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.
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.