D3D Error

August 18, 2010 at 05:37:44
Specs: Windows 20.07.2009
Hi, I have a problem. Everytime I install a new game and try to play it a box pops up saying Critical Error Unable to create D3D device: 1024x768. What does this mean and how can I solve this?

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#1
August 18, 2010 at 05:43:39
Sorry for double posting forgot to put my system specs just incase you guys need it.

Windows Vista
Processor: Intel (R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6320 @ 1.86GHz 1.86GHz
Memory(RAM): 4.00gb
System Type: 32-bit Operating System


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#2
August 18, 2010 at 06:12:22
1. You're running Vista.

2. On a more serious note, either you do not have Direct 3D installed (unlikely since it comes with every windows OS since the 9x days), or your video card does not support the D3D function it is trying to perform, ie, buy a decent video card.

And we need to know what kind of video card you are currently using, D3D errors have nothing to do with CPU specs.

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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#3
August 18, 2010 at 06:16:43
Thanks Outlander for the reply! :) I have a standard VGA Graphic Adapter and theres a yellow triangle with exclamation point on it..should I just install Windows 7 to make things much more easier?

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#4
August 18, 2010 at 06:47:33
I have a standard VGA Graphic Adapter and theres a yellow triangle with exclamation point on it

This means you do not have the drivers for your video card installed. Install the proper drivers for your video card and you will not have this issue.

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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#5
August 18, 2010 at 09:49:05
ok just one little thing u said u have 4GB ram and u r running a 32-bit operating system? but im hoping its a typo
for the d3d yea new drivers plus directx

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#6
August 18, 2010 at 11:03:02
To take advantage of the memory, u need 64bit os.

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#7
August 18, 2010 at 13:13:57
ok just one little thing u said u have 4GB ram and u r running a 32-bit operating system? but im hoping its a typo
for the d3d yea new drivers plus directx

To take advantage of the memory, u need 64bit os.

Technically, PAE mode enables access to the extra 4 bits of address space enabling up-to 64gb's of RAM on a 32bit NT style OS. It is because MS purposely blocks more than 4gb's of memory in XP. There are ways around it thou. So "technically" you do not need a 64bit OS to have access to more than 4gb's of RAM.

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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#8
August 18, 2010 at 14:22:55
Read this
http://www.ocmodshop.com/ocmodshop....
if u read careful u will find this "if u actually need all 4gb of your ram, then you should probably be using 64-bit operating system"

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#9
August 18, 2010 at 16:56:21
Thanks Outlander my problem is solved :)

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#10
February 15, 2011 at 16:31:06
Im getting the D3D error too and I downloaded the Bus Simulator 2008 DEMO and thats what happens. My Operating System is :Windows XP

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#11
February 25, 2011 at 14:44:18
i'm having the exact same problem but i have a Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family for a video card (i think, i'm not that great at computers if you hadn't guessed already) any advice would be appreciated

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#12
April 4, 2011 at 06:06:10
U are a bunch of dicks!!! Qx9650 10 gig ram hd9670 890mhz win7 64bit. the OS and cpu and card u run do not mean s--- missing Dx files and other files may be corrupt or just s---ty out put from windows causes this issue.

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