Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional

1 Answer

Can not update DirectX

I have a very weird problem, I have 5 PC in LAN, all of them have DirextX updated to latest version (June 2008).

One of them lately started to give some error while playing games, usually that PC is not used to play games. I soon enough discovered that DirectX, according to DXDIAG, had all files from the original installation (2004).

I ran again DirectX SDK update (june 2008): result no update.

I browsed all possible topics in Microsoft forums about updated failing to install and follow all instructions. No result.

I thought the only solution left was a reformat, so I did. It was with GREAT surprise I discovered the newly installed Windows had the same problem. No driver or software were installed. Only the pure Windows.

All my 5 PCs use the same version of Windows.

So I reformatted again changing Windows version, but the problem still persist, only for that PC.

There are files in the system32 directory that ARE indeed those of June 2008, but DXDIAG doesn't show them and keep presenting the 2004 DirectX configuration.

PC in question is pretty simple:

PIV 3G
1G DDR2
Sound and lAN on board on MB ASUS P5VD2-X
GPU ASUS GeForce 7 256M
DVD ROM

Somebody could think is a DXDIAG problem, but there is the fact that some game go to error and that could be caused by old version of DirectX, even tho I don't exclude the possibility of a DXDIAG problem.

Why only that PC? The other 4 ran the same update, from the same file, and there was nothing wrong.

I did try some drastic method as Directx Unistallers but the result was a disaster, more errors than good.

Windows version installed is with SP2 built in. I did try to install a version with DirectX 2007 built in, and I got the 2007 Directx installed, but can't update further, same problem. It's like the machine keeps holding to the first version installed, whatever that is.

Anyone have any advanced idea about this problem?
Pratically no matter what I do, I can't get this PC back on track, I have been tempted of smashing it but first I am asking you guys.

Thanks in advanced for all help you can give me.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Microsoft Master
  • 2,794 Answers

One thing you might want to try is seeing if there is an update to the graphics card driver. Check with Nvidia for an updated one. Sometimes that will allow the DirectX to load up and sometime the current DirectX will be loaded up in the driver update.

Posted on Jul 03, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to Update DirectX?


If you need the latest DirectX version, the simplest way to update the DirectX on your Windows is download and use the "DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer" from microsoft.com, it provides updates to 9.0c and previous versions of DirectX - the core Windows technology that drives high-speed multimedia and games on the PC.

Download mirror: DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer

Oct 20, 2016 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Where can I get a free download for windows xp 3 ksuser.dll?


The ksuser.dll file is one of many files contained in the DirectX software collection. Since DirectX is utilized by most Windows based games and advanced graphics programs, ksuser.dll errors usually show up only when using these programs.


Resolution
Important Note: Do not download the ksuser.dll DLL file individually from any "DLL download site." There are a number of excellent reasons that downloading DLLs from these sites are never a good idea.

Note: If you've already downloaded ksuser.dll from one of those DLL download sites, remove it from wherever you put it and continue with these steps.

1. Restart your computer if you haven't yet.

The ksuser.dll error might be a fluke and a simple restart could clear it up completely.

2. Install the latest version of Microsoft DirectX. Chances are, upgrading to the latest version of DirectX will fix the ksuser.dll not found error.

Note: Microsoft often releases updates to DirectX without updating the version number or letter so be sure to install the latest release even if your version is technically the same.

Note: The latest version of DirectX should be installed no matter if you're running Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP. The installation may include DirectX10 and DirectX9 files but they run side-by-side without problem on all of these operating systems.

3. Assuming the latest DirectX version from Microsoft doesn't fix the ksuser.dll error you're receiving, look for a DirectX installation program on your game or application CD or DVD. Usually, if a game or other program utilizes DirectX, the software developers will include a copy of DirectX on the installation disc.

Sometimes, though not often, the DirectX version included on the disc is a better fit for the program than the latest version available online.

4. Uninstall the game or software program and then reinstall it again. Something might have happened to the program files that work with ksuser.dll and a reinstall could do the trick.

5. Restore the ksuser.dll file from the latest DirectX software package. If the above troubleshooting steps haven't worked to solve your ksuser.dll error, try extracting the ksuser.dll individually from the DirectX downloadable package.

6. Update the drivers for your video card. While it's not the most common solution, in some situations updating the drivers for the video card in your computer could correct this DirectX issue.

Oct 30, 2012 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service...

1 Answer

How to initialize directx 9 renderer


1. Just install the latest directX 9 @ DirectX 9.0c (Jun 10) download

2. Update your Graphic Cards drivers from the Manufacturers' site.

3. Update your PC/Laptop hardware drivers to the latest versions!

If you have done the above and still cannot cannot use the directx 9 rendering, most probably your graphic card does not support the rendering options.

Hope it helps.

Mar 28, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I install today the least version of messenger11. after i install i cannot open my yahoo messger... it said cannot d3d9.dl cannot locate... i already retry to install but its the same problem what should...


If you've already downloaded d3d9.dll from one of those DLL download sites, remove it from wherever you put it and continue with these steps.
  1. Restart your computer if you haven't yet.

    The d3d9.dll error might be a fluke and a simple restart could clear it up completely.

  2. Install the latest version of Microsoft DirectX. Chances are, upgrading to the latest version of DirectX will fix the d3d9.dll not found error.

    Note: Microsoft often releases updates to DirectX without updating the version number or letter so be sure to install the latest release even if your version is technically the same.

    Note: The latest version of DirectX should be installed no matter if you're running Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP. The installation may include DirectX10 and DirectX9 files but they run side-by-side without problem on all of these operating systems.

  3. Assuming the latest DirectX version from Microsoft doesn't fix the d3d9.dll error you're receiving, look for a DirectX installation program on your game or application CD or DVD. Usually, if a game or other program utilizes DirectX, the software developers will include a copy of DirectX on the installation disc.

    Sometimes, though not often, the DirectX version included on the disc is a better fit for the program than the latest version available online.

  4. Uninstall the game or software program and then reinstall it again. Something might have happened to the program files that work with d3d9.dll and a reinstall could do the trick.

  5. Restore the d3d9.dll file from the latest DirectX software package. If the above troubleshooting steps haven't worked to solve your d3d9.dll error, try extracting the d3d9.dll individually from the DirectX downloadable package.

  6. Update the drivers for your video card. While it's not the most common solution, in some situations updating the drivers for the video card in your computer could correct this DirectX issue.
Applies ToThe d3d9.dll error message could apply to any program that utilizes Microsoft DirectX, most commonly video games. Any of Microsoft's operating systems since Windows 98 may be effected by d3d9.dll and other DirectX issues. This includes Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2000.

Dec 21, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

How do i fix d3d8.dll when it says is missing from ma pc?.


The d3d8.dll file is a component of DirectX.
Reinstall your DirectX or update it to the latest version.

How it helps.

Nov 07, 2010 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

My nvidia 512 9500gt vga card does not support nfs most wanted.there is aerror message to get the direcx 09 or higher where i have already got direct x9


Update your DirectX to the latest(DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010) @ Microsoft Site.

Update your Graphic Card drivers to the latest @ nVidia Site.

If your game does not run after these updates, you should get a better graphic card.

Hope it helps.

Oct 23, 2010 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

D3drm.dll promblem


Go to the following site, copy the d3drm.dll and save it to your c:\windows\system32 folder

Nov 07, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

2 Answers

D3d9,dll needs reinstalled how do i do it


your Dirextx might be corrupt.
Download and nstall the newest version of this at
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2DA43D38-DB71-4C1B-BC6A-9B6652CD92A3&displaylang=en

then restart your computer and you should be good to go.

Nov 03, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

1 Answer

Cant update my direct x version


Hello I think this link will help you
Click here
This is Direct X updater, it is small soft but very usefully. This soft will analyze your PC and download latest DirectX for you.

Sep 06, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Logo

100 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Computers & Internet Experts

micky dee

Level 3 Expert

2635 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18331 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...