Some, but not all games crashing to Desktop

By SCHUMIinSA ยท 7 replies
Jan 12, 2006
  1. First of all my PC Specs are on my profile. I don't need to post the here again right?

    Anyway. With that PC Toca Race Driver 2, Robin Hood - Defender of the Crown and an ancient game called Catan - The first island crash to desktop when doing certain things in the games. I just get that standard error message that says that the application had to close.

    I can understand having problems with Catan seeing as it's like a P2 or P1 game, but the others are both 2004.

    I will use Toca to explain. During the first race, when I crash I get the desktop crash. Then when after that race and after being given an ingame lecture, the game is supposed to go to a Menu but instead it crashes. Also if I try to reload a profile which experienced a desktop crash then the game also crashes.

    I guess I will also tell you about Robin Hood - DotC, everything works ins that game until I decide I am going to raid someone's castle, then I get the desktop crash.

    Any help will be appreciated.
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    Well, I will ask the obvious questions first....

    Do you have all the newest drivers for:

    1. Video card
    2. Motherboard chipset
    3. Bios

    Also, try looking in your "event viewer" (right click on my computer, go to manage, then event viewer) and seeing what kind of errors it is reporting. Maybe that will give you some hints as to what the problem is.

    SCHUMIinSA TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 134

    All drivers fully updated and as I said I can play other games fine like NFS-UG2.

    I looked at the event viewer and I don't understand what the errors mean. The basically say that the game exe failed because of some sort of fault address which is something like 0x872893749 (example). Should I post the error messages here?
  4. jordandunn

    jordandunn TS Rookie


    Does anyone know the driver i can install. it saposed to be download with the game but yea i need a driver... my game will pop up for 3 seconds then do a quick black screen and go back to desktop please help
  5. Acclamator

    Acclamator TS Rookie Posts: 261

    The driver for what? Create your own thread next time please.
  6. jordandunn

    jordandunn TS Rookie

    a visual driver oh man i forget what its called umm but yeah its the reason my screen will go black right after trying to boot up the game
  7. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    Its called the Graphics Card Driver. Do you have an ATI, or Nvidia graphics card? If you don't know, go to Techspots download page and get system spec (search it)

    Tell us what it says and we'll tell you.
  8. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Tell us in your own thread - please don't hijack someone else's thread.
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