Help with DX

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    Help with DX

    I have directx installed on the system, but when i ry to fun programs it keeps saying Error, cannot init Direct3D.

    I tried installing and reinstalling DX but it's still not working =(

    Anyone have any suggestions?


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    That's most likely a problem with the program, not the DirectX installation. I'm guessing that when the program fails when it tries to create the D3DDevice or something. It handles the error by displaying that message box and then exiting.
    Don't quote me on that... ...seriously

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    I dunno maybe... That makes me worry cause its a program from the book i just bought, maybe i'll be making a return (Beginning DirectX 9).

    My game that always used to work does'nt work anymore either though, Counter-Strike.

    Somethings wrong i just cant figure out what.
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    If well tested games like Counter-Strike are not working then I change my previous statement. Now it sounds like the DirectX installation has a problem. You might try uninstalling DirectX and installing DirectX (9). Make sure you are installing the End-User Runtime which I'm guessing you are.
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    How do i uninstall it though? I cant seem to find where to do that
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    Simply put, you don't uninstall DirectX. Run dxdiag and do the full diagnostics, it has helped me a couple times in the past. Also, update your video drivers and make sure you have DirectX 9.0c from the Microsoft Website, installing DirectX off a game/driver CD can have errors with the CD, just easier to eliminate that being a possible cause. You can always just install over it with the web version.

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    dxdiag says everythings fine ???

    I'm confused =P
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    Grab DirectX 9.0c from microsoft.com and install it, even if you think you have that version already. Also double check your drivers are up to date.

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