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Matt_Taylor

DX9 files wont install...help please

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Greetings... i''ve attempted to install DX9 by using both the SDK and the stand-alone DX package... I notice the same sequence each time...the installer seems to "stall" at d3dref8.dll, then up pops an error statement saying "Direct X did not copy a required file." After clicking "ok" im told "install failed." any suggestions? running XP with all updates. Yes i do believe 8.1 sdk has been completely removed, but how might i verify for sure? thanks in advance for any assistance Matt

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This can mean one of two things.

1) You have a corrupted download of the DirectX 9 SDK.

2) You have a virus scanner running in the background that is preventing changes to system files.

In the beta, this would occur if you were running a DX8 sample that used the reference rasterizer during install (a bad idea anyway), but that has since been fixed.

RomSteady - Test Locally, Test Globally, Test Early, Test Often

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Follow-up: Why would the stand-alone version of DirectX 9 include the reference rasterizer? That doesn't make sense.

RomSteady - Test Locally, Test Globally, Test Early, Test Often

[Edit: Fixed sentence structure.]

[edited by - RomSteady on December 24, 2002 2:46:23 PM]

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thanks for the replies...although i continue with the same problem.
i have no virus scanners running...

have DL''d the SDK twice now...have even done another install of XP just to see if that might bring remedy...

any other clues as to why im getting the above error?

thanks,

matt

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