Hi there, this is my first post here! I have a problem: 3d stuff don't use harware and games report that they can't run in software mode (some even report that 3D harware not available). I've run DirectX DiagTools, but everything seems to be ok... Hardware support is enabled, 3D tests run just fine, i just don't know... Here is my configuration: Pentium 4 at 1.8 GHz 1 Gb RAM Windows XP SP2 Graphic card: ATI Rage XL PCI I have installed DirectX 8.1, 9.0c, but all the same. Maybe I should reinstall WinXP, but I can't do that: I'll have to reinstall a lot of stuff and I don't want that. Can somebody give me a clue, please? Thank you!