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Windows 7: Problem with Directx when trying to open games..


28 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Problem with Directx when trying to open games..

When ever I open any game I get a message telling me that d3d9.dll is not designed to run on windows or contains an error..

I have already reinstalled directx, as well as downloaded a d3d9.dll file and tried that one out.. Still get the same error message..

Any help?? I have attached a picture of the error message as well..

--Matt




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28 Jun 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
directx

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xaniarias View Post
When ever I open any game I get a message telling me that d3d9.dll is not designed to run on windows or contains an error..

I have already reinstalled directx, as well as downloaded a d3d9.dll file and tried that one out.. Still get the same error message..

Any help?? I have attached a picture of the error message as well..

--Matt
Hi and welcome to SF

the error code says the file is either not designed for win or damaged. where are you getting the direct x install from

BTW there is a thread abt this here.
Windows errors related to d3d9.dll?


d3d9.dll is a process belonging to the DirectX program . d3d9.dll is DirectX DLL for DirectX9. It adds DirectX functionality for Windows Multimedia tasks and games.
Check that d3d9.dll is stable on your computer.



Hope this helps

Ken
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28 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I am using the directx installer straight from microsoft.. Called dxwebsetup.exe

gonna try a registry cleaner and will post back with the results..

thanks everyone

--Matt
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28 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

cleaned the registry up, still getting the same message...

Also I searched for other topics with d3d9.dll errors and didn't find much, can you give me a link to the topic?

--Matt
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28 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

just tried a system restore.. Still get the same error..

BTW I am using RC 7100 64bit

please if anyone knows how to remedy this problem let me know!

--matt
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29 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

I also have problems with DirectX, I downloaded the Battlefield 2 demo to see how well the game runs on my comp. But when I start it it says that I have to install DirectX 9.0c. Wierd since I have DirectX 10 installed.
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29 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sparven View Post
I also have problems with DirectX, I downloaded the Battlefield 2 demo to see how well the game runs on my comp. But when I start it it says that I have to install DirectX 9.0c. Wierd since I have DirectX 10 installed.
Older games still look for the DX9 files in the DX10 library. You can fix this by downloading the DirectX 9c installer for their website to update the library file for DirectX.

As for the main topic have you tried the DirectX SDK kit install?
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29 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks!
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29 Jun 2009   #9

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

No haven't tried that.. I will now and see if it works
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30 Jun 2009   #10

Windows 7 RC Build 7232 x64
 
 

I installed RC 7 x64 (7232) for the first time yesterday and had problems getting any of my games to play! Then I downloaded this Direct X package from Microsoft and everything worked perfectly. Maybe you could try it.
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