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VonMeyer

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#1 15 years ago

I did 2 clean installs even after cleaning out my regisrtry with 1.3 installed and yet it still crashes to the desktop. I was looking through my BF logs and did find somehting intresting. Is the game not frecognizing my GF2MX400?

Version v1.3 BF1942 (Ver:37841/2003-01-25, 20:38) Log created 2003/02/06:17.02d --------------------------

SystemInfo: -----------

Cpu: Running on Pentium(R) III at 1090 MHz Supports MMX Supports SSE

Renderer: Number of adapters:2 Adapter:0 Driver:nv4_disp.dll Description:NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 Product:6 Build:4109 DriverVersion:13:10 VendorId:4318 DeviceId:272 Revision:178 Adapter:1 Driver:i81xdnt5.dll Description:Intel(R) 82810 Graphics Controller Product:6 Build:2872 DriverVersion:13:1 VendorId:32902 DeviceId:28961 Revision:3 BELOW THIS LINE! Your Graphic card Intel(R) 82810 Graphics Controller does not support RHardware Transform and Lighting (HTL) You might experinence very low performance and even crashes, Please note that Battlefield only officially supports cards that supports HTL FullScreen Mode 24:8 bit depth buffer supports pure d3d device. validVersion:0 getSupportedMaxVertexShaderConstants():0 m_d3dCaps->mMinVertexShaderConstants:96 D3D Present parameters m_d3dpp.BackBufferWidth 800 m_d3dpp.BackBufferHeight 600 m_d3dpp.BackBufferFormat 22 m_d3dpp.BackBufferCount 1 m_d3dpp.SwapEffect 1 m_d3dpp.hDeviceWindow 000500B2 m_d3dpp.Windowed 0 m_d3dpp.EnableAutoDepthStencil 1 m_d3dpp.AutoDepthStencilFormat 75 m_d3dpp.Flags 0 m_d3dpp.FullScreen_RefreshRateInHz 0 m_d3dpp.FullScreen_PresentationInterval 2147483648 Debug asertion failed!

Module: File: Line: 0

Text: 3DDevice creation failed. Printing debug data.....

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TheFifthStooge

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#2 15 years ago

I dunno it looks like drivers for onboard video are in there as well, so it seems to be ID'ing both drivers,do you have onboard video on MB? I had this happen also and found out that Ati drivers were still in the registry, when i have a G4 4200.took out all refs to Ati in the registry and any remaining files on the hard drive and have not had the crash to desktop since.I still use my EVGA utility that came with my Gforce 2 that removes all and i mean drivers for video with exception to windows native drivers.then it allows u in safe mode to install "clean" drivers.Hope it helps!:D

www.evga.com sorry just checked the site and seems they no longer have on the site -ADM Technology,is what it was.




apocalypse_kid

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#3 15 years ago

hi VonMeyer,

I have seen this happen before with other devices like modems and sound cards as well as vid cards, you may need to force the Registry to recognise your vid card again if it thinks you are using your onboard for directX. One way is to pull your AGP (or PCI) card out and change over to your onboard, then shut down and reinstall your AGP card, your puter should then reset the AGP (or PCI) card as the primary adaptor for DirectX. There are other ways to do it but that is probably the safest and easiest way.

Good Luck

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VonMeyer

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#4 15 years ago

Well for one i disabled and unistalled my onboard video. Number 2 my card is outdated and cant handle this game. Number 3 An AGP card wont fit into a PCI slot so either way im sol and stuck with this card.




apocalypse_kid

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#5 15 years ago

Sorry VonMeyer,

I think you may have misunderstood me, or maybe I wan't being clear enough, anway, here I go again.

As an example: I recently had a customer with a modem problem. It had been deleted from the system and the computer wouldn't reinstall it, every time it would say "no new modem found". The only way to get it reinstalled was to remove it from the PC, start it, shut it down again, then put it back into a different PCI slot, at which point the computer said - "WOW! lookee, a new modem" and it then reinstalled the modem, new drivers and everything.

So what I am suggesting is to remove the card, restart the PC and let it start itself up with the onboard (no need to install the drivers, just leave it as a VGA card in 16 colors), then shut down, put your vid card back in and restart, at which point the computer will say - "WOW! lookee etc" and ask for the drivers for your vid card and set the registry back up properly. Otherwise it's probably reinstall time.

Is that clearer? I hope so.

have fun

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VonMeyer

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#6 15 years ago

Im afraid to i have bad luck with this computer but ill try. One thing i tried to unistall the exsisting drivers with detonator destroyer and it came up an error: Unknown card or drivers? I think ill just buy a new computer. My card cant handle the frames on this game so thanks anyway.




apocalypse_kid

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#7 15 years ago

Fair enough VonMeyer,

The problem with the Detonater Destroyer is it still uses the registry to find out what drivers have been installed, and if that's screwed it won't work.

BTW, if you're buying a new PC don't go for the new AMD Athlon 3000+. While I am an Athlon user and all my PC's since my old Celery 350 have been Athlon's, the new 3000+ is just not worth it either money or performance wise.

Anyway, have fun

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VonMeyer

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#8 15 years ago

The only computer i would buy is alienware. Is there a way i can delete drivers from the registry? I did that unistall and reinstall like you said.




apocalypse_kid

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#9 15 years ago

Yes you can delete drivers from the registry, all you have to know is the name the registry uses for your vid card and delete any keys with that name, but, I have known ppl doing this to make a mistake and screw the registry so backups are essential if you want to be sure your puter will work again afterwards.

Me, I don't do backups of the registry cause I'm terminally overconfident :lol: :lol:

Good luck

Oh yes, and I have heard good things about Alienware, probably a good choice if you can afford it, aren't they fairly expensive?

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