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Warcraft 3 DirectX Error

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Hi, im getting an error when launching Warcraft 3. It is strange however that sometimes Warcraft 3 will launch fine, I may exit the game, then try to launch it again, and I recieve this error:

Warcraft III was unable to initialize DirectX. Please ensure you have DirectX 8.1 or newer installed and that your display drivers are current. DirectX may be found on your Warcraft III install CD under Options.

I have no idea why this is a problem as I have DirectX 9.0c installed for my Windows XP. I also have updated my display drivers and still I get this message only sometimes, the only way I seem to get rid of this error is by restarting my computer, then the game will launch fine, but if I exit the game, then try to launch Warcraft 3 again, I get this error...anyone have any ideas? Thanks
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DirectX Diagnostic Tool (Dxdiag.exe) is installed with DirectX and can be run by clicking Start, clicking Run, and then typing dxdiag. For information about using the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, click the Help button in the DirectX Diagnostic Tool.
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