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Directx 9.0b problems

by izhevsk / May 6, 2004 3:21 PM PDT

When I try to install directx it extracts everything according to plan but when it attempts to copy the files this error message comes up. " The software you are installing has not passed windows logo testing to verify its compatibility with windows XP. The software will not be installed." After that another message pops up, "Directx did not copy a required file."
Then the installation ends. I cant find any other versions of Directx anywhere only 9,0b and it refuses to work. What could be causing this?
Chad

Windows XP
Service Pack 1
Pentium 4 CPU 2.4GHz
256 MB of RAM
Nvidia GForce Fx5200 128 mb

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Re:Directx 9.0b problems
by Cursorcowboy / May 6, 2004 9:28 PM PDT
In reply to: Directx 9.0b problems

The article [Q822798] explains the reason for many error messages received in situations where downloading and installing updates to Windows, its components, installing service packs, or installing a Microsoft or third-party software program and suggest troubleshoot tips for a long list of situations.

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Re:Directx 9.0b problems
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 7, 2004 4:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Directx 9.0b problems

Chad,

Here's another article and fixes along the same lines as Cursorcowboy posted above:

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Re:Re:Directx 9.0b problems
by izhevsk / May 7, 2004 5:28 AM PDT

Thanks Grif but ive tried that with no success. the cmd
feature tells me that The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled divices associated with it. I posted another topic in computer newbies to see what help they can give me but I think that the problem is specific to me like maby in the process of tweaking windows I disabled some important processes or something. and like a newb i have deleted several regestry files to increase performance but ended up screwing the whole shinata or maby it was hijack this but i dont know, all I do know is I wont f*** up another $1400 computer
by thinking I know what im doing. tech classes anyone?

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No need ...
by Kees Bakker / May 7, 2004 6:02 AM PDT

to consider the computer as worthless. It should always be possible to start over with a fresh install of the OS, undoing any tweaks, deletes, virus damage and whatever other cause you're current problem can have.
There is no reason at all why the current release of directx wouldn't install on a pristine Windowx XP machine.

Kees

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Loaded, Bob Proffitt Post A Suggestion In Newbies
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 7, 2004 6:27 AM PDT
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Re:Directx 9.0b problems
by izhevsk / May 7, 2004 8:36 AM PDT
In reply to: Directx 9.0b problems

Alright, thanks guys Ill try that jsi tip again. mabey I did somthing wront the first time.

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