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"Danny" <Danny@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:6B323D7C-02F1-49A6-AFDC-575D70611F5B@microsoft.com...
| When i start halo it minimizes and says EXCEPTION! Gathering Exception files
| or something like that, what do i do?
Here's a few specific solutions I've found for Halo Exception Errors:
First and foremost, it's a good idea to always install the latest drivers.
Read how to UPDATE or reinstall your DRIVERS further on.
And now... Here are some of those solutions I promised you...
ATI Radeon 9800 PRO 128: If you experience inconsistent
graphic performance with textures make sure the Mipmap Detail
Level in the ATI Direct3D Control Panel is not set to High Quality.
If you are a Radeon 8500 - 9000 - 9200 user and experiencing
random system restarts as well as an instant restart if changing video
resolution in game you need to go to ATI's Site and download the
new 4.10's which have fixed that BSOD for some players.
Go into Control
Panel / Display / Settings / Advanced / Geforce Tab / Performance
& Quality settings / set Antialiasing and Anisotropic to "Application".
Via Motherboard Chipsets: If you have a Via brand motherboard,
you may need to update to the latest "4-in-1" motherboard chipset
drivers to avoid crashes. More info is in the driver upgrade section.
Don't use refresh managers like ReForce which can cause DX errors,
or could possibly cause exception errors. Either go to Start / Run:
dxdiag and setup the refresh rates in the More Help tab / Override...
Or you can use the -vidmode w,h,r shortcut switch which Forces the
game to run at width, height, refresh rate. Read the COMMAND
LINE SWITCHES section further down in this post for full details.
ex: "C:\Microsoft Games\Halo\halo.exe" -vidmode 1024,768,75
* Don't discount that the switches aren't worth trying. One player
got his game working by using the -useff switch when all else failed.
EXCEPTION ERRORS & POPUP-AD BLOCKERS can cause
Halo to crash and cause "Gathering Exception Data" error messages.
If the error continues click Start / Run: msconfig and disable all of the
programs that are listed in the Startup tab. This has helped others in
fact I have a system troubleshooter for general software / hardware:
issues that occur: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits/Troubleshooting.html
Asherons Call players: If you have Decal running it can cause conflicts.