Directx 9.0 & missing video card?

By ritalin_girl
Jul 17, 2005
  1. Alright, I bought the video game Sims 2 about 3 or 4 months ago. I installed it and everything was running smoothly. I eventually needed more space on my computer so I decided to remove the game from my computer.

    All is well until I tried to download it today into my computer again. Then i get this message that states that I need a Directx 9.0c compatible video adapter or I need to get the Directx 9.0 upgrade whatever.

    I download it. Time goes by, open up Sims 2 again. Nothing. What is going on I ask myself. So I go into programs/accessories/system tools/ system information and go into Display. Whats there? NOTHING!

    Maybe my computer is just messing up, so I go into run, put in "dxdiag" and go to display. I get this screen right here.


    Umm... whats going on? Video driver is missing?
    I was then suggested to crack open my computer and see if anything may be loose.

    Nope, dusty but nothings loose.

    Can someone please help me? I have no idea what is going on here.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Your video card is running on the generic vga driver provided by Windows.

    Go to your videocard manufacturers website and download and install your videocard drivers again.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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