Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: could not initialize graphics system. make sure that your video card..

10 Aug 2011   #1

windows 7 home premium 64-bit
could not initialize graphics system. make sure that your video card..

"could not initialize graphics system. make sure that your video card and driver are compatible with direct draw"

Was the message i got when i tried to play my freshly installed age of empires II game (with expansion). i have cruised the internet for solutions for my computer, i have re-installed game, done the whole compatibility pack stuff (including disabling themes and 256 colors stuff). i have updated driver and adapter, turned off adapter, changed screen size, done off with aero pointers and what not and i have run as administrator the whole time. i have also updated direct draw and ran dxdiag.exe thing, here it is......
System Information
Time of this report: 8/10/2011, 17:46:40
Machine name: DJ-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.110408-1633)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP G71 Notebook PC
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6600 @ 2.20GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3998MB RAM
Page File: 1484MB used, 6511MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

can anyone help me

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)


Is anything showing up in control panel? Also what model number laptop do you have?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 could not initialize graphics system. make sure that your video card..

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
how to make device manager detect my graphics card?
few days ago i tried to update my nvidia geforce gt 335m driver. but the update would not install, so i thought of deleting the nvidia driver and install the new version. i went to control panel(uninstall a program) and deleted everything with the name nvidia on it(physcs,graphics driver,control...
Graphic Cards
How can i make my graphics card better?
So i have ATI RADEON 2100 Can't i make it any better :/?
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Graphics card died; can't get video on new one.
I'm lacking a little bit in the information department; but I'll try my best to convey my issue. My brother has a pre-built HP Elite e9150t, and we've undergone some minor upgrades over they years. Recently we did a 3-part upgrade (SSD/700W power supply replacement/added ram). While in the...
General Discussion
Graphics System failed to Initialize. Please restart your client.
Hello, I have a new computer, Mobo: ASROCK Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 Graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB I've installed the latest drivers for each. When I try to play a game I get the error stated in the thread title. I have also tried deleting and reinstalling the drivers. I've looked on...
BSOD Help and Support
what video capture card would i need to make machinima on windows 7 os
like the title states i keep hearing about how i need a video capture card to make machinimas from game play i record from my xbox 360, however i havent a clue how i go about looking for this or if it is even necessary for windows 7 os laptops (i dont have desktop) so any and all info would help,...
Hardware & Devices
What Graphics/Video Card does this suport.......
Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H Intel H55 (Socket 1156) DDR3 microATX Motherboard and how much are they?
Graphic Cards

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:52.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App