The s3_32.dll is part of S3 Direct Draw Driver from S3 Incorporated. This is a driver for the program. Direct Draw is a Microsoft application.
It provides hardware acceleration. It gives direct access to computer memory, hardware overlays, and page flipping. While it does support 2D rendering, it does not support 3D hardware applications. Some programmers could use it for 3D graphics but it would be slow.
Most registry errors occur during installation. However, you can get registry errors at any time. While the registry is great and makes your computer run faster by allowing multiple programs to access the same file, it is also very delicate. Registry errors pile up and cause problems if they are not cleaned out on a regular basis.
If you have a way to install the S3 DirectDraw program, you can fix the error by uninstalling and then reinstalling the program. Note: That will only resolve the one registry error.
A registry cleaner will resolve the s3_32.dll error and all other registry errors on your computer. ZookaWare PC Cleaner is designed to do that in minutes. If you set it to run on a regular basis, you won’t see registry errors again.