Tech Problem Aggregator

Vista Games All Want to Start Saved Games

Q: Vista Games All Want to Start Saved Games

This problem just started today. The games explorer will not start a new game; it will only try to start saved games (even when there are no saved games). I checked all of the settings and could find nothing that should cause this behavior. The only way I can start a new game is to go the the exe file and start from there. I suppose I could start a saved game, if any, and then go to the menu and start a new game from there. However, I would like to fix this problem. I have a Dell furnished CD for Windows Vista, but I don't know if one can reinstall only the games. I surely do not want to reinstall the OS.

A: Vista Games All Want to Start Saved Games

I just discovered I have the exact same problem. I have Vista Ultimate (x64). Played Spider Solitaire last night, now it is gone.

Gee, could have something to do with the 17 MS updates that were installed last night?

8 more replies
Answer Match 88.62%

I installed Windows Vista two days ago. I just now installed Elder Scrolls Oblivion. However I'm not sure where I should put my saved games from the Windows XP installation. What directory do they go into in Vista? Thank you.

More replies
Answer Match 78.12%

Does anyone know how to keep the Vista Games Explorer from automatically adding entries for games? I currently have a completely empty VGE and upon launching any of my games via double-clicking their exe, VGE creates a new entry once the game is closed. I already unchecked both "Download information about installed games" and "List most recently played games" in the VGE options window but that didn't help. I have a third party program that lets me add my own custom entries so obviously I'd like to add them manually so I have more control over fine details. I know that the automatically-created entries can be hidden after the fact, but that really clutters up the third party editor since it displays all games in its list, hidden or otherwise. Any thoughts?

A:Disable Vista Games Explorer from auto-adding games

Hi have you found a solution??? I have to manual add shourtcuts to Executor, Launchy or the startmenu(for search to work). it's very irritating..

1 more replies
Answer Match 76.44%

Hello, recently got a new PC off craigslist. Has a gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L motherboard. I've put my 550W PSU in it. and my video card. I was running it on Ubuntu for a little bit. Last night I put Vista on. It was either that, or swap HDD and use XP. But, I can't start any games? (I've been trying to start War Rock, and spin tires. Neither one will start. I get a direct X error. It told me something about Direct SDK, I installed it. But, no luck. I have a picture of one error message it had and will post that below. What can I try to get it to start games. Also, I looked under installed programs, do not see a Sevice pack 1, or 2. Not sure if Vista went up any higher.. But, it's not installing two updates. So, I can't be entirely sure.

A:Just installed Vista, games won't start.

5 more replies
Answer Match 76.44%

Here are my systems specs:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5450 @ 1.66GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 226353 MB, Free - 33143 MB; D: Total - 12119 MB, Free - 1937 MB;
Motherboard: Quanta, 30CC, 79.26, None
Antivirus: ESET NOD32 antivirus system 2.70, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

So this has happened to me before, but then I don't know how it fixed itself, but now it's happening again. I put in my CD, the game Spore for example. Everything goes as normal, the little thing that gives you the option to either Autorun or open the folder containing the file pops up as normal. So first I pressed autorun to install the game, everything is going as normal, I finish installing the game. When its done with installing, I noticed that theres no icon on my desktop nor an area in my 'Start--> All programs' menu containing a folder with the game Spore in it. So I take out the CD, restart my computer, put the CD back in, and the Autorun or open file folder thing pops up again, Ive tried both, pressing Autorun and going into the folder and doing the autorun as an administrator... but nothing happens when I click it. I click it, the little menu goes away as if its gonna start the prog... Read more

A:Windows Vista, Games won't start!

Did you search the game that was installed in your computer? Maybe you should search first if the game had already installed in program files. Did you check for minimum requirement for each game?

2 more replies
Answer Match 75.6%

I bouth a new pc. How can I send my saved games to my new pc from my old pc? thanks

A:saved games

Install the games you want to use the old saved games with. Then, find where your old saved games were on your old computer. Copy them to a floppy, or CD, or something, and put them onto your new computer where the saved game directory is.

That should work for most games, but some other ones have different ways of saving...which games are you trying to do this with?

2 more replies
Answer Match 75.6%

I am close to upgrading from Win98 to XP.

I am wondering about my saved games. Will I be able to save my progress in Half-Life 2 ? If so, how ? I do not want to start over.


A:Saved games and a new OS

If you are upgrading, it should not affect any save games, since they are located in the game's own directory.

3 more replies
Answer Match 74.76%

Hi, I have the game Schizm 2 Mysterious Journey. I have only just started it on my PC, and it automatically saves games, as well as I can chose to save game. There does not appear to be a 'delete saved games' option. At the rate I am going, I am going to fill up my computer with saved games. How do I delete the saved games I don't need anymore?

A:deleting saved games?

9 more replies
Answer Match 74.76%

hi,i have a problems here regarding my download games.Its counln't saved it into my C drive.Something missing in my C drive. Last time it was working but now it wasn't...plzzzz help????

A:cant saved download games

how much space do you have left on the drive ?

1 more replies
Answer Match 74.76%

Ok...I saved a career on one pc but now I want to be able to play that same career on anpther pc/laptop. How or what files must I copy and paste in order to play my saved career on another pc? Iv tried copying the files from C:\Users\Application Data\NFSU2 but thats not working..

More replies
Answer Match 74.76%

hey i have reformatted my hdd few days ago, i wanna put my saved games back to the folder where it belongs, i try load game, says fail load, check your hard drive or something, btw i got windows xp pro sp3, its saves in C:\Documents and Settings\brian\Local Settings\Application Data\Rockstar Games\GTA IV\savegames\user_e0000074ecf6e3fd

here's a lot of screenshots:

p.s i got told go on these sites

which the site doesn't work anymore used 2, i did follow there instructions doesn't work

and also got told try this then

storymode 100% complete
extract and read the text file on where to put it, i already tried that also doesn't work then go told to try this
which is the saved game where i am up 2 but done by someone else

master and the molotov

but in another lanagage lol
i also tried no help from there either

they give me some links doesn't work 4 me @ all what they told me 2 do

Xlive wrapper
so please tell me how fix this problems so i can load the game and play where i am up 2, i don't wanna start the game all over again, take me a... Read more

A:gta iv for pc saved games problem

Did you save the saved games folder to CD or on another HD before you formatted?

2 more replies
Answer Match 74.76%

Does anyone if/how Vista might clear all of my saved games data. Every game i have installed at the moment has lost its save data, and I never clear it out myself. I just want to know if there might be some process that Vista runs which may have cleared out my saves.

A:Saved Games Deleted

AntiVirus or some maintenance program, that is scheduled to run automatially. Its best to do the chores manually. In that way you control what is being done.

1 more replies
Answer Match 74.76%

A friend and I are playing Age of Mythology online. Everytime we save the game though we cannot bring it back up. The game is saved on my computer and on his but when we try to play again, we are playing two different games. We are not using IP, just going through a web site it seems.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

More replies
Answer Match 74.76%

OK, I'm playing a game named Mosaics Galore. It's a series of puzzles that you master accuracy and speed... the accuracy is easy but the speed is hard. Sort of like a jigsaw but odd shapes. There are about 6 different levels. I started playing it on my desktop (Win 8) and mastered a whole level perfect score, then my desktop crashed and I had to send it back to the factory for a new disk drive. During the time it was at the factory I started the game all over on my laptop (Win 7) and mastered two levels with perfect scores. This is not easy. Some puzzles took me doing it as many as 20 times to get it done in like 2 minutes. Very difficult. Now my desktop is back and I want to continue the game on desktop without having to start all over. Laptop screen is smaller and harder to see, when the desktop was gone I plugged the laptop into my huge screen).

Question: How can I put my saved game from laptop onto an external drive and upload it to my desktop so I can continue the game.

Someone said it's in a folder called app/data/roaming but I can't find a file by that name.

A:Moving Saved Games

I don't have exact answer to your question, but you can go to that folder by opening file explorer and entering in the address bar this:
C:\Users\<your user name here>\AppData\Roaming

7 more replies
Answer Match 74.76%

I recently re-installed Vista after having a hard drive crash. I had backed up most of my files, including my Saved Games folder for Far Cry 2. I've spent several hours playing and if possible would like to be able to reinstall the game and go back to the last save. I have zero idea of how to do this, please help.

A:Recover Saved Games

Install the game again and then put the files where they were before.

2 more replies
Answer Match 74.76%

i got really far in call of duty 4 on my laptop and i want to play on my pc now. can i transfer that saved game to my pc?

A:can saved games be transferred?

Yes you can. It's just a matter of finding the save files or failing that, transferring the folder over.

3 more replies
Answer Match 74.76%

Hello guys, i was wondering if there was away of saving my saved game file and puttin git on a cd or somthin because i have to flatten my hard drive but dont wana loose my game...the game i am using is nba live 03..and im almost to the playoffs..any help here?
- thanks

A:moving saved games to a different PC

In most cases, you can just backup the save game files and then load them over the new install. You just have to locate and identify the save game files. for something like NBA Live 03, There's probably just one file that keeps track of your stats.

3 more replies
Answer Match 74.76%

Ok, so I recently pulled KOTOR II out of my closet for another try. I recently re-installed windows, so the computer didn't think it was installed. Not to worry, I just opened the executable directly, and it worked just fine. For some reason, though, all my saved games were gone. I thought maybe I'd deleted them somehow, so I just went on with my game. I didn't really leave behind any big holes, as I had finished the game with all of my previous games. However, I had a couple of problems finding an elusive Jedi Master Robe, so I acquired a saved game editor only to discover that all my saved games were still there. Problem is...the game won't detect them. Even looking through the editor, I see that a couple of saved games even have the same name, but that doesn't seem to matter, as no recent saved games appear in the load game screen in the game. I tried uninstalling and re-installing and moving all of my new saved games outside the folder, but nothing works. Any ideas?

More replies
Answer Match 73.92%

when i turn my game on black hawk down and joint operations they play for a few secs and then a little window pops up and says-----sysdump.txt saved

A:what does sysdump.txt saved mean when i turn on my games on?

It's a general protection fault and usually means your delta force program
misbehaved in memory. Depending on the message, it may also have been a
video, sound card, or OS error...

Sysdump.txt is where the error message was saved. Open that file and copy the contents to an e-mail to whoever makes delta force. They will be able to tell you if it is the game messing up or if it's the video card etc..

Check their site to see if there is already a patch out for the game...and read
any FAQs they may have.

While you wait, go into your options/preferences of the game..and turn down all the detail settings to their lowest. Play in 640*480 and see if that helps at all...

That happens to some if their video card gets too warm....
Changing the air flow might help too...

1 more replies
Answer Match 73.92%

Hi Gang,

I've had some problems with my hard drive recently and I had to reload FarCry by Croteam. I haven't finished it yet and I don't want to start over.

Does anyone know where I can download saved games for FarCry?

A:Where Can I Download FarCry Saved Games?

Why not use the "cheat" that allows you to select and play any level?

1 more replies
Answer Match 73.92%

Risen was downloaded from Amazon. I played for a while and have 12 saved games. Now suddenly I lost all my saved games but I still can start new game. I don't know what is the problem but probably it may come from 2 things:

1. I uninstalled nvidia geforce experience.

2. I installed PhysX legacy driver 9.13.0604.

However, I have more than a dozen games they all work well and saved games working. So Risen seems the only one its saved games stop working. I downloaded a save game from the web and put it in the save folder but Risen does not wee k

Comments ?

NOTE: I am downloading risen again from Amazon. Reinstalling the game may help bring those saved games back to life.

A:Solved: Risen's saved games ?

I reinstalled the game but those save games still not working. I don't know what happened ?

3 more replies
Answer Match 73.08%

I've installed and played "Ice Age Adventure". I played for some time and now I want to reset the game. I uninstalled it and re-installed it, but I get the same game progress. I can I restart the game from the beginning?

A:how do i delete saved data of games after unstalling them?

Usually there's an option to wipe save game data on uninstall but failing that, just find the folder on your computer containing the save games or in your case, whatever file records the progress. Once there's nothing on the computer, it should start from a fresh game after a re-install. Sometimes the information can be in two places- I think I found missing KOTOR (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic) games somewhere in the AppData folder when I was trying to mod them through a save editor.

But be careful if you need to remove files from the latter and check first they are game files and not anything critical.

5 more replies
Answer Match 73.08%

Wasnt sure whether to post here or in the game section, but seeing as it seems to be a problem with every game installed figured it must be a system issue rather than game specific (the problem is the same whether its a steam, origin or disk based game).
Bascially, every game installed loads fine but doesnt give the option to load saved games. The saves are there in the documents, it seems the programs just cant connect with them is there some kind of generic windows launcher or something that each game would use to load a save? done various scans nothing untoward has come up, just cant understand why something would happen with every single one

maybe just a coincidence but the desktop icons seem to have moved themselves, and all autofills and bookmarks disappeared at the same time..

any help would be appreciated, thanks

More replies
Answer Match 73.08%

Hello. I have recently changed my windows (from vista to 7), I saved my saved games and i installed the game again. But my old saved games won't be loaded althoutgh they are not destroyed and corrupted (i checked them in another pc with the same windows and they were just fine). When i start a new career and i save the game, save and load works perfectly, so there's an issue with my old saved games. Do you know what may be the problem?

More replies
Answer Match 73.08%

I have a dual P4 2.4 Ghz that I bought a couple of months ago. When I load 3d type games, it has been crashing.. either when I load a saved game in games like Oblivion or after playing for a few minutes. Then I get the message "Windows has recovered from a serious error" after it reboots. Probe says my CPU is at 40 deg celsius and MB is at 41 degrees. As far as I know, this isn't too hot.

I looked in Event viewer and the last error says-

Source: System Error
Category: 102
Event ID: 1003

Error code 100000d1, parameter1 f6be22ce, parameter2 00000002, parameter3 00000008, parameter4 f6be22ce.

Would this have to do with a memory problem or video card maybe? The video card is a NVIDIA
GeForce 7600 GT (PCI express). Motherboard is Asus P5N-E SLI with 1GB DDR2 DIMM in A1 slot.

Any ideas what I can do to find out what's causing the crashes?

A:System Reboots When Loading Saved Games

I'm having a similar problem myself. Here'r my particulars;

Recently, as I was opening files downloaded from Rapidshare, my computer rebooted on it's own. Since then it reboots at will continously. Every 5 minutes or so.

Of course I'll get an notice from M$ about how the system shut down improperly and did I want to send a report which I did. Their reply was that it was a device driver improperly installed.

Then I received this message:

BCCode: 10000071 BCP1: 00000008 BCP2:80042000 BCP3: 00000000 BCP4: 00000000 Osver: 5_1_5 SP: 2_0

Question, does anyone have a clue as to what this means or how to fix the problem?

I also ran a trojan remover program which came up with this:

"The following file was called by the Windows Registry at boot time:


An executable file with this name *has not* been found (it may be hidden).

The following program is called from the following Registry Key:

Does that help anything ?

3 more replies
Answer Match 73.08%

Hello. I have recentrly changed my windows (from vista to 2007), I saved my saved games and i installed the game again. But my old saved games won't be loaded althoutgh they are not destroyed and corrupted (i checked them in another pc with the same windows and they were just fine). When i start a new career and i save the game, save and load works perfectly, so there's an issue with my old saved games. Do you know what may be the problem?

A:football manager 2014 saved games

closing duplicate thread. Please do not start more than one thread for the same topic. Your original post is at

1 more replies
Answer Match 73.08%

Hi there,

I'm new here, I'm having what seems to be a common problem with my Rollercoaster Tycoon 1. I used to play almost everyday on my old pc, Windows 98 I do believe it was. Well since I have installed it onto my new computer with XP Pro it works well but I just cannot access my saved games. They are saved in the correct folder, I can find them in the program files but when I click the load button on the intro screen of the game it exits and closes itself. How can I fix this?

I have read some old posts about a similar problem and when I tried using both the US and UK patches neither worked and both give me the error "Unable to update files Unrecognised game version, wrong language, or game files are corrupted."

What can I do? If anyone managed to resolve this problem please please let me know!

More replies
Answer Match 73.08%

After updating and installing a few mods I am unable to load any saved games.
Thankfully I can still start new games but I'd really like to be able to go back to my actual saved file, since I've put so many hours into it.

Does anyone know what may be causing this?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Ultimate, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 970 Processor, x64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3325 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 12494 MB; D: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 33983 MB; X: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 54634 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-890XA-UD3
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: Skyrim won't load saved games!

uninstall the mods to see if that helps

3 more replies
Answer Match 73.08%

Hello. I have recentrly changed my windows (from vista to 2007), I saved my saved games and i installed the game again. But my old saved games won't be loaded althoutgh they are not destroyed and corrupted (i checked them in another pc with the same windows and they were just fine). When i start a new career and i save the game, save and load works perfectly, so there's an issue with my old saved games. Do you know what may be the problem?

A:football manager 2014 saved games

closing duplicate thread. Please do not start more than one thread for the same topic. Your original post is at

1 more replies
Answer Match 73.08%

This may be a stupid question, but I am fixing a friends computer, it needs a fresh install, but the one thing they need me to save I can not find. Can you tell me how to save the saved games on Jewel Quest? I looked in the Jewel quest folder, replaced everything from the old folder to the new one, but still can't get the saved games. Is there another folder to look in, if so I did not find it. Any help would be great, thanks in advance Dzap73, [email protected]

A:Jewel Quest Saved Games Folder?

Hi dzap
Not sure if this will be a help to you or don't say what OS your friend is using. I am running Vista Home Premium and found the saved game file here:

<C:\Users\"your friend's user name"\Saved Games\iWin\Jewel Quest 2\"your friend's user name".JQ2SaveGame>

Hope this is some help!

1 more replies
Answer Match 73.08%

who knows where fifa 2003 saved games r being stored?

pls msg mi thanks

A:who knows where fifa 2003 saved games r being stored?

Perhaps in the game's directory. C:\Program Files\Fifa 2003\save perhaps? This is just a guess by me, but it's probably something similar to that.

3 more replies
Answer Match 73.08%

i wanna change the saved games folder from C:\Documents and Settings\a7md\My Documents\EA Games to the games's installation folder F:/Pacific assault

any one knows how?

A:MOH Pacific Assault saved games folder

7 more replies
Answer Match 72.24%

Hi all, new to the forum nice 2 meet U!

my prob is this:

I was playing HPOOTP quite as usual as always, and I got the "Cho Chang: Mischief in the Owlery" task.

I played and finished it, no problems at all. until.. i try to save my game! it just won't overwrite my current saved games! the three slots just remain the same no matter how many times I try to save.. like they've become read-only or something!

I tried finding the directory where the saved games are, and failed as well!

I would really appreciate some help!

10x in advance

A:Harry Potter OOTP Saved Games Problem!

no ideas ?

3 more replies
Answer Match 72.24%

I am getting a new PC soon and I am planning to install a bunch of my old games on it. To pick up where I left off on my games can I just take the save game file from the older folder and drop it in the new one? Will this work or will there be complications? Thanks!

A:Question anout Saved game files for PC games

most of the time they'll work.. it just depends on the game itslef.

write over the folder after you've installed it or it may write over your old saves..

1 more replies
Answer Match 72.24%

Hi, I have installed my res evil 2 from disc after formatting my computer and it saves games but won't load them back up again, it just crashes when I try to load them back up if I do it during the game. If I try to load them at the start it just says load failed.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


A:Resident Evil 2 wont load saved games

I will tell you what I did in order for the game to run properly on Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1:
- I tried at first to run the game using the compatibility mode, specifically Windows 95 compatibility. I was able thus to load the saved games, but the trouble was that the game screen became very small
- Afterwards I used Compatibility Administration Toolkit to add a patch for the game and I managed to get a full screen image that way
Sadly I am being now stopped by the same problem, having recently updated to Service Pack 2.
If you're still interested I will give you the details.

2 more replies
Answer Match 72.24%

Well, my main game, when I load it, it finishes loading, a little box says Loading, I hear the normal beep noise, then it crashes. Anyone know how I can fix this?

More replies
Answer Match 72.24%

I run CCleaner and it's registry fix pretty much daily. Even doing that, my registry HKEY is still full of saved game files where I allowed my grandson to play while he visited me).

I have not even expanded them as I would like to just delete all of them. Would this hurt anything?

.farmfrenzypizzapartySavedGame is an example on the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
In addition to the saved games files, I also would like to know if I can delete ALL files that have a name related to an application that I uninstalled from my Control Panel?

Thanks so very much for your help.

A:Is it okay to delete all unwanted Saved Games files using REGEDIT?

7 more replies
Answer Match 72.24%

Can I get my steam saved games back after a system crash? My hard drive failed recently and that's the only thing stopping me from reinstalling windows.

A:Can I get my steam saved games back after a system crash?

Nope, sadly.
It will retain your achievments though!
Bad news I know, but try Googling your game + 100% savegame or whatever level you were on. You should be able to find it.

example. "Half-Life 2 100% Savegame/Water Hazard Savegame STEAM"
and you should come across what you need pretty quickly, hope this helped

2 more replies
Answer Match 72.24%


A:Unable To Load Saved Games Resdent Evil2 On Xp Pro

Looks like you found the solution here, so I'm closing this thread.

1 more replies
Answer Match 72.24%

Where are the saved games stored in Hitman Blood Money?

A:Where Are the saved games stored in Hitman Blood Money?

Usually it's in your documents

1 more replies
Answer Match 71.82%

I have search this forum and others and decided to make an account on here as it looks a good helpfull site.

I recently got this game after years of not playing it. I have windows 7 and the old memory has come back of the game crashing which i totally forgot about. Iv tried running as admin and doing the 001 file people talk about and running as windows 95/ and 98 but still doesnt work. Any one have any ideas or tips where i may be going wrong?

Many Thanks


More replies
Answer Match 64.68%

I was under the impression Vista was supposed to automatically download game information from and display the game's information when you click on the thumbnail? My Vista hasn't done that since I installed BF2 and I haven't been able to manually add information using VGEE because I accidentally deleted the BF2 information and haven't been able to get another games information to show up since!

A:Games folder doesn't update with information about newly installed games.

It was my understanding that only games with the "Games for Windows" tag will show up in the games folder like you are talking about. I could be wrong tho.

10 more replies
Answer Match 64.68%

I got rid of the WildTangent games console that came on my Toshiba computer, however, the games still show up. I have carefully removed registry entries related to it(making a backup of the registry) and they still remain. I have also used Revo Uninstaller Pro and removed what it found. What am I doing wrong, I know they aren't doing me any harm, but they annoy the @!#$$ out of me.

A:Solved: stupid WildTangent games and categories still show up in my games folder

6 more replies
Answer Match 64.68%

This problem has occurred "somewhat"(I don't know when exactly) recently. I used to be able to play full screen games just fine but now (for some reason), everytime I launch a full screen game, it auto minimizes.

When I alt+tab back(or click the game icon on the task bar), it remaximizes the game but quickly gets minimized after a second.

Games play fine while in "windowed" mode(Warcraft 3, etc).. Full screen keeps minimizing.

I use Windows Vista Ultimate (64 bit):

Nvidia GeForce 8300(onboard video card).
I've done scans with Avast, Malware Bytes, and Super Antispyware and they all found nothing.

Three months ago(same system), full screen games played fine however I was on sort of a "full screen" gaming break, so I only recently tried playing full screen games like Warcraft 3 and this is when I encountered the "auto minimizes" problem.

The only major difference(between the time full screen games worked and now) is Avast 5. I upgraded from Avast 4.8 to Avast 5, other than that, there were no other major changes with the computer I am on.

Avast 5 is on Silent/Gaming mode, and I tried disabling all the shields temporarily to see if it would fix the issue but it didn't.

Does anyone have any ideas(or need anymore info that may help)? Any help will be appreciated, thanks.
Edit: I found a solution(though still looking if there is another way to "fix" this issue) - Right click on a program shortcut(or progr... Read more

More replies
Answer Match 64.26%

I just updated and rebuilt my PC and have reinstalled Win 7 64 bit and am constantly getting a BSOD while using the PC. Specifically while downloading/installing/playing games. I have also had the error occur just while surfing the internet.
From the program Blue Screen Viewer it seems to be caused by ntoskrnl.exe+7f1c0 and/or ntoskrnl.exe+7e769
I can not find any solution to fix this issue, I have updated drivers, I have ran the Microsoft memory checker, , I have changed out my memory, tried 2 other video cards, tried two different wireless network cards, now on wired connection, I even changed motherboards, got the errors on both SSD and HDD. The only things I haven't changed out is the PS and CPU, since I am using the PC to write this I am ruling out the CPU as the issue.

I have used Memtest86 and prime95 to test the memory and CPU, nothing is coming back with errors or issues. I did run driver verifier and got two .dmp files for some specific files but not sure what to do with those now. They are included in the attachement

It seems to be software/driver issue but I can not figure it out.

Any help would be great, thanks!

A:BSOD downloading games/playing games/using internet 0x00000007F

Your reports are not definitive and educated guess says that this is the cause of your problem
What is the asushwio.sys file?
Make a system restore point and then uninstall the associated software or update driver.

5 more replies
Answer Match 64.26%


I started getting BSOD in August, but I fixed it on Sept 9th by updating my ethernet card. And my computer worked fine until an unexpected shutdown last night which was followed by a bunch of 0x9F problems, then 0x116 when I started up any game. I already did a disk check with /f and /r, and sfc /scannow. I also "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered" error in Windows 7 or Windows Vista did this in which I changed the TdrDelay to 8. I had the latest graphic driver, but I went back a version of the driver to see if that solved anything, but it didnt. Attached is a couple of my blue screen reports. Any help is appreciated!

? Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (original OS installed)
? It came preinstalled but in December I had to replace the HDD cuz it was failing so I installed it through a disk on my current SSD
? Approximate age of system (hardware): 3 years
? Approximate age of OS installation (if you know): 9ish months
? Have you re-installed the OS?: not for this problem

? CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3720QM CPU @ 2.60GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
? Video Card: nVidia GeForce GTX 675M
? MotherBoard: MS-1762 BSS-0123456789 REV:1.0
? Power Supply - brand & wattage: Delta Electronics (idk how many watts)

? System Manufacturer : iBuyPower
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) Valkyrie CZ-17
My SSD is: Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500G


A:BSOD starting games, error 0x0000009F(not only during games) and 0x00000116

sorry, ignore the "Attached is a couple of my blue screen reports." part

8 more replies
Answer Match 64.26%

Hello, I try to play old and new Games on the HP ZBook 15 G2 but each time between 2 - 15 minutes the Game freezes while the sound is still playing for at least 5 minutes until I can play further. It seems like the graphics card is buffering something like on a Video stream until I can continue playing. The Games work perfectly before and after this kind of game freeze. Is this a known issue?What could be the issue? Usually Games should either lag, being slower with less fps, have screen tearing, etc. but somehow buffer a Game for minutes until it works completely fine again is new to me. The same Games work on a much less performant HP 840 G1 Notebook but of course I need to turn down the graphics options depending on the Game. What is also odd it seems in general there are issues with using ALT+TAB to get to Windows while in a Game which works fine on my other PC. Hardware: Intel Core i7-4810MQ CPU, 16GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4600 and NVIDIA Quadro K2100M What I tried:I installed the latest Windows 10 64-Bit Version with all updates, used the HP Support Assistant Tool to install every Update it found. After the issue still there I later tried to install the latest Intel Graphics Driver from the Intel website ( from July 2016), the latest Nvidia Driver from the Nvidia website from the stable branch from October 21st 2016. Tried to disable the internal Intel Graphics Card but e.g. Battlefield 1 is then compla... Read more

More replies
Answer Match 64.26%

Could anyone help me with this? I'll experience random, what seems to feel like, lag spikes, which aren't actually lag spikes while playing games. I'd be playing in offline mode against the computer and I'd have smooth gameplay for minutes before hitting this "lag spike" which would last minutes before it goes back to normal gameplay for a few minutes and then back to a lag spike, and this cycle would continue. This is for games that are extremely below my computer specs as well, so far, this has occurred with TF2 and alien swarm. my drivers are all updated, is this perhaps a software problem since problems with playing games only occurred once i went from windows XP to windows Vista months ago.

More replies
Answer Match 63.84%

I have a problem with my new computer that my dad and brother build for me! It works totally fine (able to run Photoshop etc), until I want to play a game (for example Aion or Guild wars 2 beta). Then it blue screen in no time and I have to restart my computer. It even blue screen while I try to patch the games.. Recently I have also noticed that right before it blue screens, it lose connection with my routern.

The blue screen doesn't tell me much. Only that it can cause damage to my computer and that the problem can be either my software or my hardware -.-

I have no idea what the problem is or what to do, so please help me! >_<'''

PS. My friends though it was my drivers, so I posted here. Tho another friend has told me that it is my RAM...

A:Blue screen while running games/patching games

Hi and welcome to TSF please see this Automatic Restart Windows 7 - How To Disable the Automatic Restart on System Failure in Windows 7 that will allow you more time to see what the message say's
Also please follow the instructions here
and upload the files,I will move you to Bsod's,App Crashes and Hangs for further help

1 more replies
Answer Match 63.84%

The autostart function is not working properly. When introduced a CD Rom into the drive, it has all the autostart functions for movies, pics, documents, but instead of starting the games directly, It allways ask me to open the file, movies or pics, but the game never starts automatically as It used to do in the past Windows versions, and in Windows 7 BEFORE SP1. It's imposible to play games that require the insertion of the disc into the CD Rom Drive, for the same reason. Any help will be very much appreciated. Thanks. Im running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and have a LG Super Multi Rw\DVD +R DL Light scribe multirecorder.

A:CD Rom Autostart games function not opening the games directly

AutoPlay - Turn On or Off

1 more replies
Answer Match 63.84%

I'm getting this new tablet for my birthday, and am wondering what games it could play.

here are the stats:
core duo p8700, 2.53Ghz
Intel 4500MHD GPU
A 12.1 inch screen, so GPU will have little pressure.
and a 250 GB hdd for what its worth...

I'm not getting it as a gaming computer, and not expecting much, but would love some estimates.

A:What games can i expect my What games will a Fujitsu lifebook T4410 run?

7 more replies
Answer Match 63.84%

Since i bought this rig a year ago i haven't been able to play any games that runs on the valve engine(half life 2, css, portal etc) more than a few seconds and then the comp reboots.
With Bf2 i can play max 30 minutes and Bf2142 maybe one hour then they crash exactly the same way as Valve games..
All other games i have tried runs without any problem, even the more demanding such as Crysis, Far Cry 2 and Dark Athena.
This is really anoying since the only game i bother about is BF and CSS.

My comp consist of:

cpu: q6600
gfx: 8800 gt 512mb Point of View
mobo: gigabyte ga-n650sli-ds4
ram: 4gb(2x1gb supertalent02 ddr2 pc2-8900u & 2x1gb dimm ddr2 pc26400u)
psu: 570 watt

Cpu temp is at full load 60c and gpu is at full load 70c, i added an extra fan to the gfx and set the fan to 80%. nothing is overclocked.
I tried with diffrent memorys, changed hdds, reinstalled a bunch of times, reinstalled windows xp 32bit, maybe 10 diffrent nvidia drives, also changed settings for the sound card but none of that made any diffrence.
Havent been able to test with other gfx.

Anyone else hade this issue and manage to solve it then please let me know, also greatful for all suggestions.

A:BF and Valve games crashing, all other games runs fine.

9 more replies
Answer Match 63.84%

I have
AMD ATHLON 64 4000+
ATI Sapphire Radeon X800 XL Hybrid (512 mb)
1 gb kingston ddr 400 ram
160 gb SATA Harddrive (Western Digital)
Asus A8N SLI Deluxe Motherboard
560 Watt Power supply
Windows XP Professional 64 bit-edition
7 different high power fans that keeps the computer cool

When I play doom 3, Half-life 2, F.E.A.R. or any other game utilising directx 9.0b and higher, the game crashes when I put all the settings to high. The weird thing is that it used to work just fine. Now, when games crash, it usually shows the whole entire screen, filling up with flickering blue squares. The sound keeps going on for about 10 more seconds, and then the sound freezes up too. When I press any button after this happens, The monitor flickers and then shows a screen that is bizarrely coloured. I am using Windows XP Professional 64 bit-edition

A:Help! All high-end games are not working! (moved from Games forum)

9 more replies
Answer Match 63.84%

I am completely new to Windows 8 since I installed it today, and when I went into the X-Box games app, I couldn?t see any of my purchased games from GFWL, what gives? It would only seem logical or doesn?t it?

A:X-Box Games app and Games for Windows Live account merge?

Well, yeah I was hoping that would happen but at this time there is no merging yet but maybe in the future.
The Xbox games app shows your profile and scores and that is about it. I figure the reason is the games you bought are not Metro Apps which still uses a Client. Maybe the Client would be updated to Xbox Games instead since the client is not in the metro app thing.

I can say the Client works:
Download the Games for Windows Client | PC Games Client -

1 more replies
Answer Match 63.84%

Hello, first time poster looking for help as I can't diagnose my issue after trying numerous things. Currently when I play a game the BSOD happens randomly, I can go a whole day without it, or it can happen frequently. It happens the most when I close or exit a game, then it'll kick to a blue screen.

I really appreciate what you guys do and I hope I followed all the instructions right on how to post my logs and stuff, here's the attachment and some basic system specs:

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
I have reinstalled to this computer numerous times.

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad q9550 @ 2.83 ghz

GPU: Radeon HD 5770

Mem: 4 Gigs of Memory

Motherboard: p5n32-e sli nforce 680i chipset

A:BSOD Playing various games, closing games, no overheating.

Before we can even begin to find the underlying cause you need to update the following drivers. Especially asacpi.sys. Yours is from 2005

ASACPI.sys 3/27/2005 10:30:36 PM
Lycosa.sys 1/18/2008 4:51:42 AM
nvm62x64.sys 10/17/2008 5:01:06 PM
netr28x.sys 2/25/2009 11:02:09 PM
How To Find Drivers:

- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.

- - The most common drivers are listed on this page: Driver Reference Driver Reference
Driver Reference Table

8 more replies
Answer Match 63.84%

*didn't wanna list all the games I've tried and can't play*
Alright so heres the deal I got a laptop used/refurbished what ever and I used to be able to play 3-d games fine until about a year back (yeah I know awhile back) so I just used a different computer to play games but that computers harddrive crashed and it's driver is bad and was wondering if someone could help me fix it (gimme location of good driver for my computer and what not ) Heres the specs *straight from DxDiag*:
Operating system : Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600)
System model : Precision M60
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.70GHz
DirectX Version: DirectX9.0x(4.09.0000.0904)
Name: NVIDIA Quadro FX Go700
main Driver: nv4_disp.dll
Version: 6.14.0010.7811 (English)

I only put in what I think whoever wants to help would need to do so. Please tell me if you need more information

Thanks, Logan.

A:3d games (Flyff 12Sky, all aeria games) and many more won't work

It is a very bad idea to post your email address on a public forum as their is a 99% chance you will start getting spam from spambots. Why not just check back here?

What does it do when you try to play games?

4 more replies
Answer Match 63.84%

A friend of mine is having bsod issues when playing certain games, example:

Rainbox six siege,
Battlefield One (BETA)
and a few others.

Wondering if anyone can give us a clue as to the cause.

Windows Format is done, but to no avail, memtest has been run, and disk checked.

More replies
Answer Match 63.84%

I have looked online extensively but haven't found anything related to this issue. Whenever I play games (any game), five minutes into play the game will freeze for about a minute. Another five minutes later it will repeat the process. Does not matter which game or which settings I am using. My CPU usage goes up to 100% which I haven't noticed happening before, temps have not increased. Memory is at 30-40% usage.-Checked drivers and updated-Ran memory tests and checked for memory leaks, returns nothing-Ran tests on hard drives, no issues-Checked temps, all normal-Ran torture tests on CPU, no problems-Formatted hard drives and reinstalled OS and games to test, problem persisted-Checked all connections-Cleaned inside and out thoroughlyCPU, Motherboard, HDD, and RAM are all about 5 years old. Everything else has been replaced within the last year.Thank you.

More replies
Answer Match 63.84%

i'm looking for online free games and download freeware type games, even a good virtual online game free , why ?, well this might sound real stupid but i dont care.

i like violent games , killem right away games, aggressive type games, when your a woman and at certain times you need a out-let, lol.

so the question is , what is a good killing game ?, noooo i dont do role play games, i want to kill stuff now, not plan and kill stuff later , lol, i want to kill now.

A:looking for free games, heres why, a woman in need of Violent games

16 more replies
Answer Match 63.84%

Hello all,

I recently made a new PC build, everything went fine and all drivers are up to date and the latest. However when playing ANY game in fullscreen i sometimes get a BSOD and if i Alt+Tab our of one it will 90% of the time BSOD. Latest 3b is the BCCode that i get, i have tried sweeping and reinstalling graphics drivers however this did not work. This problem doesn't happen with anything else and does not crash if i play in windowed or border-less, however i use a crossfire setup so i need to use fullscreen to use both GPUs.

Any and all help is appreciated.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 3b
BCP1: 00000000C0000005
BCP2: FFFFF8800F497F2D
BCP3: FFFFF88003D4D100
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

A:BSOD During Games and Alt+Tabbing from games in fullscreen (BCCODE 3b)

no one can help at all?

5 more replies
Answer Match 62.58%

I was wondering about that if there's a some kind of conflict, or penalty if i want to play an original game on live (steam download) and later play another one but it's cracked. Let me explain i have some original games but i have one cracked that use games 4 windows, but i played it just offline so i don't have the need to go live with this one. The thing is that i uninstalled it long ago, but i want to play it again, so....if i install it again to play offline, would be a problem, conflict or penalty (like permanent ban or something) with my original games that i play online?
Need some answers please.

A:Cracked games conflict - Games for Windows

We can't help with cracked games.
If the game was originally registered on steam,then it is
still there.
All you have to do is install steam,login to your account and download it from "my games".

3 more replies
Answer Match 62.58%

Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe LightScribe Support - OEM

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS VH235T-P Black 23" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 50000 :1 (ASCR) Built-in Speakers - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-770TA-UD3 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail

RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply - Retail

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNT - Retail

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail

A:Can this build support 100% of actual games and probably next gen games?

All these items are worth:

$995 shipped ($1000)

13 more replies
Answer Match 62.58%

Is there a way to reinstall WildTangent Games App - hp (Ver.  and  Games (in Start / All Programs)  in HP Notebook 15BA079DX? 

More replies
Answer Match 62.58%

I have been working with ya'll on fixing existing problems in my computer. All cleared up now, but I have a simple question. Am I pretty safe in going back and using places such as MSNgames, Yahoo games, etc. and playing the online versions? I feel they are pretty reputable sites, but want to make sure so I don't get into the "problems" again.

Also, my kids are signed up on toontown thru - we have paid for one month (only 4.95) but I don't want them to access it again, without knowing my computer is safe in those sites?

A:Are on-line games (not download games) safe?

16 more replies
Answer Match 62.58%


More replies
Answer Match 62.58%


I am facing problem while opening games through games explorer ,
when i right click on any games it is showing SAVED GAMES and if i click on any game it is navigating to saved games folder

Please Suggest .


More replies
Answer Match 62.16%

don't lnow whats happened but none of my games are recognising their cds in the cd drive.
and they won't autoplay, could be related?

comes up with "wrong disk"

could alcohol 120% have something to do with it, I have it installed but am not using it.

A:none of my games will start, at all

You could uninstall it then see if that indeed was the problem.

3 more replies
Answer Match 62.16%

I reinstalled my Window XP Home Edition on a Dell PC, and now whenever I start a game like Empire Earth, Age of Empires and a few others, I receive the follwing error:

AppName: empire earth.exe AppVer: ModName: low-level engine.dll
ModVer: Offset: 00006f8e

I tried following help suggestion after "sending a report," but it does not work.

That's a part of my dxdiag test:

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: The system is using the generic video driver. Please install video driver provided by the hardware manufacturer. 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:
Chip type:
DAC type:
Device Key: Enum\
Display Memory: n/a
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (1Hz)
Monitor Max Res:
Driver Name: vga.dll
Driver Version: 5.01.2600.0000 (English)
DDI Version: unknown
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 8/12/2004 10:08:22, 9344 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a... Read more

A:games won't start


2 more replies
Answer Match 62.16%

hello everyone. I have a problem with my laptop, that when I try to run some games like ( battlefield 3 , Metal Gear V ) it doesn't run at all. no windows prompt or error. it just shows in processes list for few seconds and disappear. please help
I'm using:

Radeon Software Version - 15.12
Radeon Software Edition - Crimson
Windows Version - Windows 7 (Service Pack 1)
System Memory - 8 GB
CPU Type - Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4510U CPU @ 2.00GHz


Graphics Card Manufacturer - Powered by AMD
Graphics Chipset - AMD Radeon HD 8500M
Device ID - 666F
Vendor ID - 1002
SubSystem ID - 380C
SubSystem Vendor ID - 17AA
Revision ID - 00
Bus Type - PCI Express 3.0
Current Bus Settings - PCI Express 2.0 x4
BIOS Version -
BIOS Part Number - 113-xxx-Xxx
BIOS Date - 2014/09/21 22:20
Memory Size - 2048 MB
Memory Type - DDR3
Memory Clock - 900 MHz
Core Clock - 850 MHz
Total Memory Bandwidth - 14 GByte/s
2D Driver File Path - /REGISTRY/MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet001/Control/Class/{4d36e968-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}/0001
Radeon Settings Version - 2015.1204.1216.22046
Driver Packaging Version - 15.30.1025.1001-151204a-296872C
Provider - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
2D Driver Version -
Direct3D® Version -
OpenGL® Version -
OpenCL? Version -
AMD Mantle Version -
AMD Mantle API Version - 98309
AMD Audio Driver Version - Not Available
---------... Read more

More replies
Answer Match 62.16%

including faces of war and juiced, i did have trouble getting the sims 2 to work aswell but solved it by updating my direct x, also gta: san andreas works. but when i try and start other games they dont even load a menu or anything it just comes up with an error saying it encounterd a problem and needs to close here's the info from it:
AppName: juiced.exe AppVer: ModName: kernel32.dll
ModVer: 5.1.2600.2945 Offset: 000ee7ee

OS: xp
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2500+
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 6200(made by sparkle)

I dont know why it does this but any help would be appreciated.
also if you need any more info i'll be happy to give you it.


A:Almost all games don't start

7 more replies
Answer Match 62.16%

I have a little problem with my computer. While I'm trying to play some of my games ( all NBA Live series, Wolfenstein, NHL, some FIFA series ) after about 5-10 minutes my computer startint to lag. And then every 10-20 second it lags for some seconds and nothing is happening. The games were working some time ago. While I'm playing those games they using ~90CPU. And I can still play games likes Devil May Cry 3, FIFA 08, Counter-Strike without lag.
My computer:
Windows XP Professional SP3
AMD Sempron +2600 1.83 GHz
256 RAM

Sorry for bad English.

More replies
Answer Match 62.16%

A week ago I was playing Civilization 5 and it suddenly crashed and I got this blue screen full of numbers and letters. When I restarted my pc none of my games worked, and they still don't. When I try to run MW2 I get an error saying "DirectX encountered an unrecoverable error". When I try to run Civ5 it says the game has stopped working. And when I try to run MoH I get 2 messages saying: "General protection fault! History: address = 0xffe17e66 and Runtime Error! program: c:\program files (... R6025 - pure virtual function call.

Also after I got that blue screen, I got a new startup screen image aswell. Image - TinyPic - Free Image Hosting, Photo Sharing & Video Hosting click the link, if you have seen that before maybe you know whats wrong.

I have browsed the web for solutions, so far nothing has worked. I have updated my drivers and graphics card, I have also done a full system recovery in hopes of fixing it, but it didn't. So far I believe this to be a directx problem, but I dont got a clue how to fix this. I'm hoping anyone here know what to do.

A:Games won't start


I would think it's a motherboard or graphics card memory fault?

As you say you have replaced the graphics card your left with one other choice!

2 more replies
Answer Match 62.16%

Hi everyone! I have a i5-2320 with Radeon R7770. It's working, but I can't start any games CD or not. What should I do?

More replies
Answer Match 62.16%

Hey, I just downloaded Resident Evil 5 off of Steam. After a couple of hours, I try to start it up and this comes up:

mpD3D-> GetDeviceCaps(adapter,devicetype,&caps)

Thing is my Frozen Throne doesn't work either, I get this:

Warcraft III was unable to initialize Direct X. Please ensure you have DirectX 8.1 or newer installed and that your display drivers are current. DirectX may be found on your Warcraft III install CD under Options.

I have a feeling both has to do with directx in a way, but i have the latest installed and everything. i really have no clue what it could be, i just played these on my comp 5 days

A:Games don't start

i think your problem maybe with the direct X because a lot of the newer games need the lastest direct X to work and i have the same proble with my computer when i was downloading call of duty 4 and Maple Story and all of my other games.

2 more replies
Answer Match 62.16%

I dont know what happened but all of my games that I used to play just a week ago won't even attempt to start...

Whenever I click the icon, the hourglass appears for about 5 seconds then disappears and nothing happens... I looked the processes running and it shows the games running in the processes running but there is no window or anything showing the game running. I'd appreciate any help I can be given.

THings I've tried:

system restore.

Updating directx

updating drivers.

Here's my specs. Dxdiag won't let me save my diagnostics so I had to prntscrn them.. sorry.


A:None of my games start at all..

I would say check out with your settings and try to download games once again.

2 more replies
Answer Match 62.16%

Lately i had problems opening games.
Everytime i did so they would shortl open up than close instantly.
What could be the reason for that?

A:cant start games

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

1 more replies
Answer Match 62.16%

all of the icons for games or kazaa etc to get them started no longer work. they icon has changed to a box, and whenever clicked on a large black window opens then disappears. Also this happens when i try to uninstall something from the add/remove program. I have tried windows support and some game support but they havent helped me, any suggestions are appreciated. thanx

A:i cant start up any games!!!!

apparently this may be caused by a virus. If it is what can i do to get rid of this?

3 more replies
Answer Match 62.16%

Over a week ago I was playing Civilization 5 and it suddenly crashed and I got this blue screen full of numbers and letters. When I restarted my pc none of my games worked, and they still don't. When I try to run MW2 I get an error saying "DirectX encountered an unrecoverable error". When I try to run Civ5 it says the game has stopped working. And when I try to run MoH I get 2 messages saying: "General protection fault! History: address = 0xffe17e66 and Runtime Error! program: c:\program files (... R6025 - pure virtual function call.

Also after I got that blue screen, I got a new startup screen image aswell. click the link, if you have seen that before maybe you know whats wrong.

I have browsed the web for solutions, so far nothing has worked. I have updated my drivers and graphics card, I have also done a full system recovery in hopes of fixing it, but it didn't.

My Specs:

Operating System: Windows Vista&#8482; Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.100608-0458)
Language: Norwegian (Bokmål) (Regional Setting: Norwegian (Bokmål))
System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
System Model: NC222AA-UUW m9555sc
BIOS: BIOS Date: 09/10/09 10:25:18 Ver: 5.43
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 4094MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11


A:none of my games will start


2 more replies
Answer Match 62.16%

Because everyone thought my last post was emulator related, I'll make a new post.

I'm having trouble with a few select video games that will not start. They will simply stop moving past the first introductory screen. But, it's not like they crash- I can still exit out, or even in the case of Eve Online, I can still play around with graphics options and controls. In the end I just need to open task manager and end the task, and when I do there's no pause at all when exiting the program; there's no hassle, or any error messages. The games known to be doing this on my computer are Unreal Tournament3, Eve Online, and Warhammer Online.They were all working last week.

CoD4 still works, strangely enough.
After toying with this for several hours, I cannot fathom the reason for this happening. Perhaps someone could provide some insight.

Note: UT3, Eve Online, and Warhammer Online are PC-related games and do not require any emulator of any kind.

A:Games will not start

A few things to try:
Patch the games to the current versions.
Update your video drivers.

Do they play an inital video upon game launch?

1 more replies
Answer Match 62.16%

First time on this forum, it seems to be very helpful, hopefully you can solve my problem, i'm sure it's a very simple one..

I've downloaded a couple of games, unpacked them, installed them etc but they won't run. no matter what i do. i'll double click the .exe, the hourglass will appear and flip round as if the PC is actually doing something, then the hourglass disappears, the game doesn't start either. there isn't even an error icon.

to be honest my PC is fairly new but it just seems like it cant b arsed opening it thats the only way i can explain it, cause i click it time and time again and same thing happens, loads for a bit / gives up.

they are 2 totally different games (from reputable sources) and both have had this problem now and judging from the reviews of the games i can't find anybody else with this problem. i've tried running in compatibility mode but doesnt work either.

i've downloaded other games, Crysis Warhead, Need For Speed Carbon, Assassins Creed 2, Diablo 2, Red Alert 2, the list goes on, but they don't have this problem.

also i'm running windows7-64bit

thanks in advance

More replies
Answer Match 62.16%

Hey guys,

A couple months ago I had a seemingly dormant virus that was affecting my Atapi.sys file. Around the same time I noticed that certain games wouldn't run after I installed them, largely games that I had installed and played in the past on the same computer. Ultimately I replaced my Atapi.sys file without any problems, but to this day I still can't play certain games, while others install and run just fine. The crashing games install just fine, and all crash in the same manner: they'll show the opening splash title screen (if they have one) and then exit after a brief second of a pure black screen. Sometimes the .exe will still be running in the background, sometimes it won't. This is driving me crazy, so any help would be awesome. I'm running XP, and have a dated video card, but most of the games I'm trying to install are even older than the video card (ATI Radeon 9600XT). Video drivers are up to date.

Games that won't start:
Call of Duty 1
Doom 3
Half-Life 1
Jedi Knight: Jedi Outcast
Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
Star Wars: KOTOR 1

Alternately, games I've installed since this started that run just fine:
Civ IV
Gothic 3
Left 4 Dead 2
Thief 3

As you can see, most of the games that won't run are older than the ones that will. Also, I'm installing all of these via Steam, though I owned Doom 3, Jedi Outcast, and Academy on CD, and wouldn't run from either the Steam installation or hard copy CD installation.
&n... Read more

A:Games won't start

Maybe you OS is damage. Especially after a virus.

Easy solution would be to do a clean window install. OR atleast for me.

3 more replies
Answer Match 62.16%

A lot of games wont start up for some reason, i havent a clue why?

A:I cant get a lot of games to start

Probably related to viral activity in the Hijack This log posted in Security.


2 more replies
Answer Match 62.16%

I hope someone can help me. I have a Dell Dimension 4500, 1gb ram, 320 g HDD, 2.4ghz, NVidia GeForce 7300 GT. I recently had a trusted local computer shop reformat from XP Pro to Home. After a while, I tried to install Doom 3, Quake 4, My Tribe, Sim City 4, Diablo 2, and numerous other games, and I get the same problem with all of them. The games install no problem, but when I double click the shortcut, nothing happens. I tried autorunning it off the CD, nothing. I've uninstalled and reinstalled hundreds of times, I've updated my Nvidia drivers, Direct X, Motherboard drivers, everything. I've done numerous virus scans with Shaw Secure, Spybot, Adaware, TrendMicro Housecall, nothing comes up. The only exception is My Tribe. If I restart my comp, and double click the shortcut before anything loads, it will run. Then if I quit to the desktop, and try to run it again, nothing happens. I want to play my games and am getting frustrated. The computer shop says they can't find anything wrong. Help!!

A:Games Won't Start

i dont know if youve done this yet or not, but maybe take the computer back to the shop with the video games, have them try to run the games on the computer themselves to see what happens, ive never heard of anything like that, and they cant say nothing is wrong because games just dont work like that.

3 more replies
Answer Match 62.16%

Hello, I installed a video card (9600gt) into my computer about 4 weeks ago, so i have recently purchased alot of games. I did this on Steam, and everything worked fine until about 3 days ago when I couldn't get a game to launch. Ever since then, I have not been able to start a game regardless of whether i got it on Steam or not. I don't know if it matters or not but these games are installed on an external hard drive. I am using Windows XP SP3.

More replies
Answer Match 62.16%

Hi everyone,
I just bought Rainbow Six 3: Raven shield and installed it. I run it and the first little loading screen appears but then disappears right away and the game will not start. This has happened on a lot of my games as well. Ive updated windows and all as well, still doesnt work. I think I remember it saying there was a missing or un-updated .DLL file after one installation but im not positive.

Help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Games won't start

7 more replies
Answer Match 61.32%

I installed civilization on 2 my pc, my pc can run crysis and the like so should be fine with a old game like civ 3, but when i go 2 load it up i get the screen taht shows b4 the game starts up but then it freezes. It is only that program that freezes, everything esle works fine while civ is frozen, i have tryed reinstalling, truning off fire walls, diconection from the internet, doin virus scans and cheked the disk 2 c for scratches. I also get this problem with Sims 2, a friend said it mite be bad ram but i dont how 2 fix it.
plz help

A:Games freezing at start up

Im having a problem with playing almost any game, execpt Counter Strike, everytime I double click the game in this case ( Midnight Club 2 ) It would open, the whole screen would turn black like its about to go into the game menu, but then it would just freeze and repeat the first sound the game would load with, nothing would work not even my keyboard so I would have to turn off my computer. This has happend so far with Midnight Club 2, Midnight Club 2 demo, True Crimes Streets of LA, GTA Vice City, and I cant even play labrinth in full screen thats a game what came programed onto windows xp,
Life insurance Quote
First time home buyers tax credit

2 more replies
Answer Match 61.32%

I have a problem with a laptop I've been asked to fix. The laptop (Windows 7, 6GB RAM, 1.6 GHZ AMD Quad-Core A8-3520M APU) has no malware, and everything (hardware and software) seems fine, except that when you first try to open (load) a game, you have to do it twice or the game does not open. I.e.:

1. The laptop is turned on, boots, goes to the Windows desktop, everything is fine.

2. To start, say, Unreal Tournament 2004, I double click on the game's icon.

3. Nothing happens.

4. If I then double click on the icon again, then the game loads and plays as it should.
Experimentation shows that the first time you double click on the icon, two new processes appear in the Task Manager;

rundll32.exe *32
UT2004.exe *32

but the game does not load, nor do I get any error messages, until I again double click on the icon.

It does the same for other games, such as if I try to start Morrowind, then exactly the same thing occurs; nothing at all visibly happens, no error message, no system warning beep, and the game does not load. But if I look in Task Manager then two new processes have been added;

rundll32.exe *32
Morrowind Launcher.exe *32

and the game only loads if I then double click again on the icon.

It does this with many of the games on the machine, but even so, I uninstalled Unreal Tournament 2004 and installed my copy (original!), plus the patch and extra levels, and yet it still needs opening twice before it starts up though of course it works fine on m... Read more

A:Games need opening twice to start, please help

It turns out that this isn't a 'problem', Oh no, it's a 'feature'...

Apparently it's down to Game Explorer, a 'feature' of Windows Vista onwards that, when you click on a recognised game, then Game Explorer loads in the background, counts how often you've loaded the game, and does other things, including going online to check with some database if there's a patch for the game. Oh, and if the PC is offline (which this laptop is) then the process just, er, hangs. Apparently this problem has been known about for years, Microsoft has been bombarded with requests to fix it, and have done nothing.
To quote from the first thread I list below:

As we all know, Vista introduced the Game Explorer (GameUX.dll) which incorporates update checking and game information.

What most on't know, is that the instant a game is launched, Rundll.exe is spawned with the GameUX.dll,gameshim parametre and constantly polls the dns, network and domain functions in the OS.

The problem here, lies in the fact that if this process does not receive a response, the Game's process will sit frozen until a response is recieved.

Now the Rundll process actually acts as a mask for the games executable until the response from the servers is received, that said closing the rundll.exe prior to the handover being made will also close the Games executable.

You can work around this in a way by killing the actual game executable, which will keep the... Read more

1 more replies
Answer Match 61.32%

I have just upgraded to windows 10 pro from windows 7 via media creation tool, and the games which were working just fine before are now crashing when I start them, for example CS:GO, Civ5, LoL.
I have an acer aspire 5742G laptop, with the following specs: 
-Intel Core i5 CPU m 460 2.53GHz;
-4.00GB RAM, of which 3.68 GB are usable;
-Intel HD Integrated Graphics;
-NVidia GeForce GT 540M GPU
I have made sure I had my Nvidia driver up to date, microsoft .net framework 4.5 installed, microsoft visual C++ 2010, 2012, 2013 Redistributable installed, direct x installed.
I have tried reinstalling the games, verifying cache integrity for the steam games, running them as administrator, running them in compatibility mode, reinstalling windows and my graphic card drivers, all with no success.
I would very much appreciate your advice.

A:My games won't start on windows 10.

Which games crash? Do all your games crash?

Also, were the driver updated from NVidia GeForce Experience or from Windows Update?

3 more replies
Answer Match 61.32%

Hello! I have a problem, my games won?t start. I don?t know what?s the problem, but i just made a format. First I install ,,GTA IV?? the social club won?t open. Then I install ,,Need For Speed Most Wanted?? this won?t start to.

My computer stats:

Windows 7 ultimate
Processor - AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core QL-62 2.00 GHz
RAM - 2.00(aviable 1.75)
GraphicsCard - ATI Radeon 3200

Sorry about my English im from Estonia

More replies
Answer Match 61.32%

Just went to the links described previously, will follow directions given & repost the outcome.
Well no go. (

Can someone help me get Backgammon & Spades again?

The Machine here is Win Me 800Mghtz 400MB RAM and updated to MS specs anyhow. About a week ago I noticed this "BARGAIN BUDDY" icon on the desktop & knew it wasn't anything I put there intentionally.

Spybot found that, downloadWare, and WebInstall new to the system. That was when the MS games would start, connect to the server, say it was looking for others, but not find any. I used System Restore to set the machine back to 4/7/04 specs (theoretically) because the add/remove programs would not get rid of these pesky ho's. Removed the suggested S&D reg stuff, deleted Bxxs5.dll. Reboot. I unistalled, rebooted, then reinstalled the "Games" package of windows, but still no other players.

Next time Spybot ran it found a problem with a reg key associated with C:\Win\System\Conflict1\Zsetup.exe. S&D said it was missing a shared .dll Funny thing was Zsetup.exe was not in that location. I redirected the reg key to CF\MSNGZ\, so it could find the executable, but still zilch.

Ad-Aware (re-installed today) found 4 malware entries in the reg just now, they were b/u & deleted. otherwise except a few cookies the system is clean (according to AA & S&D).

The hijackThis Log is posted below. If anyone can help out it will be greatly arrpriciated.

Logfile of Hijac... Read more

A:I cant get a lot of games to start (Poe's thread)

12 more replies
Answer Match 61.32%

all i use my pc for is gaming and sometimes surfing and a few weeks ago i installed some new windows xp critical updates i missed, then i noticed there was a new catalist driver for radeon video cards, so i installed that, and after all of that my games that dont require a cd stopped working( lineage 2 beta, soldner beta) and only games that required a cd to run worked,( UT 2004, battlefield vietnam, splintercell : PT) and 2 days ago ALL my games stopped working, i reformatted my comp installed the windows xp updates and went down to catalist 3.7 drivers, and my games worked until i restarted my comp, im not sure if its a hardware problem or a software problem. will i need a new mother board? or video card?

system specs:

HP pavilion 554e

128 mb ATI radeon 9600 (non pro) vidcard

1 gig DDR ram

atholon xp 2000+ 1.6 GHz

audigy 2 sound card

i think i may have found the problem, a virus called W32/parite.B
can anyone give me a link to a free program that can remove it? (the norton virus scan that came with windows xp kept spamming: UNABLE TO REMOVE)

A:games wont start...

uhh delete this thread, i fixed my problem, sry for the post

1 more replies