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    CoD 4 error: IW3sp.exe has stopped working

    I can't believe this ... have bought a brandnew sealed copy of Call of Duty 4 and played the campaign mode up to the point where you follow Captain Price in the camouflage clothes ... to the big hotel building ... and suddenly the program closes down with the error message:

    IW3sp.exe has stopped working

    I have googled this very message and it found a lot of people encountering the same error message ... but at different stages ... (discussed in many different forums).

    This is very strange and of course, f r u s t r a t i n g !



    Anyone encountered the same problem ? ...

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    Re: CoD 4 error: IW3sp.exe has stopped working



    iw = infinaty ward
    sp = single player / mp = multiplayer

    Will backup my "save files" and "multiplayer profile" and reinstall the game ... somebody else said problem was solved by just plugging in a headphone into the mic socket.

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    Re: CoD 4 error: IW3sp.exe has stopped working

    This might seem obvious, but worth mentioning just in case.. but I take it that you have the game up to date ?

    Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Patch Information

    I seem to remember people getting crashes at random points during single player, but had assumed that had been ironed out in the early patches.

    I would be gobsmacked (and completely baffled) if you could fix a game crashing by plugging some headphones into a mic socket

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    Re: CoD 4 error: IW3sp.exe has stopped working

    Have put a headphone into the mic socket = negative
    Have disabled sound card completely = negative
    Have patched to v1.4 = negative
    Have patched from v1.4 to v1.5 = negative

    damn !

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    Re: CoD 4 error: IW3sp.exe has stopped working

    Is this happening at the same point every time? If it is, try letting the bad guys kill you before you get to this point, to force a restart of the level, it may then allow you to continue.

    If that doesn't work, then yes, a save of your gamesaves and re-install is the best bet.

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    Re: CoD 4 error: IW3sp.exe has stopped working

    stable system? memtest shows no errors? Maybe a program running is conflicting with it. Paste the full error stuff here maybe I could take a look-see. Run a hijack this if you're gonna post your running apps and stuff.

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    Re: CoD 4 error: IW3sp.exe has stopped working

    I would reinstall the game to begin with. Are you using a No DVD patch? If so, remove it. I not, try one.

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    Re: CoD 4 error: IW3sp.exe has stopped working

    vinnyT ... yeah it happens always at the same point.

    When I go to MISSION SELECT, I can choose between:

    PROLOGUE: F.N.G. / Crew Expendable

    ACT I: Blackout / Charlie Don't Surf / The Bog / Hunted / Death from Above / War Pig / Shock and Awe / Aftermath

    ACT II: Safehouse / All Ghillied up / One Shot, One Kill

    "Snipe Zakhaev and escape from Chernobyl."

    Having passed All Ghillied up, it starts loading the mission One Shot, One Kill ... but after 3 seconds the error mentioned above comes up.
    I would say from the process bar on the bottom you can see that it loads about 10% before it fails.

    Tried to capture a screen shot of the loading screen picture (only seconds before it crashes), but the screen shot doesn't work ... strange.

    Playing any previous passed missions works fine.

    moogle ... yeah, system is rock stable otherwise. Haven't got anything running in the background. Nothing at all, to keep it tidy.

    Will save ganesaves and re-install game now ... will tell you the outcome soon.

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    Re: CoD 4 error: IW3sp.exe has stopped working

    Here is the picture that comes up only 2 seconds before it crashes.



    You can see on the process bar on the bottom that it has loaded about 10% and then ... meh !

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    Re: CoD 4 error: IW3sp.exe has stopped working

    ok, here's how I've made it work now.

    1. Uninstalled CoD 4 and re-installed it again.

    2. Got the unlocker (for all levels) and went straight to the problem level Act II / One Shot, One Kill ... and ?

    It works as if it never had a problem before ... even with No DVD patch.

    You really need to be extra patient and persistant with PC problems (and there are plenty) ... otherwise better look for a different hobby.

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    Re: CoD 4 error: IW3sp.exe has stopped working

    I'm thinking the savedata or game info got corrupted along the way. Glad to see you sorted it.

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    Re: CoD 4 error: IW3sp.exe has stopped working

    i had the exact same problem, tried all the fix's mentioned in the infinty ward forum except microphone (don't have one ). got soo peed off i shelfed the game couldn't even get past the training mission same error everytime.

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    Re: CoD 4 error: IW3sp.exe has stopped working

    zia ...and ? have you reinstalled it yet ? what happened ?

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    Re: CoD 4 error: IW3sp.exe has stopped working

    cleaned up with cc cleaner,removed registry enteries, did hd defrag,updated realteck audio, set mic to on,updated gpu drivers, reinstalled...and guess what exact same crash after soap training mission.
    given up for time being carn't be arsed. it's not often that i get so bamboozled with game crashing so consistently.all other games run perfect,no crashing etc,computer is more that capable of running crysis etc easily.all this is on xp. might......(if i haven't lost all interest) give it go installing it on vista...

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    Re: CoD 4 error: IW3sp.exe has stopped working

    This is daft but is sometimes the problem, give the cd a good rub with a clean cloth, it maybe that there is a smudge (or something) on the cd, which is causing a corruption in the data being installed and is why the problem persists at the same point.

    If this doesn't work, there is always the possibility that the cd is damaged in someway, take it back to whereever you brought it and ask (nicely) for a replacement.

    Give it a go, it would be a shame to miss a good game because of a bit of dirt.

    P.S. Cov, glad you got it sorted.

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