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Call of Duty 1 and UO black screen on startup

  • PC gaming
  • Call of Duty
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Last response: in Video Games
September 5, 2010 2:14:57 AM

Hello, I recently decided to play CoD 1 again. After I had started the game the menu screen did not show up, instead I get a black screen and nothing else, no buttons or sounds. I can only alt-ctrl-delete to find out it has stopped responding. This happens in both games and in sp and mp modes. I re-installed both games twice.

Are there any possible fixes?

The only thing I have updated is my drivers for my HD 4650.
The game recently worked last time I played it which was about 3 months ago


XP Prof. SP3
XFX HD4650 1GB
500W PSU
ASUS M4n78 Pro Mobo
AMD Phenom 9600 x4 @2.3GHz

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September 6, 2010 12:14:57 AM

Set your sound card's output to 16 bit 44100hz.
September 6, 2010 8:01:02 PM

How can I do this?
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September 6, 2010 8:16:25 PM

Right click on sound icon - click playback devices - right click on speakers - click properties - go to advanced tab - check what the default settings are - then set your sound card's output to 16 bit 44100hz.

this is just a troubleshooting step - if it doesnt work try setting the compatibility of the programs to xp or earlier - disable desktop composition - and run as administrator

these suggestions might help as well
September 6, 2010 8:42:45 PM

I don't see anything about playback devices etc.

I don't have a sound card, its built into the mobo.
Its Via HD Audio

Would it be something in control panel -> sounds and audio devices?

Edit: I have already tried with compatibility
September 7, 2010 11:10:16 PM

Thats right - if you cannot access sound controls from the taskbar - go to the control panel - then hardware and sound - then click on sound and it will show your playback devices - then follow my previous instructions.
September 8, 2010 2:21:45 AM

I went through the entire sounds and audio devices and I still cant find an option or button to change the output to 16 bit. All I see is hardware acceleration and sample rate conversion quality. I tried moving the sliders down to see if it worked, but no luck. Your information is really helpful atm though. I just need to know where exactly to change the output to 16bit. I cant see anything about my sound card.
September 9, 2010 8:11:01 PM

Hmm, thanks.. but the video's PC has vista and I only have XP. So I don't see any of these options, I've gone in advanced mode, and there is nothing about changing the frequency or bit rate. I don't think there is nothing in sounds and audio devices that can help my problem. I really appreciate your help though.
September 11, 2010 8:29:03 PM

Best answer selected by kafuzz.
September 11, 2010 9:48:59 PM

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