After I had to pay someone to reinstall Windows XP after my computer caught a NASTY virus, I put Comodo IS on here first thing.
After that I installed Space Rangers 2 (would try to start up but Comodo would ask about a zillion questions), DOSBox (dosbox.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close), and Civ 3 Complete (which runs fine.)
I played Civ 3 for a while, but after buying Sins of a Solar Empire I wanted to install and play that. After installing it, I tried to run it, but it quits after I start it.
I installed Sid Meier’s Pirates (the new one) just now wondering if Sid had somehow put a virus on my computer that allowed only his games to work. Instead I get the message “Unable to initialize DirectX.”
Do I need to uninstall everything and then reinstall it? (briefly considerd, but that takes lots of time.)
Do I need to uninstall and reinstall Comodo? (also considered, but didn’t think that would work.)
Do I need to get a registry cleaner? (Got Uniblue’s RegistryBooster 2009 put on here and it claims there are 106 problems, of which it can fix 15 unless I buy the full version.)
By the way, I am running Windows XP Media Edition with SP2 (SP3 is EVIL!!!), and Defense+ is set to Clean PC mode.
I have (most) always remembered to remove the game files from the “My Pending Files” list. I have forgotten once or twice, but still…
And the Training Mode solution does not seem to work. Everything acts as it always has. Pirates still says “Unable to initize DirectX” I am wondering if I somehow managed to goof up DirectX now, considering that both Sins and Space Rangers use DirectX for graphics.