if the game doesn't start

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if the game doesn't start

Post by jack1974 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:15 pm

If you try starting the game and the small logo shows but the game won't load and seems stuck, try the following:
In the Win7 Resource Monitor app, in the Overview or CPU tabs, you'll find the list of running processes. If a process is "stuck", it'll be highlighted with red text.

You can right click on any process, and in the context menu, you'll see "Analyze Wait Chain...". Click that. In a nutshell, it lists the threads in a process that are blocking on a resource currently owned by another process. Better still, it tells you who the owning process/thread is! With that info, you can take corrective action, such as killing the child process that's not giving up the resource.

You can find more about wait chains here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library ... S.85).aspx

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