Right, I have uninstalled all ATI, and reinstalled latest as described. System recovery settings as you described Highroyds, but I still don't get a BSOD unfortunately. I've updated PB as well (although where the version number for it can be found, I am not sure, but I am running pweb daily recently). So I have tested earlier this evening, and an interesting thing happened - the game ran for 20 mins or so, and then black screened on me... I assumed the same as usual had happened, but the audio carried on and was not in a loop... and then the game recovered, but with a different graphics setting (screen size changed somewhat, and brightness had reduced)... I am guessing that the ATI VPU Recover system had actually managed to cope. So, good news... I left the game on, unattended (house decorating support work claiming most of my attention recently), but after approx another 30 minutes I returned to a black screen and locked machine. So it looks like either it was just a lucky recover, or maybe something has improved... but I am still basically in the situation that I can expect within an hour my machine to lockup while playing CoD UO... (and previously it has happened within seconds of startup). I am not keen on an XP re-install, unless it can be done in a way to minimise application disruption, and then only if there is a good case for it (other than it seems to be the only thing left). So I guess I'm still at the point of limited options I described before, although perhaps there is a way to get more information on the fault? EventVwr ACEEventLog has a bunch of items similar to this, if relevent: 06/03/2005 20:21:48 --- [Domain]: RT_GraphicsCaste.Caste --- [Type]: Error --- [ProcessID]: 1560 --- [ThreadName]: --- [Assembly]: CLI.Aspect.DeviceCRT.Graphics.Runtime, Version=1.1.1845.42933, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=90ba9c70f846762e --- [Namespace]: ATI.ACE.CLI.Aspect.DeviceCRT.Graphics.Runtime.RT_DeviceCRT --- [Method]: Parse --- [Message]: iDEMDriverSettings.GetCRTControllerSupportedResolution failed with status -6
A quick reminder to those following this: my machine and graphics card previously ran CoD UO for hours at a time, with a regular Windows uptime of 4 weeks during which there would have been several UO sessions a week... so all in all, about as stable a platform as most Windows users could ever boast. Btw it turns out I did have System Restore on, but since I neglected it the restore that would have helped isn't available in the calendar anymore (setting is at the max space which is I think 12% of disk), presumably the restore point (end of January) has been deleted. Thanks again for your help Highroyds, looks like I'm stuck with it.
Umm...ya....so had the problem back in the day....it got better *forgot how* now it wont fucking work again!!! GeForce 5200 Ultra FX GF3 250GB MoBo everythign should be updated properly...and it still freezes up!!!
ya...so downloaded updates for GeForce 5200 FX Ultra, uninstalled and reinstalled CoD, and CoD UO, and delted their folders
screen still fucks up on me...
is it xfire?
stop triple posting...