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games not working after windows re-install

After re-install of windows XP Pro, games won't work on my system, i get messages like: 'directX error' Please make sure you have directX 8.1 or higher installed. Also verify that your graphics card meets the minimum requirements; and Error 22: a critical error has occurred while initiating DirectDraw.

I have a geforce 6800 GT and directx 9 installed so i dont think theres a problem there...

There was an error during installation of windows XP PRO that said: 'unregmp2.exe - Entry point not found(in the blue bar at the top, then) The procedure entry point GETIUMS could not be located in the dynamic link library MSDART.DLL. everytime i pressed ok to this msg, it came up again.

can anyone help?

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Did you?

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Fetch all the drivers from each maker of motherboard, video, audio cards, install them and then update DirectX? Such work is NOT done by Microsoft so you get to do all this.

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installed all drivers

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i have installed all the drivers from the cds provided and im pretty sure they will be pretty recent ones because its pretty recent hardware

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My experience is that any driver on CD is...

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Out of date.

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ok ill try, thnx for help, but there are other errors like pages online and offline having problems scrolling up and down, and when iv restarted system a few times, it freezes when detecting the hard drives..

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