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Plz, does anyone know why my computer doesn't load past "initializing Objects" and just crashes and doesn't tell me why?:confused::confused::confused::confused:

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System Information

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Time of this report: 1/10/2007, 15:38:36

Machine name:

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)

Language: English (Regional Setting: English)

System Manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation

System Model: Dimension 3000

BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A02

Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.80GHz

Memory: 510MB RAM

Page File: 279MB used, 967MB available

Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS

DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

DX Setup Parameters: Not found

DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes

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DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.

Display Tab 1: No problems found.

Sound Tab 1: No problems found.

Sound Tab 2: No problems found.

Music Tab: No problems found.

Input Tab: No problems found.

Network Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels

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Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)

DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)

DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)

DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)

DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)

DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)

DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices

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Card name: Intel® 82865G Graphics Controller

Manufacturer: Intel Corporation

Chip type: Intel® 82865G Graphics Controller

DAC type: Internal

Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2572&SUBSYS_019D1028&REV_02

Display Memory: 96.0 MB

Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)

Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor

Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200

Driver Name: ialmrnt5.dll

Driver Version: 6.14.0010.4396 (English)

DDI Version: 9 (or higher)

Driver Attributes: Final Retail

Driver Date/Size: 9/20/2005 09:52:38, 36990 bytes

WHQL Logo'd: Yes

WHQL Date Stamp: n/a

VDD: n/a

Mini VDD: ialmnt5.sys

Mini VDD Date: 9/20/2005 10:00:54, 1302332 bytes

Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-6632-11CF-B462-9721A3C2CB35}

Vendor ID: 0x8086

Device ID: 0x2572

SubSys ID: 0x019D1028

Revision ID: 0x0002

Revision ID: 0x0002

Video Accel:

Deinterlace Caps: n/a

Registry: OK

DDraw Status: Enabled

D3D Status: Enabled

AGP Status: Not Available

DDraw Test Result: Not run

D3D7 Test Result: Not run

D3D8 Test Result: Not run

D3D9 Test Result: Not run

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Sound Devices

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Description: SoundMAX Digital Audio

Default Sound Playback: Yes

Default Voice Playback: Yes

Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24D5&SUBSYS_019D1028&REV_02

Manufacturer ID: 65535

Product ID: 65535

Type: WDM

Driver Name: smwdm.sys

Driver Version: 5.12.0001.5243 (English)

Driver Attributes: Final Retail

WHQL Logo'd: Yes

Date and Size: 10/29/2004 14:14:44, 260096 bytes

Other Files:

Driver Provider: Analog Devices

HW Accel Level: Full

Cap Flags: 0xF5F

Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 192000

Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 33, 32

Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 33, 32

HW Memory: 0

Voice Management: Yes

EAX 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes

I3DL2 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes

Sensaura ZoomFX: Yes

Registry: OK

Sound Test Result: Not run

Description: Modem #0 Line Playback (emulated)

Default Sound Playback: No

Default Voice Playback: No

Hardware ID:

Manufacturer ID: 1

Product ID: 81

Type: Emulated

Driver Name:

Driver Version:

Driver Attributes:

WHQL Logo'd:

Date and Size:

Other Files:

Driver Provider:

HW Accel Level: Full

Cap Flags: 0x0

Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0

Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0

Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0

HW Memory: 0

Voice Management: No

EAX 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No

I3DL2 Listen/Src: No, No

Sensaura ZoomFX: No

Registry: OK

Sound Test Result: Not run

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Sound Capture Devices

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Description: SoundMAX Digital Audio

Default Sound Capture: Yes

Default Voice Capture: Yes

Driver Name: smwdm.sys

Driver Version: 5.12.0001.5243 (English)

Driver Attributes: Final Retail

Date and Size: 10/29/2004 14:14:44, 260096 bytes

Cap Flags: 0x41

Format Flags: 0xCCC

Description: Modem #0 Line Record (emulated)

Default Sound Capture: No

Default Voice Capture: No

Driver Name:

Driver Version:

Driver Attributes:

Date and Size:

Cap Flags: 0x20

Format Flags: 0x0

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DirectMusic

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DLS Path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\drivers\GM.DLS

DLS Version: 1.00.0016.0002

Acceleration: n/a

Ports: Microsoft Synthesizer, Software (Not Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal, Default Port

SoundMAX Digital Audio, Software (Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal

Microsoft MIDI Mapper [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal

Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal

Registry: OK

Test Result: Not run

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DirectInput Devices

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Device Name: Mouse

Attached: 1

Controller ID: n/a

Vendor/Product ID: n/a

FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Keyboard

Attached: 1

Controller ID: n/a

Vendor/Product ID: n/a

FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Saitek AV8R Joystick

Attached: 1

Controller ID: 0x0

Vendor/Product ID: 0x06A3, 0x0461

FF Driver: n/a

Poll w/ Interrupt: No

Registry: OK

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USB Devices

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+ USB Root Hub

| Vendor/Product ID: 0x8086, 0x24D2

| Matching Device ID: usb\root_hub

| Service: usbhub

| Driver: usbhub.sys, 8/3/2004 23:08:44, 57600 bytes

| Driver: usbd.sys, 8/4/2004 05:00:00, 4736 bytes

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Gameport Devices

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PS/2 Devices

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+ Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard

| Matching Device ID: *pnp0303

| Service: i8042prt

| Driver: i8042prt.sys, 8/4/2004 05:00:00, 52736 bytes

| Driver: kbdclass.sys, 8/3/2004 22:58:34, 24576 bytes

|

+ Terminal Server Keyboard Driver

| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_kbd

| Upper Filters: kbdclass

| Service: TermDD

| Driver: termdd.sys, 8/4/2004 01:01:08, 40840 bytes

| Driver: kbdclass.sys, 8/3/2004 22:58:34, 24576 bytes

|

+ PS/2 Compatible Mouse

| Matching Device ID: *pnp0f13

| Service: i8042prt

| Driver: i8042prt.sys, 8/4/2004 05:00:00, 52736 bytes

| Driver: mouclass.sys, 8/3/2004 22:58:34, 23040 bytes

|

+ Terminal Server Mouse Driver

| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_mou

| Upper Filters: mouclass

| Service: TermDD

| Driver: termdd.sys, 8/4/2004 01:01:08, 40840 bytes

| Driver: mouclass.sys, 8/3/2004 22:58:34, 23040 bytes

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I see you have the intel onboard video in your dxdiag. You must not have onboard video disabled in the bios or you don't have the gforce drivers loaded. Did you download and install the drivers at my last link? It should show a gforce fx5200 as your video device right?

512 of ram. You need at least a gig. You said upgrades are on the way? Did you order anything? Make sure you know which video card slot you have I would guess AGP.

Your pagefile is too small it's not even 1gig. It's being used like crazy because you only have 512 of ram. That pagefile on your HD is your ram for this game. You need to make it bigger.

Go to the control panel

performance and maintenance

system

Advanced tab

Settings under performance

Than one more advanced tab

You will see a setting called virtual memory at the bottom

Click on change settings

Make the initial size 2500 and the max 3000

Click on apply

That should be plenty of space

This is used as overflow ram space on your hard drive. Since you have hardly any ram not even enough to load the game, part of it goes on your hard drive and it's accessed regularly. Making for studders while your machine waits to access the hard drive.

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Actualy I think you don't know, but my problem is on my suckish computer that doesn't have the nvidia card, the color problem is on the NVIDIA one, and since I'm usually with this computer I thought I'd get this one upgraded first, the dxdiag you saw was on the suckish one. Also I'm pretty sure I have PCI slot for this computer. So I suppose I'll get an x800 for both computers and more RAM?

And on my other computer yes it shows a GF5200 for my card, I'll use your link when I get to use it this Wedsday. I'm not sure whether I have an APG or PCI for the GF5200 computer or not.

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I have the same color problem and mine looks like the screen is "splintering" towards the center of the screen. All colors and lines converge at a point in the center of the screen. I, however, have a great computer and never saw this problem so bad until the latest release. I was advised that a relog would fix this and that it was a system bug, not a computer problem. Any clarification on settings is appreciated as I have already downloaded the latest drivers for my 6800GT.

Thanks and S!

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Actualy I think you don't know, but my problem is on my suckish computer that doesn't have the nvidia card, the color problem is on the NVIDIA one, and since I'm usually with this computer I thought I'd get this one upgraded first, the dxdiag you saw was on the suckish one. Also I'm pretty sure I have PCI slot for this computer. So I suppose I'll get an x800 for both computers and more RAM?

And on my other computer yes it shows a GF5200 for my card, I'll use your link when I get to use it this Wedsday. I'm not sure whether I have an APG or PCI for the GF5200 computer or not.

When you say that you're pretty sure that you have a pci slot it makes me worry. There's a big difference between a pci slot and a pci express slot made only for video cards. Most all computers have pci slots. These were the first video card slots before agp and they're used for modems and other expansion cards. PCI express is the new replacement video card slot replacing AGP.

I just wanted to make sure you knew the difference. I tried to find info on the dell dimension 3000 but all the ones I found were celerons and your is a pentium obviously. I couldn't find any info on expansion slots for video cards on it and with the onboard I'm scared that it might not have one so make sure before you get a card.

If you can get an x800 for $100 you're doing pretty good. Preferably an x800xl they had 16 pipelines like the xt's but were cheaper. I saw one in the auction I linked before.

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Both of your computers will have pci slots for various expansion cards.

The slot you're looking for is the larger PCI-E or PCI express video card slot. It will be visably longer than the other regular pci slots by a small amount and it will say pci-e1 or something to that effect agp possibly on the motherboard pcb near the slot somewhere. It will be the first one down from the processor. It will also have many more and smaller pins inside the slot itself then the rest of the pci slots.

If all your slots are the same size than you have no video card expansion slot you only have regular pci slots which is even worse than AGP.

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I don't think you can do it that way. There may be somewhere you can find out but I don't know where. I checked in the control panel device manager under display adapters properties on both my computers. One is AGP the other is PCI-Express. Both showed the display adapter as connected to the pci bus because the AGP port is part of the pci bus.

You can use a program called Sisoftware Sandra to find out what your motherboards model # is and other info if you don't want to open the case. I think you can also find out with sandra if you have AGP, but I couldn't find exactly where. Go to hardware then mainboard and see what it tells you.

Once you have the MB model # you can go to the manufacturers website and find out what ports it has.

Here's a link to a download of Sandra. http://www.benchmarkhq.ru/english.html?/sandradl_e.html

When I googled dell dimension 3000 because I saw it on your dxdiag this is what I found...not good.

http://compreviews.about.com/od/budgetdesk/gr/DellDimens3000.htm

Graphics are definitely the weak spot for the Dimension 3000 as it is for most budget systems. It uses the Intel Extreme 2 integrated graphics which has very limited 3D capabilities. To make matters worse, the system lacks and AGP or PCI-E slot for a graphics upgrade.

Overall, the Dimension 3000 is a decent budget system that gives users a bit of extra headroom for future processor upgrades, but it is still limited by its graphics

I suspect that you don't have a video card slot in the comp that I saw the dxdiag for anyway. It's possible that you got your dimension 3000 later with a different motherboard or something, and maybe you lucked out and have an AGP or PCIe slot so you should check.

The other computer that has a gforce5200 is the one you should focus on upgrading. It most likely has an agp slot. Get an ebay AGP port ati x800 and at least 1 gig of ram. You'll be a happy camper for less than $200

There's a buy it now at ebay for your Dimension3000 with a pentium2.8 for $299 http://cgi.ebay.com/Dell-Dimension-3000-Desktop-Computer-2-8Ghz-512MB-80GB_W0QQitemZ110089701605QQihZ001QQcategoryZ140076QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item110089701605

No mention of video card slot.

If you're desperate to get a little more performance out of it. There's still a few regular pci video cards around. I found you the best one I could for pci.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814140041

If you got more ram as well. It would be playable.

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Thx Lazyboy, now I actually know that I have to see what kind of slot the video card fits into that I get, lol, Thx for all your help.

At least now when I get a new video card and I'm so excited and I try to put it in I won't be like," It doesn't fit????" lol.

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