Okay, so the other day i downloaded windows xp SP2; and ever since i've been getting the error message: "Failed to find any directx 9.0c compatible graphics adapters in this system!" when i try to play the Sims 2. The thing is, i've been told my computer isn't necesarily "fit" for the game. But it worked for over a year BEFORE i downloaded SP2. So i deleted SP2, to see if that would work, well; it did not. I still get the error message. When i go to the diagnostic tool, it says this on "Display": The system is using the generic video driver. Please install video driver provided by the hardware manufacturer. To test DirectDraw functionality, click the "Test DirectDraw" button above. Direct3D functionality not available. You should verify that the driver is a final version from the hardware manufacturer. Before i downloaded SP2, again, i didn't have this "generic" thing; i had the real thing. About the system: Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: Compaq Presario 061 Processor: Intel (R) Celeron (R) CPU 2.53GHz, ~2.5GHz Memory: 504MB RAM DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904) Can anyone..y'know..help? I'm about ready to pull my hair out. Thanks, ahead of time.