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Discussion in 'Games' started by Royalshockey, Oct 10, 2003.

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  1. Royalshockey

    Royalshockey Thread Starter

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    I don't want to make this long and confusing, but here is my problm. I used to be able to play any games on my computer. However, recently, I've been getting errors like make sure you have directx 8.1 or higher installed, well i know i do. I was able to play command and conquer Generals before, now when I play it gives me this error. Could something be wrong with my video card?? Could it be the Ram in my video card by any chance?? if so, how could I clean that up??

    Dave

    please feel free to email me about this also......

    [email protected]
     
  2. WarC

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    Download the latest version of DirectX. That'll more than likely solve all your problems.
     
  3. Royalshockey

    Royalshockey Thread Starter

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    ok, i tried downloading the new directx from microsoft's website, now here is another problem I am having I forgot to mention. Whenever I add a new game program onto my computer, the boot process takes forever, so restart the machine and go through step by step confirmation. Here i see, as Windows attempts to update files this appears........

    Windows could not upgrade the file %1 from %2
    %1: %2

    this same thing happenned after i downloaded and installed the new Directx.

    Also I at least thought I had a newer directx from being installed by certain games, but when I run dxdiag i get this .......

    Warning: It appears that the installed version of Directx (4.09.00.0902)is newer than the version of DxDiag (4.08.00.0400) some information repoert may be innacurate you should use a newer version dxdiag.. Where do I find a new DxDiag... and what could this and all the information I included above mean???

    Dave
     
  4. scmazter

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    I'll just say my favourite thing to say, u might have a virus.
    Run housecall and see if it turns up with anything.

    I don't think u need a new dxdiag program, because I have directx9, with no problems.
    Did you recently install any new hardware or software or windows update?
     
  5. Royalshockey

    Royalshockey Thread Starter

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    I really should have looked into that before, I get intermittent errors when logging in. However, I did the housecall scan, and nothing showed up, I have norton internet security with firewall, and whenever I do my virus scan there, it seems to get stuck after it goes through 37,000 files, just seems to stop all the time in my c/hp/bin maybe there's just a large amount of items for it to search through......but i'm really beginning to get frustrated with this, thinking of doing the fdisk reformat and recovery process
     
  6. Dr3w

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    yah that might be your best bet just reformat, reformatting is good anyways i try to reformat every couple months although i havent in a while cause im playing a game (simcity4) and if i reformat ill lose all my saved files. But yah reformatting definitly sounds good
     
  7. scmazter

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    dr3w, you can just back those up onto a cd rom.

    Royalshockey, wat errors do you exactly get?
     
  8. Rollin' Rog

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  9. Royalshockey

    Royalshockey Thread Starter

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    thank you very much for these links, they helped allot :D
     
  10. Rollin' Rog

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    You're welcome, glad to hear it :)
     
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