Updating directx drivers
Windows includes a tool for testing your Direct X installation, and you can solve most issues by turning on hardware acceleration or updating Direct X and your video driver.Read the "Notes" box to learn about any errors with Direct3D.If Direct X is installed correctly, it will read "No problems found." Read the "Feature Levels" line in the Drivers section to see which versions of Direct X your video card supports.Programs that require a version other than those listed will not work on your computer.These drivers are used for generic devices that come installed on your Windows system.
You can easily update your drivers through the Windows Update software.
On Windows 7 or Vista, you can alternatively download the updates manually (links in Resources).
Download and open the Direct X End-User Runtime Web Installer (link in Resources) to update Direct X 9.
Many computer games, as well as some 3D modelling programs, rely on the Direct3D component of Direct X to render graphics.
If your computer has a problem with a Direct X file or a graphics driver, it can cause these programs to crash or not open.
Check the Direct X Features section to make sure each line reads "Enabled." If any line does not, you need to enable hardware acceleration.