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when i try to do the tests for display i.e direct 3d etc. the screen flickers then a box says ive cancelled the test by pressing a key ,which i obviously aint. (directx is 9.0b) any help appreciated cos its bugging me thanks in advance
 

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That's one of the tests. The sceen flicker test, then they do some shape tests, then color. You should only do what it says if something happens or if it doesn't you push yes or no or press enter. In your direct x folder theirs a dxdiag.txt file you should copy that and post it in here so we can see what your working with and why you might be getting any errors. So do that first, and then somebody will do their best to help you out, and it might have to be me...LOL
 

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thanks for the reply, but its when i press the key to start direct 3d test, that a box appears that says ive pressed a key so the test is cancelled.Thedirect draw test works ok but not the direct 3d test .ive recently upgraded to xp from me, the test always worked under me ok .Anyway ive attached the dxdiag info for you to look at thanks again hope you can suggest something cheers.
 

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ok well first thing i see is your WHQL signatures doesn't say anything. It should check your drivers for to make sure their digitally signed remember to have that checked when you run the test. Now let it go through and get your system information and all that. Then when it stops if it says it wants to bypass anything don't do that. Click no and go throught the tests manually if you have to. So you do that and test the video out. Direct draw you said is okay. Now you say when you click the button to start the direct3d test it says you clicked a key and the test was cancelled? It should start first when you click it to test direct3d and it will go blank and then a spinning cube will come up on the screen. It asks you if you see the spinning cube and you click yes. It starts with directx7, then it goes to 8 and 9. It should test for all and if you don't see the spinning cube come up on any. I would say that your drivers might need to be updated or reinstalled especially since you upgraded to xp.
 

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Here is what fixed it for me -

1. terminating the Terminal Services process

2. making sure that Netmeeting is uninstalled
(here's an article that shows you how for win2k and winxp)

http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...port/kb/articles/q267/9/58.asp&NoWebContent=1

3. making sure your AGP port drivers are re-installed (if you have a via-based board these would be the 4-in-1 drivers, most recent version, prolly, check with your manuf.

(maybe 4) don't install the latest signed nvidia ref. driver if your card is not an FX model. at the time of writing it was 4.5.2.3
I rolled back to 4.5.2.0 and it works great.

I'm sure other people with similar errors but different configs will have luck with other methods (ie. running netmeeting and then windows desktop sharing, then disabling desktop sharing, then disabling direct3d accel. then enabling direct3d accel.) but the 3 checkpoints above worked for me, so i think they're not a bad starting point, and they don't involve having to re-install 8.1 or 9.0 or 9.0a or 9.0b. Crikey, if MS would just get it right the first time ;)

my system: for reference is in my profile.

I hope this helps someone avoid a sleepless night like the one I had. if it did - send me a mail :) cheers.
 
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