Halo 2 on Vista crashes - Help

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Glenn, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. Glenn

    Glenn Guest


    I am running Halo 2 on Vista but I get part way through the game (2 - 5
    minutes) and it crashes out. I have updated Video drivers, Direct X etc but
    still no luck. Has anyone had this problem and is there a fix or work around
    that can be suggested. Thank you.
    Glenn, Jun 28, 2007
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    Paul Smith Guest

    What sort of crash? System falls over with a blue screen, or Halo 2 falls
    back to the desktop?

    Paul Smith,
    Yeovil, UK.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.

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    Paul Smith, Jun 28, 2007
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  3. I had problem until I installed a beta WHQL video driver - try
    searching for "Nvidia 160.04 32bit" or Nvidia 160.04 64bit" whichever
    applies to you. I downloaded it from www.guru3d.com. Good luck.

    Alfred Kaufmann, Jun 28, 2007
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    Sid.Legend Guest

    Dear paul,
    I have got problems with Halo 2 on Vista. As the game starts within 5 mins
    my monitor goes blank and the LED of my monitor keeps blinking...But my CPU
    is still on and running(i dont think my CPU got hanged or Crashed). I then
    need to restart my Pc. The same problem repeats when the game starts
    again!..Any Help here Paul????

    i recently added a new Nvidia Geforce 8600GTS grapic card.....(U think this
    doesnt support the game)
    my pc config is Dual Core 3.0ghz/Intel 945GNTL motherboard/2gb Ram/320Gb
    Hard Disk/and the new Graphic Card i added.
    pls help me out paul....

    with best regards,
    Sid.Legend, Aug 13, 2007
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    Dans691 Guest

    i had a problem that sounded exactly the same as what explained.
    check to see if your vedio card needs power from the computer power
    supplie. check out the connections on your video card.
    Dans691, Oct 12, 2008
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    kpowell Guest

    When I try to load Halo 2 it crashes at the start up screen, after abou
    20 secs. If I go into a menu or something it keeps going until I retur
    to the main screen. I tried to start a campaign level and it crashe
    again. Is there any way I can lower the graphics more than what Halo
    allows you to
    kpowell, Feb 11, 2009
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    Joe Guest

    Nope, but if your game is crashing it could be your hardware. What kind of
    system do you have? Latest drivers? Latest game patches/live patches?
    Latest DirectX installed?

    More info...
    Joe, Feb 11, 2009
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    kpowell Guest

    My graphics card is a Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 358 M
    of graphics memory. My system has DirectX 10 installed with all th
    latest drivers for my video chipset. My processor is only 1.73 Gh
    though, but I thought that it would not make any difference as it is s
    close to 2Ghz
    kpowell, Feb 15, 2009
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    Joe Guest

    Subject: Re: Halo 2 on Vista crashes - Help
    Newsgroups: Joe Q. Public:microsoft.public.windows.vista.games
    To: kpowell <>

    I went to http://www.microsoft.com/games/pc/halo2.aspx
    and got the following:

    * Microsoft® Windows® Vista™
    * 2 GHz or faster processor
    * 1 GB of system RAM
    * 7 GB available hard disk space
    * NVIDIA 6100, ATI X700, or above

    First problem as you already stated is CPU power, now they don't say if
    a 2 Ghz or faster processor means a dual core or single core, BUT this
    could be because Halo 2 is not multi-treaded (only runs on one core at a

    Now at 1.73Ghz, will your game run with Halo 2? Maybe, but if you ask
    Microsoft about it they'll say we don't Support you because
    you're not running on what we Recommend. Does that mean the game
    won't run? Not always.

    The other problem is the video. The cards listed, while older, are all
    dedicated video cards. Your P965 video card is integrated into the
    system chipset. I can't really say why this is bad, it's technical, but
    lets just say, integrated cards, save for some of the newer cards, are
    just nowhere near as good as a dedicated video card.

    It does NOT matter how much video ram you throw onto the card. More ram
    does not make the card faster, just lets it display more
    pixels/colors/textures on the screen at once.

    Also, I think the P965, when you say it has 358 MB of ram, that's
    actually System Ram that your computer reserves for video. The
    integrated setup your using does not have it's own video ram, it has to
    share ram from your normal system RAM.

    The only thing you can do is to go to Intel.com, find the latest video
    driver for your setup. In your BIOS, set your video ram LOWER, like
    128MB, you don't need a lot of video ram, you won't be able to run a
    game on your system that needs more than 128MB of video ram.

    Update all your other drivers like audio, computer chipset, DirectX
    (find dxwebsetup.exe at gamesforwindows.com).

    If you try to run the game with all updates applied and it still does
    not run, I think you are screwed my friend.

    Your game experience would be nothing short of miserable, even if it did

    My new Toshiba notebook has a nice screen, but it's got an integrated
    notebook video card, thus about the only thing I can play on it is
    Civilization 4 at lowest settings (turn based games FTW!). If you really
    want to game on a notebook, find a notebook with a dedicated graphics
    card (ASUS notebooks are great (G50/G70 /drool), so are Macbook Pros),
    nVidia 9x00M cards are awesome.
    Joe, Feb 23, 2009
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    kpowell Guest

    Well, I give those things a try and get back to you to tell you if ther
    is any improvement. Thanks for your help so far
    kpowell, Feb 27, 2009
  11. Glenn


    May 5, 2009
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    Please try to play the game from Games Explorer. after inserting the cd

    I.E: Click on Start menu- On the right hand side you will find Games - In that you will find Halo2 .

    Follow this step

    Reply me if it works or not...
    Allwin, May 6, 2009
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