The direcpll.dll file is a relatively new process of the “Aquamark Application” – a part of the “Benchmark 3D” series of tools. Being a non-system process, this kind of file originates from software that has recently been installed on your computer. The file is a creation of NeoPlanet, and is susceptible to numerous errors, including File Not Found, Exception and Missing File Errors.
The most common manifestation of the error is this message:
TERMINATION: Exception Caught
Info: The thread tried to read from or write to a virtual address for which it does not have the appropriate access.
Flags: 0x00000000 Addr: 0x0fe2266a
eax: 0x00000001 ebx: 0x1e3b03c4 ecx: 0x00000001 edx: 0x00000091
ebp: 0x0012f954 edi: 0x00000091 esp: 0x0012f940 eip: 0x0fe2266a esi: 0x0012f95c
segc: 0x001b segd: 0x0023 sege: 0x0023 segf: 0x003b segg: 0x0000 segs: 0x0023
What Causes The Direcpll.dll Error?
The most common cause of the direcpll.dll error is because of the computer’s inability to support the process and load up the necessary files needed to facilitate it. Further, the error can also hint that components related to the direcpll.dll process may be faulty in some way. In some cases the components may even be missing. Once the computer loses the ability to read or recognize the components, the above error message is triggered. Fortunately, there are several ways to solve the problem.
How to Fix the DirecPLL.dll Error on Your PC
Step 1 – Re-Install Any Programs Causing the Error
One way to solve the problem is to reinstall the programs that are associated with the error. The programs are easily determined because the error messages will show themselves whenever you try to access the problematic application. If a program fails twice and shows the above error message, you can be pretty sure the application is faulty. Once the guilty programs have been determined, you will need to reinstall them. Reinstallation helps overwrite any problems within these applications. To reinstall, the programs need to be removed first.
- Go to Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs.
- From the list of applications, select the problematic ones and then choose “remove” or “uninstall”.
- The programs may have to be removed individually. Follow the removal instructions provided.
- Restart the computer once the procedures are completed.
- Reinstall the applications using their corresponding installers.
Following reinstallation, try to run the program again and see if the error has been fixed.
Step 2 – Manually Replace the direcpll.dll File on your PC
If the problem persists then the direcpll.dll file needs to be replaced. It might be that the version of the file you have on your hard drive has been damaged or corrupted, in which case Windows will not be able to read it. To obtain a new file, follow these instructions:
2) Unzip the folder and then save the file into the computer system.
3) Browse to c:\Windows\System32
4) Find the existing direcpll.dll file inside the system
5) Rename the current direcpll.dll file to direcpllBACKUP.dll
6) Copy & paste the new direcpll.dll you just downloaded into C:\Windows\System32
7) Click Start > Run (Or search ”run” on Vista & Win7)
8 ) Type “cmd” in the box that appears
9) Type “regsvr32 direcpll.dll” on the black screen
10) Press the Enter key.
Step 3 – Clean Out the Registry of Windows
The last possible solution involves cleaning the registry, which is the area where Windows stores all of the settings for your files. Whenever you attempt to use a file, Windows will need to search through the registry and obtain the necessary settings and keys to be able to run the file properly.
Should these keys or settings have been damaged in any way, then Windows won’t be able to read them and so it won’t be able to run the file normally. This is where many problems like the direcpll.dll error come from. To be able to fix the registry, it’s best to use a registry cleaner application, as doing so manually is very time consuming and tedious. We recommend the Frontline Registry Cleaner, the program of choice for most computer professionals.