QuantumMan Nov 12, 2012 @ 11:09pm
DirectX encountered an unrecoverable error on launch
When I try to launch Black Ops 2 is comes up with "DirectX encountered an unrecoverable error. Check the readme for possible solutions". I've manually installed the DirectX and vcredist and verified the cashe, then restarted and still no luck. I also cant find the readme that the error talks about. Does anyone know how to fix this issue? I have updated my video card drivers as well.
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º¿HèAdshôT?º Nov 12, 2012 @ 11:13pm 
Try theses here:
- Verify your cache
- Make sure no other background programs(like anti-virus) are running, you might need to temporary remove them.
- Re-install your graphics driver
- LAST STEP IF ABOVE DON'T WORK: Re-install BLOPS 2 (I know, sucks D:)
QuantumMan Nov 12, 2012 @ 11:15pm 
Thanks, i'll give it a shot
PorkPâté Nov 13, 2012 @ 12:34am 
Yeah... and when none of that works it's time to tell steam and Activision to stuff it.
Derp Wolf Nov 13, 2012 @ 12:47am 
Silly question but you are running atleast Vista or Win7? Since BO2 apperently doesn't support XP and this is due to updated (i.e no longer old ♥♥♥ DX9) DirectX features.
QuantumMan Nov 13, 2012 @ 1:38am 
Running Windows 7 64 bit, I've tried all of the above except a reinstall of BO2 so that's happening now
Joshafool Nov 13, 2012 @ 5:49am 
I'm having the same problem. I have a picture of the error here http://s8.postimage.org/a417wsuh1/Direct_X_Error.jpg

All other Steam games work fine including Black Ops 1 and MW3
Last edited by Joshafool; Nov 13, 2012 @ 5:51am
QuantumMan Nov 13, 2012 @ 10:24am 
Ok. I've managed to fix the problem by completely uninstalling my video drivers once more, restarting and updating to the latest video card drivers. Hope this will also help you Joshafool
The^2Rapie Nov 13, 2012 @ 11:28am 
it didnt helped me, i realy tried all the stuff

Please Treyarch and TRY HARD!
Patch that ♥♥♥♥!
Joshafool Nov 13, 2012 @ 12:31pm 
I have removed every trace of Nvidias drivers and installed new ones (did not work) Deleted all Black Ops 2 files and re-downloading now.
Derp Wolf Nov 13, 2012 @ 12:38pm 
okey silly question number 2 but someone got to ask this. You got a graphics card that supports DX10/11? just trying to rule out hardware errors since reinstalling drivers etc. doesn't seem to work for you.
MORPHEUS Nov 13, 2012 @ 2:22pm 
Same here. I've tried the following:
1. Verify cache file;
2. Re-installed graphic card drivers;
3. Re-installed BO 2
There is a pacth on the go shortly.
Joe Nov 13, 2012 @ 4:19pm 
I tried everything here and still not working. I am very disapointed. Spent $60 on a game that doesn't work. FIX THIS!
Joshafool Nov 13, 2012 @ 7:14pm 
Black Ops 2 still not working.

I have done...
1. Verify cache file;
2. Re-installed graphic card drivers;
3. Re-installed BO 2

I have...
Run the following installers:

...\Steamapps\Common\Call of Duty Black Ops II\redist\vcredist_x86.exe
...\Steamapps\Common\Call of Duty Black Ops II\redist\DirectX\dxsetup.exe

My system Information.
AMD Athlon II X3 445
GTX560
Nvidia Driver 9.18.13.697 (The most updated one, but not the Bata, I have tryed the Bata)
Windows 7 professional 64 bit.
DOPEmoves Nov 13, 2012 @ 7:16pm 
Quick question. Did yous download from steam or did you get a hard copy?
Satoru Nov 13, 2012 @ 7:17pm 
Those Nvidia driverss aren't the 'most updated' by a long shot....

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