Posted 10 April 2006 - 02:48 PM
I have a Dell Optiplex GX110 running Windows XP Pro sp2 with all critical updates and patches. The system is usually remarkably stable and this problem is surely perplexing.
Whenever I play Stronghold Crusader my computer will eventually craash and burn. Sometimes it will be fairly soon, other times I can play for hours before tBSoD ruins my fun.
I've noticed, however, that while it otherwise happens randomly, it will without fail crash if any of my archers fire at any enemies (though strangely, shooting at lions and such doesn't have the same effect.)
And I don't get the ordinary "...has encountered a problem and needs to close..." message. No, this one is much more frightening. Firsts, the game completely locks up, even the sound freaks out and sounds like a scratched CD. Then the screen goes black. Then the BSoD appears and tells me that the memory dump was successful. The computer is now completely unresponsive and I am left only with the option of a hard reboot. Upon loggin in, I receive an message stating that "Windows has recovered from a serious error..." and it goes on to ask that I submit a report to MS.
Does anyone know of what may be the culprit and how it can be fixed?
Here are my specs (don't laugh):
MS Windows XP Pro sp2
Intel Celeron 677MHz
512 MB SDRAM
NVidia GeForce M/MX 440, 64MB RAM