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How to fix CoD MW2 DirectX Error – ‘DirectX has encountered an unrecoverable error’

So you can get back to shooting people.

A lot of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 players have been facing DirectX errors, namely the DirectX unrecoverable error. This occurs due to several different reasons, such as outdated graphics drivers or the lack of proper DirectX and C++ redistributable software on your PC.

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There are a few steps to troubleshooting this error, so let's begin with the basic steps. If one doesn't work, proceed to the next one:

  • Restart your PC
  • Head into Windows Update and make sure your PC is updated.
  • Ensure your graphics driver is updated. For NVIDIA or AMD, go into the graphics card control panel and check for updates.
  • For other integrated graphics cards such as Intel, go into Device Manager, then right-click and update their drivers. Search for them automatically.
  • Download and install updated versions of DirectX and C++ Redistributable.
  • For good practice, restart your PC once again.

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Keeping your PC updated with all the drivers and software should fix this error for you. If it doesn't, then your best bet is to reinstall your graphics card drivers using DDU. Simply uninstall your graphics drivers one by one using this utility, and reinstall them via Windows Update, the NVIDIA website, or AMD's website.

For more on MW2, check out the Non Discriminatory DMZ Mission Guide here on Pro Game Guides.

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