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Installed DirectX 9.0 and now cant boot Windows

Q: Installed DirectX 9.0 and now cant boot Windows

Earlier I installed DirectX on my computer Running WinXP on an AMD About mb mem gig processor something around there After I had installed DIrectX it asked me to reboot to complete installation No big deal I reboot and after the Windows load screen I get the blue screen that tells me there is a System Registry Error It flashes up for literally seconds so I m having a boot 9.0 DirectX Installed and cant Windows now hard Installed DirectX 9.0 and now cant boot Windows time getting the error code Okay the code is c It then says quot Beginning dump of physical memory quot in the next paragraph Any Installed DirectX 9.0 and now cant boot Windows help is much appreciated If you guys need more info I will do my best to provide it Thanks edit - Oh yeah When I reboot it asks me to log into one of the safe modes previous known settings or start windows normally When I try to do any of the safe modes safe mode networking command prompt it starts listing off drivers or something pauses for a few minutes and then reboots the cpu Ah nbsp

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A: Installed DirectX 9.0 and now cant boot Windows

I did some reading on the error I'm getting:

So I do as the directions say. I put in my Win XP cd, and after the BIOS it says 'click any key to boot from CD'. So I press a key. Then it says it is detecting my hardware configuration, and goes into the Windows Setup screen (which is blue, obviously). Then it freezes. Just sits there.

What can I do? Is there any way to save my computer?
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Which GPU do you have? To check you GPU, you can either:
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type dxdiag
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You might require driver update from the vender (Nvidia, AMD, etc) rather than relying on windows update
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I apologise if I have placed this in the wrong thread.

I've had Windows 7 for three weeks now (as a student, Microsoft gave me access to the MSDN Academic Alliance which had Windows 7 available to download).

So far so good overall, however I was going to install a game but it required me to install DirectX and so I installed it and rebooted and now Windows 7 has reverted back to it's original state, just as if I'd have re-installed Windows 7. All programmes gone.

The weird thing is that I can still see most of the files for my programmes, but all executable files have been deleted and nothing appears in 'All Programs'.

I am running Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit) if this helps.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,


A:Installed DirectX on Windows 7 and all files been lost

I've never seen anything like that. Was System Restore somehow invoked?

See "help and support". You may be able to use a later restore point.
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there is a process for rebuilding directx, but it sounds like it could be a simple case of a corrupt sp2 install.
uninstall sp2
sweep your system of spyware using ad-aware
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start > run > dxdiag > check the version of directx
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My only guess is you picked up a virus one of those days. Run a virus scan, adware and spyware and see what it picks up. PestPatorl works really well.

If not, maybe Microsoft has a solution on there website. I use DirectX 9.0c (comes with Sp2, I think) and I haven't seen that problem before.
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A:Homeworld 2 Installed but claims to have no DirectX 9b or greater!

Originally Posted by vbrockmann10

Hi, I just got this game called Homeworld 2. It installs just fine but, then I get an error message saying that it has detected a DirectX program that does not meet the requirements for the game to function. So, it attempts to install DirectX 9, but then it says that the DirectX 9 installer detected a newer version of the DirectX that is already installed. So, I click the game icon, then get a black screen then it returns me back to my desktop. Is there any advice that someone can give me?

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Dude, see if you can right click on the game icon and click properties. Then click the Compatibility tab and check "Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows XP SP 2" click Apply then Okay. See if that works. If not hit me back.

I also remember reading somewhere that some games will not play in vista that were developed to use Direct x 9.0 because vista uses direct x 10.0 or whatever. So no matter what, some won't work, but I am wondering if that compatibility mode will allow it?

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For what it's worth, my computer sports a Pentium 1.7, GeForce 2, and Windows 2000 PE.

I would greatly appreciate any assistance! Thank you for your time and patience.

Best regards,

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A:installed DirectX 9.0c . . . computer now crashes and restarts!

Geforce2 cards are only DX7 cards and dont support ANY Dx9 capabilities. it should run with DX9 installed but it isnt going to give you any real benefits.

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look for a thread like this one

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tried automatic repair but fails on windows 8 bootup cd via repair

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This sounds like a fun least from a few hundred miles away.

Can you clarify a few things?

1.) The HD is currently set to master. Correct?
2.) Does the CD Drive show in the BIOS?
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4.) Can you boot into safe mode with the CD-Rom present?

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Safe Mode

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Quote: Originally Posted by rambo

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AMD Athlon(tm) 5150 APU with Radeon(tm) R3

Motherboard Gigabyte AM1M-S2H
Northbridge AMD K16 IMC rev. 00
Southbridge AMD Kabini FCH rev. 7.2
Graphic Interface PCI-Express
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Size 4 GBytes

Windows Version Microsoft Windows 7 (6.1) Professional 64-bit Service Pack 1 (Build 7601)

vendor American Megatrends Inc.
version F2
date 06/20/2014


I have windows 7 installed on c drive.

I would like to dual boot with winxp.

I slipstreamed with AHCI driver.

When the windows xp installation menu loads to partition choosing page.

It shows my whole HDD as one partition.

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WinXP is not able to read the hard drive partition.

How can I fix this ?

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Quote: Originally Posted by andrew10

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Windows 8 Desktops - How to Disable Secure Boot - YouTube

Enabling the boot device menu

Originally Posted by Acer

On most Acer systems, you can use the F12 key on boot to select the drive or network from which loading the operating system. In case the F12 option does not work, you may need to enable this function.


Enabling the F12 function:

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How to Enable or Disable Secure Boot

Originally Posted by Acer

This article only applies to: Windows 8 Desktops

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A:Dual Boot Windows 7 & 8 (With Windows 7 Installed later)

Welcome to EightForums.

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management from Windows 8?

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A:Fail to start up - Can't boot hard drive - Windows cannot be installed

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Hello Floris I don't know if either of these will help you our but worth a try


Use Bootrec.exe in the Windows RE to troubleshoot startup issues
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