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    Join Date : Nov 2008
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    Windows Aero Plus Gaming

    I recently tried to play Diablo II for Vista. It installed, updated and worked without a problem. Today, I'm getting Error 25 Cannot initialize Direct3D. Now I've noticed that my Windows Aero effect is not working either. I cannot initiate DirectDraw which previously worked. I've got an nVidia 8200. It came standard with the Acer X1200 Computer. I reinstalled DirectX 10 and also updated my graphics card to its newest version. Any idea why all of a sudden these effects have stopped working?

    Side Note: My graphics card had a rating of 3.4, then I reran the test and now it's 3.0.
    I'm kind of confused...

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    Join Date : Oct 2008
    Lymm, Cheshire, UK
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    Vista Home Premium x64 / 7 Ultimate x64
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    uk uk england


    Re: Windows Aero Plus Gaming

    its nothing to do with aero theme, it does sound like a direct x problem though. Can you provide some more system specifications, in the meantime, can you access directx diagnostics? (type dxdiag in search box).

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