|Various dll's including ddraw.dll give errors|
Starting yesterday when I try to run applications that include video elements such as:
Windows Media Player 11
and others various error messages appear.
These all take the form of "The application or DLL c:\windows\system32\x is not a valid windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette."
The specific DLLs include:
ddraw.dll and devenum.dll
I can no longer view movies or run software that has to do with video capture or editing. Media Player (11) says it doesn't have the proper codec, then freezes. Windows Movie Maker runs, but cannot import any video because it claims it doesn't have the proper codec.
I have tried deleting the dll's in question, then reinstalling DirectX. But DirectX says it is already installed.
DXDIAG shows no problems with directx.
I restored various restore points, but each time the problem persists.