Are you running XP? Is this a newer computer? Did it come with XP or did you install it later? Is it a retail version of XP or an OEM from a previous system?
I am running xp sp3. It is a newer computer that I built. I installed xp on a previous computer and used that hard drive on this computer. It had drivers from old system on it but I think I deleted them all.
Go to Start and run dxdiag -- does it report errors?
No errors reported
Go to Start and run devmgmt.msc, expand the display adapter section -- does it report any errors?
no errors reported
skipped opening cinematics, graphics are set to 1024x768, and anti alias is off.
File 'Age3Log.txt' opened at Fri Aug 03 17:40:48 2012
PreGame 8082: Game locale: English
PreGame 9440: Unable to get SLI mode!
Found this in my games folder. Not sure what that means. I thought sli was for dual video cards and I only have one. I do have two displays though.
Also I saved dxdiag info but I don't know how to post it here. Sorry. here is first screen
Time of this report: 8/3/2012, 17:47:48
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.120504-1619)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: MSI
System Model: MS-7640
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1075T Processor, MMX, 3DNow (6 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 3200MB RAM
Page File: 398MB used, 4685MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Display Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.
I did go through and run the tests on each tab as well. They all worked
Thanks for suggestions and your time!