The product is accessible to users of all experience levels, and with a stable Internet connection, you’ll have the latest drivers in no time at all.
4. Reinstall the software that is giving you this problem
Xinput1_3.dll error can prevent you from running certain applications, and if you keep getting this error, you might want to try reinstalling the problematic application.
Sometimes your installation can get corrupted, and in order to fix this issue, it’s advised that you reinstall the software.
There are several ways to do that, but the most effective one is to use uninstaller software such as IObit Uninstaller 10 Pro.
By using uninstaller software you’ll completely remove all files and folders associated with the application. This is useful since it ensures that the application is completely removed by removing all files and registry entries associated with it.
Once you remove the problematic application, install it again, and check if the problem is still there.
5. Restart your PC
In some cases, Xinput1_3.dll error can be caused by a temporary glitch in your system. To fix the problem, users are suggesting to restart your PC.
This is a simple solution, but sometimes it might fix the problem with this DLL file, so you might want to try it.
6. Reinstall DirectX
If you’re already using the latest version of DirectX, you can try reinstalling it.
For more information on how to install the latest version of DirectX, go to Microsoft’s support page.
If you’re having this issue while trying to run a specific game, you might be able to install DirectX from the game’s installation directory or from the installation disc.
Simply look for DirectX directory and run the setup file from there. Once you install DirectX, the issue should be resolved.
7. Move Xinput1_3.dll from Windows directory
- Go to the directory below, locate Xinput1_3.dll, and move it to Desktop, so you can restore the file if any issues occur.
- Go to the directory below, locate Xinput1_3.dll file. Move this file to a different directory.
This solution requires you to move certain files from Windows directory. This is generally a bad practice since it can cause system stability issues.
If you still decide to follow this solution, be sure to create a System Restore point and back up the file you’re about to move.
After doing that install DirectX from the game’s installation directory and check if that solves your problem.
8. Update Windows
- Open the Settings app. (You can do that quickly by using Windows Key + I shortcut.)
- Navigate to the Update & Security section.
- Click the Check for updates button.
If you keep getting Xinput1_3.dll error, the issue might be related to missing updates. Sometimes certain updates might be missing from your system, and that can cause this and other errors to appear.
To fix this problem, be sure that your Windows is up to date.
By default, Windows 10 will download the missing updates in the background, but you can always check for updates on your own.
Windows will now check for new updates and download them in the background. Once the updates are installed check if the problem is still there.
9. Perform an SFC and a DISM scan
- Press Windows Key + X to open Win + X menu.
- Select Command Prompt (Admin) or PowerShell (Admin).
- Once the Command Prompt opens, you need to enter sfc /scannow and press Enter.
- The SFC scan will now start. This scan can take about 15 minutes, so don’t interfere with it.
Once the scan is finished, check if the problem is still there. If the issue remains unresolved, you need to use a DISM scan. To do that, follow these steps:
- Start Command Prompt as an administrator.
- Now run the following command:
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
- DISM scan will now start. The scan can take about 20 minutes, so don’t interrupt it.
After the DISM scan is finished, check if the issue is still there. If you weren’t able to run an SFC scan before, you might want to try running it now in order to fix the issue.
We hope that the solutions listed above helped you to fix the Xinput1_3.dll errors that you encountered.
If you’ve come across other solutions to fix this error, you can list the troubleshooting steps in the comment section below.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in August 2017 and was revamped and updated in February 2021 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.