...DirectX 6.14 as Winblows XP Pro comes fully equipped out of the box with DirectX9 (C usually).
Use Windows Explorer, and go to Program Files > DirectX > Setup : then double click on "DxDiag" (or file search if you prefer).
After a few seconds, it'll show the version of DirectX you have installed. This doesn't help with your main problem with corrupted downloads, but it removes what you think is causing you problems, and possibly adds a new avenue of solutions.
I would like to know how to upgrade/download a DirectX9 or higher as the version I have is lower, 6.14 I think. I am trying to download OceanDive, and this may be one of the reasons my download was corrupted. Still trying to get that issue resolved.
Windows XP professional, 256 meg ram, 64 meg video card, (my system). I am open to suggestions as the problem with the corrupted download is my system, as others have downloaded this "OceanDive" program from download.com without any problems. Can anyone help me get this issue resolved??? Thank you for your time! sportmom222