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Windows 7: Problem with Left 4 Dead

29 Mar 2009   #1
UrKiller

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Problem with Left 4 Dead

Hi, i am having a problem whith L4D i never tryed it on xp but i just installed it yesterday but when i click the launcher it tells me:
Failed to create D3D device

i was wondering since this is a windows 7 forum if u can help me


Forgive me for my bad english.


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29 Mar 2009   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

Have you updated your video drivers?

Have any problems with other games?
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29 Mar 2009   #3
UrKiller

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No problem in other games. and what updates its windows 7 theres only one version
btw i having a problem with the video card drivers when install the nvidia( i have geforce 9800GTX+ 1GB) it finishes i saw in the foulder(c:/Nvidia/Win7...
its installed and then it says do u want to reboot now or later and w.e i choose i go to the foulder again and i see nothing everything is deleted
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29 Mar 2009   #4
PhoneyVirus

Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
 
 
EVGA website offers the driver there for download

This is what to do if you have a Videocard like me download the drivers from the website not Windows Update the Videocard I have is the EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 SSC 55nm and EVGA website offers the driver there for download. After that enable the administrator account heres the how-to and install the driver from the admin account Hope this helps!

Please Rep! Thanks

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What to do if the Installer don't run ?

Extract the driver you got or download from there website if it works with vista the changes of it working with 7 is good try install it from the devmgmt.msc the old school way, the installer may not run thats why I said extract it with Winrar, 7zip what ever gets the job done hope this helps!
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30 Mar 2009   #5
UrKiller

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ok i already have the download from nvidia and i enbaled the Admin
i need to install it in the admin account?
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30 Mar 2009   #6
UrKiller

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i have downloaded the drivers from NVIDIA i enbaled the admin
i tryed installing it in the admin but still not working it is deleted right after it finishes
i have no idiea wtf is going on [:
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30 Mar 2009   #7
smarteyeball

 
 

Are you uninstalling the existing drivers through device manager first?

When you uninstall through device manager, you must tick the "delete the driver software for this device" otherwise Seven will reinstate it's own drivers upon re-boot.

It might also be a good idea to run Driver Sweeper:

Guru3D - Driver Sweeper

After uninstalling the drivers, re-boot into safe mode, run driver sweeper as admin, re-boot normally and re-install the nvidia drivers.
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30 Mar 2009   #8
D1ABL0

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

My L4d in steam works fine ..had trouble before with cod waw but now running smooth
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30 Mar 2009   #9
Sparatan117

Windows 7 x64 build
 
 

Good call smarteyeball,
I'd do that and also clean up your reg with somthing like CCleaner here

I was going to say If it still reverts back to the old Windows drivers saying that their the best, you can go into DM (Device Manager) and click on install from list of drivers on my computer, and it will show you windows driver and the nvidia driver. You can force which one you want to be the Supreme and then the other one will go into hiding, in theory.
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30 Mar 2009   #10
UrKiller

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thank you all for help i will try it !
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