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Windows 7: Certain games have sound but no video

26 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Certain games have sound but no video

Hello to all,

As the title suggest, I have a few games now that start up with the regular sound but show me nothing on the screen but deep, annoying, blackness.

So far, I have found this to happen with Darksiders and GuildWars2.

I have already done the following to no avail:
1) remove a few unused codecs
2)install Shark007 codecs for x64

I have not been able to find many other occurrences of this. Any help to fix this issue is greatly appreciated.


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26 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Ok, found the solution (seemingly rather quickly)

The fix is to launch all of the games with this issue in windowed mode (for GW2, the example is here:Command line arguments - Guild Wars 2 Wiki (GW2W))
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)

Well, I was going to say that a possible and permanent solution would be to Update your Audio &
Video drivers correctly but if that works for you...
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