly as shown in the image – Photo: Reproduction / Filipe Garrett

Step 3. Wait. A scan of your computer’s system files will be performed. Any errors that are found will be corrected.

5 of 7 The process may take a while – Photo: Reproduction / Filipe Garrett

The process may take a while – Photo: Reproduction / Filipe Garrett

Reregister the file

Step 1. Once again using the Prompt as an administrator, type: regsvr32 / u xapofx1_5.dll;

6 of 7 First command unregisters xapofx1_5.dll – Photo: Reproduction / Filipe Garrett

First command removes the registration of xapofx1_5.dll – Photo: Reproduction / Filipe Garrett

Step 2. Then enter: regsvr32 / i xapofx1_5.dll;

7 of 7 Command with «/ i» re-records the file – Photo: Reproduction / Filipe Garrett

Command with «/ i» re-records the file – Photo: Reproduction / Filipe Garrett

In principle, the command should take effect immediately. However, it is recommended to restart your computer before testing the game or application with the error.

If the previous methods fail, there are still some options: the first one involves reinstalling the game or application that is having a problem. Games can bring their own version of the DirectX installer, capable of solving problems with corrupted files, such as xapofx1_5.dll.

Another suggestion is to update the video card driver. Since DirectX is an API with many graphics features, it is possible that a conflict between an old driver and DirectX caused the problem originally.