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missing dll

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by carltasha, Feb 16, 2003.

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  1. carltasha

    carltasha Thread Starter

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    on another computer I have a missing required dll file , d3d8.dll . so i go to dll world and download the file , unzip and run " regsvr32 d3d8.dll " as instructed . I get " LoadLibray{"d3d8.dll"} failed. GetLastError returns 0x00000485" . now I just did this a few weeks ago but I cant remember how I did it . any help would be nice . it is running win 98 . thanks
     
  2. spaceman_333

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    Hi carl,

    Have you tried to add the file using SFC ( system file checker)?

    Another way might be to drag it into the Windows/System directory.

    Spaceman
     
  3. IMM

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    It's part of the Direct-X v8.1 package. If you have the download of directx81 on your machine you could overinstall directx (I'd delete (or rename) the dll you downloaded first, if I was doing that).

    It could also be bad drivers or a bad app (incompatible with 8.1). What are you trying to start when this happens?
     
  4. carltasha

    carltasha Thread Starter

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    I have never used SFC , I dont even know how to get to it . maby you can help me . edit , I will try getting DX update thanks . Everquest .
     
  5. spaceman_333

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    carl,

    Go to Start / Find / Files and Folders / type in d3d8.dll and enter Find Now. See where/if it shows up. If the only one is the one you just downloaded, then you could drag it from where it is to the Windows/System directory and drop it. This you would do in Windows Explorer.

    If it is already there, then as IMM said....rename the old one before you drag and drop.

    SM
     
  6. carltasha

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    OK ,,,yup ,, DX 9 and its going , thanks , and by the way the drag and drop in the windows/ system is how I did it last time . I think this is better . Thank you both.
     
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