I got my new BFG 6800GT about 3weeks ago. I installed everything and ran everything without problems. I even downloaded 3dmark05 to see what $400 really got me. And with dialup 288MB is a rediculous file to DL. Anyway.....My buddy has a laptop and i wanted to see how good the ATI 9700Mobile was compared to my card. So i first set off to run the program on my computer, and it came up saying direct3dcreate failed.
Well that was funny, i had run the program several times but never wrote my score down. So i know it worked. I went to futuremark to see whats going on. They had that exact thing in there FAQ. It said to make sure that directX9.0c and the latest drivers are installed.
I used the 66.93 driver that i had downloaded and used when i installed my card and i tryed to install DirectX9.0c off of the disk that came with my card.
The disk said something like 'didn't copy required file' and so i tryed to download the directX9.0c online. Again it said the same thing from the downloaded version.
At this point i have completely removed my video card drivers, used Detonator R.I.P., and reinstalled the newest drivers back on and tryed to get direct X 9.0c on without being able to. What am i doing wrong?
I would prefer to fix this and not have to reformat my HDD and start over. but if that is what needs to be done, i can give it a go.
Do a search at Microsoft's website for that problem. I had problems with DX 9.0C and SP2 installing correctly. After searching and finding the problem there, I had to delete a few registry entries and a couple of files, and it re-installed cleanly. No more problems.
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As much as a pain in the ass as it is, its probably easier for you to reinstall your OS, since you are going to do it anyways.
In which case you need to D/L and install all the updates anyways.
What I suggest in a case like that is to download all the windows updates in their executable format (these can be found on M$ website) and save them to a CD, along with all the latest motherboard and chipset and graphics card drivers, that way everything is on one handy CD for you. I realize this will take a while, but once done, you don't have to do it again until you upgrade and have to get new and different drivers.
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Since i am going to re-install Windows soon (within a month or two) anyway i wanted to get a disk with the full version of windows and has SP2 already in it. Like the one i have now with SP1 already on the disk. People talk about slipstreaming it so i never have to do that again but thats a giant pain in the butt.
I just hope re-installing windows fixes my problems because its a HUGE task backing up everything if it doesn't