My system got screwed by DirectX 8.1

JayDeeAr

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Sep 10, 2001
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Well, not totally screwed, but it's giving me a headache and I am not quite sure how to solve it.

I installed DX 8.1 (Build 648) some time ago and it was working just fine. I thought I could just continue using it until a new build pops up somewhere or Microsoft releasing the final version. God was I wrong.

A couple of days ago it totally started acting up. Every time I run an application using DirectDraw it will tell me "This pre-release version of DirectX has expried, please upgrade to the newest version from http://www.microsoft.com/directx", but the newest version there is 8.0a, so that would be more of a downgrade.

Of course I tried if that would solve my problem, but it doesn't. DXdiag still says it's version 8.1. Hell, it didn't even ask me to reboot after I installed it - normally there's is like no way around that, if you you try :)

Help is greatly appreciated.
 

rky60

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You could install beta build 682 (www.abitboy.com has it), that should fix it. Or you could try a Dx uninstaller, which is what i did for that very same problem. Or you could reformat which is what i did several days after using the Dx uninstaller. I forget where i got the Dx uninstaller from, i'm sure someone will know. Anyone?
 

JayDeeAr

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Sep 10, 2001
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Wasn't DX 8.1 scheduled to be released before August? Thanks for the link man, I'll try that out. I wanna refrain from using one of those infamous DX-uninstallers though, as I like my system working :)
 

Grant

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I was having the same problem and beating my head against the wall didn't help.

Thanks for the help