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dukeofurl

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HI. I am running under Windows XP (sp1 only) and I am having problems running games, i.e. Need for Speed Underground 2 and Street Racing Syndicate and others. When I click on the icon on the desktop or click 'play' when I insert the CD, the computer starts running it, then before the first game screen starts up, it stops working as if I exited the program. I can click on the icon all day long and it just starts up and shuts down just as fast. The game programs don't stay running long enough for them to be put into their own 'window.' I have tried the compatibility utilities and that doesn't work. Street Racing Syndicate won't work at all under any change to compatibility.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Update to the lastest directX drivers from microsoft
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Why haven't you updated to sp2? That might sole some of your problems.
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Thanks for your replies!

I downloaded and installed the latest directx from microsoft site and still didnt' work. When I installed SP2, everything quit working printer/scanner/copier to cd drive no net connection. The only thing the computer did was boot up. Uninstalled SP2 and everything went back to normal.
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