Call of Duty 4 crashes at start RRS feed

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  • Hello I have a problem. I cannot start multiplayer of Call of duty 4, but can play single player without problem. When I try to start Multiplayer, game crashes. Is there any solution? I have read a lot of forums on google, but didn't find anything helpful!

    Need help, or I will just rollback to Win XP.

    I use Win7 64bit RTM, msdnaa version.
    • Changed type Arthur Xie Friday, October 16, 2009 9:31 AM
    Monday, October 12, 2009 5:56 PM

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  • Does it display any errors?  If not, are there any error messages in the Windows Event Viewer Application log?  If so, please post text of the message(s).
    Monday, October 12, 2009 7:09 PM
  • First please set the execution file of Call of duty 4 to run as administrator and in Windows XP SP3 compatible mode.

    If the issue persists, temporary disable the anti-virus and firewall.

    If the issue still occurs, please let us know if you can start multiple players in other games. Also, can you start Internet game correctly?

    Arthur Xie - MSFT
    Wednesday, October 14, 2009 7:27 AM
  • mattburr it tries to start the game, and after 2 seconds, it says, that application cannot be started or something similar i don't rememeber(i am at work atm), but you know that small window, and than it tries to find solution, but nothing..

    Arthur Xie as I told I tried everything I found on internet. I tried compatibility mode with XP, Vista.. Not working. I installed DX9 Aug 2009, not working. I installed newest drivers from nVIDIA.. Not working.. I don't use firewall at all :))) nor anti-virus, because Win7 is buletproof(joke). I mean I am behind router, but that doesn't matter.

    I can play FIFA10, World of Warcraft, without problems online..

    Btw my system is e5300@3,6GHz, 8800GT, 2GBram, asus p5n-d

    Wednesday, October 14, 2009 10:45 AM
  • It seems a known behavior. No solid solution yet. Maybe you need to wait for the latest update from the publisher of  “Call of Duty 4”.
    Arthur Xie - MSFT
    Thursday, October 15, 2009 6:53 AM
  • ok thats honest answer.. at least i won't lose time anymore.. please reply in this topic if you find solution. thanks
    Thursday, October 15, 2009 1:42 PM
  • so any news and stuff?
    Wednesday, October 21, 2009 12:26 PM
  • i know this an old thread.


    This is a very common problem which most users are having on the forum!
    To quickly solve just try this:

    • Go to Start then Control Panel
    • Double click on the Sound Tool
    • Click on the Recording tab
    • Right click and select "View Disabled Devices"
    • Enable the Stereo Mix

    After that, COD4 will run normally!
    Friday, September 9, 2011 4:19 PM