I just recently reformatted along with a video card swap as the g4 i had got fried and now im runnin a tnt2. I had 9.0c installed and everything was working fine. But i wanted to play Counterstrike witht eh guns right handed and i could only dot hat by goin into D3D or OpenGL mode and i remembered directx 8.1 allowed me to do that... well i uninstalled it and didnt friggen do a restore point b4 i did and the uninstall to 8.1 didnt do crap for me in the CS department. I need directx 9 installed to play hl2 and css and i tried to reinstall it but it wont work. I know sumtin with the files is mixed up and it aint workin right. I tried everysingle installation file out there and nuttin works. Im at setup and i hit next and it immediatly goes to the "successfully installed" screen, so i went to dxdiag and it still said 8.1 and css still says i need 9.0. I dont really want to reformat again so if someone could PLEASE help me find a way to get it installed without reformatting, i would really really appreciate it! System Specs are as follows:
nVidia TNT2 (latest) no it aint my video card as it was able to install directx fine in my sisters comp! Win XP Home SP2 1 gig ram (2 x 512)
WEll if anyone has had this problem, i found a solution. This might nto work for everybody. First try and uninstaller, go to www.guru3d.com and then install 9.0c. If that doesnt work, then your gonna have to uninstall SP2 (if you have it). After it reboots, just install 9.0c and wallah! If these dont work, then you will most likely have to reformat as yer registry is all fucked up. Hope this helps some of you!