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Black screen when start up still life I have windows vista, and I've tried the clean boot method, and I've changed ti compatibility mode windows xp serv. pack 2. What can I do now?

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  • goodcassie10 Jul 14, 2010

    I downloaded "Still Life" from Gametap.com. I tried to start the game, but the screen goes black and nothing happens. I have tried to change the compatability mode to Win Me 98. and I have tried using MSConfig to disable all microsoft services. My computer has a 64 MB videa memory, an Athlon 64M Dual Core processor, and my computer is a Compaq presario 4700. What are my options from this point? I am not an expert, but I often have to tweak something when I start a new game...

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Before you do anything, please uninstall the Still Life, and run a registry cleaning using a Registry Cleaner (click here to download a free registry cleaner) after closing all the browsers. [open the link, click on the "download now" button, wait for 20 seconds and again click "download file now" link, don't click except those i've mentioned herein]

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Download and install it, again restart you computer, now Install the Still Life and run the program, it should work fine.

If the problem persists, do let me know with the system configuration.

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Hi there, if you have a black screen when you start up a game and not when you start the computer,this mean the game is having a problem.You should try starting it on another computer to see if you get the same response,if you do this would mean the game is either faulty or not compatible with the computer. Please let me know the results after you try these suggestions

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  • goodcassie10 Jul 14, 2010

    I do not own another computer, and the game was downloaded from gametap.com, so I don't have a physical set of disks to use. I often have to tweak an area or two when I download a new game, but I am all out of ideas. Do u know any ways to possibly help me on my computer.

    These are my computer details;



    Graphics card; NVIDIA GeForce 7000M/nForce 610M 64 MB video memory,

    Windows Vista

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor

    1 GB RAM

    COMPAQ Presario F700

  • Hilton Bristol Jul 14, 2010

    Sorry i lost connection last night my ISP had connection issue so i could not get back online last night.The game may not be compatible with your computer or the game me damage, the best way to find out is to save the game to a flash drive and try it on another computer but since you do not have access to another computer you can't be sure if it will work or not.

  • Hilton Bristol Jul 14, 2010

    You should remove the game from the computer, to do this you need to restart the computer press F8,then use last known good configuration,if it do not solve the problem then restart and press F8 again and select safe mode, go to control panel use system restore to restore the computer to a date before the problem started.


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