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27-Oct-2003, 05:01 PM #1
Halo won't work
when i open up my newly installed halo it works fine until the game menu loads... i just got a black screen with some odd coloured lines at top/left side of the screen and sometimes the whole screen goes green for about half a second and back to the black screen. I was wondering if my computer was the problem

abit kd7 motherboard
xp 2600+
gainward fx5200 w/256 ram

it should work fine in theory but what can i do to fix this?
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27-Oct-2003, 05:02 PM #2
Make sure you do everything in this thread.
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28-Oct-2003, 12:16 AM #3
Something Similar
Hmm, sounds similar but not the same as my problem. I played the demo uptil last night with no problems. Finished the demo and decided to buy it today...

I uninstalled the demo last night and installed the game today, bam, it's dead. I can but into the game menu but the minute I select Campgain, it crashes and throws me back to the desktop with an error report for Microsoft. Blahh.

So, I tried a complete uninstall, reinstall. No good. Repeat with registry cleaning using JV16 and no adjustments to any of the settings and same thing.

So, I am waiting on hold for Microsoft support, 20 minutes on the phone so far, my first call, and I now I know why I have never called before.

Blast. Has anyone else experienced something similar what was your solution?
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15-Nov-2003, 10:38 AM #4
I am having problems with Halo as well.....

My Halo randomly restarts ingame. I installed the newest Catalyst drivers for my 8500 and downloaded directX 9.0b and i am still having the same problems. It usually happens when i try to join a server, switch servers mid-game or change my video settings. Has anyone else had this problem? please let me know.
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15-Nov-2003, 09:39 PM #5
Well, I didn't post it but my problem was fixed by following ALL of the suggestions in the FAQ. Despirte the fact that I was running Cat 3.7 without problems except for Halo, I uninstalled and reinstalled Cat 3.8 and it fixed my halo problem.

Later, I had a problem with COD missing up my DirectX which caused me to have to uninstall my sound card and re-install. Then it crashed on the drive through the country. As a result COD is sitting on a shelf till I feel like dealing with it's buggy @ss.

Have you installed the Halo patch? Sounds like your problem mainly happens when playing online. Do have any problems on single player?
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16-Nov-2003, 04:37 PM #6
im not sure, id ont play much single player. And i Have patched Halo.... but the problem also happens when i adjust my video settings. I alsp found that it did the same thing on my friends comp when i installed the game on his computer temporarily.
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