windows 7 service pack 1, directx9 games crashing.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by zoktar, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. zoktar

    zoktar MDL Novice

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    After installtion of windows 7 service pack 1, directx games crash. directx10/11 works fine tho. uninstalling sp1 will make directx9 work again. if anyone has a fix for this please post here. thanks.
     
  2. fioskid

    fioskid MDL Novice

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    Do a fresh install of windows 7 that has sp1 preinstalled.I heard a lot of problems after installing sp1 standalone,it makes your pc performance slower and needs more space.If you don't have windows 7 sp1 dvd look at my thread.;)
     
  3. DAz999

    DAz999 MDL Member

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    ok, if you check windows update, under optional updates with SP1 installed, there is a fix issued for this problem. Saw it today
     
  4. zoktar

    zoktar MDL Novice

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    installed every possible update. still crashes in dx9 mode.

    recently did a fresh install of w7 tho. maybe ill have to make another with sp1 preinstalled :/.

    please post if you find a fix for this cheers.
     
  5. zoktar

    zoktar MDL Novice

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    #6 zoktar, Feb 23, 2011
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  6. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    What game(s) ???
     
  7. zoktar

    zoktar MDL Novice

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    #8 zoktar, Feb 23, 2011
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    halflife2 / counter-strike source
    world of warcraft.

    ones iv tested sofar.


    edit: i did an uninstallsweep of various stuff, also reinstalled videocard, i didnt even need the update. works fine now for some reason.
     
  8. mjschug

    mjschug MDL Novice

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    Solved my Issue

    I had the same problems with all my games not launching.

    Solved my issue. Turns out in my case this was caused by EVGA's Precision Utility running in the background. Since this utility is used to gather statistics on the graphics card in real time it would cause the games to crash. For now I just disabled the EVGA utility from starting up and all is good. Hope this helps.

    I would assume that similar software such as the every popular FRAPS might have similar problems.

    You can read more at my blog post here: h t t p://bit.ly/gujOlt (blocked link since i'm a new member :( )

    mjschug