Error: A redistributable package (DirectX) was not installed successfully.

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4 years ago#1
Setup cannon continue. (-9)

Every time I try to install the Beta, I get this error message. I already have the Beta downloaded, it just gives me that whenever I try to install.
Has anyone else received this error? And if so, how did you fix it?

I already have DirectX 10 installed.
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4 years ago#2
I had that problem too, all I did was do a windows update, then restart my computer, everything worked fine, your directX may need to be updated. PS update your graphics card drivers too if you havn't.
4 years ago#3
I update Windows, my drivers (AMD), and I attempted to update DirectX, but was told I had the most recent version and did not need an update.
What other solutions are there?
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4 years ago#4
Bump
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4 years ago#5
I assume you have Vista and SP2, the DX11 update should turn up in Windows update
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4 years ago#6
What is your operating system and graphics card?
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4 years ago#7
Bird killer489 posted...
What is your operating system and graphics card?

Here's everything you could possibly want to know about my computer:

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System Information
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Time of this report: 10/1/2011, 17:14:51
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.101014-0432)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Inspiron 518
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7300 @ 2.66GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 3631MB used, 4783MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 6.00.6001.18000 32bit Unicode

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Display Devices
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Card name: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x944C)
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4 years ago#8
How much storage space to you have remaining on your primary C: drive?
4 years ago#9
GONtheSKYLORD posted...
How much storage space to you have remaining on your primary C: drive?

260GB are free, so plenty.
(I am aware you're probably being a smartass, but best not be rude when I need answers.)
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4 years ago#10
What I did is download the newest vcredist_x86.exe redistributable from microsoft.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=5555

(I think it was that one.)

Copy it and paste it into (I changed the old one to a vcredist_x86.bak first),

c:/program files (x86)/Electronic Arts/Battlefield 3 Beta/_Installer/vc/vc2008sp1/redist

Then try to reinstall again.
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