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If I load up Ghost Recon, I can play one game. Single, or multiplayer, it will load fine. The next game I try to play however will always freeze on the loading screen. If it's the next campaign mission, multiplayer map rotation, I abort and start a new one, it will always freeze. The skull in the logo will spin like normal for loading, then it will stop, and the game is completely frozen. I can ctrl+alt+delete it to exit.

Any ideas? I'm running Vista.

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Most of us who are running Vista have this same problem.

In my case it may be Vid drivers still on Beta, but sound and or both could be the problem.

It seems to be the map change cycle at fault.

If you die say at checkpoint 2 mission 1 you can reload the same save point, but try and do a new mission or come out of missions and play MP it will freez.

Try running the game in Admin Mod right click destop icon run as adminstrator.

I put XP on a sep drive just to be able to play.

Not much help Im afraid.

Oh and the Log file error code has been sent to Ubisoft and Grin.

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Hi, I've joined these forums in order to ask this question and hope someone has found a solution.

Many people using GRAW on Vista seem to experience a crash/freeze when loading a 2nd map.

Meaning that they are able to run the game, load a single or multiplayer map/game, however when returning to a loading screen for a second time (to load a different map). This game will either freeze (requiring an AltCtrlDelete) or crash to desktop.

The solution that I have seen the most is this:

1. Make sure the user running the program has full control to the Graw folder and all subdirectories.

It seems that this has helped no one. Here is my experience:

-I have done this, I have given ALL users full control, I have run the game as an admin, nothing solves the problem.

Please only reply if you run GRAW on Vista and have something worthwhile to add (either your experience with the issue, or suggested solutions) OR if you have a worthwhile suggestion.

(Last lines are to ensure that this does not become a complain thread).

Thanks,

Dev38

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We are seeing about 120 members on both forums with the same issue, this also seems to be the only issue across the board, which should make it easier to sort out.

We know Ubi will not support officailly this they have already said, we might get some unofficail support though.

If you do get this error please post your .xml log file on the post too, this will help.

Control Panel

Problem reports and solutions

click on GRAW error.

You should see this.

Description

A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.

Problem signature

Problem Event Name: AppHangB1

Application Name: GRAW.exe

Application Version: 0.0.0.0

Application Timestamp: 452e39af

Hang Signature: 10ee

Hang Type: 2048

OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.768.3

Locale ID: 2057

Additional Hang Signature 1: d24ea5a8210238117b03788bd3e9ae7a

Additional Hang Signature 2: 2c1f

Additional Hang Signature 3: 55669895bb9fbbdd7929fb62cc5cafb9

Additional Hang Signature 4: 10ee

Additional Hang Signature 5: d24ea5a8210238117b03788bd3e9ae7a

Additional Hang Signature 6: 2c1f

Additional Hang Signature 7: 55669895bb9fbbdd7929fb62cc5cafb9

Extra information about the problem

Bucket ID: 18563876

It will help a lot.

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Same problem, loading second map in multiplayer.

CPU = 2.66 GHz INTEL E6700 CORE2DUO 4M 1066

GPU = Palit GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 (NV-PE-8800GTX-768) - Dual-Link DVI / PCI-E / HDTV + Asus Ageia PhysX 128MB 128-bit GDDR3 (PCI)

MEM = GEIL 2GB DDR2 PC6400 4-4-4-12

SOUND = Creative SB X-Fi Platinum

VISTA VERSION = Home Premium

GAME VERSION = GRAW 1.35

Complete config

Description

A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.

Problem signature

Problem Event Name: AppHangB1

Application Name: GRAW.exe

Application Version: 0.0.0.0

Application Timestamp: 452e39af

Hang Signature: 184b

Hang Type: 2048

OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.768.3

Locale ID: 1053

Additional Hang Signature 1: 7f07b8b6d933425da03ce3347f03789f

Additional Hang Signature 2: bd0b

Additional Hang Signature 3: 3f201dbad7532e044fffd2b4362ccda1

Additional Hang Signature 4: 184b

Additional Hang Signature 5: 7f07b8b6d933425da03ce3347f03789f

Additional Hang Signature 6: bd0b

Additional Hang Signature 7: 3f201dbad7532e044fffd2b4362ccda1

GRAW.exe.xml

 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>
<WAIT_CHAIN_LIST VERSION="1.51">
<WAIT_CHAIN DEADLOCK="false" CROSS_PROC="false">
<HUNG_HWND>
15009a </HUNG_HWND>
<PARAMETERS>
<APPNAME>GRAW.exe</APPNAME>
<APPVER>0.0.0.0</APPVER>
<APPSTAMP>452e39af</APPSTAMP>
<STACKHASH>
<ALGORITHM>MODULELIST</ALGORITHM>
<FULLHASH>7f07b8b6d933425da03ce3347f03789f</FULLHASH>
<RESTRICTEDHASH>184b</RESTRICTEDHASH>
</STACKHASH>
<STACKHASH>
<ALGORITHM>MODULEOFFSET_SELEXCL</ALGORITHM>
<FULLHASH>3f201dbad7532e044fffd2b4362ccda1</FULLHASH>
<RESTRICTEDHASH>bd0b</RESTRICTEDHASH>
</STACKHASH>
<UITHREADSTACKHASH>
<ALGORITHM>MODULELIST</ALGORITHM>
<FULLHASH>7f07b8b6d933425da03ce3347f03789f</FULLHASH>
<RESTRICTEDHASH>184b</RESTRICTEDHASH>
</UITHREADSTACKHASH>
<UITHREADSTACKHASH>
<ALGORITHM>MODULEOFFSET_SELEXCL</ALGORITHM>
<FULLHASH>3f201dbad7532e044fffd2b4362ccda1</FULLHASH>
<RESTRICTEDHASH>bd0b</RESTRICTEDHASH>
</UITHREADSTACKHASH>
<TYPECODE>800</TYPECODE>
</PARAMETERS>
<WAIT_NODE NODE_ID="0">
<WAIT_THREAD>
<PID>bec</PID>
<TID>bb0</TID>
<PROCESS_NAME>GRAW.exe</PROCESS_NAME>
<WAIT_TIME>0</WAIT_TIME>
<CONTEXT_SWITCHES>2021782</CONTEXT_SWITCHES>
</WAIT_THREAD>
<WAIT_TYPE>
<NAME></NAME>
<ID>Unknown</ID>
</WAIT_TYPE>
<WAIT_BLOCKINGTHREAD>
<PID>0</PID>
<TID>0</TID>
<PROCESS_NAME></PROCESS_NAME>
<NODE_ID>0</NODE_ID>
</WAIT_BLOCKINGTHREAD>
<FILE>
<NAME>GRAW.exe.hu.kdmp</NAME>
<TYPE>Dump</TYPE>
</FILE>
</WAIT_NODE>
</WAIT_CHAIN>
<FILES TRUNCATED="false">
</FILES>
</WAIT_CHAIN_LIST>


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And heres another one.

Program Comatibility

Problem signature

Problem Event Name: PCA2

Problem Signature 01: GRAW.exe

Problem Signature 02: 0.0.0.0

Problem Signature 03: GRAW.exe

Problem Signature 04: unknown

Problem Signature 05: unknown

Problem Signature 06: 200

Problem Signature 07: -1

OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.768.3

Locale ID: 1053

Extra information about the problem

Bucket ID: 9804858

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Uh... Yes and no.

All I have done since I last played was run updates a few times, and now it works; so it was probably the vista updates.

HOWEVER: The game remains very unstable while loading. I do not get freezes on 2nd, 3rd, etc map load that much anymore BUT I do occasionally freeze when I FIRST try to join a server/load a map. This generally occurs when I am running a freshly downloaded map (ie. I download the map ingame, restart the game, and attempt to join the server running the new map).

I suspect this may be because my windows user (although I am the only user/admin) doesn't have "Full Control" over the newly downloaded map. (I have previously given myself "Full Control" over the entire Ubisoft folder.

I haven't had enough experience with this problem to post anything definite so I'll repost/edit when I find out more.

But yes, for now, the Vista updates seemed to solve the general 2nd map loading problem and make gameplay more possible.

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Ok, sorry for the double post but its acting as a bump.

I recently discovered that the problem is not completely gone. Map loading still freezes about 30 percent of the time. Sometimes first map load of the game, sometimes 3 or 4 maps in. But regardless, It still occationally freezes on mapload.

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Try this in vista as it may help. to give users full access go to C:\program files\ubisoft.

Right click, properties. Security. select user and give full access. Anything in program files is protected so this or installing it outside of program files is the only way to have full control for standard users. BTW this works for games in XP also. If you don't have the tab (security) go to windows explorer, folder options, view and at the bottom uncheck simple file sharing (in XP)

This may help you. I've been working with vista for a bit and GRAW 1 issues.

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Nvidia just released new beta vista drivers.

Here is the 32bit link

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_158.18.html

Here is the 64 bit

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x64_158.18.html

Here is the highlight relevant to GRAW 1 and GRAW 2 in the release notes listed as fixed

• Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter–the game hangs on the second

attempt at loading a level after restarting the application.

• Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2–there is screen corruption in

the game.

Please report if it fixed your issue as others here at Gr.net will be anxious to hear

There are many other fixes listed in the release notes'

Here is a direct link to see these. http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/158....lease_Notes.pdf

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Looks like it fixed the problem with freezing GRAW when loading second map for me.

Played for two hours this afternoon without any problems.

Runing Vista Home premium 32bit with 8800gtx

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I made a complete reinstall of drivers using Driver Cleaner first. Using windows update drivers.

And a clean reinstall of GRAW + 1.35 patch as administrator.

Then i run GRAW as admin. It worked for a while, but now its freezing again when loading second map.

Using Vista home premium 32 bit.

I will try the new

ForceWare Release 158

Version: 158.18

Release Date: April 17, 2007

Beta Driver

tonight and will post the result here when done.

EDIT

Looks like it fixed the problem with freezing GRAW when loading second map for me.

Played for two hours this afternoon without any problems.

Windows Vista 32-bit driver download

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