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Games that used to run on my system don't anymore???

Q: Games that used to run on my system don't anymore???

I think I am in the right place but if this thread should be in another spot let me know.

I bought a computer a while ago and because it has a GeForce 7800 GS video card it sadly has the infinite loop problem. I managed to fix the Blue Screen of Death errors this problem causes when I downloaded the latest drivers for my card. I haven't had the crash problem since, but still have video rendering problems when I play some games like Battlefield 2 for instance what happens is the environment goes all screwy, I see a checkerboard type map on the ground or the image of the gun I am holding has odd triangle shapes coming off it or when I get into a vehicle the view is all triangles and flashing object or the other characters in the game look all sparkly and seem to be made up of odd triangle shapes. The only way to fix this is to reboot the system closing the game and starting it again doesn't work. Anywho the main reason I am here is because since I updated the video drivers ( I don't know what they were before or if this is the real reason for the problem) or because of something else other than the driver update, I can't say for sure as I didn't notice the problem right away because I didn't start the affected games for quite some time after the fact. I can still play COD4 but COD5, COD6, and Black Ops all fail to work and close down before they start COD6 actually stutters at the menu screen and I have to shut the system down by pulling the plug. COD5 and COD6 worked when I first got the system I have tried uninstalling them and reinstalling them to no avail. And as far as I am aware if COD6 works then Black Ops should too. I have Medal of Honor 2010 and it works OK. I also have Quantum of Solace and it has the same problem and so does Assassins Creed 1. All of the games should work on my system according to the sys requirements or due to the fact that similar games that need more than what I have do work if I turn down some of the settings. Normally when I have in the past had one of these games crash after installing all I had to do was choose "Start in Safe Mode" to get them to work where I could fiddle with the video options to get them high enough to work but not so high they either crashed the computer or messed with he gameplay too much.

Normally I would post all my system specs and hijack logs etc... but instead of posting info that you might not need please just let me know what I should post for you to be able to help me. Also it is possible my system has registry problems and or virus problems which is causing this. I have had my Internet stop working and the only way I have been able to fix it is to do a system restore to an earlier time. Normally when I have had this much trouble I just format and reinstall the whole shebang (I think that the right technical term lol) but sadly I bought a computer that has a promise SATA 300tx card so when I try to reinstall the OS I have to supply the correct driver for the card via the A: drive. I downloaded what I thought was the right driver for the card but when I try to use it it says there was an error with the driver and it crapped out press F3 and go away lol. So if someone knows what the error code 18 (I think that's the correct error number) and or where the right driver is for XP (the same driver worked OK with a WIN7 installation I have dual boot) Oh and Win7 won't runt he games either.

Thanks for your help and have a great day

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Ive been having a lot of troubles with my Pc lately, around 2 days ago i got a blue screen saying Watchdog error along with my internet download speed going from 5mb/s to 700kb/s and the games where i usually get a average of 150+ frames i cant even get a steady 20. Ive tried updating all my drivers but got no luck.
Specs: Intel Core i7 6700K / 4.00GHz
Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 2666MHz DDR4
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27-inch 165Hz
Operating on Win 10

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Ok i posted a support post up for the network.
now i still did not get it to work. gateway told me to reinstall windows 98 so i did still i cant get on the net work but now my pc is worst now i can't run my diablo2 games it runs for like a few seconds it plays the blizzard entertainment into after that it goes back and there is no sounds then a error message comes up also star craft is the same way there is no sound and it laggs alot what happen and what can i do to repair this problem???

A:I can't get my games to run anymore

Did you reinstall your video and sound drivers, also would make sure your running the latest version of directx after the reinstall

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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 I'm after a little help I cant run my older games anymore
I think it might be to do with the video card not sure
the games i cannot run are Delta force 2 and land warrior, hitman original, and an oldy called Driver, wont load with video memory errors
my system specs are below and ill attach my dxdiag
any advice appreciated in advance
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name TEST
System Manufacturer System manufacturer
System Model System Product Name
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 44 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~1800 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 0204, 14/10/2005
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name TEST\Mark
Time Zone AUS Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 136.45 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.95 GB
Page File Space 1.12 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

A:Can't run older games anymore

When you say older games don't work does that mean they did work on that PC before or not?

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recently i have not been able to play resident evil 5 or dead space on my computer. the games ran fine for a long time, but not when i double click the icon nothing happens. i have have tried reinstalling the games multiple time and updating direct x and video driver, nothing seems to work. although splinter cell: conviction seem to work fine. any ideas?

im running Windows XP pro service pack 3; Nvidia 8800GT; 1GB ram

A:Games won't start anymore!!!

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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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Guys you won't believe it.

I reinstalled Vista yesterday because of this issue and also my games.
Yesterday everything worked.
Today I installed my applications and extra drivers and I started Racedriver GRID and it did the same thing.
So since its a new Vista install I checked what I installed today and removed the Windows Visual C and my Genius Fpen 610 driver.
Reboot and magically Grid and all my games started.

My Genius F610 Tablet driver for Vista was causing all the trouble!!!!
Can you believe that?

Thanks for everyones help!

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None of my games work anymore, I either get a black screen, then am sent back to windows with no explanation or the games just don't run. These are all old games that I've played a long time ago and haven't touched for years and now when i try them they don't work! I've installed the latest version of directx and scanned my computer for viruses, but still no luck.

Thanks for any help!

A:games don' t work anymore

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Hey guys I have AT&T "High-Speed" Internet DSL. I used to be able to host games and such when I was directly connected to the modem and nobody would lagg, and I would never lagg in games. Anyways, now I bought a linksys wrt54gl because I needed internet for myself and other people here at home. Well I tried the best I could, and I can join games (I play Borderlands and CS:Source and Team Fortress 2) but I can't host. When I host, my friends can't join, they used to be able to join me with no lagg... now they can't even join me.

I've tried port forwarding, disabling DMZ, removing the router firewall, tons of stuff. I can't get it to work, and I need to be able to host games again because I have the fastest internet.

Please help me out, I'm a newcomer and not too Tech Savvy but I'm not stupid either.

Thanks guys at Tech Support Guy Forums,

A:Can't host games anymore, help?!!

just for troubleshooting, put your computer in the DMZ (must have manual IP address). What the DMZ will do is route any traffic to that computer without any issues/port blocks etc.

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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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My games used to work,haven't used them in a long time. Now when i load them they come up,
start to load,then the screen shuts off and
it goes back to my desktop.Tried reinstalling
them but had no change.One of them goes right
back to desktop when i click on it from start menu.
[email protected]

A:Games not working anymore

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After I ran registry mechanic and defragged my hard drive (perfect disk - thrice, although I stopped the defrag half way through), none of the latest games work anymore (Call of duty 4, Crysis demo, Bioshock), although older games like Heroes of might and magic 3 still runs fine. Whenever I click to start a game, the splash screen will start, the screen will go black like when one normally starts a game, and then I'm just back at the desktop, with no error message. All other software works fine, like Ableton Live 5 etc.

I should also say that before all of this I decided to clean up my hard drive and deleted some files mainly in C:\documents and settings\bernhard\local settings\temp. I did not delete any read-only files. Maybe this screwed it up?

It's strange because everything works fine except these games all of a sudden.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:XP games not starting up anymore

Make sure your video drivers are up to date.

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Why doesnt my steam or gamespy work anymore. It says that it cannot connect b/c my internet is unstable or i am connected through a over protected firewall, and it has been doing this for about a month now. I went to the steam website and did everything they told me to and it still doesnt work....what should i do?

A:None of my online games work anymore

well make sure your are not in fact blocked by a firewall or anything, unless your 100% sure. make sure your internet connection is set under the right setting appropriate for you under Settings>Internet tab for Steam.

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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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I hope someone has an answer to my dilemma. I like to play games online, especially at and, but since yesterday I haven't been able to play any of the games. The games don't load for me anymore.

I have disabled the firewall and the pop-up stopper to see if it would help, but it didn't. I don't know what else to do. I am sure I am missing some files, but don't have a clue to which ones are missing.

Any help is greatly appreciated....

By the way my computer has windows 98SE.

Thank you in advance!

A:Oneline games don't load anymore...

Problem fixed. I did a system restore and now I am good again.

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I've already asked this on two other forums, no one can give me a straight goes:

Whenever I play a game for more than 10 minutes, it locks up and I have to reboot my PC. Even after I reboot, it still occurs every single time. Also, if I want my games to run smooth, I have to run them as soon as I boot up the PC or else the frame rate goes to hell. I have all the latest drivers for my vid/sound card and XP. Defragged around 2 days ago.

The 2nd problem happened long before the first but I didn't think much of it...

I really have no clue what's wrong. Any ideas?

My specs:

AMD Athlon 2100+
512mb RAM
60gig HD
Radeon 9000 Pro 128mb
Sound Blaster Audigy
Windows XP


A:PC games don't work anymore....desperate for help!

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Thanks for any help.

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Hi,Im new here.Heres whats been going on.I just bought some games over the weekend.The games are Airline Tycoon and Crazy Taxi Driver.I keep getting this error message that says "interface not registered".So it wont even let me install them.What can I do to install them?

I also bought Flight Simulator 2002 with the add ons that go to that game and now the add ons are saying "interface not registered".What can I do?

Any advice is very appreciated.


A:most of my games dont work anymore

What version of windows are you using? Also are there any numbers or other parts of the error message?

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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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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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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
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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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Mothers computer, all she does is play solitaire and bridge games on it.
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I have un enabled and the re enabled the games through features control. no help
System file checker and scandsk no help
system restore says error XXX8000ffff (not exact error) and doesn't restore anything
Games wont open from the exe in program files either.
Win 7 ultimate x64

Any Ideas?

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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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I received this error after trying to play europa universalis 4, after updating with the latest windows 8.1 updates. Yesterday all games worked fine, today, none of them run at all.

I've been searching for a solution but all i can find is update your graphics card / DirectX / install the Dx in the game folder itself, all of which i did, but none of it worked.

I've tried pretty much everything i could find about this problem, anyone have any ideas? Only difference is i am running all of this off a laptop with an intergrated graphics card though, and for the next few months my laptop is all i have in terms of a pc. Graphics card is Intel HD graphics 4600, which worked just fine a day ago.

A:Failed to create graphics device. Can't run games anymore

Welcome to the forum!

You are certain you have only HD 4600 graphics and not also a discrete Nvidia graphics chip? Does device manager show only HD 4600 graphics adapter?

Would also help to know exact model like V3-772-xxxx.

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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


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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 got back from christmas break, (hadn't used my computer for about 2 weeks) and my computer was running incredibly slowly on the internet ( i have cox high speed) and when I tried to uninstall and reinstall a few games, they wouldn't uninstall, and i couldn't use them. I think i installed a corrupted rollercoaster tycoon disc, and that messed up my computer.
I've run Norton internet security (05), ad aware, stinger, and tried my cox security, but norton keeps interfering with that. here is my log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:45:18 PM, on 1/7/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
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A:slowed computer, games uninstall/install doesn't work anymore.

Welcome to TSF.

You're infected with a trojan...TWICE!.

There is a procedure for removing the duplicate infection in one go, but I can't remember. So, we are going to run the tool twice instead.
Please print these instructions out for use in Safe Mode. Or Save them to Wordpad so that you can access them in Safe Mode.

Please download VundoFix.exe to your desktop.Double-click VundoFix.exe to extract the files
This will create a VundoFix folder on your desktop.
Go into Add/Remove and uninstall:

Viewpoint Media Player

Delete the folder:

C:\Program Files\Viewpoint
Restart the computer. The computer begins processing a set of instructions known as BIOS.
As soon as the BIOS has finished loading, begin tapping the F8 key on your keyboard.
Continue to do so until the 'Windows Advanced Options' menu appears.
Using the arrow keys on the keyboard, scroll to and select the menu item - Safe Mode.

Once in safe mode open the VundoFix folder and doubleclick on KillVundo.bat
You will first be presented with a warning.
It should look like this


VundoFix V2.15 by Atri
By using VundoFix you agree that you are doing so at your own risk
Press enter to continue....

Press 'Enter' to continue!
Next you will see:


Please Type in the filepath as instructed by the forum staff
and then press enter:

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I have a Toshiba satellite notebook. I wanted to get some of my system info so went to where it should be on the computer and it is empty . Wonder how I can get it back. Also I can't seem to figure out how to get rid of
TosIPVSrv.exe. Which windows tells me every time I boot up that is has shut down. ]
I have fun my virus program and all is fine.
Any help would be great. Thank you

A:my system information seems to not be found anymore

Just read up on it and found this for you hope this helps you !This is the Toshiba SMART log service, which recognizes problems with your hard drive, and catches them, before they cause serious problems. To get it working again, you will need to go to control panel, double click on " administrative tools," double click " services, " scroll down, until you find " Toshiba SMART Log Service," double click and open. Under the " General " tab Start up type, put it to start automatically, under " Service Status, click " Start. Now, go to: Recovery Tab. Under " First Failure," set it to: " Restart the Service.".Also try this link : This may also help you out !

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I noticed that when I go to my System Restore I there aren't any restore point. When I go to System Protection under the Properties of the Computer there is an error (I've attached a screen shot). "There was an unexpected error in the properties page: System Restore encountered an error. Please try to run System Restore again. (0x81000203)
Please close the property page and try again."
I tried it after Windows restart and it's the same. I was doing a little optimization in the services. Maybe I have stopped accidentally something important, although I'm pretty sure that I haven't done anything wrong there. I was following a guide from another Win 7 forum.
I would appreciate your help

A:System Restore not working anymore?

check your services list against the one's on this site Black Viper's Web Site if you still have a problem come back and we'll look into it some more

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So one day the pc went real slow and the encoders to broadcast started to loose connection.After callin around to see if the problem was elsewhere i decided to do a factory set.after that i could not boot again , WIN10 was gone. Ok , order'd a USB recovery (witch was here faster then promised) and revovered it. All good u think , nope, pc start to show small issues like file explorer won't open anymore, Widows icon can't be clicked upon anymore, etc etc. so after 5 sessions with the HP technicians, ok , still nothing solved, even a reset to early version of WIN10 doesnt work anymore. So now i have to send up the pc and put the radio in a freezer??Because this pc is the main asset in our chain of hardware on the radiostation. I dont know if this all is a pc issue or win 10 but i'm not happy bout win 10 . I also did on my own a chkdsk , DSIM, and all other tests, they all come out as positive , so what could be going on here??  

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Hi so I have this external HDD, formated to FAT32, decided to backup some blu-rays today onto the drive only to be reminded by my computer that FAT32 only supports up to 4GB files. So I googled and came across this command "convert *driveletter*: /fs:NTFS". After running some scans, this command is suppose to turn my HDD with a FAT32 FS into a NTFS. So the process is complete, and everything seems to be fine, I look in the drive, its NTFS, all my files are still there, then I notice, my computer stopped outputting sound. I thought, hmm that's a weird glitch, probably be fixed if I restart. I restarted, only to get an a GRUB error 17? Googled this on my laptop, and a ton of Linux help sites came up, so my guess was that it had something to do with my express gate as I'm using an ASUS motherboard with express gate. So I booted back up, into the BIOs, and go to boot priority, and notice that the HDD with my windows partition is gone, not an option even. Although the HDD comes up saying it's connected with the proper name and everything. Oh and yes I did remove the external HDD in case you were wondering.

This is the weird problem I've EVER had with a computer.

If someone could give me some direction to go in getting my computer back up and running it would be greatly appreciated.

A:HDD File System Problem? Can't boot anymore!

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Hey people, new member here. Anyway.

I need to restore my computer to an earlier date, but when i tried to find the system restore, it was not there. First i went to start, all programs, accessories, and system tools. When i saw that it was not there, i entered the run command for it. When i did that, i got the same message you would get if you enter an invalid command. After that didn't work, i entered "msconfig" in the run box, and then once the system configuration utility appeared, i went to the tools tab and highlighted System Restore, and clicked Launch. But then a window popped up saying the following: "The system cannot find the file specified".

I am about 75-85% sure that the rstrui.exe file was deleted by one of the young ones fiddling around inside the system folders. What i do not know is how to get it back. I remember one time when the windows sound recorder executable file had gotten deleted, i just downloaded it from the internet, put it in the right spot and it was fixed. I can't seem to do that with the system restore executable file. Any ideas on how i can fix this?


A:Solved: I cannot perform system restore anymore!

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I've had several BSOD stops lately (been working on finding the problem for some time) but haven't had a new memory.dmp or minidump file saved since 2/23. As far as I can tell, the settings are correct. Any ideas what's causing this? Hard to upload the current dump files when there aren't any!

A:BSOD: system isn't saving the dump files anymore

Quote: Originally Posted by djv

I've had several BSOD stops lately (been working on finding the problem for some time) but haven't had a new memory.dmp or minidump file saved since 2/23. As far as I can tell, the settings are correct. Any ideas what's causing this? Hard to upload the current dump files when there aren't any!

Are the setting in system control panel set like this?

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Hello All!
I'm running WinXp 2 on my Dell Inspiron 1504.
All the sudden some of my desktop icons do not open application's. I went into "My Computer" and it wont open the application's from the folder Icon either.
i can open open "Programs" but it will not open "System Restore" I click it and it does nothing.
Here's what I tried
Chk Disk..... it ran good
I can open defrag though, (I'm trying that now)
Don't know why I lost system restore though.
Any ideas?
Thanks in advance

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i just removed spyware quake virus from my system using smitrem then hijack this and killbox, but after doing all this my task manager and system restore still dont work, also command prompt wont come up either. i get a messge "being used by another program". how can i restore things to normal, help pls.

A:task manager and system restore don't work anymore! help!

Is this related to your thread here?:

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Yesterday, while I was working, the network icon in the notification area suddenly disappeared. I went into "Taskbar and Start Menu properties" to re-enable it, but I found that the check was removed from "Network" and the checkbox has been disabled. So I can't do that anymore.

I wanted to try method three in this tutorial, but I found that I don't even have the "explorer" folder under "policies" in the registry!

Any ideas what's going on? I'm using Vista Home Premium

Appreciate your help

A:Solved: I can't show system icons in notifcation area anymore

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I know just enough about computers to get myself in trouble. I had a 160GB Hard drive that was getting kind of crowded, it was my sole hard drive. I had XP on it and as I had no problems with it, I was content to stick with it. I bought a 500gb hard drive and as my fiancee had bought me an upgrade to Vista and then 7, I put Windows 7 on the new drive and left XP on the old. The old drive (the 160GB) already had C: taken so I named the new one G:.

So, everything was working fine and if I wanted to switch OS's I'd just reboot and choose the one I wanted. Sadly my C: drive just died. I was like ".. bummer. I'll pop it out and just worth the windows 7 one now." However on start up I'm getting a bad boot file message and to put the install/system disk in. I do that and choose the restore option but its not showing that I have any previous versions of windows on it! When I do the repair option it says it was fixing a partition error. I can see the windows files when I use the command prompt and still see that windows is there under the G: drive.

My question is; does windows now think my G: drive is supposed to be C ? Is that why it wont boot properly? I mean it seems to be looking for windows to be under the C drive but its actually under G, if that makes sense. If so I found an article on how to change the drive letters via regedit at the command prompt. Or do you think my hard drive is just hosed and that I need to reformat?

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A:Dual boot system failure, not detecting Windows 7 anymore

Quote: Originally Posted by Vinbot1


I know just enough about computers to get myself in trouble. I had a 160GB Hard drive that was getting kind of crowded, it was my sole hard drive. I had XP on it and as I had no problems with it, I was content to stick with it. I bought a 500gb hard drive and as my fiancee had bought me an upgrade to Vista and then 7, I put Windows 7 on the new drive and left XP on the old. The old drive (the 160GB) already had C: taken so I named the new one G:.

So, everything was working fine and if I wanted to switch OS's I'd just reboot and choose the one I wanted. Sadly my C: drive just died. I was like ".. bummer. I'll pop it out and just worth the windows 7 one now." However on start up I'm getting a bad boot file message and to put the install/system disk in. I do that and choose the restore option but its not showing that I have any previous versions of windows on it! When I do the repair option it says it was fixing a partition error. I can see the windows files when I use the command prompt and still see that windows is there under the G: drive.

My question is; does windows now think my G: drive is supposed to be C ? Is that why it wont boot properly? If so I found an article on how to change the drive letters via regedit. Or do you think my hard drive is just hosed?

Thanks for looking and any help at all would be greatly appreciated!! Sorry I dont have specific info, I'm not near the ma... Read more

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Good day,

My 4 year old creative inspire 5200 speaker system won't turn on anymore.
Last time it was working was half a day ago..didn't change anything in the setup,nor added anything.
Just turned off system, not it won't turn on. Reseated all the cables, checked if there's power,
light won't turn on.

soundcard still working fine, plugged my earphones directly to it. music is present.

your advise are very much appreciated.

A:Solved: creative inspire 5200 speaker system won't turn on anymore

I'll try replacing the fuse inside the subwoofer. if this doesn't work, replace or have the present ac adaptor checked at a electronics store.

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Hi everyone,A few days ago, I suddenly couldn't update AVG anymore. It always gives me an error, telling me the connection with the server failed. I also noticed that I can't connect Limewire (P2P program) anymore and opening movie streams in Windows Media Player doesn't work anymore either.I searched some forums for a solution and I found someone with a similar problem, who also told he couldn't execute the "cmd" and "regedit" commands anymore. I tried it on my own computer and I can't run those things anymore either. When I try executing them, the explorer goes all weird and shuffles the program bars on the task bar.I've manually downloaded the latest updates for AVG, installed them and did a full scan, that didn't find a thing. I also ran AdAware, which said I had some malware, which I removed with it. Then I also ran Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, which found some more malware, so I removed it, rebooted my pc, but the problems still exist...I'm hoping someone can help me with this problem, because it's really anoying...Here's my HijackThis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 20:37:26, on 11/05/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\At... Read more

A:Can't update AVG anymore, cmd and regedit don't work anymore, ...

Hi Tom,Welcome to BC HijackThis forum. I am farbar. I am going to assist you with your problem.Please refrain from making any changes to your system (updating Windows, installing applications, removing files, etc.) from now on as it might prolong handling your log and make the job for both of us more difficult.Please download http://OTListIt2 by OldTimer.Save it to your desktop.Double click on the OTListIt2 icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Type or copy and paste in the Custom Scans/Fixes section: drivers32Click Run Scan button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them to your reply:OTListIt.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimized[*]Tell me also if you have set a proxy server or you recognize these setting:R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride =;;;;localhost;<local>[/list]

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:25:10 PM, on 4/12/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16722)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Cisco\Cisco NAC Agent\NACAgentUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\traybar.exe
C:\Program Files\TrueSuite Access Manager\FpNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\TrueSuite Access Manager\PwdBank.exe
C:\Program Files\TrueSuite Access Manager\usbnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe
C:\Program Files\TrueSuite Access Manager\CssSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\CEC_MAIN.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\SeagateManager\FreeAgent Status\stxmenumgr.exe
C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Plus Web Player\DDMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
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Excellent article here from Tom's Hardware, seems Win XP is much the same as win98, contrary to some people's beliefs!


A:Which system is best for games

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This is the 2nd of two systems used almost exclusively by the kids for games. NIS subscription expired back in August. I ran Spybot which found 483 problems and AdawareSE which found 815. Neither could clean all the problems found. The OS is WinME and it crashed while my first attempt at AdawareSE was deleting files. I've run it again and this is the result of a subsequent HJT log. If I could someone to take a look at it it would be appreciated. Thanks

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 4:15:38 PM, on 03/12/2004
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
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A:another games system need HJT

Go to Add/Remove peograms and uninstall New.Net (NewDotNet). If it will not uninstall do this:

First Click here to download LspFix

You may not need it, but go ahead and download it just in case.
Now go here and scroll to the bottom of the page to Precedure 4 and download and run the New.Net uninstaller.

If you lose your internet connection after running the New.Net uninstaller, Run LspFix, and click the "I know what I'm doing" checkbox. (Don't do anything else)

Then click Finish.

That should restore the internet connection.

Also look for WinTools Easy Installer or anything with WinTools in Add/Remove and uninstall it.

Restart your computer and post another log.

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My motherboard is asus P5n-E sli..Due core ,,6 gig ocz sli ram..I have 2 9600 gso 756 ram vid cards ..I play cod world at war and Vanguard mainly..if i use one card the games run great,,When i turn the 2nd card on,the system runs fine ,,But when i launch a game it only takes 30 sec to a min for the games to freeze ,The whole system locks and i have to reboot,,I use vista 64 ,,I have an ultra 850 watt power supply..Everything seems to be in right,,i have switched the cardsaround and they work by them selfs.. Also i ran 2 8500s on the same system and the sli works fine..The chip on the main board is set too 2 cards ,,I am not super up on this stuff,,Any help would be greatly appreciated,,I really wanna use both these cards,,the framerates in vanguard are almost double for the 30 sec it works,,I have alos tried a few diffrent drivers for the cards from nvidia too..

A:system freezes when using sli for games

ok guys i updated my more freeze ups!! man am i happy..Thx guuys

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hey all, just wanted to say what an amazing support forum this is for vista, just a good read over the tutorials section managed to fix/correct everything i wanted.needed after installing vista

anyways, found a nice little website to see if you can play a specific game on your system. i know you can check the game website for minimum requirements and all but for the lazy ones like me, just in couple of clicks you can see if your computer is good for the game. another thing that was handy to me was that it shows the minimum requirements of a game and you system specs on a bar from worst to best, gives me an idea if i can push the in-game settings to maximum or not ie. graphics =)

Can You RUN It?

A:System Requirements for Games

looks kinda fun and funky but it didn't seem to work for me...just seemed not to do anything unless im just too impatient

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hello, when i play new games which are havy my computer crash...i think i found the cause but i dont know...
So please take a look at this

I have a: Motherboard: epox 4plai (chip: intel i848p, 800fsb, ht ondersteuning, apg8x, ddr400, serial ata, dual channel supported, )
processor: pentium4 2.8 ghz ( met hypertreading, 512-kb l2 cache, 800mzh systembus)
Videocart: Club3d ati radeon 9600 xt 128 mb
512 mb ddrram 333mhz

A:system crash at games...this is the cause?

its already fixed...thank for the help :razz: :evil:

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hi ijust installed my 1st rig, everythings ok but unfortunely the system totally crashes the monitor goes black and its power led starts to blink when im playin games, especially after i up the video settings

i have an asus a8n and a chintech6600g vid card
any suggestions

A:system crashes while im using games

Oddly enough i was about to post a similar thread along the same lines myself when i saw yours!

My wretched PC has also done a total shutdown shortly after a game is started - only twice so far, but clearly there is something wrong. There have been other Game related issues with and i had to do a Format just a week ago It isn't overheating and has a 550W PSU, which is kinda pointing me to the CPU maybe? It's also an ASUS mobo witha 3Ghz P4 on it and 1Gb of RAM.

What PSU is in yours?

I'm not trying to hijack your post but the thread is so similar i just thought i'd join in, but happy to post separately if you wish..

So i'd like an opinion as well to this if anyone has one...


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So you guys im new and i need to know before i buy WoW Burning Crusade.Is vista good for games such as WoW,Guild Wars and so on.

Thanks For Your Help


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Hey everybody, hope you're all having a wonderful holiday break. I come here today to ask a little of your generosity in helping my issue. For the past few days whenever I play a game it would suddenly crash, without notice, around five minutes into a game. It doesn't matter what game it is or how taxing I make the game to my system, the computer will always crash. It started happening after I restored my computer to factory default settings. I've thought it was an overheating issue at first but I doubt it; it also starts to crash whenever I try to run the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool. So if anyone can help me out with this it would be extremely appreciated. Thanks and merry Christmas!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
Acer Aspire 5750G-3639
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 3947 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461477 MB, Free - 412895 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, JE50_HR
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Updated and Enabled

A:Games Crashing System; Help Please

Download BLUESCREENVIEW and install and run it to read the dump files created by windows.
Double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program.
When scanning is done, go Edit>Select All.
Go File>Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.
Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.

Would you please tell me which antivirus applications you have had previously on this machine any and all.The reason I ask is because some like to hang around after you uninstall via add remove programs and require the use of removal tools.

What kind of computer do you have exactly??Example Compaq presario c700
Just DONT us the registry cleaner function of CCleaner unless you know what you are deleting exactly!!

Then open ccleaner hit the tools button then startup second one down below uninstall then in the bottom right hand corner of ccleaner hit save to text file.Save it to your desktop and post the startup.txt here in your next reply.
Hit the start button in lower left hand corner. Then in the run box type msconfig, then hit the services tab then put a check mark in hide microsoft services what is listed there,after hiding microsoft services?Please post back to us in a vertical list.

Please download MINITOOLBOX When the box opens click save file, save it to the desktop and run it.

Checkmark the following boxes:
Flush Dns
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
Click Go and post t... Read more

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My Windows 7 64-bit PC crashes during fullscreen 3d games, with the screen freezing, the audio looping and the cpu and disk transfer rates up by a significant amount. Mostly though, the disk usage.

The freezes are 30 seconds to 3-4 minutes in length after which the system resumes as normal.

They will normally repeat at intervals which are seemingly random.

During the freeze I cannot alt-tab or control-alt-delete into a menu. If I issue a control-alt-delete command during the freeze the relevant screen will appear after the freeze although I am certain it is not prepared during the freeze.

I have tried testing the system using Prime95, all clear.

I have tested it with chkdisk, all clear.

I have the latest DirectX and drivers installed.

I have the latest windows updates installed.

I have installed CoreTemp and MSI Afterburner to ensure CPU and GPU temps are OK, neither ever exceed 50C.

I have experienced no error messages.

I really do appreciate your help and support and if this problem is fixed I'll donate 20 to the site! Thankyou!

A:System crashes during games

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My video card i will be using is the
Palit Geforce 8600GT 1GB DDR2

I just want to know how this computer will be about to handle games like World of Warcraft and maybe some sports games

A:Solved: How is this system going to do for games

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This is a post I made in the Gaming Forum. I was told to move it to this forum for better support.

Hi! I'm new to the website and this is my first post, so please bear with me. I built my own rig and have no other problems with it besides this.


Sometimes when playing video games such as Battlefield 4 beta and Alan Wake, my monitor turns black and the audio stutters, then stops. The computer is still on, but needs to be restarted before I can use it again. This occurs once every 5-20 minutes, usually on 3-D rendered, full-screen games. I monitor my GPU and CPU's temperature; while the GPU occasionally runs up to 70 Celsius, the crashes may occur at any temperature.


Windows 7 Professional 64bit (6.1.7601 Service Pack 1, fully updated)
GeForce GTX 570 (Driver 331.65)
Corsair Force GS 360 GB SSD
Intel Core i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30 GHz
Asus P8 P67 Pro Rev 3.1 Motherboard
Aspire ATX-AS520W 12V Power Supply


This is the crash information I get upon rebooted my PC. This could just be result from me manually rebooting (see problem), or it could be linked to the problem, I don't know.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP2: FFFFF880060F4F50
BCP4: 0000000000000004
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
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A:System crash during games

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So here's the deal.

I've basically rebuilt my entire gaming machine and I'm still having system lockups with games under windows vista. Here's what I've done so far:

1.Replaced MB with a different make/model went from socket 939 ASRock Dual Sata II-->Bioforce sckt 939 MB.

2.Replaced 430 watt ThermalTake PS with a 650 watt Antec True Power.

3.Exchanged EVGA 8800GTS 320mb (the installation of which seemed to cause the initial problem) for a Radeon 1950 Pro. The 1950Pro worked fine (though a bit choppy) but I wanted DX10 so I returned that and got a Saphire 2900pro 512mb and the freezeups returned.

The following parts I retained a still use (they carried over from the previous system)
Processor AMD 4400+
2gigs (4x512) Corsair RAM
2x Western Digital 120GB HDDs (IDE)

the RAM passed both the windows memory diagnostic and memtest86
the hard drives have not been tested yet, but I've had no issues with other programs (DVD/CD playback,burning, Open office, etc.)

I really am at a loss, the issues all seemed to start when I installed the 8800GTS and the driver package that Bioshock recommended. The Nvidia drivers have been uninstalled with nvidia's uninstall program and Driver Cleaner.

What do you think? Reinstall Vista from scratch? I really want this machine up and running when Crysis comes out, not to mention playing Bioshock all the way through with DX10 support. I could reinstall XP but that is an absolute LAST RESORT because I bought a DX10 card and I... Read more

A:System locking up in games

Someting pretty wrong there...
Please be more specific with your hardware...
exact mobo
exact mem

try a clean reinstall of VISTA, best the ultimate....and leave just 1GB RAM, and swap bank slots...


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Hi All,
My computer is slowing down after playing games.Once i restart the machine it is working normally.

My system configuration is

Pentium D2.8GHz
Intel 945GCCR mother board.
2 GB RAM 667MHz
MSI HD4850
Seagate 160GB HardDisk
Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0

Please advice me to solve this problem

thanks in advace


A:System is slowing down after playing games

Is it slowing down during gaming or after you exit a game?

If it's happening for all your games when you are playing, it maybe a heat related problem- CPU overheating and throttling down. Check if all the fans are running, case/CPU/GPu temps etc.

If the latter, then possibly a case of the application (game) not releasing resources-RAM/CPU it was using? A reboot would fix that as is happening in your case I'd think.

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Hello everyone,

[tl;dr]DX9 games consistently crash and cause a system freeze an indeterminate amount of time after loading. (Average 3 minutes) This issue even occurs during clean boots. Furmark, ɣ-cruncher, AIDA64 stress tests all last 12 hours without issue. Memtest and disk error check pass with no issues. DX10 games (eg. LotRO) play without encountering the issue.

System specifications:
Windows 7 Ultimate N x64 (Original OS, MSDN Retail Version)
Hardware is as old as Windows 7 (Approximately 2.5 years)
OS age detailed below (07/26/2011 for brevity)

eVGA X58 3x Classified (E760)
Intel Core i7 Extreme 975
eVGA GeForce GTX 295 (Single)
Corsair Dominator CM3X2G1866C9D x6 (12.28 GiB total)
NZXT Precise 1000W; Corsair HX1000W
Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion
NZXT Sentry
ASUS U3S6 USB3 PCI Expansion Card
Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle

After dealing with this issue for an unknown amount of time, I decided to start with a fresh install of Windows and proceed from there. I initially assumed the issue was due to the system configuration, so I continued by customizing Windows and running Windows Updates, installing drivers, and installing any necessary programs and games. After the installations completed, I decided to run stress tests. Furmark ran at max settings for 12 hours with no issues (no artifacts, no graphical issues, no overheating). AIDA64 ran for 12 hours with no issues. ɣ-Cruncher ran for 8 hours using 7 GiB of RAM with no issues. Memtest comp... Read more

A:System crash while running DX9 games

Install drivers for your RAID controller - perfmon lists them as not being installed. Devices can cause problems even without drivers being installed.

There is a problem reported with a PS2 keyboard. If using a USB keyboard you can safely ignore this error.

There are no Windows Updates installed since Service Pack 1. Most systems have around 55 installed. Please visit Windows Update and get all available updates.

Please check with the system manufacturer for a firmware update for the processor/mobo:

Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Processor-Power
Date: 2011-08-01T20:46:37.140
Event ID: 35
Task: N/A
Level: Error
Opcode: Info
Keyword: N/A
User: S-1-5-18
Computer: Allya
Performance power management features on processor 1 in group 0 are disabled due to a firmware problem. Check with the computer manufacturer for updated firmware.

Lot's of errors with Windows Search - have you messed with any settings for this?

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I have recently built this system from some new parts I ordered and some existing parts. I freshly formated, installed XP, updated XP, installed latest 4-in-1's, Latest Vid Drivers (56.72WHQL), latest RAID driver (Though I am not using RAID), latest soundmax driver, and so on...

I installed DAoC (Dark Age of Camelot), patched the game, and fired it up. Within 30 seconds I got 0x50 BSoD. I rebooted and tried again, this time I simply got crash to desktop, and it was after maybe 10 minutes. So I started turning things off: Fast Writes-Off, memory timings reduced (2.5-3-3-6), No Overclocking (Always been this way), etc. Went to run DXDiag, and got a BSoD 0x8e (0xc5,...,...,0) Which flags a driver as the issue. Reboot, and re-run DXDiag it states that a problem occured initializing directshow and offered to skip this, so I took the offer. Ran all tests for video, all passed. Still can't play games... Any ideas?

Here is what I have ruled out:
Faulty RAM - Ran Memtest86+ w/ no errors, used a physical ram tester w/no errors, and ran Prime95 for several hours w/ no errors.
Faulty Video Card - Replaced with exact same card, still occurs.
Faulty OS install - I have reinstalled.
Out-of-Date Drivers or OS - All the latest installed.
Fast Writes - Turned off
Mem Timings too strict - Turned down (They auto set this low CL2.5-3-3-6, but can prolly run as tight as CL2-2-2-2)
Heat - System runs cool, 39C average,

I can Post msinfo32 or DXDiag if that would be helpful, figured I&#... Read more

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Hey all,

Recently built a new system for gaming, been having BSOD's both in and out of games. I have my dump files and system health report attached.

System info:

- ASUS Z77 Sabertooth Motherboard
- Intel i7 3770k CPU
- Corsair AX 850 PSU
- Corsair Vengeance 16GB Dual channel kit
- Samsung 256GB 830 Series SSD
- Samsung 500GB HDD

OS info:

- Windows 7 Ultimate Retail
- New install with system (less than a month old)

Well I think that's about it. I really have no idea what's going on so any help will be much appreciated.


A:BSOD's on new Ivy Bridge system, both in and out of games.


No dumps are listed in the file. Please check that windows is set up to create a Kernel memory dump. Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD


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System Specs:

1.5 Ghz
9600 pro
512 RAM

Yea I know it sucks don't post just to say that

My problem is I fps. I get really low FPS in all my games i.e. Call of Duty, Warcraft3, Counter Strike Source, Dawn of War ect. I didn't have any problems with these games before I reformatted my comp but ever since I have gotten low fps in almost all battles. In source it drops to 20 in battles. In cod its fine until i shoot.
I have been to lans and tried my card out in other peoples comps and it was fine so I am thinking something happened to my comp while i was reformatting.

Anyone have any suggestions?

A:games run slow after system reinstall

after you did the reinstall did you install the motherboard drivers?

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I put together a brand new PC:

Pentium 4 2.4 533 MHZ FSB
512 megs PC 2700
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro/GeForce Ti 200
MSI 645DX MB SiS Chipset
60 Gig ATA 100 Maxtor
AMIBIOS ver. 3.1

OK, I have updated my PC to service pack 1, I have updated the SiS agp drivers, and I also used 2 different video cards (Radeon 9700 Pro, GeFroce Ti 200) to test this.
I downloaded the latest Radeon drivers and NVIDIA drivers, but my pc still reboots when graphics are being loaded before gameplay. The system is very stable otherwise. The pc is not being overclocked at all and the BOIS is run at fail-safe mode.
Quake 3 crashes everytime it loads, Battlefield 1942 crashes during map loading and so on. I took everything out of my pc except the vid card, and it still occurs.
Anybody have any ideas, please post or email me. Thanks a lot. Oh yea, one more thing ...whne windows is loading, it seems to delay after choosing what OS you want to run. Any ideas ?

A:System crashing when games load....

Hi Saleh,

Welcome to the forums :D

Ok, now as for your problem, its most likely a conflict between both of your Video Cards, specifficly doing with their IRQ's.........They could also be using the same IRQ's, and they need to be changed.

Best Regards,


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my games keep stuttering every 20 secs and i checked the task manager and "system" every time is slows uses cpu. what can i do?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:23:56 PM, on 10/7/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Function Key Controller\FKC.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Zune\ZuneLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
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A:system processes slows down games

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My son and I just built a new system: ATX case with 250W power supply, Abit KT7 w/Raid mobo, 900 MHz Thunderbird chip, 128MB RAM, AGP video card (tried ATI Rage Fury Maxx and Voodo 4500), SoundBlaster 128PCI sound card, CD-ROM, CD-RW, internal modem, running Win 98SE. System works fine except when trying to play two games (both by same co.) - can play games, burn CD's, etc. However, when trying to install a game by Nova Logic system crashes/locks up (requiring a hard reboot) during installation. Another game by the same company, installs ok but then crashes during play (sometimes can play for 10 min. sometimes 30 minutes). Had a problem installing the ATI RAge Fury Maxx, but finally got it working only to find the problem with games (using that video card, another game MS Flight Simulator caused the system to crash). Thinking it was the video card, refomarted hard drive and installed Voodo 4500. Now can play Flight Simulator ok but still can't install the one game and system crashes while playing the other one. All drivers are up to date. Tried both games on an Epox/Athlon 750 and they work just fine. Also tried the one game that installs ok on a system that is nearly identical to the one we built (same mobo, chip, but a different video card and more RAM - 384)and while the game installed ok it caused that system to lock up while loading. Called game company but they were unable to resolve the problem. What could be causing this problem? Please help. Thanks.

A:System crashes when playing games

My guess would be that the video card is the problem. You need to put the card onto a diffrent computer and test it with the games that have crashed the other computers.

Good luck


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I am trying to solve a problem that my son is having while playing games on the computer. We have a Windows XP Pro, Asus A7N8X Deluxe Motherboard, AMD Athlon XP2500+, 512 MB Corsair Twin-X 3200LL Dual Channel Memory,
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB AGP Video Card. For the past several months, whenever my son plays a video game with a CD in the CD drive, the power shuts off at a random time in the game (from one to 5 minutes after starting the game). This does not happen with any other programs but only games requiring a CD (eg t does not happen on games played over the Internet with no disc required, nor does it happen when in Word or email).

I have run all of our virus software with no luck (Norton, spybot). I have also tried downloading an up to date version of DirextX and our video driver. Still no luck.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:System shuts off while playing games

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Okay so I'm running Windows XP with a Radeon 9600 series graphics card and my drivers are all up to date. But it seems every time I try and play WoW or NWN2, I get into the game then my screen will go black and return with fuzzy resolution or my system will reboot. Frankly, I'm getting annoyed because I enjoy my games and get upset when I can't play them. The same thing also happened when I played the Original NWN. Any help in fixing my problem would be greatly appreciated.

A:Games go blank then my system reboots

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I have this problem with my PC. My system will crash after about 3 mins. of playing games. The monitor will just display a white screen. When I reboot, the monitor will just display green and red lines. And when I try to reboot again, the system will not respond. I need to unplug the power cable just to turn it off.

I already tried the following solutions but to no avail:

- reformat my PC
- used windows 98 2nd ed as OS
- changed my power supply unit from 300W to 350W
- replaced my videocard with the same model (under warranty)
- updated by video card driver to the latest driver
- updated the AGP driver
- open the casing while playing games.
- check if my memory is ok using memtest program

Here are the specs of my PC:

-P4 2.66 Ghz
-512 MB PC333 DDR (1 stick)
-40 GB Seagate HD 7200
-Inno3D FX 5600 Ultra 128Mb
-350W PSU
-WinXP Professional

Can someone help me with this problem... Thanks..

A:System will crash when playing games

Let's first see if theirs any hardcore errors in event viewer. In order to get into event viewer click on start, control panel, admin tools, event viewer. Take a look into applications and sytem and see if their are any errors around the same time as the game crashed. This may give you a lead as to what failed when the game crashed.

Also does this happen on just one game or is it all games? It could just be a simple game patch

If you need more assistance just post back!
Good luck

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well im completely stumped

i just put together a new system, specs are as follows:
mobile ath xp 2500
an7 motherboard
geforce 6600 GT agp
SATA seagate 80 gig
1 gig corsair 3200 ram
commandos is the only game that ive insstalled thats not 3d intensive and it runs fine....

however doom 3, and world of warcraft (the entire point of the system) crash within 2 minutes every time.

Its not the heat on the processor, ive got the alarm set to 50c, and everything is now set at stock and ran prime 95 for 10 hours at 40 C.

i ran memtest for a few cycles and it ran sucessfully

i put a brand new 500W power supply in
ive updated all the drivers from the bios, to the nforce, to direct x
everything runs flawlessly, except video it seems

3dmark crashes, so im almost positive its the video card
the cards fan is still running and rather strong as i have it open when i test...

A:3d games lock on new 6600GT/system

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Hello, I recently built my first system(specs at bottom). Everything works exellent until I play games like battlefield vietnam. After playing for about 10-20 mins the system will either completely restart or just shut down back to windows. My system temps are quite stable so i dont think its a heat problem(I have 7 case fans). Can anyone tell me what the problem might be. I was thinking maybe the thermal grease on the vid card is ****, or maybe the drivers are **** (detonator 44.03). Any help would be much appreciated.

A:System shuts down while playing games

It might be useful to check what background processes you have running, and that you have a sufficient amount of Ram and that your hard drive is not very fragmented.

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I am aware that this might not have anything to do with linux but it is the only reason I can think of for my computer to do this.

I have a pentium 4 2.0ghz 256mb RAM

Geforce2 MX 400

bla bla bla...

Anyhow I installed mandrake 9.2 not too long ago and it has been working fine together with WINXP for abou a month and a half.

However afew days ago I was playing MOHAA (Medal of honour allied assault) and it froze about 20 mins onto the game on WINXP.

Ever since then it has been freezing during the boot process, also sometimes if it actually makes it past the boot process and logs into windows it sometimes freezes there, and if it actually gets past that, it freezes as soon as I run the game, or any game for that matter. However it doesnt only freeze on games, I was reading an acrobat reader doc and it froze. I tseems to me like anything which uses alittle bit of memory from the vid card freezes.
Tried Changing the bios to optimal performance, nope dont help, I've been using this computer with the same hardware for over a year and have had no problems with it yet so I doubt it is the fan or any other peice of hardware in the PC.

Maybe a video card problem????
Would the vid card affect how the system boots?

I hope somone can help me ASAP. If you need more specific info just ask.

A:System freeze on startup, during games, and all over.

oh pleaaaaaaaaase ppl its really important!!!

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I just built a new rig

x64 Premium Vista
4gb of ram DDR3 (will be 8gb on monday)
9800GT 512mb RAM DDR3
Pentium Core 2 Quad 6600 2.40 Processor
M-Audio Firewire 410 Sound card
my old system was that but x32 bit system with 4 gigs of crappier RAM a 9600 GT and the cooling wasn't as good.

but for some reason my games run terribly slower on this system then they did on my dell....I don't understand it this is a better system already than my old dell ever was, i wan't to say it has somthing to to with it being x64 but that souldn't matter?

when i go into Mount & Blade it gives me a warning i only have 346mb of virtual ram (it fluctuates between that and 573mb) and mount and blade needs atleast 700 to run properly, could this have somthing to do with it?

A:games running slower than on old system

Are you sure Vista is seeing all your RAM? Have you gotten into the BIOS to also check that you are running the amount of Ram you think you are?

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I would like the answer to this problem....whenever I try to game in any type of position, situation.......I am frustrated. I think my 9800 pro is quitting on me slowly, and I dont know for sure, since I just replaced my motherboard and processor with a combo from Monarch Computers(ASUS A8V Delux-64Bit capable) and athalon 3200+.
I am running out of places to find answers, because I there seems to be noone out there capable of figuring out this pickle.

Online work is normal and as usual. Whenever I try to play an online game, the system restarts itself. EVERY TIME sdssdsd

A:System Crashes @ onset of games

are you running any firewalls, such as zone alarm? if so have you enabled them to run your game?

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I have this problem that has occurred in 3 of the newer Tom Clancy games, Vegas 1 & 2 as well as Splinter Cell: Double Agent. Now sometimes its 3 minutes into a game when it happens some times its an hour in. I get this horrible blue screen of death and then my system restarts. (Also if I turn on anti aliasing the graphics horribly mess up) I have never had this problem out side of these 3 games.

Here are my specs, hope you guys can help.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4000+ 2.11 Ghz
2 gigs of ram
Nvidia GeForce 8800GT
Biostar TF520 A2+ Mobo

A:Tom Clancy games cause system crash

C'mon I hate to bump things but i really would like some help.

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My system is shutting down while playing games(10 to 15minutes) like Counter Strike, Max Payne.Then I tried to start the system, after 5 to 6 times system started.

My computer configuration details:

Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP3
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+
Mother Board: Gigabyte RS780 SB700
RAM : Transcend DDR2 - 2GB

Please help...


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Hello everyone out there!
I have this problem with my system. It shuts down whenever I play a game, it be anything. If someone can help please?

A:System shuts down when playing Games

Hello, Maverick47, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

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Also remember to post any problems or questions that you have in the appropriate forums

With regards to your problem, it sounds like your CPU is overheating. Clear out the fan from dust with a can of compressed air and see how it runs afterwards.

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So yesterday I accidentally set all .exe files to open in Notepad (I know, very stupid). I did a system restore, and it fixed that. But it also screwed up some of my games graphics. After restoring, everything seemed fine until I started Age of Empires 1 for a celebratory match. But when I got to the main menu, the graphics were totally distorted. Pixelated and yellowish with rainbow colors everywhere. Now this happened with the game when I first bought it (same goes for all other games I will mention in this post) but I fixed the graphics fine. This seems to be a totally unrelated problem, that came from the system restore. I then tried AOE 2, and both 1 and 2's expansions, all the same. Then I opened diablo 1, same. It's so incredibly frustrating when these games, which I just barely got to not have weird graphics, are suddenly ruined again by some totally unknown and unfixable problem. I know it has nothing to do with the games themselves or with compatibility because I have tried every fix that people said worked. I've alt tabbed out then went back in, Ive started the game then alt tabbed out and killed explorer.exe then went back in, I've made a bat file that does that automatically, for all these games. How can a system restore suddenly make old games graphics look so bad? Please someone help, these are some of my favorite games.

A:System Restore messed up games.

Hello and welcome River mate some system specs please System Info - See Your System Specs

Have you updated the video drivers too? without those specs wee cannot help out.

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I am getting a reproducible system crash.

When it occurs, it is always getting into or getting out of a game, while the game is running. The three games that this has happened on are Worms Armageddon, America?s Army, and the Unreal Tournament 2004 demo.

It always seems to occur when

1. I am minimizing the game, in the game, and trying to come back to Windows.
2. I am trying to get back into the game after I do #1 (while the game is still running).
*I am not sure 1 and 2 happen 100% of the time, but very, very often.
3. When I am exiting the game and coming back to Windows.
*3 does not happen every time.

It always occurs during the transition, (when the screen is flipping to the game or to Windows)

I can do the following and it will crash every time.
1. Start America?s Army
2. At the main menu I will then press the Windows-icon button on the keyboard. This brings me back to Windows.
3. Then I click on the Americas Army tab in the taskbar.
4. The screen goes black, like its getting into the game, but then immediately it crashes and restarts.

After it reboots, Windows gives me the critical error message and says that ?A device driver may have caused this problem?.

This happened before I updated the graphics driver and after I downloaded the latest driver.

My computer is a brand new Hp pavilion a850e. Here are the specs.

HP Pavilion a850e customizable Desktop PC
- Microsoft(R) Windows(R) X... Read more

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This is my new build (some months old) and during that time I changed my multiple components due to BSOD. Recently I changed my motherboard which had issues and now system is stable from usage point-of-view as its not giving any BSOD.

Now since my bad motherboard (which I replaced with new one) I am facing system freeze issue during game-play after sometime. Previously I thought its due to my crappy motherboard but now yesterday after using my new board for some days when first time I started playing Crysis with everything maximum at 1080p around after 40 mins same freeze happened which I was facing earlier.

I can hear game sound but the screen-stuck and there is no artifact on screen (image is proper). If I press ctrl+alt+del and system became responsive although game was killed/crashed.

Yesterday I ran Furmark's Burn-In test for more than 1.5 hours and manually increased the FAN speed to 50% as without it the CPU temperature was touching 100C+ and Furmark was hanging in 7 minutes. The maximum temperature it was touching with 50% FAN speed was 71C.

Then again I ran Crysis after this Furmark and FAN speed adjustment and with-in an hour Crysis hanged and pressing ctrl+alt+del recovered my system and game crashed.

Can someone help me to identify issue or explaining the reason for this ? I have latest ATI driver and no GPU overclocking.

Thanks in advance

A:Help! Facing system freeze during games

Updated my post with some more details and test. Anyone help me for this ?

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System Information
Time of this report: 8/12/2015, 07:42:37
       Machine name: CINDY-PC
   Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.150312-1556)
           Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
       System Model: KJ308AA-ABA s3401f
               BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
          Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ (2 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
             Memory: 3454MB RAM
          Page File: 1313MB used, 5804MB available
        Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
· OS - Windows Vista · x86 (32-bit)· What was original installed OS on system?  THIS IS THE ORIGINAL
· Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system)· Age of system (hardware) I DON'T REMEMBER, MAYBE 5 YEARS· Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS?  NO· CPU      AMD ATHLON™ 64 X2 DUAL CORE PROCESSER 5000+ 2.60 GHz· Video Card   Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430       
     Manufacturer: NVIDIA
      ... Read more

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I'm new here so I will try to be as descriptive as possible.

About a month ago my computer ran smoothly and most of the 3D games worked relatively well, or say, at least adequatelly. The games I played are Call of Duty 2, SD Gundam Online, Metal Rage Online.
After approximately 3 weeks of playing these game, things started to get weird. First after playing the game for around 15~30 minutes, a "sudden lag" occur (which greatly reduces the fps) and the lag does not only affect the game but also affect the whole computer (every operation becomes laggy). Such lag usually last around 1~3 minutes and everything become normal again.
Starting from yesterday the "sudden lag" will occur almost everytime when I played the games, especially after launching the game for 5~10 minutes. The lag will stay for around 2~3 minutes even if I terminate the gaming program.
I have updated all my drivers, configurate the graphic card to performance based, and increase the virtual memory. But the same thing still occur over and over again.
Please let me know what I can do to fix such problem.

Here is dxdiag report: (the whole thing is VERY long so I only post part of it)

System Information
Time of this report: 4/1/2011, 02:27:59
Machine name:
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
Syste... Read more

A:Sudden system lag when playing games

Possibly a performance issue. I know it seems unlikely based on your specs but Windows being Windows...


Start Up Tab
Disable non-essential programs

Then do virus, Ccleaner (or equivalent) defrag, spyware etc

Assuming that this doesn't happen if you don't play the games?

Repost if this doesn't fix.

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Hey guys,

Basically my current PC runs the only game I play, World of Warcraft, poorly. I have a poor framerate even with the settings on low and with the graphic enhancement in the new exansion I'm guessing it'll get worse. I also have a dream of maybe trying some titles a little more ambitious like MW2 and SW:ToR.

Anyway I've managed to save myself 600, or $900 for my friends across the pond and I was wondering if that sounds enough to build a system that will run WoW on max settings without a hiccup but at the same time leaving room to allow the system to be updated with even better hardware as more money becomes available through my new job.

I'd appreciate it if anyone could advise me on a system for 600 or less I could buy to match my criteria or even better point me in the direction of an even cheaper system that would play WoW flawlessly for the time being.

I don't know if this info will help (cos I'm a PC newb) but I already have a "22 widescreen monitor.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Building a budget games system

It will be possible depending on what you can reuse, eg case,psu, optical drives etc..
Go to an online retailer and create a wish list and post it here, you will get more feed back this way.
Trusted sites

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First of all, hello!
I don't know if I'm posting this on the right section, but this problem of mine somewhat doesn't fit on all the other sections, so I figured I should put it here.
Recently I was playing Neverwinter, and all of sudden the game froze, even though the sound effects (and apparently windows media player) were still running (WMP stopped after the end of the current music). I could not ctrl+alt+del, nor alt+F4 whatsoever, so I decided to restart my machine manually.
As I went to search the event viewer, I couldn't find anything related to this freezing, since there was no event registered at its time. What I did find, and more than once (awkwardly at every windows startup), was an error related to a service called Sentinel64.
Its description is as follows:
Service Control Manager [7000] - The Sentinel64 service failed to start due to the following error: The system cannot find the device specified.
I opened cmd, and typed the following command:
sc query Sentinel64
As a result, I got the following:
SERVICE_NAME: Sentinel64
WIN32_EXIT_CODE :   20   (0x14)
Apparently, the WIN32_EXIT_CODE 20 means, according to microsoft technet:
The system cannot find the device specified.
20 (0x14)" 
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A:System freezes in online games

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - , taking care to post the link.

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I've been playing the games already installed, Chess, Free Cell, Spider Solitare etc for 6 wks now and the other day I went to play and none of them open, its like they aren't there. Any ideas on what happened and how to get them back???????

A:Games with Vista System-Missing

Hello Susan, and welcome to Vista Forums.

This usually happens when the XP method of removing or changing the shortcut arrow is used in Vista. If this is what you believed happened, then you can use this tutorial to fix the problem.

Game Shortcut Links in Games Explorer Do Not Work

Afterwards, you can use this tutorial to safely remove or change the shortcut arrow overlay icon in Vista if you wanted to.

Shortcut Arrow

Hope this helps,

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My Computer hangs when i m playing games like wolfenstein 3d, moto gp 3 etc. and even when i m using any 3d application like Maya or After effects cs4 (it hangs when i orbit or move my 3d scene). I try to move cursor and press numlock, Alt+ctrl+del but just nothing happens and all i can do is just watch it making me out of my mind. Can anyone help me please.

My System Specs:

Windows Xp sp2
Pentium 4
1.5 GB Ram
Nvidia 6800GS 512 MB Vram
Samsung 500 Gb HDD
450 Watt SMPS

I have installed latest drivers and updates for Almost everything i could.first thing that comes in my mind is issue of Overheating or unsufficient power supply but i m not sure And BTW there is no problem when i m not doing any kind of 3d work or gaming. I can run my computer for as long as i want if no 3d gaming or app. is there but it is just impossible.

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i am having some trouble with all games shutting down and sometimes causing a system restart. here is a copy of a hijackthis log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:57:05 PM, on 2/21/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
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A:games crash and some system restart

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I am running Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 on a AMD Athlon 64 2.4ghz processor with a 200 GB hard drive and 2 Gigs DDR2 Ram and a Nvidia 6800gt 128 MB graphics card.

I have loaded several games including GTA Vice City, Star Wars Empire at War, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 Platinum, Command & Conquer Generals and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Sometimes they play just fine for a while before they crash or lock up my entire system, but most of the time they crash immediately. I know that I am running plenty of power for them to operate correctly, but why won't they? Any help to correct this stupid problem would be appreciated.

A:Solved: GAMES Keep Crashing or locking up my system...

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Hi, I recently upgraded from a R9 270x to a GTX 970 and it seems the GPU causes the system to crash once im playing a game for 5 minutes. I have tried uninstalling all of the drivers from AMD and NVIDIA using DDU and then installed the driver CD as well. The temperatures of the GPU estimate about 70 degrees under load so im sure its not related to cooling problems. This is quite an annoyance since I payed quite alot of money for something I cant use!

Thank you.

A:GTX 970 causing my system to shut down when playing games?

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Hi y'all,
I've recently built a new gaming PC using an Intel Core 2 Duo Desktop Processor E6300 in a RAID 0 config and Windows Xp OS. The problem I'm having is that I am unable to uninstall, delete or move certain games when I want to. I get a "cannot remove/replace/move ???? software: Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write protected and the file is not currently in use." message. Has anyone else experienced this or know why it may be happening. Does it have something to do with the way a duel processor writes information in a RAID configuration? There are no chipset patches on the Intel site that address this. Any suggestions would be appreciated

A:Uninstalling games on Duel Core system

make sure you not using the program before uninstalling. some time even if you turn the game off. it still might have a process running. check your processes. are you the administrator. when you turn the pc on?
what games are you trying to remove? how are you trying to remove them?

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What are the requirements to play the most sophisticated flight simulator games ?
What processor and what video card would you recommend ? I intend to build
a new computer but not really for high end gaming.
Thanks for suggestions

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I've been having issues with my system for quite a while now and can't seem to pinpoint the issue. Basically, my system will randomly lock up when either playing games or playing videos (in Media Player or Media Player Classic, Youtube and other FLV players online don't lock up.) Additionally, if I try to restart by choosing Start -> Turn Off Computer -> Restart, or by clicking the Restart button in dialogs, the system usually will shut down Windows, then go black and not start back up until I power it off and back on. It typically boots back up fine after shutting down fully.

Sometimes after a lockup I will also be forced to reset the BIOS via the reset jumper on my mobo to get the system to boot up again.

A month or two ago I had one of these lockups occur and then Windows wouldn't boot, and I had to reinstall it (I think the registry was corrupt.) Thing is, XP Pro setup was locking up until I removed my SATA controller card.

My system specs are as follows:

Windows XP Pro SP3
AMD Athlon XP 3200+
2x Corsair 512MB 400MHz RAM
PC Chips M848A mobo (this is my third mobo on this PC, the first two died)
Antec TPII-480 Blue power supply (I've gone through 2-3 PSUs)
80 GB IDE HD (previously not in the system, now Windows drive)
250 GB IDE HD (previously my Windows drive, now slave drive)
Sapphire Radeon X1950 Pro with latest drivers from Sapphire (have also used a Radeon AIW 9800 Pro and still had the same issues)
Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS (currently not in ... Read more

A:System Locking Up During Games/Videos, Can't Restart

The power supply you have the Antec TPII-480 Blue power supply is IMHO a pathetic excuse for a power supply. However, you mentioned you went through a couple others, what were they and list brand names and wattage?

Check the Bios and see what the temps and voltages are and report them back here.

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Alright, so I've recently updated my system to Windows 7 and in the beginning things were good. Recently (a little more than a week ago) My system started to crash without fail while in game. As an owner of a gaming computer, the thing has turned pretty useless to me. haha

Alright, so I will describe the conditions. While in game (any where between 5 minutes and an hour) the computer will go silent and then reboot. I've explored a number of solutions, ranging from updating my Direct X and video drivers, to running a system repair through the windows install disk and a memory diagnosis. I've searched my harddrives for errors and I have been resisting a full OS reinstall, but I will run one if their is no real solution. any information would be wonderful. My Windows install is up to date and before the upgrade to windows 7 I've had no issues.

I've attached my Dxdiag to this post.

Any insight to this issue would be amazing.

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I have a dual P4 2.4 Ghz that I bought a couple of months ago. When I load 3d type games, it has been crashing.. either when I load a saved game in games like Oblivion or after playing for a few minutes. Then I get the message "Windows has recovered from a serious error" after it reboots. Probe says my CPU is at 40 deg celsius and MB is at 41 degrees. As far as I know, this isn't too hot.

I looked in Event viewer and the last error says-

Source: System Error
Category: 102
Event ID: 1003

Error code 100000d1, parameter1 f6be22ce, parameter2 00000002, parameter3 00000008, parameter4 f6be22ce.

Would this have to do with a memory problem or video card maybe? The video card is a NVIDIA
GeForce 7600 GT (PCI express). Motherboard is Asus P5N-E SLI with 1GB DDR2 DIMM in A1 slot.

Any ideas what I can do to find out what's causing the crashes?

A:System Reboots When Loading Saved Games

I'm having a similar problem myself. Here'r my particulars;

Recently, as I was opening files downloaded from Rapidshare, my computer rebooted on it's own. Since then it reboots at will continously. Every 5 minutes or so.

Of course I'll get an notice from M$ about how the system shut down improperly and did I want to send a report which I did. Their reply was that it was a device driver improperly installed.

Then I received this message:

BCCode: 10000071 BCP1: 00000008 BCP2:80042000 BCP3: 00000000 BCP4: 00000000 Osver: 5_1_5 SP: 2_0

Question, does anyone have a clue as to what this means or how to fix the problem?

I also ran a trojan remover program which came up with this:

"The following file was called by the Windows Registry at boot time:


An executable file with this name *has not* been found (it may be hidden).

The following program is called from the following Registry Key:

Does that help anything ?

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Sorry if this is a real newb questions but I can't seem to find an answer. If I look at the back of the box of Supreme Commander for example it recommends that you use a 3.0 GHz Intel or equivalent AMD processor or better to run it.

If I'm running a 2.4 Duo Extreme Processor, what does that mean to me? I can't seem to find a game where it lists the minimum requirement for a duo processor. Only Intel P4's. I realize the Duo Extreme's are faster but how do I make the comparison?

A:Question About Reading System Requirements For Games

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Good for us parents to know! Take care. angel
Video Games Get Updated Rating System

Filed at 4:04 p.m. ET

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Four new categories designed to specify different types of violence have been added to video game ratings.

Effective immediately:

"<b>cartoon violence</b>'' will be defined as when "a character is unharmed after the action has been inflicted.''

"</b>Fantasy violence</b>'' is when the actions involve "characters in situations easily distinguishable from real life.''

An "<b>intense violence'</b>' label will be applied to ``graphic and realistic-looking depictions of physical conflict'' that may involve ``blood, gore, weapons and depictions of human injury and death.''

A fourth designator, "<b>sexual violence</b>,'' is defined as "depictions of rape or other violent sexual acts.''

<b>Starting Sept. 15, content warning labels will be more prominently displayed on the front label of video game titles</b>.

Last year, 63 percent of games rated by the Entertainment Software Rating Board received an E (for everyone) classification, 27 percent were T (for teenagers), 8 percent were M (for mature audiences only) and 2 percent came in EC (for early childhood).

The new guidelines were announced Thursday by the rating board.

A:Video Games Get Updated Rating System

Yay! Nice to see people are starting to pay more attention to game ratings, instead of just railing on the games themselves for being violent.

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