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Doom 1 And Doom Ii Very Laggy


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#1 madman6510

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 06:35 PM

I don't get it. Whenever I try to play Doom I or II on my 750 MB Windows XP PC. Trying to run the app gives me an error message "C:\DOCUME~1\(insert name here)\MYDOCU~1\OLD98S~1\doom2\doom2.exe
C:\PROGR~1\Symantec\S32EVNT1.DLL. An installable Virtual Device Driver failed Dll initialization. Choose close to terminate the application." If I press ignore, the app still runs, but very, very slowly. THIS IS A 750MB PC. THE GAME WAS DESIGNED FOR 16MB PCS. Why doesn't it work?

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 09:49 PM

750 MB what? HDD space? RAM?

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 09:51 PM

750 MB what? HDD space? RAM?


RAM.

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 08:02 AM

I am assuming your video card is sufficient to run the games. I would suggest killing any applications that you don't need (like your AV) just before booting the games.
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Posted 09 May 2007 - 04:16 PM

That is not the problem. It used to run just fine in normal Windows. Now it acts crappy.

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 06:51 PM

If it used to run fine, and now it doesn't, then jgweed's suggestion would be one of the first steps you should take in troubleshooting.

Are other programs running slow, too, or only these two games?


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Posted 09 May 2007 - 08:43 PM

I don't have any programs running in the background. I don't even run Norton, yet DOS seems to insist that it still exists...

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 10:56 AM

Have you tried running it in Windows 95 Compatibility or how about downloading a DOS emulator such as DOS box and playing it? It might just be that the computer is too fast for the game.

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