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Windows 7: Program Load problem

10 Feb 2011   #1
geezafrombrum

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Program Load problem

Hi,

Usually I just read through these forums however I have come across a issue that doesn't appear to be covered.

Before I start I should let you know Im not at all good with comps and can only do basics.

I have installed a game (Hearts of Iron 3). This works fine. However when I install the expansion (Semper Fi) and try to load it, I get the following error:

Quote:
The program can't start because d3dx9_40.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix the problem.

Like the error message suggested, I went ahead and reinstalled, twice actually, but again I get this error.

This error is weird because before I reinstalled windows the games worked fine.

Extra information :
1 )Before I reinstalled windows, when the games worked fine, I also had other newer games such as Battlefield Bad Company 2, Starcraft e.t.c
2) After reinstallign windows I only have Starcraft and Company Of Heroes.
3) Operating system I am using is Windows 7 professional 64 bit. (This did not come with my laptop, I had to purchase it seperately).


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10 Feb 2011   #2
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi geezafrombrum, congratulations on your first post

That error is quite common if you don't have DirectX9 or 10 installed, try downloading the DirectX End-User Runtime and installing it.

Download details: DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer
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10 Feb 2011   #3
geezafrombrum

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hi severedsolo,

Im at university atm so will give it a try as soon as I get home. Thank you for taking the time to answer. I will give a reply post later stating wether the method is successful.

Regards, Geeza.
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10 Feb 2011   #4
geezafrombrum

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I have downloaded the link (40 mins it took for 40mb, What's going on here?) and installed the file. I can confirm it has worked.

Thanks a lot severedsolo, yor help is really appreciated!

Regards, geeza.
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11 Feb 2011   #5
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yeah it can be very slow at times, I'm glad it worked for you I'll go ahead and mark this thread as solved.
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