Some Call of Duty fanatics has encountered a DirectX unrecoverable error when they launch their games in Windows.
When that occurs, the game doesn’t start and returns an error message.
The error is more frequent for COD titles, but might also occur when starting other Windows games.
DirectX is a series of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) that are essential for multimedia software. The latest DirectX versions ensure better graphics quality for Windows games.
If you have a game returning the DirectX unrecoverable error, this is how you can resolve the issue to get it up and running.
How can I fix DirectX unrecoverable error in Windows 10?
1. Reinstall the graphics card driver
Update drivers automatically
Downloading drivers manually is a process that carries the risk of getting the wrong driver installed, which may lead to serious malfunctions of your system.
The safer and easier way to update drivers on a Windows computer is by using an automatic tool such as DriverFix .
This tool automatically identifies each device on your computer and matches it with the latest driver versions from an extensive online database.
Drivers can then be updated in batches or one at a time, without requiring the user to make any complex decisions in the process.
You can also schedule regular scans and automatic updates so you won’t have to manually check on your drivers.
2. Check the game’s DirectX system requirements
The DirectX unrecoverable error will probably occur if your DirectX version doesn’t meet the minimum DX system requirements for a game.
You may or may not be able to update DirectX, but much depends on what Windows platform you have. For example, only Windows 10 currently supports DirectX 12.
Nevertheless, Microsoft has the DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer with which you canupdate more outdated DX versions.
Aside from that, you might have to upgrade your Windows OS to get the latest DirectX.
You can also ensure you have the latest DirectX version for a platform by updating Windows.
The Windows updates will usually automatically update DirectX if there’s a more recent version, so make sure your Windows Update service isn’t switched off.
You can manually check for Windows updates by entering control /name Microsoft.WindowsUpdate’in Run’s text box, click OK and then select the Check for updates option.
3. Configure the Display Scaling
4. Edit the Registry
Can’t access Registry Editor? Don’t panic! Check out this guide and solve the issue quickly.
Those are a few potential fixes that might resolve the DirectX unrecoverable error. This article alsoprovides further resolutions for DirectX issues.
If you have any further fixes for the DX unrecoverable error, please share them below.