World of Warcraft w/ expansion the Burning Crusade

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Ruben904, Feb 10, 2007.

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    Ruben904 Guest

    K, I did a clean install of Vista and updated everyting that needed to be
    updated: the drivers, the graphic cards and sound cards. Now, when I try to
    play wow, the game last for about 5 seconds and then the whole computer
    screen goes black and makes a noise, then shuts down and restarts itself. And
    when I log back into my pc, a warning pop-up appears and said that my pc had
    an unexpected shutdown. Now my pc meets all the requirments, not to mention
    above them. Just letting people know. What can be the cause of this or what
    is the cause of this?
    Ruben904, Feb 10, 2007
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    Paul Smith Guest

    A driver is most probably the reason for this. Can you re-produce it in any
    other games?

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

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    Paul Smith, Feb 10, 2007
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    Pete Guest

    World of Warcraft with Burning Crusade runs on my computer BUT it will crash
    if I leave Outlook express opened. Everytime Outlook Express tries to check
    email WoW will lock up. I do not get a reboot, just a lock up. I can force
    the application to close and then re-run it. I have also noticed this if I
    leave IE open to a website that auto refreshes. Make sure you close both of
    these when you run WoW.

    I am running on an Intel Core Duo CPU, Vista in 32 bit mode, Nvidia 8800 GTS
    with drivers 100.59.
    Pete, Feb 11, 2007
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    Mooto Guest

    I have that exact same problem. I REALLY hope someone knows how to fix this?
    Mooto, Feb 16, 2007
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    Dixon Butz Guest

    How do u expect someone to fix the problem without a list of the
    hardware? MB, CPU, Video Card, ect.
    Dixon Butz, Feb 16, 2007
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    wsjessup Guest

    Do you happen to use Zone Alarm?

    Zone Alarm was causing this problem for me pre-vista. And it is only by
    accident or luck that I figured this out. I reinstalled the OS and then
    installed one program a day, not one program at a time. First day, no
    security software, no problems. Second day, install Zone Alarm and within 2
    hours the game crashed twice and the screen went down to the task bar 5 times.

    I use Kaspersky now, pre and post Vista and no problems.
    wsjessup, Mar 17, 2007
  7. i got this exact same problem! i bought this brand new laptop three days ago.
    that very night, after setting everything up, including the internet, i
    started to dowload WoW. after i finished with the 1st set of cds, i started
    b.c., downloaded all the patches (cancel or allow over and over and over
    again), started to play, then it crashed. i tried to log in again, played for
    like 30 seconds, then it crashed again. i got the same error message too. i
    decided to uninstall, then reinstall WoW, and it didn't help at all. so i did
    a reboot and restored all factory settings. WoW was completely gone, all my
    settings were gone... i thought it just needed a clean slate. still nothing.
    i got this laptop so my husband and i could play WoW together and i haven't
    gotten any play time in all weekend because i'm trying to make this thing
    work. not only won't WoW work, but i can't connect to the secured Linksys
    connection we have set up for the computers in our house. i can connect just
    fine to anything that's not secured though. what's going on and can it be
    fixed without spending a ton of money?
    melanie_louise, Mar 19, 2007
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    EJ Guest

    Just for the record, I've been very regularly playing WoW with expansion
    under Vista 32 and 64 pretty much since launch date. Have installed all new
    drivers as and when they've been released, including betas, and my
    experiences have been great. Not a single crash.

    Though there has been a noticeable degrade in performance, but nothing
    game-breaking, and with each new driver release, this seems to improve.

    nVidia nForce 4 mobo
    nVidia GeForce 7600 256mb video

    That's pretty much all I've installed drivers for. I'm forced to use the
    nForce onboard sound, as my previous SoundBlaster sounded horrible under the
    current Vista drivers.
    EJ, Mar 19, 2007
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    Tauriih Guest

    I've been running it for about three weeks with no problems. Then, suddenly
    I can't keep it up for more than a few minutes. Game freezes, blue screen of
    death, black screen of death, the works. I deleted the WTF and Interface
    folders (ouch, my mods) as advised, to no avail. I wonder if a driver has
    somehow been corrupted, but the HP system diagnosis and the driver updaters
    say no.

    Also ran into a "not responding" error in Neverwinter Nights 2.
    Tauriih, Apr 1, 2007
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