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Windows 7: Need for speed underground 2 failed to launch on windows 7

15 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Need for speed underground 2 failed to launch on windows 7

I BOUGHT A NEW PACK OF NFS UNDERGROUND, UNDERGROUND 2 AND MOST WANTED..
I'VE INSTALLED UNDERGROUND 2, BUT WHEN I ATTEMPT TO LAUNCH THE GAVE BY INSERTING THE DISK 2, IT GIVES THE FOLLOWING ERROR: 'SPEED.EXE HAS STOPPED WORKING'!!

I'VE TRIED RUNNING AS AN ADMINISTRATOR AND ALSO ON THE COMPATIBILITY MODE; DIDN'T HELP!!!

MY DESKTOP'S SPECS ARE MENTIONED BELOW...[I'M NOT A TECH SAVVY KIND, SO PLEASE BEAR WITH ME:]

INTEL CORE i5- 4570 CPU @ 3.20GHz
4GB RAM
WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE 32 BIT OS
standard VGA graphics adapter

PLEASE HELP AS I'VE ALSO BOUGHT A COUPLE OF NEW GAMES THAT I HAVEN'T EVEN TRIED YET[ ASSASSIN'S CREED II; TOMB RAIDER AND BATMAN: ARCADE ASYLUM!!!]

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16 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi, Welcome to Seven forums.

One thing that caught my eye in your system specs was
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standard VGA graphics adapter
. Have you installed the drivers properly for your graphic card? Do you know what graphic card you have?
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16 Apr 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi there, thanks for replying!

Well actually I don't!!...To be honest with you I'm not even sure if I have a graphic card or not!!!...
I was told by my computer vendor, that I may not required an additional graphic card for few games...and those can be played with an intel i5 processor at low resolution!!...That could be incorrect!!...So, do I need to get a graphic card...even for NFS??? And If I do need one...could you suggest which one do I go for?
And how do I make sure that drivers are installed properly....Can you guide me on this one too bro!!..
I'd appreciate the help!!!
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16 Apr 2014   #4

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Well, I was talking about having a graphic card. You can either have onboard card (the slot from where the cable is coming out and connecting in your monitor) or it can be an external card. Best option for you would be to open the cabinet and check, if you have any external card from which your monitor is connected or is just connected directly on motherboard.

I am also attaching pics for you to see what I mean by external card and onbaord card when you open the cabinet.

1. is the external graphic card (GPU).
2. (in this pic there is no onboard GPU. But the onbord will be here some where.

Once you open and confirm what kind of card you have. Then from there we can guide you which drivers to download and install (Nvidia, AMD or Intel). If it is onboard, it will be Intel. Else on an external card some name will be mentioned. Please let use know that.


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16 Apr 2014   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey, thanks for the elaboration!!

One more question before I start opening up my CPU, Is there any way to check the graphic card other than opening up the system...I mean like you check other specs..u know!!
I haveGIGABYTE GA-H81M-S1 motherboard, does it have an inbuilt graphic card?
And it's ok if you don't reply to that buddy....probably I'm asking too many questions....
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16 Apr 2014   #6

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Come on. We all are here to help each other. unless we ask questions how will be able to help. ....so, go one ask as many as you want (till, they are not personal ).

Yes, the motherboard has onboard graphic card. this is the back panel of your motherboard. One that is marked is the onbaord card. Is the cable from monitor connected to this port or some place else? If it is connected to that, it is onboard. You just need to go to Gigabyte's site and download the drivers. But, if not, you gotta open the cabinet and check the card.

Here is the link to Gigabyte site from where you can download the drivers for the VGA. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...px?pid=4669#dl

Select the OS and type of driver you want to download. Select the OS and at the bottom you will see VGA. Download that and install it as normal exe.


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16 Apr 2014   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks mate!!
I'll do what you said and will get back to you!!!
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16 Apr 2014   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, that's exactly(the slot) from where my monitor is connected to the CPU[or the motherboard]
Does that mean that I have an on-board graphic card and just need to go to that link you provided and check/ download the drivers?
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16 Apr 2014   #9

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, If you are sure that is the port it is connected to, just go to the link provided and download VGA drivers and install them. Can you also post a pic of the backpanel of your motherboard?

Just an update: You would also need DirectX to play the games. Do you have that installed?
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16 Apr 2014   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't know if DirectX is installed; but on the DVD it's mentioned that DirectX is included!!
And about the picture; Is it O.K. if I just take one of the back of my cabinet[with all the cables attached, or do I need to open the cabinet and then take picture of the motherboard only
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