View Full Version : WTF is Going ON!!!
06-09-2008, 10:45 AM
Alrighty, I installed UT3 & everything worked fine. I installed the latest patch, still no probs. Well today for no reason, it won't work! It loads up, plays the commercials, I go to play a game & right when it should start after the loading page it gives me an error & shuts down. I get a second error & send it too. Should I get the details of the error report? The info makes no sense to me & what I really don't understand is what is different from yesterday & today? I haven't even touched this computer since the last game yesterday till I tried to play today??? It makes no sense?! I DL'd the latest drivers for my viddy card but it didn't change a thing. Please, any help is greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance,
06-09-2008, 11:38 AM
I probably wouldnt be able to help you even with all the necessary information, but there are more experienced people here who can help IF YOU GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO ANALYSE :) So get those error reports and attach/paste them to the thread. Its a bit unreasonable to expect an answer with so little to go on.
06-09-2008, 11:59 AM
Well, I did a little research between working & it's the same error a LOT of people have gotten. It's the kernel32.dll error. The thing that confuses me is that it was working fine yesterday so I just don't know...I'm reinstalling it right now since I tried the other "fixes" & if I can finish before a client stops by I'll post my results asap.
06-09-2008, 01:18 PM
Well, I did a full re-install & it seems to be fine now, but for how long...I still can't figure out why it just decided to stop working before?
Thanks for letting me vent,
06-09-2008, 02:23 PM
Something similiar happened me once. Whenever you experience issues with UT3 it's generaly a good idea to delete (and thus resetting) the .ini files in the Config folder found in the UT3 folder in my documents --> my games.
06-10-2008, 06:30 PM
Well, it's happening again...I might try doing what you said but I want to make sure I don't delete anything that's important. Like I said, I'm not too comfortable with a computer when it comes to deleting files. I've done bad things before:moreconf: Anyway, here's my specs incase there's some clue there as to why this is happening. I mean, it's playing great for a few games then BAM, crashes when I'm starting a new one. This last time though it crashed as soon as the game started so I restarted a new game on a different map & it played for awhile but I was getting serious lag and a lot of distortion on the screen & then it crashed.
Windows XP, Version 5.1.2600
Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz
232.84 GB HD
1 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
06-12-2008, 01:18 AM
First thing to eliminate is hardware issues, primarily temperature and psu related issues.
06-12-2008, 07:08 AM
Worth noting is that there was an Windows Update for DirectX 9.0c within the last week. (That's correct; no major version change.) I have yet to hear about widespread issues on it, but considering it went largely unnoticed, maybe it's just a matter of time before reports become common?
Still, keep up on the troubleshooting. It's the surest path to a solution.
06-14-2008, 07:53 AM
Actually that directx update has been available for download directly from MS's directx site for a few months. Several people in the Unreal3 forums seem to have tried it without noticing any real changes, and there's little word on what was updated. Personally I suspect a lot of the changes have to do with the more advanced video & drm features that MS has been pushing to Vista & Win media center.
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