Vista Mysterious black screen of death

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I have a Dell XPS 410 with supposedly all the right interal parts. I have been having a nagging problem since the day I turned the machine on. I installed a few of my favorite games after the first few weeks. I was expecting all of the games to be compatible. Games including EA Tiger woods golf and so on. The problem I seem to be suffering through is after install all appears to be perfect. I start the game and all is perfect, after about 5 minutes the screen goes black. I am unable to get any control of the computer and have no choice but to turn off power suppy and restart the computer. This problem happens with 100% of non Microsoft software. I have purchased games that are "Vista ready" and the result is the same.

I spoke at length with Dell XPS specialists and he could not diagnose the problem. His final suggestion was he had installed "Linux" on his system and he didn't have any problems. He was a bit coy about Microsoft but I think the bugs should be able to be worked out.

I always update , including all drivers. The problem persists.
 
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I personally have no clue. How's your RAM usage when you are playing the game? I don't play games myself, but Tiger Woods isn't one of those games that take up a looot of RAM right?

Do you have Vista x32 or x64? I found something interesting. It seems like this is a known issue and there's a solution? if you have Vista x32..

Look at these, lol
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2007: Solution for x32 is PAID upgrade :OOOOOOOO
http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/compatibility/Details.aspx?type=Software&p=Tiger%20Woods%20PGA%20TOUR%2007&v=EA&uid=&pf=1&pi=2&c=PC%20Gaming&sc=Sports&os=32-bit
Tiger Woods PGA Tour Gold for Handspring
https://www.microsoft.com/windows/c...id=&pf=5&pi=9&c=PC Gaming&sc=Sports&os=64-bit
 
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SORRY, THE COMPUTER GHOST HAS VISITED YOU

I DO THINK THE BLACK SCREEN OF DEATH IS ALSO MEANING THE BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH.

The Blue Screen of Death, or more properly the 'Windows stop message' occurs when Windows detects a problem or error from which it cannot recover. The operating system halts and diagnostic information is displayed on a blue screen. In newer versions of the operating system, the contents of the PC's memory are dumped to a file for later analysis.

IS THERE ANY DISPLAYED ERROR REPPORT ON THE SCREEN?
WHAT IS YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM?

THIS WEBSITE MIGHT BE HELPFUL IN RELATION TO YOUR BLACK SCREEN:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc750081.aspx
 

bdebates

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Thanks for your response. I do occaionally get a window saying a report is being sent to Microsoft for repairs to my computers problems. The result is always the same, that there are no repairs for my comuters problems. I dismissed the problem as an XP/Vista compatability issue in the beginning, but am afraid the computer may have cancer. In effect a bad video card or alike.
 
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I read that around the time 2007 was released, there used to be an nVidia driver issue with the game. But I'm not sure if that has been resolved.
 
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Please do not run a Registry Cleaner. They don't help anything and can damage a lot. A simple search around this site will show that.
When you get the black screen, is the power on your monitor still on? Has it gone into sleep mode or anything similar?
Can you post your system specs?
Also, go into your Device Manager and look for anything with an exclamation mark next to it. If you find some, let me know what they are.
 
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I second ketsueki13 about Registry Cleaners. Not only here but elsewhere as well, there's very few people who say cleaners worked for them and a lot more that say their systems were screwed up by those cleaners. It's just not worth a try. We might as well reinstall Windows if the issue is something that can possibly be fixed with such cleaners as in most cases, they do a lot more damage than good.

Obviously, the issues related to Tiger Woods games are already known. There must be many out there that are trying to resolve but nobody has found any solution yet. I'd just play on XP instead of Vista or wait till they release some fixes, lol!
 

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Chol,

I've deleted your post. You need to stop copying other people's material and posting it as your own. You can post a portion of it and then provide a link to give credit where credit is due.

Also, stop recommending registry cleaners. They often cause more harm than good and we don't recommend them.
 
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Hi Admin,
Sorry, I was helping somehelp find the quick way of solving his/her problem that why I posted article I know it's not mine.

thankkss
 
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