Posted 16 April 2006 - 08:54 PM
First, disable your background applications with these steps.
1) Go to the Start Menu, and choose Run. Type in MSCONFIG, and then click on the Ok button. That'll launch the System Configuration Utility.
2) This program lets us control any of the programs running in the background of your computer. From the list of items on this page, find and click on Selective Startup.
3) Underneath Selective Startup, remove the checkbox from Load Startup Items.
4) After that, click on Ok, and then let your computer restart.
After this, none of the programs that normally launch when you turn on your computer will start. If you'd like to undo this so that your computer starts up normally again, simply follow these steps but in step 2 click on Normal Startup, and then skip step 3.
Second, once you've finished, contact your system manufacturer, and request their assistance in reinstalling the latest drivers for your video card. You'll want to do this even if you're sure you've got the latest, and you'll always want to get the drivers provided by the video card manufacturer. This isn't the same thing as your system manufacturer. For example, if you have a Dell computer that uses an ATI video card, you'll want to ask your Dell technician to help you install the ATI video drivers.
Third, reinstall DirectX by visiting http://www.microsoft.com/directx/. You'll want to do that after you reinstall your video drivers so that DirectX can properly refresh.
Posted 25 April 2006 - 09:33 PM
What I mean is that we cant even turn the computers on at all!! No signs of life. What is going on??? Any help to be offered??
Details: The game crashed several times at random times prior to the final crashings. At the time of the random crashes a blue DOS screen would appear with a message saying that a Fatal System Error had occurred. We would shut down the computer for 1 minute and then reboot and play again with no problems sometimes and other times, it would crash again soon after.
We need major assistance!
Edited by Spock, 05 December 2008 - 03:50 PM.
Removed contact information as this is a dangerous thing to add to a public post.
Posted 28 April 2006 - 11:33 PM
The best option I can suggest is to get help from your computer manufacturer to get the computer's up an running again. This sort of problem, in my experience, means one of two things off the bat.
1) Your operating system has been damaged in some way. This could happen, for example, if you had a network that was vulnerable to a Windows security flaw, and you put both computers online without getting them protected. A few years back there was a really common worm that could create a problem like that, where Windows would automatically reboot within a minute of starting up.
2) It could be that you've got some bad RAM.
However, #2 is unlikely since it occurred on two systems at the same time, and these are only my gut reactions to your problem. I'd speak to the system manufacturers and get those systems back online first.
Posted 29 April 2006 - 07:27 AM
Finally, I think the problems started from Fate and ended as a windows problem. Your game seemed to cause the FSE and from there the puters went down hill. Do you have any other reports of FSEs of any kind?
Also, 1 computer died and then we installed on a different computer which died within a week of the last. These computers were never connected together nor were they being used at the same time. The second pc was shut off and put away since it was not needed and was only 10 months old. It was my business laptop for when I travel.
Posted 30 April 2006 - 07:50 AM
Posted 03 May 2006 - 10:02 AM
I followed each direction given by the game and I dont understand this. Certainly wildtangent would let consumers know about this possibility if they knew ... right? I searched through this forum and didnt see even 1 post mentioning this.
Please Please Please be honest Alex and let us know what you folks know and if you guys will assist us with these repairs. I have never heard of such a thing and we are talking about $2k per motherboard, parts only.
Posted 21 June 2006 - 07:04 PM
I have all drivers and DirectX updated. I wonder if FATE is having a problem with some of Sony's proprietary software, maybe the hotkey utilities, for example?
I play a LOT of games. That Vaio's performance is impressive for its specs, and it has never bluescreened on other games.
Posted 26 June 2006 - 11:16 AM
These issues are very generic, meaning they can happen with almost any program, and they're almost always fixed by a few specific procedures.
What it sounds like you're having a problem with is the video drivers. Since you've got a Vaio system, it is likely that you're using Sony's drivers. You need the ATI drivers from http://www.ati.com.
Posted 09 August 2006 - 05:09 AM
You should try to lower the resolution under 'Options' so it doesn't strain your systems as much.
And if your computers are designed for business, they probably didn't come with the same graphic and video memory as systems intended for Media usage. You have to add those on . It makes a big difference. And maybe you have some other program that are gobbling up your resources? Anything that uses your video graphics needs ALOT of memory. Or you have to uninstall some programs.
Posted 14 August 2006 - 01:56 AM
Posted 15 August 2006 - 10:50 AM
And yes, I'm sure that where your files were saved wouldn't cause a problem with your display.
Posted 31 August 2006 - 08:12 PM
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Posted 29 September 2006 - 08:02 PM
I usually put up with it instead of restarting the game but its there a known glitch that causes it: ie. will downloading the bonus pack help? I have a brand new HP with 1 gig of ram and an nvida 6150 video card. The sound card is only a "high definition audio" but I am not sure if the problem is severe enough to replace that.
Thanks, maybe this will help someone else too.
Posted 02 October 2006 - 10:10 AM
What you really need to do is reinstall the latest drivers for your sound card, reinstall DirectX, and then lower your Sound Hardware Acceleration to the 2nd notch.
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