Every time I try to upgrade to directx 8 my system crashes and I cant access windows because it keeps trying to finish setting up during the startup and just freezes. Is it just that they are not compatible? I need it to run my DVD driver. Is this a fluke or just a compatibility problem? By the way I would use Linux except that it won't load to my PC, possibly due to my AMD chip, which sucks! Not that it would solve the problem, but that's why I'm stuck running this $hitty OS. Any Ideas, I'm tired of reinstalling windows.