View Full Version : blue screen crash please help
Nov 24 2001, 19:20
please help, with version 1.3 every so often it will just crash with a blue screen saying "windows exception error".
i have to reboot after this the whole comp that is.
Nov 24 2001, 19:40
me too and it pisses me off bad if you here let me know and i'll do the same.thanks ,rob
Nov 24 2001, 20:43
Have you looked at the FAQ?
Have you set a permenant swap file... with Win9x, I found this to be the biggest problem. Use atleast 256MB. 512 or even 768 if you've got a big drive.
Nov 25 2001, 14:43
thats the thing i have windows ME, but it only crashes like this on version 1.3. i never had the trouble with 1.2 or the Beta patches.
please someone out there HELP!!
Nov 25 2001, 17:18
hehe i used to get that but mine was error in VXD.VMM
i found out it was due to it over heatin so i run it with the case off while playin ofp ..............fixed it for me http://www.flashpoint1985.com/ikonboard3/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
Nov 26 2001, 12:37
i don't think its overheating cause i have a system monitor that will beep if it goes above 75 degrees. it hasn't so what could it be
Nov 26 2001, 12:51
Did you check your windows swap file size, as ScreamingWithNoSound suggested earlier?
75 degrees (I assume you mean C) is too high. CHeck the temps again. If it's over 60, then it's way to high. I'm also assuming you have an AMD.
Nov 26 2001, 19:18
Surely that would be VMM32.VXD, UKPUSHER, if that's the case, it's probably because one of your sundry (IE, not your CPU) is overheating - get some case fans to blow air through your system or, assuming you built it yourself, buy a bigger chassis (and fans).
Nov 26 2001, 21:02
Yes i do have an AMD ATHLON processor that runs at 1.2 ghz. but as well it usually runs at about 58 degrees C but on 3d games it rises. the highest i have seen it is 65 degrees C. i thought that maybe this was too high but i emailed AMD and said whether it should be that high and they told me that 65 degrees is a normal temperature for this speed processor. it can go up to 95 degrees C before malfunctioning or melting.
my Chassis temperature is usually around 30 - 35 degrees C.
but also as i said, this kind of error does not happen with any other game i have and it didn't happen with this until i updated to version 1.3!.
it also sometimes after being on 10 mins or so, it will simply exit straight back into Windows.
why is this patch doing this?
surely a patch is meant to fix problems not create them!
Nov 27 2001, 00:00
Could be that the power supply isn't able to keep up with the power demands of your system during the game. What's the capacity of your PSU?
If you are NOT having ANY problems with other games/software, then I think it's not a temperature issue.
Try the following:
1. COmpletely re-install flashpoint - delete reg entries/directories, install from scratch. Run to test, then update, then test.
2. Use 2x instead of 4x AGP.
3. Do not overclock - not sure if you are or not.
4. CHeck Avon Lady's FAQ for anything even remotely related.
On a side note, you machine is way too hot for my tastes. My machine, a 1.4, on the hottest day, will not reach 60.
Even though AMD says it will fail at 95C, how accurate is the cpu temperature guage on your motherboard? Don't know? Well, there you go. Don't trust it. Trust me: do some cooling with you machine - it's too hot.
If you run the PC with the cover off and blast a room fan into it, does the cpu temperature drop? If so, then you need more cooling in your machine.
Nov 28 2001, 13:06
goto the AMD site and read there support pdf file.
it states that normal running temp is expected at 60-65 degrees C.
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