Errors related to x3daudio1_6.dll can arise for a few different different reasons. For instance, a faulty application, x3daudio1_6.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 x3daudio1_6.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.
- There was a problem starting x3daudio1_6.dll. The specified module could not be found.
- Error loading x3daudio1_6.dll. The specified module could not be found.
- The code execution cannot proceed because x3daudio1_6.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem.
- x3daudio1_6.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 x3daudio1_6.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 x3daudio1_6.dll
x3daudio1_6.dll is an audio service for directx and related errors are common while trying to run applications that require “Microsoft DirectX” to be displayed properly. Most errors are caused while trying to run games because games are the most frequent applications that require “Microsoft DirectX”.
x3daudio1_6.dll is commonly found in Windows system directories, but can also be located in the same folder as the program using it.
example: C:\Program Files (x86)\"Game name"\x3daudio1_6.dll
Some programs known to be using this file;
- DC Universe Online
- Unreal Tournament
- Arma 2
If it for some reason doesn't work by just replacing the file, you might need to reinstall DirectX from the microsoft.com website