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directx games problem

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by saltydog, Jul 11, 2006.

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  1. saltydog

    saltydog Thread Starter

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    this problem has had me going for a few days any help welcome...
    got a new flatscreen monitor with "just plug it in" instuctions...caused windows xp to lock up 1/2 way though boot.. so put the old monitor back..same problem..tried all tricks to no avail...had to reformat the hard drive and reinstall xp and reactivate..so now we have windows and and vision ....reinstalled drivers off the net for the video card ATI RAdeon 9550..all ok so far until....I wanted to play a couple of games..no joy, start menus appear but after selection of play the screen went blank and an error message appeared (that the .exe file has encountered a problem and the program has shut down etc.. etc..) must be directx I thought ..reinstalled directx ver 9c both off the disk and the latest off the net...still nothing.. it appears to be only the programs that require directx that are affected...and these programs worked perfectly before the reinstall of windows:confused:
    Ive uninstalled and reinstalled the games (hitman blood money, CODII etc etc)
    Ive checked all devices in device manager and all appear to be working Ive been to kellys korner and a few others looking for help!?!? and I hope you guys can point me in the right direction.
    running a pentium4 3.2gig 512meg ram
     
  2. Blink182

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    Howdy saltydog! :)

    Welcome to TSG! (y)

    Anyway,
    Can the driver you downloaded for your video card not support DirectX?
     
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