Posted 23 December 2005 - 06:54 AM
All I know is DirectInput is the DirectX interface for joysticks, gamepads and the like and DirectPlay is a way of allowing games to communicate over the internet or LAN. It's all very tightly related to device drivers.
I'm curious how you reverted to an earlier version of DirectX since DX is supposed to be uninstallable?
Can you use System Restore to go back to before the problem?
Have you run Windows Update recently?
Have you installed the latest drivers from the manufacturers for your motherboard, video card and sound card?
If none of that helps then all I can suggest is a Windows repair installation.
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