Unable to create Direct 3D9 device

 From:  Michael Gibson
1830.2 In reply to 1830.1 
Hi Paul, that message is displayed if Windows reports back an error when MoI uses the Direct3D system to try and talk to your video card.

Something may have gone wrong with your video card's software, like maybe it has not managed its video memory well.

Please try rebooting your machine and see if that solves your problem.

If you run into this often, you may want to update your video drivers to the latest version to see if that helps. Usually the best way to do that is to visit the web site of your video card's manufacturer and get the latest drivers from there.

Another thing you can try is to go to Start/Run and type in dxdiag.exe - that will run the DirectX Diagnostic Tool. On it you can go to the Display tab and there will be a button for "Test Direct3D" - you can hit that to see if Direct3D is working on your system or not.

If you have disabled Direct3D for some reason there is also a Disable/Enable button there you can use.

Please let me know if you continue to have problems after rebooting your machine.

- Michael