Can not play games

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chopper20

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my graphics card is an ATI ALLINONE WONDER PRO with latest driver from ati. All hardware has the latest drivers installed from manufacturers sites but XP will not play games. Everything else is ok and under ME all games work.
 
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chopper20

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thanks for the suggestion but unfortunatly i still can not play games
 
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Hitzero

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um!! have you try to configure your video card properly yet?
 
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chopper20

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I'm NOT SURE HOW TO CONFIG IT BUT ALL SETTINGS ARE SET TO DEFAULT
 
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Hitzero

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ok, what game are u playing.

i have geforce 256 and i have install the lastest driver too but the default setting is wrong.
so yea. sometime, the default is wrong too.
 

AndyP

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Errm.....
Could you be more specific about your problems too?
It won't play games...., well you get some error messages or something? Please type the errors you get here!
 
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Inder

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Similar prob???

hmm well I think i have same kind of prob?

I have this Toshiba Portege 7140Ct Note book..
It's P III 500 MHz
192 Mb SDRAM
12 GB HardDisk
Trident Video Accelerator CyberBlade e4-128.. 4 Mb Ram
WinXP Pro
What Else?

But I can't install COMBAT FLIGHT SIM..
This game has a software that checks computer CPU and Ram..
And it shows to install this game ur computer atleast has to be PIII 166Mz.. and it showz my comp is P III 33Mhz..

Can some one help me out plz..

Thanks
 
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chopper20

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when I click game icon the monitor screen goes black and the green led goes to amber and then flashing amber. Nothing I do will recover the screen
 

Bytes Back

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Sound like the game is trying to put the monitor into a to high resolution and/or refresh rate.

Check that your monitor is correct in device mangler.
 
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chopper20

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Originally posted by Bytes back
Sound like the game is trying to put the monitor into a to high resolution and/or refresh rate.

Check that your monitor is correct in device mangler.

my monitor is a belinea 10 30 20 and that is what it says in my device manager. If i try with a different monitor games will play introduction but when the games starts it plays for about 2 seconds and then goes to the black screen wiyh flashing amber led.
Tried other suggestions but still can not play games but thanks everyone for trying
 

Bytes Back

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Just out of interest, are there XP drivers built in for this card ?
If there are, does it work with no ATI stuff at all, just windows bog standard drivers.
 
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chopper20

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I HAVE TRIED THE XP DRIVERS THAT CAME WITH XP AND THEY DO NOT WORK. AS A MATTER OF INTEREST A WORK FRIEND HAS SOME ATI RAGE CARD AND IT TO WILL NOT PLAY GAMES UNLESS THEY WERE ALL READY ON BERORE PUTTING XP ON
 
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beatlesdb

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This one is for Inder:

I have found a way to install programs using the compatibility option in windows. If you are installing of a CD try this:

creat a shortcut of the games Intall.exe file (or close to it) on your desktop - then right click on the shortcut and go to the Compatibility tab.

Set the compatibility to something like Windows 95 (for an old game) and try running the shortcut.
 

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