This error can occur on Windows 8(.1) if you try to run an older application which requires previous DirectX versions to run. In this case, you will have to install the DirectX End-User Runtime. By default the latest version of DirectX is already included in Windows 8.1.
This error can appear randomly when your doing work on your system or when you try to game, but what causes it and how can you solve it? We will answer that question in this post and hopefully solve your problems