My video is fine running in Windows XP, everything looks normal and boots normal. As soon as I launch a game like Ghost Recon (original) I can see the main menu, select default graphics settings. Then select a mission, and the next screen I loose the background image, I can select continue then the screen image is black but I can see the on-screen heads up items, and gun sight, but no background image. I tried un-installing the video drivers and re-install. Also this is a fresh install of GR. I believe that other games will also go black after launching them. Any ideas? Do I just need to replace my Radeon X800GT card?
I just got this PC back from a friend who borrowed it for a while. He said that it used to work just fine, then just stopped working. I do realize that it is an old GPU and it is probably failing, and needs to be replaced. I might just gut it and put all new parts in it. I was just looking for any other suggestions for a possible fix. At this point it is just a spare PC for my kids. Have any of you tried the whole video card in the oven trick?
It is the original first version of Call of Duty, I don't think it had any other name. It is from about 9-10 years ago. Same thing with the Ghost Recon. I have tried setting all video options to the lowest in GR and it still won't work. Both games used to play just fine on all max video settings.