Error Message "CoCreateInstance Failed" When Attempting to View Display Properties

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SYMPTOMS
When you click Display in Control Panel, you may receive the following error message:
CoCreateInstance Failed
Class Not Registered
After you press OK, the Display Properties dialog box is displayed as expected.
CAUSE
This issue can occur if a 3DFX Voodoo3 network adaptor was recently installed after a Diamond Voodoo2 network adaptor was uninstalled.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, refer to item 23 in the FAQs section on the following 3DFX Web site:http://www.3dfx.com/
"co create instance"
Properties

Article ID: 272997 - Last Review: 10/21/2013 01:16:09 - Revision: 1.2

Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition

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