To keep the story short, I bought World of Warcraft, a Blizzard game. First, here's some info for anyone who might help me out. I have ME, Radeon9200, and WoW requires DX9.c. I installed DX9.c correctly, and upon restarting I saw the standard 'updating system configuration' (or something to that effect). At this point my energetic 10 year old little sister decides to turn the power off. Knowing that my sister may have just doomed the already unreliable OS that ME is, I quickly turned the power on and tried it out. Alas DirectX9.c was not completely installed. I've tried reinstalling it, editing the registry, using the DX diagnostic tool to look for any obvious problems, and even called the Microsoft tech support. I went through 3 low-level techs, a senior tech, their research department, and still no fix. They eventually just gave up and told me I'd have to reinstall ME. :dead: I no longer have any of these disks, as they were tragically lost in a move. So, Microsoft is shipping me a copy of ME (no charge), and I sit here with my free month of play wasting away. If only DX wasn't integrated in Microsoft OSs, and was easier to uninstall/reinstall. Any help from the Microsoft gurus out there would be greatly appreciated.