Sometimes when I start the game it gets to the point when the main menu is loading and then the music starts playing and then I get this error:
The ialmrnt5 display driver has stopped working normally. Save your work and reboot the system to restore full display functionality. The next time you reboot the machine a dialog will be displayed giving you a chance to upload data about this failure to Microsoft.
...and then, needless to say, the screen goes to minimum resolution and I have to reboot. This used to only happen with certain mods (corporate addon, clone wars v4 demo, any mod that changes the gui), but now it happens even with stock EaW and FoC.
There is no apparent pattern to it. I use the gold pack DVD. My specs:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: OptiPlex GX280
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A08
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs)