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AzH

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#1 11 years ago

I'm struggling with this problem, hoping you guys can help me out. I have a need to play San Andreas but it won't work. I have installed it but when I click the icon to launch the game I get this:

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I asked to see what the error contained:

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I asked for Technical information:

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The other game I cannot start is FEAR Combat. I can start and play UT2004, Supreme Commander and many others. I'm at a loss to explain why this is happening.

Okay, I have ensured the drivers for my video card and sound card are up to date. I have scanned and cleaned my registry using registry mechanic. I have virus scanned and disk scanned the drive the game is installed on. I have uninstalled and re-installed too many times to remember. Still nothing.

Data taken from DXDIAG:

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------------------ System Information ------------------ Time of this report: 5/6/2007, 18:41:50 Machine name: CYBRANETIC Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: System manufacturer System Model: System Product Name BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs) Memory: 2046MB RAM Page File: 444MB used, 3494MB available Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904) DX Setup Parameters: Not found DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

------------ DxDiag Notes ------------ DirectX Files Tab: No problems found. Display Tab 1: The file nv4_disp.dll is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer. Sound Tab 1: No problems found. Music Tab: No problems found. Input Tab: No problems found. Network Tab: No problems found.

-------------------- DirectX Debug Levels -------------------- Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a) DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail) DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a) DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a) DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail) DirectSound: 0/5 (retail) DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

--------------- Display Devices --------------- Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX Manufacturer: NVIDIA Chip type: GeForce 8800 GTX DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0191&SUBSYS_82331043&REV_A2 Display Memory: 768.0 MB Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz) Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200 Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll Driver Version: 6.14.0011.5822 (English) DDI Version: 9 (or higher) Driver Attributes: Final Retail Driver Date/Size: 4/20/2007 06:05:00, 5434880 bytes WHQL Logo'd: No WHQL Date Stamp: None VDD: n/a Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys Mini VDD Date: 4/20/2007 06:05:00, 6739168 bytes Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-42D1-11CF-4D65-38A203C2CB35} Vendor ID: 0x10DE Device ID: 0x0191 SubSys ID: 0x82331043 Revision ID: 0x00A2 Revision ID: 0x00A2 Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_B ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D ModeWMV9_B ModeWMV9_A Deinterlace Caps: {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch Registry: OK DDraw Status: Enabled D3D Status: Enabled AGP Status: Enabled DDraw Test Result: Not run D3D7 Test Result: Not run D3D8 Test Result: Not run D3D9 Test Result: Not run

------------- Sound Devices ------------- Description: SB X-Fi Audio [CF00] Default Sound Playback: Yes Default Voice Playback: Yes Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0005&SUBSYS_00291102&REV_00 Manufacturer ID: 1 Product ID: 100 Type: WDM Driver Name: ctaud2k.sys Driver Version: 5.12.0001.1187 (English) Driver Attributes: Final Retail WHQL Logo'd: Yes Date and Size: 8/17/2006 11:17:10, 500480 bytes Other Files: Driver Provider: Creative HW Accel Level: Full Cap Flags: 0xF5F Min/Max Sample Rate: 1, 192000 Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 128, 128 Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 128, 128 HW Memory: 0 Voice Management: Yes EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No Registry: OK Sound Test Result: Not run

Help!!




UNDIESRULES

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#2 11 years ago

Hi m8, i had a similar problem with FEAR on an 8800gts. I have been using these drivers Tweaks R Us - XTreme-G 158.22 XP 32bit Released and it has been fine since then.

Hope this helps.




AzH

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#3 11 years ago

Thanks. I'll give it a shot and update you. :)




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#4 11 years ago

I'm afraid that didn't work.




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#5 11 years ago

Okay, I did some digging and managed to find away to see what the error is:

Faulting application gta_sa.exe, version 0.0.0.0, faulting module kernel32.dll, version 5.1.2600.2945, fault address 0x000ee2bb.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at Events And Errors Message Center: Basic Search.

What the fuck is kernel32.dll? Because THAT is the problem, non?

I downloaded a replacement file from here: DLL-files.com - kernel32.dll, free download

But same error.




Deimos

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#6 11 years ago

Kernel 32? That's trouble. My old system crashed and bluescreened because something happened to kernel32, and similar to your scenario, I couldn't find anything wrong with it.

If all else fails, reformat. But wait for the responses from other people first, because you might still have a shimmer of hope.




AzH

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#7 11 years ago

I'll try a driver roll back, or whatever it's called.




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#8 11 years ago

Apparently kernel 32 is a process used for memory management, which programs look to when they ask for more memory. I'm looking in to it =D




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#9 11 years ago

hmmm it says on websites that it's probably not the kernel32 file itself, but often conflicting programs and things...

Ok, by any chance are you using kasperspy?




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#10 11 years ago
AzH;3663744What the fuck is kernel32.dll? Because THAT is the problem, non?

No, that is probably not the problem. Given the importance of kernel32.dll, I would not recommend just simply replacing it with a downloaded copy.

A "kernel" is the very core of an operating system. It is the most important part. Kernel32.dll is the DLL library file for the kernel. As mentioned before, it handles the memory, among other things. If it was buggered, your hole system would likely be buggered.

Most errors involving kernel32.dll are actually caused by drivers (or faulty hardware...). Usually it is either sound, or modem drivers.

I expect it is a bug in the latest NVidia drivers for the 8800. Try downgrading until a newer driver becomes available.