Jump to content

Directdraw Acceleration


Recommended Posts



I recently bought and installed a LiteOn 20X DVD Rewriter, and it came bundled with Nero 7 Essentials.


I loaded N7E and tried to play a DVD (region 0) and got told I needed to enable DirctDraw Acceleration.


I opened DirectX and checked the Display area only to disvoer that DirectDraw Acceleration is not an option I can enable - it is listed as not available.


I am running Windows XP Home, SP2 - up to date with all updates and downlaods.


I got no help trying to find an answer on the DirectX web site, and I can't seem to download the latest DirectX.


Is there any way to fix this?


hould I use a program other than Nero 7?


Any help will be greatly appreciated.





Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome to the forums David :)

When you say you opened DirectX did you mean you

went to your start menu > all Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Information > System Information Tools > DirectX Diagonostic Tool

There I see the DirectX version (mine is 9.0c)

And on the display tab I can enable/dissable and run drawing test.


I am able to use nero showtime to watch DVD movies on an XP emachine with onboard display.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...