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#1 buck65

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 11:06 AM

When I try to watch videos my computer freezes and i have to restart. I've removed all codecs and re-installed the ones I need. After searching for quite awhile on the net I noticed alot of peoplr havve had problems with DirectX 9.0, so I DL'ed "DirectX Eraticator" and removed it (or atleast reverted back to DirectX 2.0?) and the videos play albeit very choppy and very much unwatchable and with no sound as, I assume, the earlier version does not recognize my audio hardware (Analog Devices AD1816A Sound Controller PnP) . My question is, is there something I need to do to configure DirectX for my computer or maybe an earlier version than 8.0 as I have tried all from 9.0c down to 8.1. I am running Win 98SE. Here are some specs, hopefully useful:

Computer
Operating System Microsoft Windows 98 SE
OS Service Pack None
Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 (IE 6.0 SP1)
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0)
Computer Name
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Date / Time 2006-04-25 / 11:26

Motherboard
CPU Type Intel Pentium MMX, 166 MHz
Motherboard Name AOpen AX5T (4 ISA, 4 PCI, 4 SIMM, 2 DIMM)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Triton 82430TX
System Memory 64 MB
BIOS Type Award Modular (10/20/97)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Display
Video Adapter Matrox MGA Mystique (2 MB)
3D Accelerator Matrox Mystique
Monitor Philips CM0200 (14B) (70965120450)

Multimedia
Audio Adapter Analog Devices AD1816A Sound Controller

Storage
Floppy Drive GENERIC NEC FLOPPY DISK
Disk Drive GENERIC IDE DISK TYPE47
Disk Drive GENERIC IDE DISK TYPE47
Disk Drive GENERIC IDE DISK TYPE47
Optical Drive CDR-7930

Partitions
C: (FAT32) 4106 MB (2076 MB free)
D: (FAT32) 3073 MB (2726 MB free)
E: (FAT32) 1218 MB (155 MB free)

Input
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port

Network
Primary IP Address 192.168.2.10
Primary MAC Address 44-45-53-54-77-77
Network Adapter 3Com 3C90x Ethernet Adapter (192.168.2.10)
Network Adapter NTS PPPoE Adapter (66.38.237.32)
Network Adapter PPP Adapter.
Network Adapter PPP Adapter.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanx alot.

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 05:29 PM

You could experiment with some of the older versions of Direct X.

See this site for all older versions - > http://www.oldversion.com/program.php?n=directx
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Posted 27 April 2006 - 11:15 AM

Thanx for the help JC, Ive tried all the directx links from oldversion.com but i get the same thing every time, it just freezes. But like I said when I use DX Eradicator and revert back to DirectX 2.0 I can get them to play but with no sound. Hmmmmmm?

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 12:48 PM

Does it make sense that DirectX, isn't compatible with some of my hardware? And if so does anyone know what it could be? Thanx.

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 02:04 PM

Hi buck65
Not picking on your system but that old video and sound hardware isn't going to be compatable with later versions of DX. :thumbsup:
At this point, I'd be re-installing my Video and Sound device drivers.
If you don't have the original drivers then we'll need to know if the video and audio are either seperate cards or are "on-board" (motherboard integrated) to get you the right ones.

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 11:22 PM

Thanx alot for your reply HitSquad. Sorry mine was so long coming, I think this should be the info you need about my video and sound devices, I think? If not can you tell me how to find out what it is yoyu need? Sorry if it's too much info just want to give as much info as possible. I have checked the web sites but noy finding anything.


Video Adapter Properties
Device Description Matrox Mystique PCI
Chip Type 1064SG
DAC Type Internal
Serial Number ABC72255
Installed Drivers mgapdx64.drv
Memory Size 2 MB

Video Adapter Manufacturer
Company Name Matrox Graphics Inc.
Product Information http://www.matrox.com/mga/products/home.cfm
Driver Download http://www.matrox.com/mga/support/drivers/home.cfm
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Device Properties
Driver Description Analog Devices AD1816 Sound Controller
Driver Date 5/7/98
Driver Provider Analog Devices / Willow Pond
INF File ANALOG~1.INF

Device Resources
DMA 01
DMA 03
IRQ 05
Port 0220-022F
Port 0388-038B
Port 0500-050F

I really hpoe this helps. Thanx alot.




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