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DXDIAG mystery

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  1. AlbertB

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    I have just got caught up in checking my graphics card setup thanks to an old thread here! :rolleyes: Card is ATI Rage Fury Pro/Xpert 2000, driver is Win2k 5.13.0001.3279, reported as the most up to date fully released and supported display driver for Win2k on ATI site. DirectX 8 and OpenGL support are included. I have DirectX v9.0b installed.

    I ran DXdiag and it showed me with files missing and recommended a reinstall. So I did the obvious and redownloaded and reinstalled it. The same files are still showing as missing! :mad: They are reported as:

    Microsoft.DirectX.Direct3D.dll
    Microsoft.DirectX.DirectDraw.dll
    Microsoft.DirectX.DirectInput.dll
    Microsoft.DirectX.DirectPlay.dll
    Microsoft.DirectX.DirectSound.dll
    Microsoft.DirectX.AudioVideoPlayback.dll
    Microsoft.DirectX.Diagnostics.dll
    Microsoft.DirectX.dll

    Can anyone shed some light as to what is going on here?
     
  2. Elvandil

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    I'd suggest running DirectX Eradicator. It is the only one of many DirectX uninstallers that runs outside of Safe Mode, cleanly removes files and registry entries, and leaves a clean place for a reinstallation. I uninstalled 9.0b with it, reverted to 8.1, and then reinstalled 9.0b (in an effort to get a game to work). Dxdiag showed no errors after using it.

    http://www.freewebs.com/firecat/
     
  3. AlbertB

    AlbertB Thread Starter

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    Problem solved! Many thanks for the advice and for the link to DirectX Eradicator Elvandil. It removed cleanly, then a fresh download and install and all is well. Strange though, I can find no reference to those missing files at all now. They are not reported in DXDiag either as missing or present! Oh truly how mysterious are the ways of M$. :D
     
  4. Elvandil

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    Glad to hear it. Isn't that a great piece of software? Its best feature is its ability to clean the registry of false entries and do it completely.
     
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