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Halo-Fatal Error

Steve192

FPCH New Member
Joined
Feb 4, 2007
Messages
2
#1
Well, I've been trying a bunch of different things to fix this. Whenever i try to start Halo Trial, it comes up with an error saying:

A problem occured during initializing DirectDraw. Hardware acceleration maybe disabled, please run DXDIAG.

Under that it says:

Machine info: 1000 MHz 384MB
 

Steve192

FPCH New Member
Joined
Feb 4, 2007
Messages
2
#2
Recently ran ddraw and direct3D tests, Direct3D failed all tests!!!
1.Direct3D 7 Test Results: Failure at Step 8(Creating 3D Device): HRESULT = 0x88760eb (error code)
2.Direct3D 8 Test Results: Failure at Step 8(Creating 3D Device): HRESULT = 0x8876086a (3D not available)
3.Direct3D 9 Test Results: Failure at Step 8(Creating 3D Device): HRESULT = 0x8876086a (3D not available)

Edit: Oh yeah, here is machine info:

Device

Name: NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 (microsoft
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip Type: GeForce MX/MX 400
DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC
Approx. Total Memory: 32.0 MB
Current Display Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Gateway EV700B

Drivers

Main Driver: nv4_disp.dll
Version: 6.14.0010.5673 (english)
Date: 8/4/2004 2:56:44
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
VDD: n/a
DDI Version 9 (or higher)


I am using Windows XP Home Edition
 

H0885

FPCH New Member
Joined
Oct 8, 2007
Messages
4
#3
Solution - don't try to play Halo, play a decent game. ^.^

Seriously though, did you run a DXDIAG as suggested? Can't remember what options are on the DXDIAG but perhaps there's a hardware acceleration option.