DirectX 8.1 crashes programs on AMD computers
As PC-Welt.de reports, there is a bug in the current version of DirectX 8.1, which can cause the program to crash under WinXP on AMD computers. Microsoft is aware of this fact and is listed in the online knowledge base.
The page Q321178 has been on the MS server since July 8th, 2002, but it seems to have been so far not noticed yet. Microsoft has also provided a patch. However, only users with the specific bug (DirectX 8.1 applications acknowledge without an error message) should install this program. You can find a corresponding ForumBase thread here .