direct x updater
I ran the direct x updater on every install. I did several uninstalls and reinstalls while trying to fix problems. I also just went to the windows site and updated directly from that as well as my net runtime environment just in case. I also only disabled the audio codecs for my sigmatel card. I don't have much choice with getting new drivers there since the company got purchased by someone else and they are no longer putting out anything new for my internal audio.