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#1 Anonymous Poster_Anonymous Poster_*   Guests   -  Reputation:

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Posted 03 December 1999 - 08:14 PM

Hi to all.

I have a problem: I've finally got the DirectX 7 SDK, but when I tried to install it onto my computer, it failed at the beginning while detecting the "previously installed components". The usual Winblows error message appears, everytime telling me there was an unrecoverable error (seems page fault)... The install process ends, and I can't get it to run! This came when I just reinstalled Windows 98 (first edition) onto a blank partition, so I'm sure that it doesn't depend on some software I have, or an old DX version installed (there was none!). I've also tried to install the SDK (it's on a CD) onto my other computer, with the same results... The same error always during the components detection, and the error window also tells me that the problem is on SETUPAPI.DLL.
Now, what I am doing wrong? Is it me, or is it just the SDK installation that's simply broken? Please help me!


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#2 Gromit   Members   -  Reputation: 144

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Posted 20 November 1999 - 06:42 AM

Windows 98 does come with a version of DirectX installed on it. However, I don't know what could be causing the setup to crash on you. Perhaps, If no one else has an answer for you, then I might suggest tring to install an earlier version of the directx sdk.

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Posted 21 November 1999 - 03:58 AM

That's what I want to do as a final resolution... I own the DX6.1 SDK, but I wanted to install version 7, as the new D3DX library really looks great to me; too bad I'm having these problems! Anyway thanks for your help. Anyone else got another reply for me?

#4 Shinkage   Members   -  Reputation: 595

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Posted 21 November 1999 - 12:35 PM

There's one thing that'll be guaranteed to fix any problem you're having with Windows. Backup your data, reformat your HD, reinstall Windows, and start fresh. Aside from that there's not much I can tell ya (aside from saying that I have a LARGE collection of backup CD burns...)

#5 Jonathan   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 21 November 1999 - 12:53 PM

You said you were installing onto a fresh copy of Win 98, have you installed your development environment yet? It's possible that setupapi.dll is updated or something when you do that. Maybe that's your problem. Or if nothing else try and find a newer copy of the file.

Jonathan


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Posted 22 November 1999 - 02:49 AM

Yes, I was already trying to install the SDK onto a brand new Win98 installation... No way to make it working. I also installed it three times: the first time with no compiler nor any development environment active, the second with VC 4.0 installed, and the last one after VC 6.0... Always the same error on SETUPAPI.DLL! Now I assume that's just my copy of the SDK that's broken, so I installed my old copy of the DX 6 SDK, and all went well. But I'm really hangry about my final resolution! Anyway, thanks you all for your help.

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Posted 26 November 1999 - 06:17 PM

Check your computer for viruses. Its usually the CIH virus that causes a page fault error in the new SETUPAPI.DLL.

#8 Zark   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 01 December 1999 - 08:57 AM

This probably doesn't help much, but failing all else, and if you don't want to download another SDK, would to simply manually copy the SDK libraries, headers and the CHM help files onto your harddrive, and also install DX7 by running the setup directly from DXSDKPATH\redist\directx7. This does however have the side effect of not registering the sample media paths in the registry, just add the following to the DirectX Key....

Key Path:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\DirectX

Key : DXSDK Doc Path
Value: (string) Your DOC Path

Key : DXSDK Samples Path
Value: (string) Your Samples Path

Good Luck, I'm glad my SDK worked OK, it took me ten hours to download.

[This message has been edited by Zark (edited December 01, 1999).]


#9 frizb   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 03 December 1999 - 08:14 PM


Empty out your temp directory in Windows and check your C: directory for any DX setup log files and delete them if they exist. Then try to reinstall the DXSDK. Hope it works!

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