ok ill break it down:
Motherboard: elite group P4 mainboard P4VXMS
chipset: VT8753 northbridge and VT8233 southbridge
memory: 256mb of pc133 sdram
Processor: pentium 4 1.3 gig
video card: PNY verto Nvidia geforce4 MX 420 with 64mb of SDRAM apg slot.
Windows 98 second edition
the motherboard, processor and video card are new.
I get an error message saying "cannot open ddhelp.exe" while running games and various programs (that use direct x)
this may be the problem: my graphics card (apg) is on the same IRQ as my empty usb ports and empty pci ports.
this is most likely the problem:
DDraw is conflicting with ddhelp, they are both on version 18.104.22.1681
When I try to run Direct X diagnostic tool, it says that it has a problem accesing directdraw (ddraw)
So I am concluding that DDraw or DDhelp are causing problems for me, and I dont know how to fix them.. I read I might be able to change the version they are on somehow, but how to is beyond my knowlege.
Reinstalling Direct X 8 doesn't work
I havn't been able to uninstall direct x, so if you can tell me how to do that it might help.
I have installed all the drivers I can think of and find. so that will not help, it is definitly those two files.
solve it and name how many points you want for it, im in deperate need of a solution to this problem!