Posted 08 February 2008 - 05:30 PM
I have an irritating problem. I used CCleaner on my PC as it was getting very slow and this did help, but now a new problem has cropped up. I tried to start Need for Speed Most Wanted and it refused to run as the DirectX version was incorrect. I then reinstalled 9.0c, but it just started copying files and then immediately finished. On running Dxdiag, I found that 9.0b was installed and no matter how many times I tried to reinstall 9.0c, nothing happened. I then Googled the problem and tried a multitude of fixes, including Directx uninstalls. Eventually, after reading a post on a similar problem, I copied all the 9.0c .cab files to the 9.0b install directory, which then seemed to install the correct version, but three of the files were tagged as old versions, so I copied the latest files from my laptop to my PC and all seemed OK. But on reinstalling NFSMW, it asks for 9.0c to be installed, even though Dxdiag sees the version as 9.0c. Additionally, I get the following when I run Dxdiag - "Error: Could not get basic sound info., result code = 0x80070075 (Invalid argument(s))". Then, after clicking OK, I get "Error: Problem getting extra sound info., result code = 0x80070075 (Invalid argument(s))", which comes up twice. I have downloaded the latest sound drivers for my (integrated) sound hardware (AC97), but the problem persists. The sound does work and the sound tests work in Dxdiag, so I am at my wit's end with this taxing problem. I would like to reinstall NFSMW, but with the current problem, I cannot.
Has anyone had a similar problem? I have not searched the forum for similar problems, so if advice exists, please point me in the right direction.
PC - Pentium E2140 Dual core 1.6Ghz
2Mb 533Mhz RAM
80Gb Seagate SATA HDD
Jetway P900DMP motherboard
Nvidia 7300GS PCIe graphics card
Windows XP SP2
BenQ Lightscribe DVDR/RW