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DX destroyed my graphics driver?

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Ive been running DX8.1 for a while now. Recently i was writing a program and had just found out that I had a memory leak. I was trying to locate and plug it when my computer got all unstable. No surprise there; i probably leaked quite a lot of memory. So I restarted my computer, not expecting anything out of the ordinary. Only weird stuff happened. Windows started up, but nothing came up onscreen. After a little work, i found that I could start into safe mode and stuff DID show on screen. I installed a new nVidia AGP graphics driver(which i was planning to anyway...) and it worked fine. I didnt do anything except programming with DirectX that day; i didnt even play games or anything. So it seems that DX destroyed my graphics driver. Thing is, ive never, ever heard of such a problem. Any idea what might have caused such a serious failure that my graphics driver was permanently destroyed? A simple memory leak shouldn''t have caused that... ----------------------------- The sad thing about artificial intelligence is that it lacks artifice and therefore intelligence.

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I don''t think that it destroyed anything, it might have been a minor malfunction of Nvidias or M$ side. I leak memory all the time and I never had problems with my programs. (Usually I fix it in the end )

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