Quote: Originally Posted by qwazed
Strange thing Happened to me, I did a few months ago a fresh windows reinstall and installed only the minimum amount of software on the computer and luckily for me starcraft didn't freeze once.
Then a few days ago i was surfing the web and run into a site that required Java, I installed Java then SC started freezing badly. I uninstalled Java, an like a miracle, starcraft never froze again
, and i played quite a lot these days.
It seemed important enough that I register to at least tentatively confirm this. I too did a major system reconfigure and Windows 7 install recently, and was having zero issues playing Starcraft except the color screwiness that doesn't affect the actual game.
Then suddenly I was getting the hardlock with Winamp still playing in the background exactly as described here, and now seemingly not coincidentally with installing Java for some silly applet I used for maybe five minutes.
After uninstalling Java, I just played a few complete UMS games (my own maps, Nibbits.com has them) without even a hiccup. Something very fishy going on here, and it definitely explains why the issue goes beyond x64 and such.