Can't play Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Sony Vaio vgn-cr140e/b notebook
June 24, 2010 at 08:21:57
Specs: Windows Vista
When I click "Play" in main menu a small black window appears in the upper left of the screen and I receive an error message. So, I need to know whether it's a hardware or software issue and how to resolve it. I would rather not buy a new laptop...

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June 24, 2010 at 10:16:45
you didn't at least want to share the error message?

posting full system specs helps too...possibly your laptop just can't handle the graphics...

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June 24, 2010 at 10:56:40
The VGN-CR140E/B NoteBook is not a gamer. Find the specs here:

The Intel GMA X3100 ranks 216th out of 258 laptop graphics tested:

Looking at the minimum system requirements, I doubt those graphics are supported:

And if you want to see which other games it's capable of playing, have a look at this table:

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June 24, 2010 at 13:33:22
Okay, I gotcha... looks like it's time to go shopping.
I'll be sure to put in some useful info next time. Thanks for the help!

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