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Skyrim is giving an error with X3DAudio1_7.dll file

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Skyrim is giving an error with X3DAudio1_7.dll file

What is happening?

Upon launching Skyrim the following error will be displayed:

TESV.exe System Error: The program can't start because X3DAudio1_7.dll is missing from your computer


The missing file is part of DirectX 10 which may not be installed in the system.


Follow the steps below to correct this error:

1. Uninstall the game

2. Download the DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer by clicking here.

3. Click the Download button on this page to start the download, or choose a different language from the drop-down list and click Go.

4. Do one of the following:

a. To start the installation immediately, click Open or Run this program from its current location.

b. To copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save or Save this program to disk.

5. Follow the on-screen instructions

6. Reinstall the Game (If needed)

Thank you for your inquiry,

The Alienware Support Team


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Article ID: SLN116467

Last Date Modified: 01/09/2013 12:00 AM

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