Direct3d devices is not working on Windows XP

Direct3d devices is not working on Windows XP

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Hi,
1.       What exactly happens when you try to access Direct3d devices?
2.       Are you getting any error message?
3.       Was it working fine before?
4.       Did you make any changes to the computer before the issue occurred?
 
I would suggest you to follow the steps provided below and check if it helps:

Method 1: Try uninstalling and re-installing the Direct X on Windows XP:
Here is how:
a. Open the Registry Editor by running Regedit from Start > Run.
b. Next, navigate to the following registry key.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\DirectX
c. Here, delete the DirectX folder, exit the Registry Editor, and restart your XP computer.
d. During the system startup, after the restart, your system will reinstall DirectX 8.1 that is originally pre-installed with the Windows XP operating system.
Once it is done upgrade to the direct x 9.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2DA43D38-DB71-4C1B-BC6A-9B6652CD92A3&displaylang=en
 
Registry Disclaimer:
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to back up and restore the registry in Windows: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756
 
Method 2: If the issue persists then try to install the latest graphics driver from the link below.
 
 
 Hope this information is helpful.

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