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DirectX 5.0 is complaining that my display driver is not
windows 95 compatible. I have an ATI Mach 64 Graphics card,
and have tried a bunch of different drivers (from ATI's
web site, from the Myth CD-ROM, etc.) none seem to work for me. Direct X always complains.

I'm wondering if the problem is because I had DirectX 3.0
installed previously, and the upgrade to 5.0 is buggy.

How can I uninstall DirectX 5.0 and start over?

Incidentally, I was trying to install the new Myth game
which had the ATI drivers, and direct X 5.0 on the CD,
but I never could get past the Direct X error "your
display driver is not windows 95 compatible."
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You can remove all directx files by deleting the directory c:\<win95_dir>\directx. Then reinstall directx again.

That is assuming you used the default directx5 installation dir.
Also install your ATI drivers first before directx. If directx says it does not recognise your display drivers, select "yes" when it asks you whether to keep the existing drivers.
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by:ragade
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well, that would work for removing the directX setup
directory. There are some directX dlls in C:\windows\system.

actually i've given up hope on the driver issue. I'm sure
it's some ATI bug.

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