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Windows 7: StarCraft freezes after 1-5 minutes of playing

31 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 build 7100
 
 
StarCraft freezes after 1-5 minutes of playing

Hi.
I have problem with StarCraft 1.16.1 it freezes after 1-5 minutes of playing. But system continue working (winamp plays ok). I even can't exit StarCraft, it not respond any keys and I have to press reset.
System: Windows 7 build 7100 with all updates from microsoft.

Does anybody know whats wrong with my StarCraft or Windows?

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31 May 2009   #2

Win 7 64 bit, 7127
 
 

Would need more info, system specs, vid card driver, etc.
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31 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 build 7100
 
 

processor: Athlon 64X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+
memory: 2 Gb
video: Radeon X1600
1 try: Catalyst 9.1 driver for Windows Vista
2 try: integrated microsoft driver

event log clear when starcraft freezes

I saw the same problem on the blizzard forum but there are no solutions
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31 May 2009   #4

Win 7 64 bit, 7127
 
 

You did try compatibility mode, right? Starcraft is still a great game, but pretty old. I would still play it if I could up the resolution. Just looks horrible on my 1440x900 LCD.
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31 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 RTM
 
 

Is it anything like the problem I've been having?
So far I've only had starcraft crash on me when I'm playing multiplayer over LAN (UDP) and I haven't been able to remedy the problem.

Mind you, my issue doesn't happen every game...I can successfully play a full hour-long LAN game at times, but some games I play for about 5 minutes and my whole system seizes up.
It seems like a similar behaviour to your problem...Programs running in the background continue to function but I'm unable to exit starcraft in any way (Alt+tab, Ctrl+alt+del, etc...) except a hard reset.

EDIT: I'm running SC with multiple compatibility options because of a common issue with the colors and Windows Vista/7.
Still having the same system crashes.
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05 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 x64 Build 7100
 
 

Same thing exactly happens to me... Sometimes I can play full games and then it will randomly freeze completely without warning on another.
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30 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7 x64 Build 7100
 
 

I am having the same problem. I can play Starcraft for 5 min sometimes and other times it can be 45 min and then my whole system will just lock up. The only way to get out of the game is to do a manual reset.
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31 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7
 
 
Possible solution for Starcraft freezing on Windows 7

Hi, after searching on the web for a while seems I found the solution (at least for my problem) which seems to be pretty much the same problem you are having.

I am using Windows 7 Build 7100, Starcraft: BroodWar patch 1.16.1. Whenever I start Starcraft all the colors are messed up, the same description as above and when trying to play multiplayer on Battle.net SC gets frozen.... can't move the mouse pointer, music is still playing and works.. alt+tab won't work, ctrl+alt+delete won't work either, I have to shut down my computer by holding down the power button for several seconds....

Now let's go to the solution...

1. open notepad
2. type the following:

taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
C:\"Program Files (x86)"\"Starcraft"\"StarCraft.exe"
start explorer.exe

Where the 2nd line is your installation folder, which may vary depending on where you installed it, and yes you have to use the quotation marks or it won't work.

3. Save the file with the extension .bat (batch file) where you can find it easly.
4. Double click on it and play starcraft, this will close the explorer (explorer.exe) and reopen it when you close Starcraft.

You can still have other programs open like winamp, skype, whatever, it works for me....

I hope this solution works for you as it did for me, I just found it on the web (can't remember from all the sites I visited to solve this issue).
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02 Aug 2009   #9

win7 7100/7600 x86 pt-pt
 
 

a silly thing have you tried disabling aero .. i have not tried but in vista i had the same problem with a c&c ... the only way to make it work was to disable aero...
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03 Aug 2009   #10

Windows 7 x64 Build 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elfus View Post
Hi, after searching on the web for a while seems I found the solution (at least for my problem) which seems to be pretty much the same problem you are having.

I am using Windows 7 Build 7100, Starcraft: BroodWar patch 1.16.1. Whenever I start Starcraft all the colors are messed up, the same description as above and when trying to play multiplayer on Battle.net SC gets frozen.... can't move the mouse pointer, music is still playing and works.. alt+tab won't work, ctrl+alt+delete won't work either, I have to shut down my computer by holding down the power button for several seconds....

Now let's go to the solution...

1. open notepad
2. type the following:

taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
C:\"Program Files (x86)"\"Starcraft"\"StarCraft.exe"
start explorer.exe

Where the 2nd line is your installation folder, which may vary depending on where you installed it, and yes you have to use the quotation marks or it won't work.

3. Save the file with the extension .bat (batch file) where you can find it easly.
4. Double click on it and play starcraft, this will close the explorer (explorer.exe) and reopen it when you close Starcraft.

You can still have other programs open like winamp, skype, whatever, it works for me....

I hope this solution works for you as it did for me, I just found it on the web (can't remember from all the sites I visited to solve this issue).
I just wanted to say that this solution worked perfectly and on the first try. I've looked all over for a fix that was as simple as this one. Thanks!!
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