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Are on-line games (not download games) safe?

Q: Are on-line games (not download games) safe?

I have been working with ya'll on fixing existing problems in my computer. All cleared up now, but I have a simple question. Am I pretty safe in going back and using places such as MSNgames, Yahoo games, etc. and playing the online versions? I feel they are pretty reputable sites, but want to make sure so I don't get into the "problems" again.

Also, my kids are signed up on toontown thru - we have paid for one month (only 4.95) but I don't want them to access it again, without knowing my computer is safe in those sites?

A: Are on-line games (not download games) safe?

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Is there any safe websites I can download windows 7 games for windows 8.1?

A:Safe website to download Windows 7 games for Windows 8.1

Originally Posted by windows8use

Is there any safe websites I can download windows 7 games for windows 8.1?

Yes, from one of our esteemed members here:

Win 7 Games to Win 8

Post #43, and remember to thank him for the link! Enjoy.

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Nothing happens after "Play Now" Have Windows XP, Internet Explorer 8.0. Dell 4700 Pentium 4 2.80 GHz 502 MB Ram Norton Security . Pop-up blockers are disabled. Security level set to medium. What am I missing?

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I'm a self-taught computer idiot. My 2002 Dell with Windows XP freezes during on-line games when ads change. I right-click the ads and change the quality setting to low, but it's only temporary and I have to do it every time. Is there any way to set it permanately? Thank you.

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i am operating a window98 system. keep getting a red circle with a red line running throught it when i try to play games on yahoo and other gaming sites. these sites used to work on my system before today but now they don't work. what does the red circle with the red line running throught it mean? please help me

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Hello all,
I recently had to replace my MB because the south bridge fan had quit and burned out the chip. I originally had a Abit KV-7 MB and got a refurbished one from EBAY. Re-Installed all of the hardware components and also had to re-install Win XP because of hard drive failure. After that was all done, I started getting BSOD's when ever I tried to access a video or when I try to load up a game from the DVD player. I cannot attached the mini dump right now because it is in a 7zip format. I'll re-zip it shortly


A:BSOD's when on line and accessing games

here is the mini dumps.

Also, my CP specs:
Abit KV7 MB
Athlon XP 2500+ @ 1.85
2 Gig memory
Nvidia 7600GS
Soundblaster Audigy ZS

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Hello, I'm new here. Not an expert on computers, but can't figure out how to fix it. When I start playing a game, ethier instanly, or a few seconds after starting it, these colored vertical line show up. (some times it's like a blue grid to.) after i somehow exit the game, it still shows, uintil I resatart my computer. I have tried updateing my Video card drivers, but still nothing. This started after I got my computer reformated. This sucks, since I just bought Start Wars Emiper at War.

Also, if my computer has been turned off for a long while, it doesn't want to turn on. All that haapens is that the fans turn on. I have to keep turning it on and off till it works. Any Ideas? It's probly ethier my motherboard or my graphics card.

My system specs:

CPU: Intel® Pentuim 4 @ 2.53 Ghz
Video: ATI All-in-Wonder® 9800 PRO
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
RAM: 1024 Mb
Audio: SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
Mother Board: Intel® Desktop Board D845EBT

Please help.

**bump** come on, can nobody give me a suggestion, answer, or a single reply?

A:Vertical Colored Line when playing games. (Or other 3D programs)


lease can somebody help me. I've tried everything!

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Hello, My computer is generally working well, but whenever I'm playing on-line games that involve other on-line players, I get a lot of lag and end up getting timed out. These are not graphic intensive games... mostly chess and poker. Also, when viewing youtube, the video often freezes.

Anyway, attached are the files from your instructions and the following is the contents of main.txt. Thanks in advance for your attention.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Andy on 2008-05-24 10:55:06
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
76: 2008-05-24 14:55:11 UTC - RP172 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
75: 2008-05-24 13:29:58 UTC - RP171 - System Checkpoint
74: 2008-05-23 06:11:10 UTC - RP170 - System Checkpoint
73: 2008-05-22 04:35:33 UTC - RP169 - System Checkpoint
72: 2008-05-21 01:00:16 UTC - RP168 - System Checkpoint

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-02-25 01:22:24 UTC - RP97 - System Checkpoint

Performed disk cleanup.

Percentage of Memory in Use: 77% (more than 75%).

-- HijackThis (run as Andy.exe) ------------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:56:14 AM, on 5/24/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MS... Read more

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Is there a website I can buy and download full PS3 games ? I use Playstation store , but I cannot find all the games.


A:From where to buy and download PS3 games

nofnof said:


Is there a website I can buy and download full PS3 games ? I use Playstation store , but I cannot find all the games.

Merci Click to expand...;ps3&navclk=ps3

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I have a nvidia gtx 460. Is it safe when a games uses 98% gpu usage and you are not overclocking but using stantard stock clock settings. Will this damage video card.

I have rise of flight pc game set to high in all settings and fps limiter set to unlimited. The game Indicates that 98% of gpu is used . Should I lower settings

A:is it safe when a games uses 98% gpu usage, but no overclocking

GPU cards are tested under 100% load to be stable for an extended period of time. As long as they do not overheat and are not overclocked too high (to become to unstable) on paper the card will run under full load forever. I've run games for hours with my cards under near to full load and nothing happened to them. Heat is their biggest enemy and as long as that's taken care of, the majoirty of your problems will be solved.

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Just a general question here, is it safe to play flash games. I understand that if you go to a "flash games site" that is infected with malware, you will likely acquire the malware. But my question is more general than that, more like "can flashgames have embedded malware or anything of that type?".
I am very skeptical about new websites that I have never visited and always test with virustotal and googlesafebrowsing but if you would recommend any flash game sites that are highly legitimate, please do.
Edit: Another question I would like to add because it relates to this is if most video viewing sites such as youtube and vevo scan their files? Or another way would possibly be reformatting but this is another question I've had for a while.

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I have a copy of Far Cry that I have not installed on my computer. Because the four discs are in paper disc envelopes (I got it for free a while ago when I bought my videocard), one of the discs got a bad scratch on it. Now the game will not install. I still have the cd key, so if there is a way to download it without the cd, then that would be really helpful. Thanks.

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A:Download Free Games
is a goodplace to download things and its free..

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I will try to keep this brief and I must tell you I am not all that comp. literate BUT here is my problem. I don't know when this started but whenever I want to log in to Yahoo Messenger it says:"An error occured while trying to connect to server. This could occur if you do not have an active connection to the INTERNET (BUT I DO)", when I try to log in to my Live Journal it says: "ERROR can not contact server."

I also can't play a game (old or new) it says:"Setup is unable to locate a file in needs to continue please make sure the CD Rom is in the drive and press Retry to continue."

Basically anything I want to download except I can download websites and such.

What is wrong? Is it my xp? or really my server. I really could use somebody's input.

Thanks ahead of time,

A:Help I can't download, log in or play games

Read what in this link:

The problem is not what is occurring for you but the solution may fix your problem.

Hang in there.

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Just bought a game and it won't download from the cd. I downloaded two other games and no problem. I don't understand what's wrong. I have plenty of memory, and I took back the game, thinking it might be faulty but the next one, the same game, did the same thing. Can anyone tell me what is wrong with my D drive?

A:Some games won't download from D-drive

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I'll start the thread.

What's the best free (non demo) game on the net?

Provide link on your thread to back up your claims !!!

A:Best free games on the net to download...

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hi,i have a problems here regarding my download games.Its counln't saved it into my C drive.Something missing in my C drive. Last time it was working but now it wasn't...plzzzz help????

A:cant saved download games

how much space do you have left on the drive ?

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Can anyone send me the link to download free games.

i do'nt want to download a game in parts so please send me the link which allow me to download full games with a single link.

Please reply me


A:free games download

Sorry, but this forum does not sponser or allow any talk of illegal activities online including downloading.

You can read the rules here

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A:unable to download any games

What does it say when u try the download?

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I am so dumb to all of this, but learning a lot here....donated
So if you respond, make it in terms a dummy could Also have not downloaded all updates yet.
Thanks Jeannie

A:cant download yahoo games

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Since installing Norton and Firefox I am unable to download and install any games from any internet sites. Help!

A:unable to download any games

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A:Looking to Download Old Nintendo Games

Or maybe you should read this. are ROMs

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K well about 5 days ago i was playing mmorpg games fine and could download them in the past. The next day, it didnt let me download any games. I tried to download games such as maplestory, windslayer, and wonderking but when i try to run the downloader, it says "No internet connectivity detected. Please reconnect and try again." I have tried many solutions such as restarting my router and wireless, using ipconfig, disabling my fire wall,disabling my AV, and many more. I dont know why i keep getting this error and i really want to play these games. The last game i played before i got this error was windslayer.Can someone help me find out what is causing this error please? Thanks. Much appreciated!

This is my system:
Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
Model: HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook PC
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60 2.00GHz
RAM: 3.00GB
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I have tried several times to play games on the zone but everytime I try to enter a room I get the following messages:

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A:Games folder doesn't update with information about newly installed games.

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Games play fine while in "windowed" mode(Warcraft 3, etc).. Full screen keeps minimizing.

I use Windows Vista Ultimate (64 bit):

Nvidia GeForce 8300(onboard video card).
I've done scans with Avast, Malware Bytes, and Super Antispyware and they all found nothing.

Three months ago(same system), full screen games played fine however I was on sort of a "full screen" gaming break, so I only recently tried playing full screen games like Warcraft 3 and this is when I encountered the "auto minimizes" problem.

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Does anyone have any ideas(or need anymore info that may help)? Any help will be appreciated, thanks.
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A:Solved: stupid WildTangent games and categories still show up in my games folder

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Hi Gang,

I've had some problems with my hard drive recently and I had to reload FarCry by Croteam. I haven't finished it yet and I don't want to start over.

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A:Where Can I Download FarCry Saved Games?

Why not use the "cheat" that allows you to select and play any level?

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[ATTACH]62826[/ATTACH ]2nd.txt3rd.txt4th.txt

Here are the .txt files that shows the errors idk what they mean though. Please help!

A:BSOD when i download games or just randomly

4 different files btw

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Hi There,

I have a home network with a laptop, xbox, and Network Attached Storage (NAS) device. I would like to be able to download/save xbox games to the NAS and play them on the Xbox.

I was able to set up the media extender and display pictures/videos that I have on the NAS. I just need help saving the games. When I look at available locations to store the games, the only choices I have are the xbox local hard drive and on the cloud (only available to gold members).

I have a great network, high transfer speeds, tons of space. I just can't seem to get the NAS to show up as a viable storage location for downloads.

Any advice would be appreciated.

FYI: I'm using a Western Digital MyBookLive 2TB, which has Twonky installed on it as well.

A:Download/Save Xbox Games to NAS

I could be wrong but I don't think the XBox allows you to download content to a third party storage device, the games have to be installed locally or streamed through the XBox Live service to be played.

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hey guys steam wont download any of my games when i start a download it downloads at about 100kb/s and then drops down to 0 bytes per second indefinitely, i have tried reinstalling my os (windows 7), re installing steam, changing my steam server region, renaming the .gui file and creating a new steam library. none of these things work and my issue still persists, it is getting quite annoying as i have just bought this new gaming pc and i cannot play any games, it must be my pc as on my brothers laptop games were dowloading fine at 2 mb/s also on my pc i can download any games off of origin fine at a steady 1.7 mb/s i really dont know what to do please help!!!

A:Steam wont download my games

Sounds liek a setting in steam its self, you sure you have enough HDD room for the game? make sure you also dont have a firewall blocking its communication with Akamai DOT com as they distribute a large portion of internet data.

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I just updated and rebuilt my PC and have reinstalled Win 7 64 bit and am constantly getting a BSOD while using the PC. Specifically while downloading/installing/playing games. I have also had the error occur just while surfing the internet.
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I have used Memtest86 and prime95 to test the memory and CPU, nothing is coming back with errors or issues. I did run driver verifier and got two .dmp files for some specific files but not sure what to do with those now. They are included in the attachement

It seems to be software/driver issue but I can not figure it out.

Any help would be great, thanks!

A:BSOD downloading games/playing games/using internet 0x00000007F

Your reports are not definitive and educated guess says that this is the cause of your problem
What is the asushwio.sys file?
Make a system restore point and then uninstall the associated software or update driver.

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I started getting BSOD in August, but I fixed it on Sept 9th by updating my ethernet card. And my computer worked fine until an unexpected shutdown last night which was followed by a bunch of 0x9F problems, then 0x116 when I started up any game. I already did a disk check with /f and /r, and sfc /scannow. I also "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered" error in Windows 7 or Windows Vista did this in which I changed the TdrDelay to 8. I had the latest graphic driver, but I went back a version of the driver to see if that solved anything, but it didnt. Attached is a couple of my blue screen reports. Any help is appreciated!

? Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (original OS installed)
? It came preinstalled but in December I had to replace the HDD cuz it was failing so I installed it through a disk on my current SSD
? Approximate age of system (hardware): 3 years
? Approximate age of OS installation (if you know): 9ish months
? Have you re-installed the OS?: not for this problem

? CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3720QM CPU @ 2.60GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
? Video Card: nVidia GeForce GTX 675M
? MotherBoard: MS-1762 BSS-0123456789 REV:1.0
? Power Supply - brand & wattage: Delta Electronics (idk how many watts)

? System Manufacturer : iBuyPower
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) Valkyrie CZ-17
My SSD is: Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500G


A:BSOD starting games, error 0x0000009F(not only during games) and 0x00000116

sorry, ignore the "Attached is a couple of my blue screen reports." part

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Could anyone help me with this? I'll experience random, what seems to feel like, lag spikes, which aren't actually lag spikes while playing games. I'd be playing in offline mode against the computer and I'd have smooth gameplay for minutes before hitting this "lag spike" which would last minutes before it goes back to normal gameplay for a few minutes and then back to a lag spike, and this cycle would continue. This is for games that are extremely below my computer specs as well, so far, this has occurred with TF2 and alien swarm. my drivers are all updated, is this perhaps a software problem since problems with playing games only occurred once i went from windows XP to windows Vista months ago.

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Does anyone know how to keep the Vista Games Explorer from automatically adding entries for games? I currently have a completely empty VGE and upon launching any of my games via double-clicking their exe, VGE creates a new entry once the game is closed. I already unchecked both "Download information about installed games" and "List most recently played games" in the VGE options window but that didn't help. I have a third party program that lets me add my own custom entries so obviously I'd like to add them manually so I have more control over fine details. I know that the automatically-created entries can be hidden after the fact, but that really clutters up the third party editor since it displays all games in its list, hidden or otherwise. Any thoughts?

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Hi have you found a solution??? I have to manual add shourtcuts to Executor, Launchy or the startmenu(for search to work). it's very irritating..

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Hello, I try to play old and new Games on the HP ZBook 15 G2 but each time between 2 - 15 minutes the Game freezes while the sound is still playing for at least 5 minutes until I can play further. It seems like the graphics card is buffering something like on a Video stream until I can continue playing. The Games work perfectly before and after this kind of game freeze. Is this a known issue?What could be the issue? Usually Games should either lag, being slower with less fps, have screen tearing, etc. but somehow buffer a Game for minutes until it works completely fine again is new to me. The same Games work on a much less performant HP 840 G1 Notebook but of course I need to turn down the graphics options depending on the Game. What is also odd it seems in general there are issues with using ALT+TAB to get to Windows while in a Game which works fine on my other PC. Hardware: Intel Core i7-4810MQ CPU, 16GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4600 and NVIDIA Quadro K2100M What I tried:I installed the latest Windows 10 64-Bit Version with all updates, used the HP Support Assistant Tool to install every Update it found. After the issue still there I later tried to install the latest Intel Graphics Driver from the Intel website ( from July 2016), the latest Nvidia Driver from the Nvidia website from the stable branch from October 21st 2016. Tried to disable the internal Intel Graphics Card but e.g. Battlefield 1 is then compla... Read more

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The HD on my computer is failing, I've already backed up my files to my external and am planning to order a replacement hard drive Tuesday when I get paid. As the title says I just wanted to know if it's safe for me to play games with the hard drive failing like this. If at all possible I'm hoping the hard drive will hold out until I can replace it, and I'm uncertain if playing games on it would cause it to fail sooner or if it would ultimately make little to no difference either way.

A:Is it safe to play games with a failing hard drive?


If it's failing what does it matter if it fails earlier than expected,as you play your games? At least you backed up your files...

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Can you download 2 source games at concurrently. (ex. L4D2 and Tf2)

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A:Solved: [Steam] Can you download 2 source games at once.

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My phone wont download free games. Like hero of order of chaos. It's free I went on I need help please.

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i download all the graphics for this software and when i restart the laptop my screen in browser , skype and in the game was not clear. Was black in few spots.. Please help me. Thanks you.

A:What drivers i must download to play games ? example league ...

Dear Customer,   Below is the Recommended Specs to play league of legends . You dont require a specific driver. Minimum_and_Recommended_System_Requirements2 GHz processor4 GB RAM (Windows Vista and 7 users will want 2 GB of RAM or more)8 GB available hard disk spaceShader version 2.0 capable video cardSupport for DirectX v9.0c or betterWindows XP (Service Pack 3), Windows Vista, or Windows 7 Minimum_and_Recommended_System_Requirements3 GHz processor8 GB of RAM (Windows Vista and 7 users )12 GB available hard disk spaceGeForce 8800 or equivalent video card (Dedicated GPU with 512MB+ Video Memory(VRAM))Support for DirectX v9.0c or better.Windows XP with the latest service pack installed, Windows Vista with the latest service pack installed, or Windows 7The latest update to .NET Framework from MicrosoftThe latest version of Adobe Air is required to connect to  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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Can anyone help? PLEASE? I had "Spy Hunter" on my computer yesterday and uninstalled it today, now I can't download any games from any sites. A message pops up and says " Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item". Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I download from All Smart Games.

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I bought COD11 two days ago, the size is around 8gigs, the third day and I'm still struggling to keep the X360 connected to Xbox Live + downloading.
I turned background download on (which allows the device to download while it is off), left it for about 12 hours, downloaded only 20%!!!!
The main target is to keep Xbox connected to live to keep the download progressing.

A:How increase the speed of X360 games download?

The bottleneck is almost certainly your internet connection itself.

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We just got the Acer Chromebook R 11CB5-132T-C32M for my son. We have been trying to download some of his favoriye games but can find them or even see if they have went to the unit. Please help, thanks!!

A:n you download games to the Acer Chromebook R 11CB...

are you downloading from google play? which kind of games are you talking about? Open and organize appsThe launcher gives you a quick way to open your favorite apps:Sign in to your Chromebook.Click the launcher .You'll see a list of apps you've used recently. To see all your apps, click All Apps.

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hi guys

i got a big problem , which is my games ping like call of duty , battlefield

is always 300-400, yet my download speed is so good 3-4MB/s

this is a picture of my network places

can any one help me , how isolate my computer from other computers on my network

or any idea to improve my ping


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A:my games Ping is 300-400,yet my download speed 4MB/S, pix inside >help

Firstly, are you noticing lag in-game?

Secondly, do you have your own router? If so, do you have it secured at all? If you can tell us the make&model, we can probably help you with securing it.

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I am completely new to Windows 8 since I installed it today, and when I went into the X-Box games app, I couldn?t see any of my purchased games from GFWL, what gives? It would only seem logical or doesn?t it?

A:X-Box Games app and Games for Windows Live account merge?

Well, yeah I was hoping that would happen but at this time there is no merging yet but maybe in the future.
The Xbox games app shows your profile and scores and that is about it. I figure the reason is the games you bought are not Metro Apps which still uses a Client. Maybe the Client would be updated to Xbox Games instead since the client is not in the metro app thing.

I can say the Client works:
Download the Games for Windows Client | PC Games Client -

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

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*didn't wanna list all the games I've tried and can't play*
Alright so heres the deal I got a laptop used/refurbished what ever and I used to be able to play 3-d games fine until about a year back (yeah I know awhile back) so I just used a different computer to play games but that computers harddrive crashed and it's driver is bad and was wondering if someone could help me fix it (gimme location of good driver for my computer and what not ) Heres the specs *straight from DxDiag*:
Operating system : Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600)
System model : Precision M60
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.70GHz
DirectX Version: DirectX9.0x(4.09.0000.0904)
Name: NVIDIA Quadro FX Go700
main Driver: nv4_disp.dll
Version: 6.14.0010.7811 (English)

I only put in what I think whoever wants to help would need to do so. Please tell me if you need more information

Thanks, Logan.

A:3d games (Flyff 12Sky, all aeria games) and many more won't work

It is a very bad idea to post your email address on a public forum as their is a 99% chance you will start getting spam from spambots. Why not just check back here?

What does it do when you try to play games?

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I have
AMD ATHLON 64 4000+
ATI Sapphire Radeon X800 XL Hybrid (512 mb)
1 gb kingston ddr 400 ram
160 gb SATA Harddrive (Western Digital)
Asus A8N SLI Deluxe Motherboard
560 Watt Power supply
Windows XP Professional 64 bit-edition
7 different high power fans that keeps the computer cool

When I play doom 3, Half-life 2, F.E.A.R. or any other game utilising directx 9.0b and higher, the game crashes when I put all the settings to high. The weird thing is that it used to work just fine. Now, when games crash, it usually shows the whole entire screen, filling up with flickering blue squares. The sound keeps going on for about 10 more seconds, and then the sound freezes up too. When I press any button after this happens, The monitor flickers and then shows a screen that is bizarrely coloured. I am using Windows XP Professional 64 bit-edition

A:Help! All high-end games are not working! (moved from Games forum)

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The autostart function is not working properly. When introduced a CD Rom into the drive, it has all the autostart functions for movies, pics, documents, but instead of starting the games directly, It allways ask me to open the file, movies or pics, but the game never starts automatically as It used to do in the past Windows versions, and in Windows 7 BEFORE SP1. It's imposible to play games that require the insertion of the disc into the CD Rom Drive, for the same reason. Any help will be very much appreciated. Thanks. Im running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and have a LG Super Multi Rw\DVD +R DL Light scribe multirecorder.

A:CD Rom Autostart games function not opening the games directly

AutoPlay - Turn On or Off

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Hello all,

I recently made a new PC build, everything went fine and all drivers are up to date and the latest. However when playing ANY game in fullscreen i sometimes get a BSOD and if i Alt+Tab our of one it will 90% of the time BSOD. Latest 3b is the BCCode that i get, i have tried sweeping and reinstalling graphics drivers however this did not work. This problem doesn't happen with anything else and does not crash if i play in windowed or border-less, however i use a crossfire setup so i need to use fullscreen to use both GPUs.

Any and all help is appreciated.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 3b
BCP1: 00000000C0000005
BCP2: FFFFF8800F497F2D
BCP3: FFFFF88003D4D100
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

A:BSOD During Games and Alt+Tabbing from games in fullscreen (BCCODE 3b)

no one can help at all?

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I'm getting this new tablet for my birthday, and am wondering what games it could play.

here are the stats:
core duo p8700, 2.53Ghz
Intel 4500MHD GPU
A 12.1 inch screen, so GPU will have little pressure.
and a 250 GB hdd for what its worth...

I'm not getting it as a gaming computer, and not expecting much, but would love some estimates.

A:What games can i expect my What games will a Fujitsu lifebook T4410 run?

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I have a problem with my new computer that my dad and brother build for me! It works totally fine (able to run Photoshop etc), until I want to play a game (for example Aion or Guild wars 2 beta). Then it blue screen in no time and I have to restart my computer. It even blue screen while I try to patch the games.. Recently I have also noticed that right before it blue screens, it lose connection with my routern.

The blue screen doesn't tell me much. Only that it can cause damage to my computer and that the problem can be either my software or my hardware -.-

I have no idea what the problem is or what to do, so please help me! >_<'''

PS. My friends though it was my drivers, so I posted here. Tho another friend has told me that it is my RAM...

A:Blue screen while running games/patching games

Hi and welcome to TSF please see this Automatic Restart Windows 7 - How To Disable the Automatic Restart on System Failure in Windows 7 that will allow you more time to see what the message say's
Also please follow the instructions here
and upload the files,I will move you to Bsod's,App Crashes and Hangs for further help

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Since i bought this rig a year ago i haven't been able to play any games that runs on the valve engine(half life 2, css, portal etc) more than a few seconds and then the comp reboots.
With Bf2 i can play max 30 minutes and Bf2142 maybe one hour then they crash exactly the same way as Valve games..
All other games i have tried runs without any problem, even the more demanding such as Crysis, Far Cry 2 and Dark Athena.
This is really anoying since the only game i bother about is BF and CSS.

My comp consist of:

cpu: q6600
gfx: 8800 gt 512mb Point of View
mobo: gigabyte ga-n650sli-ds4
ram: 4gb(2x1gb supertalent02 ddr2 pc2-8900u & 2x1gb dimm ddr2 pc26400u)
psu: 570 watt

Cpu temp is at full load 60c and gpu is at full load 70c, i added an extra fan to the gfx and set the fan to 80%. nothing is overclocked.
I tried with diffrent memorys, changed hdds, reinstalled a bunch of times, reinstalled windows xp 32bit, maybe 10 diffrent nvidia drives, also changed settings for the sound card but none of that made any diffrence.
Havent been able to test with other gfx.

Anyone else hade this issue and manage to solve it then please let me know, also greatful for all suggestions.

A:BF and Valve games crashing, all other games runs fine.

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Hello, first time poster looking for help as I can't diagnose my issue after trying numerous things. Currently when I play a game the BSOD happens randomly, I can go a whole day without it, or it can happen frequently. It happens the most when I close or exit a game, then it'll kick to a blue screen.

I really appreciate what you guys do and I hope I followed all the instructions right on how to post my logs and stuff, here's the attachment and some basic system specs:

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
I have reinstalled to this computer numerous times.

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad q9550 @ 2.83 ghz

GPU: Radeon HD 5770

Mem: 4 Gigs of Memory

Motherboard: p5n32-e sli nforce 680i chipset

A:BSOD Playing various games, closing games, no overheating.

Before we can even begin to find the underlying cause you need to update the following drivers. Especially asacpi.sys. Yours is from 2005

ASACPI.sys 3/27/2005 10:30:36 PM
Lycosa.sys 1/18/2008 4:51:42 AM
nvm62x64.sys 10/17/2008 5:01:06 PM
netr28x.sys 2/25/2009 11:02:09 PM
How To Find Drivers:

- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.

- - The most common drivers are listed on this page: Driver Reference Driver Reference
Driver Reference Table

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i'm looking for online free games and download freeware type games, even a good virtual online game free , why ?, well this might sound real stupid but i dont care.

i like violent games , killem right away games, aggressive type games, when your a woman and at certain times you need a out-let, lol.

so the question is , what is a good killing game ?, noooo i dont do role play games, i want to kill stuff now, not plan and kill stuff later , lol, i want to kill now.

A:looking for free games, heres why, a woman in need of Violent games

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A friend of mine is having bsod issues when playing certain games, example:

Rainbox six siege,
Battlefield One (BETA)
and a few others.

Wondering if anyone can give us a clue as to the cause.

Windows Format is done, but to no avail, memtest has been run, and disk checked.

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I do not know what the problem is, whether it is with my computer or with pogo. I have always been able to download games from their site without any problems. I have the latest Java, I have no virus on my system. A few weeks ago I went to play one of the games that was previously downloaded from pogo, some that were actually purchased and ran fine, and found a blank screen after double clicking. Just a blank screen that had the name listed (Oberon) and that is it. So I checked all of my other games that worked fine before, and the same situation occurred. So I re-downloaded the games, and still...nothing. I have Norton and just paid for their advanced and contacted their tech site and he remotely completely checked for corrupted files, virus etc. and it is clean.

I then checked to make sure I had the correct Java, and I do. I cleaned out the Java Cache and tried again, and again same problem. Norton said that I would not be able to run any games unless I had service pack three. So I went onto windows and they do not even have a service pack 2 or three for windows 7 home premium edition. And that did not make sense to me since I have always downloaded pogo games and had zero trouble with execution. However, even on games that I had purchased and were on my desktop, could suddenly not be executed into play. Very weird. Below are my specs, and any guidance will be appreciated.



Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft... Read more

A:Executing pogo games after download...blank screen.


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This problem just started today. The games explorer will not start a new game; it will only try to start saved games (even when there are no saved games). I checked all of the settings and could find nothing that should cause this behavior. The only way I can start a new game is to go the the exe file and start from there. I suppose I could start a saved game, if any, and then go to the menu and start a new game from there. However, I would like to fix this problem. I have a Dell furnished CD for Windows Vista, but I don't know if one can reinstall only the games. I surely do not want to reinstall the OS.

A:Vista Games All Want to Start Saved Games

I just discovered I have the exact same problem. I have Vista Ultimate (x64). Played Spider Solitaire last night, now it is gone.

Gee, could have something to do with the 17 MS updates that were installed last night?

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Is there a way to reinstall WildTangent Games App - hp (Ver.  and  Games (in Start / All Programs)  in HP Notebook 15BA079DX? 

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I was wondering about that if there's a some kind of conflict, or penalty if i want to play an original game on live (steam download) and later play another one but it's cracked. Let me explain i have some original games but i have one cracked that use games 4 windows, but i played it just offline so i don't have the need to go live with this one. The thing is that i uninstalled it long ago, but i want to play it again, so....if i install it again to play offline, would be a problem, conflict or penalty (like permanent ban or something) with my original games that i play online?
Need some answers please.

A:Cracked games conflict - Games for Windows

We can't help with cracked games.
If the game was originally registered on steam,then it is
still there.
All you have to do is install steam,login to your account and download it from "my games".

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Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe LightScribe Support - OEM

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS VH235T-P Black 23" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 50000 :1 (ASCR) Built-in Speakers - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-770TA-UD3 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail

RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply - Retail

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNT - Retail

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail

A:Can this build support 100% of actual games and probably next gen games?

All these items are worth:

$995 shipped ($1000)

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I am facing problem while opening games through games explorer ,
when i right click on any games it is showing SAVED GAMES and if i click on any game it is navigating to saved games folder

Please Suggest .


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Everytime I download a game straight from the site, once it gets to about 40-56% It shuts down this blue screen comes up saying, "You're computer has shut down to prevent any damages, If you have installed new programs uninstall them and go into safe mode", or w/e please help!

A:My computer keeps restarting when I download huge files e.g Video games

this site isn't going to offer much help for download ILLEGAL video games online. but i would say that this problem could be your hdd. go to START>>RUN>>CMD>>chckdsk f/ c:
then it will prompt you to restart your computer. run this and see if there are any failed sectors of your hdd. if not, then it's likely a memory problem; which you will need to run mem 86+ to see.

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i need to know why and how i can download java,party poker,frost wire,etc. on windows 7 it says that there is no internet connection or it starts to download then pauses and doesnt go any further. please helpEdit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:cant download any party poker,java,frost wire,yahoo games,etc.

This has nothing to do with Windows 7. What browser are you using?

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whenever i want to play a game or watch a video on an internet explorer browser it won't load, and if i try to download the video from the browser it is unable to find the host, but ive played it before and my internet is fine, and when i download from a download engine it works, i think its something wrong with my content thing, but its disabled, and its not a firewall, any ideas?Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Internet Explorer Unable To Play Games & Movies Or Download From Site

Hi tmac01 and Welcome to Bleeping Computer,Have you made any changes to your OS recently? Downloaded some new software etc?i think its something wrong with my content thing, but its disabledWhat content thing are you referring to?~good name btw~

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I have an alienware 14 and have received the new gears of war 4 as a gift, it says that I have to have   
2GB minimum video memory and recommends 4GB video memory and that I do not meet either of these requirements. how can I solve this problem. any help will be appreciated and as you can tell by my terminology I'm not very computer literate.

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Ok guys I'm new to the site, I've been having lots of problems with my new computer and a friend said you guys might be able to help me.

Well I just bought a new Computer a clone made by a local computer store.
It's spects are
Windows Xp Home SP2
Pentium 4 2.8ghz
512 mb ram
Ati Radeon 9800 pro 128 With Catalyst 4.9
Creative Sound blaster live!
Intel Desktop Board D865glc which supports Hyper Threading
dvd rewriter gsa-4082b by LG

Anyways here is my problems
I went out and bought Sims 2, Nhl 2005, and Madden 2005 and I'm having problems with every one

with sims 2 the gameplay is not extremely smooth, but I find no matter what I always end up getting a crash message reading "This Application has crashed, this process will be terminated" i get it either in the first 5 minutes or through 2 hours, but everytime I play it usually crashes.

ok with Nhl 2005 the game plays great on the highest resolution, but sometimes just for kicks i get booted to windows without and messages...or sometimes it even reboots my system again with no message. Most of the time when this happends is when I'm exiting a game to the menu screen. Like I find when I transist from game to menu it like changes the screen and I can see my background for a bit.

With madden the game just runs very slow, even on low resolutions with everything turned down. The textures on teh white jerseys look flickery and the field lines are also jumpy.

Now I brought my computer back to the... Read more

A:Problem with my games games Crashing

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How do I get all my games to appear in the Games app in Windows 8. I have a few games in Steam and they don't appear in the Games Win 8 App.

A:Steam games in the Games application

The Games app is really intended for Microsoft downloaded games; I don't believe there is any way to put your Steam games here. However, if you would like to use the Games library that was in Win7, it carried over to 8, although it does not have a Metro
application. If you need me to help you with that I can.

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hello everybody,
I was wondering if anyone knew what was going on here. I had a few games that i added myself in the games folder and i opened it up one day and only the default windows games were there (solitaire, hearts, etc.). It wont let me add any new games into it and ive searched all over the web and cannot find an answer to my problem. please help?

A:Games folder wont let me add games

does nobody know what the problem is?

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Is it possible. There's several titles available for Xbox that I would like to play, but I'm not sure if its possible...

Im sure Microsoft would consider it illegal.. ahh! Screw them!

A:Play Xbox games (NOT 360 Games) on a PC..

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Inside of games, my computer is awesome. Once the game is over, nothing is fast. Things take forever to open, and, for example, if I go into google chrome and type something into the search bar, sometimes it will take a couple seconds before anything pops up. Could it be a virus? Or maybe something else...

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista&#8482; Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2029 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 349999 MB, Free - 229081 MB (65% Free Space);
D: Total - 126937 MB, Free - 123889 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DG33SXG2
Antivirus: None

This all started when I got defraggler. I defraggled everything I could find manually, analyzing then slowly started degraggling chunks at a time because I didn't want to wait the day it said it would take to do a full defrag. For some reason, that seemed faster. Before Defraggler, I had to use low graphics in games, and my computer ran fast. Afterwards, they switched. Any help?

I don't have antivirus because I am very careful and don't go on suspicious websites. I've come to realize what "suspicious" websites look like.

A:I get 60fps with games with highest graphics, but out of games, super super slow


OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista&#8482; Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2029 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 349999 MB, Free - 229081 MB (65% Free Space);
D: Total - 126937 MB, Free - 123889 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DG33SXG2
Antivirus: NoneClick to expand...


OS: Vista is infamous for its constant annoyance to the user. This is somewhat unlikely, but it could be Vista slowing you down. I recommend upgrading to Win7 regardless.

Processor: The processor seems alright, so you're not having troubles there.

RAM: You may want to consider a RAM upgrade, as many applications (including games) do tend to stick around in memory until a restart. I'd have to say the lack of RAM is your issue. It shouldn't take much more, maybe another 1GB-2GB should fix it up.

Graphics: Nice graphics card, by the way. Beats mine ._.
AntiVirus: Well, the fact that you're careful on the Internet does NOT protect you from viruses. Not at all. I strongly recommend installing Avast! Also, I recommend installing MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and give your computer a nice scan with both of them.

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It doesn't happen often but sometimes it freezes for a second while loading a certain game which works fine on another day and gives BSOD. Sometimes it happens after I've loaded the game and am in the moment of playing. My hardware is more than enough for the games I run and I even run them on low-mid even though I can manage high settings. The games I usually run are CS:GO, League of Legends and Modern Warfare 3 [rarely play; received 1 BSOD while loading it]

I've uploaded my dump files.

Thank you.

A:BSOD playing video games / loading video games [MEMORY_MANAGEMENT]

Hi miqballin.

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1A, {41201, fffff6800001aca8, 8080000019905825, fffffa8003e5ded0}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+136f2 )

Followup: MachineOwner
According to, STOP 0x0000001A: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT
Usual causes: Device driver, memory, kernel

So what you are to do here is

► Enable Driver Verifier.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.

► Test the RAM modules.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Run it for at least eight passes. Preferably overnight.

Let us know the results, with the subsequent crash dumps, if any.

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I just built a rig which is core i5, Asrock p55M pro motherboard, radeon HD 5850, 4gigs ram. I just installed the supplied drivers and the latest direct x, etc...
My problem is, I can play offline games like GTA4, COD Modern Warfare and COS WAW with sound on it, nevertheless, whenever I started to go online with these games, the sound vanished, even if I exit the game there is still no sound, I need to reboot the system to get back the sound. Got no error whatsoever. What would be the problem. My OS is windows xp pro? Please help!

A:Solved: No sound during online games, but with sound in offline games.

I just flushed my bios from 1.3 to 1.5 then it works flawlessly. Solved my case on my own.

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It started yesterday when I attempted to launch a game (Civilization V) through Steam and got the BSOD error. I uninstalled and re-installed Steam, my graphics drivers, everything I can possibly think of, including a general fix Steam itself responded to me with (which was completely unspecific to my issue - they clearly can't be bothered), and I am to the point where I have asked for a refund for my games, because it is just that hopeless.

In a last ditch effort to get my computer straight, I downloaded BlueScreenView, and this is what it has told me; Mind you, there are multiple errors.

From this afternoon (before driver re-install and disc check):
- File names listed as issues: ntoskrnl.exe and tcpip.sys
I also had this issue last night

More recently (after all of my "fixes"):
- File names listed as issues: athrx.sys and ntoskrnl.exe (again)

Even in older crashes, ntoskrnl.exe has been listed as an issue, and I don't have enough knowledge of this sort of thing to have any idea what this means! Is there hope for me?

A:BSOD When Installing Games on Steam/Launching Games Through Steam

I have disabled my wireless connection and connected to the internet to download using an ethernet cable, and all is going well at the moment.
Launching games was also an issue, but the downloading has been fixed!

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Recently, I reinstalled my Netgear wna3100 driver. Ever since then, I've been experiencing problems with high pings in games where I normally never had problems with. Pages load slowly even just the home page of Google.

I've attached my ipconfig picture. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:High download speed and signal, high ping in games, slow page loads

To Disable Selective Suspend:

open the control panel
go to power options (you may have to set view to small icons)
click change plan settings
in the window that opens:
click change plan settings
click change advanced power settings, expand usb and ensure usb selective suspend is disabled.

I would also (while the device is plugged in)
go into the control panel - system - device manager - click the properties for it and make sure it's set to always on there as well.
I don't think the ipconfig can tell us much here since it's a data rate problem of some sort and not a actual connection problem from the sound of it.

The two things I mention above will hopefully keep your system from putting the device in 'low power mode' which may , or may not help your current problem.

I'm also curious if your system has recently slowed down in any other ways?

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In continuation of my computer problems (previous issue: BSOD- CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED while computer is running - Windows 10 Forums), now I am getting poor performance most of the time from all games 30-40fps in games which I previously got 60-100fps on same settings. There is little to no performance difference between different graphics settings. The poor performance isn't just noticeable in games, but also in normal use of the computer. Stuff like: selecting icons on the desktop, the blue rectangle that resizes is really laggy; dragging windows around my monitors; watching videos on YouTube from Chrome (especially putting in fullscreen and watching in 1080p+). The only time I get good performance is whenever the computer feels like it. There is no reason that I have found for when this happens.

A:Sometimes, low fps in all games, sometimes good fps in all games

Check your power plan settings if they limit the FPS. An easy option is to just set it to high performance power plan. Hope this helped!

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OK, basically whenever I play a game (lately Dawn of War: Winter Assault if curious) in at most 20 minutes, my computer will either
a.) exit game and return to windows citing some error with game or
b.) restart citing error by 'unknown device driver' which is likely my video card.

As you can imagine, both are *highly* annoying. Same problem occured on previous system, which had:

Windows XP Pro
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128
Soyo Dragon II plus MB
Pentium IV 2.6GHz w/HT
1024MB PC3200 DDR RAM
Audigy II Platinum

and the new system:

Windows XP Pro
BFG 6800 GT
Asus P4C800-E Deluxe MB
Pentium IV 2.6GHz w/HT <-same as previous
1024MB PC3200 DDR RAM <-same as previous
Audigy II Platinum <-same as previous

ATI said it was obviously my fault, and BFG says it might be the card, but since it occured on two systems I can't see why. Could it be the memory/pentium/soundcard/harddrive?

Why would it randomly crash all the time? I can provide any more information as required to assist the diagnosis.

I'm a senior in Aerospace Engineering and damn do I need to relax after a long day of crappy homework, so any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Serious problem with games... all games

Well. since it's not vid card biased, perhaps it's the game? Are there any updates to the game?

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Hi All - I was under the impression that the Games App on my Windows 8 Pro desktop and on my Surface would work in a similar fashion to my windows 8 phone's game app. Whereas all games are located and tracked in the app. Unless I'm missing something the Games App in Windows 8 only tracks and catalogs Xbox games. I have to keep all other games pinned to the start screen. Please tell me I'm missing something! I can understand if I'm not downloading a game from the windows store that it wouldn't automatically be picked up by the games app but I really thought all "Metro Games" would.

Thanks for your help!


A:Games App and non Xbox games

in the games app, you have:
friends: which is your xbox friends and windows friendsspotlight: which is both xbox and windowsgame activity: which is also xbox only, I thinkwindows games store: which is your windows stuff. you can launch your windows games from this if it's already installed on your system. like I can launch jetpack joyride. I'm not sure if you can customize it or not which is a 360 games store: which is xbox only

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In continuation of my computer problems (previous issue: BSOD- CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED while computer is running - Windows 10 Forums), now I am getting poor performance most of the time from all games 30-40fps in games which I previously got 60-100fps on same settings. There is little to no performance difference between different graphics settings. The poor performance isn't just noticeable in games, but also in normal use of the computer. Stuff like: selecting icons on the desktop, the blue rectangle that resizes is really laggy; dragging windows around my monitors; watching videos on YouTube from Chrome (especially putting in fullscreen and watching in 1080p+). The only time I get good performance is whenever the computer feels like it. There is no reason that I have found for when this happens.

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Hello Guys, Just Want To Ask Which Gaming Company (And Of-course Games) Do You Like More?

EA Games


Rockstar Games

Just Vote The One You Like More.

A:EA Games OR Rockstar Games? Which One Do You Like More?

Can I vote for both? I like games of both companies.

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