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Problems with directx 9.0c

By knucklesrocks ·
Hey I figure I can't uninstall directx 9.0c from my computer, so I'm wondering if someone could help me get my hands on some driver updates for my hardware that would support this version of directx.

here is the dxdiag log:

System Information
Time of this report: 2/18/2006, 18:55:30
Machine name: BALTHASAR
Operating System: Windows 2000 Professional (5.0, Build 2195) Service Pack 3
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: TYAN
System Model: S1854 Trinity 400
BIOS: twaNTYAN S1854 Trinity 400 Rev. 1.07
Processor: Intel Celeron processor, ~560MHz
Memory: 320MB RAM
Page File: 198MB used, 575MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINNT\W2KSYS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: /PackageInstall
DxDiag Version: 5.03.0001.0904 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: Several files (gameenum.sys, ks.sys, stream.sys, etc.) are incorrectly installed in the Windows folder and should be deleted.
Display Tab 1: Hardware-accelerated Direct3D 9 is not available because the display driver does not support it. You may be able to get a newer driver from the hardware manufacturer. Direct3D 7 test results: The tests were cancelled before completing. Direct3D 8 test results: Failure at step 1 (Loading Direct3D DLL): HRESULT = 0x80004005 (Generic failure) Direct3D 9 test results: Display driver does not support API (DDI version too low)

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by knucklesrocks In reply to Problems with directx 9.0 ...

Display Devices
Card name: Magnum/Xpert 128/Xpert 99
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: Rage128 GL (AGP)
DAC type: Internal DAC (350Mhz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5246&SUBSYS_00041002&REV_00
Display Memory: 16.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: ati2dvaa.dll
Driver Version: 5.13.0001.3279 (English)
DDI Version: 7 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 9/27/2001 00:30:16, 297487 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VD n/a
Mini VD ati2mtaa.sys

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by dmiles In reply to Problems with directx 9.0 ...


To reinstall DirectX, place the CD in that has the DirectX that you wish to attempt to install and search that CD. Usually E: or Q: for Dxsetup. Once found, double-click and choose the option to reinstall. We do not recommend that you attempt to install a lower version of DirectX onto a higher version unless it is completely uninstalled.


DirectX is a DirectX extension of the Video and Sound drivers and it is recommended that they not be uninstalled as it could cause additional issues to the computer system.

It is possible that uninstalling DirectX could cause your system not to boot properly if uninstalled. Some video adapters are reliant on DirectX, and when uninstalled or manually deleted, can cause the video card to no longer work.

If you are encountering issues with DirectX it is recommended that you update or reinstall the latest version of DirectX.


Ddraw.dll is dll file associated with Microsoft DirectX Direct Draw and if corrupted or the incorrect version in comparison with the DirectX version existing on your hard disk drive, you can receive errors with this file when attempting to run games or other software.
The most common and prevalent errors are related to video & sound card drivers.

For diagnosing tools, open Windows Explorer and go to the C:\Program Files\DirectX\Setup\ directory. Run the program named Dxdiag.exe. This will give you detailed information for all your drivers and other directx component.

The most common and prevalent errors are related to video & sound card drivers.

If your drivers are not certified, please download or obtain the latest drivers from your card manufactures. This is the number one problem people have with DirectX games. After you have updated your drivers, you must reinstall DirectX

If you are having sound or video problems, you should try reinstalling DirectX from cd

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by TheChas In reply to Problems with directx 9.0 ...

Actually, you can uninstall DirectX.

You just need a 3rd party tool.

The link takes you to DirectX Eradicator.

As to an updated video card driver, you are out of luck.

The latest Windows 2000 driver for the Rage series of ATI GPUs is dated 2001 with support for DirectX8.

Your best overall option would be a newer video card. Sticking with ATI, a Radeon 7000 series would work very nice on your system.


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