Thread: Just Cause 2 freezing/crashing within minutes of launch

Just Cause 2 freezing/crashing within minutes of launch

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
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    3

    Just Cause 2 freezing/crashing within minutes of launch

    Hi there,
    I recently got Just Cause 2 in a steam sale, and I really love it.
    I had no trouble with it for a long time, until one day when it crashed a few minutes after startup.

    The trigger seems to be random i.e. I could be flying a plane or running around and it could freeze, however I have noticed if it does not crash within the first 10 minutes, it will not crash at all. ( I have had sessions where it does not crash)

    Nothing seems to fix it, however when i validate files on steam, it seems to download something (No idea what).

    Any help is much appreciated

    DxDiag:


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    System Information
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    Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.100608-0458)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Advent
    System Model: PQD4003
    BIOS: BIOS Date: 10/17/08 14:48:20 Ver: 08.00.14
    Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9550 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
    Memory: 4094MB RAM
    Page File: 2393MB used, 6005MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 10
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 6.00.6001.18000 32bit Unicode

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    DxDiag Notes
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    Display Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
    Input Tab: No problems found.

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    DirectX Debug Levels
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    Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
    DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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    Display Devices
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    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce 8800 GTS
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0193&SUBSYS_22521682&REV_A2
    Display Memory: 2084 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 293 MB
    Shared Memory: 1791 MB
    Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
    Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
    Driver Version: 8.17.0011.9562 (English)
    DDI Version: 10
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 11/21/2009 02:34:54, 11775080 bytes

  2. #2
    Join the club...Im getting just about the same thing....can maybe play it for 2-15 minutes....screen freezes...goes black....but then you can still hear the game and what your doing...I tried everything I found when I googled the problem...I cant figure this out...Im doing no OC'ing at all....replaced a PS, replaced brand new memory, lowered the command rate on the memory form 1T to 2T, refresh rate command to 60hz in the launch options, I finally uninstalled it, and re-downloaded it on Steam. Ill let you know if it helped...I still think its something on the driver side of the video card.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
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    I have read lots of people with that problem (Where the game sound plays in the background)
    However, after testing if this was the case, I cannot hear the sound play in the background. It simply plays the last sound (Like the wind in a parachute) or plays nothing at all.

    Thanks for the help though

  4. #4
    Originally Posted by Jetman
    I have read lots of people with that problem (Where the game sound plays in the background)
    However, after testing if this was the case, I cannot hear the sound play in the background. It simply plays the last sound (Like the wind in a parachute) or plays nothing at all.
    Thanks for the help though
    Hi, any fix for this ? Anything to try out ?
    Thanks