BioShock crashes on launch (Steam version)
BioShock keeps crashing whenever I try to play it. It gets past the "preparing to launch", shows the BioShock image on the desktop, but before the game actually launches I get hit with a "Bioshock.exe has stopped working, Windows is looking for a solution" message.
I originally put BioShock on the computer via an ethernet cable from a the steamapps common folder of a computer that already had the full game installed (and ran it with my account). I transferred a bunch of other games (Mass Effect series, TESIV, Alpha Protocol, etc) and they all work. After BioShock failed, I uninstalled it and reinstalled it via internet download. Same problem. I uninstalled it again, this time going into the registry with regedit to remove any trace of it. Reinstalled, same problem.
My computer's specs are as follows:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
EVGA Nvidia Geforce 9800 GT 512 MB
Graphics Driver version: 18.104.22.16899
Direct X: 10 and 9.0c installed
Sound Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_7618&SUBSYS_102801DB& REV_1002
Sound Driver Version: 6.01.7600.16385
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4 GHz
4 GB DDR2 RAM
Can anyone suggest something that might help?
Bring up the Start menu and right-click on Computer, selecting Manage.
Drop down the menu for Event Viewer, then Windows Logs, then highlight Application.
Select a corresponding event from the list and post the details in here
- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<Provider Name="Application Error" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-02-01T18:13:27.000000000Z" />
Could be nothing, but that file is apparently related to C++, so updating that would be a good route to go down...
Originally Posted by SSV Enterprise
Visual Runtimes sp1:
Ok, I just found a really weird solution to this. It launches if sound is disabled or...if a microphone is plugged in.
o_O Not really sure what plugging a microphone in does, but it works!
Last edited by SSV Enterprise; 08-08-2011 at 05:49 PM.