Right, third time lucky. I don't think my on board graphics supports DirectX, which is why my games continually return to the windows screen when i play them. Firstly does this sound right (surely any decent computer shop would realise this is the most widely used thing in games and their stuff should support it.) Secondly my graphics are on board, if i buy a graphics card will it interfere negatively with this or will it ust take over the graphics responsibility. Amateur i know, please be kind. Thirdly is there any way of forcing my graphics to accept direct x. I have the latest version (9.0) from microsoft?