=?Utf-8?B?SHlkcmE=?= <Hydra@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> Hi, all. I have a problem starting KOTOR2 on Vista. There's a error
> message each time starting up that the program has stopped running and
> needs to close (I've managed to get past the first cutscene several
> times in the beginning before the error shows). The error has been
> reported, but no solutions.
> I know my computer isn't especially designed for gaming, but it still
> is able to run Halo CE fairly well. Which is strange if it's the
> hardware causing it. I would think that Halo is more demanding than
> KOTOR, and KOTOR's graphics and gameplay are relatively simple.
> When I looked at the system requirement information, I have green in
> all categories except two that are not met at the recommended level
> (yellow). A red indicator won't allow it to run, and I have no red
> The yellows are the CPU, which is at 1.60GHz. KOTOR's recommended IS
> at 1.6GHz (Pentium 4 or Athlon XP Class) with a minimal 1.0GHz
> required for Pentium 3 and Athlon. I'm using a Intel Dual Core.
Intel Core 2 Duo at 1.6Ghz is (often) faster than an older P4/XP 1.6Ghz
CPU, you should be OK. Programs that are multi-threaded aware will run
faster on a Dual Core because they you both "Cores" or CPUs at the same
time. I don't think KOTOR2 is Multicore aware, but shouldn't matter.
> I have a Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family
You're fine with this integrated chipset.
> And the Problem Reports and Solutons Windows Utility, it said that the
> fault was a APPCRASH. Sorry for the technical jargon, but is it
> crashing because of a hardware requirement issue or something else?
Could be heat, could be you're using old drivers.
You can get the latest drivers for your video from:
You can get the latest Chipset drivers for your system from:
Download and run these two files, reboot and try the game again.
If that does not help, it could be heat, try taking the side panel off
your computer to allow more airflow into the system. See if that helps.
Close other programs running on your system (use task-manager), simply
right click on some of the icons near your clock and choose quit or exit
if the option is there. Don't worry, they'll come back when you reboot.