Direct3D Failure for ATI RADEON 9550

By Redd R
Dec 22, 2007
  1. Here's how it all started.

    I was playing games on my computer one day when someone messages me. i decide to Alt-Tab out,and the screen resolution turned to the lowest setting it could go. i didn't think of it as anything, since some of my games do that all the time. The next day all my games started doing this, and in order to fix it, i had to restart my computer to restore my resolution settings. So i decided to install the latest video drivers. The games no longer work in fullscreen. i have rolled back the drivers countless times and have tried everything. I uninstalled all things ATI related, re-installed them back, installed new drivers and it still doesn't work. I run DxDiag Direct3d testing and i get these errors.

    D3D7 Test Result: Failure at step 39 (SetDisplayMode to 640x480x16): HRESULT = 0x80004001 (Not implemented)
    D3D8 Test Result: Failure at step 8 (Creating 3D Device): HRESULT = 0x88760827 (error code)
    D3D9 Test Result: Failure at step 8 (Creating 3D Device): HRESULT = 0x8876086c (error code)

    I can't seem to find some sort of solution to this..


    Machine name: CPQ-S6500NX
    Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Compaq Presario 061
    System Model: DQ181A-ABA S6500NX NA411
    BIOS: Phoenix - Award BIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 3000+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.2GHz
    Memory: 1024MB RAM
    Page File: 753MB used, 1709MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: None
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,876   +332

    Try System Restore to a point before you Alt-Tabbed out.
  3. Redd R

    Redd R TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Also, i have downloaded the 7.7 Catalyst. Doesn't work, unless im missing a step.

    System restore does not work, I keep incomplete getting failures...thats probably out of the question...

    is it possible that my graphics card died or fried out or something?
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

  5. Redd R

    Redd R TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okay..I will try that out once I get back from vacation. other suggestions are welcome too, because I am getting tired of restarting my computer 30 times a day.
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