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DirectX9.0b to DirectX9.0c

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Old 10-11-2004
Tommy
 
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DirectX9.0b to DirectX9.0c

i downloaded directX 9.0c and installed it, nothing went wrong and my reboot
went just fine.
But after that restart, my DirectX version is still 9.0b
i have tried several times, the update doesn't seem to work at all

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Old 10-11-2004
Sky King
 
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Re: DirectX9.0b to DirectX9.0c

Tommy wrote:
> i downloaded directX 9.0c and installed it, nothing went wrong and my
> reboot went just fine.
> But after that restart, my DirectX version is still 9.0b


Hi;

How are you determining the version number installed? Are you seeing 9.0b
in dxdiag.exe?

Are you installing from Windows Update or from a file downloaded to your
system? If from a file on your system, where did you download it?

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Old 15-11-2004
JR
 
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RE: DirectX9.0b to DirectX9.0c

I am having a similar problem...except on my reboot, I get a series of
messages telling me that windows couldnt update file %1 with file %2 and that
windows might not start. It does...but no update to DX9.0c. I am running
norton AV but it is completely shut down :(

"Tommy" wrote:

> i downloaded directX 9.0c and installed it, nothing went wrong and my reboot
> went just fine.
> But after that restart, my DirectX version is still 9.0b
> i have tried several times, the update doesn't seem to work at all

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Old 15-11-2004
Sky King
 
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Re: DirectX9.0b to DirectX9.0c

JR wrote:
> I am having a similar problem...except on my reboot, I get a series of
> messages telling me that windows couldnt update file %1 with file %2 and
> that windows might not start. ...


Hi;

Are you running Windows Millennium, JR? Sounds like the Wininit.ini problem
desribed here:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;283069

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Old 16-11-2004
jr
 
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Re: DirectX9.0b to DirectX9.0c



"Sky King" wrote:

> JR wrote:
> > I am having a similar problem...except on my reboot, I get a series of
> > messages telling me that windows couldnt update file %1 with file %2 and
> > that windows might not start. ...

>
> Hi;
>
> Are you running Windows Millennium, JR? Sounds like the Wininit.ini problem
> desribed here:
> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;283069
>
> --
>
> ....Sky
>
> ================
>
>

I am, indeed, running ME. Thank you so much for point in in this direction.
I shall let you know the result. Thanks again!

jr
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Old 16-11-2004
JR
 
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Re: DirectX9.0b to DirectX9.0c



"Sky King" wrote:

> JR wrote:
> > I am having a similar problem...except on my reboot, I get a series of
> > messages telling me that windows couldnt update file %1 with file %2 and
> > that windows might not start. ...

>
> Hi;
>
> Are you running Windows Millennium, JR? Sounds like the Wininit.ini problem
> desribed here:
> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;283069
>
> --
>
> ....Sky
>
> ================
>
>

Alas, I have no wininit.ini file anywhere. I did rename all the wininit
files, with the exception of wininit.exe, to add an "x" on the extension to
see what would happen when I reinstalled directx9.0c. A Wininit.sav was
generated along with a Wininit.err, but no wininit.ini.
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Old 16-11-2004
JR
 
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Re: DirectX9.0b to DirectX9.0c



"JR" wrote:

>
>
> "Sky King" wrote:
>
> > JR wrote:
> > > I am having a similar problem...except on my reboot, I get a series of
> > > messages telling me that windows couldnt update file %1 with file %2 and
> > > that windows might not start. ...

> >
> > Hi;
> >
> > Are you running Windows Millennium, JR? Sounds like the Wininit.ini problem
> > desribed here:
> > http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;283069
> >
> > --
> >
> > ....Sky
> >
> > ================
> >
> >

> Alas, I have no wininit.ini file anywhere. I did rename all the wininit
> files, with the exception of wininit.exe, to add an "x" on the extension to
> see what would happen when I reinstalled directx9.0c. A Wininit.sav was
> generated along with a Wininit.err, but no wininit.ini.


Woot! $35 and a call to Microsoft Support later, I seem to have the problem
fixed. Apparently, there was a _restore folder that had become corrupted.
The size of the directory had grown to about 4m which, apparently, alerted
the technician to the problem (anything over 2m is suspicious). Anyway, I
had to start the machine in dos mode and delete the _restore directory.
Additionally, her had me restore the wininit.exe program from a .cab folder.
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