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Sam&Max ep 104 blue screens

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I bought season 1 around when it first came out. I played through to the mob the mole and the meatball, and now was on a different computer so I decided to install Abe Lincoln must die.

Whenever I hit the .exe it launches, goes to through the opening movie, and while the cars are driving by with credits it blue screen errors me. So I have to turn my computer off.
When I turn it back on it does that, your system has recovered from a serious error box. The blue screen doesn't say much specific, try to update drivers/bio drivers/etc

I updated my video card drivers yesterday and now it still won't run, any suggestions? :confused:

EDIT: I tried the mob and the meatball e103, and it did the exact same error!

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  • I have read through all the posts Ive searched that came up with blue screen errors, and haven't really found any useful information. I updated direct x and still crashes.

    When it crashed I wrote down the stop error in hope someone can decipher this garbled message.
    Stop 0x000000008E (0xc00000010, 0xE739F86A, 0xBA1AE88C, 0x000000000)

    I also decided to attach my dxdiag since a lot of the posts I read the next post people ask for it before they help. So we can get straight to the helping. Thanks for anyone who tries!:rolleyes:

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    @EyeballHead said: I have read through all the posts Ive searched that came up with blue screen errors, and haven't really found any useful information. I updated direct x and still crashes.

    When it crashed I wrote down the stop error in hope someone can decipher this garbled message.
    Stop 0x000000008E (0xc00000010, 0xE739F86A, 0xBA1AE88C, 0x000000000)

    I also decided to attach my dxdiag since a lot of the posts I read the next post people ask for it before they help. So we can get straight to the helping. Thanks for anyone who tries!:rolleyes:



    What Version of Internet Explorer do you have?
    Have you tried starting the game while disconnected from the internet?

    Description: NVIDIA(R) nForce(TM) Audio
    nvapu.sys
    Driver Version: 6.14.0442.0030 (English)
    Date and Size: 5/25/2004 15:58:04, 396032 bytes


    Your audio driver is quite old. You should try the Realtek AC 97 Driver.

  • I use firefox, I haven't tried the game while disconnected.

    I have a feeling it might be the audio driver. Now that you mention it, but do I need to uninstall the nvidia thing thats in control or can that realtek Ac97 even work with my computers sound set up??

    I am not really great with computers so thanks for the help a lot man!

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    @EyeballHead said: I use firefox, I haven't tried the game while disconnected.

    I have a feeling it might be the audio driver. Now that you mention it, but do I need to uninstall the nvidia thing thats in control or can that realtek Ac97 even work with my computers sound set up??

    I am not really great with computers so thanks for the help a lot man!



    I need to know the Internet Explorer Version anyway.

    According to the Nvidia driver download site your system already uses a Realtek AC'97 Driver. Therefore it should work.

    But i just thought of something else. you should first download and install the most recent Chipset drivers for your system. This way other components get updated as well as the audio drivers. The version is from 2004 though but it's at least a bit newer.

    Then try the game.

    If it still fails install the Realtek driver. It should overwrite the version included in the chipset driver.
    If that should fail, deinstall the realtek driver (if possible) and install the chipset drivers again.

  • My internet explorer is version: 6.0.2900.5512.xpsp_sp3_gdr

    Is that the right version for the chipset? Its awesome of you to look it up for me since i'm not really good at that. Its in german though and when I go to usa, it kicks to main page. could u link it in usa?
    Haha kinda funny.:)

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    @EyeballHead said: My internet explorer is version: 6.0.2900.5512.xpsp_sp3_gdr

    Is that the right version for the chipset? Its awesome of you to look it up for me since i'm not really good at that. Its in german though and when I go to usa, it kicks to main page. could u link it in usa?
    Haha kinda funny.:)




    Yes, i forgot to use the US google this time. You can download it there anyway. It is multilingual.

    Your Internet explorer version should be at least 7. At least i think i read that here a while ago. It has nothing to do with the Chipset. The drivers do.

    When was the last time you installed windows updates?
    Make sure you have all recent updates.
    I think even the Internet explorer 8 should be automatically deployed by now.

    If not, you can download it from microsoft or google for another download site that suites you better.

  • OK I still NEED help!!! I updated the new internet explorer, doubt that would do anything to fix it, since I played it fine before that new version even existed. But I like trying any suggestions.

    I tried installing your nvidia chipset drivers, and after that the other audio realtek or whatever. It made it even worse!!

    Instead of playing the whole opening sequence before you even hear the phone dialing(if your familiar with the episode) the game would crash by a dll error of some sort.

    Being freaked that it wouldn't even get to the blue screen, I uninstalled the drivers best I could, and reinstalled a different earlier version of nvidia nforce 4.(?) I can look up the version if neccesary. Anyway now the game gets past the opening sequence and crashes during the credits with the same blue error screen.

    SO I'm open for suggestions!! Please guys I love sam&max and would love to play tomorrow.

  • Hey DJnDB I saw that other post where you ask about motherboard, I have a feeling thats what mine is gonna need updating. So i downloaded that CPU-z to figure it out,(seems something i should know either way)
    Anyway heres the results, maybe u could help me figure out what to do.

    Manufacturer: ASUSTek Computer INC.
    Model: A7N8X Rev1 .xx
    Chipset: NVIDIA NForce2 SPP rev. A2

    Bios
    Brand: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
    version: ASUS A7N8X Deluxe ACPI BIOS Rev 1007
    Date: 10/08/2003

    I thought it might be this since its 2003, and the bluescreen says it might be bios drivers needing update. Can you help? (edit:heres my dxdiag just in case u wanna look)

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    @EyeballHead said: Hey DJnDB I saw that other post where you ask about motherboard, I have a feeling thats what mine is gonna need updating. So i downloaded that CPU-z to figure it out,(seems something i should know either way)
    Anyway heres the results, maybe u could help me figure out what to do.

    Manufacturer: ASUSTek Computer INC.
    Model: A7N8X Rev1 .xx
    Chipset: NVIDIA NForce2 SPP rev. A2

    Bios
    Brand: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
    version: ASUS A7N8X Deluxe ACPI BIOS Rev 1007
    Date: 10/08/2003

    I thought it might be this since its 2003, and the bluescreen says it might be bios drivers needing update. Can you help? (edit:heres my dxdiag just in case u wanna look)



    Yes. That's what we are trying at the moment with the nforce drivers.
    I already saw your mainboard model in dxdiag. In the other case it was not listed there.
    You'll find the original Asus drivers for your mainboard here.
    They are older then the ones i linked, but at least we can be sure they are the right ones for your mainboard.
    To access them select
    Product: Motherboard
    Series: SocketA(462)
    Model: A7N8X

    In the popup window select winxp.

    now you'll see all the software suitable for your mainboard, but in old versions. Install those and try the game.

    If you know how to update your bios you'll find a newer one there. It is a challenging procedure if you don't know how. A little to complex to describe to someone who has never done it.

    Audio contains the appropriate realtek drivers. The newer ones should have worked, but let's go back to those.

    Under Utilities you find: NForce2 all in one version 1.16 driver for WinXP
    install those as well.

    Now your system has all the old drivers that ASUS supported once.

    About the bluescreen: It really says you should update the bios?
    I've never seen that.

    Looks like i'll have to guide you through that somehow if the ASUS drivers don't work.

    I can describe it, but i have to warn you. A wrong bios update can really break your mainboard. I would advise you to find someone experienced to do it, but if you don't care if your mainboard is broken for good we can try it. It doesn't hurt to get some information first.

    The first thing we need to know is the PCB version of your mainboard. There are different ones and the suitable BIOS depends on that. You'll find that somewhere on your mainboard. It should be something like: 1.03, 1.04, 1.06 or 2.0 .

  • About you never seeing that error it's not the only thing it says. It says and I'm paraphrasing a little bit. This error is most likely a driver error of bios, video, or sound. Since I just updated the video card I am thinking its either bios or sound but I'll try your suggestions to return.

    In some posts people suggested omega video drivers, I would try them if I knew how to (if they cause more problems)return to the supported ones. But I fear I won't be very good at that so I was looking for other ways.

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