I have searched for a similar thread without success. So...I am having a problem with my son's computer. I have tried to install a few games (IE-young kids type-Tonka) and I get an error on 3D. I ran dxdiag and it shows under "Display" 1-DirectDraw Acclerator, 2-Direct 3D Accelerator and 3-AGP Texture Accelerator are all disabled. I can not figure out how to enable them. I have DL all the drivers again and still no luck. Your help would be appreciated (although not having to play kids games every night is good right now HAHA)
On the button next to directX where it says disable. click that "disable" button and it should change to enable. then go to start menu click run then type in dxdiag.exe and it will tell you at the bottom if your directX is working properly.
Put "hardware acceleration" (Drag) to full.
Now have a look in the dxdiag.
Adjusts the levels of hardware acceleration controlled by device drivers. Dragging the slider from Full to None gradually disables portions of hardware acceleration and enables you to detect which areas might be causing you to have problems with your graphics hardware.
I would like to thank you all. I guess I should have given more info in that the button showed Not Active instead of Enable. I did try each suggestion and the last one (Animatrix) resolved the issue. Thank you again and my son also thanks you