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    Hardware acceleration turned off

    My DirectX Hardware Acceration reads "not available." There is a dll for hardware acceleration it can't access. Where can I extract this dll to put in the correct folder. It is a direct draw dll. I don't know its name or how to deal with it. Any help will be appreiciated. So far I have been able to uninstall the last drivers and let Me install it own drivers. I have better graphics now. All I need is the missing dll which is either Windows or directX. I reinstall DirectX with no change.

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    Re: Hardware acceleration turned off

    What version of Windows?
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    Re: Hardware acceleration turned off

    I am using Windows Me with directX 8.0.

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    Re: Hardware acceleration turned off

    Option1: Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore. Choose 'restore to an earlier period. You will be presented with a calendar. If you have a saved system restore point from a date/time before the problem occurred, select it and restore to that point. You will lose any software installed after that point. If you know that this is the case, probably better to uninstall the software before proceeding.

    Option 2: If Me is installed as an upgrade to 98, uninstall Me through Add/Remove Programs and reinstall.

    Option 3: Try running setup from Windows. This should replace missing files. Don't forget to make backups of personal data first! <img src=/S/disk.gif border=0 alt=disk width=15 height=15> Save your Outlook/Outlook Express address book (File>Export) and if you have recieved email you want to save, crezate a folder for it, thenTools>Options>Maintenance>Store Folder and select your new folder.

    Hopefully this will fix the problem; if not, then without knowing the name of the missing/corrupted dll, the only recourse is to reinstall Windows from scratch. When you do have a fully functioning version of Windows, it is worth making a full system backup, even with Me.
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    Re: Hardware acceleration turned off

    The first option I tried and I have done to many new things - going back that far gives me an unable to restore reg. -Nothing done. I am interested in restoring files from Windows - option3. I have a few questions. This means I go to windows folderoptionsinstallsetup.exe? Concerning my files in Outlook 98 and Express - What happens to the Email where it is currently saved? Does this method create the need to reinstall the programs already installed? How is My Document effected by this? What else do I need to look for? Do I need to close all programs in the Ctrl+Alt+Delete close program window?
    Thanks thanks for the feedback. Option three seems the best once I know the scope of changes.

    Jeff

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    Re: Hardware acceleration turned off

    I keep all my personal files, including email, on a seperate partition from Windows. This means that I lose nothing if I reinstall, even if I reformat my C: drive. If you don't already have a more than one partition on your hard drive, you would need Disk Management software, like Partittion Magic to make the partitions without disrupting your current setup (Microsoft only supply fdisk). Ranish Partition Manager is available for free download at www.users.intercom.com/~ranish/part/ .
    You can change the target directory for My Documents by right-clicking the icon on your desktop and selecting properties.
    When you change the Store Folder for Otlook Express, you have to close and reopen the program for the change to take effect. I don't really use Outlook, so I am not so sure how to achieve the same thing. The only thing I can see is Tools>Options>Other>Autoarchive and set Outlook to archive to a folder of your choice. Outlook Express will automatically move existing email to your chosen folder. You could try the Outlook forum for more help with that. A temporary way to save your mail would be to import your messages into OE, then import them back, if necessary, when finished.
    To run Me setup from Windows, insert the cd-rom. If it does not autorun, Start>Run and select setup from the cd-rom. DON'T forget to back up first <img src=/S/disk.gif border=0 alt=disk width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/exclamation.gif border=0 alt=exclamation width=15 height=15>. Make sure nothing is running, disable antivirus software; and you might need to uninstall any system utilities like Norton Utilities. Be careful of CTRL+ALT+DEL unless you are sure that you know exactly what you are closing. Shouldn't need to go to those lengths, anyway.
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    Re: Hardware acceleration turned off

    I tried using the CD Rom to see if files can be replaced without reformatting the drive. It can't be done. I am thinking from Windowsoptonsinstallsetup.exe I can replace the files without changing the registry. Does anyone know?

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