Direct3D Will not Enable

Posted: 11-11-2003, 12:25 AM
I cannot get Direct3D to enable after installing the
newest Catalist drivers for my 'Powercolor Radeon 9000 128
AGP' If I restart the computer will NOT allow me to enable
them. I have checked around this site and I am getting
frustrated by the lack of support from ATI or from Windows
for this possible DirectX Problem. I have installed the
drivers MANY times and I have Installed DirectX 9b, MANY
TIMES. The outdated drivers i am currently using work, but
cause some of the newer game (Such as halo) to crash,
often.

Powercolor Radeon 9000 128 AGP
1gig 2100 DDR RAM
1.8ghz AMD Athelon 2200+
Emachines

Direct3D Will not Enable


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Jimmy S.
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Re: Direct3D Will not Enable
Posted: 11-11-2003, 02:36 AM
Hi Jacob,

Sounds like you might need to update your chipset drivers:
http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits/Video.html#v11 Don't forget
to make a restore point first so you can either roll back or
restore your system. Also, try this method of installing your
video drivers. You said you cannot get the newest to work...

This version of DX9 might be more recent than the one on your Halo CD:
http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...ate_redist.exe

I recommend you also look over the ATI article about their latest driver:
http://www2.ati.com/drivers/catalyst...es.html#165629
and fixes: http://www2.ati.com/drivers/catalyst...es.html#165432

2. Download the Catalyst 3.7 driver for ATI Radeon or All in Wonder Card:
XP/2000: http://www2.ati.com/drivers/wxp-w2k-...8m-011774c.exe

Win 98/Me: http://www2.ati.com/drivers/wme-7-95...8m-011774c.exe

3. Save the .exe driver in My Documents\My Drivers\ATI39

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 Windows prompts you to install the adapter, click "Cancel".

9. Double click the ATI driver we saved to My Documents\
Drivers\Geforce folder in step 3 to install.it. If it complains about
Windows Logo Certification just click "Continue". This is normal.

10. After you reboot, go to Control Panel / Display / Settings and
choose 32 bit Color Quality, and 1024x768 Screen Resolution.

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://www3.sympatico.ca/nibblesnbits/Video.html#v11

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 Nvidia drivers did not completely uninstall. If that's the
case, use this utility to completely uninstall the drivers and go to step 7:
http://content.guru3d.com/index.php?...atorrip&menu=0

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

Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call / Contact
MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default...d=sz;en-us;top
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
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"Jacob" <Jacob.holt@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:035501c3a7ea$48902d20$a601280a@phx.gbl...
| I cannot get Direct3D to enable after installing the
| newest Catalist drivers for my 'Powercolor Radeon 9000 128
| AGP' If I restart the computer will NOT allow me to enable
| them. I have checked around this site and I am getting
| frustrated by the lack of support from ATI or from Windows
| for this possible DirectX Problem. I have installed the
| drivers MANY times and I have Installed DirectX 9b, MANY
| TIMES. The outdated drivers i am currently using work, but
| cause some of the newer game (Such as halo) to crash,
| often.
|
| Powercolor Radeon 9000 128 AGP
| 1gig 2100 DDR RAM
| 1.8ghz AMD Athelon 2200+
| Emachines


 
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