If you are running Skype and suddenly getting a fatal error, try updating your graphics card drivers. If that doesn’t work, check out this video for detailed instructions on how to fix the problem yourself.,
If you’ve been seeing the problem message Fatal Error — Failed to load library dxva2.dll after updating Skype on Windows XP (or merely after downloading the program from the official website), this document will show you how to fix it and explain why it occurs.
After downloading a file, the error dxva2.dll appears in Skype.
It is necessary to perform the following to eliminate the error notice «Failed to load library dxva2.dll» from Windows XP (we assume that you have installed Windows XP SP3 If an earlier version upgrade.)
- Check for any essential system updates (in the Control Panel — Automatic Update, set up automatic update installation).
- From the Microsoft official site, get Windows Installer 4.5 Redistributable (this step is not always necessary, but it will not be superfluous). This page contains a link to a download. A computer should be restarted.
- From the Microsoft website, download and install Microsoft.NET Framework 3.5 for Windows XP.
- Restart the computer if necessary.
On a functional system, once you perform these procedures in the order listed, Skype will start without issues due to a missing dxva2.dll file. In addition, despite the fact that the issue will vanish, the library dxva2.dll Windows XP will not appear.
Dxva2.dll is a file that may be found in Windows 7, 8.1, and 10.
In the most recent versions of Windows, the dxva2.dll file is found in the Windows / System32 folder and Windows / SysWOW64 folder as a system component.
If you see a notification claiming that a file is missing, just verify the integrity of system files using the sfc / scannow command to resolve the issue (just run this command at a command prompt running as an administrator). This file may also be located by looking for dxva.dll nested files and directories in the C: Windows WinSxS folder.
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