DirectX help

  coastguardman 22:28 10 May 2004

is there anything i can download or has xp got something that can check that my system is working ok as it keeps crashing when i go to play a game. I have done tests which show fine and show my directX is working fine but when i just done a directX 3d test it crashed. I have latest version of direct X

  powerless 22:29 10 May 2004

click here ?

Look in event viewer...

Start, run type:


Click OK.

  stalion 22:30 10 May 2004

system spec please,memory etc

  coastguardman 22:34 10 May 2004

Windows XP Home Edition (build 2600) TimeComputers MS-6340
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
1.67 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP Board: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD MS-6340(VT8363)
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. 6.00 PG 12/18/2001
Drives Memory Modules c,d
37.67 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
27.79 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

WDC WD400EB-00CPF0 [Hard drive] (37.68 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WCAAT9887864, rev 06.04G06, SMART Status: Healthy
320 Megabytes Installed Memory
Local Drive Volumes

c: (on drive 0) 37.67 GB 27.79 GB free

Network Drives

Users Printers
local user accounts last logon
10/04/2004 11:21:15 (admin)
10/04/2004 11:11:51 (admin)
local system accounts
never (admin)
SUPPORT_388945a0 never

Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account EPSON Stylus C84 Series on USB001

Controllers Display
Standard floppy disk controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
VIA Bus Master IDE Controller NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 [Display adapter]
LGE 778Si [Monitor] (16.3"vis, November 2002)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller
VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller Standard Game Port
VIA AC'97 Audio Controller (WDM)
Communications Other Devices
Generic SoftK56 [Modem]
SpeedTouch USB ADSL PPP USB Human Interface Device
EPSON Perfection1260 #2
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
HID-compliant mouse
PS/2 Compatible Mouse
SpeedTouch 330 ADSL Modem
Generic USB Hub
USB Printing Support
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub
Virus Protection
McAfee VirusScan Version 6.02.3000.1
Scan Engine Version 4.3.20
Last Disk Scan on 04 September 2004 11:25:56
Realtime File Scanning Off

Installed Microsoft Hotfixes [Back to Top]

  coastguardman 22:36 10 May 2004

the computer freezes and not even the caps lock button light works. It doesnt reboot

  stalion 00:14 11 May 2004


  hugh-265156 00:35 11 May 2004

powerless link above is good advice

note down the error exactly as displayed on screen when you get a crash and post it here or look it up using the searchKb box click here

try also updating to the latest via drivers and graphics card drivers click here click here

  coastguardman 14:39 11 May 2004

the error is just a black screen and crashes it doesnt say anything or display any text and i have all the latest motherboard,bios,graphics,sound etc drivers

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