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Old 08-13-2014, 04:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Direct X Problem - Safe to uninstall? Or, how do I roll back?

I have a computer in my bedroom that up until recently was only used to watch things before bed, and worked completely fine for VLC, Media Player and Firefox (Couldn't really tell you anything else as that's all I used it for.)

Monday though, I tried to install a couple of games so I could get a bit more use out of it. I'm not a big gamer, the games were only TEW and the Football Manager 2014, and since then I've not been able to watch anything as it freezes every few seconds and when I go to the Task Manager, the CPU Usage is 90%+.

I tried to roll back but as it's an old computer and hasn't been used for anything, the first roll back date, ironically, is post the game installation and called "DirectX Install" or whatever. Could this be my problem?

I basically just want it back the way it was, simple but clean, but when I google I basically get told about reverting back and information for gamers and the like, which I don't really understand.

For those who didn't read all that - I installed a game on an old computer which slowed everything down, I tried to Restore but the only available date was post game install, I believe Direct X is the issue... Is there a way to roll DirectX back, or to uninstall it?

Thanks in advance anyone!
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default 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.
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