Call of Duty hangs everytime I try to run it in either Single or Multiplayer mode.

Everytime I try running the program it hangs at different points.  I have the sneaking feeling it has something to do with the graphics drivers but I am not sure.  It never hangs in the same place, sometimes it is at the menu screen and other times I am partly in the game.

I have tried disabling my antivirius software, updating my graphics drivers which seem to make it worse.  Any thoughts would be appreciated.  I have tried some of the recommendations from other forums but with no luck.

My computer:
  1.3 GHz AMD processor
   512MB RAM
   NVidia GForce 2 Video card
   Microsoft ME OS
DnGreenwoodAsked:
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Wojciech DudaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Ah one thing. Make sure your machine does not have overheating problems. MAke sure there is no dust in the radiators at least and/or try to run with your PC case open.
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Wojciech DudaCommented:
What kind of GForce 2 card is it? Not sure if you can run the game on that.

Try the following:

Reinstall updated drivers for your mainboard, soundcard and video card. For Video card drivers remember to uninstall them, reboot, install the new ones. (BTW, get the real NVIDIA drivers from http://www.nvidia.com not the manufacturer ones).
Try to reinstall DirectX.
Try patching the game with the newest patch. (Can get it from http://www.patches-scrolls.com).
Afterwards run dxdiag (Go to Start, Run, in the box type dxdiag and press Enter). Run the tests to see if anything goes wrong.
Update Windows via Windows Update.
Do a full check for viruses, spyware and adware.
Make a System File Check:Go to Start, Run, in the box type sfc /scannow and press Enter.

You might want to try an older(!) and/or independent video card driver version from http://www.omegadrivers.net/
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DnGreenwoodAuthor Commented:
Thanks.  I will give this a try tonight and let you know how it works out!!!
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Wojciech DudaCommented:
Any success?
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DnGreenwoodAuthor Commented:
I finally solved the problem last night.  And this is probably something that we should all keep in mind!!  It turns out that after all of the updating of drivers, virus scanning, etc.  to no avail. That the problem turned out to be with overheating of the CPU.  I pulled the chasis off and looked over the inside of the computer.  What I found was that the cooling fins for the CPU were all clogged with dust!!  I took off the fan that sits above it and vacuum out the fins.  I then reinstalled the fan and booted up the computer.  I let it sit for a half an hour and then tried Call of Duty.  It worked like a charm!!

So much for the high tech approach!!! :)
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Wojciech DudaCommented:
Guess what. What have I suggested two posts above.

> Ah one thing. Make sure your machine does not have overheating problems. Make sure there is no dust in the radiators at least and/or try to run with your PC case open.

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