DirectDraw



Forklitttt
07-09-2005, 10:41 PM
im trying to load and play a game..and keep getting an error after i load it
about directdraw..i have windows xp..how do i play the game or get rid of the
error..TY...

Jerry
07-09-2005, 10:41 PM
Do you have DirectX 9.0c installed?

"Forklitttt" <Forklitttt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F71BD706-4C91-4820-A2D8-27C7EF9F5D86@microsoft.com...
> im trying to load and play a game..and keep getting an error after i load
> it
> about directdraw..i have windows xp..how do i play the game or get rid of
> the
> error..TY...

Forklitttt
07-09-2005, 10:41 PM
yes i do..and i treid doing a software compatibility test..still dont work...

"Jerry" wrote:

> Do you have DirectX 9.0c installed?
>
> "Forklitttt" <Forklitttt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F71BD706-4C91-4820-A2D8-27C7EF9F5D86@microsoft.com...
> > im trying to load and play a game..and keep getting an error after i load
> > it
> > about directdraw..i have windows xp..how do i play the game or get rid of
> > the
> > error..TY...
>
>
>

Jimmy S.
07-09-2005, 10:41 PM
Hi Forklittt,

It might be your video drivers which are causing that direct draw error.

Updating video card drivers can solve most gaming issues. Here's some
simple abc's to always keep in mind. a. Shut off download accelerators,
firewalls and antivirus programs when downloading or installing updates;
b. Check for game patches: www.avault.com/pcrl/patches_list.asp?letter=a
c. Make sure you meet the game's minimum video and system requirements.

Here are the steps I recommend you use to update your driver:

1. To identify the make and model of your card, right click your
Desktop, choose Properties / Settings / Advanced / Adapter.

2. Download the latest video driver for your card online, using
http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits/Video.html#drivers
to find the website to download from. I also have advanced
video driver and direct X troubleshooting steps on that page.

3. Save the .exe driver (or extract the zip file) to a folder
in My Documents named after the driver version number.

4. Restart the computer in Safe Mode by pressing the F8 key
about once every second as it's rebooting to pick Safe Mode.

5. Click Start / (settings) Control Panel / System / Hardware
Device Manager / expand +Display Adapters / right click on
the adapter, pick "Uninstall", and click No if asked to reboot.

6. Use Control Panel / Add-Remove programs to uninstall the
previous driver (exe)software which may have been installed.

7. Restart the computer in Safe Mode by pressing the F8 key
about once every second as it's rebooting to pick Safe Mode.

8. If the driver is NOT a (.exe)program file, GO TO step 11.

9. When Windows prompts you to install the video adapter, click
"Cancel" and Double click the driver program to begin installation.
* Even if not prompted, doubleclick the driver and install it.

10. After you reboot, go to Control Panel / Display / Settings and
choose 32 bit Color Quality, and 800x600 or higher Resolution.
That's it! Scroll down to the Troubleshooter if you have problems.

11. When Windows prompts you to install the video adapter, click
"Install from a list or specific location", click the "Browse" button,
browse to the My documents folder where you saved the driver,
and finally click on one of the driver files to begin installation.

** If you are not prompted, or if the driver was updated automatically:
Click Start / (settings) Control Panel / System / Hardware Device Manager
expand +Display Adapters / right click on the adapter, pick "Update Driver"
to start the Update Wizard, choose the "Install from a list..." option:
Browse to My Documents\ folder with the driver in it
Click OK and click Next to begin the update.

12. After you reboot, go to Control Panel / Display / Settings and
choose 32 bit Color Quality, and 800x600 or higher Resolution.
That's it! Try the advice in the Troubleshooter if you have problems.

TROUBLESHOOTING:

Test your drivers using DXDiag: Click Start / Run / type: DXDIAG
Click the "Test" buttons in the Display, Sound, Music & Network Tabs;
If any of the Display options are Disabled and you cannot Enable them,
your most likely solution would be to update your Chipset Drivers as per
my website: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits/Video.html#v11

Your program might not support dual monitors, or "dual head" video cards
You can disable the extra video output in your display properties control
panel. Click Start>Settings>Control Panel>Display>Settings>Advanced.

Along with your Video card, Sound Cards, Motherboard Chipsets,
and Video Monitors may also require updated drivers. Even your
motherboard's BIOS may need to be updated for compatibility with
your Video card. These steps are listed at: http://NibblesNbitsVideo.tk

Perhaps the old Video drivers did not completely uninstall. If that's the
case, use these utility to completely uninstall the drivers and go to step
7:
nvidia: http://content.guru3d.com/index.php?page=detonatorrip&menu=0
or for all cards including nvidia use: http://www.driverheaven.net/cleaner/

The latest video drivers sometime don't work with a particular game.
(Check the Video suggestions in the readme.txt file in your game folder/CD)
If there's no suggestions, try an older (WHQL) driver, and/or if you still
experience problems try a Beta driver, or even an Omega driver instead:

BETA Drivers: http://download.guru3d.com/
OMEGA Drivers: http://www.omegacorner.com/

There you have it, if you have any questions feel free to post them! :-)

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

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"Forklitttt" <Forklitttt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:897ACA6B-9488-46C4-B6DD-981E8371803D@microsoft.com...
| yes i do..and i treid doing a software compatibility test..still dont work...
|
| "Jerry" wrote:
|
| > Do you have DirectX 9.0c installed?
| >
| > "Forklitttt" <Forklitttt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > news:F71BD706-4C91-4820-A2D8-27C7EF9F5D86@microsoft.com...
| > > im trying to load and play a game..and keep getting an error after i load
| > > it
| > > about directdraw..i have windows xp..how do i play the game or get rid of
| > > the
| > > error..TY...
| >
| >
| >

Jerry
07-09-2005, 10:41 PM
You can run the diagnostics. Start > Run > dxdiag

"Forklitttt" <Forklitttt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:897ACA6B-9488-46C4-B6DD-981E8371803D@microsoft.com...
> yes i do..and i treid doing a software compatibility test..still dont
> work...
>
> "Jerry" wrote:
>
>> Do you have DirectX 9.0c installed?
>>
>> "Forklitttt" <Forklitttt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:F71BD706-4C91-4820-A2D8-27C7EF9F5D86@microsoft.com...
>> > im trying to load and play a game..and keep getting an error after i
>> > load
>> > it
>> > about directdraw..i have windows xp..how do i play the game or get rid
>> > of
>> > the
>> > error..TY...
>>
>>
>>

Forklitttt
07-09-2005, 10:41 PM
Thank You so much..Jimmy..and Jerry....the advice helped out.but i found out
my drivers from nVIDIA nview are damaged,and i am going to do a system
recovery,and then upgare dmy drivers...the web page is awsome jimmy.im glad
there are ppl willing to help others without chargeing a price...TY once again

"Jerry" wrote:

> You can run the diagnostics. Start > Run > dxdiag
>
> "Forklitttt" <Forklitttt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:897ACA6B-9488-46C4-B6DD-981E8371803D@microsoft.com...
> > yes i do..and i treid doing a software compatibility test..still dont
> > work...
> >
> > "Jerry" wrote:
> >
> >> Do you have DirectX 9.0c installed?
> >>
> >> "Forklitttt" <Forklitttt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:F71BD706-4C91-4820-A2D8-27C7EF9F5D86@microsoft.com...
> >> > im trying to load and play a game..and keep getting an error after i
> >> > load
> >> > it
> >> > about directdraw..i have windows xp..how do i play the game or get rid
> >> > of
> >> > the
> >> > error..TY...
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>

Jimmy S.
07-09-2005, 10:41 PM
I'm glad the newsgroups provide us a place to help each other.
Good luck, and thanks for taking the time to post back! :-)

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
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My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________

"Forklitttt" <Forklitttt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:1679D170-C35B-4F3F-8BE4-7250E6A33430@microsoft.com...
| Thank You so much..Jimmy..and Jerry....the advice helped out.but i found out
| my drivers from nVIDIA nview are damaged,and i am going to do a system
| recovery,and then upgare dmy drivers...the web page is awsome jimmy.im glad
| there are ppl willing to help others without chargeing a price...TY once again
|
| "Jerry" wrote:
|
| > You can run the diagnostics. Start > Run > dxdiag
| >
| > "Forklitttt" <Forklitttt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > news:897ACA6B-9488-46C4-B6DD-981E8371803D@microsoft.com...
| > > yes i do..and i treid doing a software compatibility test..still dont
| > > work...
| > >
| > > "Jerry" wrote:
| > >
| > >> Do you have DirectX 9.0c installed?
| > >>
| > >> "Forklitttt" <Forklitttt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > >> news:F71BD706-4C91-4820-A2D8-27C7EF9F5D86@microsoft.com...
| > >> > im trying to load and play a game..and keep getting an error after i
| > >> > load
| > >> > it
| > >> > about directdraw..i have windows xp..how do i play the game or get rid
| > >> > of
| > >> > the
| > >> > error..TY...
| > >>
| > >>
| > >>
| >
| >
| >


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