No video but, sound



I have heard that Windows 2000 and XP aren't exactly the best OS for playing Games on but, you can get an upgrade, patch or something like that to fix this problem. As an example, I just purchased Civ3. It plays the opening movie, no problem but, once the movie is finished and it goes into the game, my screen flickers and turns off. I can hear music in the background but, can't see anything. :(

I thought it was something to do with my resolution but, changing those did nothing at all. I am having similar problems with other games and all of these other games I have gotten to work on my old WIndows 98. Any comments are welcome!
Thanks in advance,
Sounds like a driver issue to me some system specs might help to determine the problem. I have been able to play all the games that I play on both Win2k and XP with little or no problem.
Ya, maybe it is the drivers. I was quite impressed with XP when it automatically loaded all the drivers. Maybe some of them didn't properly install.

Pentium 4 1.3 GHZ
128 MB SDRam 600 MHZ Non-ECC
GeForce 2, 32 MB (Not sure of maker)
First thing I would do is download and install the latest drivers from Nvidia and see if that takes care of it.
Yes .. for my case its definitely driver..
I have a 64M Gforce MX400.. version 12.81 and 12.83 are ok for most games..

When I t upgrade to v.23.11 (uncertified) now all my favorite games work good as..

give it go !
you can always roll back !
Well, I fixed my problem a different way. Maybe it is not the best solution but, it worked. I loaded up the compadabilty wizard. For those of you that don't know what it is, it tricks certain program to run as if they were under a certain operating system. I basically tricked my Civ3 game to run as it was in Windows 98. It surprises me that Civ3 wasn't designed for XP but, hey when I used the wizard, it worked!

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