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Marcus

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I'm so sick of this
« on: June 26, 2009, 04:21:20 am »
I'm tempted to go to console, honestly! 

None of the games I want to play will run anymore.  GTA IV gives me a fecking XP error even though I'm running Vista.  Googled, tried fixes, nothing.

AA3... crashes upon joining any server, every time.

IL2 has decided to stop running on Vista for me.

Race07 series still has problems with my pedals.

I'm seriously considering getting a goddamn xbox once I make some money.

/drunken rant

[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: I'm so sick of this
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2009, 04:24:38 am »
 Go back to XP. lol

 Personally, I have no intention to go beyond it until I "HAVE" to!!

 Considering I went to this from WIN98SE............


Marcus

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Re: I'm so sick of this
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2009, 04:29:59 am »
I'm going to put the wheel, the flight stick, and all my PC games that I have discs for up for sale.  It is just too bad you can't pawn your steam account.

Anger! ANGER!

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: I'm so sick of this
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2009, 04:40:13 am »
I know what you mean m8.. There is a good reason why i do most of my gaming on consoles atm.. Its perfect for many kind of games.. Of course pc has lot of gaming experiences consoles could never have.. but its also vice versa. I wouldnt go as far as dropping pc entirely m8, and im sure its just the frustration getting to ya atm.. Think about all the flying sims, racing sims and shooters.. All reason enough to play with pc, despite continuous struggle.

[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: I'm so sick of this
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2009, 04:41:54 am »
 Don't know much about Steam. Only got STCC through them 'cuz it's impossible to get on disc here.

[SJ]Andy Fuller

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Re: I'm so sick of this
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2009, 05:28:02 am »
The only time I have had a large problem that drove me insane was when I was trying to play GTA4 for the first time. It took a nights worth of sanity from me, and as a post somewhere on this site documents, I was very angry about it. I also still have a problem with the original STALKERS (runs choppy, I have no idea why) and fought with Oblivion at one point because it keep crashing and running choppy (I had to uninstall some codecs I had-strange such things would screw a game up like that). Other than that, I have had a charmed PC gaming life. I run XP, I hope my good luck dose not run out when I go to Win7.

[SJ]Ivan Novi

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Re: I'm so sick of this
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2009, 06:00:22 am »
Maby a fresh install of XP would fix your problems Marcus...

[SJ]JuneBug

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Re: I'm so sick of this
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2009, 07:08:09 am »
Open an administrative command prompt and enter:
winmgmt /verifyrepository

If you see WMI repository is consistent then don't worry about the next bit.

If you see WMI repository is inconsistent then run this command:
winmgmt /salvagerepository

Restart, and see if that helps :)

I have noticed that programs do some odd things should there be an issue with Vista's Security Center.

Marcus

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Re: I'm so sick of this
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2009, 08:09:05 am »
I am at my wits end.  I honestly feel like everything is stacking against me at the moment.  I have been drinking heavily, and I'm sure I'll regret this... but I'll be sent to hell if there isn't some unforseen force striving to see me fall apart.

I've attached a screen of what I see through this PC now.  I have tried reinstalling graphics drivers, bios for the MB, and everything.

This is more than I can handle at the moment.  :cry:

[SJ]Pierre61

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Re: I'm so sick of this
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2009, 08:24:43 am »
Oy, knobrot.... get yer act together.

1. Get on a 'to rent' site and rent an image of xp sp3.
2. Back up your stuff
3. Burn the xp image.
4. Create a dual boot according to these instructions
5. Be happy again.


[SJ]Kristof Huyck

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Re: I'm so sick of this
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2009, 09:03:53 am »
This could also be a hardware issue (as the issue is there in 2D!), switching to XP won't help in that case... It's too bad I live so far from your place Marcus, maybe there is somebody else at SJ who can help Marcus.

BTW: GTA IV is one of the worst console ports, so I wouldn't base any conclusions on that game  :tut:

[SJ]Pierre61

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Re: I'm so sick of this
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2009, 09:09:25 am »
True, but engaging a dual boot will, at the very least, eliminate software issues and point directly to the hardware. :)

Marcus

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Re: I'm so sick of this
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2009, 09:11:45 am »
I think I've narrowed it down to a graphics card issue.  Now I'm wishing two things.  First that I had registered with EVGA for the extra year warranty, and second that I had returned it a while back when I first suspected it had problems.

Here's what I've got.  I've uninstalled the new drivers that I installed a couple days ago.  I then wiped all traces of them.  Upon trying to reinstall I get an error saying that nvidia can't find any hardware compatible with the drivers.  So I guess my 8800Gt is actually dead.

:(

Tomorrow I'll call them and plead my case as an inexperienced PC owner who never had a real PC, and pray they'll show pity on me for a replacement.

Oh yes, and since uninstalling my drivers the site now looks normal.  Except it's in permanent 800x600 mode :(

Marcus

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Re: I'm so sick of this
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2009, 09:24:17 am »
Managed to bump up the resolution to a readable level, but colors are still messed.  Anyway, at least I can browse the site.

Marcus

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Re: I'm so sick of this
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2009, 09:33:26 am »
This is the error I get when trying to install drivers for the video card:

"The Nvidia setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware."

None of the fixes google turned up seem to help.  Bah!

[SJ]Kristof Huyck

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Re: I'm so sick of this
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2009, 09:34:44 am »
True, but engaging a dual boot will, at the very least, eliminate software issues and point directly to the hardware. :)


I usually test the hardware (OCCT for cpu, memtest for memory, furmark for graphics card) and I also have spare parts of course  :)

Anyway, the screenshot that Marcus showed us reminds me of a death graphics card I once experienced. I have some 7900GT's as spare parts btw  :)

Marcus

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Re: I'm so sick of this
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2009, 09:36:26 am »
There will be a funeral at sunset tomorrow if EVGA doesn't come to bat.  :(

[SJ]Cato Larsen

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Re: I'm so sick of this
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2009, 10:28:28 am »
There will be a funeral at sunset tomorrow if EVGA doesn't come to bat.  :(

I assume that you did try to install some older version GFX drivers? Say 2-3 moths back?
I assume you did youse driver cleaner to remove all nVidia based stuff before you installed them drivers.

I also assume that someone will send you a GFX card until you can replace your 8800GT.

And then I will again assume that you are a fart. And I love you.

Marcus

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Re: I'm so sick of this
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2009, 10:33:18 am »
Yes, yes, I hope, and yes... I love you too. :)

[SJ]HeatCAN

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Re: I'm so sick of this
« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2009, 01:36:15 pm »
You best get that bugger fixed up for AlfaTina, Marcus!  :twit:

[SJ]DaveGardner

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Re: I'm so sick of this
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2009, 04:37:15 pm »
Marcus,

not sure if this will help at all???

 but i have found that  with vista, i don't uninstall current gfx drivers, d/l the new drivers to a seperate d/l folder, then run the d/l'd file, follow the on screen prompts, use a registry cleaner to clean up and finally restart pc. this works for me every time as i had what appears to be the exact same problem you're getting.

so exact, i even took my 4870 back to the shop 3 times for a replacement lol, eventually i put the original 9800gt back in and let it find the drivers automatically with windows update, then just d/l'd and installed new drivers.


[SJ]Stein

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Re: I'm so sick of this
« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2009, 04:45:12 pm »
all that because of having a birthday Marcus..?


i knew he shouldda payed for a computer himself, he cant even do proper maintenance on it...  :)




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[SJ]granada7511

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Re: I'm so sick of this
« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2009, 04:55:53 pm »
Marcus, i have some problems too with games on the pc like with testdrive ,nfs carbon,.......
my pc crash(bleu screen) and have no clue at all  :?:

but i have a xbox 360 with a lot off games too but(almost) never play on it

so i dont think that an Xbox 360 is the solution
(if you buy an Xbox ,buy the game UFC undisputed :P)

[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: I'm so sick of this
« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2009, 04:57:45 pm »
This could also be a hardware issue (as the issue is there in 2D!), switching to XP won't help in that case... It's too bad I live so far from your place Marcus, maybe there is somebody else at SJ who can help Marcus.

BTW: GTA IV is one of the worst console ports, so I wouldn't base any conclusions on that game  :tut:


 I know I can't play San Andreas. The PC version has unusable controls. So I got a TV tuner card so I could play my PS2 version. The PC disc now gathers dust.

[SJ]Pierre61

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Re: I'm so sick of this
« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2009, 05:00:35 pm »

 I know I can't play San Andreas. The PC version has unusable controls. So I got a TV tuner card so I could play my PS2 version. The PC disc now gathers dust.


Did you remove any game controllers before firing it up? If your wheel is still plugged in then the menu selections just keep looping.