Most games work on my machine. My specs are in my signature below. This game particularly freezes at the main menu after I load my profile. Sometimes I can get it to play and I can drive around for a minute. The game locks up and it is not responsive. I can get the game to run if I navigate through the game menu with the keyboard Enter key and arrows. It seems if I use my mouse it freezes quicker, not quite instantly. Holding in the power button is the only way to get out of the freeze, not Ctrl+Alt+Del, esc, Windows function key... just turning it off manually works. What more importantly bothers me, is when the machine is off and I turn it on: It usually takes 2-3 tries to get it running. No errors in BIOS, it usually happens when loading windows. The screen will just get blank and the monitor says no input device. (it's a 19in. flatscreen PnP monitor by KDS.) More information: I did some reading about this type of problem and did the following; 1. closed all processes by the user except explorer and tried the game again. Froze. 2. Defrag, disk cleanup, registry cleaner, CCleaner. 3. All my drivers are up to date: including my chipset North and Southbridge drivers, NVIDIA AGP drivers. all up to date. I have even tried using older versions for my Graphics card. they all freeze eventually. *other games that use directdraw seem to work, like Tony Hawk's Underground 2. 4. I changed the Windows display to the option of best performance, and even tried going from 32 bit colors to 16 bit. still freezing in game. 5. Changed BIOS settings: PCI Latency Timer: 128 USWC: Disabled PnP O/S: enabled AGP Graphics Apeture: standard was 64 MB, I turned it to 256MB. I have run a memory test and seems okay. (MemTest86) I have used: VersionTracker Pro, Test My Hardware, CPU-Z, CCleaner, Registry Mechanic, Diskeeper, DriverGuide Toolkit. I am stumped, anybody get help with this topic send me some feedback please!