Update: found it at softpedia, rollback to correct version successful...changed policy to blit.
and...NO, that was not the issue. After all that work.
However your advice did save me all the trouble of spending more time on finding a fix that was not the issue.
Now I'm stumped. I'm trying a clean reinstall, to the letter. Will let you know the results.
Uninstalled, reinstalled, did everything precisely as instructed. I'm still getting the same error, in the same spot.
Edit2: Just out of curiosity I ran dxdiag, and it still says I'm using 10. I downloaded and installed the june 2010 9.0c...but it still says 10. Is this normal?
Last edited by CygnusAeternus; 10-11-2010 at 11:48 AM.