ome gamers have reported an issue with the NVIDIA driver that resulted in the "Physxloader.dll missing, reinstalling the game can fix this problem" when trying to launch Steam games and other games. Independent games like Dragon Age and Need For Speed. This error is related to the PhysX driver, which displays an error when the physxloader.dll file is missing or corrupted. Another cause of this problem is the result of a missing PATH environment variable and the problem of installing the PhysX redistributable package. Note that this error is found on some versions of Windows. In this article, we will solve physxloader.dll related problems by reinstalling PhysX drivers, adding PATH variables and finally.

Method 1: Reinstall PhysX Driver

  1. Press Windows + R key   , type   appwiz. Cpl  and press  Enter  .
  2. Look through the list of installed applications and select  NVIDIA Game System Software  or  NVIDIA PhysX Driver  and then click Restart your computer after completing the uninstall.
  3. Visit   this link to download PhysX version 9.17.0524 Driver. It is compatible with the following operating systems: Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and Windows Vista.
  4. Go to the location where you downloaded the driver you installed, right-click the executable file and Run as Administrator to install the file. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
  5. Restart your computer and confirm if the problem has been resolved.

Method 2: Add a PhysX PATH environment

  1. Find the folder containing NVIDIA PhysX physxloader.dll. On a 64 bit system, it should be located at C: Program Files (x86) NVIDIA Corporation PhysX Common and C: Program Files NVIDIA Corporation PhysX Common on a 32-bit system.
  2. Open System Properties by pressing  Windows + R  , type  sysdm. Cpl  and press  Enter  .
  3. Go to the Advanced tab   of System Properties and click on the Environment Variables .
  4. Under the system variable, double-click Path  and then New  . Add PhysX Environment Path like  %% ProgramFiles (x86)% NVIA Corporation PhysX Common  for 64 bit and % ProgramFiles% NVIDIA Corporation PhysX Common  for 32-bit systems.


Alternatively, you can install  Rapid Environment Editor  , right-click on setup and start Run as Administrator, launch the application, click  Path Variable  and then insert the valuesuse above.