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DirectX download causing fault error

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by lola_4028, Sep 19, 2001.

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  1. lola_4028

    lola_4028 Thread Starter

    Sep 19, 2001
    I'm currently running Windows 98. After uploading a game demo, I was instructed that I'd also need to upload DirectX 7 in order to run the demo. I found the download at Microsoft. After installing DirectX, I keep receiving this message - "Program Name-
    This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down." Under details it states "Program Name- caused a general protection fault in module DDRAW16.DLL at 0006:00001074" etc. etc. etc. I also ran a DirectX diagnostic tool and cannot access Direct Draw. The programs that are affected (Outlook Express, Caesar III, etc) worked fine before. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank You
  2. Corvus


    Jan 5, 2001
    try downloading direct x 8
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