WHen i try installing directx it gets close to finishing then it says that it didnt pass microsoft testing and the installation quits!!!! IM SO CLOSE TO PLAYING HL2 but i cant plz help ME!!!! I have microsoft xp, if that means anything, plz help asap..sry about posting in qrong section bit i want help!!!! PLEASE
come on guys im gonna cry lol...(im not laughing)
Tell us the specs of your computer, ie, what your video card is, your cpu, how much ram you have etc.
Surprised you didn't have directx in the first place(DirectX 9.0b) for the arrival of HL2 and other new titles as well. Depends on your video card as well. If you tell us what it is, we can probably help.
I have the same problem when I try installing the new beta drivers for ATI. But can't figure it out.