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Author Topic: Mame Reboots on Certain Games?  (Read 2348 times)

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Mame Reboots on Certain Games?
« on: April 30, 2002, 11:58:34 am »
I have a 27" zenith TV currently hooked up to my PC via an Svidio connection as a dual monitor. Most games seem to work on it but some reboot my machine. Is this a refresh rate problem? The game 19xx does it for sure but works fine if i run it off just my normal 17" monitor.

Any ideas for a fix or something i could try?

Thanks

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Re: Mame Reboots on Certain Games?
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2002, 08:28:54 pm »
First thing I would do is check the video drivers I am using under the OS.  It clearly indicates driver / software problem for the video card.
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Re: Mame Reboots on Certain Games?
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2002, 08:06:21 am »
Agreed - Windows XP, by default, will auto-restart the machine in the event of a general protection fault (rather than show the "Blue Screen of Death" - BSOD).

You can re-enable the BSOD by right-clicking on My Computer (its under one of the tabs - uncheck the box that says something to the effect of "restart in the event of crash").

Once you get the BSOD, you should be able to see what is causing the issue.  Most likely culprit is the video drivers.   If you have an Athlon proc with a VIA chiptset, be sure to install the latest VIA 4 in 1 drivers as well as the most recent drivers for your videocard (download them of the vendor site).

I had similar problems, and this fixed it.
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