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Windows 7: Major gaming problem

01 Apr 2010   #1

windows 7
 
 
Major gaming problem

So i switched from windows xp to 7 a few months ago. Since then i cannot play any of the games i used to play. Apparently my video card cant run them anymore. But its the same graphics card i had when i used windows xp, and i could run all those games ( warcraft 3, aoe3, diablo2 etc ) !! And i checked and the comp says that i do have the latest drivers for my card.
I just dont get how my games can stop working, when they worked perfectly fine with the same graphics card on xp?!
*sigh* i need help


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01 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Hi, first of all could you please fill in your System Specs in user control panel, then we will be able to assist you further.

Please can you also tell us any error messages that come up when starting or installing the games.

Oli
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01 Apr 2010   #3

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

dont use anything to check your drivers , just goto the manufacturers website and download the latest

Nvidia Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

ATI Graphics Drivers & Software
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01 Apr 2010   #4

windows 7
 
 

Currently i have Intel 865G graphics card. Its really old but it seemed to work fine in xp, so i never needed to change it.
But i also have bought Radeon HD 4350, but havent used it yet. Is this any good for Windows 7?

Well the error msg's are something like " A critical error has occoured while initializing DirectDraw "
and " Cannot find enough video memory " .
All these have started showing up since i started using windows 7.
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01 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hiya Pal

Stick that Radeon HD 4350 card in a give it a go, its gota be better than that Intel 865G. (Make sure you disable the onboard card so as to get some memory back (RAM). Just make sure you use the latest drivers listed above
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01 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
Hiya Pal

Stick that Radeon HD 4350 card in a give it a go, its gota be better than that Intel 865G. (Make sure you disable the onboard card so as to get some memory back (RAM). Just make sure you use the latest drivers listed above
What he said

I've seen this Direct Draw thing happen before with Age of Empires 2 I think and couldn't figure out how to fix it.

Oli
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02 Apr 2010   #7

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NightElf View Post
Currently i have Intel 865G graphics card. Its really old but it seemed to work fine in xp, so i never needed to change it.
But i also have bought Radeon HD 4350, but havent used it yet. Is this any good for Windows 7?

Well the error msg's are something like " A critical error has occoured while initializing DirectDraw "
and " Cannot find enough video memory " .
All these have started showing up since i started using windows 7.
didnt realise you had onboard.........thats why you should always fill in your system specs!!

Vista and Win 7 handle vid memory in a differant way to XP thats one of your issues , as has been said stick in your new card , depending on your mobo you may or may not have to disable your onboard graphics (in bios) download and install your new card drivers and you'll be good to go
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02 Apr 2010   #8

windows 7
 
 

Umm.. so depending on what do i disable onboard graphics? ( yes i am a noob -_- )
Also how do i disable them? O_o
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03 Apr 2010   #9

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NightElf View Post
Umm.. so depending on what do i disable onboard graphics? ( yes i am a noob -_- )
Also how do i disable them? O_o
we all have to start somewhre mate , stick around you'll be an expert in no time

what motherboard do you have? we'll explain what to do
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