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New PC Freezing/Crashing with Games

Q: New PC Freezing/Crashing with Games

Hi everyone! I'm new to the forum. I had bought a Compaq Presario 5013wm a few weeks ago. The system came with Vista. I was having a lot of hardware issues with network and gfx card, so I opted to install XP. Well, XP wouldn't install because I had no floppy disks to load the raid drivers with, so I went under the BIOs and changed it from RAID to IDE. So now XP is on and everythings working... kind of. The problem I seem to be running into is some seemingly random crashes. From what I've noticed, they only happen while playing a game and, very rarely, when playing music. Sometimes I can play for hours and other times, just a few minutes. The graphics card is a Geforce 7300GS and it has the latest drivers along with the audio. Checked the temp and it seems to stay between 64-67C while playing a game, which I hear is normal for my card. The BIOs is still in IDE mode.. not sure if thats an issue.. can't turn it to RAID without a floppy drive -__-;. Upon thinking of it, I doubt that's the issue as the few times I was able to play before uninstalling vista, I recall the same freeze. I'm really at a loss as to what to do.

SPECS:

Pentium 4 641 HT 3.2 GHz
ASUS P5LP-LE Motherboard
512MB DDR2 Ram
160GB Barracuda 7200 HDD
GeForce 7300GS 266mb PCI-E card
RealTek ALC 888

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Preferred Solution: New PC Freezing/Crashing with Games

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: New PC Freezing/Crashing with Games

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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)

Cody
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.
Dave
 

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I've had this problem for a long time, and I'm not the only one.
If anyone could help me out with this, it would be greatly appreciated.

When I run games, I crash. When exactly varies, sometimes I can play games for quite a while without a problem, otherwise I crash out pretty much as soon as I start playing.

Unfortunately, there's a number of 'types' of crashes. For example:
1. The game screen freezes for a few seconds, gets minimized, and displays a driver failure message.
2. The game freezes and simply closes.
3. The game freezes to a single color, with sound looping sometimes, and other times it simply goes quiet.
4. The screen goes black, and a 'HDMI / DVI Signal Lost' (obviously dependant on what I happen to be using -- I've tried multiple) message gets displayed, with my monitor powering down, only to power up again and either present me with my game crashed, or still running fine.

In the time I've had this problem, I've replaced my power feed, my graphics card (twice), and my motherboard. I've done a full reinstall as well as ran multiple tests on both my RAM and HDs, all of which returned no errors. All drivers are up-to-date.

I'm running Windows 7 64bit, on an Asus P5Q SE Plus motherboard, Q6600 CPU, OCZ600SXS power feed, two Samsung HD502IJ HDs and a DVD drive. The GPUs I've had this problem with were the AMD 5850, 9600GT and now the AMD 6950 HD.

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Different programs on my pc (primarily games) are glitching, freezing & crashing (to a reboot)- i've never had problems like this before, even on the same games. Wanted to see if anything was infected, or odd-looking.

Here is the HJT Log...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:14:44 AM, on 10/5/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Digidesign\Drivers\MMERefresh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G PCI Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G PCI Wireless Network Monitor\WMP54Gv4.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
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Hi. I'm running a modded version of Windows XP. Some of you may know if it, it's called Windows XP Ultimate (by Johnny).

This problem is not due to it being a non-official release of XP, since it was happening before I switched to this version.

The problem I'm having is that windows all of a sudden decides to completely freeze, stuttering the sound from the last eighth of a second or so over and over. The mouse is frozen, ctrl>alt>delete does nothing, etc. The only way to recover is to reboot.

This problem, I've found, happens most often when I'm playing Starcraft. However, on rare occasion it has happened at other times, such as when I'm just browsing a website or talking to friends on ventrilo.

It is the most frustrating problem ever, because I have absolutely no idea what is causing it.

Things I have tried to do to fix it:
-I have re-installed starcraft, though I didn't think this was the problem in the first place since it happens outside of starcraft.
-I have run CCleaner and cleaned the registry
-I have tried going into the task manager and ending every process that didn't seem absolutely critical to what I was doing (things I left open were things like my mouse/keyboard drivers, audio drivers, the actual starcraft exec, windows essential processes, etc).
-I have tried running memtest86+ for a full day, which turned up no errors
-I have tried underclocking my ram and processor (though my cpu temps are only at about 160F when this happens a... Read more

A:XP Freezing (crashing), usually during games

Hello -orb-

Have a look in these places for errors

1. Right click My Computer / Properties / Hardware / Device Manager.
Look for "Yellow" errors

2. Control Panel / Performance and Maintenance / Admin Tools / Event Viewer / System.
Look for "Red" errors. Double click on error.
Take a note of the Event ID and also the Source and post them back.

This might throw some light on the problem

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When I play my games, my comp keeps crashing and just feezes, the sound just keeps playing the last second. It crash's with, Freespace 2, Unreal Tournement, Deus ex, Project IGI, and loads of others. It is really anoying because I can't do anything apart from reset the machine, My spec is:

PIII 500mhz
RAM 128
Voodoo 3
is there anything else you need to know?
 

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Hey TSG, I have a problem with my computer when playing games. In some of the newer, higher demanding games, mainly Mass Effect 2, Sims 3, Modern Warfare 2, and occasionally Team Fortress 2, my computer freezes, the monitor goes black and shows no input, the sound loops, everything is unresponsive. This occurs for about 5 seconds straight until it either restarts itself, or I have to press the reset button.

Possible causes:
1. I heard from a number of other threads that it could be from over heating. I've monitored my temperatures while ingame, and the only real problem was that Core 0 was about 60 degree C. Also, sometimes this freezing happens after 5 minutes of turning on the PC and playing a game in the morning.

2. Also from another thread I read it could be from a low performance PSU, which then I relised I had the computer's default one. But I bought a new $100 PSU, which should be more than capable of handling this.

3. This is a personal theory of mine, but I have two wall sockets running my PC system and other devices. But for each of these two plugs, I have a power board plugged in to allow more devices to run, such as my printer and speakers. My computer shares the wallsocket with my monitor, speakers and internet power plug, while the other powerboard powers my printer, homephone and wireless mouse. Maybe there isn't enough power getting to the computer?

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last week my computer went from running fine to taking 5 min to start windows (this is before getting to desktop) then started doing a blue screen windows stop because of my nvi drivers which i updated/uninstalled/reinstalled and it works fine as long as world of warcraft isnt on or i dont leave the computer on all day... ive never had these problems before and its very aggrivating. i didnt download anything but i did let my friend use it for 2 days when i was away and thats when i seemed to notice the problems. heres hijacklog

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:12:09 PM, on 11/4/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows SteadyState\SCTSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
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no one have an idea? how about suggestions of what i could download for logs or anythign to help you?
 

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Basically what happens sometimes in-game is I get either a crash where the screen goes black and then a message saying the graphics driver recovered successfully, or I get freezing up with fps drops every few seconds until I quit the application.

I haven't had this issue before I OC'd my AMD Phenom II X6 1090T CPU from 3.2 to 3.6 GHz. The temperatures of the card are perfectly fine (it's usually around 62-67 degrees) and I also ran some stress tests through furmark, which gave me results consistent with my card's rating, and I had no errors.

I was under the impression that overclocking the CPU didn't affect the graphics card. Also, I'm 100% certain the card is getting enough power because I specifically bought a new power supply a few months back to make sure I would never worry about power issues. The GPU drivers are up to date (I even tried using beta drivers) and I've checked the card physically and got the dust out.

edit: just got another error in Starcraft 2 - "your computer has run out of paged pool memory". I have 12 gbs of ram and with starcraft 2 open i have about 8.5-9 gbs being used.

Does anybody know what is the problem? Thank you for any help.

A:GTX 460 card crashing/freezing in games

First off, try re-installing the graphics drivers, if that doesnt work make sure the card is seated properly and the PCi-E molex plugs are properly seated.

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Hi whenever i play certain games (left 4 dead 2, mass effect 2, dragon age) my game and computer will freeze up. I cant even Ctrl alt Del out of it and i have to end up restarting my computer. I have tryed reinstalling windows, updating my video card driver, and updating my Bios. my system specs are: Windows 7 64 bit, AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor, 9800 gt, Asus M4a78T-E motherboard.

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Hi, I'm having a problem with my laptop where it will freeze, giving me a screen of fuzzy blocks of colour. This has only happened when I'm playing games, and will almost always happen 10-60 mins after starting a game.
When it freezes I can still move the cursor (represented by its own fuzzy block) and the audio continues for a few seconds then I get a buzzing. If I try alt+tab or ctrl+alt+dlt I can't move the cursor any more either.

The laptop doesn't feel like its overheating, it often gets a lot hotter than it is at these points. I have tried running it just off AC as I've been having some problems with my battery recently that I thought were connected but the same happened.

Any ideas?

dxdiag

Code:
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System Information
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Time of this report: 6/10/2013, 23:20:20
Machine name: TOM-LAPTOP
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Studio 1558
BIOS: Ver 1.00 BIOS A08 PARTTBLr
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 350 @ 2.27GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3956MB RAM
Page File: 1882MB used, 6028MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
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A:Screen Freezing/Crashing while playing games

Even though you do not suspect and over heating issue. Clean out all air vents with a can of air. Also go to the manufacture of the laptop Dell go to Support/Drivers locate the model number studio 1558 Make sure you select Windows 7 64bit. Download any updated video drivers available, install them then reboot. Also try temporarly disabling your anti virus while playing games also end tasking any unneeded tasks or programs while playing. These can use up RAM which can also slow down your game and Windows.
Also go to Start type in Msconfig click the Startup tap and uncheck non essential Microsoft items also do not uncheck any anti virus items. Click ok, then reboot.

A lot of startup and running programs in the back ground can slow down your system. Do a disk cleanup. Also try defraging your hard drive.

Try these let us know.

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History of crashing and details of my attempt at troubleshooting:
 
So my laptop has a habit of crashing for quite a while now. Prior to my recent system factory restore, the computer would crash quite often even doing mundane tasks. When it crashed rarely does it bring up BSOD and instead just freezes. After I restart it, out of the 4GB of ram installed, only 2GB out of 4GB was usable according to the system information. But when this happens, the computer is usually stable if I leave it like that (don't turn off or go to sleep) and doesn't crash as often when gaming (still does it, but not the 100% chance during the full 4GB boot).
 
Recently, due to a system file problem caused by a crash during an update, I did a factory restore of this laptop and also attempted to troubleshoot the issue. I ran memtest86 (yeah, it's outdated, but I wasn't aware at the time) with the ram sticks individually. In one slot, it brought up an error within 5 minutes, but when that occurred, it jumped from 0 to 65535+ in an instant and crashed afterwards. I test the same ram stick in the other slot and it passed with no errors overnight. I suspected a bad ram slot and bought a 4GB ram stick. The system seemed to be running fine until I tried gaming again, in which case it crashes within a few minutes (sometimes it freezes other times it brings up BSOD). Afterwards, if I tried to turn it on again, it will result in it freezing and BSOD within minutes of just doing regular tasks. If someh... Read more

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Okay, been having issues with my machine. They seem to be video related. I'm getting crashes, freezes, reboots etc from using different programs.

I have a dual monitor set up, and often have a video (Netflix, YouTube, Twitch etc) playing on one screen while doing things on the other screen (games, video editing). When doing so, I keep getting freezes, crashes and straight reboots, no messages, just suddenly black screen computer powering down.

I've scanned my computer with windows defender and Malwarebyte Anti-Malware and nothing was found.

Did clean uninstall of my video drivers and reinstalled them.

Checked my RAM for errors and found nothing.

It's hard for me to describe, but here are a few things I can give you as symptoms.

1. It does not like me doing more than one thing at a time with regards to video. I can't edit and watch Youtube for instance.
2. Sometimes it will just freeze and I have to hard reboot with the power button to get it going again.
3. Sometimes it will just kill the window in Chrome that has the video on it and say "Aw, snap something went wrong while displaying this webpage."
4. Sometimes it just straight crashes, I have seen a couple of blue screens but more often the screen just turns black and it shuts down.
5. The blue screens sometimes do not point at a specific file when crashing, but when they do it says win32kfull.sys as the program that has errored.
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So I recently upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 , 10 was for free so why not. It was okay for weeks and i went on a holiday for 3 weeks. When i came back and plugged my PC back in it started to crash to BSOD or it just totally shuts off and restarts. I am also having these freezing problems which force me to manually turn off my PC ( which i know isn't the best for the PC) . Most of the time the crashing happens when Im playing games like Fallout 4,Dead by Daylight. I didn't notice any problems when being in a program like Photoshop CC . I tried programs that find system problems , scanned my hard disk and Ram too , no problems there , tried changing my power supply if its getting enough power . No fixes.

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My ideapad Y700-15ISK has been freezing while playing games for about 3 months now. It will be completely fine with no stuttering or lag during game play but seemingly at random it the keyboard will start not recognizing inputs and I will be forced to shut it off using the power button as during full screen games you can only exit them with the keyboard. The strange thing is that the game will still recognize mouse input as I can move it to make my character look around and the game runs fine as normal. This has happened with 3 games so far with varying degrees of severity and just recently my PC crashed while watching a video and wasn't able to reboot until I turned it off and on again. I am not to experienced with laptops but I suspect there could be a problem with the graphics card as I have noticed minor graphical blips during videos. I have contacted Lenovo support on mobile but they have come back with the solution of doing a factory reset 2 times so far. Its always nice to get a second opinion especially now with the crash that recently happend. Thank you for reading.

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

My comp consist of:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I just got a new computer (3.2 ghz 800 bus/ 1g ddram high performance ram/ 80 gig HD/ Window XP Pro/480 wat Power Source/ GeForce4 Ti 4600 128/ Sound Blaster Live) computer and i installed all the drivers and my computer Crashes (exits game and brings me to my desktop) randomly when ever i play games!!! so far i have tested out BF1942, Generals, MOH:SH... any ideas on what it is and how i can fix it?
 

A:My games keep CRASHING! PLZ HELP

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About a year ago i built my computer and had no problems at all. Maybe 6 months ago i started having trouble with my games, i would start to play when all of a sudden the screen went to some weird screen with vertical lines of usually 2 colors going down the screen and whatever sound was being played in the game would loop and play over and over. Ive probably spent more time troubleshooting then actually playing games these last few months, im pretty sure ive tried everything. Things ive tried:
Increasing the fan (not a temp problem)
reinstalling graphics card
overclocking in any and every way you could possibly think of
cleaning all the dust out
running torture tests (no errors)
switching monitors
check my power supply (its plenty enough)
and a few other things

For about the last month i havent had any issues at all but now all of a sudden the crashes are coming back. i havent changed anything or done anything different so im not sure why.
Games it Happens to: CODMW2 , Mass Effect 2 , Borderlands.
Games that work: Assassins creed , ETQW , FO3 , L4D2

I noticed that all of the games that dont work i got on steam, could this mean anything? but l4d2 was also purchased through steam but it works.

System Specs:
AMD Phenom 9950 Quad-Core Processor 2.60 GHz
8gb ram
Windows Vista 64 bit
ATI Radeon HD 4850

Im really confused and would really appreciate any help.
 

A:Why do my games keep crashing

What driver set are you running? Catalyst 10.1 is the latest I think.

Is DirectX up to date? What happens if you try to run games in DX9 mode?

I wouldn't try messing with the clocks unless you're looking for additional problems. If the card doesn't work well on factory settings then it's rarely worth your time to experiment with clock speeds. Vertical lines can point to faulty video memory, and although you may not experience problems in some games, the card may be going south.
 

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I have an ATi powercolor x800gto 256mb graphics card . I have just bought a couple of games M.O.H pacific assault and hitman 2 everytime i put these on they seem to crash within the first couple of minutes there on ... whats wrong ,its drivin me nuts .. thank guys
 

A:Games Keep Crashing

what is the hardware configuration of your system? what brand PSU and wattage? how many amps does it deliver on the +12V rail?
 

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(Before you read to much i put my PC specs at the end of this post.) The problem i am having all started when the game Rocket League updated through steam a new patch. It updated to v1.11. Ever since then when i try to run the game it starts to load and when the splash screen my PC completely shuts down instantly. Now before that update i had play 70+ hrs on the game with no issues what so ever.
The thing im having a hard time with is that when the PC crashes i can't just hit the power button and start the pc back up. what i have to do is shut the power off to the tower and turn it back on and start it. At one point this was limited to just the one game but now other games are causing the shutdown too. at one point the game would start up randomly so it would run with no issues and if i exited the game and try to start it back up it would crash the pc. then i tried running another game first and when the other game loaded i would then exit that game and then try to load rocket league and it would work and run. This is perplexing to me about why it is running like this.

One of the steps i took in trying to fix this problem was that i completely reformatted the SSD drive and installed a fresh copy of win 10 on my pc. I updated all drivers an this didn't seem to help at all. I thought that maybe it might be a driver issue or software issue with the game but i am not up to 4 games that are doing this to me now in the exact same manor. Two of the games run similar sof... Read more

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hi,

when i try and play a game it crashes in a random place. (warcraft3, NWN). so whats going wrong? i have the required spec, ive tried re installing and im out of ideas. is there something wrong with my hardware? do i need to format? i know im asking alot of questions but i dont really know what im to do.

thanks in advance for any help.
 

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Well....

I read on the back of my Graphics card box that the card i have needed a min of 300w power and i looked at my PSU and it only had 250w MAX, so i went out and get myself a "Hiper Power Low Noise 350w" PSU fitted myself!

But since ive got my new PSU i have found my games (Black and White 2 and Oblivion) have started to freeze and reset the computer!

Didnt have them two games before i got my new PSU!

Does anyone think is MAY be the PSU or not?

My system is:

Pentium 4 2.8ghz
1gb ram
256mb GeForce 6600

Which is enough is run both them games fine!!

Thanks!!!
 

A:Games Crashing?!?!

Did you uninstall ALL drivers AND applications for your old card before fitting your new one?

There are several ways to fix this but it depends on what windows version you are using and how good you are with it!!
 

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Hi guys this is my first thread on here and im hoping someone will be able to help me out as i seem to have some slight problems that i have never had before

I have recently purchased 2 games, Supreme Commander, and Black and White 2

and every time i try to play these games after a while they just seem to crash on me leaving no error message.

I Have recently upgraded my Memory as i thought that this would solve the problem but as of yet nothing has solved it.

PLEASE HELP!!!
 

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plz help me, i have all the drivers and windopws up dates and such, but whenever i play a game like DC for example and if im like doing something thats really buisy like unloading all my missles all at once in a helicopter, then the game will crash and return me to my desktop as if i minimized the game... now error mesesages (my comp setup is a 3.2 Ghz pross, Geforce 4 Ti 4600 128 MB card, 1 GB DDR Hi performance ram, and a 480 wat power source.......any ideas? could it be a faulty peice of hardware?
 

A:My Games Crashing

closing duplicate, view this thread
http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?threadid=154705
 

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I have been playing Tera for some time, really like the game!
Recently the game stops working after just a few seconds of walking around. This is what I get:

The Eliled Realm of Arborea has stopped working a problem caused the program to stop working correctly. windows will close the program and notify you is a solution is avaliable.
In the client:
Error: ffff:ffff
Fatal Game Client Exception

This is an error that displays when TERA stops working for an unknown reason. We recommend that you attempt to play again. If the problem persists, please visit FAQ below for additional troubleshooting steps.

In windows log: Faulting application name: TERA.exe, version: 2.0.1.1, time stamp: 0x56dfd5b7
Faulting module name: PhysXCore.dll, version: 2.8.0.7, time stamp: 0x4804ed4e
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x001ceadf
Faulting process id: 0x168c
Faulting application start time: 0x01d17e3cf5d04e42
Faulting application path: C:\TERA\Client\Binaries\TERA.exe
Faulting module path: C:\TERA\Client\Binaries\PhysXCore.dll
Report Id: 34c582da-a03f-4b95-a512-3c1e82d94901
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

I have tried ram check, bios reset, video card reinstall.
This is my PC specs:

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600K CPU @ 3.50GHz
Video Card AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
Memory 16 GB
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 (build 10586), 64-bit
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I have the latest DirectX installed but the system requirements for all the games are DirectX 7.00. Am experiencing crashes several times while playing different games. My AntiCrash catches and repairs. Should I also install DirectX 7.0?
Attached some of the items in the crash log.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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Games crashing.

Hi,
i`m new here

Got a PC "issue",please help me(but i would appreciate if you would give me simple directions)
k...the problem is: i start a game and enjoy it until ,without any inf alert or anything(even from anti virus/spyware soft)it crashes!
And it doesnt happen to every game!Seems that is a 3D "issue"! anyway,just crashes and then i can play it again!! Ooo,and sometimes even programs stop for a while of crash(escpecially IE 6.0)!! I suspect that is a heat problem(DONT know for sure)
Everything is updated(drivers,software,Windows-through Auto Patcher);I have
Nod32 antivirus and Zone Alarm!
I have a GA-7N400 motherboard,1024 Mb RAM,AMD Athlon XP 2600+(works at~1.91Ghz),128 Mb Ati Radeon 9600 Pro,nVidia chipsets,Realtek LAN and audio driver! I also have HiJackThis!
Please help me!Ask me anything!
Rooke T:slurp:
 

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Wanna say something more!!Ive seen a post with some guy who had a heatsink problem and he reinstalled it!!Well,i did the same,BUT(there is always a but)the temperature didnt drop,so i put the system cooler(cause i didnt have one for the system,just for the CPU);didnt solved much,dropped the temp just 2-6 degrees! My temp specs are:
CPU FAN speed:2120 ;temp:61-63 degrees <Not 100%(just 88%)
System FAN speed:2620 ;temp:47-49 degrees <sure of these specs
I dont have a smart FAN Control sys,nor a POWER FAN!
That`s all!!!Still Waiting
Rooke T:slurp: ​
 

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Recently games have been crashing my PC such as black screening and becoming unresponsive and also making a stuttering noise pretty much before shutdown. This PC use to run games very well without any problems at all. I am hoping for some good news and thanks.

System Specs:
Processor AMD FX(tm)-8320 Eight-Core Processor
Manufacturer AMD
Speed 3.5 GHz
Number of Cores 8
CPU ID 178BFBFF00600F20
Family 15
Model 02
Stepping 0
Revision
Video Card AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
Manufacturer ATI
Chipset AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
Dedicated Memory 1.0 GB
Total Memory 4.0 GB
Pixel Shader Version 5.0
Vertex Shader Version 5.0
Hardware T & L Yes
Vendor ID 1002
Device ID 6819
Plug and Play ID VEN_1002&DEV_6819&SUBSYS_E221174B&REV_00
Driver Version 14.501.1003.0
Memory 8.2 GB
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
Service Pack 1
Size 64 Bit
Edition Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601
Locale 0409
BIOS Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Version Award Software International, Inc. F4
Manufacturer Award Software International, Inc.
Date 10/19/12
Display Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080
Sound Device 1 ManyCam Virtual Webcam
Driver Version
Sound Device 2 ManyCam Virtual Microphone
Driver Version
Sound Device 3 AMD High Definition Audio Device
Driver Version 7.12.0.7719
Sound Device 4 High Definition Audio Device
Driver Version 6.1.7601.17514
DVD ASUS DVD-E818AAT ATA Device
CD ASUS DVD-E818AAT ATA Device
Drive
Size 298.1 GB
Free 41.9 GB
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Were there any Blue Screens?
 

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My friend has a custom built gaming PC and recently he has experienced game crashes quite frequently. All Steam games crash, as well as all Blizzard games (Unexpected Fatal Error). He has updated video card drivers, but to no avail. I know he replaced the GPU as well as CPU. Perhaps he did not do it right, or could this be a power issue? His dad built the computer and replaced the parts, so he doesn't know about his Power Supply Wattage.
Thanks in advance.

Here is his build.
Specs
CPU: AMD Phenon 2 X4 970
Memory:Corsair 8 GB
GPU: GTX 670
MOBO: ASRock M3A770DE
 

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Here is my log. I'm just downloaded wow and I'm having trouble with it crashing. I have 2.53ghz processor with a gig of RAM. the game is using 80-100% of my cpu.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:17:19 PM, on 2/22/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\Bluetooth\LBTSERV.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Easy Synchronization\servicestub.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Easy Synchronization\LogitechEasySync.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\kmw_run.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\Memory Card Utility\PIXMA iP6000D\PDUiP6000DMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\Memory Card Utility\PIXMA iP6000D\PDUiP6000DTskbr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe
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i use vista 64 bit for gaming as well as xp pro. i have 2 hard drives. one for vista and one for xp. i can play any game i want on xp pro flawlessly. but almost any game freezes on vista. i have tried many clean installs and everything i can think of to stop this from happening. i really like vista but for gaming it has been a horrid experience for me on vista. i have an ati 4870 1 gig gfx card,Q9550 quad core 2.83 cpu with xigmatech cooling. 750 watt psu corsair and 4 gigs of ddr2 1066 ram. now let me clarify i have tried many ideas from an over clocking forum. being i can run anything fine on xp with no problems tells me it is not hardware but a software issue. but it is figuring out what software is causing the hard freezing on vista hdd during gaming has me dumbfounded. seems L4D runs fine but bf2 and cod4 hard freeze resulting in a hard reset. i thought it was punkbuster, but it does it in non PB servers. now i do have a wireless card i use for gaming, some think it is the wireless driver, but it works fine and i can use it fine for xp. xp never gives me any headaches on anything. but vista doesnot seem to like online gaming and sometimes locks on when using online updating for drivers/software. ????????

A:games crashing

first off XP is way more stable than vista (i love vista but it is the truth).

i also would lean to it being the wireless card, as i have no issue playing any games on my rig with Vista x64.

can you hook up a wired connection to the rig to see if it still freezes with that connection or no?

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tuesday morning, i installed the sims on my PC, which i have done before. so i started it up, and after it loaded the game, it shut down! this has happened with every game that i have installed since then. demos, full version, you name it. is there any way to fix this?
 

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Try removing and reinstalling your video drivers. It's possible the sims install screwed them up. Also reinstall directx
 

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Hi all. Recently the games i play ( face of mankind and prey) have started to crash to desktop and sometimes crash my whole system making it reboot. I have been playing face of mankind for over a year now and never had these problems before but when in a combat situation it will regulary crash to desktop, also i just bought prey and this will also crash to desktop with a jerky sound repeat and sometimes crash my whole system after playing for between 5 and 30 mins. Also BF2 has never worked on my system, i can play for about 5 mins then my whole system will lock up, with a jerky sound repeat, then wont even start afterwards. I tried a system restore to before the problems started happening but this didnt fix the problem. I have a feeling the problem might be my sound card, as it is quite old in relation to the rest of my system. Im sure u can understand my frustration as my computer cost near to 2000 and my favourite games are no longer playable.
my system specs are:

AMD FX 55
Geforce 6800GT(with latest drivers)
SB live! sound card
1 gig ram

I am tempted to buy a new sound card (fatality SB) to try and fix the problems but if it didnt work would obviously be a big waste of money, any ideas or comments that might help me solve this problem would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance, Kroma.
 

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Ok..if i am honest this problem is not entirely to do with games or gaming, but hopefully you guys can help anyway.

(less than a week old)
- Intel Pentium D 930 Processor (Dual Core)
- 3.0GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB Cache
- 1024MB DDR RAM
- 300GB Hard Disk Drive
- 256MB ATI X550 HM Graphics
- Microsoft Windows XP Media Center

I am currently on a new pc, and i am having a load of problems with it. First of all games such as BF2 and GRAW keep crashing. At first i though that might might be a conflict between the processors, so i went Ctrl + Alt + Delete, found the process, right clicked and set affinity to CPU 0, hoping that as it was only using one, a conflict wouldn't happen. But i have also noticed that other programs such as registry mechanic and other random software keep crashing also. Surely this isn't a problem with the dual core. Anybody got any ideas of how to fix or diagnose the problem. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

P.S I am sure there is a problem, as this new computer IMO runs no-where near the specifications of my old pc, which has about half the specs of the new one.
 

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When I try to run Halo, it minimize by it self and a box comes up saying "gathering ecxeption data",
after that, the send error window comes up. I have the same problem for Unreal Tournament 04, when I run the game, it shutsdown by it self and no error comes up. I will appreciate any help.
Thank You!
I have:
WinXP SP2- OS, 2.6ghz AMD 64 fx55- CPU, 1gb Corsair XMS- RAM,
256mb AGP ATI x850xt- GPU, 160gb Western Digital- HDD, ECS VIA K8T800 PRO- mobo, BFG 650watts- PSU, DVD+-RW
 

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ok, so basically when i play nearly any game with 3d graphics, most notably those recently like battlefield 2, company of heroes (demo), C&C zero hour, act of war, stuff like that, the screen freezes, sometimes a load of artifacts appear on screen and then it will go black with something in the bottom right (to do with the monitor, dont think its important tho i'll find it and put it on here if it helps) before apparently going on standby (light goes from green to orange). this happens nearly all of the time i try and play a game and it is really frustrating. a similar problem happened a couple of months ago with the "no signal" error but i managed to fix that, however its just been in the last couple of weeks that this new problem has started happening.
earlier today i took the case off (carefully mind so as not to disrupt the airflow inside the case, to blow what little dust there was off the fans and everything, but it did the same again, with this error coming up "STOP 0x000000EA THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER" (taken from microsoft error report page thing). now installing the newer ATI catalyst drivers wont help, i know this because it didnt work last time and when that happened i had to update stuff in the device manager. i did that earlier but i didnt work. what i'm going to try right after this is take out all video drivers, reinstall and try to see if some newer omega ones ive got on here work.
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For some reason, my games i brought keep on crashing. My modern warfare game work for fine for a long time until. This also happens with my other games. My computer model is a HP Pavilion dv6 notebook. The processor is a AMD Turion(tm) II Dual-Core Mobile M500. It a Window 7 and a 64-bit operating system. Im not sure what to update if I need to.

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Hi,

Please follow these instructions: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ml#post2545708

Attach the .zip file to your next post in this thread.

Regards,
Reventon

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I really don't know if anyone can help here, as this post is going to be rather vague. Still, I'll give all the information that I can. I've checked and from what I can tell, all my drivers are up-to-date, as are my Windows updates. I haven't installed much, but I did uninstall a software firewall I had to see if that may have been the problem, and it didn't change anything.

Every game I've played for a decent length of time on this 2-week old PC has crashed at some point. Some more than others. Firstly, I'll give my specs.
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
Motherboard: Asus P5Q Pro
RAM: 4 GB (4 x 1 GB) Geil 'Black Dragon'
Graphics card: ATI Radeon HD 4870
HD: Segate Barracuda 500GB
Case: Antec 300
PSU: OCZ 600w StealthXStreme
Peripherals: Razer DeathAdder mouse and bog standard old emachines keyboard

Now, the list of games I've tried.

The Sims 2 - The main culprit. Usually it would start up fine and dandy, and then as soon as I went onto the 'create a character' area, it would crash within a few minutes. the crashing involved the screen sort of being divided into squares and misaligned, and the sound in my speakers repeating the last note of the music that had happened as it crashed. No response whatsoever from my computer and as a result me being forced to manually shut it down.

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Everytime i play a game like madden 2007 or cod2 my computer lock up!!!!!.
What can i be the drivers or videocard? the card is a geforce 6600 pci express.
i need help!!!!!!!!!
 

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its probably overheating..if it locks up...did you update your drivers..also hows the cooling in your rig? i assume you haven't overclocked it
 

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Pretty much all of my games are having the same problem(critical error). This is just the one from Unreal 2-

General protection fault!

History: ULegendMeshInstance::Render <- FDynamicActor::Render <- FActorSceneNode::Render <- UCanvas::execDrawActor <- (weaponInvAssaultRifle M08A1.weaponInvAssaultRifle1 @ Function U2.U2Weapon.DrawWeapon : 0017 line 2910) <- UObject::ProcessEvent <- (U2PlayerNetTestController M08A1.U2PlayerNetTestController6, Function U2.U2PlayerController.RenderOverlays) <- FPlayerSceneNode::Render <- UGameEngine::Draw <- UWindowsViewport::Repaint <- UWindowsClient::Tick <- ClientTick <- UGameEngine::Tick <- UpdateWorld <- MainLoop

Build: Mar 14 2003 13:26:15

My computer is: MSI 648 Max motherboard w/ P4 2.20 ,Radeon 9700Pro, 768mb ram

dxdiag below:
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System Information
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Time of this report: 10/8/2003, 14:24:40
Machine name: GAMING
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp2.030422-1633)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: MSI
System Model: MS-6585
BIOS: Version 07.00T
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.20GHz
Memory: 768MB RAM
Page File: 146MB used, 1732MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0b (4.09.0000.0902)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
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any suggestions?

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Ok, so about a month ago My computer started going all screwy. When I play a game like cod2 or any game on my comp, I get red lines and my comp crashes! I just Re-formated and it's still doing it to me. I have a nvidia 7800 gt, 1 gig, 450w power supply, 40 gig hard drive. But I just ordered a bigger 600w power supply to see if that's the problem but im skepticle. I also ordered 2 gigs and 2 250g hard drives, but that's not relivant. So if anyone has any info on what the problem might be please let me know!
 

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ok , i have had this problem for like 6 months and still hasnt been corrected. The problem i have is , all my games except the ones that use open GL work , and rainbow 6 black thorn , i dont know why that one works. i have done the following , updated vid card drivers, new processor fan cause was bad, and powerbox, 4-1 drivers. i have downloaded new bios but going to let someone put them on for me cause i dont know how to do it. I bought Rainbow 6 Raven shield yesterday and it will work but only for a little while ... maybe for like 5-10 mins , or will crash as soon as i play game. so PLEASE help as much as you can , i am tired of only playing 3 games tops .
 

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Hi . I installed A dual core AMD 64-4800+X2 New MOBO ASUS A8N 32 SLI.
Battlefield 2 will not start and Tomb Raider Legacy Has trouble.
Got the latest Video Drivers and sound. Any ideas ? These games run on my old system good. AMD 64 3500+
thanks JM
 

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Hi!
My computer is amd celeron 700 mhz, 319 Mb Ram, nvidia Gforce 2 mx 400(Hercules 3d prophet gforce 2 mx 400), win98 and winxp,
directx 8.1 and newest detonators.

My problem is Return Fire 2
It crashes when I play it with OpenGl


It just goes to black screen and all what I can do is press reset-button.
 

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anahu
Welcome to TSG!
Split your post to the prior thread since it was already resolved. This will allow yours to have the proper attention.
Dave
 

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