having trouble starting nr2k3

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piazz33

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So I have been playing these papy sims since IndyCar. I have a win 10 laptop ive had for 6 years now it has always run nr2k3 perfectly i took a few months off and now it will not load..... It starts up and with a black screen i hear the intro music. then the papy logo then the game just hangs will not load any further. i have backed up the folder done a clean install with my original cd with no luck. any help would be great thanks.
 

piazz33

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yea tried the choke..... now its flooded...…
i tried the stock fix with no luck uninstall/reinstall and no add on or updates
 

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Completely uninstall, make sure all folders and files are gone(permanently delete), restart your pc, reinstall(restarting as the sim asks) then add the two need updates(found here http://sierrahelp.com/Patches-Updates/Patches-Updates-Games/NASCARRacingUpdates.html ), then right click the exe and click run as admin and properties then click the comparability tab and then run as Windows XP service pack 3. Then and only then fire the sim up for the first time. Then get the no-cd patch from http://www.hoboracing.com/ If this doesn't work I don't know what will.
 

piazz33

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so..... when configuring graphics i find when i choose d3d i get an error "cannot obtain a list of available display modes from the selected renderer and display adapter" I was sure I could select d3d before. so tried to update drivers for directx and all was up to date. I'm sure this is just my ignorance. running in compatibility mode.
 

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