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Game problems on vista...

ncool

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#1
hey forum...I have been experiencing a serious problem on my computer... cant launch most of the games... MMOs seem to have mo problem.. but other games just don't launch... when i start them i just get a blank screen(no cursor, no video, no audio, nothing) and this is not my computer problem cuz i have the same update on my hp laptop and its having the same problem..... both my pc and the laptop are high performance computers.... all semed to be fine but one day all games just stoped launching... so if you got sugestions please help.. :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(
 

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Chase

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#2
Can you post your system specs for us. (especially your video card info)

If you know how, update your display drivers.

Which games are you trying to run and what are the minimum system requirements for them?... Moreover, what are they compared to your system..?--Post your system specs plz
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite
    CPU
    AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Some Amount of Motherness
    Memory
    6.O GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA nVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Some Amount of Soundness
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Two Monitors: HP w1907 & Acer P191w
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 & 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Blue 500GB
    PSU
    Some Amount of Voltageness
    Case
    Hp Pavilion Elite Case
    Cooling
    Some Amount of Coolingness
    Mouse
    HP: M/N:M-SBQ133
    Keyboard
    HP: Model Number: KB0911
    Internet Speed
    Comcast: 20 MB/S
    Other Info
    I have two monitors! I play Call of Duty: Black Ops & Modern Warfare II - Both on PC. Contact me through my website: ChaseKurry.com

tom982

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Build #1
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3770K @4.4GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz Low Profile (White)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 (2GB GDDR5)
    Sound Card
    Integrated on motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" LG LCD/LED IPS
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung EVO 128GB SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm
    2x500GB Seagate FreeAgent 5400rpm
    PSU
    Corsair TX650W V2 (80+ Bronze)
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 410
    Cooling
    Corsair H100 Water Cooler, 1x140mm and 1x120mm stock fans
    Mouse
    Microsoft Desktop 2000 Wireless Mouse
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Desktop 2000 Wireless Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    95 Mb/s Download 70 Mb/s Upload

ncool

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#4
thnx for the replys guys.... well its not that they didnt launch from the start.... everything was ok untill one day everything stopped working... games like: Devil May Cry 4, X-blades, Split second and etc...
 

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tom982

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#6
So is the problem solved?
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Build #1
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3770K @4.4GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz Low Profile (White)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 (2GB GDDR5)
    Sound Card
    Integrated on motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" LG LCD/LED IPS
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung EVO 128GB SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm
    2x500GB Seagate FreeAgent 5400rpm
    PSU
    Corsair TX650W V2 (80+ Bronze)
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 410
    Cooling
    Corsair H100 Water Cooler, 1x140mm and 1x120mm stock fans
    Mouse
    Microsoft Desktop 2000 Wireless Mouse
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Desktop 2000 Wireless Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    95 Mb/s Download 70 Mb/s Upload

tom982

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#8
Would you be able to upload a few screenshots for us?

First screenshot:

1. Open the start menu
2. Type msconfig.exe in the search box and hit enter
3. Click on the start up tab
4. Take a few screenshots so we can see the whole list

Second screenshot:

1. Press: Control + Shift + Escape
2. Click on the processes tab
3. Select show processes from all users
4. Accept the UAC prompt
5. Take a few screenshots so we can see the whole list

Screenshot 3:

1. Open the start menu
2. Click control panel
3. Click programs
4. Click programs and features
5. Take a few screenshots so we can see the whole list
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Build #1
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3770K @4.4GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz Low Profile (White)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 (2GB GDDR5)
    Sound Card
    Integrated on motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" LG LCD/LED IPS
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung EVO 128GB SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm
    2x500GB Seagate FreeAgent 5400rpm
    PSU
    Corsair TX650W V2 (80+ Bronze)
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 410
    Cooling
    Corsair H100 Water Cooler, 1x140mm and 1x120mm stock fans
    Mouse
    Microsoft Desktop 2000 Wireless Mouse
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Desktop 2000 Wireless Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    95 Mb/s Download 70 Mb/s Upload

ncool

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#10
I think it hapened after an update of vista... though i am not sure... but it has hapened on both my computers... and both are realy good computers... and it all hapened at the same time... virus maybe?
 

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tom982

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#11
There should be a button on your keyboard called "Prnt Scrn"
That will take a picture of your screen and put it on your clipboard. From there you will need to open paint and paste it there, and save it as a jpeg.

Alternatively you could use a program called Hypersnap. HyperSnap - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

Yes, there is a possibility of you having a virus, but lets try to rule out software errors first.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Build #1
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3770K @4.4GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz Low Profile (White)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 (2GB GDDR5)
    Sound Card
    Integrated on motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" LG LCD/LED IPS
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung EVO 128GB SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm
    2x500GB Seagate FreeAgent 5400rpm
    PSU
    Corsair TX650W V2 (80+ Bronze)
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 410
    Cooling
    Corsair H100 Water Cooler, 1x140mm and 1x120mm stock fans
    Mouse
    Microsoft Desktop 2000 Wireless Mouse
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Desktop 2000 Wireless Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    95 Mb/s Download 70 Mb/s Upload

tom982

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#13
Reinstalling an operating system should be a last option, most problems have a solution, it can take a while to find that solution. You shouldn't lose hope so fast.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Build #1
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3770K @4.4GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz Low Profile (White)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 (2GB GDDR5)
    Sound Card
    Integrated on motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" LG LCD/LED IPS
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung EVO 128GB SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm
    2x500GB Seagate FreeAgent 5400rpm
    PSU
    Corsair TX650W V2 (80+ Bronze)
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 410
    Cooling
    Corsair H100 Water Cooler, 1x140mm and 1x120mm stock fans
    Mouse
    Microsoft Desktop 2000 Wireless Mouse
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Desktop 2000 Wireless Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    95 Mb/s Download 70 Mb/s Upload

DravenWraith

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#14
Depending on your version of windows you have several options to make screen shots. From the Start Search type in SNIPPING TOOL, this is a screen capture tool. If you don’t have that then go to the screen you want to capture and press the PRINT SCREEN button on the keyboard, then go to the START Search and type PAINT, this is windows paint utility, once in PAINT go to edit and paste, the screen will fill up. Then just edit the picture and save.

Check to see if your video drivers are up to date.

You were running the games before you updated?

Do you know when you updated?

If you know the date you can uninstall the update from the Programs and Features then, View installed updates. This is where you can uninstall them, to see if it works. Don’t worry about them, Microsoft Update will be bugging you to reinstall them.

 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion M9040N Elite Desktop PC
    CPU
    2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600
    Motherboard
    Intel G33 Express Chipset
    Memory
    4 GB RAM DDR2-SDRAM PC5300 @ 667Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 8800 GTS 640 MB
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 22'' Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680X1050
    Hard Drives
    Serial ATA Dual 320 GB hard drives (640 GB total) and HP HD3000S Personal Media Drive 300 GB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive
    Case
    Standard HP Case
    Cooling
    3 Fans and heat sink
    Mouse
    Microsoft Compact Optical Mouse 500
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000
    Internet Speed
    DSL 2GB
    Other Info
    Upgraded the power supply to 600Watt, in order to get the Nvidia 8800 graphics card to run. And added 1GB of memory even through 32 bit Vista will not use it all.
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#15
If this happened on a windows update, try system restoring before the update was applied. If that doesn't work, check your video drivers.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hp pavillion a6110n
    CPU
    amd athlon 64 x2 live! 4400+
    Memory
    4 gigs 3.3 useable
    Graphics Card(s)
    Finally! SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 12
    Monitor(s) Displays
    generic pnp monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    7.2k rpm
    1 linux ubuntu partition
    1 vista partition
    1recovery partition
    1 windows 7 partition
    1linux swap partition
    PSU
    500W, antc earthwatts EA500
    Case
    normal black case
    Cooling
    fans
    Mouse
    logitech mouse (small to fit hand perfectly)
    Keyboard
    saitek cyborg gaming keyboard
    Internet Speed
    dsl
    Other Info
    2.3 ghz amd

DravenWraith

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Screen Capture on Vista. You have a couple of options depending on your version of Vista, SNIPPING TOOL and PRINT SCREEN button on your keyboard, with the second you will need to open PAINT and EDIT then PASTE, to see your screen shot.
Now onto your problem, Both PC was affected at the same time? What was the commonality? Was it just the updates, which is an easy fix or virus? Also an easy fix. Retrace your steps on the first PC you encountered the problem, did you do the same steps on the Lap Top? Are you running the same software and operating system on both systems?
Virus infection, scan with an antivirus program, I recommend ESET NOD32 www.ESET.com .
If not infected then let’s look at one of the PC’s first. You have some options here as well, you can uninstall the updates one at a time from the Programs and Features, open and look under TASK, VIEW INSTALLED UPDATES, Maximize the window so you can see the dates. Hopefully you know the date this first occurred. And yes there are a lot of updates. You can uninstall one at a time; try your program to see any change. Or option 2, Do a Systems Restore, Choose a restore point right before you lost your system. Its located under Accessories, Systems Tools, and System Restore.
If your 1st PC works right duplicate the process on the other PC.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion M9040N Elite Desktop PC
    CPU
    2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600
    Motherboard
    Intel G33 Express Chipset
    Memory
    4 GB RAM DDR2-SDRAM PC5300 @ 667Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 8800 GTS 640 MB
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 22'' Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680X1050
    Hard Drives
    Serial ATA Dual 320 GB hard drives (640 GB total) and HP HD3000S Personal Media Drive 300 GB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive
    Case
    Standard HP Case
    Cooling
    3 Fans and heat sink
    Mouse
    Microsoft Compact Optical Mouse 500
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000
    Internet Speed
    DSL 2GB
    Other Info
    Upgraded the power supply to 600Watt, in order to get the Nvidia 8800 graphics card to run. And added 1GB of memory even through 32 bit Vista will not use it all.

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