3690 is the Acer "Series" the model is usually something like "AS3690-2009",
if you look at the bottom of your computer you should find this information,
but judging from the fact that you have a Celeron M CPU, only 1 Gig of RAM
and are running in Windows Vista Basic, I'd guess that your Video card is
probably not powerful enough to handle this game.
If you want to get this game going, you probably can, but we still need to
make sure you video card drivers are up to date.
Click your Start Menu button
Find Computer on the right and RIGHT-CLICK on this line.
a pop-up menu will appear, select "Properties" from this menu.
From the new window the comes up Click Device Manager on the left side and
accept the UAC security check.
From the new window, click on the Plus signs next to "Display Adapaters" and
"Sound, video and game controllers"
The info that appears under these lines are you video card and your sound
card driver names.
Respond with that info.
If your Video card says the following, you can find drivers at the websites
Intel - http://www.intel.com
nVidia - http://www.nvidia.com
ATi - http://ati.amd.com
As I said earlier, your system more than likely is NOT designed for gaming,
espically something as complex as graphically robust as Oblivion. At the
very LEAST you should upgrade your system to 2 Gigs of RAM if you want to
even attempt to play this game. Ideally you want to sell this notebook and
buy a gaming desktop.
"culliot" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I'm not sure where to look to get the hardware specs. I have not loaded
> anything on the computer except an HP printer. We purchased the PC in May
> 2007. I'm not sure how to change the compatibility mode or even see which
> mode I'm running in. As far as I know I am running as the administrator as
> loaded the game as the "Home" user and I was able to change security
> with no problems. The specs below are copied directly from the System and
> Maintence option in the Control Panel but I'm not sure if they are exactly
> what you wanted to see.
> Model: Aspire 3690
> Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU 520 @ 1.60GHZ
> Memory (RAM): 1014 MB
> System type: 32-bit Operating System
> The game does the same thing if I run from the games window or if I just
> the disc in and click play from the main menu.
> Sorry - I can find things no problem if you wouldn't mind telling me where
> to look but I'm extremely new to the gaming world.
> "Brian" wrote:
>> List Hardware Spec: Do you have the latest video and sound drivers
>> from the manufacturers website. Are you trying to run oblivion in 32 bit
>> compatibility mode? Are you " running as administrator". Are you
>> Oblivion from the games folder in windows?
>> "culliot" wrote:
>> > I loaded Oblivion The Elder Scrolls IV Game of the Year Edition on
>> > Windows
>> > Vista but it will not run. The game's main menu comes up when the disc
>> > is
>> > inserted but when I click play a small blank window opens with Oblivion
>> > as
>> > the title and another information box opens stating that Oblivion has
>> > stopped
>> > working.
>> > I am running Windows Vista Home Basic Version 6.0.
>> > Any ideas?
>> > --
>> > culliot