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A re-install of the operating system may be needed if you need to uninstall Directx 9.

How can I uninstall Directx 9?

To the best of my knowledge you can't. Once installed, it becomes part of the operating system. If you need to uninstall then a Google search for "DirectX Uninstall" returns several hits, but I can't speak for their quality. Ultimately, the approach I would try would be be to re-install the operating system and then not install DirectX 9.

Update: Check out this article: "A Cabinet file cannot be trusted" - Why? for pointers to several resources concerning that apparently common DirectX-related issue.

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Leo Leo A. Notenboom has been playing with computers since he was required to take a programming class in 1976. An 18 year career as a programmer at Microsoft soon followed. After "retiring" in 2001, Leo started Ask Leo! in 2003 as a place for answers to common computer and technical questions. More about Leo.

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195 Comments
prathi
July 2, 2004 1:36 AM

While shuting down from windows xp error message

Anonymous
July 16, 2004 3:58 AM

What a suggestion. just reinstall the operating system. do you honestly expect someone to completely re install just to remove directx 9. do a search on google for directx uninstaller

Leo
July 16, 2004 8:07 AM

Yes, I do. While researching this answer I did, in fact, do exactly as you describe ... search google for tools to assist. Those that exist, as of this writing, appear to be notoriously incomplete and/or buggy - often causing more problems than they resolve. I can't recommend them.

Anonymous
July 20, 2004 4:37 AM

This will fix the problem. XP ships with DirectX 8.1 as ppart of the OS. DirectX 9 has a habit of not installing correctly if you have Anti-Virus Runnig, or if you are doing the install with the online installer on a dial up connection.

To remove DirectX Do the following:
Start > Run > regedit
Browse to and remove the following key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\DirectX

Don't delete any of the other folders or your PC wont work.

Restart your computer and if you did above, DirectX 9 will be gone, and XP will have reinstalled 8.1 in the background on restart.

Confirm by doing the following:

Start > Run > dxdiag

This will open your directx diagnostic tool, containing a wealth of info. On the first tab, down the bottom it will tell your your directx version. Should now say DirectX 8.1

Gaurav
July 21, 2004 1:47 PM

well i surely wanna get rid of this directx 9... cudnt imagine they cud come up with something like this. well the regisrty thing posted sounds a little weird... dont know if i can give it a go or not.

Gaurav
July 21, 2004 2:09 PM

well if someone can tell me 100% safe way to get around this problem. i will b greatful.

Jack
August 2, 2004 7:13 AM

The deleting registry thing works, but XP doesn't seemed to have reinstalled it by itself

Anonymous
August 4, 2004 6:13 AM

Then XP is corrupt, something else that was installed corrupted your graphics system or disagreed with directx 9. At this point I would recommend you have a look at what you installed over the last 6 months. Consider using system restore to do this, and note what games etc you installed. Run a system restore back about 6 months and see if you are having the same problems.
If you're not, start reinstalling from here, Install directx first from the Microsoft site though. Now continue installing your programs and see which one causes the problem.
Note, if you're worried about restroing back six months, then create a restore point first, this will mean you can restore back to this point if you like later on.

konstantin
August 13, 2004 8:27 AM

Guys, I HAVE TO get rid of this stupid Direct X 9.0. My question is, though, the following. Isn't XP nowadays shipped with the version 9.0???? I believe that's the case. I'm so pissed.

ben
August 26, 2004 2:04 PM

Hello.
I'm now having the same problem. just installed dx9.0c and it gets stuck with my favourite game.
the bigger problem is that the dx-uninstaller on the web don't work, and dxbuster is not up 2 date.

help please.

mike
August 29, 2004 8:48 PM

i was trying to install and play an old game that i had found the other day, and of course, i get crashed out of the game everytime i run it. so i ran dxdiag.exe and found this:

Several files (ddraw16.dll, ddraw.vxd, ddhelp.exe, etc.) are missing! You should reinstall DirectX to put them on your system.
Several files (d3dim.dll, d3drm.dll, d3dxof.dll, etc.) are old versions, which could cause problems. You should reinstall DirectX to get the latest version.

so then i proceeded to attempt to update my directx and i installed 9.0c, and afterwards the same message still occur, does anyone know why?

im running winxp sp1

bla bla
September 7, 2004 9:17 AM

Since directx is a microsoft thingy all you can do is swear a lot and smack you screen a few times.

Sam
September 15, 2004 4:54 AM

SOS Same Old S**T, XP SP2

Directx Uninstall using Directx Eradicator, works very well, sets things back to Directx 8.1 with the XP OS Installation CD.
I can't re-install DX 9.0c. AntiVirus and Firewall Disabled , Installation Completes, Components are ready, Version 9.0c doesn't show up anywhere.
Start / Run / Dxdiag / Version 8.1
Question: Have any ideas why DX 9.0c won't re-install after Eradicator?
I will trying Eradicator in Safe Mode, Restart/F8

Reference:
Eradicator: http://www.softpedia.com/public/cat/14/4/14-4-40.shtml
Directx 9.0c:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/default.aspx?url=/windows/directx/downloads/default.htm

JIBICAK
September 15, 2004 8:58 AM

It doesn't work! :(((((((((

anna
September 16, 2004 6:20 AM

When I install directx 9.0b from windows update site http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/no/default.asp
is seems to install properly. I don`t receive any kind of failure/problem message. However it doesn`t seem to be installed. When I reboot and go to windpows update, the file is still listed as need to be installed.
When I clik start, run, Dxdiag - I see that the version I have on my computer is direct x 8.2815
Any idea what the problem might be ?
i need version 9.0 to play the sims 2.

I`m running xp home edition.
thanks

Eddie
September 17, 2004 5:58 AM

"SOS Same Old S**T, XP SP2

Directx Uninstall using Directx Eradicator, works very well, sets things back to Directx 8.1 with the XP OS Installation CD.
I can't re-install DX 9.0c. AntiVirus and Firewall Disabled , Installation Completes, Components are ready, Version 9.0c doesn't show up anywhere.
Start / Run / Dxdiag / Version 8.1
Question: Have any ideas why DX 9.0c won't re-install after Eradicator?
I will trying Eradicator in Safe Mode, Restart/F8"

I have the same problem :\
The directx 9.0c downloaded from microsoft won't re-install after Eradicator...and the sims 2 don't work :( Help!!!

salis
September 17, 2004 1:50 PM

directX eradicator worked for me

Simmer00
September 18, 2004 7:07 AM

I am having insane probelms with DirectX9.

I just got the Sims 2, and I went to download the required DirectX9c (I've got 9b) and during the instalation it kept giving me the error message "DirectX did not copy a required file". Over and over again. I couldnt find a way to uninstall DirectX9, so I went through and removed all pieces of DirectX 9.b from my system and tried to re-install it, and that didn't work, it wouldn't let me re-install it, it said it was already there. What should I do, I am getting sooo annoyed?

I've got a Windows98.

dj
September 20, 2004 3:22 PM

i have the ssame problem, i just got sims 2 and i installed directx 9.0c and it says it is not there. what should i do?

Shade10
September 20, 2004 4:44 PM

I also have the sims 2 and it acts like 9.0c isnt installed, I ran dxdiag.exe and well.... it says 9.0b is installed, whats up with that? Somebody please help me!

Pupay
September 21, 2004 2:28 AM

now I have the sims 2 and I install DirectX9.0c.
But when I click to the icon of the sims 2 it say are you sure that you are istall DirectX9.0c.then I can't play game. so I go to
dxdiag.exe my directxs'version is 9.0b! why it is 9.0b? someone can help me . I can't play game.

Kitten
September 23, 2004 1:22 AM

I just want to know how someone can sell a game that doesn't and won't install what its supposed to the 1st time an have the nerve to charge you $50 for the stupid thing. Just can't get over the fact that PC's & Software have come so far and something this little has effect so many people and no ones is actually fixing the probs yet..anyway I'm gonna try the DOS thingy and see whats up and if that doesn't work...I am gonna go postal on Microsoft & Maxis grrrr.. all that money for an Opperating System & Game (new even) that won't over write the way it should this is BS... gotta love monopolies!!! I so hate depending on so few resources & if you actually h4x them you become the bad guy...go figure! Mad As Bleep!!!

Chris
September 24, 2004 11:02 AM

i cant install directx 9.0c firewalls and antivirus is down but it keeps on telling me that it ddnt copy a required file i dont know what to its making me angry. I paid 300 randfor the game and ive tried to install from the internet and i get the same problem help please

UtVoi
September 25, 2004 7:57 AM

Hi all ! I have solution for Directx 9.0c trouble !

1st - uninstall ur current directx 9.0x by unsing Directx Eradicator.

2nd - close all antivirus programes.

3rd - make sure that u have directx 9.0 and directx 9.0c setup files.
replace 2 files : "dsetup32.dll" & "DSETUP.dll" of directx 9.0c setup files by two samename files of directx 9.0 (overwrite them)

4th - Run setup directx 9.0c

now , i can play "The SIms 2" by that way .

good luck !

sorry for my bad english ! : )

Tran Minh
September 26, 2004 2:14 AM

" How can I install DirectX 9"

bridget
September 28, 2004 9:06 AM

I have the same problem with direct x 9.0 c, I've got version b, and when I want to install sims 2, it asks me about installing direct x 9.0c, I click "yes" but the installation aborts and this error message comes:
a cabinet file necessary for installation cannot be trusted

What is the problem?

Moody
September 29, 2004 5:33 AM

Guys i was so excited when i went and bought my copy of the sims2. Just couldn't wait to play it so installed it.And GUESS What It says DirectX 9.0c not found!! Tried so many ways to install that thing from microsoft and the sims disc but no luck.It shows that its been installed but when i check i still have 9.0b..
I CAN'T EVEN GET A REFUND FOR THAT GAME AS ITS A NEW POLICY IN THE SHOP :(

Moody
September 29, 2004 5:34 AM

Guys i was so excited when i went and bought my copy of the sims2. Just couldn't wait to play it so installed it.And GUESS What It says DirectX 9.0c not found!! Tried so many ways to install that thing from microsoft and the sims disc but no luck.It shows that its been installed but when i check i still have 9.0b..
I CAN'T EVEN GET A REFUND FOR THAT GAME AS ITS A NEW POLICY IN THE SHOP :(

JakeL
September 29, 2004 2:20 PM

same problem - directx wont install.

I install it from the microsoft.com (ver 9.0b) update page, reboot, and when i go back to the update page it still tells me I need it.

Anyone here find a solution???

leeor
October 1, 2004 1:26 AM

hey all!
i have a problem whit my directx 8.1
i cant replace it whit directx 9.0 so i can play sims2. pleas help... =/

shaz
October 1, 2004 8:01 AM

its so annooooooyin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i want 2 play the sims 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!

VinVin
October 1, 2004 10:33 AM

same problem! even Star Wars Battlefront canot play!!

SimsFan2
October 2, 2004 8:32 PM

I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM! :'|!!! Why wont it work?! I need answers!!! THis is so damn annoying! I really wanna play the game >:\ but stupid directX 9.0c wont install. AFter the extracting works the copying stuffs up with the same message as above (Did not install a required file) and then closes. Whats up with that :/

Sara
October 2, 2004 9:50 PM

I am having the same problem as everyone else. i installed the sims 2 and then it says i have a problem why my directX so i went and tried 2 install it and it say "DirectX did not copy a required file". all i want 2 do is fix it so please help me!!!

crystal
October 2, 2004 11:19 PM

same to all of u guys!!

maggie
October 3, 2004 11:28 AM

whoa dude i tried like EVERYTHING to get the sims 2 to work
but it says that i need direct x 9.0c and then i clik on the option that asks to install and then the problem still occurs..please help

Samantha
October 3, 2004 3:12 PM

I just purchased The Sims 2. Directx 8.1 when ever I try to install Directx 9.0c I receive this message "I have a cabinet file necessary for installation cannot be trusted" Does anyone know what the problem is?

I just want to play my game :(

criffider
October 3, 2004 5:04 PM

If anyone can find a solution to this problem there is a free gmail account for you !!!!


for real

SuperioR
October 4, 2004 1:03 AM

i want to play SIMS 2. It says "cannot initialize direct 3d, please reinstall directx 9.0c"

Ron Landers
October 4, 2004 7:10 AM

The problem with SIMS 2 is with your video card hardware. It must compatable with directx 9.0c or the directx wont install all the appropriate drivers. even when using directx supplied with sims 2. I have found several video cards that claim to be compliant but are not. Check with your vidoe card manufacturer to get the latest drivers.

good luck!

PS.
I installed Sims 2 on win xp pro and had no problems! even with old nvidia mx440 video card.

erik
October 5, 2004 5:42 PM

ok at least i'm not alone in my misery. microsoft, what up? I am not re-installing my entire OS just to play the game- i'll take it back to the store first- although i'm sure some other game will force me to find a solution eventually. come on leo, you can do better than this.

Draxx
October 6, 2004 9:23 PM

If you are using an ATI video card search for
atrace.dll and copy it to windows\system folder...
worked for me, i was pulling out my hair.... lol

sushimonstar
October 7, 2004 1:53 AM

ARGH. Still no go with the Sims! I like... Re-imaged my laptop LOST EVERYTHING, just so i could install it and like. it didnt. said 'direct x could not copy a required file'

HELP... *Curls up into a ball and shakes*
Im slowly fading away with having the sims 2 and not playing it... :P

Reece
October 8, 2004 2:48 PM

Iv just bought Sims 2, I am having the same problem as everone else i have directx 9.0b but it wont let me download 9.0c, i have tried so many differnt things to solve it but I cant!! some one help me!

Jim
October 8, 2004 7:05 PM

please tell me how to uninstall Directx 9.0c... im having a hard time just to uninstall that one...please help me....

Ben
October 10, 2004 2:31 AM

when i install directx 9.0c , i got message said "the components installed are now ready for use" but when i check em on dxdiag.exe it still directx 9.0b. can u solve my problem?
my OS is windows XP pro with sp2.

rosa
October 10, 2004 5:24 PM

HAS ANYONE EVER HEARD OF A GeForce MX4000? Well, I bought one today to play the Sims 2, and when I check it on my computer (under 'dxdiag') it says the card I have is a RIVA 128...something or another. It is ticking me off. THEN I went to the support site for the card (its NVIDIA but the site on the box was www.xfxforce.com) and when I looked up my purchase code it says that its a GeForce4...?? the purchase code is PV-T98L-QYH7 (on the website the last 4 digits say NA). Anyway, the point is that now I am SO CONFUSED b/c I dont even know what kind of card I have or if it works w/ the Sims and it still gives me that popup when I try to start the game that says it cannot find a compatible card for directX9.0, I have that, and also on dxdiag it says that i need to upgrade my card (which I have done over and over again) because it will not run direct3D. I am really confused now! If anyone knows anything (about what to do or the videocard) please let me know. I really appreciate it.

Katie
October 11, 2004 11:09 AM

I have installed the Sims 2 and everything, but then when i was done installing and ready to play it said:Failed to initialize Direct3D. Please make sure DirectX 9.0c has been installed on this system. The application will now terminate. I don't know what to do. I've tried going on the internet and downloading DirectX 9.0c, but it doesn't do anything, I just get the error message again! If any one has any suggestions...let me know!

Katie
October 11, 2004 11:12 AM

Also can anyone tell me how to email Ea Technical Support, I can't seem to figure out how to do that either! :(

Leo
October 11, 2004 5:07 PM

All SIMS 2 Users: I've added a new article specifically for Sims 2. http://ask-leo.com/why_cant_i_get_the_sims_2_to_work_on_my_machine.html

hani
October 12, 2004 2:31 PM

i cant uninstall directx9

Hieu
October 14, 2004 6:55 PM

Directx9c.exe
Vray 1.09.03r for max 6

laconic
October 18, 2004 4:45 PM

Haha! Microsoft sucks. Alot.

angelin
October 21, 2004 1:58 AM

No comments. only arguments

Gene De Lorenzo
October 22, 2004 8:52 AM

While I can't vouch for any results, I've had good success with "DirectX Buster", from the following: (http://www.dxbuster.de/index_e.html). Having had trouble with DirectX 9.0, I used it to uninstall 9.0 and reinstall 8.1, and the process was successful. I don't understand why Microsoft can't supply an uninstaller for DirectX, particularly when they screw it up as often as they do.

Sinan
October 22, 2004 10:11 AM

good

didin
October 26, 2004 9:57 AM

i cannot unsinstall diretx 9 help me :(

didin
October 26, 2004 9:59 AM

how can i uninstall directx 9

KTS Hieu
October 28, 2004 2:31 AM

Directx 9c

Chiggz
November 3, 2004 11:29 AM

Ive had this Problem for awhile now, in being unable to properly install dx9c, however I have had great success in uninstalling it back to the original 8.1 version using DirectX happy Uninstall which can be found at http://www.mdgx.com/dx.htm#MDX (a DirectX unofficial support site. I believe the reason that 9c doesnt install properly on some machines is an actual video hardware conflict(card doesnt support DX9+) Hope this is of some use. Cheers

Portuogral
November 9, 2004 2:32 AM

There are several tools to uninstall DirectX 9.0, such as DirectX Uninstall, Happy Uninstaller (uninstalls up to DX 9.0b only) and DirecX Erradicator. Just search the Google! This part is easy.

The real problem arrives when you want to re-install DirectX 9.0c again! Windows XP doesn't let you do it; it reports the necessary components are already in use, and they are! But, when you go to DXDIAG it reports Not Found, DirectX 8.0, 9.0 or 9.0b. So, why DXDIAG reports a different DX version? That's the Registry fault. So, all you have to do is to open Regedit (Start>Run>regedit) and look for HKLM/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/DirectX and replace the "version" key value to 04.09.0000.0904. That's it. Now, go to DXDIAG and check what's the reported DX version and click the Files tab to check if there are any problems. Good luck.

Danny
November 17, 2004 2:50 PM

I can't install DirectX 9.0c. A message pops up during installation, saying "a cabinet file necessary for installation could not be trusted".

Geeza
November 18, 2004 4:49 AM

Hey. For those of you who are havint the problem with "A cabinet file cannot be trusted" heres what I did: I booted up from my Windows XP CD-Rom and i used the recovery console to do a chkdsk. I typed chkdsk /p and it said "chkdsk is performing additional repairs or recovery..." i then typed Exit to restart my computer, tryed re-installing DX 9.0c and it WORKED. Man I was getting pissed at that. Try it guys, hope it works for you!!!

Geeza
November 18, 2004 4:49 AM

Hey. For those of you who are having the problem with "A cabinet file cannot be trusted" heres what I did: I booted up from my Windows XP CD-Rom and i used the recovery console to do a chkdsk. I typed chkdsk /p and it said "chkdsk is performing additional repairs or recovery..." i then typed Exit to restart my computer, tryed re-installing DX 9.0c and it WORKED. Man I was getting pissed at that. Try it guys, hope it works for you!!!

saf
November 18, 2004 5:06 AM

safff

genki
December 4, 2004 1:04 AM

Yeah, I'm having the same problem with the untrustworthy cabinet. I cant play Underground 2 and its really pissing me off. i tried installing direct x from underground 2 cd and the microsoft site but i get the same problem every time. i dont have the XP disk, is there any other way to fix this problem?

joe
December 5, 2004 5:14 PM

Ive installed 9.0 from 7.1 and it just got worst my starfleet command game says i need to install 8.1, but ive already insatlled 9.0 it wont accept the settings and i cant play it.

jbird
December 12, 2004 2:33 PM

So theres no way to go back to 9.0b?

Ryan
December 15, 2004 8:12 PM

Chiggz, I sure hope you still check this board! I'm going to e-mail you too, just to make sure you get this. Here is my question... I have tried to upgrade DX for awhile now from 9.0b to 9.0c, and it has never worked. I download it off the site, run the installation program, and it acts like it's going to work, but when I push "Next" to install, it just goes straight to the completion screen of the installation and says "The installed components are now ready for use.", but it wasn't installing anything at all. I've searched the web a lot for an answer to this problem, but have not found one. I thought maybe I actually do have 9.0c and that the Registry is messed up, like you said on your comment, so I tried putting in 04.09.0000.0904 in the version part of the Registry, but it seems like that version # is to 9.0b, so do you think it would work if I put in 9.0c's version #? If so, do you have that key value? Thanks for your time.

Ryan

Paul
January 4, 2005 10:38 PM

you can download "directx Happy Uninstall" and it's DX backup files from www.superfoxs.com, and then run it, use "uninstall" function to restore DX8.1 from backup files just you download.

how to reinstall DX9.0c on XP with SP2?
run "directx Happy Uninstall", press "backup/repair---install DX9.0c to your XP" function

Antony Sym
January 10, 2005 3:49 AM

Hi all..maybe u have all sorted it out but I dont know..I managed to sort it out doing the following steps works purfect now and I can play all my games YAY

1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK.
3. At the command prompt, type regsvr32 softpub.dll, and then press ENTER.
4. Click OK when you receive the message that DllRegisterServer in Softpub.dll succeeded.
5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 for the following files: Wintrust.dll, Initpki.dll, Dssenh.dll, Rsaenh.dll, Gpkcsp.dll, Sccbase.dll, Slbcsp.dll, Mssip32.dll, and Cryptdlg.dll.
6. Type exit, and then press ENTER to quit Command Prompt.

Matthew
January 22, 2005 8:40 AM

On the sims 2 i need DirectX 9.0c and when i try to install DX 9.0c i says "A cabinet file necessary for instalation cannot be trusted." WHAT AM I TO DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Plese HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!

baha
January 25, 2005 1:06 AM

Hello there...
marscore.dll is missing. OS Me, How do I get it back? solution?
Thanks!

Leo
January 28, 2005 4:55 PM

This article and the comments acompanying it may help: http://ask-leo.com/when_i_select_help_and_support_i_get_a_warning_marscoredll_not_found_what_should_i_do.html

D
February 5, 2005 12:02 AM

I have windows 98 and I currently have uninstalled direct X 9.0B but I need to install 9.0c the problem is I have an untrustworthy cabinet I have no idea what that means and I need help figuring out.....
plz and thanx

MD
February 8, 2005 11:04 AM

Antony Sym, you are my hero. Some of the .dll had an error when trying to do the regsvr with them, probably because they weren't found or something. I'm running WinME and after doing what you suggested, DX9.0c worked YAY.

Bill
February 9, 2005 2:19 PM

Hi. I have the same problem as someone above. I have win 98 and whenever I try to play it says, "Couldn't find any compatible Direct3D devices with the required capabilties," but my game came with #9. So shoulndn't that work??? Do I need to get a new video card or what???? Thanks in advance for any response.

Leo
February 9, 2005 4:38 PM

It dure sounds like it's not finding a compatible video driver. You may need updated driver, or a new card on an older machine.

macaron
March 4, 2005 11:25 AM

Antony Sym you're the best!!! Thanks a lot for the solution to my problem!!!

Daniel
March 5, 2005 11:18 AM

Antony Sym, I have tried your idea but I can't get the other files to say that it succeded. Can you help me.

Steve
March 18, 2005 1:56 PM

i needed to install directX 9.0 for pirates and when i click on the game it says it cannot initialize directX

SsS
April 1, 2005 5:34 AM

S.O.S !
when i wanna install the sims 1 ...it says that u should install DirectX9 .0c first.
i tried to installed it but i couldn't.
i delete the DirectX folder in regstry files but it didn't restored ( my windows is XP !)
i tried to install DirectX 9.0c once again but i couldn't again !
so what should i do now ?
plz help me (send me an email)

SsS
April 1, 2005 5:40 AM

sorry...it's THE SIMS 2, not 1 !

Scarab
April 4, 2005 10:24 AM

i have a dx9.0b and want to install 9c, but problem i can't do this is there, after launch dx9c setup coems next next and finish :/ nothing hapens. how could i change it into dx9c without reinstaling OS (winXp)

Gav
April 10, 2005 1:26 PM

I have had trouble with directx 9 to, after re-installing my OS again I installed directx 9 from the micro soft site and have had no further problems

nicole
April 18, 2005 10:54 AM

I have the same problem with the above people..
i'm trying to install directx 9c to play sims2 but it say can't initialize directx..
Can i get some advice? pls mail to me..thanks in advance

nur
April 19, 2005 8:25 AM

Hi, I installed winxp,all of normal, then I installed directx9.then my graphics card dosn't work. i don't know why. plz help me. what should i do now? please.........

nur
April 19, 2005 8:25 AM

Hi, I installed winxp,all of normal, then I installed directx9.then my graphics card dosn't work. i don't know why. plz help me. what should i do now? please.........

daniel
April 20, 2005 5:03 PM

i was playing world of warcraft when souldly the sound dies after 5 minutes in the game. My friend says to reinstall direct x 9. But i can't delete it.How can i dleete direct 9x

Asanka
May 16, 2005 7:31 PM

Hi, i installed wixp sp2,all of normal. it is in cluded directx 9.0b i want to install 3dmax 7.o but its recemanded directx 9.0c. im try the install directx 9.0c . its not work. i want to uninstal directx 9.0b and try again. how can i UNINSTALL DIRECTX 9 ? Plece help me

Asanka
May 16, 2005 7:31 PM

Hi, i installed wixp sp2,all of normal. it is in cluded directx 9.0b i want to install 3dmax 7.o but its recemanded directx 9.0c. im try the install directx 9.0c . its not work. i want to uninstal directx 9.0b and try again. how can i UNINSTALL DIRECTX 9 ? Plece help me

Asanka
May 16, 2005 7:32 PM

Hi, i installed wixp sp2,all of normal. it is in cluded directx 9.0b i want to install 3dmax 7.o but its recemanded directx 9.0c. im try the install directx 9.0c . its not work. i want to uninstal directx 9.0b and try again. how can i UNINSTALL DIRECTX 9 ? Plece help me

bangs
May 26, 2005 8:12 PM

HELP me help me i have not read through
this thread and i ignore everbody's help
even the nice ppl that went out of their
way to post...please help I cant play sim
omg omg please help...

its really funny somebody says how to fix the
problem then 2 posts l8tr u get another idiot
asking the same question heh.....give up
on sim and play connect the dots or something already ...

oh if somebody can find to uninstall directx9
can you please email me @ imanidiot.moc

bro_ot
May 30, 2005 4:32 AM

Have a look at http://www.superfoxs.com there is handy tool to uninstall it.

greetz

Emily
June 15, 2005 12:36 PM

I'm trying to play an older game that uses DirectX 6.1 but my computer says i have version 5 i think. However, i can play sims 2 university on my computer. Howcome I can play sims 2 but not my 6.1 game. Does anyone have any idea how i can fix this?

tess
July 16, 2005 2:35 AM

hey i just bought sims 2 i know lots of people have been having troubles, i just wanted to know if anyone worked out how to fix it i really need to uninstall direct x 9.0b plz plz help me tonight. Thanx

tess
July 17, 2005 6:54 PM

hey i found a really simple way to fix my comp so i could play the sims 2. it worked for me and is really really simple i hope it works for u guys. all u have to do is use ur disk for ur video card or graphics card and uninstall it. then reinstall and ur game should work. if u don't get it email me and i will try to help more. cya hope it works.

badi
July 20, 2005 9:00 AM

hi.i install 3dmax 7 but it needs to install directx 9.0c while its installed in the windows files so how should i do to delete it and install it again .thanx

eumesmo
August 2, 2005 12:51 PM

http://www.dxbuster.de/index_e.html

help me
September 1, 2005 9:33 AM

I can't play a game. It says I need a directx 8.1 or above to be able to play. I downloaded it and installed it and everything, but the directx file is empty, and I still can't play the darn game.

Megan
September 12, 2005 3:47 PM

I'm running a Windows 2003 server in a Citrix environment and my DirectX is corrupt. I ran the DX test link given by Microsoft -- http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/samples/author/filter/AlphaImageLoader_0.htm -- and my Internet Explorer crashed while the page was opening. Unfortuantely, I need to use IE because the WebConference service that I am trying to join requires me to use that browser.

I called Microsoft - no help. I called Citrix - no help. Do you have any ideas?

rebase0nu
November 3, 2005 1:27 AM

I installed on directx 9.0c and i want to play games but the games wount work it will error report^^

mustafa
November 18, 2005 9:16 AM

is there an alternative to direct x.. coz i am fed up with this..i installed directx 7 then 8 and then 9c.. then back to 8.. some program is always reporting an error..

SnOwSkYeE
November 27, 2005 5:37 AM

i am having a problem uninstall direct 9.0b in my pc..how can i uninstall it...hope ur guys out there can help me ^^

koolhur
November 27, 2005 7:52 PM

i got a problem i just got fear, dawn of war, dawn of war winter assult after having installed the games and installed dx9.0c i double click on the icon for fear and a arrow thing with the hourglass thing appears and stays for 3-5 secs and dispears and nothing happens i looked on my taskmanager and it appears with nothing its like a dead end and the same thing for dawn of war. i reinstalled them 3-5 times and had all my virus stuff off and still nothing. now i had before this a year or so back deleted my rundll32.exe beacuse it got infected by a trojan (which every time i reinstall my rundll32 and delete it a virus one comes back...as well as a persistent se.exe file that stays in my temp file) it may be the virus but ive got tons of games that play fine like hl2 and rome total war and call of dudy 2 but just a few games wont let me play them. i also had to force my comp to play hl2 in dx8.1 beacuse it was so unstable and coppy with it a 9.0c and cod2 is forced into dx7 but when i do the dxdiag it says i got 9.0c? i got xp i got an radion 9550 and i have tryed reinstalling 9.0c with my rundll32 still not deleted and deleted and it doesnt seem to make a differnece PLEASE I BEG YOU HELP ME

Anchanar
December 3, 2005 10:00 PM

Dear Sir,
Rightnow, My PCs have DirectX 9.0b
I can't install DirectX 9.0c.
How can i uninstall DirectX 9.0b ?
Please help me

Thank you very much.

salsa28
December 6, 2005 11:12 AM

well people about installing directX 9.0c I've found the solution:
You need both the 9.0b and 9.0c full versions. both around 30Mb each. Unzip both to respective temp folders. then copy and paste the following from 9.0b to 9.0c:

dxsetup
dsetup32.dll
DSETUP.dll

next you need a direct x uninstaller. i used dx eradicator from majorgeeks.com, bu there are plenty around

once done simply run dxsetup in the 9.0c version (which would be the one you copied before right) and it will install using the files from the folder it is in. and there you go you have installed directx 9.0c.
Check the dxdiag, and you'll se that now your version of directX is 9.0c! The only problem is that I still cannot run Age of Empires 3, cause there's a window saing:
Direct3D initialization failed. Possible causes:
Old or corrupted graphics driver.
Direct3D improperly installed.
Hardware acceleration disabled

So can anyone help
Thanx...

moha
December 17, 2005 9:50 AM

if u cant play sims 2 because u cant install directx 9.0c (the instaler finishes very quickly but u still have the formal version), this is how u fix it:
the problem is service pack 2 (SP2). so if u format your PC, install windows with sp1, install dx9.0(it should work) then upgrade to SP2.
it`s 100% sucses
try it

Paul
December 17, 2005 9:32 PM

You can try DirectX Happy Uninstall, url: www.superfoxs.com

kolkol
December 18, 2005 12:24 PM

here is the link if u wanna uninstall direct x download unzip run reboot
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/DirectX-Eradicator.shtml

scythefalcon
December 26, 2005 3:30 PM

im having the same problem...
i cant format my computer and install dx9.0c there because i would lose my files....

i really think microsoft should do something about this

ps post if you know and more ways

annon
January 5, 2006 11:05 AM

Firstly, the comment about removing the key using regedit - nice idea, but you're not deleting it, you're just removing any data of its existance. Doing this will end up filling your harddisk with junk that you'll never delete.

Secondly, yes, I've got the same issue, but Microsofts history has always been bad when it comes to support / fixing bugs etc. Knowing this, it's only wise to be able to backup (to CD / DVD / linux server) incase you should ever find yourself in need.

Finally, how many people have said "I've got the same problem, please help", although about 10 different suggestions as to how to remove it have already been given. Read other peoples posts before touching the keyboard and if you've got to say something, try adding something to the discussion rather than "it's not working for me either".

ArcanoiD
January 10, 2006 2:32 PM

Hi! M
My pc have direct x 9.0c;
and my problem ? just opening the winamp for listen mp3's but ?'m press the play button and error message appears; bad directsound diriver! (error code;88780078).
thank you very much!

Mitch Taylor
January 17, 2006 9:42 PM

For the WinAmp issues. Go into preferences and go to output and highlight 'waveOut output v2.1...'
if its already selected, then double click on it and check a few settings. Device should be set to the name of your sound card, or 'microsoft sound mapper'. if none of these work, then it might be yor sound card. can you play music through another program. windows media player for instance.

SunFlower
January 23, 2006 6:00 PM

I think i'm on the wrong thing, oh well.

DIReCTX 9.0c installtion.

Where can i go to download all the things i'll need to upgrade my 2000 version-I think- of Windows xp home edition. I have Directx 8.1.

Can anyone give me the links and show me how to install it properly.

Thanks :)

Clinetyme
January 24, 2006 8:57 AM

DO NOT THINK THAT FORMATTING IS THE ANSWER!
i formated my other comp just to see if that theory worked..i put a earlier version of win xp on w/ no service packs...i downloaded direct x 9.0b..everything worked just fine (including doom 3 that i cant play on my other comp because of 9.0c)...i then upgraded my old comp to winxp gold edition w/ service pack 2...the 9.0c over wrote the 9.0b...everything went wacky again.....u would think since microsft is a multi million dollar corp they would fix such a small prob........microsoft bites!

Mr Sing
February 1, 2006 11:50 AM

just to verify salsa28's method, it works. luv ya for that

tom ward
February 12, 2006 7:44 AM

i have accidently deleted my directX beacuse i needed an older version to play my older games how can i get any directx again (espically 6)

KRISTO
February 15, 2006 6:40 AM

i have priblem because i have installed xp sp2 and now i cant install the direct x c version.can you help me?

Bijen Pandit
February 15, 2006 8:35 AM

how to uninstall DirectX

Koichi
February 18, 2006 3:14 PM

alright, this is a recurring problem. I think the guy that first answered this question is right because that same thing happenned to me. And I want to kill microsoft for it
they have made my life hell. Hard to believe I actually stuck with windows... but I can only play my games on pc so ...
Anyways, this DX 9.0c is the problem I think the installation in and of itself is the problem. whoever uses directx should definetely avoid two things. 1. auto updates. and 2. Updating directx pas version 8.1 al the 9s suck ass and are not worth updating to.

Tim
February 25, 2006 1:12 PM

I have agree with the last guy that said D9's suck ass! We were given an AMD ahthalon 850 pcu w/ME.We downloaded a shrek game,from wal-mart, for my son. After installing the D9 that came with the game,my screen turned total blue! Tried several fixes,none have worked! Have tried to start in safe mode,just get grey screen with the words safe mode in all four corners of screen!The only thing I can do is hit ctrl/alt/del. the computer restarts goes through scan disk,then screen turns totally blue, with no error messages. Go figure?

matt
February 26, 2006 12:19 PM

my computer has directx 9.0c installed on it but I want to install my sonar 2.0 program on it but it wont let you unless you have directx 8.1 how do I get the sonar program installed? should i uninstall directx 9.0? and if so how?

Robert
March 1, 2006 7:53 PM

yea my computer upguard to XW SP2 then I install DirectX 9.0c. my computer report

Please enable Direct3D acceleration. You can do this by starting dxdiag and enabling Direct3D Acceleration in the Display1/2 tab after installing DirectX 8.1b (or later) and the latest drivers for your graphics card.

Melchor
March 13, 2006 2:35 AM

i have solved the problem!!!!
Actually, it is very very easy. All you have to do is follow these steps(I got this from EA technical Support)

1. Forget about it.
2. Find a new hobby.
3. Microsoft sucks so dont try to fix their stuff.
4. The only problem is your brain, if you try to forget about it and find a new interest in life that does not involve this stupid DirectX, you will be OK.....

jonathanvu
March 19, 2006 4:40 PM

ummm.. yeah.. guy... but you haven't tell me how to uninstall the direct X yet.

Leo
March 19, 2006 4:44 PM

Read the article you just commented on.

bibble
March 21, 2006 11:47 PM

The service pack for windows 2003 server (Sp1) removes direct music! WHY? way to go Microsoft! now i cant run any applications that use direct music.. of which i have several. :

ajay
April 11, 2006 9:41 AM

how can we uninstall directx

Kornel
April 15, 2006 1:58 PM

If you want to uninstall DirectX, just RE-INSTALL your computer(by deleting everything). After that you can download DirectX at www.microsoft.com!

nate
April 16, 2006 8:27 PM

hi, i am having problems with my computer i try to play a game then my computer locks up and it makes a noise i heard its a problems with direct x and windows service pack 2. is anybody else having this same issue? if so has anybody found a fix for it?
please let me know thaks.

Richard Guernsey
April 25, 2006 8:54 PM

Of COURSE you can uninstall direct x

http://www.superfoxs.com/

puneet
April 29, 2006 7:09 AM

Hey Richard Thanx so much. Lemme check if the software works. Lemme know if u r in some problem. Mebbe i know it's solution.

metom
May 2, 2006 9:07 AM

All of this comment only a stupid people
doesn't give solution just flame the problem
pif pif pif

war
May 6, 2006 6:57 PM

FROM ANOTHER FORUM

Dead easy, just tell windows that the current version installed is a
lower version.

Regedit

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SOFTWARE
Microsoft
DirectX
Version
For 9.0c I have a version number of 4.09.0000.0904
Change it to 4.08.0000.0904 and windows (and direct X installers) will believe you
have directX 8 installed.

I had directX 9.0B installed and 9.0c refused to install until I pulled
this trick on it.

Xocyll

worked for me

Lewis
May 23, 2006 6:29 AM

It's not fair!I have had Rome:Total War for 6 months and when I played it, it worked fine but a few months ago i uninstalled it. Now i installed it back and installed directx off the microsoft site but when i click to play it it says it cannot find directx. I went on to dxdiag.exe and it said my version ws not found .I keep installing it againand again but it wont work and comes up with taht same Rome:Total War could not find directx error message
I have tried to uninstall and install with theses programmes but nothing works.
Please can you help me because I really want to play this again.

Jason
June 4, 2006 8:14 PM

War's Regedit trick worked like a charm for me. Thanks

Ejike
June 10, 2006 3:26 AM

i tried the Regedit method, but when i try installing direct x 9.0c, it will say that the components are already installed and ready to be used. i don't know wat to do again.............

Timelord
June 13, 2006 4:42 PM

For the Regedit method, the line above Version is InstalledVersion. Its a binary number, you have to modify the 09 to 08

Mike
June 28, 2006 9:50 PM

hi Leo. i had the same problem i tried your method of modifying the numbers but it still says the same thing

sarah
June 28, 2006 11:17 PM

hey everyone
i just go sims 2 and i installed directx 9.0c and it stills says i have 9.0b on mi com when i go 2 play the sims and thus doesnt wokr italso says that it had it on the cd but fails to work when i clik yes to get it i am so stuk and reallllllly wana play this game

Jolutti
July 28, 2006 5:25 AM

Well I had Need for Speed Most wanted, I uninstalled the operating system I then installed direct x 9.0b, Every time I try opening the game it gives me some direct x error! Even if you try installing direct x 9.0c the installation process will finish without installing direct x 9.0c.So I followed the war's posting and it worked.

Ps:We need more people like you in this world.

Tibor
August 9, 2006 1:17 AM

Hi All,

I had soundcard problem, I mean DirecSound Driver problem from last night. Nothing really installed, I've just received this error:

DirectSound output v2.2.1 error Bad DirectSound driver. Please install proper drivers or select another device in configuration. Error code:
88780078

Do you think guys, DirectX reinstallation solves my problem?

Sol
August 17, 2006 12:34 PM

Hi all, I finally got this thing to work and it's not as easy as it usually is. First you do not need to uninstall DX9.0b at all. Just hit this link http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/xpsp2.html and download the standalone version of Service Pack 2 released August 2006. Believe me, even if your windows CD says SP2 already, you need this. Install this service pack and voila "regedit" now says DX version 9.0c. And this new service pack also improves the computer functionality. Check it out everybody.

delta
August 18, 2006 4:11 PM

Why don't WAR's idea work for me? Do you have to restart the computer first?
I got the same damn problem.
I might try Sols idea coz my SP2 is beta

Rob Pollington
August 20, 2006 9:50 AM

how to uninstall direct x 9

Skinzaholic
August 22, 2006 1:15 PM

This worked for me. Its for an EA game but should work on others also.

http://support.ea.com/cgi-bin/ea.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_sid=4JvzuKfi&p_lva=8699&p_li=&p_faqid=11140&p_created=1132616866

simon.lex
August 27, 2006 2:11 PM

biiiig thanx to "Rob Pollington"
for ur post... =))
This worked for me too. (second part of solution)

http://support.ea.com/cgi-bin/ea.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_sid=4JvzuKfi&p_lva=8699&p_li=&p_faqid=11140&p_created=1132616866

simon.lex
August 28, 2006 8:19 AM

biiiig thanx to "Skinzaholic" (not to Rob Pollington..sori..)
for ur post... =))
That worked for me too. (second part of solution)

mohit
September 3, 2006 3:31 AM

hello sir how r u ? i just wanted to know that whenever i try to play "moto gp urt 3" game on my computer i got the following error : D3D9.DLL FILE is linked to missing export DDRAW.DLL:DdEntry18 . 'A device attached to the system is not functioning.' and it seems like i am facing this problem because of directx. do u know the solution to this problem. u will be of great help to me. please reply.

kareemshaik
September 12, 2006 1:32 PM

hello sir, i have installed moto gp urt 3 with directx 9.0c. when i started the game it is showing this error D3DERR_NOTAVAILABLE. Can u help me out asap.

Gustavo Hassan
October 4, 2006 2:42 PM

Worked for me too. GREAT !

ufuk
October 19, 2006 9:07 PM

indir

sharp
November 6, 2006 9:36 AM

please help me!

vivek
November 17, 2006 10:40 AM


please help can't update directx9_b to 9_c

Matt
December 8, 2006 10:57 PM

How do i uninstall DirectX C?

linuxis better
December 17, 2006 6:12 PM

you install linux because it doesnt have stupid windows problems :O)

ss
December 19, 2006 7:05 AM

i have installed directx 9c, however when i run dxdiag.. it shows directx 9b... now how do i un-ins tall directx 9b orupgrade it to directx 9c. i cannot run a lot of my games lord of the rings 2, caesar 4 etc...i am using windows xp.

Matt
January 5, 2007 2:18 PM

Um, I went and tried to do what leo posted, using the regedit... and I accedentally deleted the microsoft folder instead of the directx folder in the folder. The only good thing is that it cut me off and said i couldnt delete a few of the folders. What should I do?

Majestico
January 11, 2007 1:46 PM

Yea i just wanted to know why when ever i go to play diablo 2 the menu screws up and all that i can see is a bunch of flashing pixels, its really pissing me off and im sure its directx

Thanks.

hammaad
February 11, 2007 11:12 PM

Dear Sir,
I am trying to install need for speed carbon and it keeps coming up with a message saying that i need a higher version of direct x, though i have got the latest verion 9.0c. I dont know what to do can you help me out.
Thanks

florence
March 4, 2007 12:35 PM

why dony u try 'DirectX Eradicator'? i have the same prb.. and to be honest..i havent tried it myself.just broadly speaking.

kene
March 16, 2007 5:18 PM

After hours of frustration, I have just used the Anonymous tip for removing directx 9 and it worked, thank you, thank you very much

amhmha
March 22, 2007 5:28 AM

this problem drive me crazy

C
March 31, 2007 5:55 PM

I did as suggested to uninstall/remove Dx9c. It 'appears' to have worked as dxdiag now shows nothing listed for DirectX. The problem is I cannot install ANY direct X!

Ramz
April 5, 2007 1:50 AM

have installed directx 9c, however when i run dxdiag.. it shows directx 9b... now how do i un-ins tall directx 9b orupgrade it to directx 9c.i am using windows xp.

ishan
April 10, 2007 12:39 AM

have installed directx 9c, however when i run dxdiag.. it shows directx 9b... now how do i un-ins tall directx 9b orupgrade it to directx 9c. i cannot run a lot of my games lord of the rings 2, caesar 4 etc...i am using windows xp.

derive
April 13, 2007 8:46 AM

via www.ozzu.com/ftopic33122.html


fwd of a post..

I HAVE A SOLUTION!!!!

Well it worked for me anyway.

You need both the 9.0b and 9.0c full versions. both around 30Mb each. Unzip both to respective temp folders. then copy and paste the following from 9.0b to 9.0c:

dxsetup

dsetup32.dll

DSETUP.dll

next you need a direct x uninstaller. i used dx eradicator from majorgeeks.com, bu there are plenty around

once done simply run dxsetup in the 9.0c version (which would be the one you copied before right) and it will install using the files from the folder it is in. and there you go you have installed directx 9.0c.

pls email at camomanliveshere@hotmail.com to tell me if it worked for you, since i wanna know if i fluked it for sum crazy reason

Happy playin, and of course I take no responsibility if anything happens to your system (I have to say that dont I) due to using this fix. Im still happily playin and since the original post i made i have had people email me saying it works for them to without problems.

Cam

gabrielle
May 22, 2007 7:32 PM

i am installing a game and it requires me higher version of directx. i did download the latest version of directx.. but how do i install it?

saurav
June 4, 2007 6:13 AM

After i install directx 9.0c.The dialog says setup is completed balthough directx is not installed. Anybody if helped will be appreciated.

roKe™
June 9, 2007 3:36 AM

I cannot play Need for Speed Carbon and the problem caused by not meeting the system requirement of the game. I already checked other system requirements and i noticed that my directX version is not updated (My current directx ver. is 9.0b) However, i tried to install/update to directx 9.0c but after installing and I'd checked dxdiag still the same version found. I'v already search for any possible solutions to solve this problem and it drives me crazy (hehe..) anywy, if there's any possible solution.. I really need your help (indeed) and to all NFS gamers out there! Let's solve this ONE! thanks^^

camilo-col
July 1, 2007 10:08 AM

for the need for speed carbon thing,"directx 0", a friend just told me to change the compatibility mode from the setup.exe to windows 2000, know i'm installing the game, good luck with that.

jalal
July 20, 2007 4:22 AM

hi.. i have just bought the games.. TORRENTE3 THE PROTECTOR and pirates of the caribbean.. i installed the TORRENTE game first then i played it for little time then i insatalled other game... when switching back to Torrente3 game back, it gives some kinda direct x 8.1 error written in spanish but i can only read the error of direct x8.1... though i have installed directx 9.0c..
any reason for this problem, thought game is also released in 2007????

i need help...
jalal!

flower
August 8, 2007 1:35 AM

What I open a game to me chuch a board ` please enable Direct3D acceleration . You can do this by starting dxdiag and enabling Direct3D acceleration in the display 1/2 tab after installing DirectX 8.1b (or later) and the latest drivers for your graphics card ` I go to star-run-dxdiag-display but to me can`t enable acceleration . Please help my!!! Write to me please!!!

jithendra
September 4, 2007 12:49 AM

I also have the same problem of not being able to install directx 9c,dx diag shows directx 9b even after running 9c installer.Please help me.

Luna
September 11, 2007 5:28 PM

I just installed the newest DirectX End-User Runtime which released on 7-31-07, but when I tried to play the Sims2, the game crashed quickly. Please help me.

David
September 18, 2007 6:59 AM

Hi I have preoblem with DirectX 9.0c latest 2007 edition butthe thing is when I want to install it it actually install but don't install. Confusing? Well it says that it's installed and I click FINISH button but nothing like I idn't installed it I tried older version but same thing please what to do?

Jim
November 30, 2007 5:02 PM

I got Portal, and i need DirectX 8,
i got nine, and it didnt work, i deleted i, but i dont think its gone...

GuyInNeedOfHelp
December 9, 2007 6:22 AM

I need help.. I just bought A new graphic cards today, Radeon 9550/X1050 Series, I try to play The Sims 2 Bon Voyage but an error message comes out saying it has failed to find any directX 9 compatible with my graphics adapter.. please help me..

Bikesh
December 14, 2007 10:04 PM

hey guys i slso had the problem with directx 9c so i was not able to play the game . But now i have successfully installed it and the game ran.here's how i did it.first you must have both the install folder of 9c and 9b . then open the 9b folder and copy the two files with extension of .dll and paste it to 9c folder. it will ask to replace , u press yes..then also copy the reg.file from 9b....Atlast ,, again run the setup from the 9c folder where u have paste the new file..check it out at run>dxdiag after u installed 9c.Yop u will have installed the 9c.
enjoy...

ash
March 17, 2008 5:34 AM

cannot play Need for Speed Carbon and the problem caused by not meeting the system requirement of the game. I already checked other system requirements and i noticed that my directX version is not updated (My current directx ver. is 9.0b) However, i tried to install/update to directx 9.0c but after installing and I'd checked dxdiag still the same version found. I'v already search for any possible solutions to solve this problem and it drives me crazy (hehe..) anywy, if there's any possible solution.. I really need your help (indeed) and to all NFS gamers out there! Let's solve this ONE! thanks^^

mulgeta
May 11, 2008 6:12 AM

i dont play a need for speed most wanted
i told:my directx is be 9 or higher
i have a directx 9
please halp me

ataraxia
July 27, 2008 4:18 PM

Thanks, Leo, for completely breaking my DirectX with your stupid Idea of deleting the Registry Key. Now the installer from MS can't run at all, and I can't play any games. Even my 2-d desktop graphics are choppy, although I am running a high end 512MB video card *sigh*

I don't recall ever suggesting such a thing. The article you commented on certainly doesn't mention it.

-Leo

Vundo
October 16, 2008 12:02 AM

Hey Leo, I got a question about Direct X. I probably installed an illegal direct X 10 from a website and when I want to install XP Codec it says that I have to install Direct 7.0 or Higher??????? So, how can I delete this Direct X to install a new one from Microsoft official website??

Vundo
October 16, 2008 12:08 AM

It's me again, when I Run... "dxdiag" it appears Direct X 10 successfuly and I ran all the Direct X tests and all of them worked proparly. So I am not comfortable about it from XP Codec is telling me Direct X 7 or Higher and I got Direct X 10 so please answer ASAP.

nocturneleaf
November 19, 2008 4:22 PM

leo...are you sure you can't downgrade directx 9.0c? cuz 9.0c is the crappiest piece of $#@! I have ever seen, cuz it can't play games that need 9.0 (such as GTA SA)

perfect uninstaller
December 18, 2008 5:12 PM

To completely and easily uninstall directX, you don't need to " re-install the operating system" .Even more,you do not have to delete it manually.
Try this tool:Perfect-Uninstaller.
Enjoy One-click uninstall now!

phils
January 7, 2009 8:03 PM

I just Perfect-Uninstaller but DirectX didn't eve show up in the list of applications to be removed. I promptly uninstalled Perfect-Uninstaller.

Fakehater27
January 27, 2009 1:39 PM

You should never have to but if u get dinput or dinput 8 errors when trying to run a game do this

u most likely installed a keyboard or other hid usb device recintly that messed it up the key is to find out what one and uninstall all the old ones and new ones then reinstall so u have no old or currupt drivers my case was a keyboard on my friends computer

bill gates team offerd no help unless i pay an insane hourly fee my reply to that is get a real job and create things that work lol

i tryed all these sloppy geloppy answers that are no better then anything bill gates can create himself including direct x and his shi**y A$$ direct x tool in the run command

victor
March 14, 2009 4:34 PM

leo....i dont really understand all of the terminologies and how they work but i have a matrox millenium g200 and i need the driver(i think the driver allows it to more better...doesnt it?) i cant play any games..i cant even play helo1 ..i really need help...do i just need a better graphics card or is it just that it doesnt have a driver?..and how do i know how much memory my graphics card...btw..is the graphics card and the video card the same?..please help with all of my question
thanks

salem80
April 25, 2009 1:15 PM

After i install directx_aug2008_redis
i can't start 3DMark at anyway the program freeze before start..
i can't back to previous version of directx..

john
September 22, 2009 4:09 AM

hey, this way of deleting is extremely UNSAFE for window XP as i tested, u cant re-install ANY directx after u deleted your main directx from HKEY_local_machine, don't try it if you don't know what are you doing.

Bill
November 7, 2009 3:15 AM

I got an error message when I started Modern Warfare - World At War, stating there was an unrecoverable error with DIrectX. I'd previously played this game ok. I tried starting the game a few times, with the same error. Since that didn't work, I downloaded the latest version of DirectX (just in case). Tried to install it, but eceived message that it wouldn't install, as I already had the latest version. Fullishly, after checking on Google, I followed instructions to delete DirectX from my Registry (stupidly, I didn't make a copy first). No matter what I do, I can't install DirectX. I've even tried loading my XP disc, but get told my current operating system is newer ! Any suggestions ?

msm
December 20, 2009 5:32 PM

hi i install directx 9. but my multimedia Advertising on msn.com do not work. before it work with ie6 but when i install ie8 it do not work at all. i have xp sp3. why.

o_kakos_manolis
June 6, 2010 1:50 AM

my dx diagnose tool says that the version of dx is not found

is that a problem and how do i correct it ??

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