posted on Mar, 2 2006 @ 11:46 AM
Let me ask some simple questions:
Have you installed the motherboard driver(s)?
Have you installed a new video driver?
Have you removed a videodriver-removing videodrivers "can" remove dierect x also.
Did you install xp service pack 1a before trying to install direct x 9c or service pack 2?
Try this, download and install sp1a and reboot
Now download and install service pack 2
ALso, have you done antivirus and anti-spy scans to cleanup the rig?
If you don't have any, here is a list of free programs you need:
AdAwear se, spybot search and distroy, ccleaner and if you don't have any, try free avg antivirus. Install all the programs and update them all and
Run Cclearer first, then run spybot, then run adawear, then run avg.
Now try defraging the harddrive: start>programs>accessaries>system tools>defragmenter.