I’m having some major problems with every single 3D design app on my comp (including MAX 6). They all crash on startup… It’s very perplexing indeed, and i’ve had no luck with Google and various knowledge bases. They were all working fine forever, never had any problems and then a few days ago they all schized out on me and ceased to function. it’s ONLY with 3D design apps. All my 2D apps (ie: Photoshop etc) and 3D games (HL, UT2k4, etc) run flawlessly.
I reformatted my HD yesterday and reinstalled everything from scratch (Windows, all apps etc.) and they still crash on startup. I’ve tried every Nvidia driver in their archives that supports my vid card. I got all the Windows updates, etc, and still no dice. Ran MEMTEST and my ram is fine. I’ve troubleshot each app to no avail.
Apps i’m using that won’t start:
Valve Hammer Editor 3.5b (aka Worldcraft
3DS MAX 6.0
Softimage XSI EXP for HL2
Milkshape 3D 1.66a and 1.71
Just to check i also downloaded Wings3D and even it wouldn’t run. I’ve been using these apps for a while with zero stability problems until the last few days.
XP Pro (running SP2 atm, but tried SP1 only after reinstall, then tried to see if SP2 would fix it)
AMD Athlon XP 2000+
768 Mb PC2700
FX-5700 Ultra (Drivers: 56.72, but I tried the 67.xx’s too)
Extra junk: All the latest stupid Runtimeslike VB, DotNET, etc… Latest AGP driver, updated BIOS, ran DXdiag to check for problems
Anyone ran into a problem like this and have any possible solutions?? My computer is half useless like this because all i use it for are 3D design, and 3D gaming. And my old comp is too crappy to run 3D apps, it can barely run Photoshop (Athlon 550 Mhz, 256 Mb PC100, TNT2…)