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Windows 7: Starcraft System Crash

05 Oct 2009   #31
KnowledgeWorker

Windows 7 Professional (final) x64
 
 

@ambienttmf: I don't think Windows 7 is the problem. But it's more of a question if the multicores are the problem (doesn't seem so, as my laptop works, also dualcore) or if it is the above mentioned NVIDIA series (which Steve Bonnell's config is up against) or whatever.

So @all: it seems, it is nothing of this, damn!


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05 Oct 2009   #32
zezasu

Windows Seven x64
 
 

Hey guys, first post to the seven forums and I hope I can help at least some people. I have noticed no ones posted this way.

**This will only work if you still have your serial key for starcraft/ warcraft/ keys that are not banned***

If you sign up for battle.net (yes sign up) and log in, there is a part for managing games and on there, you click add a game and you use your serial key and it will add it (at least for me) and then it will give you a digital key and a download link for windows or mac. You download and use the down loader to start running. It might take sometime but please wait. It took me 30mins. After your done downloading it to wherever you saved it, run the setup and use the digital key you got after using your cd key. I forgot where i found this and wish i could give credit, and this helped me a lot. It will screw your colors at the intro but after that it should work perfectly in all its glory of starcraft
I will try posting pictures if someone is really confused.
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06 Oct 2009   #33
hax

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ambientmf View Post
Wow, lots of feedback on this thread.
Yeah, my lenovo thinkpad has a dedicated Quadro FX 570M GPU that uses the G84 core.
Since updating to the RTM version of Windows 7 however, I no longer have this issue it seems. I can't remember having the freezing issue for the last month or so of using RTM, instead of the RC.
Has anyone else had this
I use RTM too, still the same crashes as with the RC

however with the new nvidia drivers they have gotten fewer and I have stopped using methods like setting the affinity to one core, closing explorer etc. - since those did more harm than good.
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06 Oct 2009   #34
KnowledgeWorker

Windows 7 Professional (final) x64
 
 

Did anyone try it with the new v.191.07 drivers yet? I installed them but have other stuff to do currently.
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06 Oct 2009   #35
Levito

Vista x64
 
 

I couldn't even get it to run properly on vista.
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06 Oct 2009   #36
KnowledgeWorker

Windows 7 Professional (final) x64
 
 

@Levito: That is because it is no OS issue, but one with either the CPU cores or the graphics card (not sure finally). What is your config (CPU, GPU)?
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07 Oct 2009   #37
hax

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

Erm, it IS an OS / driver related issue, because I haven't had a single freeze in Vista yet? And in 7 I've had like 50 in about 3 months?
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07 Oct 2009   #38
KnowledgeWorker

Windows 7 Professional (final) x64
 
 

@hax: No, if you look at the other experiences (+ just the post before you), you see that it is a problem even in Vista / no problem even in Windows 7 ! Or how would you explain this?
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08 Oct 2009   #39
hax

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

well, just because some people have problems in vista AND seven - where it obviously can be a hardware issue (like overheating GPU or something) doesn't mean that other people can't have an issue related directly to windows 7 - or do you think it's a coincidence that some people have the EXACT same issue just in windows 7 and NOT in vista - there are lots of blog postings and workarounds specifically for seven and not for vista, and it's exactly the same problem as there was in the RC of 7 - for some people it seems to have been resolved, for others not.
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08 Oct 2009   #40
donutsrgood

vista (formerly Windows 7)
 
 
it is not you

It is a Windows 7 graphics issue a friend who knows told me. There is a locking order bug in some palette animation code and Starcraft runs into it occasionally. (Remember palette animation from 10 plus years ago?). Because it is occasional it is likely a timing issue as to when you'd run into it. You could go for hours before running into it or it could happen after a few minutes. You just don't know. This is not to say there could also be driver issues for other crashes but there is definitely an OS reason too. There have been "fixes" proposed in the board but if they work, and I don't know that any work, the most they could do is to help to avoid the bug.
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