directX 9.0c installation problem?

June 16, 2009 at 14:21:46
Specs: Windows XP
i had the sims 2 working perfectly fine on my laptop before but i had to wipe everything of my laptop and reinstall windows and ive installed the sims 2 but when it comes to run it is says

"Failed to find ant DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapters in this system!Please make sure you have a DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapter and have installed the latest drivers provieded by the manufacturer.The application will now terminate."

how come i am getting this message when it worked before?


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June 16, 2009 at 15:41:26
Since you formatted and clean-installed Windows, you need to reinstall drivers and DirectX. Specifically, that means...

1. Install the motherboard chipset driver
2. Install the video driver
3. Install DirectX 9.0c

If you haven't done any/all of those steps, do them now. Post back with your results.

Like most people, you're probably wondering what driver to install, or how to locate it. You need to first determine the make and model of your laptop. Then check the manufacturer's support website for that model. Download the first two drivers from there. DirectX you can get from Microsoft.;en-us;555375
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June 17, 2009 at 02:23:02
oh thankyou your a star ill try it now n let you no if it worked!


jade x

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June 17, 2009 at 03:08:09
k i just installed the video driver had to reinstal my sims cuz it wudnt pick it up but its working now so thankyou! i havent installed the motherboard chipset driver u said cuz my mate did my lap top for me so i dont no if he already done that but ill ask him just incase!

once again thankyou

jade x

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