I've been playing LEGO Harry Potter for PC, and got to the part of the game where many people encounter the "sneezing statue glitch." That is to say, my game froze more than once in the same spot during the level in Year 3 when you go to save Sirius.
After quite a bit of scouring on the web, I finally found a forum post that aided in fixing my problem. Basically, what it does is set your video settings to the lowest values. After you pass the area in question, you can go back to using your original settings.
Back up the PCCONFIG.TXT file and replace it [with a file containing the following PCCONFIG File Settings.]
PATH FOR THE PCCONFIG FILE REPLACEMENT:
C:\Documents and Settings\admin.HVTS764\Application Data\WB Games\LEGO HarryPotter\
C:\Users\USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\WBGames\LEGO HarryPotter\
IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure to back up the save game as well before replacing the PCCONFIG file.
PCCONFIG File Settings (Note the LOOOONG list of zeros)
ForceShaderModel 0[/quote] This will totally dumb down your graphics and let you proceed (hopefully). Please post if it doesn’t and follow up with TT Games Support as it is still a fresh issue with them.[/quote]Again, this fix did work for me, for anyone who encounters this glitch. I am reposting the fix here to help others in being able to more easily locate it.