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Windows 7: Screensaver Problem?

29 Dec 2009   #1
rcfreak339

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Screensaver Problem?

Hello All, Iv'e recently bought a new laptop and it came with Windows 7 Home Premium x64. I was setting up my computer and decided to set a nice little screen saver. Well I went to the menu and selected one. A message appeared that read "You need to download Direct 3D 9.0" or something like that. Iv'e tried to find it but I cant....Can anyone give me a download link? Or is it some other kid of problem?

MORE: It now appears that Windows Media Player will not play any videos or photos...only audio. Now I'm desperate. HELP!


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29 Dec 2009   #2
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rcfreak339 View Post
Hello All, Iv'e recently bought a new laptop and it came with Windows 7 Home Premium x64. I was setting up my computer and decided to set a nice little screen saver. Well I went to the menu and selected one. A message appeared that read "You need to download Direct 3D 9.0" or something like that. Iv'e tried to find it but I cant....Can anyone give me a download link? Or is it some other kid of problem?

MORE: It now appears that Windows Media Player will not play any videos or photos...only audio. Now I'm desperate. HELP!
Hi, Welcome to SF,

Well Direct X 9.0 is not requried becuase Windows 7 uses Direct X 11. I suspect there might be some issues Screensaver. Did you try with a different screen saver
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29 Dec 2009   #3
rcfreak339

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

^Hello, It's not really my screen saver anymore....Now it seems like Windows Media Center will not open ANY video files. All I get is a picture of the first frame of the movie and audio. It will also not show any pictures in ANY format using Windows Media Center....It's now a lot more serious then screen savers...Any help?
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29 Dec 2009   #4
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

D3D is only a part of DirectX. DirectX11 has this part already, so I'm guess that the screensaver is designed for an older version of DirectX. If the screensaver is native in W7, then I don't understand why it would have a problem. I can't recommend it, but I know that sometimes older games want to automatically install older versions of DirectX, and when I asked about it on a forum elsewhere, I was told to go ahead and let it, because it wouldn't effect DirectX 11. All that I know is that I did as suggested and dxdiag still shows the version as DirectX 11 and everything works okay. Take this for what it is worth...speculation.
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29 Dec 2009   #5
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rcfreak339 View Post
^Hello, It's not really my screen saver anymore....Now it seems like Windows Media Center will not open ANY video files. All I get is a picture of the first frame of the movie and audio. It will also not show any pictures in ANY format using Windows Media Center....It's now a lot more serious then screen savers...Any help?
What leads you to believe that the two issues are connected?
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29 Dec 2009   #6
rcfreak339

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

^It could possibly be a Video Card issue?
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29 Dec 2009   #7
rcfreak339

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Problem has been solved! Sorry to waste forums space.
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29 Dec 2009   #8
Ray95

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Well if you could share your solution it would be great so later members might be able to get their answers from your solution

-Ray95
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29 Dec 2009   #9
rcfreak339

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

The solution is so simple. All I did was re-installed the video drivers...I should have done that earlier...
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