DirectX: Process Error. Cannot Find the Specified Path
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When you install Microsoft DirectX, you may receive the following English error message in a foreign language, such as Korean or Japanese:
Process Full Path Name create error. Problem: Cannot find the specified path.
This behavior can occur if one of the following conditions is true:
- You are attempting to install DirectX on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me) or Microsoft Windows 2000.
- Your computer logon name contains Unicode characters.
To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods:
Extract the Setup Files Manually
To extract the Setup files manually:
- Click Start, and then click Run.
- In Windows 2000, type cmd, and then click OK.
In Windows Me, type command, and then click OK.
- Type cd\directory, where directory is the path of the directory in which the DirectX setup file is located.
- Run the program using the following parameters /C /T: C:\DXTEMP. For example, if you use the Korean version of DirectX, type:
dx80kor.exe /c /t: c:\dxtemp
- Type cd\dxtemp, and then press ENTER.
- Type dxsetup.exe, and then press ENTER.
- Delete the DXTEMP directory after DirectX is installed.
Change Your Logon Name
Change your logon name so that it does not contain any Unicode characters.NOTE
: In Windows 2000, you need to create a new user, add that user to the Administrators group, and then login as that user.
Article ID: 290900 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 14:12:00 - Revision: 3.0
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
- Microsoft Windows 95
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