Battlefield 2 Causes computer Reboot

By Reload84
Apr 22, 2009
  1. I recently installed Battlefield 2 on my computer. It causes my computer to freeze and then reboot after about 5 minutes of play. I can load maps fine and then once in the game I can play for 5 minutes and then everytime it will freeze and reboot.

    I've searched the net in hopes of finding a fix, I've tried cleaning the dust off the system thinking it migh tbe everheating, I lowered my AGP setting from 8 to 4 because another fellow says that was his problem, that didn't fix it either.

    Single player works fine, it's only ever Multiplayer

    My system meets the minimum requirements.. but just, I have everything required and just enough of everything.

    My system:

    I'm not sure of my motherboard I'm pretty sure it's an ASUS
    CPU: AMD Athlon XP 3200 - 2.2Ghz
    Video: ATI Radeon 9200 - 128Mb (With latest drivers, updated 4 days ago)
    Sound Card: Realtek AC97
    512 Megs of Ram
    200Gb Harddrive and it's not near full.

    I'm not sure where to go from here, I found a comment on this forum about it earlier and someone informed the asker that his Minidumps said he had a failure in a certain driver, but I couldn't figure out how to change that driver (the link was dead) so I decided to ask again
    I found 6 or 7 Minidumps in the file since I started playing the game, and if someone can tell me how to add them I will.

    I know it's alot to ask but I'm at a dead loss,
  2. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    Hello ReLoad
    Unless someone else has something quick to add, here is what I would suggest...

    Re: Posting Minidumps
    Check Here first ...
    Julio tells you to look here too...
    Julio tells you to check hard-drive and Memory... Use the links he provides.

    When you have exhausted these...
    Post your dumps, AND let us know your OS and SP, so the dumps may be properly interpreted.
  3. Reload84

    Reload84 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for replying so fast! My OS is Windows XP Professional but I don't know what you mean by SP...

    Thanks for the Links Also, I'll read those and post my Minidumps as soon as I can.
  4. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    SP= service pack... for example I am running xp home, sp3.
    If you do not know yours, then go to windows explorer -> help -> about windows.
    You will find out all you need to know... and then some... all we need is the right sp in order to use the right symbol library with your minidumps.

    If you want to learn more about the minidumps and how to read analyze them,
    tools and instructions are free at MS...

    It takes practice, and a bit of a learning curve...
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    When you say latest drivers, do you mean Catalyst 9.4 or something close? If so, you are using the wrong driver version for the Radeon 9200. That card is no longer supported by ATI and the driver version you should probably be using is from nearly 3 years ago, namely 6.7 or 6.8.
  6. Reload84

    Reload84 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well yea it was Catalyst, How would I get the correct Driver then? is it still available off of ATI's Website or should I go somewhere else?
  7. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

  8. Reload84

    Reload84 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hmm That is where I got the last drivers from I downloaded the Catalyst software suite.. should I have taken the Multimedia Software one?
  9. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    a) The dropdowns there will take you to _your_ card,
    b) from there you select _your_ OS,
    then c) you will find the drivers that are recommended.
  10. Reload84

    Reload84 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah I did that, but all it comes up with is 2 options, Catalyst 6.11 and Catalyst Mutimedia Package.. I had downloaded the Catalyst 6.11 but it said it contained the necessary drivers..
  11. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    Another source for old graphics drivers is TechSpot, this very site. Go the top of the page and click on the "Drivers" tab. Unfortunately, since it seems to take you to ATI's site, you can't go there to get very old drivers.
  12. Reload84

    Reload84 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well, I downloaded Driver Detective (Which I noticed got mixed reviews on this site) but it had a free scan offered, so I ran it, My Display drivers are up to date according to it, but my sound drivers and PCI drivers and a couple others are not. I checked realtek's site, but they recommend downloading the drivers from my motherboard site.. does this seem strange to guys? sounds odd to me.

    I also decided to reinstall a portion of the game, I noticed that I didn't have the Euro Forces expansion installed but I did have the Armored Fury expansion, so I installed Euro Forces and re patched the game, I haven't had time to test it and I don't know if this will work, but we shall see.

    And thanks for all your help so far guys, I know I'm kinda being a pain for a newbie I really appreciate this
  13. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    Downloading the recommended drivers from your motherboard's website is exactly where you should get them.
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