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Game Crashes to Desktop

Have recently rebuilt computer ... was running XP but have gone back to ME.
Whenever I try to run Colin McRae Rally 2 in my computer, it crashes to desktop after having a blank screen for a few seconds.
This happens only with this game, I have got Colin McRae Rally (original)running and several other games including Star Wars Rogue Squadron.
All other programs work just fine in my PC.
My system configuration is Windows ME 4.90.3000.  Intel Celeron. 800 HD,  512 MB RAM. Onboard SiS630/730 VGA with 32MB.  I have all the latest drivers installed.  Have also installed DirectX 9.
By the way...  We have another computer which has a different set up but also has ME and the game runs fine on this.
 
 
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boyrageCommented:
If you have not done Windows Update for a long time, click Start > Windows Update to patch up your Windows
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boyrageCommented:
Have you patched your Colin McRae Rally 2 yet?

Some patches available:

http://www.sportplanet.com/cmr2/downloads/index.shtm

http://www.gamershell.com/download_index.shtml
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MandiethAuthor Commented:
I have done all the windows updates and have tried the patches and it still wont work !
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daggoth_666Commented:
Personally i think it is your graphics card, not quite powerful enough.  A lot of people have the misconception that the RAM and CPU will power a game along but i found that when i inserted an AGP graphics card and used that i could run all my 3D games with out them crashing.

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Down4lifeCommented:
. . .just get a new mobo dude with no onboard graphics chips, if your hardcore. . .you know what I mean!
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MikeKaneCommented:
In your graphics card, try setting the antialiasing from auto to disabled or manual.  I find some games (especially Microsoft's games) tend to choke with anti aliasing turned on to auto.  

Good luck

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PiriCommented:
Just loose ME, it's considered the worst OS made by Microsoft.
The grapchic card maybe a little slow for the game and put all the recent patches.
If you loose ME no point in installing XP because of your computer, but put the 98 2ยบ edi instead.
Hope it helps.

P.s.-Raise money for a good machine . :))
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daggoth_666Commented:
I have ME and so far have had half the troubles i had with 98SE and 98.  I don't think that you should lose ME, just upgrade your hardware.

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MandiethAuthor Commented:
Thanks everyone for their comments.
It's definitely the onboard graphics card.  Am currently looking into changing the mother board so I can then upgrade my graphics.  (the current board wont let me change it :(....)
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