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Computer can't handle 2.5D game.


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My computer can't seem to run this 2.5D game that I play. It let's me play for about 5 minutes and then the comp reboots itself. The game isn't even in fullscreen either. I'm thinking it's the video card, that's why I posted it in this forum. Any computer can run this game, the game website said it themselves.

Here is the minimum requirements:

# Pentium 166 or faster
# 32MB RAM
# 100MB free hard drive space
# Windows 95 / 98 / NT / ME / 2000 / XP
# Graphics display at 640x480, 16-bit color or greater
# Dial-up or faster internet connection
# MS Internet Explorer 4.0 or greater

My specs compared to min. req:

# AMD Athlon XP 2200+ 1.8GHz
# 512MB RAM
# 50GB free hard drive space
# Windows XP Professional with SP2
# Screen Resolution at 1152x864, 32-bit color
# DSL Broadband
# IE 6.0 / Firefox 1.0.7

Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440
Monitor: Sony HMD-V200

My older comp that has VooDoo3 can run the game, but this one can't? Anyone know? Thanks.
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Can someone help me with this please? Anyone?
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What game is it and what website? I'll try to do some research for you.
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try this

In safe mode:

Right click MY COMPUTER, choose PROPERTIES, choose ADVANCED, choose the SETTINGS button in the Startup And RECOVERY section, and uncheck AUTOMATICALLY RESTART

Now reboot. This will result in the BSOD error...report the STOP ERROR and any parameters.



then this

start > run, type
eventvwr.msc
<enter>

Look under systems and applications for items with red Xs that happened at the SAME time as your problem...list them here.
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computerwiz12890: The game is called "The Realm Online" you can find it at www.realmserver.com .

dsenette: The suggestion you gave, what exactly am I doing? And what does it do to my comp? I already have one comp not working, I can't afford to have another broken comp, hehe.
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I think I see what dsenette is saying: The game causes a system failure, so the computer restarts. He wants you to turn that off, so it won't restart. It should just display an error or the game will just cut off or something. If so, you can report what the error was. In addition, you can go into the event viewer and see what caused the problem RIGHT AFTER IT OCCURS. Then reply with what had the red X by it and the message that goes along with it when you double-click on it.

As for the BSOD error after rebooting, I don't know the reason why, but I know dsenette knows what he's talking about. And I forsee no potential harm.
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try this

In safe mode:

Right click MY COMPUTER, choose PROPERTIES, choose ADVANCED, choose the SETTINGS button in the Startup And RECOVERY section, and uncheck AUTOMATICALLY RESTART

Now reboot. This will result in the BSOD error...report the STOP ERROR and any parameters.
then this

start > run, type
eventvwr.msc
<enter>

Look under systems and applications for items with red Xs that happened at the SAME time as your problem...list them here.

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BSOD error:

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

STOP: 0x0000000A (0x00070080, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0x806ee72c)

eventvwr.msc

under System:

Error 10/4/2005 10:50:36 ... DCOM None 10005 SYSTEM SCHOOL
Error 10/4/2005 10:50:23 ... DCOM None 10005 SYSTEM SCHOOL
Error 10/4/2005 10:49:52 ... DCOM None 10005 SYSTEM SCHOOL
Error 10/4/2005 10:49:44 ... Service Control Manager None 7026 N/A SCHOOL
Error 10/4/2005 10:49:44 ... Service Control Manager None 7001 N/A SCHOOL
Error 10/4/2005 10:49:44 ... Service Control Manager None 7001 N/A SCHOOL
Error 10/4/2005 10:49:44 ... Service Control Manager None 7001 N/A SCHOOL
Error 10/4/2005 10:49:44 ... Service Control Manager None 7001 N/A SCHOOL
Error 10/4/2005 10:49:44 ... Service Control Manager None 7001 N/A SCHOOL
Error 10/4/2005 10:49:44 ... Service Control Manager None 7001 N/A SCHOOL
Error 10/4/2005 10:48:50 ... DCOM None 10005 Administrator SCHOOL
Error 10/4/2005 10:48:50 ... DCOM None 10005 SYSTEM SCHOOL

under Application:

I see a bunch of red Xs, but none that occur at the same time as my problem.
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Name a several of the most recent ones with Xs by them. Also double-click on them and copy the description and paste it with their name. I don't know if the BSOD error is enough info for dsenette, but it's gibberish to me :tazz: .
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that bsod is usually a driver error, go into safe mode and update your video driver
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I went into safe mode and updated my video driver. But, nothing seems to have changed. Now, I noticed I can't even run Spybot S&D without the comp rebooting itself. I can run Adaware fine though. I was wondering if my hardware problem relates to this error I get on startup: "Primary IDE Channel no 80 conductor cable installed." If so, why? And would my problem be fixed if I changed the cable?
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I'm not sure. You can try changing the cable. Also, go into the event viewer (go to Start, Run, and type "eventvwr" and press enter), and name some of the stuff that has a red X by it. Also, double click on the things with an X and copy the description. Post a reply with that info, as well as if changing the cable works, if you decide to do that.
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