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Trial Version Games

by annab / June 2, 2005 7:26 AM PDT

Hi everyone,

For the last 2 days I have been searching for a solution but can't find one.

Everytime I download a trial version game I cannot get to try it out.

Error message: Dr Watson was unable to attach to the process. It is possible that Process exited before Dr. Watson could attach it. Error Code: 805306296

I have no idea where to even start to correct this.

thank you in advance for all your help.
Anna

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Try adding a few more details.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 2, 2005 7:31 AM PDT
In reply to: Trial Version Games

A bit about your machine and the name of that demo.

Bob

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Oops
by annab / June 2, 2005 8:23 AM PDT

sorry I have all my details in my profile...

Windows Xp - ver 5.1.2600 SP2
Model - Emachine
Type - X86-based PC
Processor- x86 Family 6 model 8 stepping 3
Genuinehtel~664 Mhz
Intel Celeron Processor 667mhz
Total Physical Memory- 256.00 MB
Available Physical Memory-93.12 MB
Page File Space - 753.57 MB

IE 6.0.2900
SPYBOT V1.3
AD-WARE SE PERSONAL
SPYWARE BLASTER
REG CLEANNER V4.3
CCleaner
CWShredder
RegScrubXP

The game was from yahoo Mah Jong Quest Trial Version

I have also had same problems with other download trial version games.

thanks
Anna

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Try...
by Papa Echo / June 2, 2005 9:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Oops
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I tried that ....
by annab / June 2, 2005 9:51 AM PDT
In reply to: Try...

thank you papaecho...

I disabled dr watson and went to yahoo and tried to download another trail version game Magic Vines and I got two errors.

The instruction at "0x009200ab" referenced memory at "0x00000000" the memory could not be "written".

The instruction at "0x00a3024a" referenced memory at "0x00000000" the memory could not be "written".

thanks
Anna

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If I found it...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 2, 2005 9:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Oops

" * Windows 98/2000/Me/XP
* 450MHz Processor
* 64 Mb RAM"

I can't be sure I found the exact game, but they were very light on details. Some required DirectX and the video drivers to be current. But they were not forthcoming.

Bob

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thanks
by annab / June 2, 2005 10:00 AM PDT
In reply to: If I found it...

I also tried another game download (after disabling dr watson) and as posted in reply to papa echo got two new error messages.

I think I have more than 450 mhz and 64 mb ram.

Anna

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Those new messages sound like a bum download.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 2, 2005 10:19 AM PDT
In reply to: thanks

Are you using ANY download accelerator?

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re: Are you using ANY download accelerator?
by annab / June 2, 2005 10:22 AM PDT

cause I dont know what it is I'll have to say NO.

I Googled "memory could not be written" but still havent found any close solutions yet.


There is much more information to look through. sigh.

thanks for all your help Bob.:)

Anna.

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I give up !
by annab / June 2, 2005 10:37 AM PDT

I tried to re open the game and now i'm getting new error messages with different numbers sigh.


thanks for all your help everyone i really appreciate it.

Anna
Happy

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Give up ? Before you do,
by Papa Echo / June 2, 2005 2:11 PM PDT
In reply to: I give up !

take a look at the event viewer for information at the time of the installation of the games for other clues.

Also, test your DirectX - Start>Run and type ''dxdiag'' (without quotes). Then OK.

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i downloaded the program
by jonah jones / June 2, 2005 5:43 PM PDT
In reply to: Oops

i got a few script errors (clicked 'no', but got 'em anyway) and the program ran OK....

i'd forgotten what fun it is to play classic mah-yong Happy


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Is there anything wrong with any of this information ?
by annab / June 2, 2005 11:04 AM PDT
In reply to: Trial Version Games

Volume (C:):
Volume size = 9,758 MB
Cluster size = 4 KB
Used space = 2,783 MB
Free space = 6,975 MB
Percent free space = 71 %
Defragmentation method = Max Disk Performance

Fragmentation percentage
Volume fragmentation = 0 %
Data fragmentation = 0 %

File fragmentation
Total files = 19,461
Average file size = 172 KB
Total fragmented files = 0
Total excess fragments = 0
Average fragments per file = 1.00
Files with performance loss = 0
Paging file fragmentation
Paging/Swap file size = 512 MB
Total fragments = 1

Directory fragmentation
Total directories = 1,135
Fragmented directories = 0
Excess directory fragments = 0

Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
Total MFT size = 57,104 KB
MFT records In Use = 20,623
Percent MFT in use = 36 %
Total MFT fragments = 3

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Fragments File size Most fragmented files
None


Anna.
thanks everyone

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just a couple of thoughts
by jonah jones / June 2, 2005 3:05 PM PDT

from your profile:
Total Physical Memory- 256.00 MB
Available Physical Memory-93.12 MB


you may have programs running at start up that you don't need?
e.g....
SPYBOT V1.3
AD-WARE SE PERSONAL
SPYWARE BLASTER
REG CLEANNER V4.3
CCleaner
CWShredder
RegScrubXP
as far as i know, none of these need to be run at start up

Page File Space - 753.57 MB
as far as i know, this is set to cover ''normal'' usage, it's 'possible' that the games exceed so called ''normal'' usage (although i hope someone else can correct me :-))

btw, i hear that the snorkeling in aus/hawai is great, but i did my 2 star 100ft PADI in the red sea....blew my mind Happy

jonah

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Update
by annab / June 3, 2005 8:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Trial Version Games

thank you papa, jonah, bob for your advice, help.

I tried the Dx9 and all worked fine. But I still get the error messages.

I've been thinking that perhaps it's time for a new computer since this one is over 5 yrs old.

I've tweaked, and cleaned, and tweaked, and more tweaked this system LOL.

so thank you very much everyone I really appreciate it, this site is just the best, love it.

red sea ? wow Jonah amazing should post your photos and stuff on a webpage (just a thought)...

Now to go and research for a great computer...

ciao ciao
Anna

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Trial Version Games...
by annab / June 14, 2005 2:56 PM PDT
In reply to: Trial Version Games

Since I bought a new computer I thought I would try and download a trial version game and guess what ?

I HAVE NO PROBLEMS NOW....


I honestly think it must have been a memory problem and old outdated video/graphics whatever cards ...


anyway no problem now Happy

have a nice day all
Anna
Happy

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