Posted 27 February 2006 - 01:58 PM
I had a similar problem not too long ago and here's what happened. I had been doing a lot of updating because I had recently purchased a new video card and decided to update everything I could to get it running as quickly as possible for Need for Speed: Most Wanted. So I updated the video card drivers, and the game, and ran windows update and installed an update which I believe was supposed to be for my game controller which is a Firestorm DualShock. After that everything that required video acceleration was screwed. I discovered after much investigation that the windows update is what caused the problem, and you can't uninstall that particular update, so I installed manufacturer drivers and it fixed the problem.
Are you having this problem with other games?
If so, to check if it's the same problem go to "Start" then "Run" and type "dxdiag" and hit enter. Click on the display tab and test DirectDraw and Direct3D. If you experience a box that looks like it's spinning way too fast in the Direct3d test, you may be experiencing the same problem.
Hope this helps...