How to Repair Direct3d11 Error 0X087A0001 on Windows Computers

Are you experiencing the error Direct3D11 0X087A0001 (Can’t Set Video Mode) on your PC? Many users report this error when running some resource-intensive games or various benchmarks. It is actually a runtime error that appears on the screen every time you run Direct3D.

What causes the Direct3D11 error 0X087A0001?

  • Invalid Direct3D11 error 0X087A0001 or corrupt registry key.
  • Malicious software has infected Direct3D11 Error 0X087A0001, causing damage.
  • Direct3D (Direct3D11 Error 0X087A0001) was corrupted during download or installation.
  • Other programs conflict with Direct3D, Direct3D11 Error 0X087A0001, or common references.
  • Malicious (or incorrect) removal of Direct3D11 Error 0X087A0001 by another application (other than Direct3D).

How to resolve the Direct3D11 Error 0X087A0001?


Cancel high DPI scaling

  1. Open File Explorer and navigate to the location of the game executable file.
  2. Once you’ve found the right location, right-click on the game executable and select Properties from the pop-up menu that appears.
  3. Once on the properties screen of the executable file, open the Compatibility tab in the menu above and click
  4. Change High DPI settings (under Settings).
  5. In the Override High DPI call window, check the Override scaling behavior for the High DPI checkbox.
  6. Then change the scaling in the System (Advanced) drop-down menu and click Ok, then Apply to save and make the changes permanent.
  7. Restart the game or application in normal mode and see if the error is resolved.

Enabling the Color Reduction Mode

  1. Open File Explorer and navigate to the location containing the executable you are using to run the game.
  2. Once you have found the desired location, right-click on the executable file and select “Properties” from the pop-up menu that appears.
  3. Once on the properties screen, select the “Compatibility” tab in the menu above, check the “Reduced Color
  4. Mode” checkbox (under “Settings”) and set the value to 16 bits in the drop-down menu below it.
  5. Save your changes by clicking the Apply button. Then restart the old game and see if the problem is now resolved.

Changing the application’s resolution

  1. Open File Explorer and navigate to the location where the old application is installed.
  2. Once you’ve found the right place, right-click on the executable you’re using to run the game, and then select “Properties” from the context menu.
  3. Once on the properties screen, go to the Compatibility tab on the top menu and check the 640 x 480 screen resolution box.
  4. After checking the correct box, click Apply to save your changes.
  5. Run the old application normally and see if the problem is resolved.

Launching the program in compatibility mode

  1. Right-click on the application icon on your desktop and open the Properties menu.
  2. Select “Compatibility,” then go to “Compatibility Mode” and check the “Run this program in compatibility mode for” box.
  3. Once checked, a list of other versions of Windows will appear. Select the list and click on Windows 95.
  4. Finally, click Apply and run the game to see if the error code has been fixed.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Select Start -> Settings -> Update and Security -> Troubleshooting or select the Troubleshooting shortcut at the end of this topic.
  2. Select the type of troubleshooting you want to perform, and then select Run Troubleshooting.

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