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all my games keep crashing with xp they run fine on 98 now i get 5 mins of gaming and then they crash sometimesit says the exe as encountered a problem and as to close sometimes i am returned to desktop and sometimes my computer resets this happens with every game old and new most recent being soldier of fortune double helix and moto gp and jedi knight 2 anybody got any ideas tried to run them in compatability mode and i have the latest drivers for xp please help as i am going mad
 

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make sure you go to microsoft's website and download al the critical updates and driver updates. Microsoft will scan your system and automatically reccommend the necessary ones.
 

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Then goto http://www.updates.com and follow their instructions, and they'll make sure everything else is up to date.... Good luck with the gaming... come back if those don't work... BTW welcome to the Tech Support Forums
 

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Actually chaps are still leather pants with hole for the butt, but are more commonly worn by bikers... such as the Harley types... not the crotch rocket jockeys. But N E way your welcome... I take it things worked out well?
 

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nope i still got the same problem tried all what you said a games still crash im thinkin its a problem with my graphics card
 

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Have we tried XP compatablity Mode?? Under properties...compatablity...it fools the system into thinking it is running 98 ...dose that help any???:bandit:
 

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What kind of graphics card is it? Have you updated your drivers recently? Have the games ever worked on XP? Do you have the same card that you used when you were running Win98? It sounds like it could be a problem with DirectX, but I'm not sure... did any of the games come with DirectX, because if you intalled over the one that came with XP that would cause your problems, and YES, microsoft is stupid enough to let you install older versions of DirectX without asking... unlike a Mac.... the only problem if this is the case is I don't think DirectX is rollback capable. So it'd have to be a system restore from before you installed... Stop back by with some answers, and we'll make sure you get taken care of. K? Good luck!


BTW nice choice on the games, do you play UT?
 

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geforce 2 32 mg,yes the drivers have been updated,the games have never worked on xp,its not the same card i used on 98 that card was arage fury pro 32 mg ati card,i am running direct x 8a,yes i play ut not as much as counterstrike the best online game ever cant wait for doom 3
 

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A friend of mine just told me today that he was having the same problem and come to find out he had a virus. Once he did a reinstall everything was fine.

Maybe then again maybe not,

Good luck,

Laffctx
 

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Do you still have the Rage card? If so have you tried using that one? Also laff might be right, so if you have the time do some virus hunting.... I don't recommend a full reinstall unless it's entirely necessary. Keep us posted, and we'll make sure you get your games going.
 

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ok here goes it looks like a direct x problem microsoft say that the version of direct x im running causes games to hang or reset to desktop the version i have is direct x 8.1 they su7ggest downloading latest virsion of windows 2000 service pack then reinstalling direct x 8.1 my question is if i install this windows 2000 service pack files on to windows xp will it do any harm to windows xp
 

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Yay... it take a mircosoft to blame microsoft... I think since microosft told you to install a win2k service pack to fix a microsoft compatibility issue, microsoft whould be right, and it shouldn't screw up your microsoft product by instlling another mircosoft product......LOL I'm goin to he!! for sure now... I said the M word Waaaaay too many times.
 

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Windows 2000 operating system only. On Windows XP, you will need to download the latest Service Pack, or install the corresponding hot fixes. Please see the following Knowledge Base Articles Q321178, Q307207, and Q318507, for more information.

The DirectX installation process requires approximately 35 megabytes (MB) of free space on your hard drive. After installation, the DirectX download takes approximately 15 MB of hard drive space. If you had an earlier version of DirectX installed on your computer, you will see little difference in used space on your hard drive. DirectX 8.1b will overwrite the earlier versions.

Note: After installation, the DirectX 8.1b runtime cannot be removed (uninstalled). The installation process changes core components and makes numerous registry changes within your operating system. Microsoft does not support uninstallation.

anyone make sense off this
 
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