Hi, recently I got a new laptop (m1530). Everything so far has worked fine, even with Vista, until this point. I installed switchball and when I go to launch it, the window opens, but is simply black, and when i select it from taskbar it just flashes between the black window, and the desktop. I have tried everything I can think of. Running in compatibility mode, updating directx, updating graphics drivers, updating physx, re-installing, etc. I have tested and run it fine on another Vista laptop with the same video card (8600m GT). So, I'm sorta stuck, and not sure what else to try. Any help/advice is greatly appreciated. I can post my dxdiag log if you need it.
Have you tried running it with Administrative priviledges enabled and Desktop Composition disabled?
I know I've tried running with one and the other, but not sure If I tried both at the same time. Lemme try that real quick.
Update: Well when I tried that I got the error "Could not create Direct3D device" with some suggestion underneath, update drivers, make sure hardware meets requirements, and turn on full hardware acceleration.
It appears there is no way to turn it off in Vista, so yeah, I guess so. :uhm:
Have you tried running it in compatibility mode for Windows 98 with Administrative priviledges enabled and Desktop Composition disabled (all together)?
I get the same Direct3d Error. :(
This problem has Vista sucks written all over it. You can try reverting to some older driver version and see if it does any good, but I doubt it will. You said it works on that other laptop, right? Does that laptop have same version of Vista and same graphic drivers installed?
We both have Vista home premium, with all available updates installed, and both have the same video drivers.
What about the rest of the configurations? Are both laptops 100% identical?