None of my games are starting correctly!

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Thread Starter
Dec 15, 2011
As the title says, when i press a game f.ex Counter strike souce, Heroes of newerth etc. i can see that it's loading for 1-5 sec then it disapears and the game does not start. I run task manager and check for the ,exe's in processes and find serveral of them and end the process tree and then i try to run the game again but to no avail.

Please help!


System Information
Time of this report: 12/19/2011, 13:03:45
Machine name: ARYA-E6E877FFDA
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_qfe.101209-1646)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
System Model: GQ532AA-UUW
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 1104MB used, 2837MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode
DxDiag Previously: Crashed in Direct3D (stage 3)

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found. Direct3D functionality not available. You should verify that the driver is a final version from the hardware manufacturer.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SE
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GTX 460 SE
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0E23&SUBSYS_089E10DE&REV_A1
Display Memory: 1024.0 MB
Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0012.7533 (English)
DDI Version:
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 5/25/2011 08:09:20, 4198272 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 5/25/2011 08:09:20, 12753664 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4D63-11CF-036E-922800C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0E23
SubSys ID: 0x089E10DE
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Video Accel:
Deinterlace Caps: n/a
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Not Available
AGP Status: Enabled
DDraw Test Result: Not run
D3D7 Test Result: Not run
D3D8 Test Result: Not run
D3D9 Test Result: Not run

Sound Devices
Description: Realtek HD Audio rear output
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0888&SUBSYS_103C2A58&REV_1001
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: RtkHDAud.sys
Driver Version: 5.10.0000.6392 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Date and Size: 6/14/2011 18:38:12, 6359656 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
HW Accel Level: Full
Apr 5, 2008

What happen if you click on another .exe on your desktop other than a game ..does it open ok?


Thread Starter
Dec 15, 2011
Yea skype, google chrome, steam, utorrent etc.. they all work! ;/

Only games that are the problem and they are in no way linked to each other so i do not really understand the problem.
Dec 15, 2011
Couple of things you can try

Does the game load up on the task bar at the bottom and not display? When you try and click it nothing happens? Or you just double click and the process appears in your task manager?

Check the resolution setting you have and see if its compatable with the games? is it just full screen games or windowed aswell, Probally not the issue but its worth a shot.

Another thing, Time of you report says 12/19/2011, 13:03:45, Is your clock changed or am i just being stupid :) ? this can somtimes cause problems espically with online games
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