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Windows 7: How to reinstall DirectX 11 or repair DirectX 11

24 Mar 2013   #11
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Do you have SP1 installed? A Guy

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24 Mar 2013   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Run DxDiag and click on the Display tab. What information is shown on that tab? Are the graphics drivers upto date as well?
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07 Aug 2013   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
BUMP.. i have the same issue

it shows me the same error and i did reinstall directx using the provided links.. its still WONT WORK !!
srsly isnt there any some sort of a magical "directX REinstaller" cuz the installer i just downloaded did nothing.. i accepted the agreement, declined BING (for real?? even here?) its initializing and just closes (my guess, its just checks if there is directx and NOT if its fully operational.. and that frustrating as hell !!!
guys please all i ask is some kind of a full reinstall
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08 Aug 2013   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Run SFC /SCANNOW which runs the System File Checker program and scans for any corrupt or missing files, including DirectX files.
Also, you need the correct graphics drivers installed for your system to make use of the DirectX system.
What graphics card or chipset do you have installed?
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08 Aug 2013   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

sfc command returned :
C:\Users\@@@@@>SFC /SCANNOW

Beginning system scan.  This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.

Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.
look what i got from the "dxdiag -dontskip" report
System Information
Time of this report: 8/8/2013, 20:41:07
       Machine name: @@@@@
   Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533)
           Language: Hebrew (Regional Setting: Hebrew)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
       System Model: Inspiron 1545                   
               BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A14
          Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU       T4300  @ 2.10GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.1GHz
             Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4056MB RAM
          Page File: 2252MB used, 5898MB available
        Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
   User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
 System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
     DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode
  DxDiag Previously: Crashed in Direct3D (stage 2). Re-running DxDiag with "dontskip" command line parameter or choosing not to bypass information gathering when prompted might result in DxDiag successfully obtaining this information

DxDiag Notes
      Display Tab 1: No problems found.
        Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
          Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D:    0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw:  0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay:  0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow:  0/6 (retail)

Display Devices
          Card name: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
          Chip type: 
           DAC type: 
         Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A42&SUBSYS_02AA1028&REV_07
     Display Memory: 
   Dedicated Memory: n/a
      Shared Memory: n/a
       Current Mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (59Hz)
       Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
      Monitor Model: 
         Monitor Id: 
        Native Mode: 
        Output Type: 
        Driver Name: 
Driver File Version:  ()
     Driver Version: 
        DDI Version: 
       Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
  Driver Attributes: Final Retail
   Driver Date/Size: , 0 bytes
        WHQL Logo'd: n/a
    WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
  Device Identifier: 
          Vendor ID: 
          Device ID: 
          SubSys ID: 
        Revision ID: 
 Driver Strong Name: oem24.inf:IntelGfx.NTamd64.6.0:iCNT0:\ven_8086&dev_2a42
     Rank Of Driver: 00E62001
        Video Accel: 
      Deinterlace Caps: n/a
       D3D9 Overlay: 
       DDraw Status: Disabled
         D3D Status: Not Available
         AGP Status: Not Available
DxDiag Previously: Crashed in Direct3D (stage 2). Re-running DxDiag with "dontskip" command line parameter or choosing not to bypass information gathering when prompted might result in DxDiag successfully obtaining this information

APPERNTLY now it does load directX..
i tested it a few times and it crashes on everygame i try to play with (warcraft, searious sam)
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08 Aug 2013   #16

Windows 10 Pro

First I don't know where this myth came from that you can uninstall DirectX (DX) from Windows 7, but you can't. DirectX11 is integrated into Windows 7, which means it can’t be removed. So if you've used some unauthorized program to "uninstall DX", that more than likely IS the problem.

By the way have you seen these posts?...

- How to reinstall DirectX 11 or repair DirectX 11
- How to reinstall DirectX 11 or repair DirectX 11

And for general info you might check out this post - Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues, steps 5 & 6

That said, if you did "uninstall" DX (which you can't), you may have screwed up or removed some key files which may have made things worse and now may at least require a Repair Install to fix, repair, or reinstall any broken or missing files.

Additionally, you could also have DX issues due to drivers (video/sound) not being up to date, or the game(s) not being patched.

And it would be of great help if you listed your system spec's, and also told us specifically what your issue is.

Thanks, and Good luck.
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06 Jan 2014   #17

Win7 pro x64

This thread has helped me a lot to resolve my issue so I'm posting the solution. Downgrading AMD/ATI radeon drivers had crippled my DirectX/Direct3D and I had exactly same symptoms. I managed to deal with this issue by clearing my system with Display Driver Uninstaller and then installing radeon drivers again.

I posted full solution on my site.
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29 Mar 2014   #18

Make it compatible to Vista

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15 Apr 2015   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

This problem just reared its head with me immediately after the windows updates of April 15, 2015. Anything that is using DirectX 11 is impossible to load. The repairs mentioned above do not work. The software from Microsoft will not allow you to overwrite the current installation because it detects that a current version is installed.

Dxdiag also comes up clean.
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28 Sep 2015   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

All these links direct to Windows 10 download, not anything DirectX related.
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