When I run programmes that require 3D support they tell me there is no compatible adaptor. I have replaced the graphics card because of this but it did not work:
Athelon XP2700 - XP Service Pack 2 1500meg RAM Radeon 9800PRO 128meg with latest Drivers DirectX 9.0c - reinstalled DXdiag on display tab shows "Direct3D functionality not available. You should verify that the driver is a final version from the hardware manufacturer." - it is. Bios is OK as far as I can see.
Usually this can be sorted by either updating/Reinstalling Dirextx your graffix card drivers or the motherboard drivers,mainly if its on board graffix but it can sometimes help. You could try totally removing the card and drivers from the system then put it back in and reboot,then update the driver after windows loads the default driver. Does the card run at 8X agp? if so does your board support 8x agp.
Phil, please confirm your mb is a KT4V click here.
The MSI Live Update utility should give you a good idea as to what's required click here & scroll down.
Tell us what updates the L'Update scan suggests you should install.
I have more info for you should you want to go down this route. Installing the mb drivers should be OK, but you must know a BIOS update is a bit risky. I've done 6-7 BIOS updates (on 2 mbs) & they were all successful (thank goodness!). One was not needed, but I did it anyway to learn - it was my first time. The others I did as a LAST resort - they didn't solve my problem (with onboard sound) but at least I'd tried everything possible before getting a PCI soundcard.
ACOLYTE, I think he has already tried what you suggest to no avail. I've had a look on some forums & they mentioned mb chipset drivers & BIOS updates could help, & worth a try if everything else did not. G
Thanks to you both - I think I have done it all now - re-installed and updated everything including Direct X, Video Card drivers, Bios and Chipset. The only remaining L'Updates suggested on MSI were a LAN one and an audio. I still have no Direct 3D reported on DX Diag and prog reporting no compatible card - bizarre! - Phil
Been checking google most point to updating Drivers for your card, But me thinks it's a windows DirectX Problem. If you know how then I would suggest a Repair of XP. but check this out it may help with some info click here