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ArmoredCavalry

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#1 10 years ago

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.




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#2 10 years ago

Have you tried running it with Administrative priviledges enabled and Desktop Composition disabled?




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#3 10 years ago

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.




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#4 10 years ago

Well, is full hardware acceleration turned on?




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#5 10 years ago

It appears there is no way to turn it off in Vista, so yeah, I guess so. :uhm:




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#6 10 years ago

Have you tried running it in compatibility mode for Windows 98 with Administrative priviledges enabled and Desktop Composition disabled (all together)?




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#7 10 years ago

I get the same Direct3d Error. :(




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#8 10 years ago

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?




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#9 10 years ago

We both have Vista home premium, with all available updates installed, and both have the same video drivers.




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#10 10 years ago

What about the rest of the configurations? Are both laptops 100% identical?