ScooT9 Have you checked out the X10's minimum system requirements ?
Also, I believe your running OS winXP you stated in another post earlier, is that correct?
Check your .exe's properties settings for compatibility. Try changing some to other settings if possible
and test run
Edit: one more thought, I know you said you installed DX10, but from where? Was it the 2010-dx10 Redist. install ???
Here read this thread about X10 error's, near the bottom of posts you will see a link to a clean DX10 install... what have you got to lose
My games never have bugs. They just develop random features..
Lots and lots of random features...