Post-crash gaming blues

  Nauta1 16:20 19 Apr 03

My PC ran fine until it crashed 3 weeks ago. Games which ran ok before will not now run. When I try to start Colin Mcrae Rally 2.0 an error screen comes up regarding file C:\DOCUME~1|RBROWN~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER1a.temp.dir00\appcompat.txt . What is this and where can it have gone to? Uninstalling
then re-installing the game does not cure it.
SimCity 4 also ran OK but now I get a message "unable to start DirectDraw" . Checking in "dxdiag" shows nothing amiss. An earlier enquiry resulted in a suggestion to re-install video drivers, still no action.
Virtual Skipper 2 shows pre-game video but no game menu, just a blank panel.

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