Errors related to d3drm.dll can arise for a few different different reasons. For instance, a faulty application, d3drm.dll has been deleted or misplaced, corrupted by malicious software present on your PC or a damaged Windows registry.
The most commonly occurring error messages are:
- The program can't start because d3drm.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.
- There was a problem starting d3drm.dll. The specified module could not be found.
- Error loading d3drm.dll. The specified module could not be found.
- The code execution cannot proceed because d3drm.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem.
- d3drm.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vender for support.
In the vast majority of cases, the solution is to properly reinstall d3drm.dll on your PC, to the Windows system folder. Alternatively, some programs, notably PC games, require that the DLL file is placed in the game/application installation folder.
For detailed installation instructions, see our FAQ.
Additional details about d3drm.dll
Direct3D is a graphics application programming interface (API) for Microsoft Windows. Direct3D is used to render three-dimensional graphics in applications where performance is important, such as games.
Direct3D Retained Mode is an older graphics display technology from 1997, that is not included in Windows versions after Windows XP. If you have an OS newer than XP and experience this error it is probably because the application you are trying to run is not compatible with your OS.