Troubleshooting DirectDraw Error on Windows 10 Legacy Games

If you got an error with DirectDraw as the keyword in its description, you probably tried to run a certain app or game. Other users have also complained that their games don’t open because of DirectDraw errors. So the problem you encountered is not really an exception.

DirectDraw is a DirectX component used by most games and advanced graphics programs in Windows. To be honest, DirectX errors vary greatly. So it makes sense that the messages or descriptions informing you of problems might be different. Messages that affect DirectDraw are usually as follows: read more

Troubleshooting: Cannot Change Screen Resolution on Windows 10 PC

In general, you can easily change the screen resolution of your Windows 10 computer if you want to. If you find that you can’t change the resolution in Windows 10, you can check out the solutions below to solve this problem. We offer various computer solutions and tools to help you manage your computer better.

What is the reason for not being able to change the screen resolution?

The main reason for this problem is incorrect driver configuration. Sometimes drivers are incompatible and a lower resolution is chosen as a safety measure.

How to resolve the inability to change the screen resolution?

Update your monitor driver

  1. Press Windows + R, type “devmgmt.msc” (without the quotes) and press Enter to open the Device Manager.
  2. Then expand the Display Adapters entry, right-click on the Nvidia video card and select Activate.
  3. Then right-click on the video card again and select Update Driver Software.
  4. Select “Automatically check for updated drivers” and let the process complete.
  5. If the above step solved your problem, that’s fine, if not, keep going.
  6. Select “Update Driver Software” again, but this time select “Search for Driver Software on Computer” on the next screen.
  7. Now select “Select from the list of drivers on my computer”.
  8. Finally, select the driver that is compatible with your Nvidia video card from the list and click Next.
  9. Allow the process to complete and restart your computer to save your changes.

Installing drivers in compatibility mode

  1. Right-click the video card driver configuration file and select Properties.
  2. Click the Compatibility tab and make sure that “Run this program in compatibility mode for” is checked.
  3. Then select Windows 7 or Windows 8 from the drop-down list.
  4. Then click Apply and OK.
  5. Right-click on the installation file again, select Run as administrator and continue with the installation.
  6. Once the installation is complete, restart your computer.
  7. Now press the Windows + I keys to open Settings, and click on System.
  8. Click on Advanced Display Settings under Display Settings.
  9. Select the new value under Resolution.
  10. Then click Apply and close everything.
  11. Restart your computer.

Make sure that Windows has been updated

  1. Press the Windows + I keys, then select Update and Security.
  2. Then click Check for updates and make sure all pending updates are installed.
  3. After installing the updates, restart your computer to resolve the “Can’t change screen resolution” issue.

Installing the Microsoft Basic Display driver

  1. Press the Windows + R keys, type “devmgmt.msc” and press Enter to open the Device Manager.
  2. Expand the display adapter, right-click on the video card driver, and select “Update Driver Software”.
  3. Then select “Automatically check for updated drivers.
  4. If no update is found, right-click the video card driver again and select “Update Driver Software”.
  5. This time, however, select “Search for driver software on your computer.
  6. On the next screen, select “Select from the list of device drivers on my computer”.
  7. Then select Microsoft Basic Display Adapter and click Next.
  8. Allow the above process to complete, then restart your computer.

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How to Resolve a Corrupt Opencl.dll on Windows 10 PC

After updating Windows 10 to the latest version, a new problem occurs: users report that the opencl.dll file is corrupted. The problem seems to only affect users with NVIDIA graphics cards. Every time a user installs or updates NVIDIA drivers for a video card, the installer automatically overwrites the existing opencl.dll file in Windows 10 with its own version, corrupting the opencl.dll file.

The main problem associated with a corrupted opencl.dll file is that your computer sometimes restarts randomly after 2 minutes or sometimes after 3 hours of continuous operation. Users can check if the opencl.dll file is corrupt by using an SFC scan because it notifies the user about the corruption, but sfc will not be able to repair the file. read more

Troubleshooting: SYSTEM THREAD EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED

SYSTEM THREAD EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED is a common Windows 10 error that occurs mostly due to an outdated or incompatible driver.

It is more difficult to fix this problem than other BSODs, because several drivers can be the cause of the problem, and sometimes the computer does not recognize all of them. Therefore, the first step to fix this error should be to find the exact driver causing the problem.

In this article, we will look at what this code means, when it occurs, why it occurs, and present effective methods of solving the problem. read more