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Company of Heroes crashes on launch

Q: Company of Heroes crashes on launch

I am having trouble running Company of heroes ToV, when I start the launcher I click play then a message appears saying 'RelicCoH has stopped working' I am running a vista 32-bit, with 2.00 ghz and 3 gb of ram please help!

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A: Company of Heroes crashes on launch

turn uac off
test your memory
reinstall the app after check above

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...y-using-windows-vista-memory-diagnostic-tool/

http://www.petri.co.il/disable_uac_in_windows_vista.htm

try going to the file target, right click the icon properties find target see if a .exe is there double click that

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I Installed Company of Heroes. It worked great. BF2 would then give me a Memory.dll error and would not run. I reinstalled BF2 then I got the memory .dll error on COH.
Now i can't remove COH its not in the program list and says when I try to remove you can only remove if installed? Its still got the icon on the desktop and is still in the prog list from the start menu but can't find it anywhere else. Where can I get the memory.dll that it says is missing.
HELP!! Please.
Thanks John
 

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Hello,

i have recently installed company of heroes on my pc, but when i click the shortcut icon i get a demoshield splsh screen for 5 seconds, and then it vanishes, and the game doesnt start, i get no error messages nothing, any ideas?

my specs are

Mobo: Gigabyte GA - P35C-DS3R
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0 gig
GPU: Nvidia 8800GTS 640mb
RAM: 2gig PC2-6800 DDR2
Directx 9.C
Windows XP Pro SP2
x16 DVD writer

i have downloaded the latest drivers for my GPU, and i have also tried running the game in compatability mode (win 2000) but this didnt work either. i went to the THQ website to check for updates/patches, but when i click on downloads, then updates, it just goes back to the homepage, nothing happens, im confused,

can someone help me please?
 

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I have just updated from Windows XP to Windows 7 and now cannot start Company of Heroes. I cannot get the start menu up which allows me to select on or off line. A get a screen asking for account No and password. I have been playing the game in Windows xp without any problems.

A:Company of Heroes

Your version of COH might be incompatible with Windows 7. The three compatible versions are shown here with a green tick: Windows Compatibility Center: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads for Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows 7

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O.k so heres my problem....i istalled company of heroes..(retail),,,,it was working fine.....

then i decided i wanted 2 update it manualy becouse it wouldnt let me do it automaticly.....so i dounloaded the patch i needed and i was half way when my computer crashed (becouse i had a lot of applications runing.,,,....so when i rebooted my PC i tried to indtsl the patch again but it gave me a message that it had already been instaled.......SO BASICLY IT CORRUPTED MY WHOLE GAME......i tried to uninstak it from the control panel....but it didnt show up......

SO I DIDNT UNINSTAL IT I JUST DELETED THE MAIN FOLDER (IN THE PROGRAM FILES)......

after that i hit RUN and typed REGETID OR whatever it is and deleted the filed there.......

so i inserted the disk to instal it again and IT GIVES ME AN ERROR MESSAGE SAYING THAT THE GAME IS ALREADY INSTALLED IN MY COMPUTER........

SO PLZ HELP ME.I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO N E MORE.......I DELETED EVRYTHING OF COMPANY OF HEROES AND ITS JUST A BIG MESS..LOL.......

I dont know if if theres another location that i might have missed???...

SO PLZ HELP ME OUT!!!!

THAX IN ADVANCE
 

A:Help!!COMPANY OF HEROES!!!!!

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i wanna get company of heroes on the max settings for vista

can anyone help me improve my system?
i think its the processor

8800 GTS 640mb

Intel Pentium D 820 Smithfield 2.8GHz LGA 775

GIGABYTE GA-8I945GZME-RH LGA 775 Intel 945GZ Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

2X1GB ram
 

A:Company of Heroes HOW TO GET THE MAX

how can i find out if my board supports duo core and if so would i need to reformat and/or go through a bunch of crap like telling microsoft etc.
 

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O.k..i know i posted about this like 2 weeks ago but i never got a correct answer or the right help...therfore the problem still persists......

O.k...so heres my problem...i installed company of heroes and it was working perfetly and evrything...then....i decided i needed to update the game....i decided to do it manualy.......

O.K...this is a pc retail version of the game ...its not a pirated game!!

Anyways while the game was updating my computer crashed becouse i had to many applications open(my fault)....

so I wanted to try to re-install the patch..but when i tried to run the patch..it game me an ERROR message saying that the patch had already been installed.....

so when i tried to run the game it got corrupted..so i needed to re-install the game......so thats what i tried to do......

But heres where i really F"ed up(sry for language..lol)....i could not find the game or any thing related to the game in the "add or remove" program in the control panel.....so i decided to just DELETE evry possible file i could find related to COMPANY OF HEROES .......(including the main folder of the game...without unistaling it first!)........

anyways when i was done DELETING evrything....i poped in DISK 1...and ran the setup....then it gave me an error message saying that "another version of the game has already been installed, please remove from the add or remove programs in the control panel"......

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A:Solved: Company Of Heroes !!!!!

kk sry guys..i figured it out..ma bad..if n e of u guys wanna know how i fixed this problem that was giving me headaches for WEEKS..lol....it was all in the registrys...i just needed to look WAY DEEPER in the REGEDIT thing..lol...but ya i got it working.....so yup

Officialia SOLVED!!!!
 

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hey just a quick question when playing company of heroes i have to download a patch but it keeps saying theres an error and i have to press ok and it starts from were it stopped at the error which id say isnt normal.after i got it to install it told me i had company of heroes opposing fronts the expansion for coh installed but i hadnt installed it yet and when i ran opposing fronts it said it was installed but i couldnt use any of the campaigns...im putting it down to windows vista as i know it causes problems with some games anyone have any ideas on how to fix this? thanks for your time

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I`ve have an eyefinity setup running 3x24" monitors in portrait mode at 3600x1920.
Every time I try to load the game I get "failed to find working fullscreen mode"
I`ve tried everything from internet searches for the same problem and gone into the sortcut of the game to open in different window modes, but no luck.

Help Please!!!

A:Company of Heroes 3600x1920

I went into the coh folder and went into the sysconfig LUA file and changed the res there to 3600x1920, but with no luck.
There is no info in the LUA file to change to 16:10 to 16:9.
In most games you can get the aspect ratio changed it will give different resoultions, but there is no way I can get the game even to open to be able to change the ratio.

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When i play at company of heroes, in game after 20 30 minute ( Intermittent )
can be just before end ...

The game back to windows and if i set to full screen the processus crash.

Normally i dont have solution to end my round, and get a luxurious loss at my stats

But yesterday i have finish my round in Windowed mod -----______----
( but win :P )



For resume, i have made all update in windows update. or all mean update ^^

Im sur i got .dmp can be analyzed or something ( im not programmer)

My computer had no problem with old driver but im tested and new driver and the

game fail too

My brother got same card same model with same OS and the card got latest driver

and all its okay

My computer is updated.
I got

WINDOWS 7 64BIT OS
Q9550 @ 2.83ghz FSB 1333 L2 12 mb Aliase YORKFIELD
Rampage Formula INTEL X48 Board
GTX260 BLACK EDITION BY XFX GX-260N-ADBF

Kingston HYPERX 1066 mhz

PS: I SEE SOME PROBLEM IN FORUM WITH BLACK LINE IN GAME
MY PROBLEM IS NOT THAT

THE PROBLEM IS LIKE INTERNET EXPLORER TO PUT IN FULL SCREEN WITH BUTTON AT LEFT OF RED X IN SCREEN

A:GTX 260 - Windowed Mod COMPANY OF HEROES - THQ

p1thco0, I am having a little trouble deciphering your post.

If english is not your best language, then I recommend trying to type it up in your native language and use Google Translate to put it into English.

It sounds to me like CoH will go from full screen mode to windowed mode while you are playing, then will minimize?

~Lordbob

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I recently to reformat my PC which is Running Vista 32 bit.I prefer using this to windows 7 as it suitable for my poor eyesight.Anyway what I would like to know is how to install the CoH patches manually.As I have already reloaded the Game and the Expansion packs and reloaded the relic program that automatically down loads the patches.But as with any of my downloads I save copies in an external drive.What is detailed instruction on how to and where to do this .Any Help would be great.

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Hi, I bought Company of Heroes a few weeks ago and today i installed two mod's and i attempt to open the mod and this message keep's appearing in My Local disk.

The Mod's Were:
Combat Revoultion
Commando Realism 3.0

Name of File: 7-27-2007_21_35_26_ErrorLog

RelicCOH.exe caused an Access Violation in module Memory.dll at 001b:0039ade7.
Error occurred at 7/27/2007 21:35:26.
RelicCOH.exe, run by Owner.
Microsoft Windows XP?.
2 processor(s), type 586.
1024 MBytes physical memory.
Read from location 00fcd000 caused an access violation.

Im not really sure what this means or what i can do to fix this problem?
 

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I've got Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts on disc, and I've been thinking about getting CoH through Steam. Will the two be able to recognize each other, despite one being installed on Steam and the other on an entirely different partition?

Or will it not matter at all, since you basically just need the key to unlock both games' content?
 

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Hello everyone, this is my first post on this forum!

During the past few weeks, I’ve experienced random crashes while playing almost any game. I asked for help and they told me to check the temperature of the GPU/CPU. They were WAY too hot (120 degrees for the GPU and almost 100 degrees for the CPU), so I cleaned up everything (there was a lot of dust) and applied “arctic silver” thermal paste to the CPU and GPU. The temps went down a lot (around 85-90 degrees for the GPU, which is the normal temp for my card, and 50-55 degrees for the CPU). It worked for some of my games as crashes disappeared completely (for exemple : deus ex, E.Y.E and left for dead 2) but I still have the same kind of crashes for games such as “Company of Heroes : Tales of Valor” and “Gatling Gears” and I have no clue why, as the temps are the same as the other games.

Here are my system specs:
Mobo: Asus P5GD1 Pro
Video: ATI Radeon Diamond HD x4850
RAM: G SKILL 2x2 gigs
Processor: Intel E8400 2x3.00 Ghz
Sound: SB audigy
OS: Windows 7 64 bit

Thank you in advance!

p.s. All the temps are peaks while gaming.
 

A:Problems with Company of Heroes

Hi and welcome to TSG.

Having had a quick look around it seems the 4850 does run fairly hot, although to be honest I wouldn't be that happy with my GPU running at 85-90C! Every GPU I have owned I have happily kept under 70C on stock cooling, apart from one XFX8800GT which went up to around 75-80C under load and had problems so had to put an aftermarket cooler on it.

What fans do you have in the case and do they blow air in or out?
What is the exact make and model of your power supply?
Is this a pre-built or custom built system?
 

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How do u edit the hotkeys in company of heroes WITHOUT using like modstudio and extracting keydefaults.lua and after turn to .sga.......complicated but is there a SIMPLIER WAY?
 

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So I have a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200. Right now I have to play Company of Heroes on low graphics settings, and it sucks. So is there something I can update or something to get better graphics. Or would I have to buy a new graphics card (if I would have to buy a new 1 can some1 reccomend 1 so I can look up price easily)? Thanks in advance!!
 

A:Company of Heroes graphics question

First, I found a driver for Geforce, try installing that(http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_175.19_whql.html).
Then do you have all your Windows updates up to date?
Also is your computer on 32bit or 64 bit?
And in order for us to give you a Video card recommendation we would need to know your Motherboard type. If its low fps(frames per second) you might need some more RAM, That gave me better game play instantly.
 

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Hi i am facing problem when i install my game company of heroes It is not working, need help to install company of heroes on  windows 7  operating  system of my computer.

A:Company of heroes is not running on Windows 7

Will the game allow you to install it while in Safe Mode with Networking?  I've never seen the game; however, I have installed many programs ]that balked in Windows Normal Mode] in Safe Mode with Networking. 

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i am running on a vista 32 with 4 gigs of ram.

but i read on relic's help page that vista allows only 2 gigs of ram for applications.
it also said there is a way to make vista allow up to 3 gigs or ram. which would. i hope solve my problem.

which is Company of Heroes running out of memory.
this also happens for other games.

but any help in extending the allowed memory vista will let me use would be greatly appreciated. thank you all for your time.
 

A:Vista Memory Company Of Heroes

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Strangest thing. I haven't had a BSOD in months since I updated my atapi.sys file, removed sptd.sys, and did a repair install. Today however I was playing Company of Heroes. A ways into it, the game froze completely and my speakers made an annoying noise it kept repeating. I thought the game had just crashed, but my screen went black and Windows rebooted, saying it had recovered from a BSOD.

Not sure what caused it and I have no mini-dump file because I used CCleaner because my Internet wasn't working because of caching problems.

Latest AMD drivers, Windowx 7 Pro x64, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB Seagate Barracuda, 750W Corsair PSU, AMD Phenom II X4 925 stock speeds, 2x Sapphire HD 6950s in Crossfire.

A:BSOD Playing Company of Heroes

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Brandonn2010


Strangest thing. I haven't had a BSOD in months since I updated my atapi.sys file, removed sptd.sys, and did a repair install. Today however I was playing Company of Heroes. A ways into it, the game froze completely and my speakers made an annoying noise it kept repeating. I thought the game had just crashed, but my screen went black and Windows rebooted, saying it had recovered from a BSOD.

Not sure what caused it and I have no mini-dump file because I used CCleaner because my Internet wasn't working because of caching problems.

Latest AMD drivers, Windowx 7 Pro x64, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB Seagate Barracuda, 750W Corsair PSU, AMD Phenom II X4 925 stock speeds, 2x Sapphire HD 6950s in Crossfire.


You will have to wait till the next crash then

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I purchases coh via steam. Now I want to install aditional
maps. The maps downloaded come with the instruction on how and where to save them. It seems that the whole file structure is different when the game is installed via steam compared to when installed from disk. Anyone know how to solve this? I contacted steam and relic, but neither one wants to help.
 

A:Company of Heroes maps & steam?

I don't really feel like typing the whole guide I found on the WWW out, so here's a link.

http://planetcoh.gamespy.com/View.php?view=Articles.Detail&id=22

Also, instead of CoH being in a THQ folder, it will most likely be under the "C:\Program File\Steam" folder.
 

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COH ran fine. This game crashes constantly. I have finally made it to mission 4 on the German side, however, it seems to have reached a point where the game crashes every single time in this mission at different points.

A message pops up saying nvlddnkm has stopped working. I am guessing this has something to do with the Nvidia Drivers. So much for the "way it's meant to be played" logo...

I have installed the latest patch (2103). Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this problem?

I am currently using 169.04 and I have tried the last WHQL certified drivers but to no avail.

Note that the game crashed on all the other missions too, however, I was able to keep trying over and over and I was finally able to beat them.

I have done a fresh install of the game and the Nvidia drivers. Vista has every possible hotfix/patch installed.

Edit: Now the game has started to crash prior to getting to the main menu. The nvidia driver always recovers, but that doesn't do me much good...

It also appears that every DX10 supported game I have has issues with the display driver failing to respond. Crysis and Lost Planet are the only other DX10 games I have, but they both have the same issue.

A:Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts

Have you try rolling back your drivers?

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I am trying to patch company of heroes on my computer but i keep getting error patch corrupt...i have uninstalled and reinstalled about 20 times now(no joke)..downloaded the patch from at least 6 different sources...and i always get the same message...I tried goin to MS config and doing a select startup but nothing seems to work...this is the exact message from the error log created...

ENTRY: WW2\Archives\WW2Art.sga

error ept0009: Invalid Patch File 'C:\DOCUME~1\HELTER~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\CoHMultiPatch.exe'
it installs fine and i had it installed and patched on my computer earlier without any difficulty, i just recent reformatted a new hard drive and installed windows on it..and now am getting this problem(i had it with supreme commander as well but that randomly just worked). Also i am having a similar problem with ArmA Combat Operations...any suggestions would be very much appreciated!
 

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hi,i just installed cohp,after i finished everything.When i try to start the game i get this error.RelicCOH.exe-bad image xthread.dll is not a valid windows image.Can someone send me their dll fiel pls
 

A:company of heroes:opposing fronts problem

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Here are my specs:

Asus striker 2 extreme
E8500 3.16 Ghz
BFG's gtx280 ocx
2gb Ram Crucial 2000mhz
ultra x3 1000watt PSU
Windows xp, sp3

I'm a first time builder. Please be gentle.

I try playing games, but my computer just shuts off. To be more specific, when I play ut3 at 800x600 with all the setting on low. My computer turns off, the monitors go black. I wait for a few seconds to see if my monitor shows something, but it's just black. So I turn the power back on the computer and everything turns on ok. Or so it seems....
I have tried playing games on the lowest setting possible and it works... but it's all blurry... so it's no fun.

Here's what I've tried.

I unchecked the "automatic restart" option, but even with that it still turns off with no info on why it turned off.
I've checked to see if the CPU and Graphics card run at normal temps. They do.
I've updated everything I can think of.

I've read other threads on the same problem but still don't know what's up with this.

I've ran memtest already, it's all good there...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

On a side note. I installed windows xp at my friends house, did the windows updates there, then brought it to my house, would that matter at all?

Thank you for taking the time to read this.
 

A:Computer shuts off when playing (UT3, WOW, Company of Heroes)

No it doesn't matter where you installed Xp and the updates


Usually this is a sign of faulty ram, but you say that you have already tested it.
Memtest must be run for 7 Passes (approx 4 hrs) Is that what you did?

Also in CMOS (usually press F2 or DEL or some other key during system startup)
Is everything defaulted ? ie You are not overclocking anything?
You can also run System Defaults from in there.

Sometimes this is related to other hardware installed (either internally or externally, like USB connections) so you might want to test with everything, not required, unplugged

There are also Drive Diagnostic tests that you can run on your HardDrive

Sometimes it's in relation to other software installed and running
After completing the above tests you might want to let us know what Antivirus and or firewall or any other software that is running presently on your system.


Please try this:

Manual steps to run Chkdsk from My Computer or Windows Explorer

Open My Computer, and then right-click the hard disk that you want to check.
Click Properties, and then click Tools.
Under Error-checking, click Check Now. A dialog box that shows the Check disk options is displayed
Use one of the following procedures:

? To run Chkdsk in read-only mode, click Start.
? To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, select the Automatically fix file system errors check box, and then click Start. (tick)
? To repair errors, locate ... Read more

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I recently had a no cd patched version of CoH since I lost the disc. Anyways I wanted to uninstall it but I couldn't so I just deleted the folder, so technically it was still installed.

I bought the CD today, and inserted my disc, the menu came up and it gave me a greyed Play/Install (dont remember which) and a bright uninstall. So I clicked the uninstall and it "uninstalled" in a matter of seconds. I double clicked E: and again the menu came up this time with a bright Play and uninstall. I hit Play and then it told me Demo32 had shut down yadda yadda. Then I knew it was because I've only half uninstalled it and it's causing problems. So I hit uninstall but then it tells me that "This action is only valid for products that are installed". I've removed every trace of CoH on my computer, there is no folder of it anywhere and it doesn't appear in Add/Remove programmes.

I'm scared the only way I can play it is if I re-boot my whole computer. I don't want to do this as it's a shared computer and we'd lose all our stuff.

I can't think of any way to solve this, can you guys?
 

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Hey there this I my first post! Sorry I'm already asking for help

I have a Dell 3000 I bought about 4 years ago, recently I have upgraded it to 1.24GB of RAM, I got a 256MB video card and a 200GB external hard drive. I did this mainly so I could play games a little newer than C&C Generals!
My computer has a 2.9gHz Celeron processor I have just been given the new Company of Heroes game which says my computer has a "Poor" CPU (even though on the box it says 3.0gHz is recommended and 2.0 is the minimum ) I have the game on the lowest graphics settings and it runs so slow it isn't funny. How hard is it to install a new CPU? And since my current motherboard is PCI and my modem and video card are PCI will I need to get new ones if I can get a new CPU with PCIe slots (or similar)? My CPU is a apparently a socket 478 (whatever that means!) Any help would be much apreciated!

Thanks heaps!
 

A:Company of Heroes not good on Dell 3000

Go to systemrequirementslab.com to test.
WHat is your video card model? Because in my system I have a 3.0Ghz CPU, 1.25GB RAM, and an Nvidia Geforce fx 5700le. My bottleneck is the videocard Your CPU seems strong.
 

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Hello,

i just updated COH2 to the newest version 2 days ago and since that update i cannot play it anymore. Every time i start the game a BSOD appears. I already downloaded the game a 2nd time from steam since i thought its linked to a wrong download. but this didn't help.

Now i reinstalled windows 7 with a minimum configuration and updated all drivers to the newest version. Please find the summary file below.

I hope this helps.

Now i will start driver verifier maybe i get another BSOD, then i will post a update.

Thanks
Christian


Update: Failure Code now same like yesturday: 0x00000124

A:BSOD starting Company of Heroes 2, error 0x00000101

Fixed the issue by updating the bios to a newer version.

thanks for the help

Christian

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Hi, first off, my system

- AMD Athlon 64 3700+ Stock (2.2)
- ATi Radeon X800 XL 256MB (Stock)
- 1GB OCZ PC3200 RAM
- MSI K8N Neo4 Motherboard
- WD 120GB HDD

Well I am thinking of buying a new graphics card to play CoH tomorrow, yeah that is the only game I'm going to be playing. Basically, I'd like to play at the max settings. My budget is of 250-270 (no more). So yeah I looked on newegg and zipzoomfly and found the X1950XT 256MB, which is supposed to perform a little better than the X1900 XT, at $260. However, I have heard and read that the 256MB won't allow me to play at Ultra textures? I am trying the demo with my 800XL and can run it at 1280x1024 everything on the max settings, except Textures (High) and Shadows (Medium), getting a 25 FPS average on the Performance Test. If I try Ultra textures it will crash after it's done loading ..

So, is 512MB a must to play with the Ultra Textures option? If it is, please help me find a video card which is as good as it or even better at the same price range? 7900GT?GTO?. I can play Doom 3 with ultra, and although it tells me that I need 500MB VRAM it works and I get decent frames per second.

I am planning on playing the game at this settings:

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/6075/cohtj0.jpg

Since my x800 xl can't handle them

- Shadows - High
- Effects Fidelty - Ultra

THanks for your time!
 

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I purchased a new ‘custom’ computer system acouple months ago and for the most part it runs very well, with the exception of the only 2 games I have tried to install on it specifically World of Warcraft and recetnly I purchased City of Heroes (Both are Online multiplayer type games).

Now before I begin listing the problems and specifications of my new computer I should note here that my previous computer (p4 1.5ghz, 1mb PC133 RAM, 1 80gig HDD IDE, Geforce MX400 64mb (or something like that)) Ran World of Warcraft without any hardlocks or crashes, and with the exception of high population/action areas it ran relatively lag free.

So thinking I needed a new computer for work and play at home I go out and find a nice little outfit locally to put a computer together for me based on my requirements this is what I ended up with:

I hope the following is accurate enough

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Socket 939
K8N Neo4 Series MS-7125 (G52-M7125X4) Mainboard
2Gb DDR RAM PC3200 (is that correct?)
2x120GB SATA HDD Raid 0
RADEON X700 128mb PCI-E
1x89GB HDD (from previous computer)
D link Air plus Network card (not sure of model)
Wacom 6x8 tablet (USB)
1xDVD ROM/Burner
1x3.5” Floppy
450w power supply (manufacturer unknown)

I run with two CRTs but having both on or one on makes little or no difference with the problems I experience.

I was all excited to play my favorite game on the new beefy computer…but I was in for a huge let down and a few weeks of nightmares…

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A:WoW and City of Heroes- Crashes/Hardlocks

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So I've created a thread on the City of Heroes forums which gave me lots of ideas but no solution. Here is a link to that if anyone wants to read it. http://boards.cityofheroes.com/showthread.php?t=279121

I opened a ticket with City of Heroes support and they've proven to be more useless than the random people I spoke to on the game forum. So now I am here! I play numerous games on this laptop and have zero graphics issues with any of them, but the second I log into City of Heroes, my video card becomes a crash fest. I can play World of Warcraft on max settings but even with City of Heroes at the lowest settings, it crashes a LOT. I have used the current driver, upgraded to the beta 290 driver, rolled back to the 270 driver and nothing has changed, it still crashes. I've turned graphics settings up and down, still crashes. I have toyed with my NVIDIA settings, still crashes. The video card isn't overheating (usually sits at about 135F while gaming, 105F when not), no other component is overheating... I've pretty much run out of ideas. Thanks in advance, here's my DXDiag report.

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A:Video card crashes repeatedly when playing City of Heroes.

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Hello,

Ive recently built myself a new gaming PC:
? OS -Windows 7 Pro
? 64bit
? Windows 7 Pro (Fresh install)
? Retail
? Age of system = 2 months
? Still 1st install since build
? CPU = i7 930
? RAM = Corsair 6GB DOMINATOR-GT kIT / PC-16000
? Video Card = EVGA GTX480
? MotherBoard = Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7
? Power Supply - Corsair HX 850W



So far the games I have installed are Battlefield Bad Company 2,Crysis, Starcraft 2, Steam (CS Source) WoW. I have played each of these games at times of a few hours sitting to a full day and no problems but when I try to play Battlefield Bad Company 2 online I can only manage to last 5 - 30 mins before a BSOD occurs.

I have the latest bios update, nvidia driver.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled Bad Company 2 to try rectify the problem nothing has helped yet short of formatting and doing a clean fresh start.

Can someone please help????

A:[SOLVED] BSOD Crashes with Bad Company 2

BSOD typically means a hardware problem (either a buggy driver or the hardware itself).

It's unlikely that bad company installs a driver so to me it looks like you have a heat problem. If the game is CPU/GPU intensive it may lead to an overheating problem which of course would result in BSOD.

Hope this helps.

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Hello

Ive have recently built my self a new gaming PC:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6142 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480, 1536 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 572222 MB, Free - 448962 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., X58A-UD7, x.x,
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled
So far the games I have installed are Battlefield Bad Company 2,Crysis, Starcraft 2, Steam (CS Source) WoW. I have played each of these games at times of a few hours each sitting and no problems but when I try to play Battlefield Bad Company 2 online I can only manage to last 5 - 30 mins before a BSOD occurs.

I have the latest bios update, nvidia driver.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled Bad Company 2 to try rectify the problem nothing has helped yet short of formatting and doing a clean fresh start.

Can someone please help????
 

A:Battlefield - Bad Company 2 BSOD Crashes

What is your power supply?

Open the side of your tower and take down,
Make
Model
Wattage
Number of amps on 12vrail(s).
 

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Hello,

I am having a problem while playing online battlefield bad company 2. I can login fine, join servers but only play for roughly 10-15 minutes before the it freezes and crashes to the desktop(every now and then a blue screen crash). I have tried changing the DirectX version from auto to 9/10/11 and still same issue. I contacted EA about this and they told me to uninstall/reinstall (uninstall program feature). After doing that, I tried playing online and still the same issue. Contacted again and was instructed to do a manual (delete files/folders and registry items) uninstall/reinstall. This further screwed up the program as I was unable to reinstall so I wiped the HDD with DBAN and installed a fresh copy of windows 7 (32bit Home). Once i got everything all setup again and tried playing, still the same issue. Anyone have any ideas, as EA is clues on what to do besides uninstall/reinstall. Thanks for your help in advance.
 

A:BF Bad Company 2 Freezes/Crashes to Desktop

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I have a Gateway Pentium 90 I'm tinkering with and trying to update the software. Its running a Win 95 upgrade installed in 1996, and I just put in a new 56k modem so I can download new drivers, etc from the net. I installed ie4 from the Microsoft site (Latest active install) but everytime I launch IE4, it crashes with an"illegal operation" error mesage. Whats up? See error message below:

EXPLORE caused an invalid page fault in
module KERNEL32.DLL at 0137:bff9a28c.
Registers:
EAX=c0016f74 CS=0137 EIP=bff9a28c EFLGS=00010206
EBX=0057fc48 SS=013f ESP=0053ff60 EBP=005401fc
ECX=00000000 DS=013f ESI=00540350 FS=0f9f
EDX=bff76648 ES=013f EDI=0057fc40 GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
53 8b 15 7c c2 fb bf 56 89 4d e4 57 89 4d dc 89
Stack dump:
 

A:IE4 crashes upon launch

Try doing a Find, Files for advert.dll - if you find it, rename it to advert.dl0 then reboot and see if IE works.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 48.8

Hi,
I always come here with problems, sorry for that

Anyways, I installed Gta IV. The installation seemed to have gone smooth but it doesn't work.

If I click LaunchGtaIV.exe it loads into a black screen and then crashes.
If I try clicking GTA IV.exe it shows this
I am so desperate to play this game that I have tried uninstalling and installing like more than 10 times till now, still no result.
My installed folder of GTA IV is 14.7 GB in size.

(Right click on image and click "open image on new tab" to get a clearer image)This is the folder and its size, in case any file is missing.

Please help me ASAP, I can't wait to play this game

Regards,
Fellow PC User

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RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

when ever i install need for speed most wanted it works the first time and then the second time it works only if i unplug my controller, which i need to play the game. I'm running ultimate x64 and I've tired it in xp sp2 and 95 mode. As soon as it launches it just crashes.

A:need for speed crashes on 2nd launch

two questions:

1: why do you need to install the software twice?
2: any error messae, this will help.

some thoughts about this problem:

1: as we could installl it the first time, so this software it'self is ok. which means that this software is compatible with windows vista.
2: this issue is only encountered with the controller pluged. so this issue might be related with THIS controller. check if you could contact the manufacturer of this controller to get some more detailed information.

anything unclear feel free to email me:

i will do my best to help you to solve this issue.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

I have windows 8 with classic shell that makes it look like windows 7 on an Acer PC. Mozilla Firefox works fine. I have used chrome for a long time and all of a sudden today it would not launch. Clicking the shortcut icon would light it up as if it was launching and then it would go dim. When I restarted a weird computer game launched that I have never seen or hear of before, which makes me think its malware. I did not write down the name of the game and don't remember it. After restarting I ran Avast scanner and Anti-malwarebytes. Neither showed any malware. I have uninstalled and reinstalled chrome and now the program launches but immediately after launch it crashes with the message "A problem has caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a sollution is available." I have not noticed any other symptoms of malware or abnormalities, but still concerned. Thanks for the help.

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I'm looking for 17 inch Flat Screen monitors and bestbuy and CC are sooo expensive!! Wow 5oo bucks!! I went to Walmart and they have Flat montiors on sale. Microtek.. Is this company reliable? The 18 inch LCD (yes 18!) is $450 with taxso it's around $475.00
so is this company I can trust unlike Emachines.. YUCK!! Aslo should i just watch out for sales and rebates online (i also save tax!) for a LCD monitor or just go with this one.. also is there a real big diffrence between analog and digital LCD flat screens.. whatever that means??
 

A:Is Microtek a good company for Flat Monitors and what company should i avoid?

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It had too many tabs and it keeps crashing every time I try to launch it. Maybe there is a bug? I created another account and it works there well but I want it to work well on this account too.
Turning the computer on and off didn't work.

A:Firefox crashes everytime I try to launch it.

First step would be to try starting Firefox in Safe Mode, which is done by holding down the shift key and double-clicking the FF desktop icon. (I think, but don't know, that this will work with a single click if you have a FF icon on the Windows task bar.)

Alternatively, Start Button/Run/ and one of these:

firefox -safe-mode
"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -safe-mode
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -safe-mode

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Recently, bought an Apple iMac, installed Parallels virtual machine and installed my Windows XP Professional Version 2002 SP3 and installed my CS3 Premium. Every program works except Illustrator. It crashes every time I launch it getting the error message..."blah, blah, blah, sorry for the inconvenience...'' and asks to send an error report. I have uninstalled and reinstalled every possible way, downloaded all the updates, and fixed the registry, repeatedly and every time it fails. I have been using CS3 on my HP laptop every since I got it and never had issues.

Adobe support sent me this doc: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/401/kb401053.html

This is the error message: Faulting application error illustrator.exe, version 13.0.128.0, faulting module gdiplus.dll, version 5.2.6001.22319, fault address 0x0000f75b.

This is very frustrating. I bought the new imac 2 weeks ago and have yet to do any design work because of this issue. Illustrator is the one program above all I use the most. I am trying to avoid having to pay someone to solve this issue.

Let me know what you think. Thanks!

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A couple of days ago my Outlook XP (2002) began crashing on start-up (after generally launching and running normally before). I installed Office XP Service Pack 3 in hope that this update would fix the problem however it didn't.

On start-up, the following things occur:
1. The MS Outlook main window and introduction splash screen (i.e. large logo with user and product ID details, etc) is displayed as if Outlook is loading as normal
2. The main application window is white, i.e. with no actual program elements (folder list, preview pane, etc) displayed inside except the main toolbar ("File", "Edit", "View", etc).
3. After a short while (c.15-30 seconds) the application crashes and the "Restart Microsoft Outlook" and "Send Error Report" dialogue box is displayed. The Error Report contains the following error signature data:

AppName: Outlook.exe
AppVer: 10.0.6626.0
ModName: Outllib.dll
ModVer: 10.0.6515.0
Offset: 0002d704

Outlook also failed to launch in "Safe Mode" and also after I deleted my default Outlook.pst and Outlook-Hotmail.pst files (made copies first so I didn't lose the data).

I have spent the last couple of days trying to resolve this problem myself and checked several websites (including Microsoft) for any information that might help me but have found nothing.

I urgently need to get my Outlook back up and running and access to the data contained in my PST file. I would appreciate any help you ... Read more

A:Outlook XP (2002) crashes on launch. Please help!

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When I launch certain games from Steam (not sure if it's steam only games or what), games like Counterstrike: GO, Daksiders II, Saints Row The Third, my computer gets a blue screen, and then reboots. The blue screen says something about BIOS. I guess this information would be of use to you:

Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor
Manufacturer: AMD
Speed: 3.3 GHz
Number of Cores: 6
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chipset: GeForce GTX 560
Dedicated Memory: 2.1 GB
Total Memory: 4.0 GB
Memory: 8.2 GB
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
Service Pack: 1
Size: 64 Bit
Edition: Home Premium

Just note that I can play games, I can play games like Arma 2, Dota 2, Team Fortress 2, Red Orchestra 2(funny how all of these games end in 2, maybe i can only play games with 2 in them lol) even games not purchased from Steam like World of Warcraft.

I do not know if I need to fix the Motherboard, the videocard, some people say it's the DirectX, i honestly don't know too much about computers and all the technical stuff. Thanks for reading, I could use all the help I can get.
 

A:computer crashes on game launch

Hi and welcome to TSG.

Is this a prebuild, branded PC like a HP, Dell, Acer etc? If so, what is the exact make and model number?

What is the exact make, model and wattage of the PSU?

Have you ever changed or upgraded any hardware since you got the machine?

Is Windows and all your drivers fully patched and up to date?

Could be drivers, PSU, graphics card, RAM or something else at this stage
 

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Hi, all,

When I start up the Outlook Express, it crashes and shows the following: (Attempted to reinstall from Add/Remove Program and restart did not work.) Thanks in advance for any help.
MSIMN caused an invalid page fault in
module MSOE.DLL at 0167:7a08eaad.
Registers:
EAX=800c013b CS=0167 EIP=7a08eaad EFLGS=00010282
EBX=800c013b SS=016f ESP=0056f3d8 EBP=0056f814
ECX=0056f760 DS=016f ESI=00448a88 FS=30d7
EDX=0040003c ES=016f EDI=00000000 GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
8b 07 ff 50 28 83 7d fc 00 0f 85 a9 00 00 00 8b
Stack dump:
00000000 0056f760 00000000 7ca73a30 bff8516b 575c3a43 4f444e49 415c5357 696c7070 69746163 44206e6f 5c617461 6e656449 69746974 7b5c7365 33393337
 

A:Outlook Express crashes at launch

Q272265

I found this on Microsoft's Support Site... It may help you.
 

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So I have this infamous windows media player crashes on launch issue after I did a restore from one harddrive to another using Ultimate x64 backup feature. Now whenever I launch windows media player it crashes on launch with the indiv01.exe fault. I looked at the guide to fix it and how I need to edit the registry, but I have no registry entry for DRM/DataPath. How would I add it or does anyone have more detailed steps on how to set this up if I don't even have this registry key? I also do not have any DRM content, so this might be why i don't have this datapath. I'll do a re-install if I have to, but I really don't want to at the moment.

A:Windows Media Player crashes on launch

Hi soulesschild,

Have you run system file checker to restore any missing/corrupted system files?
Run Checkdisk as well.
System Files - SFC Command
Check Disk - chkdsk
If that doesn't work, try repairing your OS with the repair option on your installation disk, if you have one.

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I only installed Vista sp1 onto my aging machine about 13hours ago. (During Middle of the night) I never installed anything other than my sound card drivers (Realtek AC'97) and My Graphics card drivers (ATI X1650 Pro.) And my Mouse Drivers (Microsoft Notebook Optical Mouse 3000) Yet when i woke up this morning to check my emails like usual, I am confronted with.

"Windows Sidebar Has Stopped Working, Windows can check online for a solution."

Problem Details;

Description:
Stopped working

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: sidebar.exe
Application Version: 6.0.6000.16386
Application Timestamp: 4549b6d7
Fault Module Name: kernel32.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.0.6000.16386
Fault Module Timestamp: 4549bd80
Exception Code: e0434f4d
Exception Offset: 0001b09e
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 2057

Any Suggestions anyone? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Maybe even a Link to a Generic backup of M$ Vista's sidebar on the internet (To replace my broken one)

Before anyone says, Spyware/AV check. I never installed my modem into this OS until about 20 mins after I recieved this message.
 

A:Solved: Windows Sidebar Crashes Every Time Its Launch

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Sorry about this but I have quite a bit of initial background information that really now only boils down to a fairly small problem, but It is all relevant information. A few days ago my computer started getting stop error messages, usually while browsing internet explorer. Sometimes they would just shut down IE, other times completley crash windows, causing an immediate re-boot, rather than the blue screen of death. Anyways, it would boot back up, saying it recovered from a serious error, cause by a device driver, or stop error. One of the remedies it listed was trying to do a repair of windows XP, which I ended up doing. It was only after I did this repair that I realized (remembered) what was causing the errors. Several years ago when I first got my current computer, I had similar problems. I fixed the problems by going into bios and adjusting the RAM timings, AKA slightly underclocking my RAM. Apparently there is some issue with my Motherboard where the speed of RAM I had installed is actually too fast of a speed for the motherboard, even though it lists that it should support the speed (I belive PC3200) Anyways like I said, it wasnt until after I did a repair of XP that I remembered that we had had a power outage a few days prior, that caused my BIOS settings to revert back to default. If I wouldve realized that initially, I probably wouldnt be having the problem I am having now. I ended up running the Repair of XP where it re-installs itself. During the Repair, I reciev... Read more

A:Windows update wont launch, immediatley crashes.

Oh I have also discovered that outlook express wont run at all. I try to open it and get absolutley nothing.
 

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