Re: Direct X Problem - Safe to uninstall? Or, how do I roll back?
I fixed it, simply by updating my DirectX.
These are the thing I did, try to use buzzwords incase anyone has the same problem and ends up here;
I downloaded and installed a game, not really concentrating as I installed it but noticed a DirectX part to it which I blindly, stupidly, just accepted and went on.
As it was a game about 3 decades newer than the computer it never played, so I uninstalled it. That night I tried to watch a film on it and each time I tried to go Full Screen, the sound continued but the video stopped. (Regular screen worked fine). This happened on VLC player, Windows Media Player, 1 or 2 other media players, Youtube and Netflix; every time I tried to go full screen it either became serverely choppy or didn't play at all.
After looking into it, I downloaded something called DirectX Eradicator, which seemed to uninstall and then reinstall Direct X after a reboot. I still had the same problem when I tried to play videos, and my computer was still running pretty slow (eg/ I have no keyboard on this computer as I rarely need one, so I use the On Screen keyboard, which was taking about 10 seconds to press anything). I decided to try on the off chance it would work to just update DirectX through microsoft, which on XP means I had to google it first, and it worked straight away. No hassle since.