Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (PC)

By iCharles
Nov 16, 2009
  1. Hi,

    I just bought Half Blood Prince/HP6 and installed it properly but when I run the game, the graphics are like transparent but the Cinematics/Movie is very excellent. I don't know what's wrong. Please help.

    OS: Windows Vista Home Premium
    Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ 2(CPUs), ~2.2GHz
    Memory: 2046MB RAM
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11

    Graphics Card
    Name: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS
    Chip Type: GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS
    DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Approx. Total Memory: 1017 MB
    Current Display MOde: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit)(60Hz)
    Monitor: BenQ FP222W (Digital)

    DirectX Feature
    DirectDraw Acceleration: Enabled
    Direct3D Acceleration: Enabled
    AGP Texture Acceleration: Enabled

    Game Minimum PC Configuration

    In the event of any problems, please ensure that your PC meets the minimum specification stated below.

    Operating System Windows XP/Vista
    Processor 1.8GHz Pentium 4 or comparable
    Memory 256MB
    Video card 64MB
    HDD Space 5.0GB
    Soundcard DirectX 9.0c or higher compliant sound card
    DirectX DirectX 9.0c

    Driver Update:
    Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date.

    I think my machine exceeds the game's minimum requirement, so any and all help will be greatly appreciated. :)
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Just be aware that the "Minimum" requirements, are based upon a clean install of Windows with zero anything else installed (ie no Antivirus, absolutely nothing)

    Windows XP SP3 is reported by MS themselves as going to 512Meg of Ram (which isn't enough)
    So obviously their Minimum Specs must not mean SP3 either :confused:
    Edit Oh and Vista SP2 requires even more Minimum, than that, say 1 Gig absolutely Minimum (which isn't enough)

    No, you actually require: ... Actually, your system is enough anyway.
    Try disabling all started up applications, ie right click on all your started tray icons and select Exit, or close or disable (ideally be offline from the Internet first)

    You may also have Malware installed, you could run through this guide:
    But you can't submit the logs here though (as they need to be in a new topic in the Virus & Malware removal, forum)

    Which Antivirus are you using anyway?
    And what other things have you got starting (or started) with Windows?
  3. iCharles

    iCharles Topic Starter

    Hi, thanks for the reply!

    Windows Defender
    Spybot S&D

    Avira Antivir Personal

    I scan with updated Spybot every 3 days and I only get tracking cookies and fix them immediately. I disabled Tea Timer thinking that it was causing the graphics but it didn't help any. I have Avira which I always scan once a week so I'm guessing that I don't have any baddies in my PC but I'll run Complete Scan anyway. Will post update after the scan has finished.

    By the way, I disabled a lot of Startups in msconfig to prevent my PC from slowing down.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Thanks :)

    Also you can uninstall Spybots S&D whilst you're at it
    Spybots is old news, Malwarebytes is the best, ie get rid of Spybots S&D

    As for MSConfig now in Diagnostic Mode, you are best to uninstall not required progrms, or open the Program itself and locate the "Start with Windows" entry and remove (untick/disable) it

    Glad you have Avira, and I know MS loves Defender, but I don't
  5. iCharles

    iCharles Topic Starter

    Thanks for the reply kimsland,

    Well I opened a new topic about malware infection possibility here, and it seems that my PC is clean. So it must be a hardware issue. :(
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Yes and I see you kept Spybots installed
    Also do you need Hotspot Shield for some reason?
    I don't see that much on Users computers, normally I'd say uninstall that too, but its User preference
  7. iCharles

    iCharles Topic Starter

    Ok I will uninstall both. Thanks for the help! :)

  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Ok, there was nothing else in your log that concerned me

    Back to hardware
    Have you tried removing all internal dust on your system

    You can uninstall SUPERAntispyware too
  9. iCharles

    iCharles Topic Starter

    Hi kimsland,

    Sorry but I have to let my brother open the CPU because I don't have the courage to do it. Will post update once it's done.

    Thanks. :)
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