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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?

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