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Windows 7: Bioshock/oblivion combo not responding

26 Dec 2009   #1
akutabimikami

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Bioshock/oblivion combo not responding

Okay, today I bought a "Award Winning Combo" of Bioshock and Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. When I installed Bioshock and try to run it I get this "not responding" error. I have windows 7, I've tried changing the compatibility, I've tried installing the newest directX9. I've uninstalled and reinstalled three times and it still won't work. Anyone got a fix?


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26 Dec 2009   #2
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by akutabimikami View Post
Okay, today I bought a "Award Winning Combo" of Bioshock and Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. When I installed Bioshock and try to run it I get this "not responding" error. I have windows 7, I've tried changing the compatibility, I've tried installing the newest directX9. I've uninstalled and reinstalled three times and it still won't work. Anyone got a fix?
Please fill out your system specs. And the newest DirectX is 11 so why are you installing 9? Those games probably wont support it. I need to know your graphics card specs. Fill them out.
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26 Dec 2009   #3
akutabimikami

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I hate to be a complete idiot but yeah. My model is listed now. Its a laptop, its the Toshiba Satilite A135-S4656 and I haven't done anything to it except max out ram, which is 2 gb. I've updated my drivers and everything so yeah.
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26 Dec 2009   #4
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by akutabimikami View Post
I hate to be a complete idiot but yeah. My model is listed now. Its a laptop, its the Toshiba Satilite A135-S4656 and I haven't done anything to it except max out ram, which is 2 gb. I've updated my drivers and everything so yeah.
i will be needing the processor, its speed, Ram, its speed, Graphics card memory amount, its speed. Your graphics card seems old. When did you buy the computer? If its been less than a year, download directX 11
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26 Dec 2009   #5
akutabimikami

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

processor: Intel Celeron M CPU 1.6 GHZ
Ram: 2.00 gigs (Speed?)
Graphics Card Memory Ammount:

The computer is pretty old, got it two years ago I suppose.
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26 Dec 2009   #6
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by akutabimikami View Post
processor: Intel Celeron M CPU 1.6 GHZ
Ram: 2.00 gigs (Speed?)
Graphics Card Memory Ammount:

The computer is pretty old, got it two years ago I suppose.
Well, update the graphics card drivers and the DirectX
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26 Dec 2009   #7
akutabimikami

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I updated a bout a month or so ago. I did everything. A lot of people seem to be getting this error. I suppose no one has asked on this forum. Hm...
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26 Dec 2009   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

akutabimikami Windows 7 isn't the problem, sorry to say it is the poor excuse for a graphics card that Intel makes. Looking at the full specs for your laptop which can be found here,

Model Content Page

it has the GMA 950 in it which pretty much doesn't have a snowball's chance in you-know-what of ever playing those games.

Specs for Oblivion,

The Elder Scrolls

and specs for Bioshock,

Official BioShock System Requirements

and the GMA 950 isn't even close to making the list for either. Sorry to say you want to play those games you're going to need a computer that meets at least the minimum requirements; and you can't upgrade the video on that laptop.
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26 Dec 2009   #9
akutabimikami

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Oh..thank you Stormy. I didn't think that would be the problem seeing as how wolverine ran fine on my laptop. so did left for dead. :/
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26 Dec 2009   #10
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Different games, different system requirements.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by akutabimikami View Post
Oh..thank you Stormy. I didn't think that would be the problem seeing as how wolverine ran fine on my laptop. so did left for dead. :/
That couldn't have been pretty with L4D,

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