I had completed W&G without any problems two days ago, but today, when I wanted to impress a friend, the game does not work any longer: The second I click on "New Game" in the main menu, my PC performs a reset! - If I click on preview, I see the shapes of W&G moving for about 15 seconds (indicating that something is loading in the background) and then the PC also resets without any warning.
This is what I did between successfully completing the game and the time it crashes every time now:[LIST]
[*] I uninstalled several old games and applications to get some free space on my hard drive.
[*] I ran a registry cleaner tool, as many applications leave lots of stuff in the registry when removed.
[*] I installed the second episode of "Sam & Max" (season 2) that obviously downloaded some DirectX updates from Microsoft.[/LIST]
So my first though was of course that one of the uninstallers or the registry cleaner might have removed some files / registry keys W&G need. Besides something might have gone wrong with the DirectX update. - Therefore I did the following:[LIST]
[*] Fully uninstalled W&G
[*] Fully uninstalled DirectX (using a freeware tool) and installed it again.
[*] Re-installed the latest drivers for my graphic card.
[*] Re-installed W&G[/LIST]
But unfortunately the effect remains the same: My PC resets whenever I ry to start a new W&G game!
On the other had side, "Sam & Max" still performs perfectly and I also tried some other games using DirectX. - Everything works just fine, except W&G, so I am not convinced that this is really a problem with my hardware or some Windows components.
Any idea what to do? - Does the game writes a log file somewhere or can you set it into a debug mode where such a log is activated, so I could find out about the last action executed before the crash?
Besides I noticed that even after I had uninstalled W&G completely, I was not asked to register the game again later, so I guess W&G also leaves some registry keys behind when it is removed. Maybe these entries have been damaged somehow by the registry cleaner and it is the remaining copy protection that causes the crash!? - Is there a way/tool to really completely remove all changes the W&G setup does to the registry, including all the files for the copy protection?
Thanks in advance for every hint to solve this problem, as I am really getting desperate what else to try, and I guess I will not be able to play the next episode unless I manage to fix this before...