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kamo2u
03-05-2009, 10:08 PM
I have just rebuilt laptop with XP which came with the PC. When I try to play some games I get a message "can't start graphic engine" " ensure Directx 9 loaded and Diect3D turned on" I have downloaded latest direct x10 which should sort direct3d but still cant play game. any ideas on how to sort this?

Speedy Gonzales
03-05-2009, 10:11 PM
If your card supports DX 9, then you should download the latest update to 9 NOT 10

Did you install the videocard drivers, and the chipset drivers?

Blam
03-05-2009, 10:24 PM
What model laptop?

kamo2u
04-05-2009, 11:10 AM
the laptop is an Acer Travelmate 270 series.. All driver where installed by the re-install disc. Shouls I delete dirext x 10 and re-instal direcrt x 9?

Trev
04-05-2009, 11:22 AM
Yes. DirectX 10 is for Vista only.
:)

autechre
05-05-2009, 08:26 AM
Direct link (http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/C/4/3C46A69A-CB0F-4CCA-B1E8-248D43270D5F/directx_mar2009_redist.exe) to the March 2009 DirectX 9.0c install. It's 90+MB.

Install that & it should sort the problem out.