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Problems with XP and ALL Games!

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firefly2442

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#1
I currently have Windows XP Home edition.
-GeForce 2 Ultra with the latest drivers from Nvidia
-Refresh rate set at 75 hz
-1.5 Gig cpu
-512 MB of RAM
-Just upgraded from ME to XP

None of my games work. When I try to run a game. Let's say GTA3, I put the CD in and click the shortcut and the screen goes black for a second and clicks like it does when the resolution changes. Then I end up at the XP desktop with the game in the taskbar at the bottom of the screen. When I click the program in the taskbar to bring it up it repeats itself with the blackscreen and I'm back to the desktop. All of my games do this. What do I need to do?

-Thank You.
 
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firefly2442

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#3
Drivers

Yep, tried that.

My Nvidia driver version is 2.9.4.2

is that up to date?

And what about my BIOS or Flash or something. I was reading about that on another post I think. How do I update that or should that show up in the windows update?
 

Hipster Doofus

Good grief Charlie Brown
#5
To update the bios you have to go to the mother board manufacturer site. Be careful though, one wrong move & it's history. Make sure you have the right one & follow those instructions to the letter.
 
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cool friend

Guest
#6
maybe you already checked, but look in microsoft's list of games that don't run properly on win xp, helluva lots of 'em man..

but i think there's a patch provided by microsoft...

sorry man, can't help more, i no gamer, just play fifa 2002 & world cup 2002 (which s*x)

and yea, nfs too ;)
 
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Mandeep

Guest
#7
I've heard of many problems due to upgrading from Windows ME to Windows XP. The best solution is to do a clean install of Windows XP or do an upgrade from Windows 98 to Windows XP.

P.S. 2002 Fifa World Cup is an alright game, yet I wish they had something like Winning Eleven 6 on PC.
 

UniSol

I'm all ears
#9
If you upgraded to XP, use detonator destroyer @ 3dguru.com, if that doesn't work, a clean install would be the best bet.
 
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donkey

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#11
As some have said, you need to have all the updates. Got to Microsoft to get them.

GTA3 is supported by Windows XP so there is not really a need for the compatibility wizard.

If it still doesn't work...reinstall XP.


Also, cool friend said in a post that there is a list from Microsoft on which games work under XP and which don't. Where can I find this list?
 
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War Priest

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#12
works for me

I am using win XP Corp edition(pro). All games work fine for me. I did due a clean install, check for updated hardware,chipset drivers and WinXP updates including directx b4 installing anything else.

Following this ritual, I can say( knock on wood ) I have not had any problems running games. Except for TFC. Small issue though, when I decide to change servers, I need to back out and restart the app or all I get is sound.

Hope this helps.
PS, anyone with any ideas on my issue, HELP>>>hehe

GOOD DAY TO YOU ALL..:cool:
 

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