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Games intermittently freezing during play, all games affected

Q: Games intermittently freezing during play, all games affected

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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My PC started crashing daily and usually when trying to use some programs (Skype, Kies, etc.) or games (DotA2, CoH2). I have before used them without a problem. I tried to solve this with windows error reporting service but it didn't work.

Thanks in advance!

A:BSOD or freezing when trying to play games

Unfortunately, your installation is clearly counterfeit, please format and install with a genuine key.

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So, I'm having this problem where my notebook (a Samsung NP700Z4A-SD1) just freezes whenever I try to launch my games, and the only way to remove it from this is holding down the Power button. Sound goes like a scratched CD and mouse just stops responding. In fact the whole computer stops responding. Happened with League of Legends and The Sims 4. I was able to play LoL for few days with it freezing during a match, but now it won't get past the launcher.

I tried everything I could find on the internet. So much that, this weekend, I thought that the only thing that could make it work was formatting it. So I did it: went from the free version Microsoft made available of Windows 10 back to my original OS, the Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits via the recovery CD that came with my notebook. Reinstalled all drivers from the manufacturer, updated Windows, installed things like Mozilla, Skype, Office Student package and Karpersky and then tried downloading League of Legends. It was not better then before. It just froze before the download from the launcher even started.

And I have the slight impression that it is not the games solely that are causing these freezes. I left it downloading some updates overnight and when I woke up, it was frozen.

I really don't know what can I do now. Please help me.

EDIT: So I just followed the step 1 on this guide Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
And was able to get past the launcher on League of Legends, b... Read more

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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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Hey everyone,

Just been trying to replay an old favourite of mine, Prince of Persia Sands of Time, on my intel dual core laptop running windows 7 I now have. It keeps deciding in game to play in slow motion which after a bit of research seems to be due to my dual core processor. I've tried setting the affinity on task manager, which works to a certain extent... but doesn't fix the problem entirely. I know there is an AMD Dual Core optimiser, but I decided not to install that on my intel machine (right move?). I also know that there is MS XP patch However, this decides that I cannot install it. The error message says 'Not enough storage is available to process this command. Installation did not complete.'

I've also found process.exe... though I don't like the idea of doing that to my processor.

Any ideas?

Thanks for any help!

A:Games affected by Dual Core Processors

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Tonight before new years World of Warcraft had realms crashing and crashing. As of 2:30am EST is still down, but you can play WoW. Other games also targeted and game providers are fighting off the DDoS by DNS redirects etc.Just a heads up for anyone experiencing this unfortunate gaming night. Happy New Years otherwise![recovering disk space, attachment deleted by admin]

A:Various Online Games Affected by DDoS attack hackers ='(

Update on this, more info:

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So I'm running on a previously pretty faultless laptop, I don't know my specs but I do know it's an HP Envy, but the real point here is that previously I had no issues with running any games that I wanted to, within reason. My specs check out. Recently however, very nearly any game I play, from open-world RPGs like Mass Effect or Skyrim, to 2D platformers like Starbound, experience intermittent, but game ruining FPS drops every 15 seconds or so. If I boot up a game, it'll cope fine for about 2 minutes, 4 if it's been a while since I last booted it, then it will start relentlessly dropping the FPS every 10-15 seconds to as low as it likes. It's been doing this with games I previously, and specifically had no issue with, I should say.
And that's the main concern (or hope, I'm not sure which), my laptop NEVER did this before about a month ago. I was aware of a laptop's limitations, but I was surprised, it could handle itself pretty damn well. But now it struggles with anything made after 2002. I've tried running virus checks, deleting any possible bad files, checked my CPU in task manager, seems okay, but beyond that I've felt pretty hopeless. I feel like something is just malfunctioning, and the data-management is getting congested somehow by background software (wow look at me go, miracle a technical mind like mine hasn't fixed it already, huh).
I spent like £800 not a year ago on a beautiful machine that I know still wants to give, guys, but I'm in agony here, I d... Read more

A:Almost all games lagging intermittently on laptop

Look for any new software running in the background. It could be something as simple as that you've enabled Aero

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I have recently assembled my computer. During normal non-gaming use, I have yet to have any type of issue or problem. However I have had numerous stability issues while gaming and have yet to determine a cause, so I'm hoping to get some assistance.

While gaming, I have had occasional Blue Screens of Death and frequent crashes to desktop. Unfortunately, I haven't noticed any pattern on what typically causes these issues to happen, and so it has been difficult for me to diagnose it. I may play for an entire day without issue, but more frequently I would have several instances in a day. This seems to affect all games that I play & have tested (most of which are on Steam: Civ 5, Skyrim, Empire and Shogun 2 Total War). Oddly enough I haven't had an issue with Diablo III, which led me to believe for a time that it was a Steam issue; however, I've recently purchased Starcraft II and have had CTD's with it too.

Over many weeks of trying to figure this out myself, I had attempted to uninstall/reinstall the games affected, the graphics drivers (which I thought were the issue initially given that it was limited to gaming issues only), and drivers for all parts of the computer. At a certain point, I decided to reinstall Windows and the newest drivers (with no other software), but to no avail as the issue persisted, leading me to believe I've got a hardware gremlin.

I've also tried letting MemTest86+ have at it for a few hours (no errors) and replacing the graphics card for a few d... Read more

A:Random problems only while gaming (BSOD, CTD); multiple games affected

Your crash dumps are not showing any finite probable cause. In such a situation, it is better to enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers.

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

Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight, per RAM module per slot.

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

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For the past 6 months my computer has been crashing BSOD/sound looping etc randomly. Mostly its when im gaming but occasionally happens when web browsing. I'll list the pc specs below;

Cpu: I7 980x OC to 4.0ghz
Motherboard: Gigabyte x58 ud5
Ram: Corsair Dominator CMP12GX3M3A1600C9 12GB
GPU: 2x GTX 580 3gb OC 900/1800/1900 1.125v
PSU :Corsair AX1200i

I've attached the mini dump for you.


A:BSOD Intermittently when playing games or Web browsing

Ok lets do this right this time.

kd> lmvm nvlddmkm
start end module name
fffff880`06031000 fffff880`06acf000 nvlddmkm T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
Timestamp: Sat Dec 29 01:47:52 2012 (50DE9218)
CheckSum: 00A7F96C
ImageSize: 00A9E000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
The video card driver you are using is one that happens to be problematic, my best advicewould be to uninstall the driver and install an older version of it, preferably something that came out before November 2012

to ensure that the drivers are completely gone after uninstall please see this tutorial:

Drivers - Clean Left over Files after Uninstalling

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Hello guys,

Can someone please help me with regards to my media players. I use my computer to play dvds and other media files using PowerDVD and windows media player. However after awhile, its starts pausing, actually the scene continues but like I said its intermittently pausing. I only get as much as 40 minutes of viewing before this happens. But when I stop then play it again, it goes for a good 40 minutes again and starts pausing. It also happens when I'm playing games, after 40 minutes or so, they start to pause and I have to save and restart the game again. Please help me on this. I have no idea where to start and what to do. MAny thanks in advance.

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

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

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

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When Im Playing a game, my computer shuts it off in the middle of gameplay, any explanation?
(I tried re-installing, and it didnt work)

Also, Im trying to install a few programs onto my computer, and during intallation, my com puter freezes, any explanations?

Thank You To anyone Who Replies!!!

A:Games Freezing/Crashing And Problems nsalling Software (freezing)

Welcome to TSG!
You problem could be resource related. Please give us a little more information about your system. The OS your using, the computer itself, Ram, processor and so on.

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Hello , i'm new to this forum
You guys are doing very good work and for free!

I would like to help me to solve my problem , i'm trying a lot to fix it but i don't know a lot about computing (sorry if my english are bad )
So , my problem is that i can't play games in my pc ( any game )
When i start a game ( like counter strike source or microsoft flight or anything else ) , i play for 5-10 min and then the game stops and shows me that message : This "name of game" application has stopped working .
You think that my windows 7 are not official could be a problem?

My pc's specifications :
CPU : 2.66 GHz
RAM : 2 gb
Graphic Card : Geforce GT8600
Windows 7 32 bit

Thanks in advance !

A:Can't play games

moving to Gaming Forum for better results.

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Ive tried many games such as Counter Strike, Starcraft, Halo, LOTR, and Diablo 2 and i cant play any lans games. Please tell me what i can do to fix this.
I am connected to a lan by the way and the games are the same version as every1 else.

A:Please Help!! Cant play any lan games

If you have a fiewall installed it could be causing you problems by blocking certain ports that are needed by certain games. I would give that a try first, turn off your firewall. Then post back if you are still having problems.

:wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:

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Does PS3 play PS2 games someone told me it Can't?

A:Does PS3 play PS2 Games?

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So I've had this computer for a very long time now, and I've been playing games on it ever since I had purchased it. Now, every time I go to start a game, it crashes (WoW, Wc3, SC, ect). I receive the nv4_disp infinite loop error, and sometimes even the Blue Screen of Death. I'm not sure on what to do and tried many things to help. But nothing seems to work. I know this isn't a gaming computer, but it has been fine with games all the way up until now.

System Specs:
Field Value
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name JAMES-B251E1CF4 (compaq)
User Name Josh

CPU Type Intel Celeron, 2700 MHz (27 x 100)
Motherboard Name MSI Gamila/Giovani/Neon Series
Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale-G i845GEV
System Memory 759 MB (DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award (10/31/03)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller (64 MB)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 (128 MB)
3D Accelerator Intel Extreme Graphics
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
Monitor Compaq 7550 [17" CRT] (CNNHN0W285)

Audio Adapter Intel 82801DB ICH4 - AC'97 Audio Controller [B-0]

IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801DB Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 24CB
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive WDC WD800JB-00JJC0 (74 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive SAMSUNG CD-R/RW ... Read more

A:Can't Play Games

Does your computer crash only when playing games? Did you check your graphics card drivers and if hardware is ok? How long does it happen? Like recently?

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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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Hi ... I am totally new when it comes to computer but i would like to learn how do you play games on the computer .... What should i have on my computer and what do i need to play games ... Also is there a how to for playing games for dummies ????Or better yet where is the best place on the web to learn ... Pls try to keep it simple as well ...

A:How do you play games ???

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We purchased many CD based games for our first child (Spy Fox, Putt-Putt, Pajama Sam, etc).
These games have great re-play value, and now our third child wants to play them on her Win10 Dell 2-in-1.
However, they all say they are 16-bit games and can't be played.
Is there any way to play these older games on a newer computer?

A:How to play OLD games..?

I tried DosBox, but they did not work.
Looks like most of them have been recompiled for Steam, I guess I will go that route (which stinks, because it means I have to buy them again)

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I can only play IPX games on a LAN I have with my friend we both have XP Pro and we can share files on the network.

For some reason it just wont let us play TCP\IP games.

A:Can't Play TCP\IP Games on a LAN

Maybe the games only work in a IPX environment (who knows we don't know what games you're using)?

Have you installed and configured TCP/IP on your XP Pro boxes? The assumption is that TCP/IP is installed as that is the default with XP, but have you ever done anything to configure TCP/IP for your LAN (seeing as you only actually mention using IPX for your LAN).
When is the physical LAN - a hub/router used, or just cross-over cables directly connecting PCs? Would help determine what is to allocate IP addresses on your LAN (the router or one of the PCs).
Does this LAN include your internet connection? So is that shared via a router, or via router software (such as ICS) on one of the PCs?

In other words ... lots of questions. You will have to provide a lot more information about your LAN configuration before you can expect any sensible responses.

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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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When I try to load any games, my computer tells me that it cannot find the "D" drive, yet my my music cd,s work fine, Pls help.

A:Games won't play?

These games, have they worked before? Are they original disks or burnt copies?

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Help! I have Vista Home Premium and during a registry repair I seem to have lost the ability to play the games that were downloaded on my computer when I bought it. I get a window that tells me to do something with a set registry control panel. I don't know what that is. The message that comes up is c:\Users\judi\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Game Explorer\{AFA7FF39-1DDF-4F70-A...

I don't know what it means, let alone what to do.

[email protected]removeddata-cfhash='f9e31' type="text/javascript">/* */removed


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Ok guys lemme start with a warm welcome, wait this is awkward o.o

here's the sitch, I'm kinda new here on vista and i was hoping if you could help me play games cause there was this time that i downloaded/copied 2 games [not of the same time] its called o2BR an offline o2jam then a problem occured stating that o2EMu.exe [I'm kinda emphasizing .exe cuz i think its the problem] didn't run properly, afterwards i deleted the game finding out that it was useless to continue. Then after that, i downloaded another game called AuRAN [ a private ran online server] and still i encountered the same error, when i copied the game on my other computer [PC, Im actually on my laptop] i seem to have realized that windows xp works , when i clicked the run game it worked but the main .exe folder was corrupted/deleted and im pretty sure its not because of the download but i think vista corrupted it somehow .. and i could conclude that i have also 'atleast' think that i dont have the correct software to play the game, thinking that .exe/.dll doesn't work on me .. Nevertheless, i'll provide screenshots if you could help me, please Do

A:Can't play Games :( Need help

Sounds uncompatible. Right click and choose run as administrator. OR if that fails, right click and press properties than compatibility and set to xp (tick the box)

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I have heard that there is something you can download that makes it so that your PC reads ps2 games that you put into the disk drive. All you do is buy the PS2 game, put it into your disk drive and play it. I would really like if somebody could tell me where to find this download. Thanx for lookin!

A:Play PS2 Games on PC

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I have just upgraded to xp pro from win 98. all my computer errors and drivers are all ok now. i have an msi 648 board 266ddr ram p4 2gig cpu ati 9000 graphics card with the latest drivers and bios ,showing no conflicts or errors but only certain games will work. it will load up onto the system but when you try to run the game the screen goes black clicks a few times then goes back to desktop. very frustrating when i know they worked on win 98. is this normal for games a couple of years old ? or is it just xp. the only games that will run are the demos that came with the graphics card.

A:games will not play on xp

win98 had a DOS environment that older games ran in if needed, XP only has a virtual MSDOS, are the games your trying to run XP compatible, ive got some games that are not but still run, did you do a clean install of XP(repartition/format) or just upgrade? upgrading can leave old stuff that won`t work behind.

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Hi I have the problem when I try to play games it crashes and send a textbox See under the line

Left4Dead2, Csgo and Dayz

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ok so i used ubuntu for a while and tried to use my xp recovery disk on my emachine and windows works everything is good but i cant connect to the internet my wireless internet workd through my router which my pc is connected to. the lac/lan icon does not appear in my network places i dont know what to do please help i want my tf2 and minecraft


IF you provide the necessary information about model of eMachine, version of XP service pack, etc as you should have, someone will help you out.

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I'm running vista this is the problem games can't log on to the server for on line games. its not the firewall i did all i can do with the firewall. i am running it in admin. i was run games 3 months ago. now i can't run games or update vista. well i can update vista but if i do i cant log on to the Internet

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I am having a problem playing some games on my notebook (Acer Aspire One). I play most games but some it does not let me play. It says that it found an error and that Microsoft is looking for a solution but it never finds a solution. I thought maybe it was because of the high definition games but I am starting to think that is not the problem. Sometimes I will be playing a game for 10-15 minutes and then the game stops working and tells me the same thing. I have a feeling that there is something else wrong. I think I have too many errors or something like that. I don't know much about computers so it might be that I just cannot play those. Some games will play if I download them from a certain website and the same game won't play from another website. Also, I have noticed that the websites will tell me that the computer passed the system requirements to be able to play the game but I still won't be able to play. Please help-it's driving me insane. Thanks!

A:Cannot play some games

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hi ijust installed my 1st rig, everythings ok but unfortunely the system totally crashes the monitor goes black and its power led starts to blink when im playin games, especially after i up the video settings
also notice the screen flicker more then usual when i use other programs
i have an asus a8n and a chintech6600g vid card,
coolermaster rs 450 aclx psu
any suggestions

A:cant play games on new rig

CPU Overheating???

I was having the same issue when trying to play FarCry. As soon as the game loaded, BANG!, a dark blue screen and I had to reboot. Sometimes it let me play for a few minutes before it happened. At this point I think it's my CPU getting too hot since I'm using the stock HSF (HeatSink Fan). I will be buying a new, high performance HSF today. I'll post with my results.

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I recently bought the Gateway LX6810 Quad with 8 Ram and installed the highest game graphics card and all the appropriate bells and whistles. I have installed twenty games that I had on my old computer and SOME of them work. But the new oned I bought that said they are for Vista do not work at all. I have 64 bit. What do I do? These games are for my sister's kids when I babysite and none of them work!

A:Games Won't Play

Have you tried Compatiblity mode? and what error(s) are you getting when they fail to run? Is it an install error or Run error?

Most programs written for Windows XP also work in this version of Windows, but some older programs might run poorly or not run at all. If an older program doesn't run correctly, start the Program Compatibility Wizard to simulate earlier versions of Windows.

Start>Control Panel>Programs>Program and features-"Use an older Program with this version of Windows"

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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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I have this Dell Inspiron 531S that we got last year which worked fine with games of any kind. (Age of Empires 3, GTA SA, Spore, etc..) It work wonders for 5 Months untill my parents thought it would be best to get a new Computer Desk. (Our's was just a regular desk that holds both the PC and the Monitor on top of it.) This new one is about same instead that it has a cabinet on bottom that puts the PC in with opening at the back of it. (Cords, etc.) Well, my first time trying it. I started to play some CD Games (Manily 3D ones.) And I notice that when putting it in driver, it will harly respound and that it seems the Fan that would run when a game starts will also not respound. (This will also effect any 2D games CD's.) It will put up the install menu, that is all. But if you try to play the game, the game will ( I think its on Lock Up.) freeze the entire computer (Including my mouse pointer.) to where that I would have to restart the whole computer. (Game will not show up and it will freeze me on my desktop without starting the game.) I did a test on the drivers and detected no problem from it. I am thinking it had to do with my new computer desk (We had to also disconect the whole computer just to put it on our new computer desk.) What I also found out that when I booted up the computer. The blue power button will go orange for a few seconds until it goes back to blue. (I know what a orange light means.) So yea, Help?

A:Can't Play 3D Games.

Try reinstalling all your drivers and see if that helps, also check that all the leads are firmly in the back of the computer.

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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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I play many games and I tried copying the CD's to the Hard Drive so I dont have to put the CD's in my computer. The game still looks for the CD in my CD-ROM drive. Is there a way to make it look in your Hard Drive.

A:Play Games without CD

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Hi, I've got myself a pretty decent computer system, but can't quite afford the high end card I want right now, so I'm going to settle for a cheaper graphics card while I save for the better one.

I just want to have an Idea of what games I might be able to play still with the following:

CPU: Intel I7 core 1156 2.8 GHZ (easily overclocked to 3.4ghz)
RAM: 1GB DDR3 (I know I need more... I will get more soon)
Graphics card: MSI ATI R5770 1GB DP HDMI

would I still be able to play things like fallout 3, farcry 2, crysis and so on?

Also, if I was to get the 5750 instead, would I still be able to play games at around this level?

A:what games could I play?

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Well i just got my computer back from being formatted and now i cant play any game. One of my favorit game maple story says some error G2 or something like that and i researched it and it said i have to install some drivers or devices or something with my video card . I dont know what video card i have.This stuff might help.
System Information
Time of this report: 11/18/2007, 20:16:14
Machine name: MYPC
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp1.020828-1920)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ECS
System Model: K7SOM+
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD Duron(tm) Processor, ~1.0GHz
Memory: 480MB RAM
Page File: 182MB used, 940MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.0001.0904 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: The file vinyl97.sys is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer.
Music Tab: No problems... Read more

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System Devices
Name: LNE100TX Fast Ethernet Adapter Version 1.0
Device ID: PCI\VEN_11AD&DEV_0002&SUBSYS_F00311AD&REV_20\3&61AAA01&0&48
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\lne100tx.sys, 4.55.0016.0000 (English), 8/17/2001 07:12:24, 70730 bytes

Name: Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM)
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1039&DEV_7012&SUBSYS_030013F6&REV_A0\3&61AAA01&0&17
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\drmk.sys, 5.01.2600.1106 (English), 8/29/2002 01:32:34, 57856 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\portcls.sys, 5.01.2600.1106 (English), 8/29/2002 02:01:00, 134272 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\stream.sys, 5.03.0001.0904 (English), 7/9/2004 04:27:28, 48512 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\System32\wdmaud.drv, 5.01.2600.0000 (English), 8/23/2001 07:00:00, 22016 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\System32\ksuser.dll, 5.03.0000.0900 (English), 12/12/2002 00:14:32, 4096 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\vinyl97.sys, 6.14.0001.4160 (English), 4/13/2006 13:09:56, 204160 bytes

Name: Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1039&DEV_7002&SUBSYS_70021039&REV_00\3&61AAA01&0&1B
Driver: n/a

Name: SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1039&DEV_7001&SUBSYS_70011039&REV_0F\3&61AAA01&0&1A
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbohci.sys, 5.01.2600.1106 (English), 8/29/2002 01:32:50, 15744 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\... Read more

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I have Quake 4 I play on Vista with a SATA2 750 Seagate HD which has a 16 MB buffer and I put it on high resolution for lack of a better word and the mouse was sluggish. I put Quake 4 on a SATA2 1TB Seagate HD which has a 32 MB buffer and put it on high resolution and the mouse is as smooth as silk. Is it because of my better hard drive, Windows 7, or the 64 bit OS that Windows 7 is on. I think it's because of Windows 7 period and my better HD might have a 10% enhancement but is the 64 bit OS helping any because this is a 32 bit program. This is the same computer. Any ideas why my game is running so smooth?

A:Games play better because?

You did not specify any difference in mouse settings.

Assuming they are the same, you are benefitting from enhancements in the new OS. HDD buffers are not affecting the mouse.

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Alright, so I'm currently running windows 7 on my Intel processor system. I have an ATI Radeon x1950 which I have because it's one of the few that works with OS X, which I have running on my other partition. My problem is with Windows 7 and this ATI card. The only reason I even have Windows installed on my system is to play games and use programs that cannot run in OS X. Every time I try to boot a graphically demanding game, (i.e. Heroes of Newearth, League of Legends, FEAR, Magic the Gathering: battlegrounds, and a couple Total War games I've tried.) Basically the games will boot, and can usually run the menu screens, until it has to do anything 3D. Then the graphics start to get all buggy, the screen goes back and the atitray.exe starts generating errors until my computer "blue screens" and reboots. I used to have the same problem with XP before 7, and can't for the life of me figure it out. any help would be greatly appreciated.

"Access violation at address 0051bf5c in module atitray.exe. Read of address 0000014e"

A:I Just Want to Play Games

Driver issue perhaps from that message. Try updating them.

How old is the video card?

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Hey guys....I'm new to the forum as I just ordered a gaming pc with Win 8.1. Now I'm getting a little nervous as to whether some of my favorite games will play on this operating system. These include;

Sim City 4
Sim City 5
Flight Simulator 4
Flight Simulator X
Rollercoaster Tycoon
Sim Golf
The Sims 3
18 Wheels of Steel Extreme Trucker 2
Colin McRae Rally 2005
Ship Simulator
Tiger Woods 2014 and previous
These are some of the games I'm interested in knowing if they play o Win 8.1. I'm hoping for the best but am wondering if I did the right thing on getting Win 8.1. Thanks everyone!

A:Will these games play on Win 8.1

You can check here

But sometimes you can get things to work that it says will not

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when I install any game it will not play I have yellow ! marks on my video controller, pci modem and base system device in my device manager. I just installed win. XP pro and none of my games will work please help. I really appreciate it.

A:won't play any games

You need to install the motherboard drivers, and then install the drivers for the other 'cards' in the system, like graphics, modem etc. There should have been a driver disk that came with the pc. If not, find out the name of the mobo, go to the makers site and get the drivers.


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hey i recently made my first gaming computer about week ago. everything was going fine i could play crysis on low and cs:s no problems. but recently i havent been able to play ANY of my games. after a few minutes i get a windows error and taken back to my desktop and i got these wierd lines going across my screen. now im assuming its my video card because everything ive tried( reinstalling drivers taking the card out and putting it back in stuff like that) have not worked any ideas?

right now im running on
Intel Core2 CPU 6600 2.40GHz
nvidia 8600 GTS 256 mb
1g of ddr2 ram (i had 2 but one of the sticks was defective and ive yet to fix that)
windows xp

A:Help i cant play any games

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Hi all i have over 30 games on my pc and it is running through my lcd tv which makes gaming so much better but i have a small issue. Half my games require me to use the cd everytime i want to play, is there any way i can play these games without using the cd, like a no cd patch or a virtual cd drive where i could copy the cd to the hdd and play that way. These are all retail games and I tried a no cd patch for red alert 2 but that makes the game not work any more. The games i am always needing a cd for are EA games like need for speed underground, nhl 2005, nfl 2005, Tiger wood 2005, red alert 2 and playboy mansion, Not all these are made by ea but i found that any game made by ea requires a cd to play and there are no updates i could fine which changes this. Thank you

A:How can i play games without the cd

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What does stack overflow at line 104 mean?
I can't play any games online, GSN, BING or POGO.
I get a black screen and no explanation.

A:I can't play any games!

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Well, not too long ago I purchased a Radeon 9550 due to my nVidia card melting :dead:
I haven't had too many problems but now that I try to play some of the older games, such as Age of Empires 2 and Empire won't let me do
Everytime I try to play, the game minimizes into the taskbar and I am left staring at my desktop. This does not happen as bad with newer games. I have no problem running Battlefield 2 and Age of Empires 3...what is going on here? It's really starting to piss me off

Any advice would be appreciated.


A:can't play a lot of the games

Try updating your drivers from
Otherwise, try patching those games with the latest patches available

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hey ecvry one!!! since im not in my own city for about a year, i am sstuk with using my dads lapton a sonny vaio vgn-nr360d. i was wondering if i could play any games on it and if i could wich ones?
here are the specs:

intel pentium dual core cpu t2370 @ 1.73 ghz

cpu speed is 1.73 ghz rated at 2.595 ghz

2gb ddr2 ram

vista home premium 32 bit
mobility intel 965 express chipset family


A:what games can i play???

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Hello EightForums!

This is my First Post
Can i know any nice games for Lan Play?
I have :
CnC Generals (zero)
Counter Strike
Warcraft 3
Battle Realms
Delta Force Black Hawk Down
San Andreas
Quake 3 Arena
Nba live 2008
Stronghold Crusaders

Tell me the Lan Games that are not on the list.

A:What is the best Games for Lan Play? 1v1 only

Hello Razer2k13 and welcome to EightForums.

Right now, I can only think of real-time strategy games.
Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2/Yuri's RevengeCommand and Conquer 3: Tiberium WarsCivilization VSins of a Solar Empire: RebellionAge of EmpiresSupreme CommanderWarhammer 40,000: Dawn of War

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I recently wiped my hard drive and reinstalled windows xp and have redownled alot of programs. Now my computer will not play dl games correctly. For example the game "Return to Castle Wolfenstein". The Video in the beginining plays fine (intro) but when it trys to go to the game itself it flickers and sputters and will not play. I try to see if it was Direct X by seeing if it need updated but get an error "syntax" and then I uninstalled and reinstalled my display adapter AG315-64 and that didn't work (even tryed updating it). I am thinking it might have to do with something like "glsetup v1.0.0.121", but cannot find where to dl load that. Hope someone can help me fig. this one out. Thanks Gene

A:DL Games will not play

Here we go...

Here are some simple guidelines I've made for the games forum.

First off, there is no support for illegally downloaded programs/games/cracks/whatever. That means we cannot help you with anything you got off of Kazaa/Kazaa Lite/Morpheus/WinMX/BitTorrent/whatever. Downloading these games is illegal and not supported on the forums. This also applies to a copy of a game that your friend gave you, whether they downloaded it or not, it's still illegal. If you don't own the original copy of the game you need help with, then don't bother asking for
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I have a Desktop Sony Vaio VGC-VA1 with Windows XP.
I am having problems with my Graphics card as it doesn't work with my games.
When I play the games it lasts for a little while and then suddenly it freezes and begins to flash black and then fuzzy horizontal green lines then when I go back to my Desktop (I have a wide screen) the picture has shrunk into the middle of the screen and I have to do a system restore to return it to normal.
I have tried going onto the VAIO website to update my Graphics Driver and it updated but still no joy.
Perhaps I am just being stupid, but here are the specifications if my comp and here are the game specs...
Sony Vaio VGC-VA1
2.8GHz Pentium D 820;
1GB PC4200 RAM;
Asus Custom 945 motherboard;
250GB Western Digital 7200.7 hard disk;
Mat****a UJ-840D DVD writer;
20in 1,
366 x 768 integrated TFT;
128MB ATi Radeon Mobilty X700 graphics;
AVerMedia A16C analog/DVB-T/FM tuner;
S-Video in;
SigmaTel High Definition audio;
digital optical audio out;
integrated 10/100 Ethernet;
802.11b/g WLAN;
56K modem;
4 USB 2; mini-FireWire;
Windows Media Center Edition 2005;

The games-
PC OS-Windows XP (service Pack 2)
CPU-2.0 GHz P4 Processor or equivalent
Hard Drive-6.1 of hard disk space + at least 1GB for Saved data
128MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0

Game 2

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CPU-Pentium IV class processor 1.4GHz
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If anyone could help I would appreciate it, running on vista x64, have a pop up that says catalyst control centre can not run? some games will not play or play all the way, lost some pictures would this have anything to do with this catalyst thing?

thank you for any help that can be given.

A:games do not play? pop up also comes up

Could be a virus/malware. To start, go to Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware and download Malwarebytes. Install it, let it update, and then run a full scan. After the scan is done, remove everything it tells you to and restart your computer. Then tell me if you're still having problems.

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Can someone tell me where to see if my active x is enabled? I know it is installed but my computer freezes up when i try to go to a screen to play online games.
I have tried repairing IE and have even reloaded it.
[email protected]

A:Can't play games

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Alright, so I'm currently running windows 7 on my Intel processor system. I have an ATI Radeon x1950 which I have because it's one of the few that works with OS X, which I have running on my other partition. My problem is with Windows 7 and this ATI card. The only reason I even have Windows installed on my system is to play games and use programs that cannot run in OS X. Every time I try to boot a graphically demanding game, (i.e. Heroes of Newearth, League of Legends, FEAR, Magic the Gathering: battlegrounds, and a couple Total War games I've tried.) Basically the games will boot, and can usually run the menu screens, until it has to do anything 3D. Then the graphics start to get all buggy, the screen goes back and the atitray.exe starts generating errors until my computer "blue screens" and reboots. I used to have the same problem with XP before 7, and can't for the life of me figure it out. any help would be greatly appreciated.

"Access violation at address 0051bf5c in module atitray.exe. Read of address 0000014e"

A:I Just Want to Play Games

See if there is a new graphics driver for your video card.

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Computer specs:NTEL CELERON D 3.06 GHZ,1gbRam,80 GB HD,Acer,im not sure what graphics card to get either thx for help if you help me guys.

A:Can I play games on my PC?

I guess the answer would be yes... but probably <5fps...

not really enough info for anyone to answer you. the model of the video card would really be helpful.

but I am guessing a celeron with only a gig of ram probably has a fairly unimpressive graphics card as well, unless its something you added later (assuming not though or youd know what it is).

and a celeron/1GB isnt a very powerful setup for gaming anyways, even with an awesome gpu...

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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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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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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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Hi folks,

need your help/advice!!!!

I have been trying to get games to work on my PC for about 2 months now. I have a dual boot system running Win98 & XP Pro.
nVidia 53.03 drivers DirectX 9.0B. Leadtek A310 FX5600 256MB.
in XP, Games like Call of Duty, MOHAA, BF1942, Halo etc load up the start menu but when starting the game I get a black screen. Games line V8 Challenge load up in game to a wireframe game with no shading etc. All these games and others work fine in Win98. I have only just reinstalled WinXP Pro and reinstalled drivers, there is nothing else installed on my system. This problem happened before I upgraded my video card from a GF4 MX 440 to the now GFFX5600.
When I run dxdiag.exe the directx7 D3D test fails to display the X on the cube, however, Directx8 & 9 tests pass.
I have tried going back to older drivers etc, but I I get the same problem, I have adjusted the screen resolution and refresh rates, and played around with the nVidia setting in display properties, but this has not helped any.

Any ideas? Could there be something in the setting I have missed, maybe the Bios? or mobo???

many thanks


A:Can't Play!!


I have made the settings on XP side the same as the Win98 side, now when starting up Halo, get a solid colour flash then change to another solid colour. this keeps flashing through different colours. If i didn't know better, i'd think I was trippin' out!!!!

Is this too hard for people? I see a lot of people viewing it, but no replies. It's too damn hard for me!

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hey i recently built a computer and its been working fine till lately
i open a game like guild wars and normal the screen would go blank for the game o go to full screen but now ever time i open a game the scree goes blank and i can only press alt f4 or windows key to get out of it.
it is so annoying cant play any game except halo 1 demo for some reason
could someone pz help me
i want to play video games again.

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I have a few old games that were burnt, these are very old games around 98, anyway when ever i put them in the disk drive and then click on "my computer" it says that they are blank and that it can have stuff written to it, of course they aren't but i have heard about this and was wondering if there is a way around the problem

A:Not able to play old games


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I can't play Word Riot or Upwords. I could before SP 1. What could be the problem? These Service packs are more trouble than they are helpful.

A:After SP 1 - can't play some of my games

Have you tried right-clicking the icon and running as administrator?

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Hello everyone, sure hope someone can help. Since "upgrading" to Windows XP Pro from Windows 98 none of my old PC games can be played anymore.
When some CD-Rom games are played the sounds sound like they are "stuttering" and portions of the game screen "flicker" along with the curser. Sometimes when the curser is moved it leaves a "trail" of curser images!
I was told to right click on the desktop shortcut for the game and then click on "properties" and then go to "compatability" but that caused no change.
Any advice would be appreciated, thank you.

A:PC Games won't play on XP

I too have some old games and the only way I have get them to run properly was to setup dual booting and boot into Windows 98SE when I run them.

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Hi,I want to be able to play video games on tv using my aser aspire laptop and a joystick. Will I need anything else? I will use s video to the tv. This is for my grandkids,Will this setup work for pc games that I will download to the laptop?Thanks.

A:Play games on tv.

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After eradicating 2 Trojans, when I attempt to play certain games in my hard drive and cd rom,I receive the following message.
Failed to initialize window.Try changing colour resolution (didnt work) delete and run game again ( didnt work). Your video card might not be compatible.
I ran a thorough scan in safe mode which came up clean in AVG, Super Anti Spyware and C cleaner.
I am a newbie in my 70s and am not too computer savvy so will appreciate any help available.
Another recent problem is that when I attempted to do a system restore after my games failed I only had one date available; the current date 18/11/08.Not sure if the 2 probs are related.
Thank you in anticipation

A:Cannot Play Games

Might be there's some damage left behind by the Trojans. First thing to do, reinstall graphics card drivers. Go to Ati or Nvidia site, find your graphics card model and get the drivers for it. Then, if you want to be thorough, first uninstall the current drivers, and all other display applications (catalyst center/Nvidia system tools, etc), destroy any traces of them(using the 640x480 display), restart, if needed remove what's still left, then start installing them over again.
If this won't do any good, I can't think of anything else than first repair installing Windows, then full reinstall.

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Hello everyone, sure hope someone can help. Since "upgrading" to Windows XP Pro from Windows 98 none of my old PC games can be played anymore.
When some CD-Rom games are played the sounds sound like they are "stuttering" and portions of the game screen "flicker" along with the curser. Sometimes when the curser is moved it leaves a "trail" of curser images!
I was told to right click on the desktop shortcut for the game and then click on "properties" and then go to "compatability" but that caused no change.
Any advice would be appreciated, thank you.

A:PC Games won't play on XP

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Hey guys i'm sorta new to this forum.

I'm having problems playing any of MY CoD games. They worked fine before August 1st. Now i cant get any of them to work. When i launch Cod it goest through then i can play for like 20 to 30 seconds then my screen freezes up and i hear an odd noise. I have to then manually restart my entire computer.

This also happend to CoD:UO but its a little different when i launch a game and i choose a server the game dosent even load it freezes on the loading screen and again i have to manually restart my computer.

Can anyone help me pease?

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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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Hi guys

I have 250G slim PS3, is it possible to play classic PS2 discs on it ?

A:Can PS3 play PS2 games?

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This morning (28 Feb) I was going to play a game on
The game i was going to play was: Age Of Speed 2
When i clicked on the link which took me to the game, a message came up telling me:
Windows could not find the specified file: SWMenu
Reinstalling the program might help

It only came up once and then after that nothing happened, so i am sorry to say, i don't know the exact message.
This happens on every gaming website i go to.
I typed on google, "SWMenu download" and some programs did come up and i even saved the files, but then, i could not open the file. A message came up saying something like "Windows could not find a program associated with this file".
By the way, I do not have a laptop now, this is a desktop pc. But still, they are the same settings:
Windows Vista Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002)
Vostro 220 Series
Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
2046MB RAM
DirectX Veersion: DirectX 11

This problem started, at 1:00 28 Feb Sunday.

I sometimes used to play games before this day and they used to work perfectly


A:Cannot play games


Go to this website: Adobe - Adobe Shockwave Player and download the latest version of the Shockwave player. Once you have installed this, tell us if the game works now.


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guys ive got a pc and a laptop....... the pc has 2 nics, 1 is connected to the net......

another 1 is used to make a network with the laptop........

file & print sharing works fine......... but i can't start any games...... i create a game and the other one cant see any host in the network....... same prob vice-versa..... :x

i tried fifa 07, aoe2, cs 1.6, cs: source............
none of them worked..... same problem??

please help.........

A:can't play lan games.........please help


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I'm having a little trouble with my pc game, The Movies. It said it was installed. When I load it up it, stops loading and it closes by itself. i've tried messing around with the compatibility, i've ran it on administrator, downloaded everything that the game needed to play i've been trying to figure it out for days someone help me please.

A:Cant play any games at all.

Sounds like you Video card may not be high spec enough to play it

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I have been having problems playing games on my laptop in singleplayer and multiplayer because of lag. I know its not my connection, but I have no clue of what it is. I did a sys. restore and it fixed the problem so I then decided to reinstall windows xp since I thought the problem was fixed. After I did a complete reinstall of a new xp partition, the lag came back. I have updated drivers, defraged, and everything else that I can think of, but I still have problems with lag. I even put all the setting on the game down to low and now I am running in a 800x600 resolution and I used to run in 1078x800. The game usually runs good for about 15 or 20 minutes when the computer is first turned on and then after that it starts to lag in graphic intense areas of the map. When the computer has already been on for a while it lags from the start of the game. I have also noticed that the maps load a lot slower than they used to also. When it does lag it also makes my ping jump too. Another thing I have noticed is when I get in close quarters with someone and we start firing at each other and it starts to lag then also. I don't know if it is my vid card or not cause I never had this problem before but it is an onboard intel 64mb vid card. As far as I know, my computer is updated as much as possible unless I have somehow missed something.
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A:Bad lag when trying to play games

Anyone pls help!!..
i m having the same problem as well....when i was playing games for about 10 to 15mins, my laptop lag...
I tried to reformat for several times but the problem still exists...I m using wireless network connection to the router.....sometimes when it lags, my connection will disconnect and cannot reconnect back....i have to restart my laptop....

centrino 1.6Ghz
512 ram
radeon 9000 64mb
all drivers and OS are updated...


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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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My dad recently changed the password on our internet gateway, and since then i couldnt connect to any game servers
i can surf the web
But i cant connect to any game servers
Even on my phone i cant connect to any game servers

A:Cant play any games

Sorry can't help with that. You need to ask your father what he blocked and plead with him to unblock it
Please read the forum rules. This appears to come under 2 of our rules

Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.
&#8226;Circumventing Company/School/Parental or Other Restrictions - Because we are unable to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided to those trying to circumvent Internet filters or similar restrictions and any such threads will be closed. Furthermore, we will not assist with violating the "Terms of Service" of any product, service or web site. Unfortunately, it is against Google's Terms of Service to download videos from YouTube. They have contacted us directly to request that we do not support with downloading videos from YouTube. Any posts with instructions or information about how to violate Terms of Service will be closed or removed.
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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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Hey, I browsed briefly through the other threads so if this was already answered forgive me

Starcraft is my game of choice, and recently I have just got a new computer with wireless internet. However, for the last 3-4 years there has been an ongoing debate within my family on who is the better Starcraft player.

Today I was going to purchase another copy of Starcraft to install on my computer. There is a wireless network through my house. Before I made my purchase I wanted to check if I would be able to play with/agaisnt my brothers using two different computers hooked up to the same internet connection.

Thanks in advance.

A:Can same IP play games together online?

You will be able to play over the network. When you go into multiplayer go in to the tcp/ip one I think(someone correct me if I am wrong) and you will be able to play as if you were hard wired together. Me and my brother play games against each other over our wireless all the time. Also, Starcraft doesn't require different cd keys if you are playing over a LAN so you should be able to just burn the copy you have and use the same cd key.

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This problem just happened to me recently, and Iíve added no new hardware or anything that should cause a problem. From what I can tell this problem happens in all aspects of Windows XP, but it's most noticeable when Iím playing a game. When I have a game running, every few minutes or so my sound and video start to stutter (thatís the best way to describe it) and eventually everything will hang for 20 to 30 seconds, then it returns to normal and everything works fine. Then a few minutes later it happens all over again. I've been playing City of Heroes lately and the game always seems to stutter and hang right at the beginning of a big fight, making it almost impossible to play, but that problem occurs in FarCry and every other game I've tried.

I ran about 5 different virus scans and I found a few viruses and it said they were all removed! Iíve run Ad-Aware and SpyBot and got rid of all that junk. Iíve even run a couple of registry cleaners in the hopes of fixing the problem. I even did a system restore a month back before the problem started in the hopes of fixing it and it didnít work. Just to check I unplugged my cable and the problem does still occur when Iím not linked to the Internet. However I tried to simulate the problem in Windowís safe mode, and the problem did not occur when I was running in safe mode. Iíve even tried shutting down any unnecessary start-up items and running processes in Windows to no avail.

Itís almost like there is somet... Read more

A:I can't play games on XP - save me!

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I've had this recurring problem for about the past two years now. It started when I played GTA IV it randomly blue screened for the first time. Slowly but surely it now crashes on nearly every game on my computer.

My system specs are:

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT 512MB
Ram: 4GB DDR2 400MHz
OS: WIndows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Hard Disk Drive: Samsung HD502HJ 500GB

I've tried to fix this so many times. Any help would be appreciated

A:BSOD When I play most of my games.

Please help us to help you by filling in your complete System Specs See how to: System Info See Your System Info

RTCore64.sys Mon Mar 11 11:32:06 2013 (513D6C56)
RivaTuner/EVGA Precision/MSI Afterburner (known BSOD issues w/Win7)
Please uninstall the software with Revo Uninstaller Free.

Revo Uninstaller
Download and install Revo Uninstaller free from here: Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware

Opt for "Advanced Mode" and uninstall the software (also delete the leftover registry entries).

Daemon Tools/Alcohol %
Daemon Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BSOD's on some Win7 systems (mostly due to the sptd.sys driver, although we have seen dtsoftbus01.sys blamed on several occasions). Please uninstall the program, then use the following free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system (pick the 32 or 64 bit system depending on your system's configuration): DuplexSecure - FAQ

As an alternative many people recommend the use of Total Mounter or Magic ISO

Hard Drive/Storage
Post disk summary using CrystalDiskInfo software - CrystalDiskInfo

For how to upload a screenshot or file, read here

Make a Hard Drive test from the mfg website: Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

For errors on your Hard drive(s): Disk Check

Update this driver:

vcsvad.sys Sun Nov 16 15:51:18 2008 (491FED16)
Avnex Ltd. Virtual Audio Device - Driver Reference Table - ... Read more

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guys i just found about for flash games . just wanted to share it wityh ya . cya

A:Play Games at


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Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: AppHangB1
Application Name: ApexProgress.dat
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 4ddb08e5
Hang Signature: 2e3b
Hang Type: 0
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 17417
Additional Hang Signature 1: 2e3b4d61de6f99a5535358a8a95514f5
Additional Hang Signature 2: b8b4
Additional Hang Signature 3: b8b4c14a60664161131039da813611e8
Additional Hang Signature 4: 2e3b
Additional Hang Signature 5: 2e3b4d61de6f99a5535358a8a95514f5
Additional Hang Signature 6: b8b4
Additional Hang Signature 7: b8b4c14a60664161131039da813611e8

Help me plsssssss : Lol:

A:i cannot play online games :'(

Quote: Originally Posted by buchuk1

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: AppHangB1
Application Name: ApexProgress.dat
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 4ddb08e5
Hang Signature: 2e3b
Hang Type: 0
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 17417
Additional Hang Signature 1: 2e3b4d61de6f99a5535358a8a95514f5
Additional Hang Signature 2: b8b4
Additional Hang Signature 3: b8b4c14a60664161131039da813611e8
Additional Hang Signature 4: 2e3b
Additional Hang Signature 5: 2e3b4d61de6f99a5535358a8a95514f5
Additional Hang Signature 6: b8b4
Additional Hang Signature 7: b8b4c14a60664161131039da813611e8

Help me plsssssss : Lol:

There are several ways to find what the problem is. The best is to go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search). Event viewer (local) and look for the critical errors listed in the last day, week, etc. Then go to the windows log>application tab. Finally the windows Logs>system tabs.

You want to look for critical errors (they have red in the left column ).

When you find them you want to look for critical errors that say app hang, app crash, or anything that relates to the problem.

When you find them please note the event ID, and the source codes and tell us what they are.

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

A:XP Pro wont play games

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to whom it may concern,
since monday i have been unable to play the games on your yahoo page. i can select a game, but it will not load.
thanks for any help you can give me.

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I want to edit my pc (it is not my main )so it can play new games what should I change
And can I change the case into a bigger one
And will I be able to overclock
Computer :Acer veriton m661
CPU : Intel core 2 Duo E8400 / # of Core = 2 / L2 Cach = 6 MB / Clock Speed= 3 GHz
Memory : 4.00 GB DDR2 (I'll increase it to 8.00 GB)
video card : Intel(R) Q35 Express Chipset Family
I can pay up to 800 usd

A:making the pc able to play new games

you can buy a new pc
1.AMD CPU : FX-8 cores Black Edition FX 8120 (AM3+ socket, 125 W power voltage)-140$ plus shipping(you must also buy yourself a cooler that can be 50 to 100$, you should not pay more and another 15$ for the thermal compound)
2.A decent motherboard with AM3+ socket , which would support up to at least 16gb memory dd3, preferably with 4 ram slots(for up to 2 dual channel kits) this can be 100-150$
3. I would recommend you a 8GB DDR3 dual channel memory kit(1600Mhz frequency) from corsair preferably, this would mean around 150 $
IF you can use your power supply and case would be perfect if not get yourself a 800W power supply(50-100 $)
If u calculate the worst case scenario case(meaning that u pay the highest prices ) you would pay by now like 600$, meaning you can have 200$ left to buy a GPU which can be achieved but if u pay 100$ more (meaning 300$ for GPU) you can get a good Graphics Card like Nvidia GTX 660
Now its up to you what will you do, for example if u can use your current power supply and case you dont need to pay extra money for a good Graphics Card and forgot to mention about the HDD you might be able to use your current one but buying a new one (1TB) would cost u 50$
AMD FX 8-Core Black Edition FX-8120 (FD8120FRGUBOX) - See more at: AMD FX 8-Core Black Edition FX-8120 (FD8120FRGUBOX) Details

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Hi first time on here can anyone help me
My pc has a Amd A8 5500
With redeem 3.20 graphics 8 memory
64bit operating system
What best to do to upgrade so it can play good game's

A:Need help best upgrade for my pc to play games on it

Is this an OEM PC....HP, Dell? Is this a laptop or desktop? What's the exact make/model of said PC?

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Hello! everyone...
Well, I don't know much about computer networking. So I decided to take some tips and advises form the experts like you.
Can I connect my pc with another one simply using a Ethernet cable or Cat5 to play multiplayer games like uneal tournament 3, crysis and many more.
If yes then describe the procedure step by step. I don't have an internet connection.

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trying to play yahoo pool but the applet won't load

tried resetting my temp files and all that stuff


A:can't play yahoo games

hey im pretty sure that you need to download the latest java for that

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helppppp i have a 500 mhz AMD k6-2 128 mb sdram pc133 nvidia geforce4 mx 440 128 ddr ram all my games and dvds have stuttering sound and wont stop stuttering in gameplay i have updated everysingle driver and i use directx 9 it says everything is functiong properly what is the problem email me on [email protected] or I.M me on aol screen name undeadhacker2 thank you P.S my system is old but beats the games specs by miles i am running win xp pro and win 98 se

A:stutters wen i play games

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My PC seems to run fine as long as it isn't doing any CPU-requiring jobs such as playing games.

This may be caused by dust inside my cabinet, which I won't dare to open since it'll cancel my insurance. I'd like to avoid getting it repaired since they'll do anything they can to charge me money for sending them a "working" computer.

Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium
Original OS and OEM
PC is from April 2009
OS was re-installed when repair was needed in the summer of 2011

I don't know if this helps or not but I guess it can't hurt:

BCCode: 19
BCP1: 0000000000000020
BCP2: FFFFFA80061A18B0
BCP4: 000000000460A490
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

A:BSoD's whenever I play games


Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Mike\Downloads\BSODDmpFiles\zuiaki\Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2\012012-17440-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\users\mike\documents\symbols*
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (2 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`03403000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`03648670
Debug session time: Fri Jan 20 13:18:29.184 2012 (UTC - 7:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:41:11.917
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 19, {20, fffffa80061a18b0, fffffa80061a1eb0, 460a490}

GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from fffff800036b2100
Pr... Read more

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I cant play the game starcraft because i get an error message in game that says i cant play because of a virus. here is my log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 10:13:56 PM, on 5/31/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe
C:\Program Files\\LastFM.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
c:\program files\warcraft iii\war3.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Mark\My Documents\analyze.exe.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj... Read more

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I keep trying to play my games on pogo and it keeps booting me off what is wrong

A:cant play games on computer

Hello and Welcome to TSF

You need to give us more information about your issue.
We need your computer specifications, make/model. When you try to access your "game" what type of error are you receiving? Can you post the exact error message? What are you getting booted off of?

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Does Anyone know how to play xbox games from the disk on a PC?

A:Play Xbox Games On PC?

Emulators for copy protected games are off-topic here, so I'm closing this thread. Please read the forum rules.

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