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Old July 27th, 2005, 03:12 PM   #16
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This page has links to DirectX and .NET.

http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/dow...p1.asp?CatID=3
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Old July 28th, 2005, 12:54 PM   #17
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OK here's the latest. I did the original fix of DINPUT8.dll - the dll-files.com did the job and it's back and running, but as soon as I tried to open vegas 6.0b it told me that I was missing d3d9.dll. Now at least I can open Vegas 5.0 so that's at least a step in the right direction.

But when I did the dll-files.com trick again, it didn't work on d3d9.dll.

So I downloaded PCmightymax - a software package that dll-files.com advertised for $ 29.95. It found 560 some problems, and fixed all but 26 - which 26 - the registery of course, says that the computer can't access some folder in the registery. I have no idea why or what.

Any ideas on a good registery fixer?

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Old July 29th, 2005, 04:33 AM   #18
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did you try to download directx and net framework from the microsoft web site?

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

also if you have not done it already you may check for windows updates
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Old July 29th, 2005, 04:38 AM   #19
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an i forgot to add about registery fixers. I doubt their effectiveness but I sometimes use "registry mechanic" which is regarded as the best.

you can download its trial version from

http://www.pctools.com/registry-mechanic/
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Old July 29th, 2005, 06:32 AM   #20
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I would avoid registry "fixers".

From my experience with protonic.com (free tech support site), there are a few users who experience problems with registry fixers totally messing the registry (and the computer). I've never heard of them fixing any problems.

2- Milt: What's XPLite?

3- Milt: dual booting

To dual boot, you need 2 or more partitions on your hard drive. Chances are all your partitions have data on them, which means you can't install a OS on top of it. You can repartition using partition magic (you'll have to defrag, resize the in-use partition down in size, then create a new partition in the empty space). Or just be lazy, and treat yourself to a 80-400GB hard drive (because you can never have enough space). Look for those rebate deals.

So suppose you have a new blank partition (or un-partitioned space on your hard drive).

Throw in the winXP CD, and boot off that. You may need to change the BIOS boot sequence (read the motherboard's manual) if you can't boot off your winXP CD. If you don't have a winXP CD, you'll possibly need to bitch to your OEM (HP/Dell/Sony) and pay a few bucks for them to send you one (the shipping may be a little high for a 50 cent CD though).

Once you've booted off the CD, format the blank partition NTFS (quick). The winXP install CD can also create partitions of any size, if you're working with a new hard drive. I'd make like a 10GB partition for the OS (20GB if you want to put program files on there and have lots of programs like I do). The rest of the drive will store data.

Install Windows onto the partition. Reboot.

On log-on, you should see options for dual boot. If not, you'll have to edit the boot.ini file on the C:\ (easy, but ask or google for instructions)
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Old July 30th, 2005, 02:12 PM   #21
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Question: What's XPlite - go to http://www.litepc.com/ and check it out. Here's what they say:" XPlite and 2000lite are powerful configuration utilities for Windows creating a modular Windows operating system where YOU are in control. The new version 1.5 gives you more than 150 ways to reduce the size, improve the security, and customize YOUR Windows XP or 2000 installation to suit YOU"

It actually does clean up your computer BUT and this is a big BUT - if you don't know what you are doing, as I don't, you can get into big trouble with this. I basically deleted DirectX 9. I didn't really know that was what I was doing but it is what I did. When I did that, Vegas wouldn't work. Now after working with the wonderful people at http://dll-files.com I got everything working again.

I can't say enough good about these guys. They are in Sweden, and seem to really know what's happening. It took them about 30 minutes doing an on-line chat combined with software that is like PC-anywhere. It takes control of your computer and you can move your stuff around, or they can move your stuff around. I suppose this was scary, but frankly nobody would want my stuff on my computer anyway, so I wasn't worried. It was amazing. They reinstalled some DLL's and then figured out that they way to resolve the entire issue was to un-install Win Service Pack 2, which includes DirectX9. Then reinstall it, and voila, it all worked!!!! So good.

Only caveat I have is that in order to get this service you have to sign up for 2 months worth of service at $ 14.95 a month. But I really recommend this guys.

so Thanks for all the good information! You guys really saved my bacon.
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