OK I disabled the EAX and VOIP settings and the game chrashed after I clicked instant action in the single player mode. I enabled the EAX and VOIP and I actually got to play longer. It didn't crash again but I only played for about five minutes. I'll see if it will work tomorrow.
I've always had stability issues using the instant action feature in BF2, not sure if it's the same with BF 2142. I play on my m9700 from the multiplayer menu and I've not had but one or two connection issues. There are a lot of known issues with the game that cause connection loss, so keep your eyes open for another patch soon.
that is funny I love bf2142, but I am totally cheesed that I cannot use the VOIP. I have downloaded "fixes" changed settings nothing works - if VOIP is enabled, game crashes... Is this a hardware problem or a game problem?
My guess would be a hardware problem, maybe a bad mic driver install or driver needs updating. Have you tried that? I don't use VOIP (I use Team Speak) so I don't even know whether or not it causes crashing on mine.