When I load Dx Diag, the blue indicator stops at approx 3/4 way along. All tabs appear to work ok except for the Network tab which gives a message "Please wait while DX Diag collects Directplay information". Again the blue indicator goes about half way and stops and after a couple of minutes the computer freezes and I need to do a manual reboot. If I select DX Diag again, it tells me that it had problems accessing DirectPlay and suggests that I do not try this option again. My system is Athlon 2000, XP home, GE Force 2 Ultra, on-board AC97 sound. I have checked all the obvious problems in device manager so v grateful for any help.
disable auto update, if you have done this already and you are refering to the update site listing it then no I don't think that you can do anything about it, but if you do find away around this let me know because there are about 15 updates that it keeps telling me about that I don't want.
Bought Freelancer two days ago and it installs directx 9 on W98SE puter no problems. It also suggested I update graphics card drivers but they won't install unless i have directx 8. (ATI) Some of those mothers at Redmond have a lot to answer for.
If your card doesn't support DX9,then DONT install it,I did and my Ti4600 stuttered and spluttered thru games.Got shut of DX9 and the problems vanished.I have now upgraded the GC to a Ti4800(AGP x8)and its well able to handle the various games I have(no new games,just cheapo copies of older games from puter fairs)with DX9 installed.