Media Player Classic error code: 0x8876086A –

If you are using Media Player Classic under Windows (Windows 10/8/7 or Windows XP), you may get the following error when you try to play a video, but after clicking “OK” then the video plays normally.

“CreateDevice failed,
Error code: 0x8876086A
DX9AllocatorPresenter failed



Follow these steps to resolve this issue:

Step 1. Use the DirextX diagnostic tool to check first Accelerate DirectDraw and Direct3D acceleration enabled. Click to do so Start > Running and type in the Run command field dxdiag and then press INTRODUCTION.


Select in the next window Yes


On the Display tab, under DirectX features check it out Accelerate DirectDraw and Direct3D acceleration enabled


a. In Windows XP, if any of these features are disabled, try to enable them using the “Enable” option in this line.

b. In Windows 7, these options are enabled by default, and you don’t have a choice to disable or enable them.

If you still have errors in the DirectX Diagnostic tool, try downloading the latest display drivers from the manufacturer’s site and running the DxDiag tool again.

Step 2. After making sure of that Accelerate DirectDraw and Direct3D acceleration If enabled, open Media Player Classic and if the above problem persists, go to the File menu and select Appearance > Options


In the Options window, under Performance choose Exit.


Use the drop-down arrow at the top right of the DirectShow Video option and select .System standard“. Then select OK to close this window.


Now close the Media player app and restart it.

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