hello! i'm sorry im new here and I saw cfitzarl post regarding the sims 2, about the error message. I just bought a HP Pavilion dm 3 Notebook PC, definitely not a gaming computer but that hasn't stopped me before. anyways, I was playing the sims 3 on it the other day which has system requirements far beyond what my computer can handle and it worked great but I didn't enjoy part 3 in the series as much as the sim 2 so I got that but then the error message came up as I tried to start it. that's the whole backgrounds story lol. my system requirements is: AMD Athlon (tm) Neo X2 dual core Processor L335 (2 CPUs) ~1.6 GHz 4 GB RAM DirectX 11 my graphics card is: ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics 2 GB and the message that pops every time I try to start the game is: "Failed to enumerate any DirectX 9 compatible graphics adapters in this system! Make sure you have directX 9 compatible graphics adapter and have installed the latest manufacturer provider driver. The application will now terminate..." I've done the things cfitzarl wrote about in the forum, updated basically everything I could but nothing has worked. please help!