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????
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)