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Game does not start and causes computer to restart

HOMM 4 does not start when I click on it. I get a blue screen saying I should check whether it is installed correctly. I tried un and reinstalling it. I got teh HOMM 3 and 4 pack from Sold Out software and HOMM 3 works fine. I have windows Vista, and the box claims that it is vista compatible. I have not downloaded both expansion packs, just the Gathering Storm. I am reluctant to install the other until I can get teh game to work. Also, GameUpdate does not work. It says it can't connect to the update server. How can I fix this? What's going on? Why won't it start?

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  • douglaschan3 Jul 14, 2009

    But why does it not work and cause the computer to reboot?

  • douglaschan3 Jul 21, 2009

    I'll try that. I'll tell you if it doesn't work/if I can't figure out how to do it. Thanks for the help.

  • douglaschan3 Jul 21, 2009

    I'll try that and get back to you. Thanks a lot!

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HOMM 4 was created by 3DO. After HOMM4, 3DO went out of business, and the rights to HOMM software line was purchased by Ubisoft. They brought out HOMM5. The update server for HOMM4 no longer exists, and that is why it cannot connect. Fortunately Gamespot still hosts the update files. This link will take you to a page that you can download the updates for the original HOMM 4 game =>

http://www.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/heroesofmightandmagic4/index.html

You can do a search from there as well to find the updates for the expansions.

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

  • bvanjoff Jul 19, 2009

    I apologize for taking so long to get back to you. If you check the system requirements for HOMM 4, it is stated that it will run on Microsoft Windows 95, 98, Me, or 2000. I'm not sure where you saw that the game would work with Vista, but since the game was released in March of 2002, I can guarantee that 3DO would not have had as much as a beta of Vista to check for compatibility. You could try and run both the setup and the game itself in Compatibility mode. I've done this with a lot of older games. While I haven't had 100% success, a lot of them have worked. I would completely un-install the game, and then reinstall and run the game in either XP or an older version of compatibility. Good luck, and I hope this info helps you.

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Hi,

If you are able to boot the computer in safe mode, you can disable the Automatic Restart from the Control Panel.

Open Control Panel.

Click on the System and Maintenance link.

If you're viewing the Classic View of Control Panel, you won't see this link.

Click on the System link.

In the task pane on the left, click the Advanced system settings link.

Locate the Start up and Recovery area and click on the Settings button.

In the Start up and Recovery window, locate and uncheck the check box next to Automatically restart.

Click OK in the Start up and Recovery window.

Click OK in the System Properties window.

You can now close the System window.

From now on, when a problem causes a BSOD or another major error that halts the system, the PC will not automatically reboot. Rebooting manually will be necessary.


If you're unable to fully start Windows Vista due to a Blue Screen of Death error, you won't be able to disable the automatic restart on system failure option as described in the steps above.

Try the steps below:

Just before the Windows Vista splash screen shown above appears, or just before your PC automatically restarts, press the F8 key to enter Advanced Boot Options.

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Using the arrow keys on your keyboard, highlight Disable automatic restart on system failure and press the Enter key.

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Now that you have the STOP Code associated with the Blue Screen of Death, you can troubleshoot the problem:

The following is the list of BSOD error codes with troubleshooting, you can find the troubleshooting steps using the error codes in the MS website also..

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