Win7 no DirectDraw or Direct3D option

Microsoft / Directx
January 23, 2010 at 18:52:25
Specs: Windows 7
I am continually having problems with programs giving me DirectX errors. I ran a DirectX Diag Tool check and noticed in the System tab it says DirectX version 11 is installed but in the Display tab everything is either "n/a, unknown, or not available." It does say the Current Display Mode is 1024 x 768 .... How do I turn on DirectDraw and Direct3D so I can run some of the graphic programs I want to run?

See More: Win7 no DirectDraw or Direct3D option

Report •

#1
January 23, 2010 at 19:04:51
I forgot to mention I am having the above problem on my HP Pavilion laptop.

Thanks

Andy


Report •

#2
January 24, 2010 at 04:17:50
andyhutch1947 wrote:

I forgot to mention I am having the above problem on my HP Pavilion laptop.

Which HP? Without knowing the exact model and the type of graphic card (video adapter) installed, no one will know what's wrong. In any event it is a well-known fact that most laptops don't support D3D at all, and serious gamers know that laptops do not include the minimum 3D hardware required to run games due to overheating considerations.

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


Report •

#3
January 24, 2010 at 10:09:37
Did you upgrade to Win7 from an earlier version of Windows? If so, make sure you have the latest drivers for your video chipset.

"In any event it is a well-known fact that most laptops don't support D3D at all"

Most laptops manufactured in the past few years support D3D. Windows Aero requires D3D support. Whether or not laptops are any good at running D3D beyond Aero is an entirely different story. :)

Super PIII - Still Tickin' | New unlocked ES P-III @ 1.8GHz (150x12, 1.65v) | Apollo Pro 266T | 2GB PC2700 | HIS x1950Pro | Swan M10 speakers | 500GB | Win7 Pro


Report •
Related Solutions


Ask Question