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#1 woodbutcher1220

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 11:24 AM

Hey Folks,
I have a Gateway GT5228 running XPsp3, Athlon 64x2 4200+, GeForce 6900. I downloaded a game from BigFish which required upgrading to Direct X 9. After installation, none of the other games I have will open (CODWAW). I recieve error message,
DirectX has encountered an unrecoverable error., and nothing. I have run "diagdx" sp? and shows no problem. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

"Butch" :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 12:30 PM

DirectX 9.0c should have already been installed...been around for about 5 years now, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirectX

You sure you didn't try to upgrade to DirectX 10, which ships with Vista and is not for XP?

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 01:34 PM

it's possible, is there a way to dump directx and reload?

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 01:38 PM

I suggest taking a look at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/179113/EN-US/

What I would do is...first, verify the version of DirectX installed, following guidelines in the link.

Once that is done, I would try to manually install the correct version for XP, after downloading it.

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 03:25 PM

I ran dxdiag.exe. Under "DirectX files" the latest version is 9.11 *******. One file, qasf.dll lists as being version 11.00.5721.5145, updated 10/18/2006. All files do not have the same version attached to them. After doing an update download, it says that I already have the latest version installed.

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 03:37 PM

The version information...is not obtained in the manner you describe. You don't look at individual files...to determine what version a program is.

On the System tab...the last line listed (underneath the pagefile data)...reflects the version data for the DirectX install. This should be, once again, 9.0c for any system running XP.

If this doesn't bring joy, I suggest a repair install of XP, How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install (Stevens) - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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