Windows 7 Problems with games on windows 7

Okay so I have tried playing a large number of the games that I played on vista before I upgraded to Windows 7 professional 64 bit. All the games install fine with no problems but when I actually start them they all start then stop, start and stop over and over again. I can ctrl+alt+delete my way to any of the main menus and get into an actual game play screen and it continues doing the same thing over and over and over again its starting to upset me a bit. The games I have tried are L4D, Supcom, UT3, and Roller Tycoon 3 (the list is longer than this but these are the 4 ones I have tried fixing myself). I have tried running them all in compatibility mode for Windows Vista where they all worked fine and I get the same issues every time. I'm currently running a core2duo E7300 at 2.66 ghz 4gigs of 1066 mhz of ram a 500gig hd with a 1000 watt thermaltake psu and a 6800gtx taking the place of a 9800gt while im waiting for an rma all on a gigabyte ep45-ud3p mobo. I don't know what could be causing this atm its boggling my mind. Any help?


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Hello ad welcome to the windows7forums.

Right-click on the executable file,. choose the Compatibility tab an try running In the various Vista Modes

Do you receive any DirectX errors or missing files?

I don't receive any sort of error message at all. The game tries to run or start up but it continues to freeze then go freeze then go. Doesn't make any sense to me. It worked with all the games on vista and I have tried using that compatibility mode multiple times.


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Try changing the resolution of your display down a notch

I dropped the resolution down to 1024x768 in both windows control panel and in the game. Still getting the same issue.

Well I'm adding that I threw in a friends 9800gt and boom ran everything fine and dandy no skipping or freezing at all. If this helps at all heh.

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I guess you;ll need to buy a new video card:frown:

Yeah the back up card just isnt good enough to be a back up anymore :( Thanks for the tips and such that you posted.

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