View Full Version : DirectX doesn't work

04-06-2004, 10:35 AM
i am having more problems with my computer. I cannot run any games, when i start the game it comes up with an error like, cannot use directx, please reinstall directx or check that your display drivers are correct.
I have tryed reinstalling directx agian, and even downloaded it from net (got latest version), i no that the display drivers work as they are the same ones i was using before it screwed up. But in case it was the drivers i tried the latest version, but they still didn't work. I ran C:\program files\directx\dxdiag.exe and tested drectxdraw and that was fine but when i tested directx3d it came up with errors. If it would help I could post what the errors were, but not right now as i am in school at the moment.

04-06-2004, 10:44 AM
Whats your video card?

04-06-2004, 10:59 AM
geforce fx5200

04-06-2004, 11:14 AM
oh,That stops my train of thought dead in its tracks then,...

Have you tried a complete and proper removal of the video card drivers,and then re-installing a set that have been cleared by MS(can never remember what they are called,but there are plenty of unsigned nVidia drivers doing the rounds)

04-06-2004, 11:58 AM
ok i'll try that 2nite

Bam Bam1
04-06-2004, 01:14 PM
Try removing DirectX using a removal tool(I used "DirectX Eradicator") and the card and do a fresh install of both. Befor uninstalling the card make sure you remove the drivers in control panel and if able reset it to a generic MS driver.

I had a similiar problem which actually tracked back to a faulty motherboard (not the news you wanted to hear but check into it) having problems with the graphics card.

04-06-2004, 02:56 PM
I have that vid card myself and directx works perfectly

04-06-2004, 03:34 PM
Of course it does,Thats why you haven't made a thread saying your having issues...

Besides,i doubt it is the card but rather software issues.

Man,Im going to start doing this too,everytime someone says they are using XP,i'll go Hey,i have XP and it works perfectly..]:)

04-06-2004, 05:35 PM
i'll try using the directx remover very soon

04-06-2004, 07:18 PM
hey Metla why not go have another drink..............

04-06-2004, 07:23 PM
Because im still working,and will continue to do so untill round midnight.

04-06-2004, 07:25 PM
Hey Drcspy,Seeing as your online,How about you give me your professional opinion on this celeron package?


04-06-2004, 09:24 PM
thanks for the advice guys, i reinstalled the card and now everything is working. even wit hthe same drivers! Wierd, but thats windows.

05-06-2004, 12:45 AM
> Hey Drcspy,Seeing as your online,How about you give me your professional opinion on this celeron package?

:^O ROFL. Nice one, and superb advice too.