How to Open and Use the DirectX Diagnostic Tool in Vista and Windows 7
This can be handy if you're having trouble getting game animation or a movie to run properly, you should run DirectX Diagnostic Tool to see if it can help you find the source of the problem.
If you have the 64-bit Vista or Windows 7, then the DirectX Diagnostic Tool will have a extra Run 64-bit DxDiag button where the 32-bit Vista and Windows 7 will not. It does the same thing, but for the 64-bit versions only.
1. Open the Start MenuThat's it,
, then type dxdiag
in the search box and press Enter
Here is a screenshot of each tab in dxdiag so you can see where the information you may receive from this tool is at in the Notes
box, if it finds any problems. (see screenshots below)
Click on the Exit
button when done.
NOTE: You may have more than one Sound tab if you have more than one sound output or input