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Direct X Registry File Missing

I called Microsoft because Direct X would not update to 9. After following their instructions, the registry file is now missing. When I called back, they told me to run Selective Startup under msconfig and restart. They said it would show back up but it hasn't. They won't help anymore! The folder is not there when you run regedit. I tried to install from the discs that came with the computer but it's not on there. I really don't want to reinstall the OS. They said that it should've fixed the problem. Please help!

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  • RBaggio13 May 01, 2008

    XP Home Edition SP2

    Pentium 4 Mobile
    2.2Ghz
    2GB Ram

  • RBaggio13 May 01, 2008

    Will any files like pictures or text documents be affected?

  • RBaggio13 May 01, 2008

    I went ahead and did the restore back to Thurs. of last week which was the farthest back I could go. It still doesn't show up when I run dxdiag. It shows as not found. I also checked regedit and the folder isn't there either. This is looking bad for me.

  • RBaggio13 May 01, 2008

    No version of Direct X was found when running dxdiag. Not even 8.

  • RBaggio13 May 01, 2008

    I got it back in 2003 so, unfortunately, I do not recall if it was SP1 or 2 preinstalled. I believe I do have the XP cd.

  • RBaggio13 May 02, 2008

    I have the reinstallation cd which is actually service pack 1 xp home edition. So I definitely upgraded to SP2, not preinstalled. And the key looks to be on the bottom of my laptop.

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Hi RB - What operating system are you running please?

Posted on May 01, 2008

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    Jeffrey Pemberton May 01, 2008

    I want you to do a system restore. Go to start>programs>accessories>system tools>system restore. Choose a date before you tried to update your Direct X. If you tried to do it yesterday, pick a restore point two days ago. You can understand what I mean. Click next and it will proceed attempting the retore. You'll see a meter on your screen then your pc will reboot and it will say if the restore was successful. When it says it was ( it will ) just say ok and exit.



    When that is done, I want you to go to Start>run. In the run box, type dxdiag When the diagnostic screen comes up, towards the bottom it will the version of DirectX you have. When you get that far, you can close that down. Then just add a comment to THIS post telling me all went well and what the dxdiag said.



    We'll proceed from there. We'll hook you up. Don't worry.



    Jeff

  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 01, 2008

    Nope. Only thing that will be affected are any Windows updates that were installed or software you installed. You can look at the date and see what was installed on that date. For instance, you can look at yesterday in the restore feature and if nothing was installed it will just say system restore point.



    Jeff

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    Jeffrey Pemberton May 01, 2008

    Didn't it at least show Direct X 8 ?

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    Jeffrey Pemberton May 01, 2008

    I duppose this pc came with Win XP SP2 installed huh? So there's no chance you did the upgrade from SP1 to SP2 ? And I suppose there's no chance you have the Win XP cd? ( no - I'm not thinking about reinstalling the OS ).

  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 01, 2008

    Ok. There's several ways to go about this. Let me know for sure if you have your XP cd and the key for it. This will determine where we start. Don't worry, I'm NOT going to suggest a reinstall. I haven't suggested that to even one person yet. I'll be waiting. Thanks.



    Jeff

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Warning messages may be displayed when the computer is restarted, since the threat may not be fully removed at this point. You can ignore these messages and click OK. These messages will not appear when the computer is restarted after the removal instructions have been fully completed. The messages displayed may be similar to the following:

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  5. In the right pane, delete any values associated with the worm.


  6. Exit the Registry Editor.

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