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03-15-2004, 12:15 PM
hi all, i get this message when i try to play the game. install went ok, i have patch 3.01 & i have been running the game w/ varying degrees of success fo 2 days now. (since saturday)
i have tried different cd drives, same message. my char is level 7, i dont want to reinstall but i cant get into the game anymore.
i do not have a ripped cd, i am kinda thinkin' i got a bad cd and it only reads intermittently. is that possible?

i also get BSOD "IRQ_NOT_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL_TO" after a random crash. any ideas?

thanks for letting people post their probs here for free, it is an invaluable service.

03-15-2004, 03:59 PM
sorry, forgot to include sys specs in above post:

amd 2000 (1.6ghz)
512MB crucial
Nvidia A7n266 MoBo
128 MB radeon 9200
(1) LITEON CD drive, & (1) no name cd burner
WinXP Pro

Boba Rhett
03-15-2004, 04:21 PM
If you haven't already, update the drivers for your Radeon card. :) That usually fixes this problem for people.

03-15-2004, 05:01 PM
thanks for replying, however i have the most up to date driver dowloaded directly from their site.
any other ideas?

is it a bad idea to run a ATI graph card w/ a Nvidia mobo?
i have had the same BSOD error trying to play Icewind Dale (another bioware game) also.

03-28-2004, 08:07 AM
Originally posted by redwookie

is it a bad idea to run a ATI graph card w/ a Nvidia mobo?

thats like pitting a semi and skateboard in a chicken fight match, it just doesn't work, ATI and NVidia do not like to go together, i would suggest get an NVidia card, or a board that supports ATI

Renegade Angel
10-01-2005, 09:01 AM
Sorry for bumpbing, but for future players who get this problem, put your disc in th eother disc tray. (If you have to drives) Simple.