I have a custom built PC that is about 3 months old. Was fine for a month or so until it started giving me errors when starting up games, the only fix was to reinstall my graphics cards drivers. This only happened like once every week or 2. Up until the past few days and now it happens more often.
It's a weird one because after reinstalling my gfx drivers Crysis 2 works fine, but I've tried games such as trackmania nations forever, trackmania 2, mirrors edge and portal 2 - these all fail to start. some give me error mesasges, tohers just close straight away.
Here's one of the errors I'm getting:
Mirrors Edge - Failed to create DXT texture. THe game requires DXT support. If you have manually disabled it, please re-enable and try again.
I was getting an error on trying to launch Trackmania 2, something to do with direct x and shaders (can't remember specifics because I've since uninstalled it).
I've tried disabling on board graphics, re-installing direct x 11 (Seems like it could be a DX fault?) and I've even run a program to make sure every driver on my PC is of the latest version... all to no avail
Any help would be grand, anything else that may help assist then just ask. Thanks!
P.S. I have 2 monitors, a standard VGA monitor and a HDTV
Here is a snippit of my DXDiag report:
Time of this report: 4/23/2012, 20:41:02
Machine name: LUKE-DAW
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120305-1505)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: Z68AP-D3
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.6GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8110MB RAM
Page File: 2357MB used, 13859MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode
DxDiag Previously: Crashed in system information (stage 4). Re-running DxDiag with "dontskip" command line parameter or choosing not to bypass information gathering when prompted might result in DxDiag successfully obtaining this information
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Sound Tab 4: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Definitely sounds like you need to get a clean reinstall of DX11. The DX11 DL (I don't know because I don't have DX11 cards) comes with all the DX8,9, and 10 stuff, right? Or is it standalone? If so you needa get them all.