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    Failed to find a suitable display device. Exiting program

    i keep on getting this when i try to get onto the login screen for world of warcraft. does anyone know why its saying this and if so what i can do to fix it?
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    Re: Failed to find a suitable display device. Exiting program

    help mee plz (bump)
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    Re: Failed to find a suitable display device. Exiting program

    Quote Originally Posted by ElAmigo
    i keep on getting this when i try to get onto the login screen for world of warcraft. does anyone know why its saying this and if so what i can do to fix it?
    sometimes I got this error too. not very often, probably 2-3 times in the past 6 months.

    I simply click the wow.exe again and it works every time.

    you can try to update display driver?

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    Re: Failed to find a suitable display device. Exiting program

    I got the same error after trying out the HDR Bloom "fix", once I removed those two files it worked perfectly.

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    Re: Failed to find a suitable display device. Exiting program

    This happened to me

    i found out it was my graphic's card overheating. May not be the same for you but that was the problem for me!

    Hope this helps

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    Re: Failed to find a suitable display device. Exiting program

    Might have to reinstall your graphics card and/or update the drivers.

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    I used to get this with a different game.. I just updated my display driver to the most up-to-date version and it worked perfectly
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    Re: Failed to find a suitable display device. Exiting program

    This happens when you try to launch multiple instances of a program trying to access the display driver at the same time, simple answer stop mass clicking on the luncher/wow.exe and just be patient.

    Basicly multiple programs trying to take control of your display driver at the same time cause conflicts.

    If you are indeed only running a single instance of such a program, then yes as said, check that your display drivers are up to date.
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    Re: Failed to find a suitable display device. Exiting program

    this has only happend on this acer laptop (which im pretty sure is just a normal laptop, not really meant for gaming) that im using. but what i want to know is how do i check if my display driver is up to date and if it isnt how do i get it up to date?
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    Re: Failed to find a suitable display device. Exiting program

    Quote Originally Posted by ElAmigo
    this has only happend on this acer laptop (which im pretty sure is just a normal laptop, not really meant for gaming) that im using. but what i want to know is how do i check if my display driver is up to date and if it isnt how do i get it up to date?
    Control Panel -> Hardware & Sound -> Device Manager

    Now, find your Display Adapter, right click it and Update Driver Software. This is Windows 7 but should be similar for Vista. For XP, you go into the Control Panel, and I think you open the System icon. From there you find the Device Manager and it's the exact same deal. Happy gaming.

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    Re: Failed to find a suitable display device. Exiting program

    Quote Originally Posted by Krypper
    Control Panel -> Hardware & Sound -> Device Manager

    Now, find your Display Adapter, right click it and Update Driver Software. This is Windows 7 but should be similar for Vista. For XP, you go into the Control Panel, and I think you open the System icon. From there you find the Device Manager and it's the exact same deal. Happy gaming.
    usually if i reboot the laptop then it wouldn't happen anymore and i could get back on wow but lately that hasnt been working anymore so i tried your advice. it keeps on telling me that my ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics is up to date so im kind of stumped now.

    anymore adive???
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