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My laptop wont play games anymore

Q: My laptop wont play games anymore

Ok here we go, i got my laptop last year and i got a virus about 6 months ago. I had my laptop reset completely to factory settings. Before i got the virus and reset i could play: sims 3,democracy,fifa,call of duty, downloaded 3d games. Now i cant play any games hardly the screen goes black and it has an error on every single one then it says windows has stopped working



name: SiS mirage 3 graphics
manufacturer: Silicon intergrated systems corp.
chip type: SiS672 series
DAC type: internal
Approx memory: 184mb
display mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60hz)
monitor: Generic Pnp monitor

Directx features:

directdraw: enabled
direct3d: enabled


Main driver: SISGRUMD.dll,SiSclone.dll,SiSfunc.dl
version: 8.14.0010.518 (english)
Date: 30/06/2010
WHQL logo'd: Yes
DDI version: 9Ex

please help me thanks i want to be able to play all the games i could before.

A: My laptop wont play games anymore

We need the model number and make of your laptop, as well as full system specs to help.
Although I can say right now, your integrated graphics sucks.

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About 3 days ago my laptop stopped playing videos online. some videos cause the browser to freeze, whilst some just dont work.
When i try and play a video off youtube it takes about 5 minutes, then starts playing. but when i try one off itv player or something it simply wont work.

i have had my computor checked for virus' and deleted everything like that. i have delete my browsing histroy/temporary internet files etc. and now i have run out of things to try!

i have a samsung r530 laptop, if that helps. and it isnt that old (only got it 5 months ago)

please can someone help me.
i am not that good with technological terms, so please can you explain it in simple terms

thank you so much for reading, and please can you help.

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About a few months ago I can still play games like Combat Arms, Call of Duty 4, BioShock, and Dead Space at minimal performance. But now, I reinstalled the game to play it again and it just got stuck on the Starting Screen or just plain BLACK Screen! I can still play some MMORPG like Sword of the New World: Granado Espada or the recently Closed-Beta, Luna Online just fine. I don't know what I did wrong with my Dell XPS Laptop. Any help will be apreciated.

My System Specs:
OS Name Microsoft? Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model XPS M1530
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5450 @ 1.66GHz, 1667 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A05, 11/17/2007
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume3
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6001.18000"

A:I can't play my games anymore!?

The only thing I noticed with Vista and games is sometimes a game will load and you get to a black menu screen for the game. I play Silent Hunter 4 and the first time I loaded the game in Vista I had not issues at all. Me being me messed up how to handle admin account and user account so I did a clean install to start over. Once done I loaded Silent Hunter 4 again to play. No issues, loaded fine. I clicked to play and I got the load screen. Once I got to the menu of the game it was nothing but a black screen. I could hear the music and see my mouse cursor but nothing else. So, what I had to do was go to my videocard tweak program ( I just use the one offered by Nvidia, it works fine) and reset my video card to all the default values. Should be just a box to check and apply to reset to defaults. Once done, I ran the game and all was fine. I closed the game out and reset my videocard back up to the tweaks I like. My game ran fine every since. Give it a shot, it worked for me.

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Hey guys,

Recently my graphics card wont run anygames anymore.It loads
the main menu of a game but when its finished loading a map or mission the computer crashes and a the screen was messed up and a error came up saying that the driver couldnt load normaly and restarts. It was working fine a few hours ago with all the latest drivers. Ive reinstalled the drivers and swaped it with another graphics card. By the way its a geforce fx 5900 agp. Any help apreciated

A:Cant play games anymore

Is the GFX fan spinning normally? Check your GPU temps.

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hi im trying to get rid of system integrity scan wizard and some other pop ups that are making my game drop down during online game play here is my log any help is appriciated

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:53:43 PM, on 4/7/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys EasyLink Advisor\LinksysAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopIndex.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\PhotoShow 5\data\Xtras\mssysmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopCrawl.exe
C:\Program Files\EMS Free Surfer Companion\fs30.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs... Read more

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At least 2 old games gothic 1 and gothic 2 ( raven ). Both played well on my winXP 64-bit. I reinstalled them both. Gothic 1 has no images in intro, and the sound is very spotty. Gothic 2 also has no intro images and even stopped in the middle of intro.

It is the same computer, except some more games. The computer is virtually not connected to internet except when I need a patch. What could be the reason?

one year old gaming computer
winXP pro 64-bit service pack 2
AMD phenom II X4 955
3.21 ghz 8 gig RAM
radeon HD 4870 X2 2gig video RAM
BTW, the DVDs come from " gothic universal " which includes 3 DVDs ( No1 is gothic 1, No2 is gothic 2 and No3 is gothic 3 ). No3 which is gothic 3 works fine so I have no reason to think that the other two DVDs do not work because they are dusty or scratched. Most other games played well including both old and recent games.

A:games that don't play anymore on same computer?

are you saying they were working on the same computer and stopped working after you reinstall them? why did you reinstall them?

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about 3 days ago, i was just on the computer. I went on the internet, tried downloading adobe after affects, and played minecraft. after awhile i got bored so i turned off my computer. When i decided to go back on later, i couldnt play my only 2 computer games which are wizard101 and minecraft. Internet, videos and other programs work just fine. Its just wiz101 and minecraft.
When trying to open wizard 101 i get 3 errors (see attached file). After all those messages go away i can type in my username and password to start the game, but it just tells me i am unable to connect to wizard101.
For minecraft, i have 2 different minecrafts installed. One of the minecrafts let me enter my password and username and begin playing the game, but after that the minecraft window just goes black and stays like that. When trying to play the OTher minecraft i get this error -
Java Virtual Machine Launcher 
Error: Invalid or corrupt jarfile C:\Documents And Settings\Victoria\Desktop\Mineshafter-proxy.jar
ive tried uninstalling and then re-installing minecraft, thats all. It did not work though. I havent tried anything else yet. I have a windows Xp. If you need anymore info on my computer or need me to be more clear about some things, please let me know. Thank you.

A:I cant play certain games on my computer anymore?

Required reading : .
Me, I would try running the sfc /scannow command, to repair/replace damaged system files.
How To Use SFC Scannow to Repair Windows System Files -

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Hi, I have a computer with hardware capable of running almost all current titles, EG Bf3, Dota2, counter strike GO, that was until a few months ago.
I started experiencing serious ping issues / packet loss in games causing me to completely freeze, then re-appear where I would have been. On counter strike source "string_cmds" graph peaks when this occurs.
The problem has got worse now, though, I can't play more then 10 minutes of ANY game before something goes wrong, be it a game crash or my whole computer shuts down resulting in one of the many Blue screen Stop errors I have said.
The game will run perfectly smooth, then suddenly my whole computer will shut down. This can happen about 5 times a day depending on how willing I am to restart the game.
Google chrome has just started to crash frequently now, too, and with limited income being 16 I need to fix this rather buy a new pc.
I don't know whether this will be useful but the address for one of them ( I've had well over 100 by now) Is "at FFFFF8801047D000" and another.." STOP: 0x00000019"

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Intel Core i3 550 @ 3.20GHz 47 ?C
Clarkdale 32nm Technology
4.00 GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Acer Aspire M3910 (CPU 1) 30 ?C
HP S2031 ([email protected])
AMD Radeon HD 5670 (Sapphire/PCPartner) 48 ?C
Hard Drives
625GB Western Digital WDC WD6400AAKS-22A7B SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 44 ?C
Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DV... Read more

A:Multiple BSODs - 3B, 7e, 10, 50, can't play games anymore

Welcome to SevenForums,

I have had a look at your last 3 DMP Files, 2 of them are referencing memory.

Can you try these steps for me

Test your RAM modules for possible errors. How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+If there is no error, enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers. Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Before enabling DV, make it sure that you have earlier System restore points made in your computer. You can check it easily by using CCleaner looking at Tools > System Restore.

If there is no points, make a System Restore Point manually before enabling DV.

If you fail to get on the Desktop because of DV, Boot into Advanced Boot Options > Safe mode. Disable DV there. Now boot normally again, and try following the instruction of enabling DV again.
If you cannot boot in Safe mode too, do a System Restore to a point you made earlier.

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I had a probelm which required me to delete some keys in the registry and by mistake i delete a wrong one. As a result when i now play DVD it comes up with error message:

Windows Media Player cannot play DVD video. You might need to adjust your Windows display settings. Open display settings in Control Panel, and then try lowering your screen resolution and color quality settings.

I know u need to be carefull so i made a system restore but it wont work. Does anyone know what i can do? DVDs now only work on VLC player. I have done a repair with the special CD but still no luck? i have tired to reinstall WMP (11) but same result. i do have codecs.

thanks in advance

A:WMP wont play DVDs anymore

I can help you get it to work again... But I need to know "what" codecs you already have installed.

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I have a thinkpad x201 which ran perfectly fine until a day before i updated my VLC with the latest version and now it stopped playing everything with 720ps on it. I tried updating the codecs and reinstalled VLC again, tried codecs of windows media player but nothing seems to work. Can anyone help me on this? I dont think it is a hardware problem because the same videos ran perfectly fine the day before.,

A:720p wont play anymore

run a windows restore to a date before the changes

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I have Win XP with a gig of ram and a nividia geforce 5500fx video card, i used to play battlefield 2 and 2142 with little lag, now my system is slow slow i can't play ANY games, single or multiplayer. Its fine until you get into the acutal gameplay. Several of my process are above 50,000k.
svhost.exe is at 59,0000 right now and comes back if i end it. Here is my hijackthis logfile:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:56:31 PM, on 2/12/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)

Running processes:


C:\Program Files\Common

C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition

C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition


Files\SiteAdvisor\6253\SAService.exe ... Read more

A:Help Computer suddenly very Slow - can't play games anymore

please someone help asap i suspect a virus, even tho i've done tons of scans with several programs

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I am running Vista and recently my WMP 11 quit working with any videos, even ones it used to play before. It's been a whlie since I tried to watch videos so I don't know the moment it happened.

I have tried to install and uninstall many codec packs (K-lite, divx, xvid, ace, etc). The videos play fine in the Divx player, but when they play in WMP11 I get only audio, no video.

I have even tried to play older videos that I know worked previously with WMP 11. These videos also play OK on my desktop running Vista.

Thanks in advance...


A:Windows Media Player 11 wont play ANY movies anymore

I've had a very similar problem recently, still not managed to resolve it, even though i did once a while ago, but i have no idea how!!!
except the problem is playing DVD's I get an error about digital copy protection and graphics drivers need updating (according to wmp)

I know its codec problems, because I can play it in VLC.

Are you using x64 vista?

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Ive done a lot of searching but havent been able to find a solution...

My laptop suddenly will not play video's or music. I use both nero and wmp to play music and videos. When opening a video file in WMP now i get the error "Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file. For additional assistance, click Web Help.

With nero i get "error reading file".

When playing music in iTunes it will load the song but not play it.
Im really stumped. Any solution is greatly appreciated.


A:Vista Ultimate Wont Play Video's Or Music Anymore

Do you have Aim and did you recently up date it?

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I decided to install the game Grid but the installer will not run because it says that its not compatible with the windows version im running.. But 5 months ago i installed it with no problems. That happened with some other games i installed.. i have the same windows version on my desktop and there i never had any problem instaling just on my laptop.. I have vista home premium 64bit.
I already tried to go to the setup and run it in compability mode but still doesnt work..
What should i do? How come i use to be able to instal and now im not?

A:vista wont install some games anymore..

I have had the ability to play older games. I speculate that after installing SP2 on the x64 you lose the ability to install/play older x86 games. I cant play my MechWarrior 4 anymore and it has me annoyed. I also assume at times...even though sounds stupid..that newer hardware is just too high end for older games that they cant be installed on them. I know its silly but possible. Just keep trying in compatibility mold all the way back to windows 2000/xp settings and try it out more. It might just work if it feels like it.

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Hello, my brothers dell laptop running windows 8.1 will no longer play DVD's or Blu Rays. It had always worked fine before no problems but now he wen't to visit a friend in Iowa and it wouldn't work there and still doesn't. I mean the Drive like see's the disc I think but will not play it.I mean I put in a disc and in the my computer or (This PC menu) it just shows BD-Rom Drive (E) but I can right click and click open and it brings me to a folder with the folders AACS BDMV and Certificate. Now though I did just install VLC media player and when I put in a normal DVD it will play that like it will popup asking if you want to open with VLC and so on. But Blu Ray's won't play. So what happened and or why did it just all of a sudden stop working. In VLC I get the error VLC is unable to open the MRL 'bluray://E:/'. check log fikes for details, Yet I can't find any log file anywhere to check. SO any help would be greatly appreciated.

Edit: Well I got the it to work in VLC sort of like the movie I was testing was Fast & Furious 6 and it has 2 discs a blu ray and standard DVD and well I was just putting in the first one ( Blu Ray) it won't play that one. VLC does not popup automatically I just get the error in VLC Unable to lad MRL blu ray error when I try to start it manually. So I tried the DVD one and it loaded fine with no problems (VLC popped up automatically and started playing the menu screen). SO DVD's... Read more

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I loaded two games to my computer and neither of them will open. I am using windows8. I have tried to run compatability but use . I don't know what else to do.

A:games wont play from cd

Hi and welcome to TSF in order to help you folks would need to know what the games are

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I've just upgraded to XP Pro from 98SE because there were too many problems with it networking to my PC downstairs. Once upgraded the two PC's connected just fine and the XP OS environment was very stable indeed, everything works better than ever......except all my games
Uninstalled the NVidea Detonator drivers, rebooted, no change, everytime I go to play a game the intro loads and the game plays for about 10 secs then the PC just either turns off or goes back to the desktop or lock up.
Its an old machine with a TBird AMD 900 and 512 SD RAM and a PNY Verto Geforce 4 4200ti AGP card. But everything played just fine before the what happened.
Someone told me it may be a confliction with the MB chipset and to install the 4 in 1 driver from, but they didnt say how to find out which chipset I have onboard.
I also nitice there is a small amount of V Sync over the monitor that wasn't there before, relevent, maybe.
Any help that anyone could offer would be good, just want to get back to playing on the LAN
Thanks in advance, and I will reply to mailers ....cheers

A:XP Pro wont play games

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anyone help my pc wont play games, pc is 2 years old
so dont think its the graphics card

A:pc wont play games

Read and do everything in this thread.

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I just built my first computer and for some reason the DVD rom will not read dvd based games. it will play movies no problem and it also played the windows vista install disk but that is it. I was told it might be the security on Gaming dvds that windows refuses to acknowledge but i do not know how to work around it

A:dvd-rom wont play dvd games

Have you try other cds as well? If still doesn't work, try uninstall the dvd drive, restart the computer and let windows install it for you.

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My 1-year old custom build desktop wont play games such as TF 1/2, Portal 1/2, Half Life 1/2, and other games running the half life engine, or similar engines like Call of Duty/Minecraft etc.
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A:Desktop wont play any 3D games?

what driver are you using? if you want max compatibility, I would install the legacy 13.1 catalyst suite EXCEPT for the video driver. then use the Microsoft ATI WDDM v1.1 driver that comes with Windows 8. driver date: 6/19/2012. version:

the newer drivers that come with the Legacy packages break a lot of Windows 8 apps.

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thats drivers PML driver z12 wont let me play games and i dont no wat it is and i need help... plz help me get my computer back online with my games

A:Pml Driver Hp Z12 Wont Let Me Play Games...

we have fixed the problem
i dont need help with anything no longer ty

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Ever time igo to play a pogo game it shows error on the page can u help?

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I put in FFXIV into my computer and its sees i put it in ,b/c the icon changes, then it won't play it. I have done the thing where u delete uppers and lowers, and i have restarted the computer to reinstall. I need help. I have vista btw.

A:my computer wont play games

Hey i think you need to upgrade your Processor and Ram

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I have vista 64 bit SP1 on my laptop and this happens to work very well with all of the games in the Age of Empires Series, including the original. Yay!

A:Who says vista wont play old games?

Originally Posted by bigmac27712

I have vista 64 bit SP1 on my laptop and this happens to work very well with all of the games in the Age of Empires Series, including the original. Yay!

Blizzard's Diablo 1

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I'm running Windows 7, 64bit, through bootcamp on my 13" MBP (mid 2009, 2.26ghz dual core, 8gb RAM, NVIDIA 9400M 256Mb on OS X Lion 10.7.5) Windows Update says it is all up to date...

Minecraft opens up and the login buttons are missing. I know where they are so i click to login and it tries to load, freezes on black page, then tells it failed to find an accelerated OpenGl mode. Is this a Java thing?

Steam opens up fine, I go to the library and try to run a game and it starts to load the game but before opening the game it pops up an error saying something about display not supported. (I'm currently at my girlfriends house which is internetless [except my iPhone] so I can't open steam to get the exact error message, I will repost the error from steam as soon as I get to a WiFi location)

A:Games wont play in Windows 7 bootcamp on MBP

Moving thread to Mac forum for better results.

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My Asus Q550LF crapped out on me. I was browsing when a whole bunch of black rectangles appeared on my screen, about an inch long. I restarted my computer thinking it just froze or something. I could occasionally get to the desktop page if I unplugged the charger but now it doesn't even turn on. It'll make one beep when I push the power button but that's it. What might the issue be and is it gonna be expensive? Because this computer has been one of the worst I have ever owned and I would just scrap it or something if it might end up being costly.

A:Laptop wont turn on anymore

How old is it? It sounds like it could be a multiple of hardware failures including the motherboard. The black rectangles sounds like what we call video card artifacting which means the video card is dying. But the fact that it is not even booting up could point to a failed hard drive. Again, it could be anything.

Asus is known for poor customer service but you could try giving them a call.

Do you know anyone who can do some diagnostics on it? I certainly would be checking out the hard drive.

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Windos xp
I had to do a system restore about 5 weeks ago because of a problem. months before i did the system restore i uninstalled some sim games. Today i went to play the game and it couldnt read it ? then i went to uninstall it completly so i could reinstall it fresh and it wont let me do that. it says no file found. Any help would be great. Thanks

A:system restore & games wont uninstall or play

todeo04 said:

Windos xp
I had to do a system restore about 5 weeks ago because of a problem. months before i did the system restore i uninstalled some sim games. Today i went to play the game and it couldnt read it ? then i went to uninstall it completly so i could reinstall it fresh and it wont let me do that. it says no file found. Any help would be great. ThanksClick to expand...
Hi todeo.
Try installing all the games you want to uninstall you may get to uninstall them when you click to install if not you will be able to uninstall them with add and remove when they are reinstalled.when they are all uninstalled.or if you have not got the CD/DVD then carry on from here, go to start/search/all files and folders/type and the name of the game and click search
and delete all it finds if one dose not delete double click on the name and delete what you find.
Then go start /run /type regedit/scroll all the left column up to the top, and click edit/then find/Then type in to find what the name of your game/click find next/windows will start to look for files with the name of your game when it finds one it will highlight it in blue, run your mouse over the file to elongate the find If it as the games name in it delete it /the press F3 and it will search again keep this up and delete all it finds with the games name in.
If it highlights something without the name do not delete as it could be a shared file and needed by another program, when windows as found all the entries in... Read more

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Went I load up the computer it said that ntldr is missing.

I cant load the computer anymore. Please help me someone.

A:My Laptop wont boot up anymore, I cant even REFORMAT it.

Take a look at this article HERE. It may help.

Regards Howard

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I used to have a laptop connected with wireless (netgear WG511) through a router (D-link) to my main computer with the internet.

Yesterday I got a new laptop, upgrading from an IBM r40 to an r52, and was wondering how to get the wireless network working again. The r52 appears to have a wireless card built in, and can find networks, as it can find my neighbours one (but cant connect)

I tried installing the Netgear external wireless card, but that didnt do anything except make a new network connection, which also didnt work.

If there is any other information thats needed, please let me know cos I really dont have much idea at all...

Both computers run Windows XP


A:New laptop, Wireless wont work anymore

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Help! this is driving me nuts!!
My laptop connected wirelessly to the bt hub with no problems for weeks (I have Windows Vista)
then suddenly, I cannot get on the internet
I know the BT hub is not at fault (the pc works perfectly)
and my lapton SAYS I am connected
yet despite this I cannot get IE to load it says there is a connection problem
whatever I try doesnt work
I have tried system restore - that didnt help
I have tried clicking on repair but that hasnt helped
what else can I try to do to fix it???

A:why wont my wireless laptop connect to IE anymore??

hi dmcd,

It sounds like you may be having DNS issues (DNS is what turns network addresses in to friendly names like

Try these steps first to see if it is a dns issue.

1) Click START > RUN > cmd > OK
2) In the black screen that opens type this:
ping and press enter
(it will either come back saying "Reply from...." or "request timed out...")
3) Now in the black screen type:
ping and press enter.

If the first one came back as "Request Timed Out" but the second came back as "Reply From..." then it is a DNS issue. If not then post back and we will try something else.

However to try and resolve the DNS problem do this in the black screen we had open before.

ipconfig /release <enter>
ipconfig /renew <enter>
ipconfig /flushdns <enter>
ipconfig /register <enter>

some of those commands can take a little while to run through, so if it looks like it has hung, just be patient and wait a little longer.

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My Averatec N1000 laptop suddenly stopped access to networks. Ive tried everything I can think of. Dont know where "wireless radio switch" is if i even have one. Cant seem to even find any info in configuration on what to try. It says all of my devices are working properly as far as wireless devices, but at the same time says that there is no network connection.

A:My laptop wont read networks anymore

Is this your machine? Is this the switch you're looking for?

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I have been using a laptop to stream videos through my xbox for over 2years until recently. I setup a wireless network in the house to do this. All was fine until 3 days ago.
I use a Dell Inspiron 1545 with Windows 7. I have a Dell Wireless 1397 Minicard, a cisco router (model #2425). Since my laptop was infected by Malware, my network has not worked since. I downloaded Malwarebytes Anti Malware to get rid of it and it appeared to work. I got internet access back. However, I still cannot connect to my network (visible in the Available Network list as normal) or stream any media.
Windows Media Centre also has stopped opening and gives me the small box saying 'windows is checking for a solution', then closes with nothing. I can however open WMC if I right click and 'run as administrator'?!
I have disabled all other network adaptors, only the Dell minicad is enabled and also tried disabling and enabling this main one with no effect. All problems point to the fact that my laptop can no longer connect to the home network but I cant figure out why?!
Another (possibly unrelated) problem is occuring at boot up where I get an error message saying 'Bluetooth Software License not found. [2]' - Again this never happened before the Malware infection.
Can someone please help as this is driving me mad! Thanks in advance.

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I have had my Acer windows vista laptop for about 3 years but it has only been this past year it has stopped connecting to the internet, which means i have to use a cable to access the internet, but im pretty sure its not the ruter because my brothers laptop connects fine, and his is a very old laptop! Any help please??

A:My laptop wont connect to the internet anymore!

Moved to Windows support for more help.

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My laptop has a cracked screen and all I did was change the max memory in the msconfig menu and reset it and now it says no signal on my TV Help Plz!

A:my laptop wont connect to my tv via hdmi anymore

Did you lose track of your original thread?

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I have been trying to play Neverwinter NIghts on my laptop for a few days now and every time I launch the game, I get  notification that the resolution is not optimal and then I get a message saying "the game has stopped" I have uninstalled and reinstalled the game twice with no sign of a fix. I called dell and they said there were corrupt files but that I had to pay them $250+ for the software warranty. I have been playing this game for months and it has never been a problem until now. Games are usually slow but they never crash this badly. Does anyone know what I can do or do I just have to pay out a bunch of money? Also there are problems with the headphones jack sometimes not playing audio through headphones, but through the regular speakers, any fix to that? I'm not happy that it has so many problems already (its only like 8 months old). Thanks!

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I've had an external monitor hooked up to my laptop for ages, showing duplicate screen
--same screen as laptop. Now suddently it went blank, The monitor works fine.

How do I get it to show the laptop screen again. I went to control pannel and display and properties and it seems to be monitor 2. If I click the extend desktop box, I get my screensaver on the external but nothing else-- it doesn't change when my laptop display does.

I could really use the monitor back. Any help would be welcome.

Thanks in advance

A:external monitor wont work with laptop anymore

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Hi, I have a Dell 1750 inspiron T4300W7 laptop which worked fine until one night whilst connected to internet via a 3 dongle it just cut off. I have used the dongle many times on this laptop without issue and the dongle still works on my other laptop fine. The Dell laptop now wont connect via any internet method ie wireless or dial up connection, it just says No network access. I run a diagnose and a message said ip address not configured.

I am useless with the tech side please can somebody help

A:Dell Laptop wont connect to internet anymore

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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I changed the maximum memory in my msconfig menu and now my laptop won't connect to my TV anymore and my laptop screen is cracked

A:my screen is cracked and my laptop wont show up on my tv anymore

Sounds like you're having a bad day.
Can you tell us the make and model of your machine, along with a detailed history of what happened on this fateful day?

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I have a Belkin Wireless Access Point connected to a router. Recently, i switched it off from the mains for a week and when i switched it back on, it wouldnt power up. Anyway i changed the power adapter and got it working. The wireless network was up and running again.

But the next day, the laptop wouldnt detect the access point anymore when it scans for AP's, even though the PC clearly detects it.

So why wont the laptop find the AP? It did work after the power problem so i doubt the APs damaged, and the laptop detects several others in my area.

Note: i have tried reinstalling drivers, updating firmware, and resetting the AP, but no luck

A:laptop wont detect access point anymore

Un-install your wireless network card through Device Manager, reboot and let Windows re-install it. Browse for wireless networks once re-installed.

Do you find it then? If not, let us know and we'll go from there.

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When i first got my laptop i could simply put the screen down and my computer would fall asleep. when i would come back to and lift the screen up it would start up at the log in screen. Now when i close the screen and open it back up my computer starts but the screen stay back until I hard restart my whole computer.

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Dear seven forums, please help me with my problem. I was working on something when my laptop, ACER just suddenly turned off. It was working for about 10mins or so but after that, it suddenly turned off. At the time it was working, i plugged a usb connector from my phone to the latop and an 8g flash drive.. i do this all the time since my phone, a samsung galaxy grand prime only has an 8g internal capacity and i only had a 1g sd card on it. I successfully transferred a video phone to my flash drive but as i was scanning to check some more files to be transferred,poof! It suddenly turned off. As it was turning off, a box of a static-like image appeared decreasing in size to the center of the laptop then blacked out. Please help me with this worrying prob of mine. Thank u and looking forward to ur response..😊

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i had change the software recently from Ultimate to Professional but not able to play the installed games.

A:help i can't play any games on my laptop

How did you do the change?By deleting all the partitions & starting really clean?Or, By formatting, then installing?Or,By installing over the top within Windows?

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Hi,I bought a lenovo laptop(G50-70) and below are the specs.
Core i3, 1.70 GHz, 64 bit,500 GB memory and 4 GB Ram.
With this kind of specs I expected it to be good for gaming but I cant do that. I have checked the DirectX Diagnostic and the Approx. total memory is 256 MB. I presume his is the reason even a basic game is lagging. Is this normal? And how can I fix it?

A:Can my laptop play games

We need more information.

Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) to the desktop.

After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.

Information about your laptop will appear.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.


These appear to be its marketing specs.


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My laptop is a Toshiba satellite C855,which is just three months old. it came with windows 8 but I change it to 8.1. Before I changed it to 8.1 I could play games like prince of Persia, psi-ops the Mindgate conspiracy, and many more but now I cant play any game please help me.

A:Hi my laptop can not play games need help please!

The next thing you should do is update to Win8.1 Update 1 because Microsoft is going to drop support for 8.1 in May. After you've done that, make sure all your drivers are up to date.

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I upgraded to a new compaq laptop last year with windows 7 installed, and now i'm unable to play my old dos games and its giving me this error message when i try to play :

The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows
you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether
you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then
contact the software publisher.

I have dos box and it's still not working!! I would of assumed windows 7 would of had a program installed that would automatically allow you to play these games? What do i need to do? I'm not always keen or too confident at changing my computers settings is there a laymans guide at all?

Thankyou in advance

A:Unable to play my old dos games on new laptop?

Quote: Originally Posted by sparklite

I upgraded to a new compaq laptop last year with windows 7 installed, and now i'm unable to play my old dos games and its giving me this error message when i try to play :

The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows
you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether
you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then
contact the software publisher.

I have dos box and it's still not working!! I would of assumed windows 7 would of had a program installed that would automatically allow you to play these games? What do i need to do? I'm not always keen or too confident at changing my computers settings is there a laymans guide at all?

Thankyou in advance

I will bet you are running 64 bit win 7. It has no built in emulator dor 16 bit dos.
Win 7 32 can run some in compatibility mode and has some third party apps to do that

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Hi im currently running my laptop through my TV with a HDMI cable, everything works fine except when i try and play games, when i try and play a game the tv goes blank and it switches back to my laptops screen, im not sure what the problem is as it does let me play WoW but nothing else. Any help would be great ive pasted my specs below incase that helps


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5800 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3068 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GE, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 143041 MB, Free - 5971 MB; D: Total - 9581 MB, Free - 1519 MB;
Motherboard: Wistron, 3616, 09.50, 2CE844K5Z1

A:cant play games on laptop connected to tv

it mabe the copyright protection and has detected a 2nd device - I know this happens with bluray films on my laptop connected to HDMI and I have to switch off the laptop screen

have you tried switching to JUST the HDMI output only - should be available on the switch to select HDMI Only

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I hav preordered fifa 14 and GTA 5
I also hav fifa 13,NSF most wanted and assassins creed..
Will I be able to play all these in my new windows 8 laptop??
please help me....

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I have only one game on my system at a time. I frequently defrag and keep the computer clean. I run at about 5 frames per second on any game above medium graphics. Here are my specs...

A:Why can't my laptop play games on anything but low settings

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BIG question i have a laptop no desktop i really want to play online games in a smooth gameplay u know without any lags not slow when using it or playing online games cuz im an online gamer

how can I make my laptop that, i mean how can I make my laptopwork like any other desktop

here are my specs:

System Information

Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Basic (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.100608-0458)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Aspire 2920
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5450 @ 1.66GHz (2 CPUs), ~1.7GHz
Memory: 2550MB RAM
Page File: 1220MB used, 4096MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10

Display Devices
Card name: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A02&SUBSYS_01351025&REV_03
Display Memory: 358 MB
Dedicated Memory: 0 MB
Shared Memory: 358 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 800 (16 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
Driver Name: igdumd32.dll
Driver Version: 7.14.0010.1437 (English)
DDI Version: 9Ex
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 2/11/2008 11:36:08, 3301376 bytes

A:can I make my laptop play online games without lag

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i have a pretty decent brand new laptop that i want to use mainly for school but i also want games to play around when i get bored, i checked to see if i could run any of the games that i wanted to play and it gave me the recommended score for every single one, but when i get into the games and put it on the lowest settings it still runs at like 15FPS. is it something wrong with my laptop? can i fix it?

Lenovo G50
6gb RAM
AMD A8 processor
AMD Radeon R5 graphics chip

A:have a decent laptop and cant play any games good

laptops just generally aren't recommended for gaming. The ones I have seen dedicated to gaming run in the several thousands of dollars.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3947 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1845 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 463525 MB, Free - 356459 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway, SJV50_HR
Antivirus: Webroot SecureAnywhere, Updated and Enabled

When ever I start up a game my laptop shuts itself off after a short period. I'm almost positive it's overheating because the computer feels warm when it shuts off (it always feels warm but it never shuts off unless I play a game). I played games without this problem for 6 months and then it started shutting off. I had the motherboard and CPU replaced proffesionally. It worked again for a week or two then it started shutting off again. I haven't started up a game since it shut off the 2nd time after the problem started up again. I think the fan might be the problem. When I first got the laptop it would blow very powerful. Now it only blows sometimes and it's not very powerful. When I had the CPU and motherboard replaced they had to send it back because the fan still didn't work. When I got it back the fan worked again but it wasn't as powerful as it was when I got the laptop but it let me play my games without shutting off on me for a week or two like I said before. I heard about Speedfan and I downloaded it.

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For christmas i got a laptop and i have been having some problems with gaming. I know it is problably not ment to play these games but i was wondering if anyone could help me make it run faster (without lag)? It is a Compaq Presario CQ56-134CA.
It has,
3Gb of Memory
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M (i think this is the problem)
1309MB video memory
320GB Hard Drive

Thanks for your help.

A:How to make my laptop run faster to play 3D games like CS:S

you're probably going to have to turn the settings to as low as possible, and see what framerate you get. You can download FRAPS which can tell you the FPS. Then you can scale the settings until you get a frame rate that you're happy with.

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Got laptop this year-
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 740 @ 1.73GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 4019 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152619 MB, Free - 77247 MB; D: Total - 437854 MB, Free - 341373 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., K42JA, 1.0, NB-1234567890
Antivirus: Trend Micro OfficeScan Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Asus A42J

Now refusing to play certain brand new dvds but will play blank disks fine and older dvds. Checked for updates in the disk drive.Laptop doesn't show that there is a dvd at all- just makes loads of noise as though the laptop is trying to process the disk but then stops and nothing happens with the disk. Won't appear in My computer, or in any movie programs.
Any help would be appreciated-

A:Laptop wont play certain new DVD's

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My Dell laptop wont play any disk i insert into my laptop. At first it sounds like its working but then nothing happens.

A:Laptop wont play DVD

Can you please try the following?

1.) Click type the following in the search: "Troubleshooting". Click Troubleshooting in the results.

Now click programs in the window that appears. Under media player run the library troubleshooter. After that completes, run the settings troubleshooter. Then run the windows media player DVD troubleshooter.

2.) After those finish, Restart the PC. Now try to open windows media player.

Did that solve the issue?

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Ok, so, right now I have a crappy old compaq desktop, which would take a total mobo upgrade inorder to add the latest graphics card (only PCI slots)...(oddly enough, it does run sims2). But I am looking to buy a laptop, for a number of reasons, one of which is that I want to improve my gaming ability. However, I am on a budget & don't want to spend over $1,000 and would be really happy if I could only spend less than 900 w/ tax....(perhaps a pipe dream...)
Anyways, bestbuy has a gateway notebook w/:
amd turion 65 1.8ghz processor,
1600mhz system bus,
1gb memory,
100gb hard drive, &
an "Ati Radeon xpress 200m chipset with integrated Ati radeon x300 based graphics", 64mb shared....

Definatly a large leap above what I currently have (plus its only like $800). However, I would like to be able to play next gen games like the video card good enough, on low settings w/ Omega drivers added on & ini tweaks? If not, could someone please steer me in a good direction?

On a similar note, it was suggested to me that there may be a way to edit the BIOS to up the size of the memory alloted for the video card to 128mb...any truth to that?

A:Buying Laptop, want ability to play games like oblivion...need help!

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so I go on my laptop and I installed windows 10, its awesome. and it gives everyone Xbox app on the windows 10 install. and when I download fifa and some other game, it comes with the logo, then it turns itself off. what can I do to play some games please.

A:Cant play games on my ASUS laptop running Windows 10

Check the hardware requirements for the game (especially the graphics card requirements) against the hardware installed in your laptop. It may not be powerful enough for that game.That's all I can say because you haven't said what model laptop it is or what error messages it shows.Laptops are not ideal for the latest games anyway unless it's a purpose-built gaming model.Just because a game is compatible with Windows 10 doesn't necessarily mean it's also compatible with your hardware.message edited by phil22

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This is pretty much a noob question but I needed the answer fairly quickly.

I'm looking to connect 3 laptop wirelessly, one using Win7, one vista, one XP (I think they should all be compatible). I'm looking to play some games with the other 2 people and since WE WILL BE IN THE SAME ROOM, so no need for internet etc.

I just want to know how to do this without a router. I think this is call an ad hoc wireless network.

Please help guys.

EDIT: I see that you go to "Network and sharing center"
Then click "Set up a new network or connection"
Then a window pops up and you go down the list to select "Set up a wireless ad hoc (copmputer-to-computer) network"
And then just follow the thing through.

So will XP have the same procedure?

A:[URGENT] Connect 3 laptop wirelessly to play LAN games

if you want ad-hoc, in XP i don't know where is it.. But if you got a wireless router, just use that... then u can solve all the trouble for ad-hoc from XP.

Since its a ad-hoc network, just let the Windows 7 computer to be the 'HOST' for 'ad-hoc' then all of you just connect to the Windows 7 ad-hoc network.... (windows zero config...>Connect the ad-hoc network...) (May not work coz i never tried it)

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I'm looking for a Windows laptop. I'm not looking to play Unreal 3 engine games at highest settings or Crysis or really anything new, the most important games are TF2 and CSS, and while people like to say how forgiving the Source engine is, I'd like to hear from someone who's certain of how the laptop will perform. I am in the U.S., linking to newegg is fine if that has the best price. Under $800 would be a good estimation.

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Hi, I hope this is the correct area to post this. Games are what trigger the problem, though I suspect it is a hardware issue so please let me know if I should repost it somewhere else.

Basically, yesterday I was playing Hearthstone and my computer suddenly went black (as if there was no battery and someone pulled the plug) and then restarted in a few seconds. I actually thought it was a brief power outage in my building (silly because my battery was in at the time).

Anyway it happened again a bit later when I tried to play World of Tanks, and I also tried Eve Online and Team Fortress 2, both caused the same issue, though after different amounts of time. Eve Online ran for a good 15-20 minutes before it happened. World of Tanks and TF2 make it happen within a matter of seconds of joining a game (garage/menu don't cause it). Hearthstone doesn't seem to make it happen every time, I've completed numerous games without issue but as I said the first time I saw this issue it was with Hearthstone. The only other game I've tried is Hammerfight which is a pretty low-intensity old thing, and it did not cause the crash. All these games are things I've played regularly for months and I haven't changed the graphics settings.

It's never happened while not playing a game. I can watch videos and surf the web and use non-game programs without issue, although I haven't tried anything super intense like video or model rendering.

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A:Laptop suddenly powers off and restarts itself when I play most games.

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Hi, i got a problem with my new laptop its an HP mini 110-1020La, i've installed some games like age of empires 2, age of mytholgy and dawn of war but i cant play them, when i start a game an error message pops up "could not initialize graphics system. Make sure that your video card and driver are compatible withDirectDraw" or "Failed to initialize video card" what should i do?

A:Can't play games on my new laptop (could not initializa graphic system)

My initial thought would be that your graphics card (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950) just doesn't support something the games require, this can be a fairly common problem with laptops.

The requirements for Dawn of War would support this as a requirement Hardware Transform and Lighting (T&L) which the GMA 950 does not have. It does support T&L but through software, not hardware.

This shouldn't cause a problem with Age of Empires 2 or Age of Mythology I don't think as I am not aware of any particularly difficult requirements for those.

If this is the cause of the problem there isn't really anything you can do apart from getting a new laptop with a graphics card that supports those requirements (they can't be changed in most laptops). I can not say for sure that is the cause though!

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ok so i have a dell lattitude820. I have it hooked by vga to a lg 1080p lcd. the tv recognizes the laptop and can surf the web but wont play any of my movies.. they play on the laptop and tv says invalid format.. how can i fix this? thank you

A:tv wont play movies from my laptop

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I tried to watch a burned dvd in my laptop. Its an old sony vaio. ive played regular dvds before and it works fine. but now when i put a burned one in it doesnt even show anything in the drive. like i didnt even put a disk in. when i click on the drive or explore it, the "Please insert a disk...." message pops up. Please help asap. Im leaving on a trip tomorrow and it would be a lot less stressful with movies.

the os is win 2000
the drive cd-rw, dvd

thanks again

A:Burned DVD wont play on my laptop

We don't help with copying DVD movies here, since that's against the board rules. I suggest taking the movie DVD's with you, problem solved.

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Whenever i am using play games in my laptop HP Pavilion g7-2022us Notebook PC same will be hang for 10 second and 20 second or also if i watch movie it will hang i don't know whats the problem is this a Ram Problem or what can any one help me on this??????

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i have been struggling to find sufficient information on how to connect and am just looking for someone to say 'how to do it'.
both laptop and pc are running vista home premium, both have mcafee.
i have been trying to use a crossover Lan lead and i am not interested in using a hub.
the problem is in the laptop, since the pc is capable of playing games with other PC's.
its probably just some little setting that needs changing, but i can't seem to find it.
i am pretty sure that the laptop has an ethernet card.
if it helps - its a toshiba qosmio F55
please help

A:How to connect my Laptop to my PC to play games via LAN (Diablo 2, Left 4 Dead etc.)

well it will depend on what you have, and if you are looking to keep internet access on your machines.

Now taking everything out of the equation (router/switch/firewall etc), you would need a crossover cable between 2 pcs. On one machine you would set the network information on both machines. They would need to be on the same 'network'. The most common setup is PC1 would have IP address of, subnet mask of, PC2 would have, subnet No gateway/dns is needed.

Now if your PC is connected to a router, then all you need to do is connect the laptop via an ethernet cable (straight through) or wireless connection and have automatic IP configuration.

So what do you have? What are the make/model numbers of your devices in terms of router/modem etc.

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I have a fairly new Toshiba satellite laptop P70 Windows 8.1 & it wont play any Blu ray discs. Toshiba Blu-ray Disc player starts up when you insert a disc the play button appears but nothing happens. I have tried the Toshiba site but it just puts me in a loop to start page. I cant find any links to see if I need to update the player. The version I have is I have spent ages searching online trying to find a solution. I am in Australia & have the correct country code selected. Any help would be appreciated as Ive spent hours on it.

A:Solved: Toshiba laptop wont play Blu ray

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Samsung Series 3 Notebook (NP350V5C) | Samsung Notebooks It says it has 2gb dedicated graphics.
I want to play Arma 2 and maybe some fairly recent other games.

A:Is this laptop's graphics card good enough to play decent games (Dayz)

did you see this : AMD Radeon HD 7730M - Tech ?

I think its a fairly good device for the price. I asked a simular topic, and they pointed me out that 2gb dedicated RAM is not really the biggest bottle neck. (I could chose between 1Gb and 2Gb dedicated)

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Hi, My laptop wont read any pc games. ive tried playing games already installed on it and ive tried installing new games. it sounds like its reading the disk and the light on the disk tray flashes for a while then it all goes silent and nothing works. :( Some games it reads for longer than others but still doesn't do anything. ive tried removing device and restarting so it re-installs drivers but that didnt help. Its called a HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD GCCT20N.


any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Laptop Wont Read PC GAMES !!!!!

Hi and welcome to TSF let's start with a simple step do you have a cd\dvd cleaning kit if so try using it to clean the laser,if that does not help then try the trouble shooting features in win 7

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I have bought a LITON (DS-6E2SH) blue ray player for my laptop and it is working fine in so much as it will play DVD's and CD's but I can't play blue ray disks because media player doesn't support them. Does anyone know whether there is any good software that will support their play back.

A:Bought blue ray drive for my laptop but media player wont play disks.

none that are free unfortunatly, i know of some that claim to be free and able to play them but they usually don't work to well.

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So this one is pretty weird for me. I've never had any issues like this before, but I think it has to do with having all my drivers up to date. I was having this problem for a long time where I couldn't run games for too long because eventually the whole screen would get all glitchy and the last second of sound would repeat itself over and over until the monitor went into power saving mode. I tried reinstalling drivers, installing different graphic drivers like NGO and Omega which I had before.. Nothing worked!

Well, just recently my friend showed me this program driver cleaner pro and he said it helped him with his driver issues. So I followed the directions, uninstalled my drivers, cleared everything with the program in safe mode, restarted and reinstalled the drivers. Voila, all my games work with no issues at all, except for Counter-Strike 1.6.
Then I tried to watch a movie; It plays fine, I can hear the sound fine, but the video doesn't play. Even when I tried to record a video with fraps of one of my emulators (which has worked before), it didn't show video on playback.

So I restarted my computer.. now all my games don't work except Diablo 2, Starcraft, and CS 1.6. However, now I can watch movies with no problem at all! These past couple of weeks I've been having to go through the whole process of using driver cleaner pro, and installing Omega drivers again everytime my computer needed to reboot.

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I have been able to play DoD for the last 2 years and about 3 weeks ago it would have texture problems and crash, so I updated my Nividia 5200 fx Drive, this did not work and my game would put my computer into power saving mode, Now it will just sit trying to connect to the server. I found these text documents, I have no idea what they really mean .

Module file name: C:\Program Files\GameOverlayRenderer.dll
Hooking SetCursorPos, GetCursorPos, ShowCursor, and SetCursor
Hooking DispatchMessage calls
Modules at GameOverlayRenderer.dll attach
01: hl2.exe
02: ntdll.dll
03: kernel32.dll
04: USER32.dll
05: GDI32.dll
06: ShimEng.dll
07: AcLayers.DLL
08: ADVAPI32.dll
09: RPCRT4.dll
10: SHELL32.dll
11: msvcrt.dll
12: SHLWAPI.dll
13: ole32.dll
14: USERENV.dll
16: AcGenral.DLL
17: WINMM.dll
18: OLEAUT32.dll
19: MSACM32.dll
20: VERSION.dll
21: UxTheme.dll
22: IMM32.DLL
23: comctl32.dll
24: comctl32.dll
25: GameOverlayRenderer.dll
Game is using D3D9, preparing to hook.
Game is using dinput.dll (dinput7), preparing to hook.
DirectInputCreateW hook called
hookDirect3DCreate9 called
IWrapIDirect3D9::CreateDevice hook called!
Trying to setup input hook...
Set input hook...

GameOverlay process started
Read 1644 bytes for texture 'Graphics/resizer'
Error: texture file 'Graphics/resizer_mouseover' does not exist or is invalid
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A:Cant play DoD anymore

I tried running the game again, it opens just fine i can select a server and it sits saying retrieving server info, and then DoD closed and I got
"Engine error"
Failed to lock vertex buffer in CMeshDX8::LockVertexBuffer

LTMsg: LTMSG.exe-bad image
The application or DLL C:WINDOWS\system32\nvwimg.dll is not a vaild Windows image. Pleace check this aginst your installation diskette.

RUNDLL32.EXE - Application Error
The application failed to intialize properly (0xc000012d).

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Here is my problem. Back in '07 I bought a box set of DVD concerts. Got them home they played fine. This was on an XP-SP2 system using the nero of that year. XP crashed and I had to do a complete reload of the OS. Since then these DVDs do not work. I am now using Windows 7. The DVDs are DVD-9 region code PAL4. I have software[AnyDVD] that overcomes the region code but both my DVD drives won't even acknowledge the disks are there. I have a Samsung 16x dvd player model SD-616E and a Benq DVD/RW model LS DW1655. I am confused because I distictly remember watching these vid, its not like DVDs erase over time. Anything that can help is appreciated.

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i have been playing cod for about 1 yr now some reson it wont let me play a a demo(not the problem)so i decide to uninstall and install the game again after i uninstall it it still says uninstall where install should be?! plus i get error meages when i try going upto the game i mean b4 the main menu comes up ERORR! any1 else got this problem or any ideas would be amasing

A:cant play cod anymore ?!?

Are you saying that you un-installed the demo, or CoD?

What kind of error messages are you receiving? Are they about files missing, or are they related to the graphics of the game?

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this just happened recently... my windows media player 11 won't play any dvd's... it pops up that i need to set screen res. and color resolutions.. what's up with this? Help anyone?

A:wmp won't play dvd's anymore?

If changing screen resolution and color depth doesn't help with anything try the VLC media player as an alternate player. VLC-MP has its own Mpeg-2 decoder and doesn't use dierectshow so its likely to work where WMP doesn't.

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Windows Media Player cannot play DVD video. Open Display in Control Panel, and then lower your screen resolution and color quality settings. To view the DVD Troubleshooter, click More Information the error message i receive when attempting to play a DVD. (other media playing software give similar errors)

i never used to have this problem and i have tried and failed to play dvds that previously worked in this machine!

i have tried all resolutions and colour settings like the error suggests but to no prevail.

i have a dell dimension 8400 with dvd rw which has worked perfectly for about 6months.

is it possible i have removed somehting that was needed to playback dvds? (the drive still works for audio and games etc)

Any ideas or suggestions ??!

thanks alot


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Hey there.

So I'm having a problem playing .wmv files on my system (it's not just WMP). Everytime I play a file with a .wmv extension, the file will play, with proper audio and everything, but the colour will be messed up, almost as if the player (could be WMP, Realplayer, Quicktime etc...) is playing in negative mode. I can't fix it even with codecs. I've downloaded numerous codec packs, codecs from Microsoft, third parties, everywhere, and I can't seem to fix it. This only happens with wmv files, mpg, avi, mpeg etc...all play perfectly.

Running XP Pro

Thanks in advance

A:Windows Media Play wont properly play.wmv files, colour is messed

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Lately I have been having an issue with both Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player when I try to watch a DVD. In Windows Media Center it says "Cannot Play DVD: The DVD may be in use by another application. If all other applications are closed, the video resolution may need to be lowered or the display connection type does not support playback of the DVD." I have checked multiple times and have not found any other applications using the DVD. Also, I am not sure where I can change the settings it mentions but I didn't change anything recently and I have always been able to play DVDs before.

When I try watching a DVD in Windows Media Player it says "Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because there is a problem with digital copy protection between your DVD drive, decoder, and video card. Try installing an updated driver for your video card." I don't really know what to do with this or how to go about fixing it. I haven't tried much.

I have to believe that something happened that caused both applications to have issues since they both stopped being able to play DVDs at the same time. I don't know what to do and I don't know what I did. Please help me, any advice or suggestion is welcome!

Thanks in advance everyone!

A:Can't Play DVDs Anymore

Do the dvds play in vlc player?

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after installing a new video card my MCE does not play recorded TV, Live TV or DVDs anymore. It will play for a few seconds, and then crash.

If I play a file of recorded TV with Windows Media Player, it works fine.

The card I installed is a ATI Radeon HD 5450, 1Gb.

I can still play recorded TV from my Extender, so functionality seems OK.

Any advice is highly appreciated!


A:MCE does not play recorded TV anymore!

Hello, i would check Device Manager in your Control Panel and make sure i had correct driver for it installed

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when i load divx movies, they load all the way and i can't play them. i press the button play, and the button changes to the pause so its supposed to be playing but it stays on the one frame. i can even navigate to different parts of the movie but it won't let me play anything. and in itunes also, i can't play any of my songs. and online quicktime audio as well. i'm assuming its a codec problem? but, for all of these problems, no error message appears. it just doesn't play. i have uninstalled and reinstalled k lite codec pack and divx bundle(including divx codecs). i run microsoft vista premium 64 bit. it runs a nvidia geforce go 6150. please help. thanks

A:My media won't play anymore

Is Vista upgraded to Service Pack 2?

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Hi all.As the title says I can't play mp3 files anymore.At first I thought it was a problem with Soundblaster because wmp11 did'nt seem to be able to play any files but it turns out wma files still play okay.Media Classic Player still plays all files as normal.Any ideas?Thanks

A:wmp11 won't play mp3's anymore

I'm not sure which WMP I've got but I was just going to post a similar question. My WMP will now ONLY rip WMA from my CDs even if I check the MP3 option.

Why is this happening? Did I select something somewhere by mistake?


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I have a windows vista and just recently my computer has stopped being able to play any kind of cd that is inserted into the drive. It does not even show up when I click "My Computer." It does not load at all and does not show up on any application. What's wrong with my computer?!

A:My computer won't play CD's, DVD's, etc anymore

Have you tried using the Resource CD provided by your manufacturer to install a driver that allows you to run CDs?

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Hello Anybody!

I recorded some video tapes to my hard drive using my 5 year old Win98 PC with an ATI All in Wonder card. The ATI software saved the video as avi files that work on the old machine just fine.

Now I have copied the files to my newer XP PC and when I try to run them with Windows Media Player, the player says it is looking for codecs on line but cannot find any to download, then it starts playing only the audio.

I have also tried Apple QuickTime with the same results, can't find proper codecs.
What next?

A:Can't play old AVIs anymore...

You will need to convert the AVI files to MPEG files. Download the free TMPGenc and it should do the job for you.

I have never used this software before so a backup before converting might be a good idea.

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I am experiencing a problem which I've never encountered before. When I insert a DVD the window(or Wizard?) that says "Windows can perform the same task each time you insert a disk or connect a device with this kind of file" no longer opens. When it was working properly I usually checked "play with PowerDVD". I do a lot with video and DVD rendering so I did not check the "always do the selected action" box.
Now when Insert a DVD a window opens with two folders: AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS. I know what these folders represent, I just don't want that window opening. If I can Get the right window(Wizard?) to open up again when I insert a DVD I'm confident my problem will be resolved. I know what to click on in the VIDEO_TS folders to get the DVD to play but I have to use Nero to view it and do a lot more clicking. Needless to say this has also made the use of Virtual Drive less than joyful to work with!
Any help in resolving this issue would be greatly apreciated.
P.S. the issue seems to have arisen due to the install of Pinnacle Studio 11 ultimate

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I dont know what happened, but my dvd drive wont work anymore. everytime i put a dvd in it acts like it can't read it. it wont even play dvds that used to work. my player is set in the right region so i dont know what to do. it wont play anything... please help.

A:cant play DVDs anymore

DVD players die sometimes.
Will it play CDs?

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Hi there, well basically I have just inserted a DVD into my drive and for some reason it doesn't work. I have tried with countless other DVDs which all worked. This has just started happening so i had no idea why. I went into device manager and it said i needed to update my PCouffin Device Driver. So i tried to do the automatic update thing where it browses the net to look for updates but it came back blank. I then google searched it to see if i could come up with a solution and a update because it was my understanding that the PCouffin driver had something to do with the DVD RW?

So I was just wondering if I need to update this driver for my DVD drive to work?

I'm on Windows vista home premium 64 - bit.

Thanks in advance any help would be most appreciated.

A:Can't play DVDs anymore.

you could try drivermax google it download it and run it you will have to sign up but it is not a problem as you need to to get the code to install the program once you have done this got to check on line they will list all your drivers and list the updates for your comp please note you do not have to take them all but you may find the one you need this is a free service and not a scam as i have used it myself and do not get any problems i would not give the info otherwise

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I have looked online extensively but haven't found anything related to this issue. Whenever I play games (any game), five minutes into play the game will freeze for about a minute. Another five minutes later it will repeat the process. Does not matter which game or which settings I am using. My CPU usage goes up to 100% which I haven't noticed happening before, temps have not increased. Memory is at 30-40% usage.-Checked drivers and updated-Ran memory tests and checked for memory leaks, returns nothing-Ran tests on hard drives, no issues-Checked temps, all normal-Ran torture tests on CPU, no problems-Formatted hard drives and reinstalled OS and games to test, problem persisted-Checked all connections-Cleaned inside and out thoroughlyCPU, Motherboard, HDD, and RAM are all about 5 years old. Everything else has been replaced within the last year.Thank you.

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i am having a problem with my dvd drive. when i go to device manager my dvd drive is HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B [CD-ROM drive]. it was working fine until a few days ago and now it will read dvds but will not read any cds or cd roms. I dont know if there is a setting wrong, could someone please help!!!!!

A:HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B [CD-ROM drive] will only play dvds but wont play cds

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Help, I have a compaq Evo N1020v laptop and until this week could copy files to CD using explorer no problem. However it now wont read any data or audio CD, but plays DVDs fine. I've updated the driver, removed the uppper and lower key things as recommended by Microsoft but nothing makes it work. Can anybody help me?

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iam trying to play wordyacht one my pc i have windows xp but it will not let me play it comes up with this when i start to play the game Ie5\d85ngtkj\wonweb launcher control is still infected i need help bad please email me back
thank you

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Weird problem. All of a sudden I can't play any videos in YouTube. I keep getting a message that says "you either have Java script turned off or you need to download the latest version of Adobe Flash player". I didn't disable Java (my Java appl says "enabled").
When I tried to download Adobe Flash Player, it said it was "completed but with errors on page".
I had some problems with a site called MyMathLab for school classes I am taking. The techs had me change some settings (and I guess I should've noted what was changed but I never had any trouble before when I have had to change settings for school programs). The school techs were unable to do anything for me to use the MyMathLab so I am taking alternate school tests. Ever since then, the problem with the videos has occurred.
I tried to restore my computer to last week (before the school techs had me fooling with my settings) but restore says "unable - nothing changed".
Please help!

A:Can't play videos in You Tube anymore

Try this: go to control panels > add or remove programs - remove adobe flash player. sometimes installations fail if the old version hasn't been removed properly by the new installer. then go to the proper adobe web site and download and install the newest version of adobe flash player.

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Now my computer is quite old... i'll be the first to admit that, but up until recently i was still able to play DVDs on it. Now when i plonk my DVD into my DVD drive, the drive appears to be working away, but then eventually nothing happens.. it doesnt even say a dvd is in the drive in my computer. This confuzzles me as it still reads CDs.
I reckon it might be somthing to do with my DVD decoder or something like that, my DVD drive is a "QSI DVD-ROM SDR-081".

Any help would be great as i recently was hired for Blockbusters, and as a result i have a lot of free DVDs i want to watch!


A:DVDs won't play anymore... :confused:

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every time i try to play a DVD on my computer, the programs crash on me.... programs like Realplayer, PowerDVD, InterActual Player, Windows Media... and i was able to play DVDs a few weeks ago... does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can fix this?

A:My computer won't play DVDs anymore...

Sounds like your dvd drive has been locked to a diifirent area for diffirent dvd playback. open your driver's properties. make sure no disk is in as you'll open the disk properties instead. go to dvd-region tab. i believe that yours is locked. find what region is locked to. the dvd's of that region you can play normally. to unlock it ur looking for firmware update of the drive, good luck!!

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I put the disk in and nothing happens, media player doesn't run auto run doesn't work. I tried everything to get the dvd player to work. It won't play any disks at all

A:why can't I play DVD discs on my Windows 10 PC anymore?

That's cause Windows 10 did not support playing DVDs out of the box.Therefore Microsoft offers the app Microsoft DVD Player in Windows Store.AFAIK, Microsoft DVD Player not free.But you can use any other free player like VideoLAN Client.

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