Call of duty: world at war help!!!

I just got this brand new copy of cod: waw and loaded it up on my computer. I started it up, everything was fine, installed it, and then I tried to start up sp and it came up with the splash. After the splash screen it went black for about 5 seconds then quit to the desktop. The same happens when I try to launch multiplayer. I installed new video drivers (I have a geforce 7600, drivers up to date) and that had no effect on it. My sound card is built into my motherboard and I don’t know how easy it would be to find or get updated drivers for it. What should I do next? I have tried running it in safe mode, tried it in 16 bit colors, 800x600 resolution, no background programs. (I have windows xp) help me please!!!

Answer #1

The same thing happened both times I installed World at War. I downloaded the various patches for this game and installed each in turn. After 1.2 the game comes up and works, but keep on installing the rest of the patches. I myself have yet to get the sound to work. This is the only game I have had this trouble with.

Answer #2

Sounds like a driver conflict. With so many drivers installed on a system, all trying to talk to Windows, conflicts do occasionally arise. A driver conflict can cause crashes or prevent a peripheral from working properly. Conflicts can also be difficult to track down. For example, there may be two or more drivers that aren’t playing nicely or a single buggy driver that’s causing a problem.

If a problem crops up soon after you’ve installed a new driver, chances are the driver is the culprit. First, uninstall the driver. For many drivers in Windows XP, you do this by opening Control Panel, clicking Add Or Remove Programs, selecting the name of the hardware driver, and clicking the Add/Remove button.

Check the Device Manager. You can remove other drivers using the Device Manager.

To open the Device Manager in Windows Vista, click Start, Control Panel, System And Maintenance, and then click Device Manager. Click the Continue button if the UAC (User Account Control) message appears. The Device Manager will open.

To open the Device Manager in WinXP, open the Control Panel, click Performance And Maintenance, and then System. Click the Hardware tab and then click the Device Manager button.

Next, find the peripheral in the Device Manager list, double-click its icon, click the Driver tab, and then click Uninstall.

If you don’t have WinXP/Vista, but you do have Windows 98/Me/2000, you can still delete the driver in the Device Manager: It’s just getting there that’s a bit different. You can access the Device Manager via the Control Panel. Then, highlight the corresponding device, and click the Remove button. You then can reboot the system and wait for Windows to recognize the device, thereby giving you the opportunity to install the new driver that came with your hardware on a floppy disk or CD-ROM.

The Device Manager has another helpful feature�most of the time, if you do have a driver conflict, you’ll immediately be able to see it because there will be a yellow exclamation point over the icon highlighting the device that’s got the driver conflict.

Check the Web site. In addition, the manufacturer may have released a new version of the driver that corrects the problem you’re experiencing. Check the support section of the manufacturer’s Web site for a new driver version, or look through the forums to see if anyone else is having a problem. If that doesn’t help, you may need to contact the manufacturer’s technical support team.

If all else fails. If the problem persists and you’re confident the issue is driver-related, try using WinXP/Vista’s System Restore, which returns your PC to the state in which it was functioning at an earlier time. For example, you can restore the system back to the day before you installed those pesky drivers, with your documents and email still intact. In WinXP/Vista, click Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore.

WinMe also has the System Restore feature. You’ll need to access the System Restore wizard. To access the wizard, click Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and System Restore. The first time you access the System Restore dialog box, you’ll be presented with two choices: Restore My Computer To An Earlier Time and Create A Restore Point. Click Restore My Computer To An Earlier Time, and follow the rest of the wizard.

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