ddraw.dll error when playing games

  car_no1uk 14:13 27 Apr 2003
Locked

I have got rid of my horrible packard bell system and built my own 2000xp system. I have installed all the new direct x etc needed to play games. when i click on the game icon i get an error message "ddraw.dll cannot start". i investigated the problem and it lookes like my pc detects 2 plug and play monitors when i have only got 1 "packard bell". when i delete one monitor from device manager i can play games. but when i start the pc up again it detects another screen. so i am back to square one.
i also have kernel32.dll errors
mmsystem.dll errors

is my hard disk buggered? i did have a massive virus, formatted hard disk.

please help

  AndySD 14:15 27 Apr 2003

Operating System?

Have you installed the Motherboard Drivers?

Try going into Safe Mode and remove the additional monitor from there.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

OnePlus 5 review

Alice Saey's mesmerising animation for Dutch singer Mark Lotterman

iPad Pro 10.5in (2017) review

Comment booster votre iPhone ?