How to Fix Physxloader.dll Is Missing or Not Found Errors

Daisy updated on Jan 11, 2024 | Home > Knowledge Center

How to Fix Physxloader.dll Is Missing or Not Found Errors

If you are facing the physxloader.dll missing or not found error, it's more than half of the time due to an unexpected malware attack in the system. As a result, the error becomes obvious, showing the corruption or removal of the Physxloader DLL file. 

For those who don't know, Physxloader.dll is a trustworthy file linked to the NVIDIA PhysX Physxloader Dynamic Link Library. When it catches the error, chances are high for problems like windows registry, hardware failure, and even computer viruses. 

Before fixing the "Physxloader.dll is missing or not found," you must first find its root cause which lies in the file itself. 

To be clear, the error message may appear in various forms, such as:

  • There is a missing file inPhysxloader.dll.
  • Cannot begin (Name of the Game). 
  • There is a physxloader.dll missing. Please Reinstall (Game Name) if you can.
  • This program won't run properly if you don't have Physxloader.dll on your PC.
  • Unable to find Physxloader.dll.
  • The Physxloader.dll file could not be located due to the crash application. Reinstall the program to resolve the issue. 

All these types of error messages indicate the issue in the DDL file. In this article, we have mentioned the best three solutions to help you fix the Physxloader.dll missing error

When Does Physxloader.dll Missing Error Occur

Physxloader.dll is missing error occurs when the PhysX system DLL file is missing or damaged. Users can check if the PhysX system DLL file is missing by opening the System Properties window and clicking on the "Details" tab. If you see a message that says "PhysX system DLL not found", chances are high that Physxloader.dll is missing.

Causes of the Physxloader.dll missing error:

  • Physxloader.dll Is Missing error occurs because your computer has not been properly updated with the latest version of PhysX System Software.
  • The problem can also be caused when you are unable to run programs or games requiring PhysX in Windows 10, 8/8.1, 7/Vista/XP or any other operating system.
  • Another cause can be a computer virus or malware infection on your computer. Causing the Physxloader.dll Missing error on your computer screen.
  • The most common reason for this problem is that your computer does not have enough RAM or processing power for the game.

Solution 1: Download NVIDIA PhysX System Software

As mentioned above, mostly the issue with the Psychxloader file is caused by Nvidia PhysX. If you don't find it on your pc, you can get this software from the official website. Here we have shared the step-by-step method to install the software. 

Step 1. First, visit the NVIDIA Physx official site.

Step 2. Select the Download Now button.

NVIDIA Physx System Software

Step 3. After that, it will automatically take you to the Download Drivers page, where you can also press the Download button.

download NVIDIA Physx System Software

Step 4. The downloading will begin. Double-click the file after the download is finished.

Step 5. When the UAC prompt permissions appear, then click on the Yes button.

accepet and continue

Step 6. At this point, the NVIDIA Installer has launched. Select the "Agree and Continue" button from the menu.

Follow the step-by-step instructions to complete the installation process. Once it is completed, you can open the game without any errors. However, if this method does not work, then go for the next solution listed below. 

Solution 2: Copy Physxloader.dll from Another PC

The second solution where you can transfer the Physxloader.dll file from one computer to another by simply copying and pasting it from a friend's computer with the same hardware configuration. To make sure both computers are set up properly, follow the instructions given below: 

Step 1. Firstly, hold down the Windows+R keys to start the Run Terminal.

Step 2. After that, type the command ms-settings:about and press the enter button.

type the command ms-settings:about

Step 3. Examine both the Device requirements and Windows Specifications to see if they match.

Step 4. If the setup configuration is compatible, go on with the next steps.

open Windows System About

Step 5. Restart the PC again to fix a game that loads without a glitch.

Step 6. Press Windows + R to start the Run terminal.

run Windows System32

Step 7. Next, type the C:\Windows\System32 command into the terminal window and click on the Enter button.

Step 8. Find the Physxloader.dll named file in the opening window.

Pro Tip: If the file isn't in the System 32 folder, look for it in the C:\Windows\SysWOW64 location.

Step 9. When you find it, copy and transfer the file to your pc using USB or cloud storage options.

Step 10. After copying the file, go back to the original folder and paste it there.

Step 11. Next, start up the game and see if it fixes anything.

Solution 3: Update Your Graphics Card Driver 

You're also likely experiencing problems because of an outdated video card driver version. To fix that, it's best to upgrade to the most recent driver versions available. You can do it by using the device manager, which will help to fix the error. Follow the steps to do that. 

Step 1. Firstly, press the Windows key+R to open the Run dialogue box.

Step 2. Next, type the devmgmt.msc inside the box and then click the OK button.

type the devmgmt.msc command

Step 3. Once you've opened Device Manager, expand to the Display Adapters section.

update driver on Windows

Step 4. Now choose the Update Driver option from the context menu of your graphics card.

Step 5. Finally, click the "Search automatically" button to find the most recent drivers automatically.

search automatically for drivers


Having trouble with Physxloader is common, but the solutions mentioned in this article should help you go a long way. Whatever the cause may be, look for the best solution in this guide and restart your computer to see if the issue is resolved.

Lastly, if you have an antivirus program, turn it off and back on to reset your browser's security settings. Try adjusting your GPU's resolution in case you have an older version laptop that can't handle the Physxloader needs of newer games.

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Updated by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working at EaseUS for over ten years, starting as a technical writer and moving on to being a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over ten years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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