Friday, February 24, 2012

Direct3d Error Repair Procedure in Windows (7, Vista and XP)

In many cases Direct3d is either disabled or your computer shows Microsoft. Direct.direct3d.dll error. The error occurs due to a file that contains DirectX software collection. It is used by multimedia content and games on your system. Below is given Direct3d error repair procedure.

Step 1: Configure Hardware Acceleration 

This error can be repaired by configuring hardware acceleration to "full" scale. Follow the instructions given below. 

1. Click on Start | Search Box | Type “Display”
2. Click on Display Properties in Programs list.
3. Enter correct Admin login and password if prompted.
On Windows XP:
1. Click on Start | Run | Type “desk.cpl” | OK
2. Click on Settings | Advanced
3. Click on Troubleshooting on Performance tab
4. Move the Hardware Acceleration slider to right.
5. OK | Close
6. Restart your system if prompted.

Step 2: Enable Direct3D or DirectDraw

Below are some steps through which you can enable Direct3D or DirectDraw.

1. Click on Start | Search Box | Type “dxdiag” | Enter.
2. Enter Admin login and password if prompted.

In Windows XP:

1. Click on Start | Run | Type “dxdiage” | OK
2. Verify that DirectDraw and Direct3D Acceleration on Display tab are selected under DirectX Features.
3. Click on Enable if their status is Disabled

Step 3: Install Latest Version of DirectX

Direct3dD error can appear due to outdated version of DirectX. Download and Install the latest version of DirectX. In some cases users are unable to install the updates. If you are experiencing issues when downloading products, you should troubleshoot the problem especially when you cannot install updates.

Step 4: Update Video Driver

Direct3D error appears when your video driver is outdated. Update video driver automatically or by applying the steps given below.

1. Right Click on My Computer | Select Properties
2. Hardware | Device Manager
3. Check if Video Drive is marked with Yellow sign.
4. Check the vendor’s name through DirectX (start | run | type “dxdiag” )
5. Download latest version of video driver and restart your system.

Step 5: Limit Startup Items and Manage Background Services

When you start your operating system, lots of programs start automatically. These background running programs can interfere with other programs which results in Direct3D error. Use Microsoft Configuration utility to limit startup items and to manage background services.

1. Click on Start | Run
2. Type “msconfig” without quotes | Enter.
3. Click on Start up items | Uncheck unwanted startup items
4. Click on Services | Uncheck unwanted background services

Step 6: Disable NetMeeting’s RDS

When Remote Desktop Sharing is enabled, NetMeeting disables Direct3D. Disable NetMeeting’s RDS to avoid from Direct3D error.

1. Start NetMeeting | Click on Remote Desktop Sharing on the Tools menu
2. Clear Enable Remote Desktop Sharing on this computer | OK
3. Close NetMeeting

Step 7: Disable the Enable Write Combining (XP)

If above step did not work for you, disable the Enable Write Combining feature by following the instructions given below.

1. Click on Start | Control Panel | Display
2. Click Advanced on Settings tab
3. Click on Troubleshoot tab| Check clear Enable Write Combining
4. OK | OK again

Method 8: Create Fresh User Profile

If Direct3D error continues to appear on your system, create a fresh user profile. Follow the instructions given below.

1. Click on Start | Run | Type “compmgmt.smc” without quotes | OK
2. Expand Local users and Groups | Right click Users | New Users
3. Type User Name and Password | Create
4. Place newly created profile under Administrator | OK

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