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Windows 7: System Restore messed up games.


07 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
System Restore messed up games.

So yesterday I accidentally set all .exe files to open in Notepad (I know, very stupid). I did a system restore, and it fixed that. But it also screwed up some of my games graphics. After restoring, everything seemed fine until I started Age of Empires 1 for a celebratory match. But when I got to the main menu, the graphics were totally distorted. Pixelated and yellowish with rainbow colors everywhere. Now this happened with the game when I first bought it (same goes for all other games I will mention in this post) but I fixed the graphics fine. This seems to be a totally unrelated problem, that came from the system restore. I then tried AOE 2, and both 1 and 2's expansions, all the same. Then I opened diablo 1, same. It's so incredibly frustrating when these games, which I just barely got to not have weird graphics, are suddenly ruined again by some totally unknown and unfixable problem. I know it has nothing to do with the games themselves or with compatibility because I have tried every fix that people said worked. I've alt tabbed out then went back in, Ive started the game then alt tabbed out and killed explorer.exe then went back in, I've made a bat file that does that automatically, for all these games. How can a system restore suddenly make old games graphics look so bad? Please someone help, these are some of my favorite games.


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07 Oct 2013   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hello and welcome River mate some system specs please System Info - See Your System Specs

Have you updated the video drivers too? without those specs wee cannot help out.
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08 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I was trying to give specs but I do not know how to find every spec in one place. Yes my drivers are updated.
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08 Oct 2013   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Trt Speccy Rivers Speccy - Download

You can just send a snip -use this if you are not sure of that How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista it says Vista but it applies to7 as well if you get stuck post back. The Summary will do and the we can expand any of the sections to be snipped and sent if necessary
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08 Oct 2013   #5

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RiverB View Post
I was trying to give specs but I do not know how to find every spec in one place. Yes my drivers are updated.
Refer to Step 5 here:
System Info - See Your System Specs
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08 Oct 2013   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Undo the system restore. To repair the opening of exe files by notepad:
exe - Executable application files.
Just doubleclick the link and import.
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09 Oct 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ah! Okay I will post specs here, and I'll update my page later. I am just copy/pasting specs to post, so there will be random unnecessary stuff too.
Processor: 3.6 GHz FX-Series Quad-Core FX-4100 RAM8 GB DDR3
Memory Speed: 1333 MHz Hard Drive500 GB SATA
Graphics: CoprocessorAMD Radeon HD 6670 Graphics Card
Ram Size: 1000 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 5
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