My Radeon Pro is going back to e-buyer as I am still getting crashes after a re-format. However, I still have one problem that I have yet to fix.
Before the re-format I was getting this from dxdiag:
DirectX Files Tab: Several files (Microsoft.DirectX.Direct3D.dll, Microsoft.DirectX.DirectDraw.dll, Microsoft.DirectX.DirectInput.dll, etc.) are missing! You should reinstall DirectX to get the latest version. Display Tab 1: No problems found. Sound Tab 1: No problems found. Music Tab: No problems found. Input Tab: No problems found. Network Tab: No problems found.
Now despite trying to re-install DirectX from Windows update, and also from a coverdisk, the problem did not go away until the reformat.
Once the reformat was complete, dxdiag said there was no problems. I then updated my drivers and it was still ok.
I then did two things. I updated directX via windows update with the DirectX 9.0b end-user runtime file, and I installed a demo of Kill.Switch from a coverdisc. Halfway throhgh the demo the PC crashed, so I am sending the card back to eBuyer. BUT, when I run dxdiag now, the same message as above pops up. Once again, a re-install of DirectX has not solved this problem.
I am at a complete loss. How are these files going missing? Can they dissapear as a result of the crash? If not, surely the update from Windows can't have messed it up, and even if it has, why can I not re-install the damn thing?
I have the whole dxdiag thing if you want, but all other sections report no problems.
Does anyone have any idea what this could be, what is causing it, and what I can do to solve it? Surely I don't have to do a reformat everytime this thing happens?
It sound to me that the CD demo that your installing is the culprit. DirectX is an integeral part of Windows so yes you may in the end have to re format. However I would suggest before re formatting that you go to click here and down load this version of DX but be aware it 35mb in size.