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Windows 7: Exe bad image error, d3dx10_43.dll won't work.

27 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Exe bad image error, d3dx10_43.dll won't work.

Hi whenever i try and play either Tribes ascend or World of tanks i get the following error.

C:\Windows32\d3dx10_43.dll is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error. Please try reinstalling.

I have reinstalled both games a few times but i'm still getting the same problem. is this a simple fix?

thanks, Notarize

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27 Oct 2012   #2

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Windows 7 x64

it's not asking you to reinstall the game it's asking you to reinstall the latest direct x redist.

I guess I can just let the official microsoft site handle the rest of this
How to download and install DirectX

alternatively you can try a secure file scan to see if it can see any damage to windows files.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

One of the two should set you straight.

ps. also if you have the install disks for said games they sometimes have the most recent direct x redistributable installer on them.
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 Exe bad image error, d3dx10_43.dll won't work.

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