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2 years ago#1
Ever since I downloaded the original Crysis I've been having errors with older games released around the same time. They wont start and give the error "C:\windows\SYSTEM32\d3d9_37.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error." along with "Error status 0xc000012f".

I did have some issues with my system stability when I first built it but it's been fine lately and most games work fine. My first thought was to reinstall direct x but it just says there's a current or newer version present. I googled the problem and tried manually replacing the dll but that didn't work either. Any other ideas?

Like I said, most games work great but I'd really like to play Crysis, Burnout Paradise and Mirrors Edge...

My system

Windows 8 64 bit
i5 3570
8 gig ram
gtx 660ti
all drivers up to date

Please help!
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2 years ago#2
sounds like you need to reinstall directx possibly?
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2 years ago#3
Open a command window with administrator rights, then use the following command: SFC /SCANNOW

It should check and repair any system files that are corrupted, that d3d9_37.dll file is one of them.
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2 years ago#4
Cool, thank you! How do I open a command prompt with admin privileges? Will it work if I just do the normal 'cmd' search and use the command prompt from there?
Sorry, I'm pretty ignorant about this stuff...
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2 years ago#5
Nightmare.... dude I tried that, the directx installer just tells me I already have a current version and won't do anything.
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2 years ago#6
Looks like I can use the search function and then just right click and select 'run as administrator' from there. Thank you so much! I'll update tomorrow after I have a chance to test this out.
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2 years ago#7
Ok, so I ran 'sfc /scannow' and it reported that some errors couldn't be repaired. After some intense googling I found out about the 'Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth' command. I tired that and it reported that all corrupted files were repaired! I rebooted my pc and ran 'sfc /scannow' again just to be sure and it reported that no corruption was found!
Now I eagerly started Crysis and.... THE SAME DAMN .DLL ERROR!

Everything I've read points to me needing a Windows refresh or maybe a clean install. I really don't want to lose anything, is there any other method anyone might have heard of that I can try short of a fresh Windows install?
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2 years ago#8
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Live: Hamchunk PSN: Hamchunk 81
2 years ago#9
hamchunk posted...
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Have you searched the dll online? look for it using google on microsoft sitws
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2 years ago#10
I have searched for it and I already tried to manually replace the file but it didn't seem to have any effect. From what I can tell it's a DirectX 9 file so only a few games have the error but it just bothers me that it doesn't work. I might try a Windows refresh if I can't get anything else to work.
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