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Problem while opening PC games in Games explorer

Q: Problem while opening PC games in Games explorer


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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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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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?

A:Disable Vista Games Explorer from auto-adding games

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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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

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Using Windows XP - when my husband first goes into "Games" program that came with the computer, a pop-up comes on the display and it says "Windows has encountered a problem and it has to close, do you want to send a report" This happens at least once a day.

What is causing this - how can I resolve it?

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My friends have been playing Gunbound for a few weeks now (without me :/ ) and I've been trying to get it to work to no avail.

When I log in at the NyxLauncher, the Launcher window closes, and the mouse shows the "busy" animation, but Gunbound does not open. My friends and dorm roommates are able to play just fine. Two have Windows XP, one has Vista, and two have Windows 7. None of us can figure out why Gunbound doesn't open on my laptop.

I've downloaded the installer about a dozen times, both from Softnyx's download server and another one of the servers they listed on their page:
I've installed a couple dozen times, with each download, in various combinations of "as-is", "Run as administrator", and both XP and Vista compatibility modes. I've tried both "allowing" the launcher through Windows Firewall and turning off the firewall as a whole. I've heard of compatibility issues between GameGuard and Avast!, so I also tried turning off Avast!. I tried disabling UAC, too. No visible difference. I've searched online and heard it was probably a Windows 7 issue with GameGuard, and I've heard that people "fixed" their problem by downloading replacement GameGuard.des files. I've tried about a dozen different files with no improvement. I also heard that someone installed CrossFire and copied over the GameGuard.des file to Gunbound to... Read more

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So my 64bit windows 8 computer has a problem. I know I have a virus. But here is the problem. I can't get rid of it because I can't open anything except games like sims or Garry's mod. Any help? Thx in advance!Edit: Moved topic from Windows 8 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Hello, you've helped me out alot in the past so i'm hoping you can figure this one out for me because i really don't know what to do.

Basically a select amount of my games just don't start up when i try opeing them and i get this really annoying error message when i try to open them:

The Application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005). Click on OK to terminate the application.

It only happens on like FIFA 08, EURO 2008 and some others most probably but i haven't found anymore yet.

Now for the really strange thing, i can start Call Of Duty 4 up and then when i close it and try to start them games that wouldn't work before then now they do. But then restarting my computer and trying to open the troubled games will give me the error message again until opening up COD4 again.

Really strange I really haven't any ideas, only thing i can think of is maybe it could be something to do with because i have both a standard 15" lcd monitor and a 32" lcd tv hooked up to my computer on Clone view in nvidia settings.

A:Opening Certain Games

welp u can check ur error logs and see what exactly is going wrong, sounds like a memory error.

the game wasnt on an external drive or anything right?

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I have a problem with a laptop I've been asked to fix. The laptop (Windows 7, 6GB RAM, 1.6 GHZ AMD Quad-Core A8-3520M APU) has no malware, and everything (hardware and software) seems fine, except that when you first try to open (load) a game, you have to do it twice or the game does not open. I.e.:

1. The laptop is turned on, boots, goes to the Windows desktop, everything is fine.

2. To start, say, Unreal Tournament 2004, I double click on the game's icon.

3. Nothing happens.

4. If I then double click on the icon again, then the game loads and plays as it should.
Experimentation shows that the first time you double click on the icon, two new processes appear in the Task Manager;

rundll32.exe *32
UT2004.exe *32

but the game does not load, nor do I get any error messages, until I again double click on the icon.

It does the same for other games, such as if I try to start Morrowind, then exactly the same thing occurs; nothing at all visibly happens, no error message, no system warning beep, and the game does not load. But if I look in Task Manager then two new processes have been added;

rundll32.exe *32
Morrowind Launcher.exe *32

and the game only loads if I then double click again on the icon.

It does this with many of the games on the machine, but even so, I uninstalled Unreal Tournament 2004 and installed my copy (original!), plus the patch and extra levels, and yet it still needs opening twice before it starts up though of course it works fine on m... Read more

A:Games need opening twice to start, please help

It turns out that this isn't a 'problem', Oh no, it's a 'feature'...

Apparently it's down to Game Explorer, a 'feature' of Windows Vista onwards that, when you click on a recognised game, then Game Explorer loads in the background, counts how often you've loaded the game, and does other things, including going online to check with some database if there's a patch for the game. Oh, and if the PC is offline (which this laptop is) then the process just, er, hangs. Apparently this problem has been known about for years, Microsoft has been bombarded with requests to fix it, and have done nothing.
To quote from the first thread I list below:

As we all know, Vista introduced the Game Explorer (GameUX.dll) which incorporates update checking and game information.

What most on't know, is that the instant a game is launched, Rundll.exe is spawned with the GameUX.dll,gameshim parametre and constantly polls the dns, network and domain functions in the OS.

The problem here, lies in the fact that if this process does not receive a response, the Game's process will sit frozen until a response is recieved.

Now the Rundll process actually acts as a mask for the games executable until the response from the servers is received, that said closing the rundll.exe prior to the handover being made will also close the Games executable.

You can work around this in a way by killing the actual game executable, which will keep the... Read more

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can anyone please help me as i was playing game for several minutes and the com suddenly crashes. the results come out was the C: windows/memory.dmp problem. This causes all my working games previously to crash. Please help me as i had done the attachment and the screen gets abit freezy before restarting.

A:Com Crashes after opening games

The memory dumps all seem to point to your video drivers. Please:
- download a fresh set of the latest, Win8 compatible video drivers
- un-install the current video drivers from your system
- install the freshly downloaded drivers
- monitor for further BSOD's

Please be sure that the system is not overheating, that the system is being used on a hard, flat surface (preferably with a cooling pad), and that the system has been cleaned/blown out with canned air (DO NOT use a vacuum or air compressor - as they can cause damage to the system).

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

VKbms.sys Thu Sep 30 12:16:33 2010 (4CA4B7E1)
HID mini driver for USB Fx2 Device (Razer driver)

DABlack.sys Mon Nov 29 05:22:14 2010 (4CF37ED6)
Razer DeathAdder USB Optical Mouse Driver

CLVirtualDrive.sys Mon Dec 26 08:26:47 2011 (4EF87617)
CyberLink Virtual Device Driver

If the BSOD's don't stop after doing the above, then please run Driver Verifier according to... Read more

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I have a problem with a laptop I've been asked to fix. The laptop (Windows 7, 6GB RAM, 1.6 GHZ AMD Quad-Core A8-3520M APU) has no malware, and everything (hardware and software) seems fine, except that when you first try to open (load) a game, you have to do it twice or the game does not open. I.e.:

1. The laptop is turned on, boots, goes to the Windows desktop, everything is fine.

2. To start, say, Unreal Tournament 2004, I double click on the game's icon.

3. Nothing happens.

4. If I then double click on the icon again, then the game loads and plays as it should.

Experimentation shows that the first time you double click on the icon, two new processes appear in the Task Manager;

rundll32.exe *32
UT2004.exe *32

but the game does not load, nor do I get any error messages, until I again double click on the icon.

It does the same for other games, such as if I try to start Morrowind, then exactly the same thing occurs; nothing at all visibly happens, no error message, no system warning beep, and the game does not load. But if I look in Task Manager then two new processes have been added;

rundll32.exe *32
Morrowind Launcher.exe *32

and the game only loads if I then double click again on the icon.

It does this with many of the games on the machine, but even so, I uninstalled Unreal Tournament 2004 and installed my copy (original!), plus the patch and extra levels, and yet it still needs opening twice before it starts up though of course... Read more

A:Games need opening twice to start, please help

Please follow this guide here to perform a System File Check of Windows:

How to run SFC /scannow from Command Prompt | Tech Support Forum

Also you say this happens with many games. Are these games in Steam or a standalone game?

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Hi all.

In order to play a multiplayer game I need to open ports on both my firewall and router, and hey presto, it works and I can even create servers.

However, is this a security risk? I read on this forum that all ports should be "stealthed", but when I open them on the router+firewall a few ports come up on the GRC port scan as "closed" as expected instead of stealthed.

Can I just leave these settings in place or do I just have to change the settings everytime before and after I play, which would just be plain annoying.

Thanks in advance.


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Running Windows Me, recently reinstalled Windows Me and now Yahoo games will not open..

A:yahoo games not opening

make sure you do not have the yahoo games site listed in your hosts file

do a search for hosts in your local drive, and when you find them (should be about 3 of them) you want to open the one without an extension. Not the .bak or .sam ones.
In there, see if is listed, and if so, then remove it from the listing

Also check to see if is listed.

If neither, and nothing in the hosts file, then please let us know what is happening when you try to connect to it. any error messages, etc!!

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I have a problem with a laptop I've been asked to fix. The laptop (Windows 7, 6GB RAM, 1.6 GHZ AMD Quad-Core A8-3520M APU) has no malware, and everything (hardware and software) seems fine, except that when you first try to open (load) a game, you have to do it twice or the game does not open. I.e.:
1. The laptop is turned on, boots, goes to the Windows desktop, everything is fine.
2. To start, say, Unreal Tournament 2004, I double click on the game's icon.
3. Nothing happens. 
4. If I then double click on the icon again, then the game loads and plays as it should.
Experimentation shows that the first time you double click on the icon, two new processes appear in the Task Manager;
rundll32.exe *32
UT2004.exe *32
but the game does not load, nor do I get any error messages, until I again double click on the icon.
It does the same for other games, such as if I try to start Morrowind, then exactly the same thing occurs; nothing at all visibly happens, no error message, no system warning beep, and the game does not load. But if I look in Task Manager then two new processes have been added;
rundll32.exe *32
Morrowind Launcher.exe *32
and the game only loads if I then double click again on the icon.
It does this with many of the games on the machine, but even so, I uninstalled Unreal Tournament 2004 and installed my copy (original!), plus the patch and extra levels, a... Read more

A:Games need opening twice to start, please help

Just a thought, but have you tried running the executable the shortcut on your desktop points to directly? Is the result the same?

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Thanks guys for your cooperation in advance, for it's highly appreciated.
To start things off let me give you guys some specifications of my laptop:

Manufacturer- Hewlett Packard
Model: HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook PC
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60 Ghz: 2.00
Ram: 2.00 GB
32 bit operating system

Vista home Premium


Now the problem:

Everytime I open a game the game freezes for about 10-30 seconds, and then begins to load.. This also happens when closing takes about ten to thirty seconds, and then finally closes...
This happens with every single game I had.. This didn't happen in the beginning but started about three to four months ago.. I searched for other threads in different forums, but I couldn't find anything similar to my problem...

Please, don't hesitate to reply

Yours Truly,

A:Freezing when opening and closing games

Hello Andrew.

Are these high performance games or smaller ones? You don't have a ton of RAM, and your CPU is not extremely powerful. Does this happen with movies? Anything else?

You could also try a defrag and registry defrag.


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I recently got a new computer just to have my favorite games on it. However, after fixing several small problems, any game I download either cannot find directX 9, or 11, or it goes straight to BSOD. This has also started to happen when I start firefox. The computer cost around a grand, and I'd really not like to send it back if I can fix the problem by myself, please help.

A:BSOD on opening firefox and/or games

Welcome to TSG!

What were the problems you fixed? and how did you fix them? They may shed a clue on what is happening.
Have you tried reinstalling Direct X and updating/reinstalling your video drivers? You might need to do a "clean" install of the vid drivers.

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My friend has a problem.
He has recently upgraded his computer.
Whenever he opens a video/game, 5-10 minutes into it he gets a BSOD.
I can get any information that you need because I'm talking to him now via Skype.
He is running Windows 7 x64

Thanks in advance,

A:BSOD When opening Games/Movies?

Quote: Originally Posted by JimiB95

My friend has a problem.
He has recently upgraded his computer.
Whenever he opens a video/game, 5-10 minutes into it he gets a BSOD.
I can get any information that you need because I'm talking to him now via Skype.
He is running Windows 7 x64

Thanks in advance,

Give me a sec, I'll read the BSOD posting instructions

Just in case James
If you wish to have others assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder. The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
* Briefly describe the problem history and circumstances in the same post. Somebody will attend to your query as soon as possible.

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Hello ! I have a laptoop which has two GPUs : Intel HD Graphics 4400 and Nvidia Geforce GT830M.The HD4400 works fine,I don't have a single problem with that,but when I try to open games with GT830M I recive blue screen of death.But that dosen't happen all the times..It depends on luck..And I have another problem,after i update my driver of GT830M,the games don't work anymore..They open and after that they close or they give me errors.What could I do ? Thanks for the help.

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Everything was all good before 4-5 days ago. I changed the broken keyboard and it went bad. (Before replacement keyboard, my friend punched my bag that I was carrying by thinking there is nothing in it but there was my laptop Some plastic fragments came out from screw places, etc.) I got different BSODs randomly, especially when opening & playing games. I have blank screen or getting awry displays if something goes wrong.

Here are the last 4 dumps.


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Hi there
Could somebody please help me. On many occasions my Pc will shut down when opening programs and always shuts down when opening or loading games. This has happened since the day I purchased the computer. It is operating on XP and its a powerful pc. I have downloaded a trial for a media center software called "snapstream media" but the program will not open. The pc shuts down and enters pc clean up. When windows xp finally opens an error message appears saying that the pc has recoverd from a serious error. This may help:

The following files will be included in this error report:

Could somebody please help me solve this problem
Thanks a lot

A:PC shuts down when opening programs and games

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Hi there.

I've started getting some random BSOD messages while playing a game called Vindictus. I don't get this error when playing other games like Skyrim or BF3. I only started getting this BSOD lately. I've included my DMP File for more information since I can only give so much. Please help me pinpoit the problem, thanks!

EDIT : I forgot to add the specs.

- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ?
*** x64 Ultimate
- the original installed OS on the system?
*** Same as above
- an OEM or full retail version?
*** OEM
- OEM = came pre-installed on system - Full Retail = you purchased it from retailer - What is the age of system (hardware)?
*** Less than 3 months
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?)
*** Less than 3 months

A:BSOD when opening certain games (DMP Included).

It is much easier to find patterns, etc, when there are more than one crash.

We prefer you wait until you have at least two so that if one is corrupt the other probably wont be.

These crashes were caused by memory corruption/exception (probably a driver).
Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.

* If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!

* If you have raid update its Driver.


*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

If a known good stick fails in a motherboard slot it is probably the slot.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Driver verifier

Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition. Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is. But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver. Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows. If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline editing of the registry to disable Driver Verifier.

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sorry to bother coming in this post but I have a problem ( Applications & games not opening , error ( 0x00007b ) ) ... I have done the 3 logs of FSS and FRST64 programs ( FRST.txt..Addition.txt..FSS.txt )
can help me ??? please

A:Applications&games not opening, error (0x00007b)

someone can help me please

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I previously posted a problem about the webcam working intermittently on my HP Mini 110 1020LA PC with Windows XP. I did all the things that were suggested to me, ie, download the HP 1000 webcam driver, re-installed the bios for the latest version and re-installed the Windows SP3 (all from the HP website). The problem is that the camera will work fine when I initially turn on the computer, but if I go into the internet to any page, or open a game on the computer, the camera will once again stop working and I need to re-boot the system again for it to work correctly. Can anyone advise me why this is happening?

I appreciate greatly the help the Tech Support Forum provides and Thank You!


A:Webcam cuts out after opening other web sites or games

Have you tried changing your power settings? Perhaps the mini notbook is turning of the webcam to save on power.

What games are you running when your cam is on?

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I have recently been having numerous issues booting up a few games, I get to a loading screen before my computer blue screens and reboots.

This is rather irritating, especially as I can't boot up games I have recently purchased.
None the less all assistance would be much appreciated.

Thank-you for reading.

Here is information on the error:

On Sat 15/09/2012 22:15:03 GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\091512-25537-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x4B09CC)
Bugcheck code: 0x124 (0x0, 0xFFFFFA8008440548, 0x0, 0x0)
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe

If any more information is needed please tell me I will do my best.

A:BSOD when opening certain games - (CS:GO/Portal2/DiRT)

Please follow this : BSOD posting instrucs:

on short notice :
Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
Best link for this problem, follow through with most of which you can. Also, i used to have a similar problem. Mine was fixed by vacumming dust out of the system, even though there was like none there it worked somehow. Wish the best of luck.

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hi. i have been having a serious problem with my PC the last couple of days. simply, when i try to open any game, the computer crashes and automatically restarts.
about 2 months ago, i downloaded a free online game called Flyff. it worked fine for sumtime, but then it started making problems, and the most serious of them was that after it logs into the game, it crashes, freezes for like 3 minutes, then the computer resarts. didnt happen all of the time, but most of it. worthy to mention thati used to run the media player in the background, and it still ran while the game froze. when i posted this on the game forum, i found out that it's a very common problem in Flyff, which made me feel better (coz i know it's not affiliated with sumthing wrong in my pC alone), and i stopped playing the game...
just 3 days ago, the problem happened again, but with ALL other games!! warcraft III, civilization IV, and battle realms; all freeze when the game is about to start--by that i mean going into the game screen (for example after selecting single player, a certain mission, set the game settings, and now i will start to take control of the game). i ran many anti-spyware and anti-virus tests, all using guidance from tech guy forums. i removed many spyware and viruses, including a trojan i discovered in flyff, called ****_flyff (sorry, i didnt choose its name!), a trojan called intell32, many others as well. i imagined that the trojan of flyff was the cause of all this, as its the ... Read more

A:computer crashes and restarts upon opening games

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I don't have much time to actually work on this computer, as it's my sister's and I'm only visiting her until tomorrow evening. I may have her keep in touch on this post if it is not resolved by the time I leave.
In any case, the problems she has been having are really baffling me. I have not personally updated to Windows 10, so I'm not familiar with a lot here, but what I do know is that her laptop which should be plenty able to run some particular games, is crashing every time one is opened. Sometimes they just crash with a "stopped working" message, while other times I am getting different BSODs.
I have made absolute certain that her computer has been updated and that her Nvidia drivers are up to date (372.90 as of 10/3/16 1:22AM). I had actually completely uninstalled and reinstalled these drivers. 
Her specs are as follows: 
Acer Aspire E15 (recently bought within the last 2 or 3 months)
Windows 10 x64
Intel Core i5-5200U
NVIDIA GeForce 940M (4GB VRAM)
8 GB DDR3 
So far I have attempted opening up Age of Empires II HD and Life is Strange through Steam. AoE II crashes as soon as you begin a new game, but not within the initial menus. Life is Strange will crash and usually Blue Screen the moment you open the game normally. If you choose "Safe Mode" when opening through steam, the game seems to run just fine. I'm not sure how the other games decide to crash, but she said that Age of Empires III and Age of Mythology both crash upon startup... Read more

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When I try and play Batman Arkham Origins or Bioshock Infinite, it gives me an application error 0x000007b. I've reinstalled both, reinstalled the visual c++ components. I've done a sfc /scannow and I have the sfcdetails.txt here.
I really wish to play these games, as I was able to play them both for a bit then they stopped working. The problem could be with more than just those two things, I just haven't played everything since it's started.

A:0x7b application opening error with certain games

Hi, Welcome to 8 forums.

I will suggest to run SFC /SCANNOW atleast 3 more times. So that it can find the exact issue. Once it finds the issues (mostly it will give you an error that it was not able to fix some .dll file). Once you run that you can simply copy that file from your Win 8 disc to system folder. problem solved.

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How do you load a game that normally goes full screen into just a window? Thanks.

A:Opening Games in Windows, not Full Screen

Hitting alt + enter will generally switch most games from full screen to windowed mode and vice versa.
Some games have it in the options to run full screen or not.

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First of all I have to say sorry for my bad english. If there's something you don't understand, please, tell me and I'll try to explain better.

Hello, I come here because "Dr. Web" wasn't able to solve my huge problem.
Let me explain: just over a week ago, while I was playing with AION, my default browser opened windows at random, without me to do anything different from playing.
So I said to myself "all right", because just closing both was enough to continue playing normally.
After that, I played another game ( TERA ), and since then the situation has worsened.
While playing the browser keeps opening, causing lag, blocking my vision and sometimes causing a crash.
I thought it was a situation caused by TERA, but my brother said he had the same problem with other games.

I tried to install any type of game, thinking it was a problem only for those of Gameforge, but nothing, the default browser ( in this case Chrome ) continues to open windows.
I also tought "maybe it's Chrome my problem", but nothing, any other browser give me the same problem.

I was wondering if the issue of my mad-browser was something dedicated only to online games, so I installed a local game and set off my connection, but the problem persists and the windows still opens.

I did all kinds of possible scans with my antivirus ( AGV ) but did not find anything, I tried with CCleaner but nothing.
I do not know what to do, and I sincerly hope you can he... Read more

A:Browser in loop-opening while playing games

Here is my txt file of FRST.

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Hey all,

I've re-loaded some games after changing alot of the settings on my computer to optimize it for gaming, and they all run much smoother now. However, on some games (EA Games in particular) the opening movies (like the EA Games logo, or the THX logo) run at almost half speed and have really choppy sound. Same thing with some cutscenes. I am not sure what the problem is, because the in-game play is way better than it used to be, and I can run at much higher graphic quality. Anyone else had this problem?

A:EA Games opening movies and cutscene problems

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I'll begin by saying how it happened:

My PC used to be filled with junk files and had some viruses that got through my anti-virus and couldn't be cleaned. One of my co-workers suggested I do a factory reset, and while I am an avid gamer, I don't really understand much when it comes to hardware, so I let the IT company I usually go to do the reset.

Prior to the factory reset, I had many games on my PC - Two of them were League of Legends, and the non-steam version of an MMORPG called Wakfu.

After the reset, I redownloaded these games, and once I opened the launchers for either of these two games, my PC screen froze.

My specs:

Spoiler: PC specs
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3517U CPU @ 1.90GHz
Manufacturer Intel
Speed 2.4 GHz
Number of Cores 2
Family 06
Model 3A
Stepping 9
Video Card 1 Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Dedicated Memory 2.0 GB
Total Memory 4.0 GB
Pixel Shader Version 5.0
Vertex Shader Version 5.0
Hardware T & L Yes
Vendor ID 8086
Device ID 0166
Plug and Play ID VEN_8086&DEV_0166&SUBSYS_05B81028&REV_09
Driver Version
Video Card 2 AMD Radeon HD 8730M
Manufacturer ATI
Chipset Radeon HD 8730M
Dedicated Memory 2048 MB
Total Memory 2048 MB
Pixel Shader Version 5.0
Vertex Shader Version 5.0
Hardware T & L Yes
Vendor ID 1002
Device ID 6601
Plug and Play ID VEN_1002&DEV_6601&SUBSYS_05B81028&REV_00
Driver Version
Memo... Read more

A:PC freezes upon opening games that used to work fine

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Hello. Over the last 6 months I get an unreal amount of BDOD'S. I used to get one once a week, but it has gotten to the point where I am getting around 3-4 daily. A Sure way to produce one would be to open a game I play (Guild Wars 2) and open a youtube video as well.

Sometimes I will be playing a game (League of Legends) and I will get another one if I am clicking too rapidly.

I also have skype open all the time if that helps with anything. Thank you for the help in advance, I really need help solving this!

A:BSOD While playing Games and opening youtube at the same time

I have gotten 4 blue screens since posting this! :/

I think it's worth to note that it isn't only youtube. If I have a game open, and open my browser and the webpage I load has ANY video on it (even a small ad) I will BSOD

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Hello everyone.

I just had my new PC built for me this past week, everything has been working great until I downloaded digital copies of Starcraft 2 and Dead Space. Where things start getting weird is when I go to install them, I'll make it through about 40% of the install and then windows will crash, it flashes me a blue screen with text, and reboots all within seconds. this has happened to me numerous times now, although with determination I have managed to finally get both games installed, but occassionaly when I open Starcraft 2 I get the same blue screen. I'm starting to wonder if I need to reinstall windows or something, any ideas? I've attached the Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2 file for review.

Thanks everyone.

A:Windows 7 crashes then reboots when opening or installing games

Quote: Originally Posted by sofly907

Hello everyone.

I just had my new PC built for me this past week, everything has been working great until I downloaded digital copies of Starcraft 2 and Dead Space. Where things start getting weird is when I go to install them, I'll make it through about 40% of the install and then windows will crash, it flashes me a blue screen with text, and reboots all within seconds. this has happened to me numerous times now, although with determination I have managed to finally get both games installed, but occassionaly when I open Starcraft 2 I get the same blue screen. I'm starting to wonder if I need to reinstall windows or something, any ideas? I've attached the Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2 file for review.

Thanks everyone.

Love to help but no DMP files included in upload try this method.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.

To ensure minidumps are enabled:

Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
Under the Write Debugging I... Read more

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Hi, i hope someone could help me. I'm using windows 7 ultimate 32bit version and I've been having a lot of pc crashes lately and its getting a blue screen and an error related to irql_not_less_or_equal. this happens when i try to open a new tab from my Chrome browser and play games. my system just halts and crash entering into a blue screen.

i really dont know what causing it but i manage to get a minidump file. i dont know how to read this error report and i think it needs some kind of debugging tool that i don't have. but from what i heard it tracks down the cause of the problem. i'm hoping to find the answer and fix it. the minidump files are attached, 3 reports in all. i hope someone can help me. thank you very much

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Greetings BleepingComputer,
I am having issue with my machine playing games. Here are the circumstances of the crashes:
Whenever I open up any game (it didnt used to be this way) once I get to the main menu and/or the exact moment I reach 100% of loading a level, the machine crashes and instantly reboots (no BSOD just a brief shut down into a restart). You should also know that this is a fresh HDD, right off the shelf with a fresh install of EVERYTHING.
Some of the procedures I have done: I have uninstalled and reinstalled my graphics drivers. Installed older versions of graphics drivers. Uninstalled and reinstalled games. Reseated my video card and RAM. Run any and all programs as administrator. Run any and all programs in compatibility mode for windows 7.
Some procedures I have failed to accomplish: I have tried using the program "WhoCrashed" to get the dump files of crashes but I/it is unable to obtain them. I am unsure what I am doing wrong and hopfully you can point me in the right direction, should you need those files... which I imagine you will.
Hopfully what I have described to you is an adequate starting point, although I am certain I am missing details. Below you will find reports from the various programs that this site has recommended I provide to help diagnose the problem. You will also find attached reports that come from the BSOD Pinned Thread. Which may or may not be relevant in this endeavour but, the way I see it the infor... Read more

A:Windows crashes upon opening/loading video games

BIOS dates from 2010 - please update it
Any reason for not updating to Win8.1?
The drivers for this device aren't installed.  Please download and install the latest, Win8 compatible drivers from the manufacturer's website.

SCSI Controller    PCI\VEN_1103&DEV_2300&SUBSYS_11AB11AB&REV_02\4&24B79ACB&0&00E2    The drivers for this device are not installed.

Lot's of problems with VLC in the application event log.  Please uninstall it (temporarily) in order to test it.
No significant evidence in these logfiles.
Please run a couple of games in order to crash it (3 times would be good), then create this report:

Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).
FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:
While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility: Read more

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I've been trying to fix my laptop for a few hours now.

At first it was Microsoft Security Essentials not working due to urlmon.dll missing, so I had to download it and put it in System32. Now the error is (0x000007b). So I uninstalled MSE, did Windows Updates (which won't finish, it's been stuck for a few hours) downloaded MSE again and the error is the same. I've also restarted it a few times as well in the process.

Then I tried opening Internet Options and it wouldn't display, so then I tried looking that up and in another forum there was a brief mention of opening Spider Solitaire to see if a video card is acting up. That's when I tried opening Spider Solitaire and again nothing is opening...

I have no idea what I'm doing, please help.

A:Applications&games not opening, error (0x00007b), other problems too

toska welcome to SevenForums

Farbar Recovery Scan Tool
64-Bit Version OS Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 <===== Download Link

Drag the FRST64.exe from the Downloads folder to your Desktop

Right click on FRST64.exe and choose

When the tool opens click Yes on the disclaimer window .

Press Scan button.

FRST will let you know when the scan is complete and has written the FRST.txt to file

The first time Farbar Recovery Scan Tool is run, it makes also another log Addition.txt
Please upload both logs in your reply.(FRST.txt and Addition.txt)

FRST.txt and Addition.txt will be on the Desktop

Farbar Service Scanner

Click here Farbar Service Scanner to DOWNLOAD

Place the file onto your desktop

Right click on FSS.exe select

Place a check mark next to the following options
⬜ Internet Services
⬜ Windows Firewall
⬜ System Restore
⬜ Security Center
⬜ Windows Update
⬜ Windows Defender

Press the Scan button

Farbar Service Scanner will create a log, called FSS.txt, on the Desktop. Upload the FSS.txt with your reply

Upload a File
Click on the Go Advanced button under the Message box . Scroll down to Additional Options then click on Manage Attachments in the Attach Files sections . Click the Browse button locate the file then click on the Open button . In the Upload File from your Computer section click on the Upload button . Wait until it finishes uploading then close the window . Then c... Read more

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I've had a lot of bsod's in the past but this set has come at the same time that I'm having issues with powering my usb peripherals. I'm suspecting there might be a hardware issue I wouldn't be able to diagnose alone. Bsod's start 10-20 minutes into playing games or an hour or two into internet browsing. Any point in the right direction is appreciated.

A:BSOD when playing games/opening many browser tabs

it looks like your graphics is the issue, try someone else's card.

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Hi, i hope someone could help about my problem. I'm using windows 7 32bit version and I've been having a lot of pc crashes lately and its getting a blue screen and an error related to irql_not_less_or_equal. i really dont know what it is but i manage to get a minidump file. i dont know how to read this error report but from what i read it tracks down the cause of the problem. i'm hoping to find the answer and fix it. the minidump files are attached, 3 reports all in all. i hope someone can help me. thank you very much

A:BSOD occurs while opening browsers and playing games.

anybody care to help?
i just had another crash, it happened when i opened a new tab on my browser.

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Hello guys!

I'm having some major problems with my computer. I was playing a game (stronghold kingdoms), opened a battle report to see the battle, and my computer froze.Mouse wouldn't move, ctrl+alt+delete wouldn't work.
Only solution was the reset button. When i reset the computer same thing happened when i tried opening the game. I tried it many times, always the same thing. Computer froze. First thing i thought that it had overheated (was running for about 14 hours straight, and it is an old pc) , so i left it for a few hours to cool down. After i came back, i opened a movie, and the computer froze. Not right away, after a few seconds. I tried again, the computer would always freeze, some times not at the same point, but it would freeze at some point. (most of the times when a scene changed or i forwarded the movie.)
At some point, computer would freeze most of the times at the windows loading screen.
Tried restroring the computer a few days back, nothing changed.
Installed an anti-crash program, still nothing, scanned disk for errors, nothing.
Opened the computer in safe mode, still froze at some point.
I tried restoring the computer 2 months back, but the computer froze when 1/5 of the process was left. When i rebooted the computer, it would not go past the Ai Series screen where it froze (the screen before the windows loading screen).

Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong?

Sorry for the long post

A:[SOLVED] Computer freezing when opening games or videos

Here is some info about my computer:
Cpu inteob3.0 Ghz
M/B ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe
2 Ram 512 Mb
Main hd 120 gb, secondary hd about 200 gb
Power aupply 400W/24 PIN FORTRON
SVGA GF FX6600-128MB ALBATRON (<-- i don't even know what that is)

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Hello, I bought a new pc yesterday, and it was running smoothly until an hour or so ago, I installed the drivers and everything was working fine until I tried to open a game (CoD WaW) and I could not play because of the spots ( they are all over the monitor), I tried to open an image with the windows's image viewer same problem, but images work fine in firefox, about an hour I started seeing the spots everywhere in windows after starting it ( the welcome screen does not have them) I fixed it by going to 16bit colors and a 800x600 screen resolution, I'm sure it's not the monitor because I tried on another monitor and same thing, I uninstalled the driver and re installed a new one from nvidia and nothing changed, but when I uninstall it it the spots disappear from windows until windows detects the graphic card and auto install it
Specs -
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3519 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 210, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 715301 MB, Free - 671023 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, G41M-VS3.,
Image -


A:tears - spots on my monitor when opening games or photos

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i just plugged in my new GTX 780 graphics card,
and when i open diablo 3 or starcraft 2 my computer crashes and my graphics card blows really hard.

i got 2 files that i hope will help :

Please help me

It's a brand new computer.

A:BSOD crash opening games, New graphics card

I have/had (re)installed the latest graphics drivers.

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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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This problem has occurred "somewhat"(I don't know when exactly) recently. I used to be able to play full screen games just fine but now (for some reason), everytime I launch a full screen game, it auto minimizes.

When I alt+tab back(or click the game icon on the task bar), it remaximizes the game but quickly gets minimized after a second.

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.

The only major difference(between the time full screen games worked and now) is Avast 5. I upgraded from Avast 4.8 to Avast 5, other than that, there were no other major changes with the computer I am on.

Avast 5 is on Silent/Gaming mode, and I tried disabling all the shields temporarily to see if it would fix the issue but it didn't.

Does anyone have any ideas(or need anymore info that may help)? Any help will be appreciated, thanks.
Edit: I found a solution(though still looking if there is another way to "fix" this issue) - Right click on a program shortcut(or progr... Read more

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I was under the impression Vista was supposed to automatically download game information from and display the game's information when you click on the thumbnail? My Vista hasn't done that since I installed BF2 and I haven't been able to manually add information using VGEE because I accidentally deleted the BF2 information and haven't been able to get another games information to show up since!

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

It was my understanding that only games with the "Games for Windows" tag will show up in the games folder like you are talking about. I could be wrong tho.

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I got rid of the WildTangent games console that came on my Toshiba computer, however, the games still show up. I have carefully removed registry entries related to it(making a backup of the registry) and they still remain. I have also used Revo Uninstaller Pro and removed what it found. What am I doing wrong, I know they aren't doing me any harm, but they annoy the @!#$$ out of me.

A:Solved: stupid WildTangent games and categories still show up in my games folder

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Does anyone know why when I play big games the computer is slow and the screen moves chopping? It does not do it on old games only new games.

I was going to update the drivers on my video card but I cannot do that do I get this new router set up and working I don't want a conflict

The problem still could be the malware I had from before that JSntgRvr was helping me with , I had to stop troubleshooting that problem now because I got new router .

A:Problem with big games not old games may be driver problem or not

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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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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.
From the program Blue Screen Viewer it seems to be caused by ntoskrnl.exe+7f1c0 and/or ntoskrnl.exe+7e769
I can not find any solution to fix this issue, I have updated drivers, I have ran the Microsoft memory checker, , I have changed out my memory, tried 2 other video cards, tried two different wireless network cards, now on wired connection, I even changed motherboards, got the errors on both SSD and HDD. The only things I haven't changed out is the PS and CPU, since I am using the PC to write this I am ruling out the CPU as the issue.

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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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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Three day old computer, started getting blue screen'd after I left it on overnight the first day. Now it's happened one time each day and I'm a bit worried I may have a hardware problem.

Attached is the diagnostic file, thanks for the help in advanced!

A:BSOD when opening random programs or games (Itunes, Xenoblade)

Ran Bluescreenview, and it showed the file "ntoskrnl.exe+f3be" as a possible culprit. I have no idea what file this is so any help is greatly appreciated.

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Unfortunately I forgot to record the error, but next time the BSOD occurs (which is randomly), I'll update this post.

So whenever I open a steam game, or alt tab from a full screen game, I either get the errors: "PAGE IN NONFAULT AREA" or "SYSTEM SERVICE EXEMPTION"

I recently just bought this computer, but this occurred on my old one as well. Any help would be appreciated, and apologizes if I left anything else out.

A:BSOD opening steam games and alt tabbing during full screen


Please post this report before we begin: Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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While I open Flash Games folder in my computer, processor temp are high as 65 C. It takes some time to completely build the Flash Games Icons... plz hav a look at my screenshots... thank u...

A:Processor temp high, while opening Flash Games folder.

I have 155 Flash Games in the folder...

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I have search this forum and others and decided to make an account on here as it looks a good helpfull site.

I recently got this game after years of not playing it. I have windows 7 and the old memory has come back of the game crashing which i totally forgot about. Iv tried running as admin and doing the 001 file people talk about and running as windows 95/ and 98 but still doesnt work. Any one have any ideas or tips where i may be going wrong?

Many Thanks


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..but not windowed

So this has been happening for a couple of days now and i haven't been able to fix it.

A few things i've tried;

Reinstalled GPU drivers (Nvidia GeForce 332.21 Driver)
Restored windows to a previous point (about a month ago, which i'm sure was before this problem)
Run virus scan (online, and on my computer).

I have collected some things (and attached) the WER file from the crash which i found in the event viewer, and this, which was just text in the viewer which didn't seem to have a file.

Faulting application name: explorer.exe, version: 6.1.7601.17567, time stamp: 0x4d672ee4
Faulting module name: nvd3dumx.dll, version:, time stamp: 0x52b324fd
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00000000005cb2cb
Faulting process id: 0x12c0
Faulting application start time: 0x01cf204546210b9d
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\explorer.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\nvd3dumx.dll

I've reached my limit and i'm stumped, I dont' want to get too drastic just shooting in the dark so any help would be appriciated

A:Windows Exploerer crashes when opening full-screen games..

Follow the full steps for posting up Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 7 Forums.

While you wait for analysis in the BSOD forum, work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 to go over your install thoroughly.

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My HDD died, so I opted for a fresh install of Windows 7 Professional on the new HDD. I reinstalled all my programs and drivers and such. But I've had the same problem ever since:

Sometimes, randomly, when I start my computer, these things happen all at once:Microsoft Games (solitaire, minesweeper, majong, etc.) will not open. I double-click on them, and then nothing. No error, nothing to indicate the computer is trying to open them. If I go directly to the application and try to open them there, same thing.
Video does not play correctly. In WMP, it just plays the audio and displays a small screenshot of the video (as if it were album art).

Divx player won't play anything at all. VLC player would open a separate screen called YUV SDL Output. But the latest update for VLC fixed that.
If I try to play a DVD, I get this error:Windows Media Player cannot play DVD video. You might need to adjust your Windows display settings. Open display settings in Control Panel, and then try lowering your screen resolution and color quality settings.
Changing the settings does nothing.
In Radeon Catalyst Control Center, when I'm adjusting the video settings, I will get an error stating the sample video cannot load.
If I were to play a game like Portal 2 or Fallout: New Vegas, nothing happens. I put in the disc, and nothing happens. I double-click on the disc, and nothing happens - just as with the Windows Games.
All of these happen at once, randomly, when I start my computer - sometimes e... Read more

A:Microsoft Games not opening, video not playing, other connected issues

I would run the System File Checker 1st. You may have a corrupted install of windows, which will require a reinstall, or at least a repair install.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Repair Install

A Guy

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

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I'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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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when i go to file manager on my nokia 5800 xpress music and open the games folder on my memory card, my phone crashes.

A:nokia 5800 xpress music crashes when opening games folder

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Sometimes i get bsod while running games. i don't know whats causing this, i pretty much don't know about bsods.
I just suspect the reason is there is secondary/primary graphic card on my computer, its called apu.
Device manager shows two display adapters, one of them "AMD HD 7660G" (my processor is AMD A-10 4600 APU with Radeon HD Graphics).
Other one "AMD Radeon HD 7700 series" says the device manager. (HD 7730M Chelsea Pro says the sticker on laptop)

I had this issue both before the format, and after the format. .dmp file is the first bsod after format.
I will try provide information if you ask anything else than posted.
I would appreciate any help you could give me. Thanks!
Note: User Account Control disabled on my computer. If this info helps anything.

A:BSOD playing games, or opening high graphic related programs

Daemon Tools, Alcohol 120% and Power Archiver Pro uses SCSI Pass Through Direct (SPTD), which is a well known BSOD causer. Uninstall Daemon Tools at first. Then download SPTD standalone installer from, and execute the downloaded file as guided below :
Double click to open it.
Click this button only:

If it is grayed out, as in the picture, there is no more SPTD in your system, and you just close the window.
A stop ox116 is a display/graphics related BSOD. And your display driver seems to be out of date.

Image name: atikmpag.sys
Timestamp: Fri Mar 23 07:42:25 2012 (4F6BDC09)
Update your ATI/AMD display driver to the latest WHQL.
You can get it from the link in our forum, Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7, or you may go to AMD Graphics Driver and Software and opt for Automatically Detect and Install the appropriate driver for your card.

During installation, you may opt for advanced installation, and install the display driver only, not the Catalyst Control Center.

Are you overclocking? As you are getting BSODs, you should stop overclocking and run all the hardware components like CPU, GPU and RAM to their default settings.

Check if the Power Supply Unit (PSU) supplying adequate power to the computer or not.
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator

Is the computer hot? Report us the heat of the computer after a couple of hours of your normal usage. Upload a screenshot of the summery tab of Speccy.

Stress test the Gra... Read more

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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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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 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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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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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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I want to modify the GTA IV box art that is in the Vista Games Explorer...

To put it simply, the current GTA IV box art is boring as hell and looks about as pretty as ass... I want to 'jazz' it up a bit however i have NO idea where it is stored and so far all other forums have proven useless.

Thanks in advance

A:Modify Games Explorer box art

So nobody knows where to find the box art...

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My games explorer has suddenly stopped working when i try to open it a window opens then hangs and can only be closed using task manager, iv'e no idea where to start or what could be causing this can anyone help?

A:[SOLVED] Games explorer

Lets just confirm - you mean the "game explorer" that is accessed by going to Start -> Games.

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This is what happened over the last few weeks. btw, theres nothing wrong with my hardware or anything. its been running fine..if slow..for that last 4 years.

1. I tried to download firefox 3 RC 3. when it was done installing, there were 3 firefox shortcuts on my desktop. one of them worked, the other 2 didnt. i downloaded and installed firefox 2 again, but the same problem occured. this time, when i ran firefox, it said firefox had encountered a problem.

2. after this happened, my explorer bar went bonkers and i got a message saying explorer.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. i clicked more info, and it said it had to do something with the user32.dll.

3. While i was playing a game, my computer froze after ~15 minutes. I mean my computer completely froze. no alt-tabbing, no mouse movement.

4. i tried to play another game, and my computer also froze.

5. i did system restore, my explorer bar was ok, but firefox wasnt downloaded. (this is the day firefox 3 came out) i downloaded firefox, ran it. in the middle of browsing, my explorer bar encountered yet another problem.

now im running a panda scan, but im positive my computer doesnt hav any virus/malware. *sigh*

i can provide more info if needed.

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It only crashes when I play a PC game causing all the icons next to the clock to close forcing me to reboot the programs that are their.

I scanned with spybot and adaware and CWswedder.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 2:32:17 PM, on 7/18/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Neo\Desktop\515121\AIMExpansion.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\STOPzilla!\Stopzilla.exe
C:\Program Files\PeerGuardian pr14\PeerGuardian_1.99b_pr14.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Neo\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC... Read more

A:Explorer.exe crash when playing pc games

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Hey everyone. Just have a quick question. I have searched for a solution but I can't seem to find anyone with the same problem. Whenever I open up the games explorer, it takes about 5 mins to load up. If I try to cancel it before it loads up, I get the pop up saying games explorer is not responding, the program may repond if you wait, and it gives the option to cancel process, or wait. Has anyone here encoutered this?

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My Toshiba (previously had Win8.1 on it) had that WIldTangent games cr*p preinstalled on it. I have ClassicShell, since I still like the start menu it has. On it I just noticed the "games" button. I click it. It shows a bunch of links to WildTangent , which i never installed/wanted. I can hide them, but can't actually delete them. How can I remove the WIldTangent cr*p from my PC??

A:Completely remove games from explorer..

look in Programs and Features in your control panel, uninstall

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Yeah take a look your self.. You can see the window is maximized, but for some reason theres this empty space.. I've tried rebooting btw lol..

Any help is appreciated..

A:Empty space above games explorer?

re-size the window manually to fill the screen.

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This is a video tutorial that i made on how to fix The icons in windows vista game explorer and put the missing box art in windows games explorer : HERE Created by me

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hi i just got grant for the home access computer with windows 7 professionall and is parent controled etc with netintelligence i tried everything to fix my problem with facebook games it loads up and then internet explorer has stopped working needs to close website crashes and also on some other websites it has intel celeron processor 900 intel GMA4500M GRAPHICS 1gb memory could someone help me solve this problem for my daughter she loves playing face book games i've compared settings to mine on windows 7 home premium no joy

A:internet explorer crashing on games

Have you tried using a different browser?

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I want to insert ESRB rating data into a game in the Games Explorer file (yes, it still exists) without using legacy game data. I tried to search for it, but nothing turned up. It's not really a major issue, but I want consistency when view the folder. Does anyone know how?

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heres the thing before i did a clean install vista home basic
games explorer was updateing even was updateing battlefield 2
even thro its not for vista and now its not updateing any game i install

i have dial up and i know thats not the issue and the
( Download Information about installed games ) is Checked but will not
download any info i have norton anti-virus online installed which i got
from my isp netzero hi-speed 3g dialup and im thinking i might be
the anti-virus but will sure but i also think it might some other things

i have sp1 installed not sure if that be causeing it from updateing the
games explorer i have i think that sp1 changes how / or keeps games
explorer from updateing not sure if that is true or not but sure seems
like in my case

any help would be nice and i would be more then happy to true any thing at this point



p.s... pray for my mom

A:Games Explorer ( wont update )

hello again i need some help on trying to fix this i have no clue what it could be or
what could be keeping it from updateing

what could i try to fix this



p.s... pray for my mom

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I'm a new user here as in I just registered, but I've been around the forums for a while here watching various threads and learning various things from the forum.

I'm not sure of where should I post this thread, so I just posted it in gaming since it is about gaming well, here it goes...

Anyway; I have a vista ultimate x64 machine, I built it on my own for gaming specifically. It's about a year old now.

Everything runs smooth and without any problem in my copy of vista, Except the game explorer. I really liked and I thought it's very useful, especially for me, a gamer.

Whenever I try to run a game via the game explorer, I get this error;-

although I can run the games normally from their directory or from a shortcut on the desktop.


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I can't figure out why this happens. I can't open up a table in yahoo games. It says something about turning off pop up blocker but I know that it's not on. This first happened when I went to IE8 then I switched back to IE7 and it was working for a while but now IE7 is not working. I know I can use firefox to play but firefox uses sun microsystems java, but I like java virtual machine better. I tried uninstalling, reinstalling, I've checked all kinds of settings. What happens is when I try to open up a table in a game, the table will not load and it stays on a gray screen.

Anyone have any clue why this is happening? Is IE just blocking it?

A:Internet explorer and yahoo games

I suggest sticking with IE8. Tt is also compatible with more sites than any other browser.

Have you tried managing your add-ons? Try runninig IE in No Add-ons Mode. Go to Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) - If this fixes the issue, then go to Tools -> Manage Add-ons and enable the add-ons one by one to find which one was causing the problem.

You can also try resetting Internet Explorer's settings by going to Tools > Internet Options and then the "Advanced" tab, and click "Reset..."

Does that solve your issue?

IE Outreach Team

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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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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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