5 Ways to Fix mxdwdrv.dll not found error in Windows 10/11

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mxdwdrv.dll file is related to the Microsoft XPS Document Writer program, and it is developed by Microsoft. This file is responsible for running those apps and games which calls Microsoft XPS Document Writer to print something. If this file goes missing, corrupted, or damaged then the dependent apps start showing one of the following errors.

mxdwdrv.dll is missing
mxdwdrv.dll error loading
mxdwdrv.dll crash
mxdwdrv.dll was not found
the procedure entry point mxdwdrv.dll
mxdwdrv.dll could not be located
mxdwdrv.dll Access Violation
Cannot find mxdwdrv.dll
Cannot register mxdwdrv.dll

mxdwdrv.dll file description

File version: 0.3.10586.589
File size: 0.87 MB
MD5 file sum: d0a01a514dba6b0ee1664d301dd841bd
SHA1 file sum: f1929ececdbd6a35fe14193862c01f789a19e174
How do I Fix mxdwdrv.dll not found an error in Windows 10 & 11?

Mostly this error affects the printer function. If you are having this error, it means you will get trouble when printing something using your printer. There are some fixes for this missing file which is mentioned below.

Method 1: Fix using Advanced System Repair Tool

This tool is specially designed to find and fix missing or corrupted system files, repair registry files, repair update problems, optimize system performance, and enhance security by providing a dedicated malware scanner.

Method 2: Manually download and register mxdwdrv.dll file

Downloading mxdwdrv.dll is the best method to fix any DLL-related issue, but it comes with a great security risk. An attacker may compromise this file and insert malicious code in it. When you download it from an unknown source and register in your PC, you allow an attacker to gain full access to your PC. It is recommended to download this file from the official Microsoft site and must match the sha1 key and md5 key before downloading.

Registering the mxdwdrv.dll file:
Step 1: Copy the downloaded DLL file at C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Step 2: Open Command Prompt as Administrator.

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Step 3: Run the following command and hit enter to register the mxdwdrv.dll file.
regsvr32 “C:\Windows\System32\mxdwdrv.dll”

Method 3: Install Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable file

Personally, I think that repairing Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable file may fix any DLL-related issue including the mxdwdrv.dll error. You can repair the MS Visual C++ Redistributable package as follows:

Step 1: Open Control Panel. Go to Start and search for Control Panel and open it.

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Step 2: Click on Uninstall Program link.

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Step 3: Right-click on each Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable file and click on Change (if available).

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Step 4: Click on the Repair button to repair it. It will ask for your confirmation, click Yes.

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Step 5: You will receive the message “Setup Successful” upon repairing the distributable file.

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Method 4: Scan and Remove Malware and Viruses

Most commonly the viruses and malware are the big reason for missing DLL files errors. These malware programs remove the essential system files and affect system security and create lots of problems. You must clean your PC against these viruses using the licensed antivirus program. All the antivirus and total security programs provide facilities to boot scanning. You must choose that option and restart your PC for complete scanning.

Method 5: Update Windows 10/11 PC

This is one of the essential methods that you need to perform if you wish to fix mxdwdrv.dll not found error. When you go for installing updates, the windows operating system repairs the corrupted driver by updating them into a newer version. You can update Windows 10/11 PC as follows.

Step 1: Click on Start Menu > Settings and open Update & Security.

Step 2: Select Windows Update in the left pane and then click on Check for updates.

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Step 3: If Windows search for any not installed updates, then go for update it.

Summary:

If you are getting mxdwdrv.dll not found error when using Microsoft XPS Document Writer, then you must read this article and apply the methods to resolve this issue in Windows 10/11.