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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.
Donna

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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.

Bob

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

Did you update motherboard, video drivers and directx?

If not, why not?

Bob

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