The X3daudio1_6.dll error can be repaired if you follow several simple steps. The following post provides more details about this dll as well as those necessary steps that’ll enable you to fix it. Anyway, hope you’ll find it useful.
This dll is part of the 3D Audio Library from Microsoft DirectX for Windows.
DirectX enables PC games as well as other ‘heavy graphics’ based programs to perform better, especially when it comes to high quality 3D graphics and audio performance.
In most cases, errors related to this dll show up when you start a game that you’ve recently installed. Instead of starting properly, you might encounter the following error: Unable to Locate Component. This application has failed to start because X3DAudio1_6.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem. Unfortunately, in most cases reinstalling the game doesn’t help…
Causes to this error
X3daudio1_6.dll is probably missing from your computer or it is damaged, or it is incompatible. Another common cause – one of your audio or graphics related drivers is either too old or it is incompatible.
How to fix it
(1) Check the validity of your audio and graphics related drivers
Make sure that none of your installed drivers are invalid – if so; replace such drivers with their latest official and COMPATIBLE version. Here is a little tip that I use whenever I bump into invalid drivers issues:
(1) Run this drivers scanning tool
(2) Run an in-depth scan to your installed Drivers
(3) Wait for the final Drivers report…
(4) See if any of your audio/graphics related drivers are invalid
(5) Immediately replace any invalid drivers
(6) Restart your PC
(2) Update your DirectX installation
To complete the X3daudio1_6.dll error repair - visit Microsoft’s site in order to download and install the latest DirectX installation. This download URL supports the latest and all previous DirectX versions. After installing, restart your PC.