Just Cause 2 is a very popular action-adventure video game that is loved by millions of gamers around the globe. The game is set on an island of Panau where Rico Rodriguez has a mission to overturn an evil dictator and confront Tom Sheldon, his former mentor.
Just like with any other PC game, Just Cause 2 errors can not only affect the gameplay, but also corrupt Just Cause 2 installation and make the game impossible to launch and play. Just Cause 2 fatal DirectX error is one of them.
What Is Just Cause 2 Fatal DirectX Error?
Just Cause 2 fatal DirectX error usually occurs when you try to launch the game. This error message is displayed along with the following error code:
Fatal DirectX error!
Result: 0x887A0002: DXGI_ERROR_NOT_FOUND
The game will now exit. Try starting the game with /failsafe if the problem persists
Luckily, it’s possible to fix this error.
How to Fix Just Cause 2 Fatal DirectX Error
There are several things that could be responsible for Just Cause 2 fatal DirectX error. Follow these steps to repair it.
Step 1: reinstall Just Cause 2
The fact that you are getting a fatal DirectX error could mean that the game’s DirectX folder somehow got corrupted during the game installation. Reinstalling the game should fix this problem.
To reinstall Just Cause 2 do the following:
- Click on Start and go to Control Panel
- Under Programs, click on the Uninstall a program link
- In the new window, find Just Cause 2 and click on it to select it
- Click on the Uninstall button and wait for the program to be removed from your computer
- Reboot your PC
Now that Just Cause 2 is uninstalled, it’s important to make sure that there are no leftover entries. These leftovers can prevent Just Cause 2 from being reinstalled correctly and cause all sorts of errors. That’s why you need to run Windows cleanup software to delete unnecessary entries from the registry. Here is how:
- Download our recommended Windows cleanup tool
- Install it on your PC
- Run the program and let it correct all the errors it finds
- Reboot your computer
When your computer is clean, it’s time to reinstall Just Cause 2. To do that, you will need the game’s installation file. Double-click on it and follow the prompts to install the game on your PC.
Step 2: update your graphics card driver
Just Cause 2 DirectX errors can also be caused by a faulty graphics card driver. This is especially true for ATI drivers, as the latest one was known to cause issues with the game. If you feel that your video card driver is responsible for the error, go to either your PC manufacturer’s website or your graphics card manufacturer’s website and download the latest version of the driver. In case you have an ATI card, you may want to downgrade the driver. You can find old drivers at http://www.oldapps.com/ati.php.
Step 3: play the game in Clean Boot
If all the steps mentioned above don’t help, try playing the game in Windows Clean Boot mode. Clean Boot is a special Windows troubleshooting mode that is not as restrictive as Safe Mode. You can use it to find the cause of the error and fix it. You can read how to boot into Clean Boot mode in this Microsoft article. When you are done troubleshooting, don’t forget to follow the steps described in the article to boot back into Normal mode.