This sounds like a discussion we had in the Cnet forums recently. No one cured it and it looks to be bad code on EA's part. Since it's not open source and no one owns up to the issue we get to shake a few heads and fingers at it and just wait for the next version.
I do see one and only one thing in your list that gives me pause. That video card is dated and did create issue on one of our kid's game machines. Moving to the Geforce 7000 series fixed that one.
Hello, first post.
After having performed numerous Google searches on the issue, using the forum search function and contacting EA, the software manufacturer's online support (which is useless)...I humbly submit this problem to the group for consideration.
I installed the "EA Download Manager" on my computer. When the program starts i get a window on my desktop that will not close until the process is killed from task manager. The window says " This Modal dialog is the root window of the desktop app. It is normally hidden from view...". Well, clearly things aren't normal because it is most definitely visible. Any help on getting this window to return to it's "normal" hidden state would be most appreciated.
I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the program, to no avail. I've also tried the questionable "solutions" reccomended by EA, such as clearing my temp folder, updating my video and sound card drivers, troubleshooting my dvd-rom drive (what!?!?), etc. None of these have done anything to correct the problem. As soon as program is reinstalled, window pops right back up.
I just passed my A+ certification exams, and am getting ready to take my Network+ exams, before i begin studying for the MCSE. I'm not a COMPLETE computer idiot, but this problem has me confounded!
I apologize for the long post. System information below. Thanks.
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.080814-1236)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation
System Model: Dimension 2400
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A05
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.00GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 392MB used, 3040MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
Chip type: GeForce FX 5200
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0322&SUBSYS_B3093842&REV_A1
Display Memory: 128.0 MB
Current Mode: 800 x 600 (32 bit) (75Hz)
Monitor: Default Monitor