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Post by jberky on Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:36 pm

Hello
We have been playing a game on this computer for several months without any problems. However recently I have not been able to load the game to play. Here is what the game is doing: After download is complete I select play game, the microsoft game studios and blue fame games will play thru then it will show that the game is loading for about a second, then the screen will go blank and then return to my windows view (the view I see after computer bootup). I have tried several things to solve this problem without resolve does anyone have any suggestions on how to solve this problem?

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Re: Help - Computer game problem

Post by xald on Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:20 pm

i suggest you update your graphics card driver

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Re: Help - Computer game problem

Post by Gabethebabe on Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:52 am

Try and think about new programs that were installed/updated just before the problem began. Maybe some resident program is incompatible with your game.

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Post by xald on Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:30 pm

also a good idea

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Re: Help - Computer game problem

Post by jberky on Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:15 pm

I had recently been infected with a virus on this computer (antivirus soft), I had loaded Malware bytes Anti Malware to remove the virus from this comuter successfully removing the virus, could Malware be causing problems not allowing the game to play? (note: game played fine on this computer before infection)

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Re: Help - Computer game problem

Post by Nazzgull on Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:46 pm

Hi,
it could be malware. But, did you try to reinstall game ?



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Re: Help - Computer game problem

Post by jberky on Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:52 pm

Yes I have uninstalled, then reinstalled the game thru add and remove programs as well as uninstall/reinstall that came with the disk.

Thanks for the reply

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Re: Help - Computer game problem

Post by Nazzgull on Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:12 am

Hi,
Does the game now works?



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Re: Help - Computer game problem

Post by jberky on Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:43 pm

No the game will not play. It will play the intro parts ( Microsoft game studios and blue fang games) then it shows that the game is loading for about a second, then the screen will then go black and then the game crashes (back to my windows screen),

This game played correctly on this computer, this is so weird.

thanks

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Re: Help - Computer game problem

Post by Nazzgull on Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:55 pm

Okay, i'll try to uninstall your game like it never exist on your machine. Than, you'll have free way to install it again.

Please download Revo Uninstaller Pro from HERE.

  1. Save RevoUninProSetup.exe on your Desktop.
  2. Double click on RevoUninProSetup.exe file and install application.
  3. Run Revo Uninstaller Pro and follow next instructions:


  • Click on Uninstall button near menu bar, see picture bellow

  • Find your game/application in the list.
  • Right click on it and select Uninstall from drop down menu.
  • New window will open.
  • Wait till Revo finish, than click on Scan button.
  • Now click on Select All button, and than click Delete.
Please do not restart your computer yet. Follow next steps:

  1. If you closed Revo, run it again.
  2. Click on Junk Files Cleaner bellow Uninstaller near menu bar.
  3. New tab will open, than click on Scan button in menu bar.
  4. Wait a bit, than click on Delete button near Scan, also in menu bar.
  5. Now click on Windows Cleaner in left menu bar.
  6. Select this options - Clear the Regeit Last Opened Key History, Delete Windows Temporary Files, Delete crash memory dump files, Clear the Common Dialog Open/Save Recent History, Clear the Common Dialog Last Visited Folder History.
  7. Click on Clear button in menu bar.

Please restart your computer, and install your game again. Let me know the results.



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Re: Help - Computer game problem

Post by jberky on Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:19 pm

Thanks for sending the above; however, after following the directions the game still will not play.

I have avg 9.0 on my computer, how can I disable it to see if it might be preventing the game to play?

thanks again

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Re: Help - Computer game problem

Post by Nazzgull on Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:28 pm

Hi, can you give me name of game ? Also, i need your Graphic Card name, you should reinstall driver.

About AVG 9 - See Article here



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Re: Help - Computer game problem

Post by jberky on Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:35 pm

Thanks for the reply -

Zoo Tycoon Complete Collection - Do I need to reinstall the driver after Revo? I had loaded an update to the drivers earlier for this computer, however it didnot solve the problem. Will get you the graphic name on this computer - I took the game downstairs to are other computer,game played with no problems on the downstairs computer.

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Re: Help - Computer game problem

Post by Nazzgull on Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:32 pm

@jberky wrote:Do I need to reinstall the driver after Revo? I had loaded an update to the drivers earlier for this computer, however it didnot solve the problem. Will get you the graphic name on this computer - I took the game downstairs to are other computer,game played with no problems on the downstairs computer.

Thanks again

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Hi,
No you don't have to reinstall driver. Most likely the problem is the graphic card or the operating system. Because you already reinstall driver and it didn't helps. I'll perform little scan.
Before scan, i have one question, do you have your Windows installation CD ?



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Re: Help - Computer game problem

Post by jberky on Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:43 pm

OK, cheap game, no need to scan my files.

thanks for your help

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Re: Help - Computer game problem

Post by Nazzgull on Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:50 pm

Okay. As you wish. I'm here to help. If you have Win cd, we can perform scan of system files for errors in dll's. Which mean that - computer will scan your system looking for bad or corrupted files, and replace them with new and fresh ones.

But okay, tell us if you find solution. Thanks



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Re: Help - Computer game problem

Post by jberky on Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:10 pm

OK
The kids want to play there game could you please tell me what you would like me to scan?

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Re: Help - Computer game problem

Post by Nazzgull on Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:50 pm

Heya,
  • Please insert Windows XP CD in your CD/DVD Drive.
  • Go to Start > Run > type "sfc /scannow" (without "") and press Enter or OK.
  • Wait till Windows check all your System files.
  • After checking please restart your computer.



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Re: Help - Computer game problem

Post by jberky on Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:33 pm

OK -

I am trying to find the windows xp file, this computer was a hand me down, we are looking for the disc. Meanwhile I found this from Microsoft Zoo Complete Collection Readme File " Uninstalling this game will fail to remove expansion pack files from your hard drive and reinstalling will prevent you from being able to accesss Zoo Tycoon Complete Collection content".

Is this anything?

Thanks for your help

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