When launching some games, users of Windows 10, Windows 11 and previous versions of the OS may encounter the error “Cannot continue executing code because the system did not find amd_ags_x64.dll” or “The program cannot be started because amd_ags_x64.dll is missing from the computer.”
This manual details what this file is, how this system error can be caused and how to download amd_ags_x64.dll from the official website if necessary.
- What is amd_ags_x64.dll file and how to fix the error
- How to download amd ags_x64.dll from the official site
- Video instruction
What is the amd_ags_x64.dll file and why is it missing, how to fix the error
The amd_ags_x64.dll file is an executable library for AMD GPU Services, a service used by some games to communicate with video cards and determine the capabilities of an attached monitor.
The most common reason for the absence of a file when launching a game among our users is the use of incompletely licensed copies of this game with modified DLLs that your antivirus (including the built-in Windows Defender) can delete or quarantine.
Hence the first solutions without downloading this file separately:
- Look in the log of your antivirus. For example, in Windows 10 and Windows 11, you can open Windows Security Center, go to the Virus & Threat Protection section and view the Protection Log, and restore quarantined files if necessary.
- Reinstall the game, after adding the installer and the folder where the game is installed in the antivirus exceptions. In Windows Defender, this is done in Virus & Other Threat Protection Settings.
It also happens that there is a problem with the “assembly” of the game itself – and the file was forgotten by its author. In this case, you can try to download the original file
How to download amd_ags_x64.dll from the official site and where to copy it
As always in such instructions, I do not recommend using third-party sites – DLLs for downloading, since there is a risk of downloading not what you want (including malicious), just with the same file name. As stated above, amd_ags_x64.dll is an AMD GPU Services DLL, and for AMD GPU Services, it has an official download site: https://gpuopen.com/amd-gpu-services-ags-library/
In this case, the downloaded file will be a ZIP-archive, and already in it, in the ags_lib / lib folder, you will find guaranteed original amd_ags_x64.dll.
You should not try to register this file in the system using regsvr32 – you will receive an error message “The amd_ags_x64.dll module is loaded, but the DllRegisterServer entry point was not found” and this is normal for this file (for more details: Error causes The DllRegisterServer entry point was not found ). You just need to copy this file to the folder with the executable .exe file of the problematic game.