If your computer has a problem with a Direct X file or a graphics driver, it can cause these programs to crash or not open.
Windows includes a tool for testing your Direct X installation, and you can solve most issues by turning on hardware acceleration or updating Direct X and your video driver.
Since Direct X is utilized by most Windows based games and advanced graphics programs, microsoft.directx.direct3errors usually show up only when using these programs.
There are several ways that microsoft.directx.direct3errors can show up on your computer.
I have version 11 I tried to update it but it said there are problems look in dx.error log and directx log file. One version is not backwards compatible with another.
The microsoft.directx.direct3error message could apply to any program that utilizes Microsoft Direct X, but it's most commonly seen when a video game first starts.
(It sounds like you do but you can never be to sure)If the values are different, copy down the original values for future reference and change them only then.
I would also suggest you re-download xactengine3_0as the file could be corrupted.
When I run dxwebsetup I get a message unable to load xactengine3_0 Have you run a registry cleaner recently or manually removed any Direct X entries from the registry?
This is the error message--------------------[11/30/11 ] module: dxupdate(Nov 19 2010), file: dxupdate.cpp, line: 2234, function: Register DLL Failed API: Load Library Ex() Error: (0xc000001d) Unable to load C:\WINDOWS\system32\xactengine3_0--------------------[11/30/11 ] module: dxupdate(Nov 19 2010), file: dxupdate.cpp, line: 5861, function: Direct XUpdate Install Plug In Register Dll From Section() failed.--------------------[11/30/11 ] module: dsetup32(Mar 30 2011), file: dxupdate.cpp, line: 280, function: CSetup:: Install Plug In Direct XUpdate Install Plug In() failed.--------------------[11/30/11 ] module: dsetup32(Mar 30 2011), file: setup.cpp, line: 1727, function: CSetup:: Setup For Direct X Install Plug In() failed. What version of Direct X are you trying to install? Was there another version of Direct X on the computer before? Direct X the version is the value of "4." and the Installed Version is "0000000900000000"Do not do this if you do not have Direct X 9.0.
Makers of software want users on older operating system to be able to use the software too. So if the minimum system requirement was xp and later that was the reason for the update.