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I can't play my games anymore!?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hey guys,

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

A:Cant play games anymore

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

Directx features:

directdraw: enabled
direct3d: enabled


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

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

A:My laptop wont play games anymore

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

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

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

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

Welcome to SevenForums,

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

Can you try these steps for me

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

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

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

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

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

Running processes:


C:\Program Files\Common

C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition

C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition


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

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

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

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

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

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

When I go to play CS: Source, it will get... Read more

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

A:cant play cod anymore ?!?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any ideas or suggestions ??!

thanks alot


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

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

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

GameOverlay process started
Read 1644 bytes for texture 'Graphics/resizer'
Error: texture file 'Graphics/resizer_mouseover' does not exist or is invalid
Error: texture file 'Graphics/resizer_mousedown' does not exist or is inval... Read more

A:Cant play DoD anymore

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance any help would be most appreciated.

A:Can't play DVDs anymore.

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

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Hello Anybody!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance everyone!

A:Can't Play DVDs Anymore

Do the dvds play in vlc player?

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

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

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

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

Any advice is highly appreciated!


A:MCE does not play recorded TV anymore!

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

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

A:wmp11 won't play mp3's anymore

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

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


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

A:cant play DVDs anymore

DVD players die sometimes.
Will it play CDs?

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

A:My media won't play anymore

Is Vista upgraded to Service Pack 2?

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

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I 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 have a Emachines M5309. The cd-rom refuses to play anything now. It would try to read the disk and hum really loud and fast like it was going to fly off, then stop. The only thing that happened before it was that I had tried playing some DVDs that weren't burned right. Then after that, the drive wouldn't play anything.

I've seen this happen on other laptops before. I've noticed that it tends to happen with disks that have paper labels, and wonder if the paper label adds too much weight to the disk and causes the error reading it. But in those cases, the cd-rom works again if I put in another disk. Now, it doesn't read anything.

Can someone help me with this?


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Hello all.

I don't know if this goes here or in the software section, so if it needs to be moved, go right ahead...

OK here's the problem....
Since a few days I can't play movies that are 'integrated' in sites anymore. I just see the windows mediaplayer logo but the movie never starts (I don't have any problems with quick time movies).... I have ADSL and I've waited long enough to load the entire movie, but I just can't get anything. When I go to the source code of the site and copy the link to the movie, the thing loads normally and the mediaplayer opens right after completion of the download....

Anyone know what can be causing this?

I'm running XP and if you didn't understand what I meant with 'integrated movies' then please take a look here...

Thank you!

A:Movies in sites don't play anymore

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My CD rom doesn't want to play any CD. The drawer opens and closes, The LED light blinks, But nothing happens! the Cd ROM shows up in 'My Computer' but when I click on it, error message "Device isn't ready" comes up. I have Windows 98. I've thought about removing the driver and rebooting but I have heard some horror stories about this, how safe is it?

[This message has been edited by Tovic (edited 12-10-2000).]


Very safe. But probably won't help.

Make a Win98 startup disk (Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Startup Disk) and boot with it. It will tell you the drive letter assigned to your CD.

Make sure a good data CD is in the drive and at the A prompt type E: (assuming E is the CD) and then type DIR. If you get an error message, the drive has died. You can try cleaning it of course...

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

A:720p wont play anymore

run a windows restore to a date before the changes

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

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

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

thanks in advance

A:WMP wont play DVDs anymore

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

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

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

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

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Good day everyone

I have windows 7 64bitOS

My DVD drive for some reason won't play DVD's anymore.
It does recognize and but it won't ope it.
Once i click to open DVD i get message

"This file does not have a program associated with it for preforming this action.Please install program or create an association in the Default programs control panel.

I really can't figure out what is going on. I did some Google research but no luck.

Anyone knows what it could be?

Thank you

A:My DVD drive for some reason won't play DVD's anymore

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

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


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

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I checked the gateway manuals and there's no information on this.

A:My netbook won't play audio anymore?

Can I have the model of your netbook?

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

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

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

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My PC is half year old. This problem started about half year ago. If PC idle the GPU diode temperature is 85-90 and CPU is 40-50. But if i start some game, Ex: Street fighter 4 or something newer the temperature starts to go higher. GPU goes 100-110 and CPU to 90+ and then PC shuts down. What should I do to solve this problem. Check mby CPU thermoplasma or buy some new coolers? I have cleaned it recently.
OK TY. Sry Im not english.

A:temperaturee are high and cant play anymore.

So this has been happening ever since you got it? Is it a pre-built system or one you built yourself? Both the video card and CPU temps are too high and you can actually damage, if you haven't already damaged the hardware by letting the problem persist for so long.

Have you checked to make sure the fan on the video card is working and the heatsink isn't loose? It'd would also appear that the CPU heatsink isn't installed correctly or the fan isn't working. What case do you have and what kind of cooling fans do you have?

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I use my computer as my DVD player and recently I had just finished watching a movie and put another one in and now it will not run smoothly, both video and audio. It isn't the DVD because I have tried several of the ones I have and now none of them run smoothly. It is not the program because I have tried using 2 different programs to play them with no luck (windows media and hp dvd player). I got my computer for Christmas so it is very new and has lots of space on it still. It will play audio CD's with no problem! Help me please. Is it possible the reader is dirty or has been displaced a tad? If so how can i fix that? I use my computer a lot to watch DVD's so I'm hurting here! It has been suggested by me from friends that maybe it is a trojan or virus or maybe I would have to reinstall the driver but I do not know how to do that.

A:Solved: Why won't my computer play DVD's anymore?

ok, problem gone, i restored my computer back to a day when i had no problems and now its gone! woo! If someone could explain any possible reasons as to why this happened and why what i did helped, that would be greatly appreciated though

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

A:Can't play videos in You Tube anymore

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

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So I'm wondering if anybody else who's installed the anniversary update is able to still play Battlefield 4, and if so did you have to do anything to make it work?
When I try to join a game, it will keep me in the queue if necessary, then switch to "Joining server" and then at some point after that I get a "Battlefield.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution" error. It seems to be right when it joins the server that the crash happens.
I've rebooted my machine and checked for more updates. I've also checked for updates on Battlefield 4 and Repaired the game. I was hopeful the repair would do the trick, but I still get the same error.

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I used to be able to play DVD movies on my computer, but without any explanation it stopped working after a while (when the computer was a few months old). The computer recognizes DVD discs when they are inserted into the drive and it can usually ?sort of? play them. Unfortunately there are several problems related to the playing:

1. The pace of both the picture and sound is inaccurate and jerky.
2. Sound and picture are often out of sync.
3. Jerkiness occur repeatedly, but sometimes the movie won?t continue to play at all. The drive tries to spin up, pauses, tries to spin up again ? this goes on and on for several minutes and can?t be stopped (the drive won?t eject). When it finally stops and the drive ejects the disc will be burning hot.
4. You never know if/when (and why ) the movie will stop working in the middle.

Sometimes the problems are really bad, sometimes not so. At its worst the computer won?t play a disc at all. A disc that won?t play at all one day may at least be somewhat watchable the next.

The drive is a combo CD-RW/DVD drive, and I can play CDs and burn CD-RWs without any trouble. The problem doesn't have anything to do with which media player I use, I have tried Windows Media Player, VLC, BSPlayer, PowerDVD, the list goes on... none of them work. It's not the discs that are damaged either, I have tried loads.

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A:My computer can't play DVDs properly anymore

Whenever I have the symptoms you describe it's beacause my DVD-reader can't rad the disc (because the disc is damaged). However, in your case, it might be something with the DVD-reader itself. I'm not sure my tips are really accurate, so I just say what I'd do in your possition (which might be totally unnessecary but in my cases, it has always helped with whatever I've done).

Softare first, I'd try reinstalling eventualy drivers, updating them if I could. I'd try 3rd party drivers if I could, or check if some program is interfering with the reader itself.

Then I'd go to hardware if that didn't sort the problem. I'd try switching it to another IDE cable, (assuming it's 2nd master and HDD is 1st master), I'd try putting it as 1st slave, and try switching the HDD and DVD-reader IDE-cables.

Mostly i've just been lucky fixing problems I couldn't explain just by poking around and testing the problem with different random stuff. I really don't recommend it, because when I do, I'm aware I might get things worse and I'm ready to end up buying a new computer. I hope someone else will have better suggestions. I just thought I'd write this since I have a computer problem myself and I desperately need a break (been on it for 12 hours and I still haven't had anything to eat today).

Let me know how it turns out.

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I am a transcriptionist and I have been using StartStop Universal transcription software for about three years now. About three weeks ago, it all of a sudden decided to stop playing MP3 files, which is a critical issue for me.

Tech guy at the place I bought the software spent a lot of time trying to figure out the problem, but to no avail.

I had been having memory problems right before this happened, and he and i had deleted several things to try to regain some memory. Is it possible I could have deleted something necessary to play these files?

I'm running on Windows 98 SE and am using Windows Media Player. I have found that an older version of Start Stop, Pedal Power for Real Player, plays these files just fine. I'm thinking, therefore, it might be a problem between Windows Media Player and the SS Universal.

The MP3 files simply will not open at all when I try to open them with any version of Universal; they don't even show up in the queue. They will, however, open if I open them through Windows Media Player.

I was using .wav to mp3 conversion software, but it grossly affected audio quality, so this is not an option, unless someone knows of a way to amend this. I was using GoldWave.

Thanks for any suggestions you may have.


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

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

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pleasseeee whoever are you, i'm so stresseed out about my komputer virus!!! is always changed file from my game online if the game is launch...!! zzzzz how am i suppose to do....... i'm so depressed!! virus name i think is trojan horse REYCLER bla bla-bla-bla.... and many file named copy of shortcut 1 - 4..... many game like RF ( Rising Force Online ), Seal Online, and many more is error...

A:I can't play game online anymore because of virus!!!

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I think the whole thing started when I downloaded Windows Explorer 7 ! I had W.E. 6 everything worked fine . So far I fixed the fax so it will fax & my HP 1315 all in on printer & HP DIrector but I can't figure out how to make my Windows MidIa Player to play DVD's it plays Audio CD fine just DVD's & the problem is in both drives one plays & the other plays & burns. Here is the kicker The DVD's play when I use use my Nero player . It just won't play in WMP . I think the problem has to do with me downloading Windows Explorer 7 . I know I should have keep W.E.6 on my Family XP operating system, but the sign kept coming up to download the latest explorer ; I got tired of seeing the sign & downloaded it ! BIG MISTAKE!! OR IT MAYBE I NEED UPDATED CODEC ??? WHERE DO I DOWNLOAD THEM FOR MY XP OP FOR FREE ??? PLEASE HELP ME I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO !

A:Windows Media Player Won't Play DVD's ANYMORE !

If your DVD won't play any DVD's this means your missing the proper codec. You can try downloading Klite Mega Codec here....

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I joined Bingo Cafe and Bingo Cabin and Jet Bingo over a year ago and have been happily playing up until a couple of week ago.
It first started on my desk top computer, I would click on the logo on my desk top and it would come up and I would click up log in and it would start to connect to the server but it gets to 15% and I get the message It Is Not Possible To Make A Connection To The Server.
So I stopped using the desk top and started using my lap top, and that was fine up until 2 weeks ago now it's doing the same thing on my lap top.
I have emailed Bingo Cafe and they sent me a link to re download the software direct from their site, it made no difference, I have rang my ISP and asked if maybe they were blocking the site but they said no they couldn't do that even if they wanted to. So I have emailed Bingo Cafe again asking them to help, but I thought someone on this forum might have some ideas, I even changed my browser but it made no difference.

A:Can't play my bingo and slots anymore will not download

Not sure about the specific problem, but your ISP is talking rubbish when they say they can't block a site, they can quite easily if they want to. However, I wouldn't expect that to be the problem.

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I'm using win98se


A:my windows media player won't play cd's anymore

usually when cd players stop reading disc's its usually because the players are dirty or sometimes it could be something a little bit more and the connection side, start with running a cd cleaner on it and see if that helps, how long have you had the machine and when did you notice this happening.

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Lets say in am in youtube and want to watch a video, i always get the annoying message " you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Macromedia's Flash Player. Get the latest flash player. In my settings Active Scripting is turned on and I have the latest version of Flash Player (9.0) . can someone please advise me on correcting this problem?

It seems that this is happening on other sites where i am trying to pull videos such as

i recently cleaned up my pc, defragmented hard drives and got rid of the garbage in my registry (safely). i dont know if this could be related. I also removed IE 7.0 but this is repeated in 6.0

Thanks in advance!

A:Internet Explorer 6.0 or 7.0 will not play videos anymore

I know what you mean. I can only play those when I use +

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

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

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

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

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Hello there.

The title says it all.
I used to open music files on double click with the Music App installed in Windows. I liked that.
But now it doesn't do that anymore, it just shows me empty crap when I'm offline and doesn't play automatically anymore. Why? They changed something after an update or what?

Does anyone has an idea about this? Thanks anyway.
Maybe I'm missing something...


A:Music App doesn't play anymore on double click

Still nothing....

I just don't trust those apps who change in behavior.
The Music App must have indexed all the contents in the music folder because the first time I've used it (when double click - play worked), there was no folder or file in list.

That must be the explanation but still: play on double click should be kept for user choice and I don't like that it's removed.

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

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

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

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

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

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Somewhere in the course of trying to rid my computer of parasites I must have done something wrong...I can no longer play video clips online. It just sits there. ?????

A:Video clips online won't play anymore...what did I delete?

Don't know what you deleted but you could try to reload your media player.

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Toshiba Satellite M45-S355; 1.86Ghz Intel Processor; 1 GB RAM; 100 GB HDD; XP Home SP2

I got infected and used the Toshiba recovery disk a couple of weeks ago and still had infections. Some wonderful folks here on this site got me all fixed up and I'm now infection free. All the video was working until a few days ago, but now CWTV, ABC, FOX, and FOXNEWS videos won't work all of a sudden.

CBS and NBC videos work fine, as well as USA (thank goodness, I couldn't live without MONK!).

I've tried everything I know to try - put them in trusted sites in IE7 and in Zone Alarm and still can't play them.

Anyone have any advice?


A:Video Won't Play Anymore On Some Major Network Sites

Read what I posted in your other thread. I think they're all related

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I have a Core 2 Quad Q9650 processor running at stock 3.0 GHZ, 4GB RAM, a GTX295 and Vista Home Premium SP1, all drivers updated and my problem is that when I try to play ANY video in Windows Media Center (even the ones that Vista ships with), I get a black screen, but can hear the audio.

All other video players (Windows Media player, Real player, itunes etc.) on my PC play videos without a problem, so I doubt it is a general codec issue.

I remember being able to watch the introductory video (the one with the family in front of a tv where things like contrast and brightness are explained) about half a month ago when I first configured Windows Media Center.

Can you please help?


A:Windows Media Center cannot play videos anymore!

can nobody help?

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I'm a newbie here, and wasn't able to find the answer to my question in previous, please take it easy on me if it's a problem that's already been covered.

I have a Dell laptop with a DVD drive. I've been able to watch movies for months with no problems, all of a sudden yesterday I put in a legit movie that I purchased, and WMP 10 gives me an error message that it can't play the DVD because of digital copy protection. I tried other movies, and tried playing the movies in Media Center and got the same message, so I installed WMP 11 thinking it would help.

Needless to say, it hasn't, and I can't watch movies now. I've gone through all the Troubleshooting on, which basically entailed restarting the media player, and the computer itself - to no avail.

I'm in the process of downloading another media player that some people on this site have recommended (VLC), so I'm hoping that will be a temporary fix...but I'd really like to get WMP back up and running.

Please help.


A:Windows Media Player won't play DVDs anymore

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I d/l some songs that were playing just fine on WMP for a while until I tried to install Yahoo Music Engine. YME didn't completely install because it encountered some sort of problem. Now when I try to play them on WMP, it says it needs a security update, but then encounters error code 800C2F78. The Microsoft Web site only says it's investigating the problem, it's not on it's list of common error codes. We're talking about a lot of songs that I paid a buck apiece for. The songs that I ripped from CDs play just fine, it's only the ones I d/l.
HP Pavilion a430n
Windows XP w/SP2
2.2 gig AMD Athlon XP processor
164 gig HD
512 Meg installed memory

A:Windows Media Player won't play d/l songs anymore

If it's from Yahoo! then it may be a licensing issue. Have you tried another media player?

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Guys you won't believe it.

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

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

Thanks for everyones help!

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

A:Can't run older games anymore

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

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

I bought a computer a while ago and because it has a GeForce 7800 GS video card it sadly has the infinite loop problem. I managed to fix the Blue Screen of Death errors this problem causes when I downloaded the latest drivers for my card. I haven't had the crash problem since, but still have video rendering problems when I play some games like Battlefield 2 for instance what happens is the environment goes all screwy, I see a checkerboard type map on the ground or the image of the gun I am holding has odd triangle shapes coming off it or when I get into a vehicle the view is all triangles and flashing object or the other characters in the game look all sparkly and seem to be made up of odd triangle shapes. The only way to fix this is to reboot the system closing the game and starting it again doesn't work. Anywho the main reason I am here is because since I updated the video drivers ( I don't know what they were before or if this is the real reason for the problem) or because of something else other than the driver update, I can't say for sure as I didn't notice the problem right away because I didn't start the affected games for quite some time after the fact. I can still play COD4 but COD5, COD6, and Black Ops all fail to work and close down before they start COD6 actually stutters at the menu screen and I have to shut the system down by pulling the plug.... Read more

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

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

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

Thanks guys at Tech Support Guy Forums,

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

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

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

Thanks for any help!

A:games don' t work anymore

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

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

A:Games won't start anymore!!!

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

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

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:XP games not starting up anymore

Make sure your video drivers are up to date.

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

A:Games not working anymore

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i have tons of BSoD (to be exact, i have 66 of them)'

i just can't fix it.... it crashes when i play a game (ex: cod4 codmw2 codwaw cod2 cod1 css etc.) can someone help me? please?
BTW: here is the BSoD's

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUALs (23 of them)
PFN_LIST_CORRUPT (3 of them)
and some other's...

A:Can't play games i just play BSoD (lol)

Ok, first it could be an issue with your graphics card drivers. I suppose you have that 9600gt in your signature, so I'd recommend you do this:

1. Download Driver Cleaner PRO:
2. Download these Nvidia drivers for your card (not the most recent, but the most compatible and reliable I found, they are good for solving issues):
3. Go to Control Panel>>Add/Remove programs (if you have some other unninstalling software, for example Advanced Uninnstaller PRO or CCleaner, DON'T use them for uninstalling a driver. For the most times it doesn't even appear in the list), and remove both Nvidia drivers and Nvidia PhysX (if available).
4. Boot into safe mode, run DCP, select Nvidia and wait a bit. If for a long time (ex. 20 minutes) the system does nothing, just reboot into normal mode.
5. Install the drivers you downloaded.

Now try running a lot of games and let me know if the blue screens are less frequent, or some of them are gone and some remain. Then again it could be the PSU, so if this doesn't work I'd question the quality, what brand is it? :)

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

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

With nero i get "error reading file".

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


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

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

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Hi, I'm running Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, just to let you know, since you guys want that info.

So, to start from the beginning, before the problem, I was able to play matroska (.MKV) files on my computer using Media Player Classic just fine, and I was able to switch tracks between english and japanese with subtitles just fine. Then, today, I wanted to be able to convert a matroska file into a .wmv file so I could import it into Windows Movie Maker. So I downloaded several programs to try to do that. Unfortunately, many of them were trial versions that would not let me convert the whole thing or said they'd put a watermark on it, and so I looked for other programs that wouldn't do that. The programs I downloaded were the Combined Community Codec Pack, which this page ( said I should use before I found out that the RiverPast Video Cleaner didn't have a free version, and the OJOsoft Total Video Converter, which I found out would leave a watermark and would only convert 20%. I also downloaded the iWisoft Free Video Converter, but that was after the problem showed up.

I tried to remove one of the programs, the OJOsoft Total Video Converter, through Add or Remove Programs, and when I did, a message came up saying that because I was uninstalling this program, there were some common files that it said were not being used by any program anymore, such as one it said, Haali, which I... Read more

A:can't play matroska files with media player classic anymore

VLC Player will plat .mkv files:

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

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

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

Thanks in advance...


A:Windows Media Player 11 wont play ANY movies anymore

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

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

Are you using x64 vista?

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Product name: HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15 PC Product number: C6N92UA#ABA Windows 8.1 64-bit  Oddly few days ago while listening to music, I went to press the pause/play button which is key f7 and it didn't work when it did before. All the other keys work on the keyboard except for the ones that control music i.e. multimedia keys. I did a hard reset, made sure I have the updated BIOS and still nothing. Laptop is out of warranty for a month, hoping this can be easily fixed by updating a file.  Has anyone else had this issue? No liquid was spilled on the laptop, happened once and HP had to fix it last year, Windows is also up to date as well. Please help!

A:Multimedia keys not working anymore (ex: play, pause, skip f...

Hi, Download and reinstall HP Quick Launch software from the link below. When the re-installation has completed, restart the notebook before checking if the multimedia keys function correctly. Regards, DP-K

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Media Center's control bars (app bar at top and play/control bar at bottom) do not fade away during play of recorded TV or DVD movies. They used to disappear once the show started playing unless I moved the mouse. I've been through the settings available and cannot figure out why this is happening. I cannot remember when it first started, but no more than a month and probably less. I have not made any changes to MC settings. There have not been any new updates specific to MC since 1/12/2012. Is it possible that a .NET Framework update on 2/14/2010 (KB2633880) could have some effect? There were also some Security updates. I've searched MS Knowledge base, but couldn't find anything.

I specifically record some art painting shows where the upper control bar staying on instead of fading away is obstructive - my LCD died 2 months ago and I'm having to watch on my back-up CRT which has really cramped my viewing anyway . Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+, x86 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 949435 MB, Free - 352859 MB; E: Total - 4423 MB, Free - 1640 MB; F: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 161545 MB; J: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 309209 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M3A78-T
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A:Media center control bars do not disappear anymore during play

...bump. same problem, but only on one of my machines.

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My Auto Run/Auto Play stopped working in Vista Home Premium 32 bit OS, I 've ticked the box Use Autoplay for all media devices in Control Panel / Hardware and Sound/ Autoplay. Also tried other options like I'd used before when it used to work.
Tried Reset all defaults.Nothing seems to fix it.
Sounds like a Registry issue??? But don't know!
Any ideas how to repair/fix this problem please.

A:Auto play / run doesn't work anymore when USB Device is plugged in.

What anti-virus software do you use. If there is a virus on a USB my anti-virus (nod32) won't let auto run start. Try another device before you go into the registry.

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

A:None of my online games work anymore

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

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i use to get all my poker sites, full tilt, pokerstars etc. now when i try to get them i get the cannot cnnect to server message. i try disabling my firewall (windows firewall) nothing, i try to uninstall my games nothing. PLEASE HELP...

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

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

Any help is greatly appreciated....

By the way my computer has windows 98SE.

Thank you in advance!

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

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

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

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

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

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

My specs:

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


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

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I have a gateway with a tsstcorp dvd =_ rw mlti format double layer drive and very suddenly I can no longer watch movies. Games play, cds play, audio fine. But I put in a movie and it's like there's no disc here. We've watched movies on it for over a year, so I checked multiple movies that once worked. I've followed the troubleshooting, tried to update driver. The wizard could find no better driver than what is already being used. I DO NOT get an error message. I just don't get anything to show up either under My Computer or in Media Center or Media player. Oh, and if it helps we have Windows XP Media Center Edition. This stumps me. I read somewhere "Security Update for Windows Media Player 6.4 (KB925398)" was a problem but I even went to add/remove programs and couldn't find that paticular update, so I couldn't uninstall that.
Thanks for any help.

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

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

Any advice is very appreciated.


A:most of my games dont work anymore

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

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My Firefox won't play videos or flash content anymore. And looking at the troubleshooting/fault repair info in Firefox it says under Graphics that "Direct2D activated" and "WebGL Renderer" were blocked because of the graphics driver version.

I have downloaded a new version from the Toshiba website but a driver update doesn't find the new version.
I had briefly fixed the problem by installing the new driver from the file but it isn't recognised in the device manager.

An automatic update through Windows just tells me that the driver is up-to-date.
I have the Satellite T130-10G.

Would be great if anyone could help.


A:Satellite T130-10G: Firefox won't play videos or flash content anymore

Hmmmm..... as you know Toshiba doesn?t support third part software so I think your issue has nothing to do with Toshiba directly.

Can you see the same content using other browsers?

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Mothers computer, all she does is play solitaire and bridge games on it.
as of this morning none of the standard windows 7 games or even games explorer will open.
I have un enabled and the re enabled the games through features control. no help
System file checker and scandsk no help
system restore says error XXX8000ffff (not exact error) and doesn't restore anything
Games wont open from the exe in program files either.
Win 7 ultimate x64

Any Ideas?

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

A:vista wont install some games anymore..

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

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

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

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

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

Welcome to the forum!

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

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

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

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

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

Welcome to TSF.

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

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

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

Viewpoint Media Player

Delete the folder:

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

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


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

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


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

At this point please type the following file path (make sure to enter it exactly as below!):C:\WINDOWS\... Read more

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System Information
Time of this report: 10/19/2011, 09:17:43
Machine name: SHYAMKUM-3484A0
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: INTELR
System Model: AWRDACPI
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
Memory: 1016MB RAM
Page File: 407MB used, 2038MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: The system is using the generic video driver. Please install video driver provided by the hardware manufacturer. Direct3D functionality not available. You should verify that the driver is a final version from the hardware manufacturer.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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A:I can't play any PC games

It appears you haven't installed the driver for graphics card. Only the generic Windows driver seems to be installed.

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I want to know how i can play my games without having to put the cd's in. I have 3 different game cd's here on my desk and theyre getting pretty beat up..... they are cheapo games , but i dont want to have to buy them again! I know it has to be possible because my brother made it so i dont have to use the cd with Diablo 2 LOD. Can anyone help?

A:Play Games without CD?

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Hey all, I can't seem to play games on my windows.
I'm using a macbook pro, using boot camp, i've installed the drivers that came with bootcamp and checked and updated them in windows 8. I have tried booting pre updating and post updating and it didn't work either time.

The problem seems to be that whenever I boot up a game, it will get to just before it starts and then crashes. However this is not true with all games. So far I have played:

Pinball FX 2

(Not working)
Gta IV (Gets to social club login (not in game), then after pressing play offline or play, the screen disappears and nothing happens)
Mass effect (Crashes at a configuration screen you need to use before playing for your first time)
Civilization IV (Claimed it couldn't find steam)

Thanks anyone for helping.

A:Can't play games

Found the problem whilst playing around with Civ V.

I'm running a mac and it seems the direct x 10 and 11 doesn't want to work with it at the moment. Uninstalling and telling everything to go to direct x 9 makes it all work fine. You'll need to reinstall all games if using steam.

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i have problem in my computer

when i start any games after five minutes it will go to memory i mean the game minimize i restore but five minutes it will minimize and i cannot pay games and i disturb with this problem

in windows the windows will got inactive status and will get in active status after some seconds but some it will not get active status

any solution for this problem?

A:cannot play games

are these online games or games on a CD ?? how long has this been happening and did it happen after you made a hardware or software change? give us the make and model of your pc and tell us what kind of processor, how much ram and what size harddrive do you have..? have you ever opened the case if,,its a desktop to clean out the lint built up on the processor heat sink and fan?? how often do you do maintenance on the harddrive like defrag and check for errors, and clean out temp. files and cached internet sites???

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Mod Edit:  Split from - Hamluis. I've been playing games on for a long time but as of a month ago it won't let me play games that have any real people to compete against. (texas hold-em, dominoes, slot machines..etc.)

A:Cannot Play Games

Please update Java

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OK i have an internet connection to my PC. i have shared it with my laptop and now i can go on the internet ect. However i want to play LAN games with my friend but it wont show up on the list. How do i configure it so i can play LAN games with my friend?

A:Can't play LAN games.

likely your firewall is blocking the ports required.

assuming you're hosting the game on your system, you need to find which
ports are being used; then ALLOW in/out on those ports.

your game doc should have that info for you.

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Whenever I try and play a game especially a sim game it goes through all the motions but when it comes time to play it exits game and goes back to desktop. I have installed vodoo 3000 but I still can't play games. Can you help?

A:Games won't play

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How can I play 2 games at once?

Hey, I would like to play Soldier of fortune 2 with my little brother. We dont have anything much in common and PC games are the only thing we realy do together. My problem is that we want to play on the same pc 2 gether (one on the keyboard one on gamepad) but i dont know how we can do this. my problem is windows wont let me 'Control' more than one window at a time. here is a SS.

Notice that the screen on the right can get controlled as it is that 1 selected ( top bar is highlighted in blue) How can i get this so that we can 'control' both windows at the same time? thanks for your time

A:How can I play 2 games at once?

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Hello, Im having a big problem with this Vista computer im using that it won't even play 85% of 3D Games I own (85% Includes CD Disk's.) that its get to a problem to where my Computer will crash if I launch a 3D Game.

How this happen? No Idea, but it started when I got a new Computer Desk that lets you put the computer(Not Monitor.) into a Door closing Cabinet below you with backside open for cords and is against a wall that lets some air in from small edges that do not meet the wall. Another problem is that my Cd-Rom Driver won't respond to any CD's I put in and putting in sucky games means that it will take awhile before it finnaly reads the disk. Other then that, it will just Crash my computer when I try to launch any game that is 3D Related of any kind. (It will not bother Installed games but will cause Horrific lag to almost any 3D Game.) Im not telling that my Computer is sucky because this never happen before I got the new Computer Desk. My old one is a plain ole desk that sets the Computer next to Monitor with plenty of air for temperature control. (No Cabinet Closing things for it.) Before that, I could run Age of Empires 3 Smoothly, GTA SA etc... But right now it will simply crash my Computer or just Lag the heck out of it. Any Suggestions?

A:Can't play 3D Games.

What are your computers specs?

Type Dxdiag in the start menu and save it as a log file and uplaod it here as an attachment

What are you CPU temps using Coretemp

Your graphics card temp using GPU-Z

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