How to Remove Oemdspif.dll Presentation Director Error

Oemdspif.dll is the ATI driver Interface DLL. You may receive an error saying that oemdspif.dll cannot be loaded when you try to load the Presentation Director tool found in ThinkPads.  The Presentation Director tool allows you to manage multiple or single displays.

The fix to get rid of the oemdspif.dll error message is fairly simple. If you would like to use Presentation Director but cannot do so because of the oemdspif.dll cannot be loaded error, simply download the latest driver from the Lenovo website.

Make sure that you select the driver appropriate for your product. The latest version available is Version 4.03.

In this version, the displayed language interface matches base OS language regardless of the system locale settings.  Version 4.03 fixes issues where desktop icons are moved to a secondary display when extended desktop schemes on systems are used. Another issue that is fixed in this release is the issue where Presentation Director is not listed in the ThinkVantage Productivity Center.

If you would like to install Version 4.03 manually, here are the instructions.

Note:  These instructions are for Windows Vista, XP, 2000. Logon with administrative privileges is necessary.

  1. Double click the driver package.
  2. Extract the package to your hard drive. The default location is C:\DRIVERS\W2K\PDIRECT.

    Windows Vista:

    • Go to Start and select All Programs.
    • Select Accessories and then select Run.


    Windows XP and 2000:

    • Go to Start and then click on Run.
  3. Specify SETUP.EXE with the full path name where you extracted the package in the second step. An example would be C:\DRIVERS\W2K\PDIRECT\SETUP.EXE.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Follow the instructions displayed on the screen.

If you want to update but are not sure which version you have installed, follow the instructions below.

Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start and then go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. An Uninstall or change a program window will open.
  4. Select Presentation Director.
  5. Go to the Organize menu.
  6. Select Layout and then select Details Pane.
  7. You will see the version information here.
  8. Close the Uninstall or change a program window.

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start and then go to Control Panel.
  2. Double click on Add/Remove programs.
  3. Click Message Center.
  4. Click Change/Remove or Add/Remove.
  5. Click on the Click here for support information line.
  6. This will show the version information for your product.

Windows 2000:

  1. Click Start and then go to Settings.
  2. Click on Control Panel.
  3. Double click on Add/Remove programs.
  4. Click Message Center.
  5. Click Change/Remove or Add/Remove.
  6. Click on the Click here for support information line.
  7. This will show the version information for your product.

Be careful when you download files from the Internet, and make sure that you get your drivers and files from official and trusted websites. You can never tell for sure what you’re downloading until the download completes and you open the file. Oftentimes, viruses and other malware will pose as legitimate file downloads and  pose a threat to your machine and whatever information is stored on your computer.

Make sure that you are protected from such threats by using dependable antivirus and anti-spyware programs and be sure to keep them updated at all times. Updates are very helpful in determining and screening newer threats.