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Installing d3drm dll

Cannot install my old copy of ultimate yahtzee on my windows 7 64-bit system it installs on a 32-bit system. Boggle won't install either. how do I get the d3drm.dll file on the laptop?

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You can, if you have it already set up on another computer, copy it from the lib on your HDD and save to a USB drive and then replace the one on the 64 bit computer with it. Some software simply will not work with 64 bit OS's though it is rare.

Posted on Oct 31, 2013


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SOURCE: Installing windows XP - Error encountered

Can you reboot and get into windows or is now corrupt?

What do you mean by 'uninstalled XP'??

You cant uninstall it unless you format the drive, in which case the recovery discs are now probably useless as they rely on a folder on the HDD called i386.

Recovery discs normally dont have the OS on them, they rely on the I386 folder to gather info about the computer and then restores it to the state when it was new.

If you can acess the system, reboot and go into the bios and change the boot sequence to CD, then insert the first recovery disc. then save the settings and the computer will reboot and start the recovery process again, this should clear up the error.

If it does not it will be because the i386 folder is missing in which case you can either explore the recovery discs for it or you will have to buy a copy of Windows XP.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008


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SOURCE: "...missing or corrupt\system32\hal.dll..."

Boot from windows install CD, when it loads, press "R" for repair.

It will go out to dos.

when it gets to dos, type: CHKDSK C: /P then press enter and let it repair, when done
just type EXIT, it will reboot, remove the CD and see if it reboots. If this doesnt work or you need more help, let me know, i can be more detailed if you need, Im just at work and dont have alot of time to type.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009


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SOURCE: windows could not start because the following file is missing .

Yes the hal.dll is one of the files it needs to boot up, It gets all of the hardware together..I own and ASUS and they pretty good about sending disk. Pull the disk out that came with the system. Just put it your CD and then go into Windows Explorer and look for that file. Its probably under i386 folder or Win32 folder. Once you find it then just drag it over to the c: drive and you are ready..I didn't get a cd player in mine, so you probably didn't either. I ended up buying one from Best Buy, it works really good, it's an HP.But anyway if you can copy that file over to the C: drive of your computer then you will be didn't way anything else did it> Let me know how it turn out..

Posted on Mar 25, 2009


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SOURCE: laptop network controller not working

Uninstall The Drivers And then clear temp and prefetch files...

Visit the DELL DRIVERS LINK to specifically choose the correct DRIVERS and install any firmware recommended .... link is given below..
Dell firmware

Reply to the post if u need further help...

Posted on May 28, 2009


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SOURCE: im missing a windows system root 32 hal.dll. file

HAL.DLL error seems to be caused by corruption of the MFT and root directory. This usually results from a blue screen crash when playing flash video from the web.
The easy fix: Press ALT+F10 at boot-up and run the factory restore. This will lose all of your installed programs and data and restore the machine to its original state.
The 'get your data back' fix: You will need a second (working) XP PC with a CD ROM drive and a standard Windows XP CD (a manufacturer's 'factory restore' disc will not work.)
Follow the instructions here to create a bootable XP USB memory stick. Also copy C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOCHK.EXE onto the memory stick, You may need that later. DO NOT follow the part about booting off the stick and deleting partitions. Instead...
Boot off the memory stick and select the TXT option. Follow the options to get to the recovery console. Run CHKDSK C: at the recovery console. Once CHKDSK has finished, reboot and everything should be fine. You may find the console asking for the location of AUTOCHK.EXE. It is on the flash drive, which (I think) is mapped as drive U:
Keep the memory stick with your Aspire One at all times, because you never know when you'll need it. Mine has done this about four times in six months.

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D3drm.dll files missing

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Im trying to download a game but it sais this is missing..... d3drm.dll?

Download d3drm.dll from here

& then Copy it in C: > Windows > System32.

Copy on the system32 fold.

Now your problem will be solved.

Happy to help you.

Apr 25, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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I got a remote controll helicopter and when I installed the software for the Flying Model Simulator, it brings up an error saying that D3DRM.DLL IS NOT LOADED.. What can I do to run this program so I can...

The D3DRM.DLL file is the Dynamic Link Library for Direct3D Retained Mode, an older DirectX display technology that was not included with Windows Vista. Direct3D is used to render three dimensional images in applications where performance is important; the most common examples of which are games, CAD drawing programs and graphics editing software.
The error message displayed varies by program, but some some of the more common ones are:
  • "Failed to initialize Direct3D with current settings"
  • "Cannot find the file d3drm.dll"
  • "This application has failed to start because d3drm.dll was not found"
  • "D3DRM.dll is not loaded"
This error is usually a sign that the d3drm.dll file has been deleted, corrupted or altered in such a way that makes it unusable to your program.
To fix errors like this:
1. Install the latest version of Microsoft DirectX. It will fix the d3drm.dll error.
2. Uninstall the game or software program and then reinstall it again.
3. Update the drivers for your video card.
4. If it doesn,t work copy d3drm.dll file to the system folder.
Hope it helps.

Mar 18, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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I can not install Boggle on a Vista system

You could try to rightclick the setup.exe, select properties, go to compatibility and run it in Win95 compatibility. You can also try to make a shortcut to the game, then doing the above. There could also be a map called DIrectX on the disk. Try opening the executable in there, install DirectX, then try the game again.
Otherwise you're out of luck. Microsoft doesn't support old games, gets you to buy new ones. I don't like it either, but there's nothing you can do about it but switch back to Win95

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D3drm.dll promblem

Go to the following site, copy the d3drm.dll and save it to your c:\windows\system32 folder

Nov 07, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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D3drm.dll its not working on my pc

D3DRM.DLL is Direct3D Retained Mode, a very old technology from 1997 that was removed from Windows Vista. Almost no applications use it, but it sounds like the one you are trying does.

I'd say go to the Microsoft website and download the direct X runtime updates

This is not the same as installing or re-installing DX 9.0c.

I did a search on my system and my XP install does have the D3DRM.DLL file,
but my vista install, in which I did install all of the DX updates, does not.
Is the game you are trying to install fairly old ?

If you have another computer system with XP on it, you could search for
that file, Should be in the c:\windows\system32\ folder and copy that file to
your vista system to the same C:\windows\system32 location

If not,you can download the file from this location. downloading from an
unknown site is always a bit risky, so I'd suggest finding someone with an
XP install and using the file. but this will get you where you are going. I
did a file compare to the one I had and the one listed in the link, so it
appears to be the same file.

Hope this would help you a lot.

Please rate me if i am helpful.
Thank you.


Aug 18, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Uxtheme.dll is missing

You can download missing DLL from here
if windows explorer dont start use task manager-> run to copy missing DLL

Dec 24, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Dear just install latest directX.It will run normaly.

Oct 25, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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This graphics driver is not included in Vista. In order to get it to work follow these steps:

1) Download "d3drm.dll" from

2) Copy it in to the "c:\windows\system32" folder

Run your program again and it should work.

Nov 20, 2007 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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