Periodically, for no discernable reason, when I go to play some of the built in games like Freecell, MahJongg, Minesweeper, etc., I get the error message "Failed to create DirectX devide". Usually, if I reboot, that takes care of the problem, until the next time it randomly decides to give the problem again.
As I understand it, DirectX is an integral part of Vista, and it's not something that I can start or restart, install, uninstall, or re-install. Can anyone give me some assistance on what to do about this? It's rather annoying having to restart the computer just to play a quick game of solitaire. After checking, at least one of my other games, Guild Wars, also fails with a DirectX error.
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium, version 6.00 (build 6000)
Edited by MichaelSC, 21 May 2007 - 11:17 PM.