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Windows 7: Games Stopped Working at Splash Screen

06 Sep 2011   #31

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Remember to make a backup before deleting or changing anything. Just in case of accidents or other unforseen issues.

Replacing these should be fine, but Im always overly cautious when making any changes.
I even recommend a Backup before letting Windows Updates update anything.

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06 Sep 2011   #32

Windows 7 64bit

I managed to take ownership of all 4 files, and replaced them with the ones you provided. Whilst in safemode.

Now when I had removed all of them from my system (recycle bin) I ran sfc /scannow and the log created still come up with "cannot repair uiautomationcore.dll" files even though they were not in the folders???? how does that work?

Anyway replaced them with the ones you uploaded and the problem persists, I really thought I was going down the correct avenue with this, but just hit a brick wall!
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06 Sep 2011   #33

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hey Dean sorry to hear that. Are you able to backup your saved games to a dvd or a backup drive? Most game data for saved games resides in %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local or My Documents or the game folders themselves. I'm just asking because I'm thinking that maybe you can go ahead with a repair install or a clean install. A repair install some program functionality will be affected and will not work. A clean install well you know what that means. There may be more coruption than meets the eye here and if it were me I would backup my important data and such and do a clean install. You could go with the repair you may get lucky it's up to you, but still backup your data.

Repair Install

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Clean Install Windows 7
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07 Sep 2011   #34

Windows 7 64bit

Major update on this problem!!!!! I frigging SOLVED IT!!!! And I didn't have to do a repair or anything

I may have said bofore that I recently added a New Mouse (Razer), and a new keyboard (G510). (I think you see where this is going.......)

Well I read somewhere someone had a problem with programs crashing etc. and all they did was unplug there usb headset or something and everything worked, well I thought I would just unplug my mouse and keyboard adnuse a 2 bog standard ones (my old ones) and what do you know............. everything works, all the games I had a problem with start straight away!

Thank F**K for that, no reinstall needed, just the problem of finding out why my new mouse or keyboard are causing the games to crash!

I am going to narrow it some more now and see which one is the culprit, then go from there. I'm just so relieved to find the problem, i needed to tell you!

I came within a nats cock of reinstalling windows!
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07 Sep 2011   #35

Windows 7 64bit

ok turns out it is 3 things causing all my problems, i shall list them,

Logitech G510 Keyboard
Belkin n52te gaming pad
Razer Imperator Gaming Mouse

If anyone of these items are plugged in when I try and open the games, it will not start and I get the crash error game has stopped working. Unplug them, even without restarting the PC or anything, and then try and open the game, BAM games work!!??!

Question is why can I not use these Peripherals to play certain games?
It's not that they don't work I'm using the G510 to type this, but they are causing issues? How can all 3 be causing the same issue? weather they are plugged in one at a time or all 3 together I get the same results. You may say driver problem, but they all use different drivers, no? I tried them in different USB ports same thing.

any advice on this?
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07 Sep 2011   #36

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Download this and run it Dean with all the devices plugged in it will see if the "latest drivers are installed". I know it may be a long shot but lets see. The only other thing I can think of is they may have compatibility issues.
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07 Sep 2011   #37

Windows 7 64bit

Ok, When I check device manager, the keyboard and mouse seem to have generic drivers, and there is about 4 for each one?
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07 Sep 2011   #38

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Yeah get those drivers updated the little program I attached will give you the names for the files you need to get and list others that may be outdated as well..
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07 Sep 2011   #39

Windows 7 64bit

Ok it found 11 bad drivers:

1. Generic Bluetooth Radio
2. HID-compliant game controller
3. USB Input Device
4. Intel(R) ICH10 Family 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller 2 - 3A26
5. Intel(R) ICH10 Family 4 port Serial ATA Storage Controller 1 - 3A20
6. Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
7. Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
8. HID-compliant mouse
9. Marvell 91xx SATA 6G Controller
10. USB Input Device
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07 Sep 2011   #40

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

WOW that's alot nice little proggie huh, I would just Google them and update them from the main manufacturers website. The Renesas is what my Nec 3.0 uses as well it's an intel driver so thats good.
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