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Old 07-19-2006, 07:22 PM   #1
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Default Failed to Initialize Video Card - Error

I getting this error whenever I'm trying to play Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War.

It just started today. I played it yesterday and didn't get an error with it.

Anyways, I launch the game, the screen goes black, and a second later I'm back at my desktop with the "Failed to Initilize video card" error.

When I try launching the game through the start menu(taskbar thing) it works but it launches in windowed mode(which the game doesn't even allow on default).

Anyone know how to fix this?

Sorry about the double post. I got an error.
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Old 07-19-2006, 07:49 PM   #2
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Default Re: Failed to Initialize Video Card - Error

Did you install anything, or make any system changes, prior to the error message?

Could you post a screenshot?
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Old 07-19-2006, 07:51 PM   #3
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Default Re: Failed to Initialize Video Card - Error

If you have System Restore activated, I'd try going back a day, or at least to the last restore point.
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Default Re: Failed to Initialize Video Card - Error

Try downloading the latest drivers for your video card. Outdated drivers can cause error messages with newer games.
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Old 07-19-2006, 08:43 PM   #5
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Default Re: Failed to Initialize Video Card - Error

Now the same thing is happening when I try to play Source.

It's so weird because I KNOW I have the latest drivers.
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If you have System Restore activated, I'd try going back a day, or at least to the last restore point.
system restore is your best friend in these situations
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