Hi wildilwh09, you are fine, we are pretty helpful here.
With the DirectX error and your desciption of your diplay, it sounds as if your Graphic driver has been corrupted. After trying essenbe's suggestions and you get back in Windows, go to your Contol Panel and check the status of your Display Adapter.
Use Driver Sweeper
installer and uninstall your graphic drivers. Search your graphics card maker's website and download their latest (not beta) driver and have it readt to reinstall after wiping the old ones.
Your display may blink, flash, and/or resize during the process.