Any suggestions PLEASE ! I have two identical pc's, same hardware and software. PA worked on both for a day, but now only on one. Nothing was installed on either system between installtion of PA and one of them not working. PA crashes to desktop on inital startup, generally after the 2nd screen shot but after 8 or 9 screen shots if the system has just been rebooted. The progress bar slowly creeps up, then shoots to 90% when on the picture of the ship and then crashes to desktop. Generally a black block remains on the desktop until i open another programme and the sound continues for a bit. The pc remains stable in all other respects after the game crashes. I have tried reinstalling, uninstalling and reinstalling, system restore to before installation and installing, updating all drivers, swapping components from the working system to the non working one - nothing has helped. Specs are XP prof SP2 Shuttle SN41G2 North bridge: Nforce Crush 18G ,South bridge: MCP2 XP2600 266Mhz 1no 512 Samsung PC2700 FX5700LE 128meg graphics I have no idea what to try next Many thanks
I'm lying when I say trust me
8th June 2004
Hmmm....try getting another ram stick of 512. It could be that there isn't enough memory for the game to finish loading. Also, it could be that pc2700 isn't fast enough, so just try getting the second stick.
23rd February 2004
Its not that. I got 512 MB DDR as well. And it works fine. A 512 MB DDR PC2700 one, so its not what you think the problem might be.
Same Problem for me
Progress bar loads and it shows the ship and then crashes
Windows XP Pro SP2
Abit NF7-S V2.0
1GIG of OCZ Platinum PC4000 Ram
120 Gig Western Digital SATA
80 Gig Western Digital SATA
True ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128mb Video Card
Mine was sorta doing the same thing. After turning off the firewall in service pack 2 and disableing the antivirus it runs great. You might try this.:)
Killin' Like a Villain'
28th November 2004
DewsaMine was sorta doing the same thing. After turning off the firewall in service pack 2 and disableing the antivirus it runs great. You might try this.:)
I agree. a 512 may be enough for somebosy who doesnt have a ton of processes running in the background, but maybe not for someone who does. turn off EVERYTHING that you dont need and give it a whirl.
Do you run multiple hard drives?? Make sure your power supply isnt a cheapo:0 Do you have a power cord that connects to your video card?? Or is it just an AGP connection?? I had problems the first couple times playing because my video card was drawing to much power!! Easy fix for me, I just put the video card on its very own power cord.