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Error message when trying to start a program

by VERNLULU / February 23, 2004 10:33 PM PST

I am on a desktop using windows 98SE.I just installed a new game, and when I try to play I get the following error messages. "the D3D8.DLL fill linked is missing export DDRAW.DLL:unlock CB" Second error message comes up after I click ok "a device to the system is not functioning." I tried rebooting, looked up all the DLL's and they are listed. Not sure how to fix it. Not in the troubleshooting of the manuel. Thanks in advance for any insight.

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Re:Error message when trying to start a program
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2004 10:42 PM PST

When I see this error, I find and install the last issue drivers for this OS and for the motherboard, video and audio cards. Then I update DirectX.

In short... Update the drivers.


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Re: Error message when trying to start a program
by wingfan62 / September 11, 2004 8:08 AM PDT

I'm having the same problem. Hope someone out there has an idea.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 11, 2004 8:12 AM PDT

Did you update motherboard, video drivers and directx?

If not, why not?


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