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DirectX is giving me problems.

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    Windows 8.1

    DirectX is giving me problems.


    I am beyond the veil of anger with this. I believe something is wrong with my DirectX 11 on Windows 8.1, and I don't know how to fix it. I would go to play certain games, and it would pop up an error message saying "Cannot Set Display Mode" or something similar to that. I get the feeling it's DirectX, as I had recently updated it, but did nothing to interfere. I have spent the last week (literally) trying to fix this, and everything has failed. I understand that DirectX 11 comes with Windows 8 and everything, but when Windows doesn't even realize that it's malfunctioning (DXDiag did not work, nor did the thousands of Runtime Installers I tried), something is definitely wrong. I would appreciate any help at this point. Thanks in advance.

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    Recheck/reinstall or update drivers, a lot of interaction between drivers and DirectX goes in there. Some older games do not like or recognize new DirectX. Try to run them in compatibility mode.
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Recheck/reinstall or update drivers, a lot of interaction between drivers and DirectX goes in there. Some older games do not like or recognize new DirectX. Try to run them in compatibility mode.
    The games in question are emulators, and the games that aren't worked just fine before this happened. Just to clarify, when you say to reinstall my drivers, which are you talking about? Do you mean my graphics card driver (AMD Radeon HD 6310)? Or do you mean a different driver?
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    Video card drivers primarily, although sound and controller drivers work thru DirectX too.
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