Re: DDHELP.exe errors

Re: DDHELP.exe errors

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Posted by Frosty on April 03, 2002 at 16:06:11:

In Reply to: Re: help! DDHELP error when running any game except starcraft posted by mike on March 19, 2002 at 00:57:33:

: : : Hi,

: : : I've got a serious problem. I'm always either getting a ddhelp.exe error message or jammed during a game. Any game i installed cannot be played properly except starcraft. Normally the error is DDHELP.exe caused general page default on NVDISO.DRV. This is my graphic driver file. I'm using NVidia NV1 PCI VGA Compatible Device. Recently, i want to play Diablo. But i can't even play for a while before it jammed. I've tried many methods:
: : : 1) reinstall the game
: : : 2) reinstall directx 8.1
: : : 3) overwrite ddhelp.exe with version 6.0
: : : 4) running starcraft and then run my game
: : : 5) changing my resolution (increase or decrease)
: : : 6) apply no hardware acceleration

: : : PC:
: : : Pentium 200MHz
: : : Digitek Plug and Play monitor
: : : 160MB RAM
: : : NVidia NV1 PCI VGA Compatible Device

: : :
: : : Can anyone please help? I'm getting mad.

: : I was having a similar problem, and reinstalling my video driver seemed to fix it. Good luck.

: "reinstalling my video driver"....what's a video driver?? Do you mean graphics driver?

: Yes - check your manufacturer's website and see if you can find updated video/graphics drivers for your video card/graphics card (same thing). DDhelp is a file associated with Direct Draw or DirectX - a popular video display format created by Microsoft. You may be able to upgrade or reinstall DirectX and fix your problem - most likely you'll just need updated video drivers, or as a last resort, you could try playing your game in a different mode (if supported) - for instance, a Voodoo Banshee chipset video card will allow you to play Half-Life in Direct Draw, "software" mode, or Mini-GL (similar to OpenGL).
If it comes down to it, spend some money and get better/different hardware - its usually VERY worth it anyway (at least for me) - if you spend 10 hours a week or more in front of a PC, I'd say it should be at LEAST as enjoyable as riding in your car (which you'll spend LESS time in ... you get my point? =)
Anywho, good luck.
Here's a URL from Microsoft blabbering the same thing mostly, if you're bored to tears:;EN-US;q238069

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