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Crysis and the inconquerable "AppHangB1"

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Preface: So I've searched high and low over the ethers for a solution to this problem, but I have come back empty handed. This problem has been chronic for months, and Crysis is the only game giving me any sort of grief. If anyone has any suggestions at all, please throw in your two cents. Thanks.

The Situation:


I am playing Crysis (version 1.21) on the rig profiled in my signature, on Windows 7 Pro, 64 bit. Between 1 and 15 minutes the following series of events will occur with my game:

1)Game suddenly freezes for one to two seconds. The screen then goes black, displays the "no signal" flashie that a monitor displays for a short second right before the computer starts feeding it video on boot, and dumps me to the desktop.

2)The Crysis icon is visible on the toolbar. I cannot see my mouse nor interact with my desktop. I Ctrl + Alt + Del and open Task Manager. Crysis.exe is listed as "not responding", so I end task. Windows throws up the "Crysis.exe has stopped working" window, and when I click the "view details" dropdown, it gives me this:

Description:
A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name:AppHangB1
Application Name:Crysis.exe
Application Version:1.1.1.6156
Application Timestamp:00000000
Hang Signature:1e1e
Hang Type:2048
OS Version:6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID:1033
Additional Hang Signature 1:1e1ef02d9923e6279a6ae9c5f0c0e2a1
Additional Hang Signature 2:ff45
Additional Hang Signature 3:ff4592e16021394d9e9c935e5f77631e
Additional Hang Signature 4:1e1e
Additional Hang Signature 5:1e1ef02d9923e6279a6ae9c5f0c0e2a1
Additional Hang Signature 6:ff45
Additional Hang Signature 7:ff4592e16021394d9e9c935e5f77631e


I close the program, run Crysis again, and the same will invariably reoccur within 1 to 15 minutes of loading the savegame.

Solutions I have Tried:

DRIVERS: I am running the recent 270.61 on my two GTX580s. This problem first occured with similar frequency on the 267 serial just prior to this release, so I doubt it's driver specific. Are there reports of the new 270s messing up games or hogging resources to cause a system crash?

MSCONFIG: I read somewhere that having certain programs listed as running, or not running in the Services and/or Startup area of the msconfig sometimes won't play friendly with certain DX9 or DX10 games, causing them to hang. Last time round, with my 267.xx serial drivers, I HAD to have EA Download Manager as well as Windows Live Messenger enabled as startup programs for Crysis to not hang. It solved it... until now. I tried re-enabling and disabling them in different combinations but the hangs persist.

Registry: I deleted the Crysis file from the "games" registry when I read somewhere that there could be a disagreement somewhere in there causing Crysis to hang, but the problem persists after even doing this.

So, that's where I'm at right now. I've read other people with this problem have tried re-installing Crysis but not one said it resolved the issue. I downloaded Crysis from Steam, too, so re-downloading a huge file like that seems like a whole load of trouble for nothing, which brings me to another point- Is the Steam version of Crysis more prone to problems than a retail version? I may run out and buy it for like $20 bucks if it means I can actually play the blessed game! UGH.

Any help is truly appreciated guys, thanks for reading!
Chris
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Reformat and start fresh with latest drivers, new game, patch it ect!
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Reformat and start fresh with latest drivers, new game, patch it ect!
Format a pc because you have a issue with a game? I'm not sure if you are joking though...

Since it is a steam based game, have you check the files using the steam "verify the integrity of the game cache". Check to make sure the game is updated with the patch? You could remove the game from steam and redownload it also if that fails.
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^ I verified, and there were no problems. Still hangs.

Redownloading tonight...
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