Microsoft's DirectX consists of several APIs (Application Programming Interface) that handle the multimedia-related tasks within your Windows installation. While it's a vital component of the operating system, DirectX may suffer from problems that cripple its integrity from encountering errors or computer virus infestation. When this happens, it's recommended that you reinstall your OS in order to fix these wrongdoings.
An alternative to re-installing the OS
DirectX Eradicator provides an alternative to complete Windows re-installation by deleting the DirectX runtime core component through one sophisticated set of operations that detects the OS and its localization, searches for all DirectX files, folders and registry keys, disables the WFP (Windows File Protection) and then removes the items that have been found.
Be prepared before running the operation
This is done in a matter of seconds, once you have agreed to run the process. DirectX Eradicator warns you of the eventual side-effects upon execution. These include system instability and inoperable Windows installation. At this point in time, you might reconsider your options; however, getting here implies that you want to remove DirectX without reinstalling Windows.
Suitable for older operating system versions
DirectX Eradicator supports full uninstall of DirectX versions 2.0 to 9.0c on Windows 98, Millennium, 2000, XP and 2003 Server. Once the removal process finishes, the application requires you to restart your computer in order to complete the deletion of certain files and folders. The program provides a DirectX Rollback Wizard that restores DirectX from your Windows CD-ROM. Once again, it recommends that you restart your OS to finalize the procedure of restoration.
Removing DirectX no matter what
Therefore, it is advisable that you get your Windows CD-ROM ready prior to execution of DirectX Eradicator. In case things go completely wrong, you need to resort to the only available choice – OS re-installation. While this application does not guarantee the integrity of your OS, it surely gets rid of DirectX for you. Trying to install a different version of DirectX (9.0c for instance) only generates errors and it can be successfully completed.
A few last words
Bottom line, DirectX Eradicator is not a dream tool and it may just prove to be nothing but a delay in your Windows re-installation process (as this is the outcome in most cases reported by users). In any case, provided a copy of the operating system, this tool is bound to remedy your DirectX-related issues.