I have directx 7 on pc with win98SE OS and I need directx 9 for my games, however when I try to install 9 it fails saying 1 or more directx components are being used by an application, close application and retry setup.I have closed all apps before setup, then when that didn't work I shutdown everything I could in startup processes, still didn't work! I did ctrl-alt-delete and closed everything but explorer and still I could not install. So I got desperate and used a program to get rid of Directx so I could do a clean install.....Still will not install and it gives me the same message. Does anyone know what I must do to install for now I have no Directx but there are some components stuck somewhere! Thanks, Morgan
Running this while attempting a fresh DirectX install may reveal exactly which files are preventing the process from completing, it would give you more to go on. click here Shut down any un-neccessary tasks before running it, it can generate very large event lists.
Well, I downloaded the program and ran it but all it showed running was the install. I still cannot install the directx, it failed again. I have noticed that the directx files can be moved and/or copied except for the ones starting with ddraw. Could that mean something to anyone?