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Cows N' Roses
09-10-06, 16:33
Howdy!

I just got TR1, installed the XP patch, it all worked beautifully until the game crashed when saving. At first it happened every now and then, unfortunately things got worse during the Lost Valley level and now I'm "trapped" at St Francis Folly because just loading a game or getting through a next level (in this case Colosseum) sends me right back to the desktop. It happens almost all the time now.
Oh and if while saving the game crashes, this particular slot I used won't work anymore. And instead of being called "St Francis.153" for instance, it will be "savegame.021" and I won't be able to load it or even save a game on it. I'll have to use another savegame and start all over.
You see it's all really irratating :/ By the way, the graphics aren't as sharp as it used to be in the beginning: now I see little black holes on the ground and on the walls. Actually I can see through the walls through those little holes. But nevermind this, right now, I just want to be able to save a game without having to think twice about it.

I forgot to mention my pc is very old and I'm not much of a brain when it comes to tech probs but it seemed pretty fine when playing TR4 and.. yeah TR1 in the beginning :/

Please I really need some help, I can't play anymore because of this problem :(



Here's the report of Diagnose.exe, hope it's helpful:

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Diagnostic tool developed for www.tombraiderforums.com
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Version : 1.71
Author : Simulation

Select All then Copy and paste the text in Notepad into a reply on the forum.

Operating System

Windows XP Detected

COMMAND.COM
COMMAND.COM has been installed

Autoexec.NT
@echo off
lh %SystemRoot%\system32\mscdexnt.exe
lh %SystemRoot%\system32\redir
lh %SystemRoot%\system32\dosx
SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 P330 T3

Config.NT
dos=high, umb
device=%SystemRoot%\system32\himem.sys
files=40

Programs Currently Running

Image Name PID Session Name Session# Mem Usage
========================= ====== ================ ======== ============
System Idle Process 0 Console 0 16 K
System 4 Console 0 44 K
SMSS.EXE 368 Console 0 48 K
CSRSS.EXE 432 Console 0 2.800 K
WINLOGON.EXE 460 Console 0 4.320 K
SERVICES.EXE 504 Console 0 1.804 K
LSASS.EXE 516 Console 0 1.924 K
SVCHOST.EXE 736 Console 0 1.556 K
SVCHOST.EXE 804 Console 0 1.736 K
SVCHOST.EXE 864 Console 0 17.852 K
SVCHOST.EXE 976 Console 0 1.636 K
SVCHOST.EXE 1004 Console 0 1.548 K
ccSetMgr.exe 1040 Console 0 1.696 K
SNDSrvc.exe 1056 Console 0 1.156 K
ccEvtMgr.exe 1104 Console 0 1.044 K
SPOOLSV.EXE 1356 Console 0 1.144 K
EXPLORER.EXE 1556 Console 0 19.264 K
MDM.EXE 1672 Console 0 732 K
NAVAPSVC.EXE 1696 Console 0 972 K
WINAMPA.EXE 1768 Console 0 312 K
realsched.exe 1780 Console 0 148 K
InCD.exe 1800 Console 0 656 K
hpwuSchd2.exe 1812 Console 0 452 K
HPCMPMGR.EXE 1820 Console 0 2.864 K
JUSCHED.EXE 1828 Console 0 80 K
QTTASK.EXE 1844 Console 0 444 K
RUNDLL32.EXE 1864 Console 0 1.200 K
NPFMntor.exe 1900 Console 0 348 K
GNOTIFY.EXE 1908 Console 0 6.564 K
NVSVC32.EXE 1956 Console 0 1.556 K
CTFMON.EXE 1948 Console 0 588 K
PPPoEService.exe 2008 Console 0 212 K
SVCHOST.EXE 228 Console 0 1.864 K
SYMLCSVC.EXE 248 Console 0 136 K
HPQTRA08.EXE 256 Console 0 3.572 K
WDFMGR.EXE 404 Console 0 188 K
WZQKPICK.EXE 412 Console 0 512 K
hptskmgr.exe 1660 Console 0 12.092 K
hpqgalry.exe 2308 Console 0 4.808 K
WgaTray.exe 2364 Console 0 156 K
alg.exe 2708 Console 0 724 K
msnmsgr.exe 3240 Console 0 7.720 K
msn6.exe 776 Console 0 44.392 K
diagnose[1].exe 1432 Console 0 4.240 K
CMD.EXE 2560 Console 0 1.440 K
tasklist.exe 1080 Console 0 4.280 K
wmiprvse.exe 2636 Console 0 5.496 K

Tomb Raider Game Setup Information

Tomb Raider 1 Installed
TOMB.EXE File Size = 873739 bytes - Glide Emulator version installed by ATR Installer

hmiset.cfg

[DIGITAL]
DeviceName = Sound Blaster 16/AWE32
DeviceIRQ = 7
DeviceDMA = 1
DevicePort = 0x220
DeviceID = 0xe016

[MIDI]
DeviceName = No MIDI Device
DevicePort = 0xffffffff
DeviceID = 0xffffffff

NTVDM.EXE .COM
NTVDM.EXE has been installed

VDMSound
VDMSound Version = 2.1.0 Installed in C:\Program Files\VDMSound
[SB Controller]
CLSID = EmuSBCompat.SBCompatCtl
Path = EmuSBCompat.dll

[SB Controller.depends]
VDMSrv = VDMServicesProvider
DMACtl = DMA Transfer Manager
WaveOut = SB Wave Player
AdLib = AdLib Controller

[SB Controller.config]
version = 4.15 ; 1.05 for SB1.x, 2.01 for SB2, 3.02 for SBPro, 4.05 for SB16
port = 0x220 ; usually 0x220 (can also be 210, 230, 240, 250, 260 or 280)
IRQ = 7 ; usually 5 or 7
DMA8 = 1 ; usually 1
DMA16 = 5 ; usually 5

;; forceSampleRate = 22050
;; forceNumBits = 16
;; forceChannels = 2



VLP Files on Desktop

Tomb Raider (Glide).VLP
[program]
workdir=C:\Tombraid
params=
executable=C:\Tombraid\TOMB.EXE
icon=C:\TOMBRAID\tr1.ico,0
[winnt.pmode]
useCLIPOPF=no
[winnt.dos]
autoexec=c:\tombraid\sapucdex.exe
useAutoexec=yes
[vdms.midi]
sysExLed=Scroll Lock
[winnt.dosbox]
exitClose=yes
[vdms.gameport]
enabled=no
[winnt.storage]
useCDROM=yes
[winnt.scheduling]
detectIdle=yes
idlePrio=41
compatHWEmu=yes
[vdms.sb.fm]
enabled=no
[winnt.video]
useVESA=yes

VLP Files in C:\TOMBRAID

tomb.vlp
[program]
workdir=C:\Tombraid
params=
executable=C:\Tombraid\TOMB.EXE
icon=C:\TOMBRAID\tr1.ico,0
[winnt.pmode]
useCLIPOPF=no
[winnt.dos]
autoexec=c:\tombraid\sapucdex.exe
useAutoexec=yes
[vdms.midi]
sysExLed=Scroll Lock
[winnt.dosbox]
exitClose=yes
[vdms.gameport]
enabled=no
[winnt.storage]
useCDROM=yes
[winnt.scheduling]
detectIdle=yes
idlePrio=41
compatHWEmu=yes
[vdms.sb.fm]
enabled=no
[winnt.video]
useVESA=yes

Tomb Raider - The Times Exclusive Installed
Installed in C:\Program Files\Core Design\The Times - Exclusive Tomb Raider Level
TOMB4.EXE File Size = 790528 bytes - Unkown version (29313190-386401536)


DirectX Diagnostics Report

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System Information
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Time of this report: 10/9/2006, 18:05:07
Machine name: BENFICA
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
Language: English (Regional Setting: Slovenian)
System Manufacturer: VIA Technologies, Inc.
System Model: VT82C692BX
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel Pentium III, ~430MHz
Memory: 256MB RAM
Page File: 296MB used, 322MB 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
------------
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
--------------------
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
---------------
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 100/200
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce2 MX 100/200
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0111&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_B2
Display Memory: 32.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.6177 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 7/15/2004 11:42:00, 3740032 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 7/15/2004 11:42:00, 2459712 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4251-11CF-917B-0A2013C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0111
SubSys ID: 0x00000000
Revision ID: 0x00B2
Revision ID: 0x00B2
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_B ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D
Deinterlace Caps: {212DC723-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_MedianFiltering
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{212DC723-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_MedianFiltering
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{212DC723-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_MedianFiltering
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{212DC723-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_MedianFiltering
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled
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: Aureon 5.1 Fun Wave
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_0111&SUBSYS_1144153B&REV_10
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: cmaudio.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.0639 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Debug
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
Date and Size: 7/16/2002 10:58:12, 379726 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: TerraTec Electronic GmbH
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(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): Yes
Registry: OK
Sound Test Result: Not run

Description: VIA Audio (WAVE)
Default Sound Playback: No
Default Voice Playback: No
Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3058&SUBSYS_30581106&REV_20
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: ac97via.sys
Driver Version: 5.10.0000.3622 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
Date and Size: 8/3/2004 22:32:32, 84480 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Microsoft
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(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
Registry: OK
Sound Test Result: Not run

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Sound Capture Devices
---------------------
Description: VIA Audio (WAVE)
Default Sound Capture: Yes
Default Voice Capture: Yes
Driver Name: ac97via.sys
Driver Version: 5.10.0000.3622 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Date and Size: 8/3/2004 22:32:32, 84480 bytes
Cap Flags: 0x0
Format Flags: 0x0

Description: Aureon 5.1 Fun Wave
Default Sound Capture: No
Default Voice Capture: No
Driver Name: cmaudio.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.0639 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Debug
Date and Size: 7/16/2002 10:58:12, 379726 bytes
Cap Flags: 0x0
Format Flags: 0x0

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DirectMusic
-----------
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
VIA Audio (WAVE), Software (Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal
MPU-401, Hardware (Kernel Mode), Input, No DLS, External
MPU-401, Hardware (Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, External
Aureon 5.1 Fun Wave, 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
MPU-401 [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, External
MPU-401 [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Input, No DLS, External
Registry: OK
Test Result: Not run

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DirectInput Devices
-------------------
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: Microsoft SideWinder 3D Pro
Attached: 0
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x045E, 0x0F1F
FF Driver: n/a

Poll w/ Interrupt: No
Registry: OK

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USB Devices
-----------
+ USB Root Hub
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x1106, 0x3038
| Matching Device ID: usb\root_hub
| Service: usbhub
| Driver: usbhub.sys, 8/3/2004 23:08:44, 57600 bytes
| Driver: usbd.sys, 8/17/2001 14:03:02, 4736 bytes

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Gameport Devices
----------------
+ VIA AC'97 Audio Controller (WDM)
| Location: PCI bus 0, device 7, function 5
| Matching Device ID: pci\ven_1106&dev_3058&subsys_30581106
| Service: VIAudio
| Driver: ac97via.sys, 8/3/2004 22:32:32, 84480 bytes
| Driver: ksuser.dll, 8/4/2004 00:56:44, 4096 bytes
| Driver: ksproxy.ax, 8/4/2004 00:56:58, 130048 bytes
| Driver: ks.sys, 8/3/2004 23:15:22, 140928 bytes
| Driver: drmk.sys, 8/3/2004 23:08:00, 60288 bytes
| Driver: portcls.sys, 8/3/2004 23:15:50, 145792 bytes
| Driver: stream.sys, 8/3/2004 23:08:04, 48640 bytes
| Driver: wdmaud.drv, 8/3/2004 23:05:44, 23552 bytes
|
+-+ Standard Game Port
| | Matching Device ID: *pnpb02f
| | Service: gameenum
| | Driver: gameenum.sys, 8/3/2004 23:08:22, 10624 bytes
| |
| +-+ Microsoft SideWinder (Auto Detect)
| | | Matching Device ID: gameport\sidewindergamecontroller
| | | Service: msgame
| | | Driver: hidclass.sys, 8/3/2004 23:08:20, 36224 bytes
| | | Driver: hidparse.sys, 8/3/2004 23:08:18, 24960 bytes
| | | Driver: hid.dll, 8/3/2004 23:05:44, 20992 bytes
| | | Driver: msgame.sys, 8/17/2001 14:02:40, 35200 bytes
| | | Driver: sw_effct.dll, 8/17/2001 22:36:32, 41472 bytes
| | | Driver: sw_wheel.dll, 8/17/2001 22:36:32, 53760 bytes
| | |
| | +-+ HID-compliant game controller
| | | | Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_game

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PS/2 Devices
------------
+ Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
| Matching Device ID: *pnp0303
| Service: i8042prt
| Driver: i8042prt.sys, 8/3/2004 21:14:38, 52736 bytes
| Driver: kbdclass.sys, 8/3/2004 20:58:34, 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 20:58:34, 24576 bytes
|
+ PS/2 Compatible Mouse
| Matching Device ID: *pnp0f13
| Service: i8042prt
| Driver: i8042prt.sys, 8/3/2004 21:14:38, 52736 bytes
| Driver: mouclass.sys, 8/3/2004 23:05:44, 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 23:05:44, 23040 bytes

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DirectPlay Service Providers
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DirectPlay8 Modem Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.2180)
DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.2180)
DirectPlay8 IPX Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.2180)
DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.2180)
Internet TCP/IP Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (5.03.2600.2180)
IPX Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (5.03.2600.2180)
Modem Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (5.03.2600.2180)
Serial Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (5.03.2600.2180)

DirectPlay Voice Wizard Tests: Full Duplex: Passed, Half Duplex: Passed, Mic: Passed
DirectPlay Test Result: Not run
Registry: OK

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DirectPlay Adapters
-------------------
DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider: COM1
DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider: COM2
DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider: Local Area Connection 8 - IPv4 -
DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider: siol - IPv4 -

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DirectPlay Voice Codecs
-----------------------
Voxware VR12 1.4kbit/s
Voxware SC06 6.4kbit/s
Voxware SC03 3.2kbit/s
MS-PCM 64 kbit/s
MS-ADPCM 32.8 kbit/s
Microsoft GSM 6.10 13 kbit/s
TrueSpeech(TM) 8.6 kbit/s

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DirectPlay Lobbyable Apps
-------------------------

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Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
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Drive: C:
Free Space: 9.7 GB
Total Space: 19.2 GB
File System: FAT32
Model: Maxtor 2F040J0

Drive: D:
Free Space: 13.1 GB
Total Space: 20.0 GB
File System: FAT32
Model: Maxtor 2F040J0

Drive: E:
Model: LG CD-ROM CRD-8521B
Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (Slovenian), 8/3/2004 20:59:54, 49536 bytes

Drive: F:
Model: LITE-ON LTR-32123S
Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (Slovenian), 8/3/2004 20:59:54, 49536 bytes

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System Devices
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Name: TerraTec Aureon 5.1 Fun
Device ID: PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_0111&SUBSYS_1144153B&REV_10\3&61AAA01&0&48
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ksuser.dll, 5.03.2600.2180 (Slovenian), 8/4/2004 00:56:44, 4096 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ksproxy.ax, 5.03.2600.2180 (Slovenian), 8/4/2004 00:56:58, 130048 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ks.sys, 5.03.2600.2180 (Slovenian), 8/3/2004 23:15:22, 140928 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\drmk.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/3/2004 23:08:00, 60288 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\portcls.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/3/2004 23:15:50, 145792 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\stream.sys, 5.03.2600.2180 (Slovenian), 8/3/2004 23:08:04, 48640 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdmaud.drv, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/3/2004 23:05:44, 23552 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\cmaudio.sys, 5.12.0001.0639 (English), 7/16/2002 10:58:12, 379726 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system\crlds3d.dll, 4.12.0001.2002 (English), 10/20/2000 18:28:00, 765952 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\a3d.dll, 4.12.0001.2008 (English), 11/23/2001 12:08:20, 712704 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Audio3D.dll, 4.12.0001.2008 (English), 11/23/2001 12:08:20, 712704 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmnprop.dll, 5.00.2195.0011 (English), 3/29/2002 14:52:46, 32768 bytes

Name: VIA CPU to AGP Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_8598&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&61AAA01&0&08
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\VIAAGP.SYS, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/3/2004 23:07:44, 42240 bytes

Name: VIA AC'97 Audio Controller (WDM)
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3058&SUBSYS_30581106&REV_20\3&61AAA01&0&3D
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ac97via.sys, 5.10.0000.3622 (English), 8/3/2004 22:32:32, 84480 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ksuser.dll, 5.03.2600.2180 (Slovenian), 8/4/2004 00:56:44, 4096 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ksproxy.ax, 5.03.2600.2180 (Slovenian), 8/4/2004 00:56:58, 130048 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ks.sys, 5.03.2600.2180 (Slovenian), 8/3/2004 23:15:22, 140928 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\drmk.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/3/2004 23:08:00, 60288 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\portcls.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/3/2004 23:15:50, 145792 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\stream.sys, 5.03.2600.2180 (Slovenian), 8/3/2004 23:08:04, 48640 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdmaud.drv, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/3/2004 23:05:44, 23552 bytes

Name: VIA Power Management controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3057&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_30\3&61AAA01&0&3C
Driver: n/a

Name: VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3038&SUBSYS_12340925&REV_10\3&61AAA01&0&3B
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbuhci.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/3/2004 23:08:38, 20480 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/3/2004 23:08:44, 142976 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\usbui.dll, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 00:56:48, 74240 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/3/2004 23:08:44, 57600 bytes

Name: VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3038&SUBSYS_12340925&REV_10\3&61AAA01&0&3A
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbuhci.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/3/2004 23:08:38, 20480 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/3/2004 23:08:44, 142976 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\usbui.dll, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 00:56:48, 74240 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/3/2004 23:08:44, 57600 bytes

Name: VIA CPU to PCI bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_0691&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_C4\3&61AAA01&0&00
Driver: n/a

Name: VIA PCI to ISA bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_0686&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_22\3&61AAA01&0&38
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\isapnp.sys, 5.01.2600.0000 (English), 8/23/2001 12:00:00, 35840 bytes

Name: VIA Bus Master IDE Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_0571&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_10\3&61AAA01&0&39
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\viaide.sys, 1.00.0001.0001 (English), 8/3/2004 20:59:44, 5376 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pciidex.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (Slovenian), 8/3/2004 20:59:42, 25088 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/3/2004 20:59:44, 95360 bytes

Name: Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8139&SUBSYS_50001799&REV_10\3&61AAA01&0&68
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\RTL8139.sys, 5.398.0613.2003 (English), 8/3/2004 22:31:34, 20992 bytes

Name: NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 100/200
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0111&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_B2\4&9FD38EF&0&0008
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\nv4_mini.sys, 6.14.0010.6177 (English), 7/15/2004 11:42:00, 2459712 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe, 6.14.0010.6177 (English), 7/15/2004 11:42:00, 114755 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvcod.dll, 1.00.0000.0015 (English), 7/15/2004 11:42:00, 32256 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvcodins.dll, 1.00.0000.0015 (English), 7/15/2004 11:42:00, 32256 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nv4_disp.dll, 6.14.0010.6177 (English), 7/15/2004 11:42:00, 3740032 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvoglnt.dll, 6.14.0010.6177 (English), 7/15/2004 11:42:00, 5222400 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvcpl.dll, 6.14.0010.6177 (English), 7/15/2004 11:42:00, 4112384 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvmctray.dll, 6.14.0010.6177 (English), 7/15/2004 11:42:00, 81920 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwddi.dll, 6.14.0010.6177 (English), 7/15/2004 11:42:00, 81920 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvnt4cpl.dll, 6.14.0010.6177 (English), 7/15/2004 11:42:00, 241664 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\help\nvcpl.hlp, 7/15/2004 11:42:00, 154770 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\help\nvwcplen.hlp, 7/15/2004 11:42:00, 51281 bytes

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EscondeR
09-10-06, 16:45
Hi & welcome to TRF :wve:
First, switch off your built in AC'97 audio card if you use another PCI one ;)
Then update your Video and Sound drivers - they are outdated...

Read: http://www.tombraiderhub.com/faq/tr1.html for proper VDMS and DgVoodoo settings ;)
Report if still any probs :wve:

Joseph
09-10-06, 18:48
but it seemed pretty fine when playing TR4 and.. yeah TR1 in the beginning :/
Yes that was before you built in a new card and installed XP probably.
Esconder is right: you have built in a soundcard but forgot to disable the onboard soundchip.

Go into your BIOS (press "Del" key a few times during the first bootup screens) and navigate to 'onboard devices configuration' or something in that spirit, and disable the AC'97. You can't do anything wrong in BIOS untill you press F10 (Save and Exit), so make sure you only have changed this setting before you do so.

Joseph
09-10-06, 18:53
Further: you must update your graphic card's drivers with this one:
ForceWare Release 90
Version: 91.47
Release Date: September 14, 2006
WHQL Certified
fromthis page (http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_91.47.html).

Driver Installation Hints


"Download Accelerator" utilities should be disabled when downloading any drivers.
Do not run virus protection software in the background while installing the drivers. This prevents the driver from configuring itself properly.
Before installing new drivers make sure you uninstall all NVIDIA display drivers from the Windows Control Panel. Browse to the Start Menu > Windows Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and search for "NVIDIA Windows Display Drivers" or "NVIDIA Display Drivers" and select remove.

Joseph
09-10-06, 19:07
To update the drivers for your soundcard:
Download and install

Aureon 5.1 Fun - Driver and Software (http://www.terratec.com.tw/download/driver/aureon51fun/Aureon5.1Fun_PCI_App_Drv_2000_XP_5.12.1.646.exe) (3.12MB)


Aureon 5.1 Fun Control Panel (http://www.terratec.com.tw/download/driver/aureon51fun/Aureon_Fun_CP_1121.zip) (1.58MB)


These are direct download links from this page (http://www.terratec.com.tw/big5/support/driver/index.htm). :)

Joseph
09-10-06, 21:58
After these updates, first delete TOMBRAID folder and install TR1 afresh (using TRAI, and enabling DgVoodoo) before you re-attempt to run the game again.

Cows N' Roses
10-10-06, 09:55
Yes that was before you built in a new card and installed XP probably.
Esconder is right: you have built in a soundcard but forgot to disable the onboard soundchip.

Oh you're very kind.. I didn't forget anything, I simple didn't know what I was doing :D But thank you very much for your quick help and the links, I will do just that now and let you know how it went :)

Cows N' Roses
10-10-06, 09:58
Hi & welcome to TRF :wve:
First, switch off your built in AC'97 audio card if you use another PCI one ;)
Then update your Video and Sound drivers - they are outdated...

Read: http://www.tombraiderhub.com/faq/tr1.html for proper VDMS and DgVoodoo settings ;)
Report if still any probs :wve:

Thank you! :D

Cows N' Roses
10-10-06, 15:28
I'm afraid I can't even do step 1: disabling the AC'97 :/ I bumped into some new issues I reckon you won't be able to help this time. I can't access the CMOS setup cause I need a password and I don't know what it is. I spent all day trying all possible passwords I know me and my family use, I've googled some infos and tried passwords given on some help webpages but nothing works :/ And the guy who installed all this probably don't remember what it was now :(
Bloody hell!!

But thank you anyway :)

Joseph
10-10-06, 15:44
Your BIOS is password protected? Did you buy the PC new?

What you could do, is open the case, take out the CMOS battery. Then use the jumper to reset BIOS back to manufacters state, and put back the battery. Find the details in the motherboard's manual.

Cows N' Roses
10-10-06, 22:51
Well not my BIOS... or is that the same thing? You see, I did what you said: I pressed the Del key and it brought me to this page called CMOS Setup Utility and there in the middle in red (like you'd miss it anyway :rolleyes:) it asked for a password. Nothing else worked, I had to press ctrl+alt+del to exit the page.
It's quite strange because some months ago I could navigate freely there, I didn't even know a password could be required. Guess I found out the hard way :)

Well anyway, I'll just give your advice a shot. And hope it will work. Cause apparantly "On some motherboards there are no jumpers to be moved and the battery may be soldered into place and cannot be removed. There may also be those occasions where moving jumpers or removing batteries just won't work."

Thanks a lot, I really appreciate your helping me :)

Joseph
10-10-06, 23:27
It's quite strange because some months ago I could navigate freely there, I didn't even know a password could be required. Strange that this happens without you knowing.
I asked if this PC was new when you bought it? :)

Cows N' Roses
11-10-06, 12:17
I'm sorry, I just remembered I forgot to answer this question lol

Yes it was new when we bought it. I read that sometimes and without any obvious reason, static discharges as well as other electrical problems can cause the PROM on the motherboard to reset the Bios to its default values and even cause the default Bios password to be set. Perhaps that's what happened here :/

There's something I don't understand though. When the BIO password is set then unless you know the password, you can't access your pc right? Cause it's blocked. But I can access my computer just fine. What I can't do is go into the CMOS setup and change the things you told me to change. Something doesn't make sense here... to me.

Well, now I still have to find the manual... wherever my dad put it :rolleyes:

EscondeR
11-10-06, 16:59
There are two passwords in BIOS commonly: Supervisor's and user's. With user's one you can view BIOS settings and change user's pass. With Sup's you can change everything. If a sequrity option set to Setup only you can't enter the BIOS w/o a password, AND WHEN IT IS SET TO "SYSTEM" YOU CAN'T BOOT W/O A PASSWORD ;)
There must be a 3 pin jumper on your moterboard near the battery. If it's set as 1-2 (2-3) then change the setting to 2-3 (1-2) and switch the PC on for 30 sec. Then switch off and retreat to previous position of the jumper. All BIOS values must be set then to default and no passwords ;)

BTW, what BIOS of what version do you have? (it's shown on Power On Self Test screen).

Joseph
11-10-06, 18:26
That about the jumper differs per motherboard. Most common is what Esconder describes. To be more precise: it is a small cap on the three pins. In normal state they connect pins 2 and 3.
What to do: unplug the PC completely from the current.
Open the case.
Find the location of the 3-pin (look in manual, if you don't find the booklet then use Everest Home to determine your exact motherboard ***see below*** and try to find the manual as .pdf on the manufacturer's website).
Take out the CMOS battery.
remove the cap from pins 2 and 3, and place it on pins 1 and 2. Keep it there during 10 seconds.
Place the cap back on pins 2 and 3.
Place the battery back.
Close the case again.
Connect current again.
Boot PC.
Now you should be able to enter into BIOS when you hit "Del" key.

***Download, unzip (extract) and install Everest Home (http://www.jozefdekkers.nl/everesthome200.zip).
Start the program. In the left panel select Motherboard > Motherboard .
Then in the right panel, right-click on the text > Copy All > paste the text into your next reply. ***

Cows N' Roses
12-10-06, 09:55
BTW, what BIOS of what version do you have? (it's shown on Power On Self Test screen).
I checked on System Information and it was written: Award Software International Inc 6.00 PG, 29.8.2000 ---> Oh my! It sure is old lol

***Download, unzip (extract) and install Everest Home.
Start the program. In the left panel select Motherboard > Motherboard .
Then in the right panel, right-click on the text > Copy All > paste the text into your next reply. ***
Right. I think I got the right text... it's in slovenian though :/
I reckon you've done this before so you'll probably know yourself around.. otherwise I'll have a hard time translating this :/

Polje Vrednost
Lastnosti osnovne plošče
ID osnovne plošče 08/29/2000-694X-686A-6A6LJA1DC-TV
Ime osnovne plošče Abit VH6

Lastnosti Front Side Bus
Tip vodila Intel GTL+
Širin a vodila 64 bit
Realni takt 67 MHz
Efektive takt 67 MHz
Pasovna širina 533 MB/s

Lastnosti spominskege vodila
Tip vodila SDR SDRAM
Širin a vodila 64 bit
Realni takt 67 MHz
Efektive takt 67 MHz
Pasovna širina 533 MB/s

Lastnosti čipset vodila
Tip vodila PCI
Širin a vodila 32 bit
Realni takt 33 MHz
Efektive takt 33 MHz
Pasovna širina 133 MB/s

Fizični podatki osnovne plošče
CPU podnožja 1
razširitvena podnožja 1 ISA, 5 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 AMR
RAM podnožja 3 DIMM
Vgrajene naprave Audio
Form Faktor ATX
Velikost osnovne plošče 190 mm x 300 mm
Čipset osnovne plošče ApolloPro133A
Dodatne značilnosti SoftMenu II

Proizvajalec osnovne plošče
Ime firme ABIT Computer Corporation
Podatki o proizvodu http://www.abit.com.tw/page/en/motherboard/motherboard.php
BIOS Download http://www.abit.com.tw/page/en/download/download.php?pFILE_TYPE=Bios

Joseph
12-10-06, 13:24
I get a headache staring at that, while there is a perfect simple solution: set the language in Everest to english please. :)

Cows N' Roses
12-10-06, 21:34
I get a headache staring at that, while there is a perfect simple solution: set the language in Everest to english please. :)
LOL Me too! Thanks for the tip here you go :)

Field Value
Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID 08/29/2000-694X-686A-6A6LJA1DC-TV
Motherboard Name Abit VH6

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus Type Intel GTL+
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 67 MHz
Effective Clock 67 MHz
Bandwidth 533 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Type SDR SDRAM
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 67 MHz
Effective Clock 67 MHz
Bandwidth 533 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties
Bus Type PCI
Bus Width 32-bit
Real Clock 33 MHz
Effective Clock 33 MHz
Bandwidth 133 MB/s

Motherboard Physical Info
CPU Sockets/Slots 1
Expansion Slots 1 ISA, 5 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 AMR
RAM Slots 3 DIMM
Integrated Devices Audio
Form Factor ATX
Motherboard Size 190 mm x 300 mm
Motherboard Chipset ApolloPro133A
Extra Features SoftMenu II

Motherboard Manufacturer
Company Name ABIT Computer Corporation
Product Information http://www.abit.com.tw/page/en/motherboard/motherboard.php
BIOS Download http://www.abit.com.tw/page/en/download/download.php?pFILE_TYPE=Bios

Joseph
12-10-06, 22:12
Here, download the manual of your motherboard. Abit VH6 (http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/manual.php?categories=1&model=113) :)

Cows N' Roses
13-10-06, 14:14
Here, download the manual of your motherboard. Abit VH6 (http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/manual.php?categories=1&model=113) :)
It worked!! I find all this really fascinating, it really makes me want to learn more :D

So I went to the CMOS setup and I looked for AC'97 and I couldn't find it. Is it written AC'97 or is there another name for this? I think I found it though. I looked on the DirectX Diagnostics Report and it said:

----------------
Gameport Devices
----------------
+ VIA AC'97 Audio Controller (WDM)
| Location: PCI bus 0, device 7, function 5

Back to the CMOS setup, under the PnP/PCI Configuration I found this: (I took a pic that way everything's clearer :))

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c215/cowsnroses/12.jpg

See, on the right column (Item Help) it's written "Bus 0, Dev 7, Func 5" so I figured this must be it. But I'd like to be 100% positive :)

One more thing, when I wanted to exit setup, I did so where it said: "Exit without saving" because I didn't do anything so I thought it was pointless to save and it wouldn't let me exit. There was a question sorta like "Do you want to exit w/o saving (YES/NO)? N" And the answer N was flickering. I typed Y or YES and it didn't do anything, it obviously wanted me to exit with saving. So I settled for Saving & Exit. Then when the bootup screen appeared it wrote: "CPU is unworkable or has been changed. Please recheck CPU Soft Menu". Is this normal?

I'm really sorry for bothering you with all this by the way :/

Joseph
13-10-06, 18:00
:D lol, sorry.

"Do you want to exit w/o saving (YES/NO)? N" And the answer N was flickering. I typed Y or YES and it didn't do anything,

The "N" is flickering and highlighted. Then you either hit the Enter key to confirm, or press "Y" to replace the "N", and then hit the Enter key.

Good find of you, dr. Watson. :tmb: Indeed if you change the "Auto" setting for that PCI-bus to "Disabled" it should be out of order. But the AC'97 will be assigned to another IRQ automatically. So you have to disable the source, the onboard soundchip. You must be able to find it. Look under "Integrated Peripherals", that is where i have it on my oldest PC. It has an 'onboard MC '97 modem', that is it. It combines modem and soundchip.

Cows N' Roses
16-10-06, 17:00
:D lol, sorry.
Oh I know what I did is not much, but it's a lot to me lol Or you're laughing because of the picture? Nevermind :D

The "N" is flickering and highlighted. Then you either hit the Enter key to confirm, or press "Y" to replace the "N", and then hit the Enter key.
Actually the problem was the keyboard. When I entered Y it didn't work but then I figured I'll try all the keys and it worked with Z. I have a "QWERTZ" keyboard or so. It has never bothered me before though :/

Good find of you, dr. Watson. :tmb: Indeed if you change the "Auto" setting for that PCI-bus to "Disabled" it should be out of order.
I'm afraid I'll have to disappoint you, Holmes. I took another pic (lol) so you see what happens what I press enter (to change Auto to Disable):

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c215/cowsnroses/16.jpg

So what's wrong now?

I'm giving you such a headache, I know :rolleyes:

Joseph
16-10-06, 21:05
Because the onboard audio is not disabled, it wants you to choose another IRQ for it.

That is why you have to find and disable the onboard AC'97.

EscondeR
17-10-06, 18:10
Yep, go to "Integrated Peripherals" submenu in BIOS and set AC'97 Audio to Disable ;)

Cows N' Roses
18-10-06, 14:37
Yep, go to "Integrated Peripherals" submenu in BIOS and set AC'97 Audio to Disable ;)
Oh I really can't find it :/ I can't find "onboard MC '97 modem" either :(

This is what I see when I go on Integrated Peripherals:

Page Up (http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c215/cowsnroses/now001Small.jpg)

Page Down (http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c215/cowsnroses/now002Small.jpg)

However, I found that if I do this:

My Computer>Properties>Hardware>Device Manager>Sound Videos And Games Controller (http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c215/cowsnroses/aSmall.jpg) and then right click on VIA AC'97 Audio Controller, there's a "Disable" option. Is this good? Would this work?

EscondeR
18-10-06, 17:48
This won't work, as it only denies the use of it in Windows, but the hardware itself remains & IRQ remains in use too ;)
Can you post the first screen of your BIOS setup?

Cows N' Roses
19-10-06, 13:42
This won't work, as it only denies the use of it in Windows, but the hardware itself remains & IRQ remains in use too ;)
Can you post the first screen of your BIOS setup?
Right! I thought it was too easy to be true :D By the way, thank you very much for helping and explaining as well!

Here's the BIOS screen (http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c215/cowsnroses/now001Small-1.jpg).

On the Advanced Chipset Features (http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c215/cowsnroses/now002Small-1.jpg) I found "OnChip Sound" --> Auto, and I can change it to Disable. Maybe this is it?

Joseph
19-10-06, 14:09
"OnChip Sound" --> Auto, and I can change it to Disable. Maybe this is it?Yes that should be the one. :)

EscondeR
19-10-06, 18:29
Surely yes :)

Cows N' Roses
19-10-06, 19:31
Further: you must update your graphic card's drivers with this one:
ForceWare Release 90
Version: 91.47
Release Date: September 14, 2006
WHQL Certified
fromthis page (http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_91.47.html).

Driver Installation Hints

- "Download Accelerator" utilities should be disabled when downloading any drivers.
- Do not run virus protection software in the background while installing the drivers. This prevents the driver from configuring itself properly.
- Before installing new drivers make sure you uninstall all NVIDIA display drivers from the Windows Control Panel. Browse to the Start Menu > Windows Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and search for "NVIDIA Windows Display Drivers" or "NVIDIA Display Drivers" and select remove.

Uhoh :/ I unistalled NVIDIA Driver just like you said and now I see everything as if I was looking through a magnifying glass :O It's all big, everything's big! And there was a Wizard wanting to help me install a software for Video Controller (VGA Compatible). It said: "If your hardware came with an installation CD or floppy disk I should insert it now" I didn't go through the installation, I thought I better wait for you to tell me it's all normal procedure. Right now, I'm really confuse and pray I didn't do anything I can't undo or I'll get killed :O

Joseph
19-10-06, 19:44
Well, this is normal. Because you uninstallled the previous nVidia driver. And you are now in standard VGA mode. Windows suggests you install from a CD. Just cancel all Windows messages, and start installing the downloaded nVidia driverpackage! :)

Cows N' Roses
19-10-06, 20:01
Well, this is normal. Because you uninstallled the previous nVidia driver, you are now in standard VGA mode. Windows suggests you install from a CD. Just cancel all Windows messages, and start installing the downloaded nVidia driverpackage! :)
And this new installation will restore all icons and font to normal size? Ok! I feel like a weight's lifting off my chest lol Right, then I'll do this tomorrow when I have more time. I can't wait to finally get everything done so I can play again, I really miss it :D

Joseph
19-10-06, 20:05
Yes of course will it restore the icons. Because when you finally will have installed the new drivers, you will right-click on an empty space on your Desktop, select a higher resolution and highest colour quality (32bit), then you click button Advanced > select tab Monitor, and select a faster refresh rate.

Cows N' Roses
21-10-06, 00:12
I just came by to let you know that right now, everything works just fine and beautifully thanks to both of you! It's so good to finally play again, and I obviously wouldn't have done it without your help :D

Thanks for your patience too lol

Joseph
21-10-06, 00:24
Ahh, that is good Cows N' Roses! :tmb: Cheers and have fun with the game. :wve: