Need for Speed crashes on desktop

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Monday August 4, 2008
Last seen
February 28, 2009

I wanted to play Need for Speed Most Wanted but when the game starts, it starts crashing on desktop. Is there anything I can do to make things alright?
System Configuration: Windows XP Internet Explorer 7.0

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I found the solution! I tried almost everything there was out there from updating my drivers, getting rid of all my downloaded content, uninstalling the game and re-installing it. But, then I found this out. All you have to do is disable Data Execution Prevention (DEP) for The Sims 3.

For Windows:
  • Go to Start > Settings > Control panel > System.
  • Click on the Advanced tab and in the performance section click Settings. * Click the tab for Data execution prevention and click the Option to [Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select] go to browse.
  • Now find where your game was installed and add
    to the list. (The program may just be called TS3) Make sure it is an EXE extention (right click, go to properties and it will tell you) * Try to add all versions that you have (TS3, WA, HELS and Ambitions).
  • Make sure you apply the changes and reboot your system!
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My bad..... didn't mean to post this here... but it might work if you use your game application instead of the sims 3 one ! :)
This actually worked for me too. No body has been able to help with this, even microsoft.
dwnload 1.3 patch then install it, it worked for me
Download the crack
> Mickey
But when I complete the palm harbor rally and choose a pink slip the game crashes but I can drive in free roam and complete quick races PC version
To fix this problem just rewrite the .exe file from the crack folder in the Cd or DVD and paste it on the install directory
reinstall directx or download draw.dll or d3d9.dll (fix error) NFSU2
directx 9.0c download
i found it thx
Tell us what made you games crash then ????? thats what forums are for.
how could you get it man
well I have a 64mb video it says its supported but the card type is not could that be cuaseing the crashes
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Saturday August 23, 2008
Last seen
June 10, 2009
the error must have been due to your graphics card. you must have a better graphics card to be able to play the game..
hii, i've just installed nfsmw and have had before it underground 2, underground was working, then it failed after I installed win xp sp2, I have 128 vga, 1G ram ddr2, and when I run the comparaison bet. the min requirements, its ok
and when I run speed.exe it gives me windows error report, any1 can solve me this prob.???
I have nvidia geforce gt 630m version 335.23. but still , it kept crashin' to desktop.. 4gb ram core i5