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Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by DarkMaster, Jan 23, 2003.

  1. DarkMaster

    DarkMaster OSNN Addict

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    ive recently installed directx 9, but then uninstalled it coz my computer and alot of programs, and games kept crashing. and i installed 8.1. the problem continued, so i reinstalled directx 9, and i still have the problem.
    list of things that have crashed:
    operation flashpoint
    internet explorer
    gta3
    jedi knight 2
    mohaa
    basically all my games

    my spec
    winxp home
    256mb ddrram
    1.8ghz
    geforce 2 gts (driver 40.72 i think)

    befor i installed directx 9 i had no problems. if u need any more information just ask. any help appreciated
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    What did you use to remove directx 9 the first time?
    Have you tried a system restore?
     
  3. DarkMaster

    DarkMaster OSNN Addict

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    the directx 9 uninstaller.
    thanx, i'll try the system restore
     
  4. DarkMaster

    DarkMaster OSNN Addict

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    system restore didnt work. what now?
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I noticed in your specs you have GF 2 with v40.72. Try downgrading to v29.32. If you uninstall GF through the add/remove when you boot XP will load the driver it has. See how that goes. If the problem is gone either stick with it or try 29.32.
     
  6. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    mabey drivers 41.09 (DX9 support)

    otherwise. pop the xp cd in and repair the instalation
     
  7. DarkMaster

    DarkMaster OSNN Addict

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    i'll try installing the drivers, and if that dont work, i'll repair the windows installation. is directx 9 worth installing if i get everying working again?
     
  8. baser5nature

    baser5nature OSNN Addict

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    the easiest way to get your old drivers back is to use the Device Manager, and choose "Roll Back Drivers" XP will reinstall the last set of video drivers before you updated them... as for the game problems with DX9... you may have to reinstall the games... so that they make the correct associations with the DX9 files...
     
  9. DJ-phYre

    DJ-phYre To whom it may concern

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    baser5nature is right, that would be the easiest way. If that doesn't work try doing a system restore to a while back not just a day or two (of a few weeks if needed). You might loose a lot of you settings and stuff, but it is a lot better then having your games crashing or having to format your hd.