When I still had XP on my desktop, I often had the problem that I not could play games. After switching to directX mode (by starting a game) my screen would go blank for 10sec, and return to the desktop afterwards. After reinstalling DirectX I could play 1 game, then the problem would occur again. Reinstalling XP would help for a couple of days, after that the problem came back.
My GPU (by that time, recently bought a new one): Geforce 2mx with all kinds of Detonator drivers. Ofcourse the VIA 4-in-1 where installed.
I put 2k back on it, no problem!
Now I’ve got XP on my laptop and again got problems with games. Often when I start a game, my screen goes blank (switching to DirectX mode) and that’s it… I have to reboot by pressing the pwr button for 4 secs.
After playing around with the hardware acceleration setting, I can play a couple of games and the problem returns. I already tried all kinds of drivers and DirectX versions, but no solve there. OpenGL games work fine btw!
My GPU: Sis 650 (chipset integrated).
Does anybody know how to solve this problem? About the desktop, I don’t care, since I’ve got 2k running on it. The laptop I want to function properly…