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Error Message D3DERR_Not Available

by sugarbear246 / July 31, 2010 4:09 AM PDT

When I try to play a DVD on my Computer - Window XP/SP3 I get an Error Message I've never seen before? The DVD Image also Plays Upside Down? Anyone familiar with this particular Error Message
"Create Device failed D3DERR_Not Available"? Not sure what has caused this?

Thanks;
sugarbear246

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It's Usually A DirectX Or Display Driver Issue
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 31, 2010 5:12 AM PDT

The DVD may have some special graphics requirements...so, try downloading and reinstalling DirectX 9.0c using either of the links below:

DirectX 9.0c Redistributable (Full)

DirectX 9.0c WebInstaller

Then visit the website of your current graphics card, then download and install the most recent driver for such.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Windows XP: Error Message D3DERR_Not Available
by sugarbear246 / July 31, 2010 11:58 AM PDT

Thanks for your reply;

I downloaded and installed (DirectX 9.0c Redistributable (Full)- and I get the same Error Message "Error Message D3DERR_Not Available"...I am Stumped. Help! Anybody got a Fix for this Error Message?

Sugarbear246

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And You Updated Your Graphics Driver As Well?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 31, 2010 1:05 PM PDT

The graphics driver is the more common cause and is why I suggested doing both procedures in my first post.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Windows XP: Error Message D3DERR_Not Available
by sugarbear246 / July 31, 2010 1:54 PM PDT

Again Thanks for your reply! I have a Radeon 9200 Series Graphics Card which I downloaded the Catalyst Control Center software and installed the new Drivers--Along with the DirectX Redistributable Full Download, Which I ran the DXSetup File...Which extracted the files to the Temporary Folder I was Instructed to Assign them too reinstalled the DX files. When I play a DVD (I still) get this Error Message: "CreateDevice failed D3DERR_Not Available", and the DVD Image play Upside Down...the Audio is Fine, just the Video Screen plays the Movie Upside Down.

Help!
Sugarbear246

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Which DVD Player Software Are You Using?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 2, 2010 9:53 AM PDT

...and do ALL DVD movies have the same problem? (I assume this is a DVD movie and not a game.)

For most, a good quality DVD player software such as PowerDVD or WinDVD seems to work best.. Players such as Windows Media Player tend to have such problems. Which player are you using?

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Windows XP: Error Message D3DERR_Not Available
by sugarbear246 / August 3, 2010 6:43 AM PDT

Everyone! Thanks for all your Help!

I solved the problem by going to the Manufacturer of my Computer (Sony Vaio PcvRs620G) and Download and Installed for the Motherboard the (Encoder Board Driver) and the (Intel Chipset Driver) and the Problem has been solved!
Only problem is: I DON'T KNOW WHICH THESE DRIVERS SOLVED THE PROBLEM?
But there you have it...Maybe this will help someone else who has experienced this problem!

Thanks Everyon;
Sugarbear 246

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