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So I got home from college, and all excited to play Bioshock Infinite (FINALLY), I load up the latest nvidia drivers, I open up steam, and I go to play. Then, I get an error saying "failed to initialize D3D device. This sometimes happens when the desktop is locked"

I have NO idea what this means, as all of my video drivers are up to date. I then moved on and tried all of my other games, and NONE of them would open.

I ran the directX diagnostic, and it says I have no issues with my directX files, so i have no clue what to do. I've googled it, and I've tried all of the launch option solutions but i can't get anything at all to work.

If anyone knows anything I can do, please help! I'd really appreciate it. Thanks

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**EDIT**
I tried turning off SLI and now the games will launch. WHAT?!?!?! Still need help because I use SLI
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the newest nvidia beta drivers seem to have fixed the issue :/

Mods can close the thread.

Sorry for bothering you all
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Saw this somewhere:

You have to go to steam>steammaps>common>game>Trygame>Config>Default Engine and there scroll down a little bit and you see
MinShadowResolution=64
MaxShadowResolution=2048
ResX=1920
ResY=1080

Change those ResX= and ResY= to your resolution.
 
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the newest nvidia beta drivers seem to have fixed the issue :/

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