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es32123
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DirectX Problems
« on: April 17, 2007, 03:18am »
A few days back I formatted my hard disk ank reinstalled WinXP Pro.

I reinstalled XML2 & MUA, but now when I want to start them an error message pops up and says DirectX is not installed.

But I installed DirectX 9.0c and even downloaded the latest version from Microsoft's Site.

Please Help 

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Re: DirectX Problems
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2007, 04:05am »
I take it the hardware hasn't changed?
The smart thing to do is, in this order:
1) Reinstall DirectX from XML2's disc.
2) Reinstall the video drivers from scratch. It would be prudent to use a driver scrubber that removes the traces as well, these can easily be Googled.
3) Test if the game runs, get hooked in, lose grip on reality for a few days.
4) Reinstall DirectX from MUA's disc.
5) Check if it works.

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Re: DirectX Problems
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2007, 05:17am »
It's supposed to show up in the 'Add or Remove programs' right ??

But it doesn't.

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Re: DirectX Problems
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2007, 05:50am »
Who's supposed to? The drivers? No. YOu remove them from the Hardware Manager's window belonging to your video card.
Then reboot into Safe Mode and install the drivers from a clean safe package, preferrably the latest WHQL ones (for testing, if you use some fancy shmancy stuff like the Omega; or, like me, keep using the beta drivers, you can install those when you get the stuff to work).

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Re: DirectX Problems
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2007, 11:39am »
well Actually I was talking about DirectX

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Re: DirectX Problems
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2007, 12:08pm »
Nope, it's not supposed to show up there either. To install an earlier version, you just start up the installer of the older version and confirm the file overwrites. Everything else happens on its own. I assume there's a way to remove it altogether, but it's too time-consuming - the overwriting way works, so why not use it?

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Re: DirectX Problems
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2007, 08:41pm »
Nope, it's not supposed to show up there either. To install an earlier version, you just start up the installer of the older version and confirm the file overwrites. Everything else happens on its own. I assume there's a way to remove it altogether, but it's too time-consuming - the overwriting way works, so why not use it?

No it doesn't, I have tried that it says you already have a newer version and goes to Finish Screen, no overwrites.

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Re: DirectX Problems
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2007, 08:52pm »
Yes? Damn, this sucks (and is highly unfamiliar to me - when I had this problem, the XML2 DX reinstalled smooth as butter). Let me look into this...

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Re: DirectX Problems
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2007, 10:15pm »
Thanks... Please do

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Re: DirectX Problems
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2007, 03:10am »
Help !!!!