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DirectX 9.0c Graphics Adapter Help!

By harved2
Nov 7, 2007
  1. Hey,

    okay i dont know much about computers all i know is that every time i try to play the sims 2, a little dialog box pops up saying "Failed to find any DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapters in this computer! Please make sure you have the latest drivers provided by the manufactureer. The application will now terminate." my computer is a 2005 (microsoft) windows XP. I used the diagnostic tool thingamajig, and a screen shot is shown below:

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    And this is the other Diagnostic Info:

    Computer Make/Model: Dell Dimension 8400
    Processor/Speed: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs)
    Memory Amount: 510MB RAM
    DirectX: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)


    my Computer recently had windows Re-installed because a new motherboard was fitted by Dell.


    Help Please!!!!!!
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Just go to the Dell website and download and install the drivers for your system.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  3. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    There is no graphics driver installed. You should either contact Dell and complain that they haven't done a proper job or Google and get Everest home edition and use that to find out what graphics card you have in order to find a driver for it.
     
  4. harved2

    harved2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hey Guys,

    Thanks for your help =]

    But, which Drivers is it i need? The Video ones?
     
  5. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Video, graphics, same thing, so yes.
     
  6. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,670

    if u will get Everest home edition, it will tell u which video u have and then u can figure out the driver.
     
  7. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 1,094

    Go to Dell's website and find the model of you PC. Then download the drivers for it.
     
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