I'm believe I'm having problems with DirectX. I try to run Counter Strike and it crashes as soon as I get in the server. I've uninstalled Steam, Counter Strike, and my graphics driver about 7 times now, and it doesn't fix the problem. I also deleted the registry key for DirectX to see if I could do a clean install, but that didn't work, so I installed a program that put back my original DirectX 8.1.
dxdiag says I have DirectX 8.1, even though I've tried just about every download of DirectX9c, including the one at Microsoft. I read somewhere that DirectX9a could work, but I couldnt find a download of it. I noticed this problem occured when I installed WindowBlinds/Object Desktop/Vista replica skin about 2 weeks ago, so I uninstalled 4 days ago.
Anyone have any ideas?