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I reformatted last night, and everything went really well until I tried to play battlefield 1942. It crashed even before I could get into the game. Then I went and reinstalled it but it still didnt work. Then I installed counter-strike, and tried to put it in open GL, but the computer said my graphics card doesnt support it, even though before i reformatted my Geforce 4 64mb 4200 graphics card with TV/out worked fine in Open GL before I reformated. I then decided just to see how it would work without Open GL, and when i went into a server for counter-strike I had a 400 ping and white lines were going across the screen ( I have a cable modem that is working fine right now). I then put a resource CD for reinstalling device drivers and using diagnostics utilities and online documentation. I did something with my graphics card, but when i shut down the computer and turned it back on, it still said that the card cant support Open GL. I then installed directX 8.1 and still nothing worked, and CS always worked with DirectX 8.1 I have no idea what is wrong, but can someone please help me, it would be great considering I have a clan match in a few days! I dont know much about computers so if you can, make the message back to me as detailed as possible. Thanks alot.
 
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Welcome randyrhoads18...........:D

What operating system are you using?

If your using XP try the driver here.
 

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Are you missing the updated version of DirectX required to play the games? Did you update the system after the reload from Windows Update?
 

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It said that the driver isnt compatable with XP, are there any other good drivers that will run all games on my computer? Thanks alot for helping me out!
 

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Graphics drivers are pretty specific to your graphics hardware. If there isn't an XP driver for your card from the manufacturer, it's likely you won't find one.
 

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that is a common message given to unverified drivers....I have yet to find one that doesn't work. Microsoft has not gotten around to testing them or they have not updated their base. I don't have any drivers that are verified for my addon hardware.

I use this to get rid of Nvidia/ATI files and then do a clean install with the latest nvidia driver from www.guru3d.com.

Did you do a clean install of the OS (no programs installed on reboot).
 

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This does sound like a driver problem. I recommend you to download the latest Direct X (think it should be 9) and the latest patch for your games. Hope this will help you a bit and good luck.:winkgrin:
 

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yep...DX9 is backward compatible.

I don't know why but I just updated to DX9.b and it caused my text to become very blurry. I used System Restore to convert back to 9.a but if anyone knows of a DX tweak I would appreciate it...(I have the Nvidia latest driver).
 
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