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post #1 of 27
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Hey there.

My friend has a PC problem. I've tried updating everything and I don't know what else to do.

Basically, when he tries to launch BF2, Kal Online, C&C3, etc, it will open up, go to a black screen, and quit.

What to do...what to do?

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System Specs

Intel® Pentium® 4 processor @ 2.8 EWW lol
Intel® 945G Mobo
1024 MB 533 MHz (PC4200) DDR2 memory (two 512 MB modules)
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Intel High Definition Audio
250 GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA hard drive
DVD +/- RW, 16X Multi-Format Double Layer drive
48X CD-ROM drive
post #2 of 27
Definately a graphic driver problem. uninstall them and use drivercleaner to get rid of any remaining traces. Then install new drivers and the problem should be gone.
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post #3 of 27
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Okay. I'll let him know. I'll post back if it works.
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Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Isn't that onboard? My old Vaio onboard video was the cause of my C&C3 crashing when starting. It happened to WarRock and other 3D games as well.
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post #5 of 27
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Yeah, sadly. He won't buy a new card either.
post #6 of 27
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K it still doesn't work. Anything else?
post #7 of 27
i think his rig might need a re-format ......it will solve whatevers wrong if the problem is software related.
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post #8 of 27
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He isn't willing.

Ugh.

I'm going to try to force starting resolution to 1280x1024 to see if its just crashing as it changes resolutions
post #9 of 27
BF2 and C&C3 are EA games, 99% chance the issues with those games is a resolution conflict. Has he changed monitors or changed the res through the command line?
KAL online, IDK what that is.
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post #10 of 27
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Nope. I don't think KAL is a problem cause I think he just got a bad install.

Forcing resolution didn't work.
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