DX9.0C will not install

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Heeter, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi guys,

    I am at a friend's place. We have been trying to install 9.0C unsuccessfully. We have tried it from:

    The new "brothers in arms" game he bought. We have tried it from Windows Update. We have tried it from a standalone install. Nothing works.

    He has WinXPPro with SP2. I am wondering if it is a service that has been stopped/disabled that won't allow 9.0C to install.

    Any ideas?


    Thanks in advance,

    Heeter
     
  2. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    DirectX 9.0C should be installed by SP2
     
  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    You probably already know this>>>

    Start/Run/dxdiag

    Look for the version there. Maybe it won't load cause it is already there????????
     
  4. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    XPSP2 has DX 9.0C by default.
     
  5. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    DXDiag shows up as 9.0B

    I am thinking that maybe something got corrupted when he reformatted and reinstalled his WindowsXP a couple of months ago.

    Might there be someway that he can get installed without reformatting and reinstalling Windows? That would be such a pain to redo this again.

    Can I uninstall the DX that's there, then goto Windows Update and reinstall 9.0C?


    Heeter
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    See how you go over here.
     
  7. napalmnthemorning

    napalmnthemorning Moderator

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    Thats really weird. It must have been a bad slipstream of XP and SP2 otherwise if it was downloaded directly from MS 9c should be there because you can't uninstall it after its on, can you?
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    You could also try reinstalling DX 9.0b then try to go to 9.0c.
     
  9. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    My buddy ended up reformatting and reinstalling his XPPro, then the free SP2 CD from MS (like he did before) and now he's got 9.0C. This is really weird.

    But, oh well, it's fixed.

    Thanks guys,

    Heeter
     
  10. Lee

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    Just get the developers version. That usually works.