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post #11 of 21
run the latest release twice... the first one will tell you it's installed... and exit... the second will prompt you to replace it...

reinstalling the latest service pack is a good way to fix general errors like this too
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Please, for your own sake, I would never trust such utility especially from softpedia which is known to have "nice on paper" applications. DirectX9 is part of Windows, it's not like it's an add-on software or driver, the OS comes with it, and the only thing you do is update it...
    
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I need a little help with figuring out how to uninstall DX9, as it seems to be a problem at the moment and I want to re-install.
What is the problem that you're having with DirectX anyway?

If your issue is being unable to run a certain game that requires DirectX 9c then reinstalling DirectX, even if it were possible, wont help as your current X850 graphics card only supports up to DirectX 9b.
post #14 of 21
Exactly, your problem is not DirectX related at all, it's either your drivers or the video card, DirectX has nothing to do with it. Do not proceed to the uninstallation of DirectX, I'm sure it will corrupt your whole OS, and this time, it will hardly be repairable and yes you will be forced to reformat.
    
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It is physically impossible to remove DirectX simply due to the fact that it is integrated into the very API of the operateing system.
Use Server, it has no DX. You need to install it
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Use Server, it has no DX. You need to install it
As far as I know, once DirectX is installed from fresh or updated it cannot be rolled back or uninstalled completely once its been integrated into the operateing system.
post #17 of 21
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As far as I know, once DirectX is installed from fresh or updated it cannot be rolled back or uninstalled completely once its been integrated into the operateing system.
I can still get it out of mine, manually though. But its not that hard to do so.
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First off, the card I'm using in this specific system is not my sig rig card, its an AGP 6200A, which is DX9c... and as the link I provided shows (but I'll copy and paste a little), I ran "dxdiag" and came up with a few errors that seem to be DirectX related, although I'm not positive about it. The errors read:

Direct3D 8 test results: Failure at step 32 (User verification of Direct3D rendering): HRESULT = 0x00000000 (error code)
Direct3D 9 test results: Failure at step 32 (User verification of Direct3D rendering): HRESULT = 0x00000000 (error code)

Now I don't know exactly what these mean, but they were discovered when testing Direct3D (as is probably obvious), which is a part of the DirectX API. So my natural uneducated answer was that DX9 has a problem.

As for when I have problems, this isn't just with one game, but any GPU intensive application... you name it, and either I've tried it with problems, or will try it, and will probably have problems... so far ATITool, NVidia's overclocking tools (OC testing), 3DMark05, and one game have all created a crash, and thats as far as I've gone with anything that actually taxes the graphics card. All other use so far has been limited to internet surfing and installing programs, none of which has caused any problems. Its possible this is a GPU problem in itself, but I'm more inclined to believe this is a software problem in some way. I've tried re-installing drivers of a few different types, and no help there (including uninstalling everything and using DriverCleaner to make sure it was all gone, then re-installing drivers). And with that being the case, and adding in the error messages with Direct3D, it seems as though DirectX is the problem... but if you still think otherwise, feel free to let me know and explain...
    
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And another quick update, I downloaded DX9c again, installed it twice, and tried running 3DMark05 again, and had the same problems as the last time... no crash, but a funky half blacked out screen blinking black/normal (the upper right half, corner to corner). I'm done testing ideas for the night, but tomorrow I'll hear what ya'll got to say, and try to get it fixed again... possibly going the route of using the DX Eradicator... I just need to get this computer all fixed ASAP.

And thanks again for the replies!
    
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post #20 of 21
I like to uninstall graphics drivers and anything else that might attempt to use
DirectX as you are removing it. Realistically I don't know if it makes a difference or not, but better safe than sorry.
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