I have looked all over the net for an answer to this problem, but while I've found many people asking about it, no real concrete answers, just vague solutions, such as "Update your drivers" or "Download the patch." But try this one on for size: My son and have have EXACTLY identical computers, same motherboard, CPU, Bios setting are the same, same kind of hard drive and size, same size RAM. The only difference is that he has a Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 graphics card, and I have a ATI Radeon 9250. Both cards are 128 bit, 256 MB DDR, 8x AGP cards. We both installed Pacific Assault and the problem is that the computer will run on my computer with the ATI card, but not on his with the Geforce card. The game runs like a champ on my system with no jerkyness and with the graphics setting set to as high as they go, and the game just screams. On my sons computer with the Geforce card, the game starts, tries to load the game menu, and instead crashes back to the desktop with no error message. WHY? We have upgraded his driver to the 77.77 just released from Nvidia. Downloaded the patch from EA games. DirectX 9.0C is installed and has no errors, but we reinstalled it too. Yes, we reinstalled the game all over again. No joy. the game always does the samething on his system. Yet he is able to run all the other games we play on my system: All the Medal of Honor series, Call of Duty, and Call of Duty UO, Far Cry, Doom 3D, you name it. Only THIS game has given us a problem. Anyone got an answer out there? Besides the obvious: Chuck the Geforce card and buy him a Radeon like mine. Gas prices just got too high for me to be running out and buy new computer hardware.