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Why did some of my games stop working (SC2/oblivion)

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So I hadn't had time to game much recently so after getting done with some deadlines, I rebooted into windows, downloaded the 280 nvidia drivers, applied a bunch of windows updates, rebooted, installed avast, rebooted and then SC2 crashes immediatly i.e. before getting to the login screen, oblivion crashes immediately, however BFBC2 works. They go to a black screen and then just go to desktop with an stopped working message. I could try more games, but my cpu died and I'm running on a spare 920, so I don't want fail DRM to complain.

OS is win 7 pro 64 bit. I tried going back to the 275 drivers I was using before, and the 268 drivers, all with a clean install. I tried disabling avast in case that was the problem.

Any ideas? The only thing left to try as far as I can see is rolling back whatever windows updates got applied.

>> edit this should probably be moved to pc games
Edited by stren - 8/15/11 at 1:00pm
     
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Yikes. I was about to suggest rolling back drivers but it looks like you gave that a try already. As strange as it sounds, I would give rolling back windows updates a try. As the old saying goes (I think), when you eliminate the impossible, whatever left, no matter how improbable, must be the truth. Good luck!
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I know personally I am was having problems with the new 280 drivers such things like crashes and lag fest while playing certain games and rolling back drivers seemed to help.
Since you have done that, I would also suggest taking a look at the windows updates and see if anyone of them are conflicting or causing problems. It might be a pain but trying them one by one until you find out the culprit seems the best course of action.
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Have you been monitoring the temperature of your cards, you're running them in tri set up and unless they are water cooled, and/or you have ac in your room they could be overheating and therefore causing a driver crash.

Another possibility could be an unstable overclock for the cpu as well, though this is less likely.
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Temps are fine - water cooled, max is always below 56C

I uninstalled all the windows updates from the month of august and still no luck!

CPU has been folding away when I'm not *trying* to game without problems so I don't think it's that.
     
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