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#1 helpmeplease88

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 08:27 PM

I borrowed Halo from a friend and installed it on my computer. Every time I go to try and run it, an error message comes up saying 'A problem ocurred initializing DirectDraw. Hardware acceleration maybe disabled, please run DXDIAG.' What do I do?

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 11:16 PM

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First of all let me say Welcome to Bleeping Computer.

Now to answer your question. "What do I do?"

Take a look at this link. Follow those directions to take care of your "Please run DXDIAGS", Command.

Be (Borrowed Halo) Safe

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 02:10 AM

Did you check to see if your system met the specifications for playing Halo? Especially significant is what level of DirectX your video card is able to handle.
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Posted 07 January 2006 - 01:14 PM

I have DirectX 9.0c and yes, it does meet all of the requirements. They say that I am using a generic driver and that I should download a driver from the manufacturer. My card is ATI Radeon Xpress 2000 and I went to the site to download a driver, but all it says is I need a digital signature or something to download it. I'm confused.

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 02:09 AM

Try this site first, it doesn't require the https protocol:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=4038

This is the ATI site for the Catalyst drivers: https://support.ati.com/ics/support/default...dge&folderID=27

Here's a direct link to the ATI download:
https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2...m_enu_29124.exe

The first site won't require you to use the secure protocol - and this might be what's preventing you from downloading it.

While this doesn't fix your access problem, hopefully another member will be able to help you with that.

Edited by usasma, 09 January 2006 - 02:10 AM.

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