The s3_16.dll file is part of S3 DirectDraw Driver from Microsoft DirectX. DirectDrawis a 2D API. It contains commands that for 2D renderings. Although a programmer could use it to do 3D graphics it would be very slow.
The product can be downloaded free across the Internet. Therefore, the product is considered freeware.
The s3_16.dll error message is your classic registry error. Registry errors occur in the registry, thus the name. They can occur during installation, removal or during use. The most common time for errors to occur is during installation.
Since this error is easily traced back to the S3 DirectDraw Driver, you can try to update the driver. Now, I would not recommend going to just any site and downloading a free driver. This is a Windows program. Go to Windows and update the driver from Windows.
You can even try to update from the start menu.
• Start>Programs>Windows Update
The update may be there. It might not be but you never know. Just, don’t go downloading from random sites. That is how people get viruses.
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