Direct3d problems

By srdjanSurvive
May 25, 2008
  1. i recent downgraded from vista to XP and now games that used to work on my computer dont work anymor,e such as World of Warcraft. I check my Direct X Diagnostics and in the display it says that my system is using a generic driver and that i should install my video card even though it came pre installed with the computer when i got it and i never uninstalled it. I downloaded every driver update available for my computer but it still says its not installed, along with that message it tells me that Direct3D functionality is not available which is preventing me from playing games.

    heres my system stuff:

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Processor: AMD Athalon (tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs
    Memory: 1920 MB RAM
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c

    and thats all it tells me about my system info

    does anyone have any idea why it wont recognize my video card when it did before when i had Vista?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    You are going to have to find and reinstall your video drivers... for XP. It's a shame that you had the need to revert from Vista. Vista is equal or much better at playing hi-end games than XP. Vista can be more secure, better at multitasking, more stable, plays games better and it can be much faster than XP. All it takes is a little knowledge and patients
  3. srdjanSurvive

    srdjanSurvive TS Rookie Topic Starter

    oh i completely agree, vista worked out very well for me but it bugged and wouldnt allowed me to keep it running unless i entered a serial number, unfortunately the serial number is at home and i dont go home until mid june so i thought it would be better to have XP for now and then revert to vista

    do you think it would go back to normal if i just left the drivers as they were and reinstalled vista?
    or would i have to reinstall the drivers no matter wat
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    If you reinstalled Vista and reapplied all the updates including Vista Service Pack 1 everything might be ok, leaving drivers as is
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