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"
(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
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