Currently I am playing "Rome - Total War," (oldie but goodie) which should be well within my machine's capacity (XP Pro, SP3; 3.0 GHz; 2.0 GB RAM; Nvidea GeForce 7600GT.)
When I get the crash screen locks up, then shows error titled "Display driver stopped responding." First line of message says "nv4_disp display driver has stopped working normally . . ." Then screen goes black and I do the forced power down/reboot.
Perhaps its time for a new graphics card, but I sure don't want to spend the $$ if that is not the problem. I don't play the games a ton anymore (time). I am totally happy with my older machine playing my older games, presuming I can get it to work like it should.
Thanks for any suggestions.