Failed to Create D3D Device – How to Fix

Failed to create D3D device is one of the most frustrating error. If you are Windows OS and playing games on it then you will face Failed to create the device error message. The Failed to Create D3D Device error is a result of game error or Driver error. Whenever you try to play a game on steam, you face this error.

The reason for this error is the conflict in the resolution of the game. When your screen resolution is different than the game resolution, you will face this issue. But there are many other reasons also. We will list down all the possible reasons and its solutions.

Many Windows 10 users are facing Failed to create D3D device while playing a game like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, etc. Many users have reported that the main issue with this error was related to Direct 3D and video card driver. We recommended to first fix these two things.

Fix Failed to Create D3D Device Issue

Many gamers have experienced this issue. In this article, we will share all the possible solutions to fix failed to create D3D9 device issue so that you can play your favourite game.

What is d3d9?

If you are using Windows then you know about task manager, in which you can check and analyse all the processes of your Windows OS. When you play any game, you will see this d3d9.dll service in task manager. It is 3D graphics API responsible for adding the Direct X feature to Windows games. This uses Microsoft Direct X.

  • Missing d3d9.dll registry file
  • A virus or malware that damaged d3d9.dll file
  • Hardware failure
  • Outdated graphics driver

One user posted that while playing 16×9 on csgo, suddenly screen turned off and then tried to reload the game, it keeps loading and then finally display Failed to create D3D Device error message. This will happen with any game. There is nothing to do with any specific game. So do not try to reinstall the game without checking the actual problem.

Method 1: Reinstall graphics driver

This is the first method to fix Failed to Create D3D Device issue. All you have to do is, reinstall graphics card drivers. Many users have reported that this method worked for them.

D3D is a graphics application programming interface. If something is going wrong with Direct 3D, then the chance is your graphics driver is broken. So reinstalling Direct 3D Graphics Card driver can fix this issue.

You can easily download and install the graphics card driver from the official site. This is a little complex but you can use 3rd party driver update tools like Driver Easy.

Final Words

Hope your issue is fixed now. If you are still facing this issue, then comment below and share your issue.

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