I have been trying for several hours to install DX9. I have copies on mag. cd's and I even downloaded from Microsoft. All goes well until it comes to "installing components - copying files" dialogue box when I get a little strip of blue indicating progress then nothing else at all happens. The box says that it should take a few minutes but 1 1/2 hours? I think not.
Anyone shed any light on this? My graphics card is built in, runs with an AC 97 driver, apparently fully updated, for an Intel 82801AA controller. I am aware that DX9 is not compatable with all graphics cards so could this be the problem?
I will give it a try but by running DXDIAG I have discovered that the following files are missing: dpnwsock.dll and dpnmodem.dll. I have no idea what these are, where they have gone or why they are missing. I assume that these are important files, I have searched my system and cannot find them, recycle bin, windows, etc., so how can I get them back?
You could also maybe try making a backup of the directory that you are tring to install direcX into, then re-install DX9 into the backup, if that works, then replace the original files with the backed up ones that have the dx9 installed. Might be tricky though and there are easier methods.
I will look at the links provided, ta. WRT downloading from the update site I tried that as well, and after waiting for ages (BB not available here until 13/8) I got the same problem. I will post on later whether successful or not.