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Direct 3d nightmares

Discussion in 'Games' started by Toll, Oct 21, 2003.

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  1. Toll

    Toll Thread Starter

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    Hi TSG's,

    Various applications have been hanging and performing illegal ops.

    Processor intel p4 2.4
    512 mb ram
    nvidia geforce2 mx/mx 400 64mb
    mboard is asus p4s533-e
    direct x version now is 9.0b

    Dxdiag is showing me the following probs
    Direct3D 7 test results: Failure at step 8 (Creating 3D Device): HRESULT = 0x80004005 (Generic failure)
    Direct3D 8 test results: Failure at step 8 (Creating 3D Device): HRESULT = 0x8876086c (error code)
    Direct3D 9 test results: Failure at step 8 (Creating 3D Device): HRESULT = 0x8876086c (error code)

    I have installed direct x 9.0b
    and uninstalled graphics card drivers and deleted the nvidia folder, downloaded the latest drivers from nvidia and reinstalled them. I am still getting the above failures.

    Any suggestions would be most appreciated, I have been putting up with these probs for way too long as I am able to play some games in open gl.

    Thanks

    PT
     
  2. JayTheHun

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    I'm running that same reference card in my system. Mind you, I'm switching to ATI since nVidia's drivers have pretty much sucked for the past two versions or so.

    Basically, I would download and install a new set of drivers from www.nvidia.com .
     
  3. Toll

    Toll Thread Starter

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    Thanks mate I have done that already with no joy, any other suggestions?

    PT
     
  4. JayTheHun

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    By some chance does your motherboard have onboard video that may be conflicting with your installed card?
     
  5. Toll

    Toll Thread Starter

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    Jay ta again,

    How do I determine if the motherboard has onboard video, forgive the ignorance,

    pt
     
  6. flyeater

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    check your device manager for conflicts including onboard video
     
  7. Bryusk

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    Hello Toll, I noticed your post yesterday as you seemed to be having exactly the same problems as me. Changing graphics drivers, directX etc all the usual stuff didn't work until i installed the latest motherboard drivers, which seems to have sorted it out now.
     
  8. JayTheHun

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    There are a couple of ways...

    1) Check the manual for your motherboard. If you own a namebrand computer, give their Tech Support a call and they can tell you quickly.

    2) If you're familiar with entering your BIOS setup screen and navigating within there, you can likely find some reference to it, if it exists.

    Jay
     
  9. flyeater

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    To find a massive amount of system info including moterboard manufacter, chipset manufacter, bios version, direct x version, etc. grab a copy of the free version of Belarc Advisor
    This will allow you print a wealth of info right from your browser window.
     
  10. Toll

    Toll Thread Starter

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    Thanks for all the suggestions guys,

    Its a work in progress now, I will let you know how it pans out.

    PT
     
  11. Toll

    Toll Thread Starter

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    Problem Solved!!!

    Thanks again for all the help lads,
    I ended up downloading drivers from ASUS.com and that fixed it instantly......
    wd Bryusk.

    Muchas Gracias

    PT
     
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