Windows 10 Creator Driver Problem Possibly


  1. Posts : 1,450
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 20H2 19042.844
       #1

    Windows 10 Creator Driver Problem Possibly


    Hi All

    Tried to Play an older Direct X 9 game, Need For Speed Most Wanted earlier today, well unforuately it didn't load, and now I got other issues

    1. Virtualdj fails to open with an error DirectX failed to Initilitaze, Please install Correct driver for your video card, well I got AMD Radeon Relive edition 17.4.2 (supposedly suppose to support Creators update)
    2. Worried all this fixing things, will result in too many writes to SSD drive, and then i'll have to spend money to get another
    3. Guess gonna leave the Older games out and keeps the ones that work installed
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  2. Posts : 855
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 build 19044.1806
       #2

    Probably need to install DirectX9 as 10,11 and 12 are not fully backwards compatible. Download DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010) from Official Microsoft Download Center
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  3. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #3

    AMDMan2016 said:
    2. Worried all this fixing things, will result in too many writes to SSD drive, and then i'll have to spend money to get another
    According to here for Toshiba SSD you should expect a lifespan of ~175 000 * capacity. As you have 2TB drive (according to your specs) you should expect to be able to write 300 000TB.

    You could clean install Windows every single day for 10 years and it will only be about 30TB (0.01% of this) so I really wouldn't worry about that aspect of things at all.
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  4. Posts : 1,450
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 20H2 19042.844
    Thread Starter
       #4

    So far tried reinstalling Direct X 9 with the June 2010 Runtime, Uninstalling the games that didn't work via Add/Remove Programs area--no luck, reinstalled video drivers cleanly, (no luck), managed to get important Djing software working again with System Fresh Start Refresh, only problem now is Microsoft Edge won't allow me to download anything, ((Probably would've been better off just backing up all the data from second hard drive, and doing a clean install)


    Toshiba drive is the Mechanical Spinner Drive, (Didn't update specs yet)

    and Western Digital 250gb SSD drive is my newer primary drive

    If I should do a clean install, then will backup files tonight, and work on that possibly tomorrow morning early

    Games that didn't load when I tried them on Creators update

    Dirt Rally (well it loaded, Steam, wouldn't go full screen)
    Need For Speed Most Wanted-Origin Game, Free one I got sometime last year, wouldn't even launch
    Microsoft Flight SIm X: Steam Edition, well it did the first time setup, but didn't launch that well. Ever since opening those had issues, unless it's something else causing the issues like a virus, but so far all the scans showed up clean.

    Normally use Avast Antivirus Free, and Malwarebytes 3.0 for security on all systems in the household, Right now just using Defender til I sort out the issues
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  5. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #5

    AMDMan2016 said:
    only problem now is Microsoft Edge won't allow me to download anything
    Does it download but with wrong extension if you click on retry? Like this - Problems downloading with Edge - Solved - Windows 10 Forums

    If so you can sign on another account and delete

    C:\Users\<your normal profile>\Appdata\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache

    Still happens to me every few weeks...
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  6. Posts : 1,450
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 20H2 19042.844
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Nothing Pops up to click on to do the download, save as, open or anything, it's set to secondary drive saving location, tried clearing history in browser

    Ran virus scans, ran sfc /scannow, no intergrity violations found

    at a lost, will try your suggestion, and hopefully that works

    Looked with my admin account, unforuately don't see this folder

    C:\Users\<your normal profile>\Appdata\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache

    And yes my own fault for forgetting to make a system image after original Creators update clean install
    Last edited by AMDMan2016; 16 Apr 2017 at 17:10.
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  7. Posts : 1,450
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 20H2 19042.844
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Well Whatever caused the issue is solved now

    But took a clean system install to get it done

    What I did yesterday morning while trying out Defender Antivirus in Creators update

    1st loaded machine up, removed Avast at the time, used Avast clear, as I thought it maybe was blocking Origin Game Neeed for Speed Most Wanted (2012) version, anyways activated Defender, set exclusions for Secondlife Firestorm viewer, restarted system, opened iheart radio app, worked out on treadmill,

    Then attempted to play need for speed most wanted again--no launch at all via Origin

    So then I tried Dirt Rally from Steam, nope, wouldn't even go full screen

    Then tried MS Flight SIm X from Steam

    Well then Directx failed to initliaze for DJing software

    So think started the repair process, first repair of program itself, then video driver totally clean removal and reinstall, nope, nada, finally backed up everything and clean install


    Was it a virus? was it a fluke, who knows, (am using Avast now though)
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