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Windows 7: Games Won't Launch

12 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7
Games Won't Launch

Hi. Im having problem getting about 20% of my games to launch in Win7. They work just fine on my XP dual boot.

What happens is that the games show up in the taskmanager as running but nothin ever shows up on the desktop. There is no increase in CPU or GPU usage and no "loading" sounds from the HD.

Games i have trouble with are: Dark Sector, Turok(the new one), Hinterland: Orc Lords & Microsoft Reader. As well as a few demos of games that i can't remember.
The same exact thing happens to all of them. And they all work fine in XP.

Any ideas as to what the problem might be? Using Evaluation copy (Build 7100).

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12 Aug 2009   #2
PC WhizzKid

banned for piracy

Try to load one of them twice.
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12 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7

i've tried that ofcourse. What happens then is that there is two or three etc. of the same program under processes in the task manager
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13 Aug 2009   #4


it doesn't work on ure seven then, shame
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