Games crashing in Windows 7

November 10, 2009 at 10:43:46
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, AMD Athalon 64 X2 Dual Core 6000+

I used to use Windows 7 RC 64-bit and everything worked fine, when Windows 7 was released I installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and I installed a few games and now every game crashes after 20 minutes of play. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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#1
November 10, 2009 at 10:54:59

Motherboard: ASUS M2N SLI Deluxe
Processor: AMD Athalon 64 X2 6000+
RAM: Crucial Ballistix PC6400 four gigabytes on four modules
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS 512
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit

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#2
November 10, 2009 at 10:55:09

did you install the graphics card drivers ?

go to device manager and check for yellow markers related to the graphics card / monitor...


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#3
November 10, 2009 at 11:01:55

Yes, the latest. Even tried the beta driver.

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#4
November 10, 2009 at 11:07:30

you didn`t tell me what device manager say

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#5
November 10, 2009 at 11:10:41

No yellow in the Device Manager, it's all normal. It says my video cards name.

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#6
November 10, 2009 at 11:14:26

do you get any error when the game crashes ?

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#7
November 10, 2009 at 13:44:18

See event logs.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#8
November 10, 2009 at 14:24:02

Here is the event log for Red Alert 3 Uprising.

Faulting application name: ra3ep1_1.0.game, version:
1.0.3313.38400, time stamp: 0x00000000
Faulting module name: d3dx9_35.dll, version: 9.19.949.1104,
time stamp: 0x469fdd9e
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0023487e
Faulting process id: 0x8fc
Faulting application start time: 0x01ca61dc2d5e90c0
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic
Arts\Red Alert 3 Uprising\Data\ra3ep1_1.0.game
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\d3dx9_35.dll
Report Id: ffef9d70-cdd1-11de-926c-001bfcf60e5d


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#9
November 10, 2009 at 17:53:43

Problem is with code on game would be MS's claim. Red flag might say MS. Bet MS would never change their code for them so Red flag better change theirs.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#10
November 10, 2009 at 19:27:36

I suggest you download & install the latest DirectX (9) Runtimes.

Windows 7 News!


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#11
November 11, 2009 at 01:05:33

it looks to be a dx9 issue, you may get more luck on the game site forums, and updates from the game site..as well as update your dx drivers

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#12
November 11, 2009 at 05:28:39

This happens with Red Alert 3 and Red Alert 3 Uprising, so I
don't think it's an update issue, I mean I would assume they
would fix it the first time it happened, Uprising being a
standalone.

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#13
November 11, 2009 at 05:45:28

if nothing can help, then I suggest to perform windows 7 repair installation

http://blog.taragana.com/index.php/...


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#14
November 11, 2009 at 05:55:54

PS. All of my games crash after about 20 minutes of play, so I
doubt patching will fix anything. Steam games and CoD 4.

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#15
November 11, 2009 at 05:57:22

assuming the error log says that there is a faulty module, I think repair will fix it...

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#16
November 11, 2009 at 14:02:24

I sure did read that wrong. It was a directx issue.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#17
November 11, 2009 at 14:42:52

Just did a fresh install of Windows 7, it changed a little, didn't
automatically crash to desktop, game froze and had to open up
task manager and had to press End Process quite a few times.
My case is open, im gonna try closing it, maybe the air isn't
circulating the way it's supposed to and the video card is
overheating. I am also using my HDTV as a second monitor im
gonna try unplugging it and see what happens.

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#18
November 11, 2009 at 18:04:20

Just installed RC again and games crash on it also, so this just got a whole lot more interesting. It's either hardware or driver, not the operating system. Well thats one bird down. (was even a saying lol)

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#19
November 11, 2009 at 19:07:28

Closed my case and unplugged the TV from my computer and games ran considerably longer and it really got my hopes up... only to tear them down in the end, crashed again. Gonna try GPU temperature monitoring software to see if I can uncover anything.

PS. Anyone else using Nvidia's 191.07 drivers on Windows 7? If so, how do your games run?


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#20
November 11, 2009 at 22:44:19

HALLELUJA!!! New BIOS did the trick! New BIOS for new display driver and new operating system. SOLVED! Thank you all who tried to help.

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#21
November 11, 2009 at 23:15:42

...celebrated too soon.

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#22
November 12, 2009 at 19:54:19

They even crash in XP, it looks like it's hardware.

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#23
November 12, 2009 at 20:45:30

Tried Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit , Windows 7 RC 64 bit,
Windows 7 32 bit, and Windows XP and games are still
crashing. Anyone have a solution?

PS. Even tried playing a game with the GPU fan speed at 75%.


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#24
November 12, 2009 at 23:53:52

it might be your graphics card...

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