From: Nick on 01/04/2003
Here are some things that may help you, I too have the same problem but these may help you my computer is from Korea.
First try downloading Direct X 9
If that doesn't work then try to Clean boot your computer
to do this click start....click run....type in msconfig click ok
when it starts up....click the general tab under selective start up click process system.ini file and win.ini and load startup items...then click the services tab. click the hide all microsoft services and then click disable all.
Restart your computer. If this doesnt work
Adjust your graphics hardware acceleration. You can do this by right clicking on your desktop, click properties click your settings tab, then click the advanced then click the troubleshoot tab move the hardware accelertion two clicks to the left....if after all of these steps are followed and it doesn't work, bring it down to none....*REMEMBER THIS STEP* it is imperative that you do.
Finally, if none of these worked try this one
click start again, then run then type in dxdiag
under the DirectX features next to AGP Texture Acceleration click disable.
These were some things I found researching my issues, hopefully they help.