you didn't tell us that some games load and some don't.
Make sure you have the latest DirectX installed
try re-installing the game.
If that doesn't work...
it may be that the opening video files are corrupt. You can try moving them to a diff. folder so they don't load when the game loads.
Thanks for the advice arges86! I will give this a shot.
BTW - Win7 comes Dx11 so that is the latest. But the video files are another matter...here is what happened with NFS:
1. I installed the game
2. it ran without incident - for about 3 hours
3. I went on to do other things and shut down the machine
4. another day I proceeded to load the game - it would not load no matter what I tried
With Battlefield Badcompany2:
well I have never been able to get the game to run. the best i have had here is the opening screen where you set yourself up for about 1 min. Go figure.
What really confuses me though is why other games run flawlessly! Surely the nvidia drivers can't be that unstable given that the two games that do not behave properly are in fact spread over a long period of time (NFS old) (B badcompany 2 new)
I just don't know what to make of this....