Render creation failure

  Armagin 17:41 20 Jun 2003

I am suddenly unable to play 3D games as I keep getting a "Render Creation Failure". I have updated the display drivers, downloaded DirectX 9, and done various other clean up and upgrading tasks but these have not worked.
When I test the Direct 3D acceleration in dxdiag the error message is "Test failed at step 8 (creating 3D Device): HRESULT = 0x8876086c (error Code)" or "(Generic Failure)"
Whatever could it be????

  spikeychris 18:02 20 Jun 2003

Have you installed any remote desktop control software (PC anywhere, net meeting remote desktop sharing, SMS 2.0)?

  spikeychris 18:26 20 Jun 2003

Seems bizarre but if you have netmeeting installed try this >> start NetMeeting
- in the options menu, select remote desktop sharing
- follow the wizard through, as if you are installing it
- after it's started, go to the same option and disable remote desktop sharing.

Check to see if hardware acceleration is enabled, if not enable it. If this fails un-install DX9 then re-install (after you have completed the trick? above)


  Megatyte 18:35 20 Jun 2003

Direct X can't be un-installed. Having said that, I think that there is 3rd party software available which will remove it.


  spikeychris 18:42 20 Jun 2003

Your right I forgot. However click here and use the tools. Theres also the option of just re-installing.


  Armagin 02:01 23 Jun 2003

The graphics drivers not signed reinstalled origonal

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