Originally Posted by koala
Are you using a laptop/netbook? Check the game's recommended system requirements.
Yes, I am using a laptop. I've checked even with System Requirements Lab and it clearly said that my computer can run the game with no problems = does meet the game requirements.
Originally Posted by RiDzZz
256mb is not a lot for a graphics card is not a lot if you use it to play games!
There should also be a settings or configuration program on ur pc for NFS so search for it and try lowering the settings, it could be that ur weak GFX card causes it to crash
Lowering the settings was one of the first things I did after discovering the problem - no effect. According to the game requirements, I should be able to run it even with my 256 MB.
The problem seems to have had nothing to do with my graphics card. Yesterday I decided to upgrade my Vista to Win 7 (for several reasons, not just for the game) and I can run the game now.
I would still like to know why I wasn't able to run it under Vista, though..
Any ideas now?
Thanks for the replies.