Anyone know of any issues with installing DirectX 9.0 on a GeForce 2 card running Win 2000 pro?
Here's what's happening to me. I installed DirectX 9.0 (for Jedi Academy, which kicks ass), when I next reboot, everything boots fine, until...Windows tries to display the desktop.
Just a hourglass...No icons, no HDD light, nothing. Granted, I can Ctrl+Alt+Delete and get the the task manager and what not. I can even shut down and reboot, but no dice on getting it to display the desktop.
So I thought it might be the drivers. So I boot in Safe Mode (which worked just fine), download the latest Nividia drivers, reboot, and Viola! I get desktop!
But it gave me a restriction on loading my firewall and Norton. So I rebooted. Then it craps out again.
I can get the desktop only after re-installing the Nividia drivers. But I can't get my firewall or Norton to work. And re-installing either require reboots, which will just crap out the desktop again.
It's like a damn paradox.
Can anyone help?
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I would check with those two vendors (firewall and Norton) and see if they have any updates. For now, I'd boot it into safe mode, uninstall both, and then download ZoneAlarm and install it. That way you will have a software firewall and some protection until you can get your other one working.
Try to isolate the problem to just one app - it's probably not both of them crapping out.
If you can't get it to work, you might want to spend some cash on McAfee's personal firewall / Antivirus.
This is going to be difficult to troubleshoot. I can tell you that on my Athlon XP 1800+ system w/ GeForce 2MX I have DX 9.0b and it works fine with Madden 2004.
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