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Can't run downloaded game - URGENT!

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November 12, 2012 4:13:33 PM

I am trying to play a game called Tribes: Ascend, which I downloaded from Steam. Unfortunately, it will not run. Earlier today, I deleted some files, including .dll files, to make space for the game (the files seemed useless). I probably shouldn't have done this. First, it popped up with an error that days I was missing a .dll file that was required to play the game, which I think I have fixed. Now, an error pops up saying: "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000022). Click OK to close the application." How can I fix this problem?
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November 12, 2012 4:17:57 PM

Reinstall the game
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November 12, 2012 4:19:22 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Reinstall the game
Already did, but I'll do it again anyway, thanks. any1 else?
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November 12, 2012 4:19:43 PM

What dll file was missing?
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November 12, 2012 4:20:00 PM

You deleted .dll files? No wonder it stopped working. Uninstalling and reinstalling should fix it. That's the only thing I can think of.
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November 12, 2012 4:20:22 PM

It might be part of direct x.
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November 12, 2012 4:25:20 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
What dll file was missing?
i can't remember, but i re-downloaded it. if it were direct x, wouldn't my other games not work, too?
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November 12, 2012 4:26:16 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
What dll file was missing?
OH! it was D3DCOMPILER_43.dll
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November 12, 2012 4:31:43 PM

I would put your operating system disk into your comp and run a repair. It should restore anything your systems needs to run the game.
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November 12, 2012 4:37:17 PM

Googling your dll name shows it to be part of DirectX - I'd suggest re-installing DX. I'm at work on XP, but does dxdiag still exist as a util for fixing directX issues?
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November 12, 2012 4:43:10 PM

im re-installing the game now. next, ill re-install direct x, and if both of those don't work, i'll repair the OS
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November 12, 2012 7:22:30 PM

the game re-install didn't work. downloading direct x
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November 12, 2012 7:32:08 PM

If you cant fix the problem, try doing system restore to a time point before you deleted the .dll files. That might work. I would try that before a reformat. But as others have said, reinstall the game and direct x first.
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November 12, 2012 7:32:14 PM

ChaseCTech said:
OH! it was D3DCOMPILER_43.dll


You shouldn't have done that.

Never delete DLL files, they are really important!

Any DirectX file with an _XX where XX is a number is a DirectX wrapper library, it's necessary to ensure that the game developers have consistent behavior even if Microsoft chooses to update DirectX
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November 12, 2012 7:41:50 PM

Where did you delete dll files from?

If it was from the game directory, that is not smart, but not a huge deal. If you deleted them from the windows folder you may have borked your whole windows install. If you find a lot of programs no longer work correctly, you may want to system restore/reinstall windows.

Edit: Also, good choice of games :) 
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November 12, 2012 7:50:01 PM

I guess I'm screwed. Just downloaded DirectX, and the error message still keeps popping up. Thank god I'm getting a new computer soon.
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November 12, 2012 7:54:48 PM

i would take a serious look at the crap on my HD and decide what I really didn't need..... or I would buy a big enough HD and reinstall my opsys on it and start over. just because you installed DX11 doesn't mean you installed the part of DX you need.
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November 12, 2012 8:09:37 PM

sounds like you need a fresh install of windows
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November 12, 2012 8:12:19 PM

have you tried to restore to an early point in windows back before you deleted stuff?
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November 12, 2012 8:26:32 PM

If you know the names of the files you deleted and where they were you can copy them to a USB drive from another computer running the same OS and then replace them in he broke computer.
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