d3dx9_43.dll was not found

Posted on 2013-06-05
Last Modified: 2013-08-12
Hello Experts,

One of my servers isn't launching a critical application after a clean install of the new version.  I get the following error message:

This application has failed to start because d3dx9_43.dll was not found.  Re-installing the application may fix this problem.

The application is 3ds Max 2012
The OS is Windows XP Pro x64

From what little searching I've done, the problem is with a corrupted DirectX upgrade?

Anyone have a fix for this?
Question by:RenderQuick
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it seems you can download the file here
use the download zip file, and unpack
install instructions are in the readme file

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I re-installed Windows.
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My solution directly applies to repairing/updating DirectX and links to Microsoft.
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you never asked about "recomended solutions"- i don't even now whatyou exactly mean with it.
>>    especially the solution to use a third party website to download a DLL.  That idea was fraught with peril  <<   ???  what  you mean?

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After further reading, the solutions given were not "recommended solutions", especially the solution to use a third party website to download a DLL.  That idea was fraught with peril.

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