Direct3D functionality not available (graphics card)
I have an NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE graphics card that was running just fine until today.
My OS is Windows XP Pro.
I had been playing a game (shrinkwrapped, not on the web) with no problems. Now it won't load and I get a message saying my graphics card doesn't meet minimum requirements.
I had installed and uninstalled a driver for a no-brand webcam. The install didn't affect anything; so I assume it was the uninstall that caused the change. So I figured my best bet was to download the most current driver for my graphics card. One had just been released yesterday, so I installed that. It did not solve the problem.
When I ran dxdiag, I got the "Direct 3D functionality not available" message. (The other odd thing is that it said my driver date was 1/11/10 instead of yesterday.) I posted the problem at the NVIDIA forum, but no one has answered, so I thought I'd try posting here.
Is there any kind of config change I can make to bring back my 3D graphics?
Could I use System Restore to get back the old driver from before I ever installed that webcam driver?
Any other ideas?
Later: No video capability, either.