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DirectX could not be initialized - wow and SWG

Discussion in 'Games' started by adz 2326, May 24, 2007.

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    adz 2326 Thread Starter

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    hi guys,

    i have been having tremendous amounts of hastle with trying to play MMORPG's on my home computer. Just for the record:

    I'm running Windows XP SP2
    512MB RAM
    Nvidia GForce MX 400
    Intel Celeron 2.26GHZ processor

    I have tried both World of warcraft and Starwars galaxies and on both games i recieve similar messages that say DirectX could not be initialised. I have checked some other posts and made changes such as; installing the latest Nvidia drivers from their website, turning hardware acceleration to full, changing the AGParperture size to 64mb in BIOS and i have installed the latest version of DirectX. I was using an intergrated graphics card when this problem started and even after changing to an AGP i still recieve this error. I am assuming therefore it is a software problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated, if u need my personal email then contact me,

    Thanks,
    Adz
     
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    adz 2326 Thread Starter

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    Just for anyone else who may be having the same sort of problem, i read that it occurs frequently with the PCI GDIHOOK5 graphics adapter. I found the solution online, it involves modifying a registry file so be careful:

    "I had this same problem on a Dell Latitude...Fixed it by changing HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers\DCI changed Timeout value to 7, it was set at zero."

    Ever since i changed it both games have been running really fast and smoothly. Hope i could help anyone else though with this info.
     
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