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This is beginning to get under my skin now. I have tried everything. I thought it was Tequila at first so I switched to the HC launcher, doesn't solve anything.
Some days the game works swimmingly other days it works like dog shit, like today. I can't even play for 2 mins without it going haywire. What does it do?: I'll be playing the game normally, it freezes, cuts to a black screen with the music looping, then it kicks me out of the game to a white screen with a pop window that says: City of Heroes has stopped working a program has caused the game to stop working properly. Windows is checking for a solution.
Does anyone else have this problem and how would I fix it? Maybe it's the drivers? Updated. I ran the file as admin and changed the compatibility. I have no idea what is causing can anyone help me figure this out??? This game is unplayable like this!

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Well by the description the most probable are 2 reasons:

 

1. Problem with the GPU either drivers or its overheating/dieing so a complete fresh install of drivers could help and monitoring the heat with a program like MSI Afterburner

2. 3rd Party Software of any kind interfering, make a list what is running in task manager while program is running smooth and then compare it when its not working

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But how is overheating an issue? Some days it works fine. In fact when I try to play the game it changes my background from an Asus look to a more windows 7i-sh look after it clears itself up. The reason being is that when I turn the PC on for the first time during the day and open the game it gives me that issue. All I do is browse the web.


I am having a second issue in game and I have no idea how to fix it. It's this:  I have no idea how to fix it.

 

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You have opened just to many power trays, just rightclick on the number 1 of the loose ones (not the 3 at right bottom) and then use option "close tray".

 

Well Fans could be dusty or the room has different temperatures to start with, overheating is always possible if something is not working right, especially if it works for short time and then goes haywire as u described.

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Thank you I appreciate it. I think it could be my drivers so i will try uninstalling and doing a fresh install. I update them all the time is there on in particular I need for this game?

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well Open Gl Drivers for the GPU, but normally if not Onboard Intel GPU they should be included.

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On 5/22/2022 at 12:38 PM, ColdHeart said:

This game is unplayable like this!

 

I don't know how old your computer is or what version of windows you may be running (if you are running windows at all)

Have you run all your Windows updates?

if you are using the hard drive launcher click on the ... in the window for the server  you are launching and click on verify.

Have you done a full hard drive scan for viruses?

If you virus checker can do it, I would have it run a registry cleaner.

Clear all the cookies from your browsers.

Gave you run a check on your hard drive to check for damage sectors?

 

On 5/23/2022 at 6:13 PM, ColdHeart said:

I am having a second issue in game and I have no idea how to fix it. It's this:  I have no idea how to fix it.

 

Right click on the number in one of the extra trays. Click on close tray. Continue doing this until all the extra trays are closed.

 

Are you viewing the game on a television?

if so, you may have to go in and change the frame size, because it looks like to me that you are not seeing the whole screen image. It looks like the Hit Point bar is off the top of the screen on the right. 

 

Try typing /menu to get into the option and set everything to default and see if that helps.

 

If someone posts a reply quoting me and I don't reply, they are most probably on ignore.

Some of them even know that I have them on ignore.

But that won't stop some of them from bullying and harassing people, because some of them love to do it.

It's who they are. There is a group of them that have banded together to do it. They think that it is acceptable.

Ignore is a tool to improve your gaming experience. Don't feel bad about using it.

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9 hours ago, SuggestorK said:

well Open Gl Drivers for the GPU, but normally if not Onboard Intel GPU they should be included.

I have to figure out how to do this as I am not PC savvy but I know I have an AMD processor not INTEL.

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8 hours ago, UltraAlt said:

 

I don't know how old your computer is or what version of windows you may be running (if you are running windows at all)

Have you run all your Windows updates?

if you are using the hard drive launcher click on the ... in the window for the server  you are launching and click on verify.

Have you done a full hard drive scan for viruses?

If you virus checker can do it, I would have it run a registry cleaner.

Clear all the cookies from your browsers.

Gave you run a check on your hard drive to check for damage sectors?

 

 

Right click on the number in one of the extra trays. Click on close tray. Continue doing this until all the extra trays are closed.

 

Are you viewing the game on a television?

if so, you may have to go in and change the frame size, because it looks like to me that you are not seeing the whole screen image. It looks like the Hit Point bar is off the top of the screen on the right. 

 

Try typing /menu to get into the option and set everything to default and see if that helps.

 

There's a lot here to unpack so i will take it one step at a time: I got the 2nd issue solved with the trays so thank you SuggestorK!
I am viewing the game on a monitor not a tv. I thought that HP bar being at the top right is normal but it is a monitor.

As per how old my PC is I'd say it is really old around....2014ish I can show you the specs if need be? No I have not run all the updates but the issue I have is this: Display driver Nvidia windows kernel mode driver version 47304 has stopped working. And I just uninstalled and reinstalled and the game was working swimmingly yesterday all day...Anyway here are the specs: (If this helps)

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9 hours ago, SuggestorK said:

well Open Gl Drivers for the GPU, but normally if not Onboard Intel GPU they should be included.

I do get this problem: Display driver Nvidia windows kernel mode driver version 47304 has stopped working

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8 hours ago, UltraAlt said:

 

I don't know how old your computer is or what version of windows you may be running (if you are running windows at all)

Have you run all your Windows updates?

if you are using the hard drive launcher click on the ... in the window for the server  you are launching and click on verify.

Have you done a full hard drive scan for viruses?

If you virus checker can do it, I would have it run a registry cleaner.

Clear all the cookies from your browsers.

Gave you run a check on your hard drive to check for damage sectors?

 

 

Right click on the number in one of the extra trays. Click on close tray. Continue doing this until all the extra trays are closed.

 

Are you viewing the game on a television?

if so, you may have to go in and change the frame size, because it looks like to me that you are not seeing the whole screen image. It looks like the Hit Point bar is off the top of the screen on the right. 

 

Try typing /menu to get into the option and set everything to default and see if that helps.

 

Truth be told my PC has always worked fine throughout the years and I never saw an issue to replace it. Normally unless something breaks or dies I would replace and I have not done that here. The only games that have given me an issue similar to this one are: CoH, WoW, and ESO. Gw2, LoL, RIFT, FF14 have run swimmingly...
Also no not all updates are available this latest one had an error and could not do it. 
Hard drive launcher...I clicked it from an icon on the desktop background. I will try that.
Full scan for viruses I have Microsoft Security Essentials do a scan and it seems fine.
I may have to clear all cookies and do a hard drive scan.
Check for damage sectors? Not sure how to do that I can Google it.

All really helpful, thank you.

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If you go into "My PC" or "My Computer", you should see your C:\ drive (not a shortcut to same).

Right-click on the C:\ drive and choose "Properties" from the menu. The Tools tab has an option to check the filesystem for errors.

 

CoH doesn't use the registry or your browser, so I wouldn't mess with either.

You may want to launch HC, click the "..." below and to the right of the big green Ready button, and choose "Verify Files."

Let it do its thing.

 

Then click the ... menu again and select "Settings". The 3rd tab down, Homecoming, should have an option to "Reset graphics settings on next run". You want to check that box, quit out, and try again.

 

Since you mentioned a failed update, you might have a broken whatever-it-was-you-tried-to-update. The fix for that is usually to uninstall it, then try to update again. If it fails again, post the error here and I'll try to help. You best bet might be to reinstall your old version, and avoid that update. With Win7, you're likely going to have to get used to missing out on updates.

 

Good luck, and I hope to see you in-game soon!

Disclaimer: Not a medical doctor. Do not take medical advice from Doctor Ditko.

Also, not a physicist. Do not take advice on consensus reality from Doctor Ditko.

But games? He used to pay his bills with games. (He's recovering well, thanks for asking!)

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11 hours ago, ColdHeart said:

I thought that HP bar being at the top right is normal but it is a monitor.

 

In your screenshot, it appears that the HP baris off the top of the screen along with other things that would be normally visible if you were taking a screenshot versus some clipped image of the screen. It obviously isn't showing the full viewing area.

 

11 hours ago, ColdHeart said:

Display driver Nvidia windows kernel mode driver version 47304 has stopped working.

 

Yeah, you may need to rollback to legacy drivers.

My laptop that is from even the early  2010's has to use the legacy drivers.

 

11 hours ago, ColdHeart said:

And I just uninstalled and reinstalled and the game was working swimmingly yesterday all day.

 

Good. 

Sounds like it is fixed for you.

Have fun.

If someone posts a reply quoting me and I don't reply, they are most probably on ignore.

Some of them even know that I have them on ignore.

But that won't stop some of them from bullying and harassing people, because some of them love to do it.

It's who they are. There is a group of them that have banded together to do it. They think that it is acceptable.

Ignore is a tool to improve your gaming experience. Don't feel bad about using it.

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1 hour ago, DoctorDitko said:

CoH doesn't use the registry or your browser, so I wouldn't mess with either.

 

Yeah, so they say, but I know it has resolved issues for me in the past regardless of what the professionals say.

Maybe it's just my way to activate the tech gremlins to attach the glitches.

 

Clearing the cookies isn't going to cause problems on your computer.

If you use the default settings on a registry cleaner, you are generally going to be good. I turn off the options to clear any Windows stuff because sometimes Windows depends on it in future updates. As long as you aren't over cleaning you registries, it shouldn't cause any issues.

I run the Optimizer on Webroot probaby once a week and it clears all the cookies in all the browsers as well as cleaning the registries.

 

If someone posts a reply quoting me and I don't reply, they are most probably on ignore.

Some of them even know that I have them on ignore.

But that won't stop some of them from bullying and harassing people, because some of them love to do it.

It's who they are. There is a group of them that have banded together to do it. They think that it is acceptable.

Ignore is a tool to improve your gaming experience. Don't feel bad about using it.

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I play on a win 7 comp that was build 2011 so its not the hardware per se.. but it is  the nvidia driver that is failing, i got that same error on browser game/coh and was wondering what is happening, then i found out, even browser games (if u use many of em) use so much graphical ram that my nvidia 660 with 2 GB Graphic Ram  was not able to sustain it anymore.. so i upgrade my comp with a newer Graphics Card (a 1050s) one with 4 GB ram, since then all is smooth (that was about 3 Months ago).

 

Under Win 7 i use this Program to watch my Grapic Cards usage "GPU Observer" from Orbmu2k u can have it permanently shown on desktop as sidebar, as u can see i use 3,3 GB Ram of it and thats just with Browser Gaming in Background .

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https://orbmu2k.de/sidebar-gadgets/gpu-observer-sidebar-gadget

 

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