Gears of war problem!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Gordon, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. Gordon

    Gordon Guest

    When I try to start GoW the game immediately drops to the taskbar! My mouse
    is frozen. I have a workaround but I would rather fix it right. Please
    advise...Vista 32...once the game runs all is great!
    Gordon, Feb 8, 2008
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    Andy [YaYa] Guest

    SYSTEM SPECS! (please)
    Andy [YaYa], Feb 12, 2008
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  3. Gordon

    Gordon Guest

    Nvidia 780i
    4g pc 8500 ddr2
    8800gt sli
    barracuda 160 sata
    clean install Vuista 32 ultimate, updated
    Crysis and G.O.W. only.
    Gordon, Feb 12, 2008
  4. Gordon

    Andy [YaYa] Guest

    I dunno, new mobo chipset, really high end ram, SLI, etc. Try hardware

    Assuming you know how to do hardware trouble shooting, and you built this
    system yourself, try the following, but don't come to me if you mess up your

    Remove 2gigs ram
    Remove 1 video card (or I guess you can just disable SLI in the control
    panel, but I would remove it)
    See if the game starts up and plays.

    If it does try adding the video card and playing again.

    If it works again, put the ram back in and run for a
    couple hours, see if your RAM is messed up.

    You might try under-clocking your ram to PC-5300/667Mhz.

    Other than what I suggested here, I don't know what to say, you seem to
    understand the importance of video/audio card drivers (try disabling your
    sound card, see if that makes a difference?). I'm not 100% certain here.

    Andy [YaYa], Feb 13, 2008
  5. Gordon

    Gordon Guest

    Thanks for the ideas...the intermittant problem (minimiseing to the taskbar)
    happens on both of my desktops. I have tried all of your suggestions but the
    underclock ram idea. I run my 1066 ram at 800 auto. It is a curious bug that
    bothers me. The game runs fine at highest settings with out a hitch????
    Gordon, Feb 13, 2008
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    Andy [YaYa] Guest

    Dual monitor setup? games that don't restrict mouse movement will
    occasionally let the windows mouse float outside the game window onto your
    secondary monitor, if you left click, Windows thinks you're clicking on your
    desktop and your full screen game will minimize.

    Try diabling your second monitor in windows, see if the problem goes away.

    Andy [YaYa], Feb 14, 2008
  7. i installed this game and then tried to play it but it wouldnt let me o
    so i uninstalled and re installed the game but when i tried to instal
    it again it give me this erro

    Error Number: 0x8004070
    Description: Failed to load DLL: GameuxInstallHelpe

    Setup will not terminat

    how do i fix thi
    Ev1lm0nk3y1986, Mar 30, 2009
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