Gnug315 Aug 9, 2013 @ 2:14pm
List of fixes for "DirectX has encountered an unrecoverable error."
This problem seems to happen for CoD titles, and prevents you from running the game at all (PC only).

List of fixes:

1) Control Panel -> Device Manager: Display adapters
- uninstall everything but your main graphic card driver
- usually the things you are uninstalling are called AirDisplay

2) Hit Windows Key + P and select "Computer Only"

3) Make sure that directx is running perfectly (START - RUN - then type "dxdiag") and search if there's any errors, and everything is working well.

4) Add an External Graphics Card
For playing the latest games and avoiding the 'DirectX encountered an unrecoverable error', you shall use an external decent graphics card rather than the integrated one.
In today's market, although there are inbuilt graphics but they lack graphics processing power. That is why installing a correct external graphics card may solve this problem.

5) Reinstall the Graphics Driver
Problem with the installed Graphics Driver may result in the DirectX encountered an unrecoverable error. You shall reinstall the graphics driver by performing the steps mentioned below:
1. Click Start | Control Panel.
2. Double click Add or Remove Programs, or Programs | Uninstall a Program. (Depends upon the operating system version)
3. Select your display driver. For example, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator, NVDIA Display Driver, etc.
4. Click Uninstall button.
5. Follow the on screen instructions.
6. Restart the machine after completion.
7. If you are prompted to start the driver detecting processor for your graphics card, click Cancel button.
8. Click Start | Run.
9. Type %Temp% and press ENTER.
10. Delete all the files and folders in the temporary directory that opens.
11. Ensure that no files or folders remains in the C:\Program Files\{Driver Manufacturer}\Display Driver or similar type of directory. If any file or folder found, please delete them.
12. Now, download the latest display drivers, and install them on your computer.
13. Restart the machine after completion.

6) Registry Errors
Most of the computers are victim of registry errors and thereby result in errors such as the DirectX encountered an unrecoverable error. Serious junks are found in the DirectX registry entries thereby causing the problem.
It is recommended using best registry fixing software for instantly solving the problem.

7) Troubleshoot Display Related Problems
Try troubleshooting the display related problems for solving the DirectX encountered an unrecoverable error.
1. Click Start button on your Taskbar.
2. Click Control Panel | All Control Panel Items | Troubleshooting | Appearance and Personalization | Display Quality.
3. Follow the wizard that appears.

8) Configure DirectX Properly
Make sure that you configured DirectX properly and all the DirectX features are enabled. To configure DirectX again, do the steps given below. The DirectX encountered an unrecoverable error shall not appear again.
1. Click Start button on your Taskbar, or Start | Run.
2. Type DxDiag.
3. Press ENTER.
4. Click Display tab.
5. Make sure all the features are enabled. For instance, DirectDraw Acceleration, Direct3D Acceleration and AGP Texture Acceleration.
6. Click Exit.

9) Reinstall DirectX
Reinstallation may solve the DirectX encountered an unrecoverable error, if the program files are corrupted, or DirectX is not properly installed.
To reinstall DirectX, simply download the latest update from the internet, and install it on your computer. It is recommended to download DirectX from Microsoft website rather than external servers due to increased cases of spyware programs claiming themselves to be DirectX.


The first one above did it for me, but I had tried the rest first, and they are very sensible. Good luck!

- Gnug315
Date Posted: Aug 9, 2013 @ 2:14pm
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