> So the X-Arcade stick is in the mail and I traded a microwave oven for an old PC to
> use as MAME machine.
> I've spent the day installing drivers for the graphics card and sound device (Mame
> gave me error codes for both and the problems were easy to fix).
> Now however when I try to run the emulator the computer re-boots. No message or
> anything. I looked at direct X next, I have a version called 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
> It runs on a Windows XP Home 32x
> It has a seperate Graphics card 7300GS
> It has an integrated sound device (Realtek HD Audio, driver downloaded and installed
> Motherboard is msi k9vgm-v
> Anyone have any ideas? I'm stuck.
99% it's your video card driver... it's too new. 32-bit OS's such as Windows 2000 or Windows XP and GeForce cards using latest Geforce drivers have this issue with MAME (or rather, have an issue which caused blue screen/reboots). You'll need to find an older driver from 2011 or earlier if possible in order for things to work well once again.