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Crashing Game Problems

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  1. GamerGuy

    GamerGuy Thread Starter

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    I have a crashing problem. I recently purchased Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2. So far I've gotten about 10 minutes of gameplay after like 50 attempts of tryin' to play the game. For some reason I can't figure out why the game will just crash a blue screen flashes for like a split second and the computer automatically restarts. No warning at all... just kaput it crashes. Very annoying. I've had a recent problem as well... I had my computer fixed by a friend, but he's no longer in town. It worked for about 2 hours... then my bro did something in msconfig and totally screwed something up. So... i couldn't recover from that so I attempted to format and reinstall myself. Somehow I succesfully did this. ;) ... But... same ol' problem... still crashing. I've tried downloading the lastest drivers for the sound card, (Creative Audigy Gamer) and video card drivers ( GeForce 3 Ti 500)... everythings running on a 1.2 AMD 60GB HD... and Win XP... everything worked well before the reinstall... except for the game problem of Need for Speed... I didn't have it before my friend helped me out with it... If anyone has ANY suggestions I'm willing to try any of them!!! Thank ya :D
     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya and welcome

    Lets see what you have on startup:

    Go to Run and type MSINFO32
    On the left choose Software Enviroment, then Startup Programs. Copy/paste the list here

    Also, are you using a joystick, or something like that? If so, lets see your IRQ's:

    Go to Run and type MSINFO32
    On the left choose Hardware Rescoucrces, then IRQ's. Copy/paste the list here

    This is what EA say, but I cannot get the link, here it is:


    Regards

    eddie
     
  3. GamerGuy

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    Software Environment/ Startup Programs


    AIM c:\progra~1\aim95\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl HOME-RYPSFE8RL2\Ryan HKU\S-1-5-21-1547161642-1935655697-854245398-1003\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    CTStartup c:\program files\creative\sbaudigy\program\cteaxspl.exe /run All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    Disc Detector c:\program files\creative\sharedll\ctnotify.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    Jet Detection c:\program files\creative\sbaudigy\program\adgjdet.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    MSMSGS "c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background HOME-RYPSFE8RL2\Ryan HKU\S-1-5-21-1547161642-1935655697-854245398-1003\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    NvCplDaemon rundll32.exe nvqtwk,nvcpldaemon initialize All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    TaskTray c:\program files\creative\sbaudigy\taskbar\ctltray.exe HOME-RYPSFE8RL2\Ryan HKU\S-1-5-21-1547161642-1935655697-854245398-1003\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    Taskbar c:\program files\creative\sbaudigy\taskbar\ctltask.exe HOME-RYPSFE8RL2\Ryan HKU\S-1-5-21-1547161642-1935655697-854245398-1003\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    UpdReg c:\windows\updreg.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    desktop desktop.ini NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    desktop desktop.ini HOME-RYPSFE8RL2\Ryan Startup
    desktop desktop.ini .DEFAULT Startup
    desktop desktop.ini All Users Common Startup
    nwiz nwiz.exe /install All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run


    Hardware Resources/ IRQ list

    IRQ 0 System timer OK
    IRQ 1 Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard OK
    IRQ 3 Communications Port (COM2) OK
    IRQ 4 Communications Port (COM1) OK
    IRQ 5 Intel EtherExpress(TM) PRO/100 ISA Adapter OK
    IRQ 6 Standard floppy disk controller OK
    IRQ 8 System CMOS/real time clock OK
    IRQ 11 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
    IRQ 11 NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 500 OK
    IRQ 11 VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller OK
    IRQ 11 VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller OK
    IRQ 11 Generic 56K HCF Data Fax Modem OK
    IRQ 11 Creative SB Audigy OK
    IRQ 11 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller OK
    IRQ 12 PS/2 Compatible Mouse OK
    IRQ 13 Numeric data processor OK
    IRQ 14 Primary IDE Channel OK
    IRQ 15 Secondary IDE Channel OK


    I appreciate the help :D
     
  4. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Okay, the first list....

    AIM: AOL Instant Messenger. If connected to the internet, automatically runs up AIM. Convenience more than anything. Available via Start -> Programs

    CTStartup: Splash screen with sound on every boot up. Installed with a Sound Blaster Audigy soundcard

    Disc Detector: For Creative sound cards. Detects when you insert a CD, DVD, etc

    Jet Detection: Added with SoundBlaster Live! or Audigy soundcards for headphone autodetection

    MSMSGS: MSN Messenger utility. If you don't use MSN Messenger, this can be annoying. Available via Start -> ProgramsGo to MS Messenger > Tools > Options > Preferences and uncheck "Run this program when Windows starts"

    NvCplDaemon: Intializes the clock and memory settings on nVidia based graphics cards - seen a d a flashing screen. Disable if you overlock your card

    TaskTray: Installed with the Sound Blaster Audigy range of soundcards. Allows you to set EAX effects or equalizer settings for the Sound Blaster Audigy from a systray icon. Also allows you to launch the Taskbar via right-click -> Show Taskbar. The tasktray can be accessed via Start -> Programs -> Creative -> Sound Blaster Audigy -> Taskbar

    Taskbar: not sure

    UpdReg: Reminder to register Creative Labs SoundBlaster Live! cards

    nwiz: Associated with the newer versions of nVidia graphics cards drivers. Allows you to immensely improve desktop layouts by setting preferences and optimizations. However, this isn't necessary for the operation of your system


    Go to Run and type MSCONFIG, startup tab. Uncheck the ones you don't want, apply and restart.

    Now, the other list.

    This looks jumbled:

    You have a video, sound, and modem on the same IRQ. For the Sound and Modem, can you move these to a new slot? If so, shut the PC down, move, reboot, and Windows will recognize them

    eddie
     
  5. GamerGuy

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    ok, i moved the sound card to a differnt slot and moved the sound card to a different slot, but the IRQ for the sound card , video card , moden and the other three things are to IRQ 5 , i saw again there things i just listed are on IRQ 5 , and i still cant , get them on there own IRQ, i would update BIOS but there are like 3 different dloads for my motherborard . keep the help comming thanks guys
     
  6. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hust try moving one of the cards, say the sound card. You don't need to move both of them.

    Also, you say they're on IRQ5 now. Is anything showing up on IRQ11?

    eddie
     
  7. GamerGuy

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    ok , well my bro and i reformated the hard drive and put Windows 98 on , cause my bro was talking to an IT friend and he said Xp isnt that hot for gamming, so we did that . But now the video card is back on IRQ 11 and the modem and the sound card is on there own IRQ :) , but there are still things on the same IRQ with the video card , but they arnt cards.. im not sure what they are , but i downloaded 4 in 1 drivers for are motherboard and it still seems to now work , as well as updated video card driver
     
  8. GamerGuy

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    anyone have any ideas on what i can do with what i have done with last post?.. if so keep em commin

    thanks ladies or gents;)
     
  9. GamerGuy

    GamerGuy Thread Starter

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    someone plz answer back , i would like to get this fixed :(
     
  10. madbadger

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    Hi Gamerguy

    I think trashing XP was a bit over the top ;)
    There's an excellent article comparing win 98 & XP for game performance on tomshardware.com.......basically v little difference, plus XP don't crash.

    Anyway, do you still have the problem you first outlined?

    As for the devices sharing that IRQ, how about cutting & pasting so we can help? With XP, it assigns virtual IRQs, you don't need to worry, however now you're back in the land of win98, who knows.

    BTW eddie 5659 knows what he's talking about, you could always reformat & put XP back (g) ;)

    Good luck

    MB
     
  11. GamerGuy

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    ok , it wasnt xp that crashed, just all my game , when xp was on i had sound , modem and video card and 3 other things on same irq . 0 System timer
    1 Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
    2 Programmable interrupt controller
    3 Communications Port (COM2)
    4 Communications Port (COM1)
    5 SUP2751 PCI Modem Enumerator
    5 ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering
    6 Standard Floppy Disk Controller
    7 Printer Port (LPT1)
    8 System CMOS/real time clock
    9 SCI IRQ used by ACPI bus
    10 Creative SB Audigy
    10 VIA VT83C572/VT82C586 PCI to USB Universal Host Controller
    10 VIA VT83C572/VT82C586 PCI to USB Universal Host Controller
    10 ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering
    11 NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 500
    11 ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering
    12 PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
    13 Numeric data processor
    14 Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)
    14 VIA Bus Master PCI IDE Controller
    15 Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo)
    15 VIA Bus Master PCI IDE Controller
     
  12. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Okay

    You mentioned a bit earlier, this:

    Did you mean the game works now? If not, thats okay.

    Your new IRQ list looks a lot neater.

    If you're still getting the problems, have you looked at that first idea that I gave, in the quotes?

    Also, how much RAM are you using?

    eddie
     
  13. GamerGuy

    GamerGuy Thread Starter

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    well i did dload the 4-in 1 drivers , but i think im might have miss typed about them working cause they didnt help, Ram is at 320mb but gonna push it up too the 700 mark , maybe further if i can , ive tried takein off background prog's still no help , dloaded and installed black hawk down demo , that just freezes when i bring up the list of rooms. GTA3 only get the the part when they break out of the jail truck , then screen just freezes , but can still hear it play, and NFS HP2 , menu doesnt freez just like 15 secs when the count down till you start the race , i only get a few feet then crashes only to dest top now, didnt restart yet that i have seen .
     
  14. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    This may still be hardware related. Can you check to see if your CPU fan is working properly?

    It may have some fluff in there, or not moving at all.

    eddie
     
  15. GamerGuy

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    well just by looking at the fan , seems to be running like a bear :confused:
     
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