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Windows 7: World of warcraft - Unable to start 3D aceleration!

23 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
[SOLVED]WoW - Unable to start 3D aceleration!

When I start WoW I get this error:

Code:
World of Warcraft was unable to start up 3D acceleration. Please make sure DirectX 9.0c is installed and your video drivers are up to date.
WoW worked FINE before I installed Windows 7, could anyone provide a solution please?

Specs:

Windows 7 Pro 32Bit
1GB Ram
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHZ
Graphics card (or something of the like?) Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
Got Directx.

Solution: Updated my drivers.

Thanks ;p

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23 Aug 2009   #2

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Did you recently update your video driver?
You need to also install the chipset drivers for your motherboard else you'll be unable to obtain hardware accelerated 3D in most cases.
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23 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

No, I didn't recently update.

Where can I get chipset drivers?

Thanks for speedy response.
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23 Aug 2009   #4

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

what motherboard do you have?
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23 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Pass.
How can I find this? Is it in device management?
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23 Aug 2009   #6

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

yes, click Start button and in the Start Search box, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.
now in device manager, expand system devices and you'll see the name like Intel or asus.
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23 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Intel.

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23 Aug 2009   #8

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Download and install this driver: Download Search Results!
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23 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Okay I'll post back with results, thanks
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23 Aug 2009   #10

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

you're welcome.
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