Fmodex.dll Missing Fix

This guide is created to help you solve the “Fmodex.dll is Missing” Error Message that may appear on your screen due to various reasons. The suggested fixes below are carefully selected to ensure you effectively deal with this issue.

Fmodex.dll is a DLL file, associated with “FMOD Ex Sound System” and developed by Firelight Technologies Pty, Ltd. for Windows OS. Some programs, applications or games may need Fmodex.dll in order to run properly and in case that it is missing, you will experience various errors. This is the reason why you may be getting a message like the one in the image below, every time you try to open a particular program, start your PC or try to use a particular function in your system.


Some other common Fmodex.dll error messages may state something like this:

  •  “The file fmodex.dll is missing.”
     “Fmodex.dll not found.”
     “Fmodex.dll Access Violation.”
     “Cannot register fmodex.dll.”
     “Cannot find F:\World_of_Tanks\fmodex.dll.”
     “Cannot start FMOD Ex. A required component is missing: fmodex.dll.”

This messages generally indicates that there is missing or corrupt Fmodex.dll file. In some cases, the reason for such an error may be the improper shutting off of your computer, a mistakenly deleted fmodex.dll file, some Windows registry issues or even a virus infection.

There are a few options you can try to fix those errors, and our team has included them in an easy-to-follow guide. Just follow the instructions as shown below you and you will be able to solve the “Fmodex.dll is Missing” Error on your own.

Fmodex.dll Missing Fix

Troubleshoot your system with System File Checker:

System File Checker is a built-in tool included in Windows. With its help, you can scan your system for corrupted files such as fmodex.dll and restore them. In case that System File Checker indicates an issue, it will try to recover the corrupted or missing file from the DLL Cache (%WinDir%\System32\Dllcache\). If the needed file is not fount in the Cache, it will ask you to insert your Windows installation disk to recover the missing original files. Here is how to run System File Checker in Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10:

  •  Click the Start button.
  •  In the search box type “command” NB!!! DO NOT hit ENTER yet!
  •  Next, press the CTRL and Shift keys on your keyboard, and then press ENTER.
  •  A permission dialog box will appear. Click Yes.
  •  A black box with a blinking cursor will open.
  • There you have to type “sfc /scannow” and press ENTER.
  • This will run System File Checker and it will start to scan for fmodex.dll and other system file issues. It may take some time for the full scan to complete, so be patient.
  • Next, simply follow the Wizard commands on the screen to complete the process of repair.

Install all available Windows updates

“Fmodex.dll is Missing” Error message may be related to some outdated system files, associated with Fmodex.dll. Sometimes, a simple update of your Windows OS may fix the issue. Here is how to check for Windows Updates in Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10:

  • Click on the Start menu button.
  • Then, type “update” in the search box and press ENTER.
  • The Windows Update dialog box will open.
  • Check for available updates, and if there are any, simply press the “Install Updates” button.
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Manually Register Fmodex.dll Using Microsoft Register Server

Sometimes, when you install software, which uses the Fmodex.dll file, it may fail to automatically register the file in your system. As a result, your system will provide you with an error message stating “fmodex.dll not registered”. In that case, you will need to manually register the DLL file with the help of the build in “Microsoft Register Server” (regsvr32.exe) tool. Here is how to do that for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10:

  • Click the Start button.
  • In the search box type “command” NB!!! DO NOT hit ENTER yet!
  • Next, press CTRL and Shift keys on your keyboard, and then press ENTER.
  • A permission dialog box will appear. Click Yes.
  • Type the following command – regsvr32 /u fmodex.dll.
  • Press “ENTER” and this will UN-REGISTER your file.
  • Next, type the following command: regsvr32 /i fmodex.dll.
  • Press “ENTER” and this time, it will RE-REGISTER your file.
  • Then, close the command prompt window and restart the program, associated with the fmodex.dll error message. The problem should be solved.

Other recommended fixes:

  • If you have doubts that your system may be infected, run a system scan with your antivirus software. Sometimes, a malware infection may cause corruptions or deletions of the Fmodex.dll file.
  • Check your Recycle bin for Fmodex.dll as you may have mistakenly deleted it. Then, simply restore it from the bin.
  • Reinstalling the problematic program may also help you fix the error.
  • If none of the suggested fixes works for you, then you may need to download Fmodex.dll file from the internet and copy it to the installation folder of the problematic program or copy it into the Windows system folder. This should fix the error.

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