Download DPInst32.exe and Fix EXE Errors

Last Updated: 11/25/2023
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DPInst32.exe, also known as a ‎‎Driver Package Installer file, was created by 3DP for the development of Driver Package Installer (DPInst). EXE files fall under under the Win32 EXE (Dynamic link library) file type category.

The initial introduction of DPInst32.exe released in Glary Utilities was for Windows 10 on 09/23/2019. The most recent release for 3DP Net 18.12 launched on 12/03/2018 [version 2.1.1 release].

In this short article, you will discover detailed file information, steps for troubleshooting EXE file problems with DPInst32.exe, and list of free downloads for every version that exists in our comprehensive file directory.

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File Overview

General Information
File Name: DPInst32.exe
File Extension: EXE file extension
Description: ‎‎Driver Package Installer
Object File Type: Dynamic link library
File Operating System: Windows NT 32-bit
MIME Type: application/octet-stream
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Developer and Software Information
Software Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Software Program: Driver Package Installer (DPInst)
Legal Copyright: © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
File Details
Character Set: Unicode
Language Code: Arabic
File Flags: Private build
File Flags Mask: 0x003f
Entry Point: 0xc8670
Code Size: 212992

What are DPInst32.exe Error Messages?

DPInst32.exe Runtime Errors

Runtime errors are 3DP Net errors that occur during "runtime". Runtime is pretty self-explanatory; it means that these EXE errors are triggered when DPInst32.exe is attempted to be loaded either when 3DP Net is starting up, or in some cases already running. Runtime errors are the most common form of EXE error you will encounter using 3DP Net.

In most cases, DPInst32.exe runtime errors occurring while the program is running will result in the program terminating abnormally. Most of these DPInst32.exe error messages mean that 3DP Net was either unable to locate this file on startup, or the file is corrupt, resulting in a prematurely-aborted startup process. Generally, 3DP Net will be unable to start without resolving these errors.

Some of the most common DPInst32.exe errors include:

  • DPInst32.exe - Bad Image.
  • DPInst32.exe Application Error.
  • DPInst32.exe could not be found.
  • DPInst32.exe could not be installed.
  • DPInst32.exe could not be launched. Class not registered.
  • DPInst32.exe could not be started.
  • DPInst32.exe failed to initialize properly.
  • DPInst32.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
  • DPInst32.exe is not a valid Win32 application.
  • DPInst32.exe is not running.
  • Cannot find DPInst32.exe.
  • Error starting program: DPInst32.exe.
  • Faulting Application Path: DPInst32.exe.
  • The file DPInst32.exe is missing or corrupt.
  • Windows failed to start - DPInst32.exe.
System Error

The program can’t start because DPInst32.exe is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

Finding the source of the DPInst32.exe error is key to properly resolving these errors. Although most of these EXE errors affecting DPInst32.exe will happen during startup, occasionally you will encounter a runtime error while using Driver Package Installer (DPInst). This can occur due to poor programming on behalf of Microsoft Corporation, conflicts with other software or 3rd-party plug-ins, or caused by damaged and outdated hardware. Also, these types of DPInst32.exe errors can occur if it has been accidentally moved, deleted, or corrupted by a malware infection. Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

How to Fix DPInst32.exe Errors in 3 Steps (Time to complete: ~5-15 minutes)

If you're encountering one of the error messages above, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your DPInst32.exe issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.

Step 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, "snapshot", or backup image before error occurred.

To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. When you see the search box, type "System Restore" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click System Restore.
  4. Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
  5. Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
  6. Restore your computer to that backup image.

If the Step 1 fails to resolve the DPInst32.exe error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: If recently installed 3DP Net (or related software), uninstall then try reinstalling 3DP Net software.

You can uninstall 3DP Net software by following these instructions (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Uninstall" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click "Add or Remove Programs"
  4. Find the entry for 3DP Net 18.12 and click "Uninstall"
  5. Follow the prompts for uninstallation.

After the software has been fully uninstalled, restart your PC and reinstall 3DP Net software.

If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below.

3DP Net 18.12


Step 3: Perform a Windows Update.

When the first two steps haven't solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many DPInst32.exe error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Update" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the Windows Update dialog box, click "Check for Updates" (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
  4. If updates are available for download, click "Install Updates".
  5. After the update is completed, restart your PC.

If Windows Update failed to resolve the DPInst32.exe error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.

If Those Steps Fail: Download and Replace Your DPInst32.exe File (Caution: Advanced)

If none of the previous three troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you can try a more aggressive approach (Note: Not recommended for amateur PC users) by downloading and replacing your appropriate DPInst32.exe file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free DPInst32.exe files for every applicable version of 3DP Net. Please follow the steps below to download and properly replace you file:

  1. Locate your Windows operating system version in the list of below "Download DPInst32.exe Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy this file to the appropriate 3DP Net folder location:
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\Glary Utilities 5\
    Windows 10: C:\3DP\Net\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\3DP Chip Lite\
  4. Restart your computer.

If this final step has failed and you're still encountering the error, you're only remaining option is to do a clean installation of Windows 10.

GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve DPInst32.exe problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately.

Download DPInst32.exe Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)

CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying DPInst32.exe to your appropriate Windows system directory. 3DP typically does not release 3DP Net EXE files for download because they are bundled together inside of a software installer. The installer's task is to ensure that all correct verifications have been made before installing and placing DPInst32.exe and all other EXE files for 3DP Net. An incorrectly installed EXE file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.

Windows 10

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Init.exe Windows Executable 3DP Net 18.12 55232 C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.ZuneMusi...
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File Name Description Software Program (Version) File Size (bytes) File Location
setupact.log Log 3DP Chip 17.11.1 62521 C:\Windows\Panther\UnattendGC\
setupact.log Log 3DP Net 18.12 62521 C:\Windows\Panther\UnattendGC\
netvfx64.inf Setup Information 3DP Net 18.12 55243 C:\3DP\Net\VIA\Rhine\764\
netr28ux.inf Setup Information 3DP Net 18.12 908622 C:\3DP\Net\Ralink\RT2870\8\
netr28ux.inf Setup Information 3DP Net 18.12 891908 C:\3DP\Net\Ralink\RT2870\8_0b0517eb\


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