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How do i enable direct3d and directdraw

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 19, 2010 8:10:34 PM

Hello, i am on a windows vista(compaq) and cant run any games. when i do i get an error saying something about my video cards. i notice plenty of people have this problem. is there any way to fix this, and if i need new video cards, which ones?
a c 201 U Graphics card
February 19, 2010 8:11:55 PM

full system specs please, im not sure you cant disable direct3d or directdraw in vista in the first place. What specific error messages are you getting and on what games?
a b U Graphics card
February 19, 2010 8:16:07 PM

update your drivers, and make sure you have the latest DirectX release.

that is, assuming you actually have a DX capable card.