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Old 01-10-2005, 11:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright I was at my friends house and installed Halo on his comp. I open it and get the message: A problem occured initializing DirectDraw. Hardware acceleration maybe disabled please run DXDIAG. well sure enough I go run it and I try lowering some if the accelerations, restart, and get the same message. I reaplied the defaults then tried something else: I went to properties>settings>advanced>troubleshooting and lowered the acceleration settings there, then restart and same thing. I tried 3 different settings there and gave up. I even uninstalled his vidcard drivers and installed the ones from www.omegdrivers.net thinking it would fix the problem, it didn't, but at least he has the awesome abilities to oc . I must have tried EVERYTHING and beyond but I have no idea whats wrong.

I did notice one thing odd when I went to dxdiag>display, It listed 3 things:
(1)"DirectDraw: Not Available"
(2)"Direct3d: Enabled"
(3)"AGP Texture Acceleration: Not Available"

I don't understand why DirectDraw is N/A because his computer should have all of those enabled or even available.these are his specs:
DirectX v. 9.0c
P4 2.66 GHz
512MB RAM
Radeon 9550 "ram size unknown"
And its a Sony VAIO

Is there any way to enable or even make DirectDraw available on his comp?

I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INPUT! PLEASE HELP I'M GOING INSANE
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Old 01-11-2005, 04:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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try updating drivers and re-installing direct x 9.0c, that might do something.
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Thanks for the reply. I already did that though. Anything else I can do?
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Old 01-11-2005, 04:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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when you re-installed direct x, did you just install direct x over the last version, or removed the last version then installed it again.

http://listserv.brown.edu/archives/c...l&F=&S=&P=3922
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Old 01-11-2005, 04:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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also check out this:

http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;191660
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THATS IT!!! Thank you so much, I owe you one
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its ok, at the moment im struggling to get CS working on a win98 computer its driving me up the wall :-@
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OK, now I'm stuck again. How do I go about uninstalling Direct X?
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Old 01-12-2005, 01:11 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Not sure? Google it
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