Call of Duty World at War Demo [DirectX Error]

October 28, 2008 · Filed Under Bugs, Main Page, Problems 

Ok we are getting a few messages regarding people receiving and error when trying to load up the call of duty world at war demo:(d3dx9_37.dll was not found)

This error is caused by missing directx files, or in our case and older version of the file has overwritten a newer file which is causing an incompatibility issue, To fix This problem  you simply need to update your DirectX version.. You can update your DirectX by downloading & running this tool. This will solve your Call of Duty World at War error message when trying to start the pc demo.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE LATEST DIRECTX

Call of Duty World at War Demo DirectX Error

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136 Responses to “Call of Duty World at War Demo [DirectX Error]”

  1. Joe Hazard on October 28th, 2008 10:36 pm

    I am trying to play on our server. I am able to start a game then Randomly it boots me out of game and says the key is being used by someone else. This also Happened to others in our server. THX Joe

  2. güzel sözler on October 29th, 2008 3:43 am

    i m playing call of duty, i love cod

    güzel sözlers last blog post..Yavuz Sultan Selim Hakkında Bilgi

  3. JC on October 29th, 2008 4:49 am

    I have downloaded the DirectX setup stated above, but I am unable to install it. It locks up at Installing components: Initializing…

  4. Jamie Chapman on October 29th, 2008 6:25 am

    Legend. It’s all installed ok, and is working fine now. Thanks!

    xD

  5. THIS IS RIDICULOUS on October 29th, 2008 9:19 am

    ive done all of this shit, and now i just get a blank screen….

    i cant believe how retarded this is, the full game had better not have these problems

  6. creepertc on October 29th, 2008 9:24 am

    well, i got the direct x files updated, now cod5 crashes with this ‘Unhandled exception caught’
    please help……..

  7. ruubs on October 29th, 2008 10:19 am

    ive got the same probmlem as creepertc
    pleas help us!

  8. admin on October 29th, 2008 10:58 am

    Ok guys..

    I havn’t seen this issue:

    “Unhandled exception caught”

    YET… however this sounds like a sound driver issue.. Please download and install the latest sound drivers for your rig..

    http://downloads.guru3d.com/

    Try this if your using VISTA and are getting this error.

    Go to Control Panel
    The click on “Hardware and Sound”
    Click on “Sound”
    Doble click on “speakers”
    go to the Advanced tab
    Set the default format to “24 Bit, 48000 Hz (Studio Quality)”

    I am only assuming the people who are having trouble with this are using windows vista..

    correct me if i am wrong, and i’ll look into it further, but feel this should solve your problem.

    Keep me updated and i’ll do what i can to get you guys sorted out

  9. Stickfigure on October 29th, 2008 11:14 am

    I’m running XP SP2 and I am getting the “Unhandled exception caught” error.

  10. steve on October 29th, 2008 11:38 am

    hello im running xp and my cod5 crashes the same as the guy’s above, the screen goes black and nothing will happen? thanks.

  11. BRT on October 29th, 2008 12:40 pm

    If you get the Unhandled exception error, start the game in Safe Mode and change your config. Worked for me.

  12. p3rky on October 29th, 2008 12:57 pm

    This works!

    Other sites suggest downloading and pasting the d3dx9_37.dll file into your CoDWAW folder, but then you get another error.

    This method *works*

    :) thanks CoD5tv

  13. DEmon-13 on October 29th, 2008 1:02 pm

    admin greate thx to you.
    The CoD is runnig cool now )))))))))))))))

  14. RobTheCob on October 29th, 2008 1:45 pm

    Worked fine fore me, thanks!

  15. fl4sh on October 29th, 2008 1:48 pm

    i got same problem after fixing .dll error…
    plox help us further admin :D

  16. fl4sh on October 29th, 2008 2:02 pm

    FIXED F*CK YEA,
    Just when u Get into sound part as admin explained in 8th post, uncheck
    Allow applications to take esclusive control of this device.

    Fin, have phun

  17. juroo on October 29th, 2008 2:12 pm

    I have just updated the latest directx and it’s works

  18. tmac123 on October 29th, 2008 2:25 pm

    hey I fixed all the problems … but now when i start the game i get a black screen.. and it does nothing!
    CAN ANYBODY HELP PLEASE? :(

    and fot the unhandled exception error on XP
    go to system -> hardware manager -> sound, video, game -> DISABLE the unimode half thing

  19. Jai on October 29th, 2008 2:50 pm

    I get a error saying DirectX encounter a unrecoverable error. wtf i dont know what 2 do plz help

  20. chris on October 29th, 2008 4:14 pm

    i get a black screen and sound but no picture

  21. Thor on October 29th, 2008 4:17 pm

    i have problem to i can ply one map ( MAkin )
    at the other maps my pc goes down and said directX error what i can do I load the latest direct x version !

    Thors last blog post..Call of Duty: World at War

  22. eric on October 29th, 2008 4:44 pm

    i fixed the wrror above but now im getting a different error

    it say thd rive doesnt suppost a sertain kind of data, what does that mean?

  23. Brendan on October 29th, 2008 4:52 pm

    @ everyone with xp problems

    After looking through all the posts here and on other sites, I saw something that worked….go into My Computer…View System Info…Hardware….Device Manager…select Sound, Video, Game Controllers….then DISABLE Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio device….

  24. Brendan on October 29th, 2008 4:53 pm

    @ xp unhandedled problem

    After looking through all the posts here and on other sites, I saw something that worked….go into My Computer…View System Info…Hardware….Device Manager…select Sound, Video, Game Controllers….then DISABLE Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio device….

  25. Quini on October 29th, 2008 4:57 pm

    I changed my sounds to 48000 studio quality but nothing happened :S still get the error…

  26. me on October 29th, 2008 7:06 pm

    when i start it up, all i get is a blank screen with no sound. IN the very beginning, i may see the cursor, but that is it.

  27. Brandon Christman on October 29th, 2008 7:42 pm

    how does it work

    Brandon Christmans last blog post..Call of Duty World at War Demo [DirectX Error]

  28. chewy on October 29th, 2008 10:11 pm

    so i go to play and all i get is a black screen, but i can here all the sounds. please advise

  29. jon on October 29th, 2008 10:50 pm

    thanks. that fixed it, but now i get an error saying

    Error during initialization:
    Video card or driver does not support dynamic textures.

    What should i do now?

  30. roakfurt on October 29th, 2008 11:19 pm

    i get “video card or driver doesn’t support seperate alpha blend,glow will be disabled.”

    wat does this mean? wat do i do to fix it?

  31. Brandon on October 30th, 2008 1:42 am

    I downloaded the new direct x and updated my video card drivers. Running a Radeon 9800 Pro.

    I get the game to start loading. I hear sound but the screen is black. HELP!

  32. Pist on October 30th, 2008 2:02 am

    i updated, but it comes up with an error message that said direct x encountered an unrecoverable problem

    check the read me for possible solutions

  33. ZIGAP on October 30th, 2008 3:01 am

    I have the same problem. When i start the game all i get is sound from menu, but NO PICTURE, justi black screen, i ha ATI RADEON HD 2600 PRO…

    Any solution?

  34. Leon on October 30th, 2008 6:00 am

    Helped with me tyvm.

  35. Tony on October 30th, 2008 8:43 am

    yea im on vista 32 and i had the directx problem, sorted that out. But now i satrt cod up screen goes black then windows tells me its stopped working.. grr lol help!!

  36. Roly333 on October 30th, 2008 10:05 am

    ….

  37. Roly333 on October 30th, 2008 10:10 am

    My problem is the following: If i change the Default Format to 16 bit, 8000 Hz or 16 bit, 11025 Hz or 16 bit, 16000 Hz i get the “Unhandled exception caught” error.
    But: If i change the Default Format to 16 bit, 22500 Hz or 16 bit, 48000 Hz or 24 bit, 44100 Hz or 24 bit, 48000 Hz i only see a black screen and nothing else. I also dont hear any sound.
    I have the SoundMax Integrated HD Audio Device installed (i downloaded it from my motherboard supporter’s official website).
    So how can i solve this problem?

  38. PoshdoG on October 30th, 2008 10:53 am

    Same as Tony here

    Right,
    I’ve downloaded the beta
    registered at cod hq
    received my code
    updated Direct x
    installed the game
    the bugger wont open ?

    I get the following
    Call of duty WOW has stopped working

    A problem caused the prog to stop working correctly
    blah blah blah

    Deleted it
    downloaded it from somewhere else
    installed it again
    Same old same old

    I’m losing the will to live!

  39. martin on October 30th, 2008 11:09 am

    well my error is error during intilation video card or driver dosent support UBYTE4N vertex data anyone no why this would be and may you help me out please

  40. stebobkid on October 30th, 2008 11:20 am

    it says blinkw32.dll was not found aaaaaaaah im going crazy ive re-downloaded it twice still no luck

  41. jack4 on October 30th, 2008 11:58 am

    i had the same problem. now going back through the process to try again!

    im so glad i will be playing the proper version on ps3, computers are such bastards for gaming

  42. stbrevita on October 30th, 2008 1:15 pm

    Well dont know about anyone else but totally fed up with trying to get this to work doesnt seem to be any response to the problem with it failing to start up (vista) from company. Ill will be cancelling my pre order until they sort out this.

  43. admin on October 30th, 2008 1:39 pm

    It’s a Beta version … so that when the full / retail version is released that there are no bugs, People think the beta is a demo.. The beta is a testing phase to address issues that were not picked up under controlled circumstances.

    I have emailed, the Gods above .. and am waiting a reply now, they will get back to me before the callofduty forums get answers so soon as news comes to hand i’ll create a post about it, anyway shouldn’t be too much longer.

    You reply’s are helping get to the bottom of this, I didn’t realize at first how wide spread this problem was, but now seeing that so many are experiencing issues we should be close to a result soon.

    Keep posting your errors and we will hit this on the head ASAP

  44. jake on October 30th, 2008 3:11 pm

    When i start up cod 5 i get no error message and the game looks as though it will work however the screen just stays black but i still have sound. my nvida drives are all up to date and i have updated directx please help!

  45. Rataplan on October 30th, 2008 3:15 pm

    I’ve blackscreen too, and i’m at devices.. in dutch.. Which one i need?
    -Theater video?
    -MVC Codec
    -Audiocodecs
    -audioprograms
    -Videoprog.
    -Media service
    -MPU-401 MIDI
    -Vid. codecs?

    I really don’t know what needs to be disabled..

  46. a.abdoun on October 30th, 2008 4:13 pm

    i downloaded the cod 5 beta And every time i try to open the setup it says open with and its doesent open at all
    i got windows vista and is the file ment to be 866,272KB?

  47. Jon on October 30th, 2008 4:33 pm

    Well now,

    I’ve reinstalled the beta, upgraded the DirectX9c package, unistalled and reinstalled both the game and DirectX9c repeatly in different successions. AND NOW the result…I still get the “cannot find d3dx9_37.dll error.

    Next?

  48. Jon on October 30th, 2008 4:37 pm

    Other sites suggest downloading and pasting the d3dx9_37.dll file into your CoDWAW folder, but then you get another error.

  49. adam on October 30th, 2008 4:57 pm

    ya i did all of tht, updated video card, updated sound drivers and no more errors….but now like veryone else here…….BLACK SCREEN!!!

    HELP!!!

  50. Charlie on October 30th, 2008 5:23 pm

    I have re-installed 4 times now and keep getting the same error after clicking game icon:

    ‘Error during initialization: Unhandled exception caught’

    I dont have the Unimodem option in my device manager, I have the latest DXc, tried disabling sound. I might try throwing the whole lot out the f****** window……that might help!!

  51. imartin on October 30th, 2008 6:57 pm

    So, I updated the DirectX files but now its telling me that my “Video card or driver does not support UBYTE4N vertex data”. Please help.

  52. Chad on October 30th, 2008 8:56 pm

    I get an error saying

    “Video Card or driver doesnt support UBYTE4N vertex data”

    Um Wow Help!

  53. Pist on October 30th, 2008 9:03 pm

    WTF i hate this damn game

    i had one error now i have another

    i updated, but it comes up with an error message that said direct x encountered an unrecoverable problem

    check the read me for possible solutions

    the readme says

    WIN_ERROR
    “Fatal Error”

    WIN_OUT_OF_MEM_BODY
    “Out of memory error. You are probably low on hard disk space.”

    WIN_OUT_OF_MEM_TITLE
    “Out of memory error”

    WIN_UNABLE_LOAD_DLL_BODY
    “Unable to load a DLL. Possibly due to low memory, insufficient hard drive space, or missing DLL files.”

    WIN_DIRECTX_INIT_TITLE
    “DirectX Error”

    WIN_DIRECTX_INIT_BODY
    “DirectX encountered an unrecoverable error.

    Check the readme for possible solutions.”

  54. drapsag on October 30th, 2008 9:59 pm

    At first got the missing dll error. Resolved that then got the Unhandled exception error. Tried everything. Ended up completely disabling my audio in the BIOS of my computer. Now, COD5 tries to start, a black screen appears for about a minute. My hard drive is going nuts then boom, crash with an unhandled exception error. I don’t think it is audio related because my audio is diabled completely. Plus, it doesn’t happen until at least a minute or so while the game attempts to load.

    My specs:

    Intel P35 Chipset motherboard
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6550
    2GB DDR2, 667Mhz
    160GB Seagate SATA HD with 79GB free space
    NVidia 9600GT w/latest drivers
    Realtek HD Audio w/latest drivers (disabled in BIOS)
    Windows Vista 32-bit with latest updates
    Firewall Disabled
    Anti-virus disabled
    Nothing else running it systray except for sidebar.
    I do not overclock.
    COD4 works great

  55. Connor on October 30th, 2008 10:12 pm

    nobody has answered the issue with the black screen, and as i have the same problem, i would appreciate it if anybody knew the problem and how to fix it. thanks.

  56. Erik Riggs on October 30th, 2008 10:54 pm

    i really need help, another error, “video card or driver doesnt support alpha blending” PLZ HELP, I AM DYIN TO PLAY THIS GAME!

  57. croky on October 30th, 2008 11:25 pm

    Regarding the radeon 9800. I have one of those and i think this game is unsuported because it doesn’t work.

    I had the dll problem, latest catalyst drivers and a dx update solved that problem. But i’m getting the blank screen as well.

    Anyway, if you read the required system settings regarding the gfx. It says 1600XT or higher for ATI. Tha means shader model 3.0 or higher. Radeon 9800 is SM 2.1 .

    I whish i could be wrong … or they can fix it in the final version, who knows …

  58. admin on October 30th, 2008 11:43 pm

    “drapsag”

    This is very strange, out test system we are using is exactly the same as your system, and we didn’t get any errors…

    Our test rig is using XP SP3.. that is the only difference i can see..

    waiting on a reply from the dev’s but keep on posting so i can pass on the errors and hopefully get to the bottom of this asap ..

    It is beta .. so things like this do happen and you are helping fix for the retail version.

  59. Nirvana on October 31st, 2008 1:06 am

    i have fixed the exception caught error, but now all i get is sound and no picture. i’d love to play this beta, so any ideas on how to handle this issue?

  60. redder on October 31st, 2008 2:26 am

    post # 8

    is right on the mark

    great work dude

  61. Jakob on October 31st, 2008 3:50 am

    can u answer to the error with black screen. if u dont now please type that u dont now

  62. sbGoogle on October 31st, 2008 4:30 am

    look read this….Our test system running call of duty world at war / cod 5 / call of duty 5 has the following hardware: E7200 @ 3.4ghz, 2 gig ram & a 9600gt video card…look for videon card i have 9600xt but i have black screen…i don’t know what is wrong

    ———————————————-
    sorry for my english

  63. RyanORLY on October 31st, 2008 9:04 am

    Thanks this really helped!

  64. frustrated on October 31st, 2008 9:14 am

    This is why I hate PC gaming…it’s a ball breaker to get this thing running.

    Console gaming FTW.

  65. a7m1 on October 31st, 2008 9:29 am

    i will try this
    my last solution available for win xp
    but it is x64
    i wish it solved the massive problem
    Thank You

  66. a7m1 on October 31st, 2008 9:31 am

    BTW: fix for windows vista has no relationship with dx as i think

    Ok if you get this message “Error during initialization: Unhandled exception caught” this fix should help.

    1- Go to Control Panel
    2- The click on “Hardware and Sound”
    3- Click on “Sound”
    4- Doble click on “speakers”
    5- go to the Advanced tab
    6- Set the default format to “24 Bit, 48000 Hz (Studio Quality)”
    7- Thats it!

    Now for Windows XP users, there is currently no fix but I’ll try to keep a look out.
    source:http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/callofduty/show_msgs.php?topic_id=m-1-46247606&pid=944197
    good luck all

  67. Prop on October 31st, 2008 9:46 am

    Most if not all newer Radeon cards do not support Shader 3.0. ATI went a different route. I have a X800 GTO and get the black screen too.

  68. Joâo Prieto on October 31st, 2008 11:59 am

    thank´s, the crazy thing off the sound cards work´s.
    Thank you.
    Vista Ultimate
    core2duo e4300
    2 GB 667
    nvidia 8600 GT Magic
    sound blaster SB audigy

  69. still getting black screen on October 31st, 2008 12:08 pm

    Hey there
    ive done all the things i found on this site and the other site of cod ww but i still get the Black screen i can hear the sound of the video and the option menu (i gezz so) but i hope u can help

    N

  70. jokkkkkkkk on October 31st, 2008 12:58 pm

    I HAVE BLACKSCREEN HELP ME PLEASE

  71. adoniscy on October 31st, 2008 1:51 pm

    when i go to change the resolution cod5 crashes and terminates…

    what happen?

  72. jack on October 31st, 2008 4:04 pm

    Umm heres the problem i have i open cod5 and it says

    Error During initialization:

    video card or driver doesn’t support UBYTE4N vertx data.

    PLEASE HELLLLLPPPPP

  73. adnoble on October 31st, 2008 5:16 pm

    I get the Direct X update problem. When I go to do the update it says an “internal error has occurred, and to please review my dxerror.log & directx.log. After that I cannot complete the update.

  74. samy on October 31st, 2008 5:27 pm

    Hi

    at first i got the d3dx9_37.dll error but later when i updated directx drivers i dont get that problem.Now when i start the game there aint black windows like you guys say you have…its just seems cod is starting but in a few moments i got “send error” and “don’t send error report” …..

  75. Dustin on October 31st, 2008 5:37 pm

    Why do I get an Authenticating error while I try to join a server?? I have the direct 9X Download I have high speed internet and I still can’t get into a server!! Whats the problem?

  76. hammer on October 31st, 2008 7:25 pm

    ja have error

    Direct3Ddevice9::present failed:driver internal error

  77. demon on October 31st, 2008 10:26 pm

    i 2 have the black screen with no sound

  78. tim on November 1st, 2008 5:21 am

    Turn the sound to dvd quality and the Unhandled exception caught problem is gone:D it’s 16 bit 48000hz and it’s solved, it worked with me

  79. ash on November 1st, 2008 11:47 am

    Hey i got passed the bit with the “dx thing missing.. now i have a problem saying.. (diretx encountered a unrecoverable error..check the readme for solutions)Please i wanna play this game!!!

  80. fishy on November 2nd, 2008 12:26 am

    still waiting on an XP fix the the “unrecoverable error”

  81. Clyde on November 2nd, 2008 12:53 am

    IS ANYONE GOING TO ADDRESS THIS BLACK SCREEN PROBLEM…

  82. matt on November 2nd, 2008 3:37 am

    hey sammy i the problem with u and me is the same u msot liekly have ATI RAadeon 512mb graphics card.

    ATI RAdeon suck crap ass shit bobsaget and cant even handle runscape.

  83. patrox on November 2nd, 2008 5:41 am

    thanks first for the dx-update and second for the
    speaker solution…

    now im glad =)

  84. Charlie on November 2nd, 2008 6:15 am

    How do I turn the sound to dvd quality in XP in order to fix the ‘Unhandled exception caught’ error?

    I wish others would say whether thier fix is for Vista or XP….:-(

  85. remix on November 2nd, 2008 6:49 am

    It blocks with intialiseren.. help?

  86. NuTKr@cKeR on November 2nd, 2008 7:17 am

    The DVD quality is only for vista and the unimodem half-duplex is only for XP Service pack 3 i am still waiting for the proper XP sollution… hope i helped

  87. Litty on November 2nd, 2008 10:08 am

    Hey, I’ve got the issue with the blank screen when opening up using XP SP3. The sound is coming through but no picture is being shown.

    I’ve updated to the latest DirectX and have the latest drivers installed for my ATI FireGL X2 256 card. Pc’s are crap, this issue reminds me why I got an Xbox….

  88. mike on November 2nd, 2008 11:23 am

    hey i solved the dll error but now i have the error UBYTE4N and it said “erro during instaltion video card or driver doesnt support UBYTE4Nvertex data” plz help me with this im kinda ticked off that my cp wont let me play cod world at war

  89. Smoked on November 2nd, 2008 12:10 pm

    Hey, im having the “directx has encountered an unrecoverable error” problem. Is there a fix yet?

  90. Anonymos on November 2nd, 2008 8:08 pm

    OK @ THE BLACK SCREEN

    I too have the black screen with NO SOUND.

    there is NOTHING WE CAN DO

    cod5 just SUCKS

    what it has to do is no matter how good our graphics cards are, they have to have SM 3.0 support to run cod5

    I know it sucks, but maybe there will be a patch or something,

    I looked for a Graphics card patch but found nothing,

    if you have a patch, or something PLEASE tell me!

  91. Daniel on November 3rd, 2008 12:26 pm

    1-Download the COD: WOW Beta and got my key
    2-installed
    3-I run this game (desktop or folder of the game)
    4-hourglass appears to 1s
    5-Nothing happensOs: Windows Xp pro SP2

  92. Daniel on November 3rd, 2008 12:27 pm

    1-Download the COD: WOW Beta and got my key
    2-installed
    3-I run this game (desktop or folder of the game)
    4-hourglass appears to 1s
    5-Nothing happensOs: Windows Xp pro SP3

  93. NuTKr@cKeR on November 3rd, 2008 12:53 pm

    OK back to the unhandled exception found pls can someone post the xp fix plssssssssssssss!!!!!! and dont tell me the unimodem half duplex thingy cus i dont have it pls we need to play!!!!!!!

  94. stefan on November 3rd, 2008 4:31 pm

    hi there i got a black screen when i start it up but i can hear my sound but i cant see anything but black my friend sasys its my graphics card and you have to change the graphics on cod 5 beta to make it work but how do i do that

  95. Paul on November 3rd, 2008 7:06 pm

    FIXXX!!

    For the problem with changing resolution then crash.

    Make sure you’ve turned of Xfire before changing everything!

    GG

  96. wuaowhoa!! on November 3rd, 2008 11:00 pm

    WHERE DO I GET THE LATEST GRAPHICS CARD IT STILLL SAYS GLOW WILL BE DISABLED AND IT WONT WORK SOME1 PLZ HELP!!!!!

  97. NuTKr@cKeR on November 4th, 2008 10:38 am

    XFire being off while trying to run does not work, I repeat does not work…… Can Someone help with the unhandled exception caught problem please?!?!?!!?!?!??

  98. Adrian on November 4th, 2008 2:37 pm

    its not letting me install the directx download it says windows xp failed to install or something like that wat should i do plz help me

  99. Johnny on November 4th, 2008 3:53 pm

    I’ve downloaded the game and started it. Got that error and fixed it with the download link. Now i start again, and then Cod 5 doesnt respond and gives me that windowsxp report bug thingy. Any clues?

  100. Silent on November 4th, 2008 6:52 pm

    “It appears that Call of Duty: World at War did not quit properly the last time it ran.
    WTF help pleas, i downloaded the DIVx thing from this site but still didnt work :(

  101. paulyd on November 5th, 2008 4:33 pm

    Hi.
    Please help!!!! When I go to run COD 5 it comes up with a message video card or driver doesnt support seperate alpha blend, glow will be disabled. I click yes and it the games does not play. I have downloaded the latest version of dierect x and I have a 256mb nvidia fx 5500 card. Any ideas folks?

  102. admin on November 5th, 2008 4:37 pm

    You need shadder model 3 support, i dont think your video card supports that.

  103. admin on November 5th, 2008 4:42 pm

    you can get a cheap 9600gt for $50 these days that is good enough or even a 7900 of ebay $35

  104. crazy_vi3t on November 5th, 2008 5:06 pm

    computer is XP…

    “error…video card or driver dosn’t support alpha blending”

    HELLLLLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  105. Adrian on November 5th, 2008 6:52 pm

    can someone help me its not allowing me to dl directx when i go to dl it just says intializing forever then says failed to dl plz help me

  106. Stickfigure on November 6th, 2008 9:54 am

    So still no fix for XP yet?

  107. karl on November 6th, 2008 7:02 pm

    Hi, i fixed the problem on the d3dx9_37.dll error by updating my directx. but now i get a “cod5 has encountered a problem and needs to close” i have 2GB RAM and NVidia Gforce 7300 GT graphics card. CAN ANYBOLD HELP PLS?

  108. kyle on November 6th, 2008 8:26 pm

    keep on getting a error message saying “a cabinet file for installation can not be trusted. please verify cryptograhpic services are enabled and the cabinet file certifiacte is valid” i didnt have this problem on my vista comp

  109. adam on November 6th, 2008 10:44 pm

    all i can say is this:
    1.Does Activison know of this problem?
    2.If they do why arent they doin anything?
    3.If the real game turns out like this…cod faliure

  110. Arkansas Bob on November 7th, 2008 1:45 am

    I have been trying to install this game for days! 1st, no key code. 2nd, no d3d9… 3rd, initializing error. I have played this game at a friends and it is bad ass, but activision best believe i am not going to pay $50 for a game that i can’t even play the BETA!

  111. Jonathan Heifetz on November 7th, 2008 1:48 pm

    i fixed the problem with the d3dx9_37. just update the DirectX.
    now i can get into the game BUT, when I try to load a map( or just opening my own room) it stucks at the beginning of the loading. i just see the map’s picture and it starts to load but then it stucks.
    help anyone?

  112. randomFire on November 7th, 2008 3:28 pm

    Well, at least i didn’t have any problems…who am i kidding.

    d3d9blahblah – update to dx10
    Unhandled exception – Update sound + graphics card drivers
    blank screen but hear sound – try to play anyway, just guessing where to click cos i dunno how to fix it

    XP SP3, and running cod4 np.

  113. Charlie on November 7th, 2008 5:36 pm

    Hear hear Bob! I have had the ‘Unhandled exception error caught’ message forever and nobody seems to know a fix for XP. I have tried EVERYTHING to fix it!!!!

    My £40 is staying right in my pocket if I cant even play the Beta either!

    Sony Vaio RZ422P Duel Core
    XP Pro
    Nvidia GeForce 7950GT 512MB AGP
    P4 3.2 gig
    2gig RAM
    1680 x 1050 resolution
    Soundblaster NX Audigy (USB)
    DX9c

  114. crazy_vi3t on November 7th, 2008 7:10 pm

    you got to have the right PC to play it…
    heres my beta code for yus hu aint got it

    TECT-9XJ9-XEAX-UEM4-1F56

    psn = crazy_vi3t

  115. Arkansas Bob on November 8th, 2008 12:32 am

    I guess you can have my BETA key too, since I can’t play the damn thing. TJXX-MSM4-TMJT-T4JX-07A4. Hope SOMEONE gets to use it.

  116. YGHK on November 8th, 2008 4:01 pm

    my don’t work because laptop graphic card is crap

  117. Stickfigure on November 9th, 2008 3:15 am

    Still no fix for XP yet?

  118. Pepitoz on November 9th, 2008 4:50 am

    can u please fix the whole black screen when it opens and only sounds on xp. Because if u dont fix it by the end of the beta testing im not buying a game that potentially isn’t going to work, or buy it then wait for a chronic patch that just about caps my internet. So please email me if u fix the problem or sumthing because loosing a consumer is not what you want. i might go buy TF2 to play with my friends because it’s cheaper and easier to run. so i advise u fix it soon.

  119. Vasilisn1p on November 9th, 2008 5:02 am

    i will leave some fixes of errors happned to me i have win xp and 8400 gs first error is the game won’t run the fix is download the d3dx9_37.dll and place it in the game folder then a dx error fixed with update and disable Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio device then a changing resolution crash fixed with turning xfire off this errors happned to me and i fixed it and this site helped me alot thanks and now cod 5 run great but the only error is i cant play in map castle. thanks and i wish a have helped

  120. Vasilisn1p on November 9th, 2008 5:06 am

    the dx error fixed with update only and the black screen with disable Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio device srry

  121. Stickfigure on November 9th, 2008 10:17 am

    Nope. I’ve disbaled the unimodem half duplex and closed XFire plus I’ve updated my direct x yet I am still getting the “Unhandled exception caught” error.

  122. Vasilisn1p on November 9th, 2008 12:42 pm

    i didn’t had this error srry i can’t help u

  123. FACKINSHT on November 10th, 2008 6:40 pm

    NOT everyone with xp 3 has UNIMODEM DUples device in their hardware devices. I don’t have it so i can’t turn it off. Is there a fix for us?

  124. Martin on November 11th, 2008 10:46 am

    Hey when i start COD 5 its say canot conect to online sevice what shal i do ? plz help

  125. JOHN on November 12th, 2008 7:12 am

    i get “video card or driver doesn’t support seperate alpha blend,glow will be disabled.”

    wat does this mean? wat do i do to fix it?

    JOHNs last blog post..4870 & COD:WAW Compeition Run and Won.

  126. Mike on November 12th, 2008 2:09 pm

    When I try and load up the demo, it says that it cannot connect to the online service? Help please as I want to see how it is before I buy the game. I’m not going to buy it until I see how well it runs on my pc!

  127. Stickfigure on November 13th, 2008 4:56 am

    Wow.

    So COD5 is being released tomorrow and I still can’t play it. There is no ways that I am buying this game if I know I’m going to be getting stupid errors. Well done Treyarch. Been more than 2 weeks now and still no fix for XP.

  128. Fernando Zabot on November 13th, 2008 7:04 pm

    Hi Guys

    I installed the game on my lap top… I have a Radeon X700 128mb… but all I get is a black Screen with sound. Nothing appears, just the sounds and black screen. Do you have any Idea how to fix it? I used to play a lot Cod4 on my laptop… I thought this one should also work but nothing appears, what should I do????

  129. darkiller on November 14th, 2008 10:14 pm

    someone pls help!!! i can see the menus hear the sounds, but i can’t see the actual gameplay. i can see things like the health and xp bars but nothing else!!!!
    my pc stats r:
    BFG 8600 GT OC
    Amd 3600+
    4bg ram
    1 tb hd
    xp sp3

    cod 4 works fine and i can even run crysis on high!!! why the hell dosent cod5 work??????

  130. SvendK on November 15th, 2008 10:49 pm

    Uh uh uh… I don’t know if it has been said, but I started having that directx error. It got fixed by putting the file in system dir. Afterwards I got the exception error. I got the dxwebsetup which fixed that. That or renaming the video-file in main/video. But then the I just got blank screen.

    Accidently, to get the game to exit I pressed ESC, and then I came to the menu! :D

  131. HammerChucker on November 16th, 2008 12:49 am

    Regarding the Online Service Error … I’m reading that they have stopped allow the beta version to work with their online service. The 1.1 update also will not recognize the beta version and complete the upgrade.

  132. Juampi on November 16th, 2008 11:26 pm

    WIN_CONFIGURE_UPDATED_TITLE
    “Recommended Settings Updated”

    WIN_CONFIGURE_UPDATED_BODY
    “The recommended settings have been updated since the last time you ran Call of Duty: World at War.
    Would you like the game to configure itself optimally with these new settings?

    This is recommended for most people. It will change your system settings but not your controls.”

    WIN_LOW_MEMORY_BODY
    “It looks like you are low on virtual memory.
    This can cause the game to run slowly and it may stop completely.
    It is highly recommended that you close some programs before running Call of Duty: World at War.

    Do you want to run Call of Duty: World at War anyway?”

    WIN_LOW_MEMORY_TITLE
    “Low Memory”

    WIN_COLORDEPTH_WARN_BODY
    “It is highly unlikely that a correct windowed display can be
    initialized with the current desktop display depth. Select
    ‘OK’ to try anyway. Press ‘Cancel’ if you wish to quit.”

    WIN_COLORDEPTH_WARN_TITLE
    “Low Desktop Color Depth”

    WIN_COMPUTER_CHANGE_BODY
    “Your computer appears to have changed since the last time you ran Call of Duty: World at War.
    Would you like the game to configure itself optimally for your new hardware?

    This is recommended for most people.
    It will change your system settings but not your controls.”

    WIN_COMPUTER_CHANGE_TITLE
    “Set Optimal Settings?”

    WIN_DISK_FULL_BODY
    “Call of Duty: World at War couldn’t write a file. The hard drive is probably full.”

    WIN_DISK_FULL_TITLE
    “File Write Error”

    WIN_IMPROPER_QUIT_BODY
    “It appears that Call of Duty: World at War did not quit properly the last time it ran.
    Do you want to run the game in safe mode?

    This is recommended for most people.
    It will change your system settings but not your controls.”

    WIN_IMPROPER_QUIT_TITLE
    “Run In Safe Mode?”

    WIN_ERROR
    “Fatal Error”

    WIN_OUT_OF_MEM_BODY
    “Out of memory error. You are probably low on hard disk space.”

    WIN_OUT_OF_MEM_TITLE
    “Out of memory error”

    WIN_UNABLE_LOAD_DLL_BODY
    “Unable to load a DLL. Possibly due to low memory, insufficient hard drive space, or missing DLL files.”

    WIN_DIRECTX_INIT_TITLE
    “DirectX Error”

    WIN_DIRECTX_INIT_BODY
    “DirectX encountered an unrecoverable error.

    Check the readme for possible solutions.”

    HELP ME PLZ!

  133. danny on November 18th, 2008 9:48 am

    any 1 now how to fix BLACK screen problem in menu ? i still hear the sound but …nothing on the screen, can any body plzz help me ?

  134. sean on November 18th, 2008 9:53 am

    WELL ALL YOU PEOPLE WITH THE BLACK SCREEN OF DEATH PLEASE READ WHAT IT SAYS ON THE SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS ON THE GAME PACKAGING WITH REGARDS TO THE VIDEO CARD, UPDATING DIRECT X OR VIDEO DRIVERS WILL NOT WORK, ITS ALL TO DO WITH SOMTHING CALLED PIXEL SHADING, YOU NEED A CARD THAT SUPPORTS SHADER 3 LIKE IT SAYS ON THE PACKET IF YOU CAN HEAR THE SOUND BUT HAVE THE BLACK SCREEN YOUR CARD IS NOT SUPPORTED, I HAD AN ATI RADEON 256 X600 WHICH RAN COD4 FINE BUT WONT RUN WAW, JUST BOUGHT A GEFORCE 9500GT 512MB FROM PC WORLD £50.00 NOW THE GAME RUNS FINE, I KNOW YOU THINK YOU CAN GET ROUND THIS AND DONT WANT TO BUY A NEW CARD I FELT THE SAME, BUT YOU CANT GET AROUND IT, LIKE IT SAYS ON THE TIN YOU NEED THE MIN SPEC VIDEO CARD.

  135. on3 on November 19th, 2008 4:38 am

    i have a 9600 GT 512MB and im still getting the direct x unhandled something.. updated everything.

  136. ATIF on November 19th, 2008 5:18 am

    Solution for Windows XP users:
    ————————————

    “Unhandeled Exception Error” fixed
    It worked for me very well. Solution is as under:

    Go to “My Computer”
    Right click on it Select “Properties”
    “Hardware” then “Device Manager”
    Select “Sound video and game control”
    There, disable “UniModem full Duplex Audio Device”

    Now run the game & Enjoy

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