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64-bit XP: DirectX "outdated"?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by m0oisnotcool, Sep 24, 2008.

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  1. m0oisnotcool

    m0oisnotcool Thread Starter

    Sep 24, 2008
    I link to several images in this to save time, the images are png format and all roughly 30kb. I have also bolded some sections if you want to skim read.
    Hey, been working on fixing various problems on a PC for a while and have eliminated all of them except this one. It is not affecting the PCs performance (that I know of), but some install packages will not execute due to DirectX being "out of date".
    This problem is a bit weird, because I have done many things to bring the DirectX to 9.0c (bar a format, which I am reluctant to stretch to at the moment).
    (examples of) Things I have done so far:
    Running DirectX 9.0c redistributable package
    -> null-effect, left as is. The install takes 5 seconds, as though the DirectX is already up to date.
    Copied files from a PC with a 'working' version of directX 9.0c
    -> null-effect, used system restore
    Removed directX from the registry and then attempted to reinstall
    -> created more minor problems and did not fix this problem, used system restore. Note: I did not get around to running the directX package executable because this caused an error in the local environment variables that prevented me from running it (which I later corrected). Am almost willing to do this again...
    etc... The list goes on.
    DirectX mentions that it is outdated in DxDiag 32-bit
    In 32-bit mode, it mentions that several DLL files are outdated... the list includes ddraw.dll, d3d8thk.dll, dinput8.dll, dimap.dll, pid.dll, dsound3d.dll, dsdmo.dll, dsdmoprp.dll... (http://img527.imageshack.us/my.php?image=18819249aj4.png).

    When I click "Run 64-bit DxDiag", the errors vanish... (http://img528.imageshack.us/my.php?image=19411909jr1.png and http://img527.imageshack.us/my.php?image=81339944sk1.png).
    I checked the registry, and found that the registry supports what I am seeing in 64-bit DxDiag (http://img527.imageshack.us/my.php?image=80170965pk3.png)...

    Theres only a few problems when running games, particularly some of those that want higher than 8.1, which mostly involves vertexes on models floating out in "infinity". It's the frequency of their occurrence that concerns me more than anything (being in some games one every 3 minutes or so).
    Some exes will not execute (eg CCCP installer) without complaining about the version of directX. CCCP will continue to install, but others will not.
    EDIT:: the error message i receive: "This program installation requires DirectX 9 or later, which is not on your computer. Please go to http://www.microsoft.com/directx to install the latest version of DirectX, and then run this setup again."

    The other specs that dxdiag mentions (as well as their driver version/functionality):
    Display: http://img301.imageshack.us/my.php?image=87330821ym3.png
    Audio: http://img502.imageshack.us/my.php?image=24382473sr9.png

    Anyone got an idea what might be causing this (drivers perhaps?)? A format is out of the question until next year, and I would prefer it if I did not have to config the system the way I like it again. Even radical solutions (that will not disallow a system restore if it goes wrong) are okay by me.

    Thanks in advance. This one has been bugging me for a while :(
  2. m0oisnotcool

    m0oisnotcool Thread Starter

    Sep 24, 2008
    A quick update to my problem (aka a disguised bump) I've had a look on the internet recently and there are several programs to uninstall directx, unfortunately none of them work on 64-bit xp. Is there anyone who can help? :(
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