Ok, this is really strange and I've scoured the board for an answer to no avail.
BF1942 Loads just fine, however when I place my mouse over any button in the main menu, it crashes to the desktop.
I havent play in a month and a half but it worked fine back then. Been no hardware upgrades since then and my geforce 4 4600 Ti drivers have been updated to the 43.45's
Any help would be extremely appriciated.
Your GeForce card is bad. It must b corrupt. happened to me w/ the same crad they recalled all those.
NO i am joking just reinstall BF lol.
I don't think it's a bad profile issue. The thing with bad profile is that it won't crash you out to the desktop. It'll just freeze your machine. I've had some problem with the game kicking me out to the desktop whenever I fail to connect to an online server. I've posted my issue here, guessed they don't have the solution to my problem. However, in your case maybe you could try executing the game with your old graphic card driver.
re-installing BF always sucks ass, I have so much custom crap Its super hard to keep track of.
I have the exact same problem. Will try re-installing.