Here we go again.......Win 7, 64 bit.....
loads of lockups/crashes when Seth goes in search of the queen and dresses up.
I noticed that sometimes, when I went into task manager to terminate it, Atlantis started up again. Sometimes it did this if I went into resource manager.
After a lot of messing about I have ruled out anything really to do with user loaded software.
I disabled all the windows service I could, and the program ran happily except for no sound.
I gradually added services back in, and the first windows service that introduced the fault again was "Windows Event Log". I can live without that.
I decided to carry on the gentle approach of a few services at a time just in case any others caused problems, but also to get the sound working.
I got as far as "Power". With this running I got back sound, but the program started to fail again. I have no idea why Microsoft have arranged things like this, but for the "Windows Audio" service to run, the "Power" service has to be running.
So there it is at the moment - to have it running I must forgo sound and use the subtitles.
I am glad to say I also have an old laptop running WinXP 32 bit. Atlantis runs perfectly on that, so at least I can play the game there.
I really can't see why there seems to be this service "hang-up" problem, and then only with Win7-64 bit.
Thats the end of the investigating for me. I don't have the skill (or the inclination) to try and debug a service type of glitch in Win7-64 that only seems to appear with Atlantis (and most of the time it is an interaction with the guards that does it).
In case anybody is interested, I have also caught the occasional error message relating to Atlantis trying to read from memory outside its allowed address space.
Bye bye and off to the laptop.