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Microsoft DirectX Diagnostic Tool in Windows 10[Latest]

How to use Microsoft’s DirectX Diagnostic Tool in Windows 10 Operating system!!

Microsoft Diagnostic Tool Windows 10

DirectX Diagnostic Tool Windows 10: It is shortly called Dxdiag which is used to test DirectX components and the drivers related to it in the Windows operating system. It also helps to troubleshoot various hardware-related problems. In this article, we will take a tour of this Diagnostic tool in Windows 10.

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How to open Microsoft DirectX Diagnostic Tool in Windows 10- Easy Ways:

There are a number of ways available to open this tool in Windows 10. The following are them.

5 Easy Ways to open the DirectX Diagnostic Tool in Windows 10:

Open DirectX Diagnostic Tool via the Start Menu:

Open Via the Start menu
Open Via the Start menu

Go the Start menu and search for “dxdiag”. Once you find the tool, click on that to open it.

Launch this Tool via the Run Command box:

  • Go to the Run Command box using the shortcut Win Key + R.
  • Run the following command. DirectX Diagnostic Tool will now open in Windows 10.
    dxdiag
Launch via the Run Command
Launch via the Run Command

Open via the PowerShell:

Open PowerShell and execute the following command on that.

dxdiag
Open via the PowerShell
Open via the PowerShell

Launch this Diagnostic Tool using Command Prompt:

Open Command Prompt and execute the following on it to open this diagnostic tool in Windows 10.

dxdiag
Open via Command Prompt
Open via Command Prompt

Create a Dedicated shortcut for Microsoft DirectX Diagnostic Tool in Windows 10:

Shortcut for DirectX Diagnostic Tool
Shortcut for DirectX Diagnostic Tool

We have a separate article explaining how to create a shortcut for Microsoft DirectX Diagnostic Tool in Windows 10. Kindly refer to that.

Get Started with Microsoft DirectX Diagnostic Tool in Windows 10:

DirectX Diagnostic Tool
DirectX Diagnostic Tool
The latest version of DirectX is DirectX 12

Using any of the above methods, open this Diagnostic Tool in Windows 10. This tool provides detailed and clear information on various DirectX Components and Drivers installed on a system. The diagnostic tool contains the following options.

  1. System
  2. Display
  3. Render
  4. Sound
  5. Input

System option in DirectX Diagnostic Tool:

This is the first option available in this tool. Here, you can find a lot of information related to your system. The information includes

  • Computer Name
  • Current Date and Time
  • Operating System and Build Version
  • Language Settings
  • Device Manufacturer
  • BIOS
  • Device Model
  • The processor installed on your system
  • RAM
  • Page file
  • DirectX Version

Check for WHQL Digital Signatures:

Check for WHQL Digital Signatures
Check for WHQL Digital Signatures

WHQL stands for Windows Hardware Quality Labs. The “Check for WHQL Digital Signature” will verify driver packages for Windows Hardware Certification Kit(HCK).

Finally, you can save all the information as a text file by clicking Save All Information.

Save all Information
Save all Information

Display option in DirectX Diagnostic Tool:

Display Option
Display Option

To go the Display option, click on Next. Here, you can find various information such as Processor information, Drivers information, DirectX Features and more. Also, this tool will check for the proper functioning of these drivers and hardware and if there is no problem, then you can find “No problems found” under Notes which typically means that all the drivers related to the Display are functioning properly.

Render option DirectX Diagnostic Tool:

Render Option
Render Option

Here, you can find all the information related to the Graphics Card.

The tool will check for the normal functioning of the Graphics card and will update you with the “No problems found” if everything is fine.

The information in this section include

  • Graphics Card Name
  • Graphics Card Manufacturer name
  • Chip Type
  • DAC Type
  • Display Memory
  • Shared Memory
  • DirectX Features(Direct3D Acceleration, AGP Texture Acceleration, DirectDraw Acceleration, and more)

Sound option in Microsoft DirectX Diagnostic Tool:

Sound Option
Sound Option

In this section, you will find information related to your Device Speakers such as Hardware ID, Manufacturer ID, Type, and more. You will be notified if there is any problem with the device or drivers related to it. Otherwise, you will be provided with “No problems found“.

Input option in DirectX Diagnostic Tool:

Input Option
Input Option

Here, you will find information on DirectInput devices such as

  • Mouse
  • Keyboard
  • Universal Receiver
  • Wireless Radio Control
  • HIDI2C Device
  • And more.

If there are no problems with these devices and drivers then you will be provided with “No problems found”.

Finally, click on Exit to quit the

DirectX Diagnostic Tool in Windows 10.

Conclusion of the Article:

The above article covers detailed information on Microsoft DirectX Diagnostic Tool in Windows 10 and explains all the features and information available in that tool. By the end of this article, users will be aware of dxdiag and the DirectX Diagnostic Tool. If you have any queries, let us know in the comment section.

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