I've found many suspect their machine when ONE program fails. They have no other issues but that ONE program but seem to forget that if they remove this ONE program then nothing on the machine fails.
Since it's this ONE program I'd take this up with it's company or authors.
I have been trying to Run Auran Trainz Similuator 2006 on my computer. I installed the program and it ran fine once. The program comes actually as 3 programs, the game itself, the content manager, and the content creator plus.
The content manager is designed to manage the content which is either created in the game or is downloaded to the game. The content creator is designed to edit and create new content for the game.
Here is the problem that I am having.
When I first install the entire package, everything works fine with the game. When I close the game then open the program and access the content manager it works fine. When I close down the content manager or attempt to access the content creator (accessed through the content manager) I start having problems.
The problem I always have is the same. I will click on the TrainZ icon on the desktop, which opens the TrainZ Luancher (Launcher.exe).
The Launcher program (Launcher.exe) will almost immediately use 50% of the CPU, with memory usage of roughly 34000K. If I attempt to open the game, nothing happens. If I attempt to open the content manager, the basic screen opens, but with no content showing. It runs as ContentManager.exe in the task manager. The launcher remains running at 50% with roughly the same memory usage. The ContentManager.exe will show as a process but with 00% and roughly 30000K. If I end process in Launcher.exe, the ContentManager.exe will immediately jump to 50% CPU usage and still show the same memory usage. Nothing will happen with the actual performance of the game.
I don't know if this is a problem with the game itself or a processor problem, or a XP problem.
Here is the computer information
Dell Diminension DV051
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.80 GHz
2.79GHz 1.99 GB of RAM
Physical Address Extention
System: Microsoft Windows XP
Media Center Edition
Service Pack 2