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[SYN] Ace

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#1 13 years ago

OK, didn't get any response in the Support forum, so I'll try a last ditch effort here.

I bought a GeForce FX5500--it lets me play vanilla BF42 multiplayer, it lets me play FH single player, but crashes to desk top whenever I try to play FH multiplayer. I've flashed my BIOS, I've tried the latest Nvidia drivers and they make it worse -- all the text in the game disappears. I've reformatted, I've uninstalled and reinstalled both BF and FH.

Anybody got any suggestions? The goat that I bought today is hoping that you can solve my problem before I have to sacrifice it to Bill Gates to appease his anger.

Here is what the Application error log on my comp says, but I'm just your average user.

Details Product: Windows Operating System ID: 101 Source: ESENT Version: 5.2 Symbolic Name: STOP_ID Message: %1 (%2) %3The database engine stopped. Explanation The extensible storage engine database engine stopped.

Possible causes include:

An online restoration failed. There may be missing log files on the computer or in an online restoration, or there may be old log files that are out of sequence with the log that is mentioned in the Restore.env file. A database could not be loaded. The directory where the database or logs exist might not have the correct permissions assigned to it in order to load the store. An information store was unloaded. There might be file-level virus-scanning software running against the log file directory.




Major Hartmann

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#2 13 years ago

This doesn't look like a graphics board problem, I'd guess something with your network is messed up.




NoCoolOnesLeft

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#3 13 years ago

Or you may just have a broken Forgotten Hope download, I dunno. Broken software is known to clash with other software randomly.




[SYN] Ace

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#4 13 years ago

hmm, i'm able to play FH with the old card.




BAM

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#5 13 years ago

what sound card you got ?




KleenexMan

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#6 13 years ago

Please please tell me you remembered that little anti-static strap when you installed this card. This card is SUPER sensative to electro static and it sounds like somthing got shocked and the card is now kaput. IDK what it is with this card but it is ultra sensative. In the shop where I work we won't touch them without consent. The ASUS ones are not as sensative but brands like PNY and the like absorb static electricity like theres no tomorrow. I'm quite frankly suprised that the whole card itsself dosen't work after it gets shocked but....what can I say. Some will still boot and work under minimal loads but FH strains the card obviously and therefore it may not be able to take it. BTW what type of video card or video capabilities did you have before you installed this card. If it was onboard make sure you disabled it. Also you may try...instead of flashing your BIOS, pull the jumper off of pins 2 and 3 and place it on pins 1 and 2 to reset the bios. When you do this leave it on pins 1 and 2 for about 3 minutes then replace it to pins 2 and 3. If you don't have pins then completly unplug the system from the power outlet and remove the BIOS battery. Then replace it after 3 min and restart the comp. Go into the BIOS and choose fail-safe setup, then go into the onboard chipset menu if you have onboard video and disable it. Save it then restart.




[SYN] Ace

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#7 13 years ago

I had a GeForce 3 (64Mb)

I had no problems with static electricity -- was grounded. The card works fine with other games --- I was just playing Dawn Of War online no problems. The only game I have an issue with is Forgotten Hope, and only when I try to join a server -- the game loads and then I crash -- sometimes I actually make it in and run around for about 10 seconds and then the game crashes to desk top. I can play FH single player no problem (other than it being pretty boring). I can play vanilla BF42 multiplayer no problem.




KleenexMan

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#8 13 years ago

That sounds weird. Perhaps you should completly delete the entire FH folder and reinstall.




Biiviz

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#9 13 years ago

I know you might have tried half of these, but I'm just trying to bunch them up in one post so that it's easier to read, even though my english is bad.

Make sure you have the latest BF version (1.61b) Try reinstalling Battlefield Try downloading FH from another site than last time (0.65) Try uninstalling the old one and reinstalling the newly downloaded one Try restarting your computer Try new drivers for both motherboard and graphicscard Try different server, remember to check what map they are playing since some servers use custom maps Try restarting your computer again (for some reason Windows likes to get restarted) Try drinking a warm cup of coffee and do everything again :) Try joining a server with another mod Try looking in a BF readme for craphiccards that BF doesn't like (some games just don't like certain graphic cards)




Biiviz

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#10 13 years ago

Oh and try messing with your video settings in BF :rolleyes:




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