Why you should do a launch restore?


When my computer is booting up I get a msg:

Windows could not upgrade the file (Blank space) from (blank space): Windows could not upgrade one or more system files before starting. Windows may not start or run properly. If widows fails to start, run start up again. Press any key to continue.

When I press Enter key the following comes up:

Windows could not combine VxDs into monolithic file before starting. Windows may not start or run properly. Press any key. When I press enter windows finishes booting.

I have been trying to install DirectX 9 but it appearently deleated old DirectX but will not up grade to 9.

I re-installed windows 98. No help.

Ran scan disk. Errors found and repaired but still no help.

Unable to play games without directX


This question was answered on March 3, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Try doing a system launch restore ,

go to start, run, type in MSCONFIG and then go to were it say launch system restore and press the button and follow the prompts and when you see the calander put a date that is not to far back and the when it is all done restart computer it iwll bring back all your settings then try re installing Direct x9

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Posted by linda of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 3, 2003