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Direct 3D Not Responding
show user profile  flapsdown
Hi Folks. I run 3DSMax 9 on Win7. Every time I try to open the program I get the message 'Direct 3D Not Responding, when the Welcome Screen tries to come up. I have reinstalled Max three times, and have updated the DirectX 9 drivers.
Does anybody know please what I must do to get into the programme and have it run?
Thank you.
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2/2/2015 12:53:28 AM (last edit: 2/2/2015 12:53:28 AM)
show user profile  9krausec
I'd think posting up your video card hardware was well as what version drivers you are running for your cards might help find a solution as well.

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2/2/2015 3:56:13 AM (last edit: 2/2/2015 3:56:13 AM)
show user profile  flapsdown
Hi 9krausec. My Video card is a 1024MB ATI FirePro V4800 (FireDL V). S Driver version
I think maybe the problem is my Win7 is a 64-bit, but my 3DSMax is 32-bit and at the install it doesn't give me the option to change from 32 to 64. Do you think this is what's causing the problem?
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2/2/2015 4:09:12 AM (last edit: 2/2/2015 4:09:12 AM)
show user profile  S. Silard
May sound a bit stupid. But maybe you need to "Run as Administrator" ?

Edit: If that's not working, make sure you downloaded DirectX 9.0c drivers from here:

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2/2/2015 4:14:53 AM (last edit: 2/2/2015 4:19:25 AM)
show user profile  flapsdown
Hi S. Silard. Thanks for your reply. I have installed and am running the program as Administrator. I have also down load the drivers from your link. But Max still won't open. On the initial opening Welcome Page, seem my computer can't find it. Still get the message - Direct 3D Not Responding
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2/2/2015 10:54:40 AM (last edit: 2/2/2015 10:54:40 AM)
show user profile  S. Silard
Try switch to OpenGL in "Change Graphics Mode.exe".

Can you actually run any game on your machine?

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2/3/2015 1:52:07 AM (last edit: 2/3/2015 1:52:07 AM)
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