Sims 2 No DirectX 9.0 compatible graphics adapters found! Huh?

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48brookelyn

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Hey. I've played the Sims 2 many many many times before, and just now I get the stupid error message that comes up about there being no DirectX 9.0 compatible graphics adapters found in the system. Here's my system information I got from going to Start- Run- and typing in dxdiag:

System Information
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Machine name: D84Z5J41
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation
System Model: Dimension 2400
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A05
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Memory: 1022MB RAM
Page File: 725MB used, 1733MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904) (It clearly says right here that I have 9.0)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

Display Devices
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Card name: RADEON 9250
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: RADEON 9250 (0x5960)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5960&SUBSYS_2095148C&REV_01
Display Memory: 128.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 768 (32 bit) (85Hz)
Monitor: ViewSonic E90fmb
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: ati2dvag.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.6614 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 5/3/2006 12:51:00, 258048 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: ati2mtag.sys
Mini VDD Date: 5/3/2006 12:50:42, 1540608 bytes

I would like to have this problem solved, but I also want to know why it is doing this to me now? I've played the game before without this happening! Why now? :( Please tell me how to fix it.
 
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