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DirectX 9.0c

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December 5, 2004 12:35:50 PM

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.

Please give me some ideas, thanx.

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December 5, 2004 5:51:51 PM

Do you have XP SP2 ? If not, get that first.

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December 5, 2004 8:33:57 PM

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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December 5, 2004 9:18:45 PM

SP2 includes DX9c. You dont need to install it seperately. Mine works fine.

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December 6, 2004 1:08:58 AM

No SP2. I have dial-up and so the freakinly huge file isn't exactly easy to download.

Also i hear problems about it updating itself and that its best to slipstream it. Why can't i just send Microsoft or someone my copy of Windows XP Home SP1 and they send me a disk with SP2?

So service pack 2 has 9.0c? I might have to break down and spend the time DL'ing that.

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The streakbreaker....
December 6, 2004 1:39:37 AM

order it for free drom their website. they'll send you sp2. install it, slipstream it, do anything then.

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December 6, 2004 1:35:28 PM

I know i can do that, but i dont want to make a slipstream CD, thats just a pain in my arse.

I want to send my Windows Home XP SP1 CD to a magical place where it returns to me as a fully working SP2 Version.
Like if my CD went through a Bar Mitzvah and came back to me a man.

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December 6, 2004 2:03:32 PM

but you can install sp2 over your current version. why do you want to slipstream it anyways?

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December 6, 2004 3:31:22 PM

How old were you when you started that download ? And how old are you now ? :lol:  :tongue:

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December 7, 2004 12:24:18 PM

I know i can DL it and install it without slipstream. but i thought people saiod they ran into problems....small ones....doing that and the slipstreamed version was better.

Aslo i am going to have to reinstall windows soon anyway because i need to flush out all the crap that i dont use.

I just want life to be easy.

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The streakbreaker....
December 7, 2004 12:30:10 PM

So just because you did something rediculous i am supposed to follow suit?

I know its not huge, i DL'ed 3Dmark05 which was 288MB...and the windows update is only 80MB.

I *COULD* DL it, but i dont want it to mess up the settings of things. I am fighting small arse problems as it is.

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The streakbreaker....
December 7, 2004 12:43:22 PM

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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December 9, 2004 2:11:20 AM

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

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