When you try to start a program or game, an amd_ags_x64.dll error may appear. This file contains instructions that use other software. Damage to one file can disrupt the work of several utilities at once. Most of the users saw this error when trying to launch games. All this indicates that this file can be used by both programs and games.
What is amd_ags_x64.dll?
The amd_ags_x64.dll file is part of a library of services related to AMD GPUs and related programs. It is used in all x64 operating systems with Windows 10, on computers with an AMD graphics adapter.
Where is the amd_ags_x64.dll file stored?
Most of the DLL files are located in System32. However, some programs, mainly games, can install the same file in their own folder additionally. Thus, the amd_ags_x64.dll file can be stored in some directories with games.
Why is amd_ags_x64.dll missing?
The error that the system “did not find the amd_ags_x64.dll file” may appear due to an unsuccessful game, a critical error, or a shutdown of the computer at a random moment in time. Moreover, the file may not only be missing, but also be damaged, changed. A similar error can appear on Windows 10/11 if:
- accidentally or intentionally deleted the file;
- some of the programs you installed overwrote the file;
- the malware has damaged this element;
- the software was incorrectly installed or the installation process was interrupted;
- the computer suddenly shut down.
What if Windows 10/11 doesn’t find amd_ags_x64.dll?
There are several working ways to fix the problem, which should overwrite this file or restore it.
Method 1: reinstall the program or game
If the file is really missing, but in the folder with the game files, the error looks quite logical. By reinstalling the program, we will restore the functionality of the application. There is one important nuance – when installing the game, the antivirus must be turned off. The reinstallation process itself is standard, so we will not describe it in detail.
Method 2: reinstall the amd_ags_x64.dll file
We have the option to manually reinstall the amd_ags_x64.dll file on the computer, we just need to download it from somewhere. The best option is to take it from a computer with a similar system, but this is not always possible. You can also download it from the Internet, only such files often contain viruses.
How to fix the error “amd_ags_x64.dll is missing”:
- Download the file from the Internet. We do not specifically indicate the source, as this is a potentially dangerous procedure.
- Unzip the file to the C: Windows System32 folder or just drop it here.
- If a message appears that the file already exists, overwrite it.
- Let’s re-register the file with the regsvr32 amd_ags_x64.dll command and press Enter.
If you are afraid to download DLL files from the Internet, you are doing the right thing. You can also restore a damaged element using the sfc utility. It is enough to insert the commands into the command line with elevated privileges sfc / scannow…
Method 3: add the amd_ags_x64.dll file to the game folder
Some games require a corresponding file in the game folder. However, it can be modified, placed in different directories, so just throwing it here is not enough. Better to use the tool “Check the integrity of game files” on Steam or other similar platforms (they have similar functions). The system will do everything by itself.
Method 4: unlock the amd_ags_x64.dll file
The antivirus might consider the amd_ags_x64.dll file infected, since false positives are still common. You can fix the problem manually by indicating to the security system that we trust the file. All you need to do is open your antivirus program, go to the Security section, find the list of blocked files, and add amd_ags_x64.dll to the exclusions. If it’s not there, you should still add the item to the whitelist.
Now everything is ready, we have learned not only what the amd_ags_x64.dll file is, but also why it is missing, how we can fix it.