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No games start Properly!

By maniacgeorge
Jan 15, 2006
  1. I have a Nvidia Geforce 3 TI-200 128MB graphics card that I have been running my games well on for a while. Then one day I put Rome Total War in and it crashed after beginning to start up. This kept on happening and I presumed it was a game fault.
    I then tried other games with similar results(genrally minimising and then not restarting.)I reinstalled the card drivers but to no avail. I also did the DirectX diagnostic tests and the Direct 3D tests said that I had cancelled the tests by pressing a key but I hadn't.
    The computer recognises the card ok but I don't understand the problem as it has been working fine and I haven't changed anything. Any help is much appreciated! :unch:
     
  2. mossimoboy

    mossimoboy TS Rookie Posts: 121

    Your video card probably cant handle the games, so that is why they don't start up.
     
  3. SCHUMIinSA

    SCHUMIinSA TS Rookie Posts: 134

    Hmm if you were not able to play Rome Total War before then I am pretty sure that your graphics card is not good enough to play the game.

    It says GeForce 2 or higher in the requirements, but it also says that some card listed there may not work. I think this is the case with your card.

    What other game did you try?
     
  4. Sean

    Sean TS Rookie Posts: 100

    Yeah buddy, that card cant render the games you're throwing at it. Time to upgrade.
     
  5. maniacgeorge

    maniacgeorge TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Sorry, I should of said. Rome Total War has been working fine with my graphics card before and the problem started suddenly. It also happens on really old games like Age of Empire. Any more help much appreciated!
     
  6. SCHUMIinSA

    SCHUMIinSA TS Rookie Posts: 134

    Did you install the latest drivers? In case you did just try to use an older version or two instead of the latest ones. Try something in the 70's

    I have experienced that problem in WindowsXP a few times where you minmise and old game and it's won't start again if you click the tab. As far as I know this always happens in XP, but in case you used to be able to do that then let me know.
     
  7. maniacgeorge

    maniacgeorge TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Before, when Rome Total War was working I had no problem minimising games and restarting them. Also remember this problem started happening without me changing anything.
     
  8. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,978   +362

    You may have a RAM problem or power supply problem. One or the other may be going south.
     
  9. SCHUMIinSA

    SCHUMIinSA TS Rookie Posts: 134

    Have you installed:

    A new anti-virus?

    New anti-spyware program?

    New DirectX version?

    Firewall?
     
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