critical error failed to create directx device

When I have a microsoft game open such as freecell and begin to play a game such as Modern Warfare 2 an error message appears on the desktop.  It states "Failed to create DirectX device".  When I click ok the error message closes and so does the freecell game.  Modern Warfare 2 plays without a problem. If I play Modern Warfare 2 without a frecell game open then there is no error message. I have reinstalled directx (9.0c) from the microsoft website and reinstalled display drivers. Ran directx tests everything ok.  In the registry under directx default reg_s2 (value not set).   Problem started a couple of days ago.  prior to then no problem.
920 cpu Asus p6t deluxe v-2 motherboard Nvidia 285gtx vid card 6 gig memory Windows 7 64 bit OS

i resolved it by uninstalling  Google Earth, which problably caused the problem.


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Last updated March 12, 2019 Views 5,859 Applies to: