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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.


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

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)

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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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:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Digidesign\Drivers\MMERefresh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.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:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Commo... Read more

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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?

A:Games Keep Crashing or Freezing!!!

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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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A:Games keep freezing & crashing.

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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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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:\Program Files\Windows SteadyState\SCTSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hijackthi... Read more

A:Freezing and Crashing windows and games

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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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?

4. My friend suggested to update my BIOS, which is apparently extremely outdated. He says ... Read more

A:Crashing/Freezing while playing Games

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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?


System Information
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
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
Sys... Read more

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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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.

Pls help

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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.
6. If I'm only doing one video related thing it oft... Read more

A:Video Issues, Crashing, Freezing videos and games

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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.

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

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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 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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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

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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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i have some sort of hardware issue, but i haven't been able to narrow it down... all my games are crashing, giving me the main .exe file as the app name and mod name in windows error reporting... is it possible that my radeon 9200 is conflicting with the nvidia chipset on my motherboard ?(gigabye GA-7N400-L) i have the newest drivers for both, and all my windows updates (except SP2)... all other system drivers look ok, and i have the newest directx... it started happening the first time i put a game on after a fresh format/reinstall of XP
what's going on???

A:games crashing

have you loaded all the motherboard drivers when you re-installed

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i just built a computer and when i install games like rfacto and juiced two and the sims 3 they all crash as soon as i start them and i cant fugure out why all other apps i donload and install work fine?any help? i have win 7

A:games crashing

I recently recamped my computer and reinstalled my OS (WIN XP) and am having this problem as well. i have installed DirectX 9.0 and Updated from Windows all the needed drivers.
I cant figure out whats going on. (i have tried multiple games(huh))

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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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Hi Guys! .....Say, I know this problem has been here before, but no one seems to have an answer!

A lot of us with good specs suffer from this! Here are mine:

System Information
Time of this report: 5/13/2013, 15:12:06
Machine name: IVAN-PC
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: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: GA-990XA-UD3
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor (6 CPUs), ~3.3GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8190MB RAM
Page File: 1351MB used, 15025MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

One goes to all the expense of trying to avoid trouble only to be caught just the same.

Sniper Ghost Warrior - Far Cry 3 are big offenders here. Surly someone has found an answer ..yes?

A:Crashing games

I know its simple and most probably been suggested but have you tried a FRESH install of the latest drivers? Fresh means completely removing the old and installing the new.

What graphics card do you have? (am i just not seeing it in your specs?)

Monitor your temps during game play and when see what they go up to when they crash.

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I just built a new PC, and for some reason, Games I had on my old 98 Machine are crashing to the desktop, or the video is extremely choppy
I have updated the vid drivers from ATI/Radeon and Directx 9.0b says there are no problems in dxdiag.

The two games I have tried... Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 and Max Payne.. I tried Max Payne after Tiger Woods just to confirm a problem existed.

Video is choppy and freezes the screen on Tiger woods...Maxx payne crashes to the desktop, animations seem to run fine untill you get into play mode.

This system is 3 times faster than my last one and has twice the RAM, and they both played fine on it . so whats up ...Rhett

PC.. AMD XP2400
Windows 2K Pro
512 MB RAM
ATI/Radeon 9000
160 GIG W/D harddrive

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Hello! My name is Sven, and I recently bought a new pc. The videocard in it was terrible so I replaced it with a MSI Radeon rx460 4G. After I replaced it and started downloading some games. I found the error that when I launch a game and try to play it, after 5 minutes the game crashes and sends me to the desktop with an error . I can not play any games now and It it really frustrating, I do not know what to do. Please help me.

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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!!


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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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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I'm running legit copies of Halo 2 and Assassin's Creed, and they tend to crash my display driver/video card at any random old time. Usually around 5 minutes in. Less for AC. I know it's the display driver or video card or whatever because the game freezes with red squiggly lines all over the place, then the monitor says no input detected. The computer, however, is still running. I have Vista Ultimate 32bit, and an EVGA 8800GT. I can post more info if necessary, but please if you have any suggestions let me know. All my drivers are up to date and I disabled my onboard graphics in my bios so that only PCIE is outputting. Thanks in advance.

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"If" you are overclocking, try turning the clock speed down. If not, then based on your description of the "red squiggly lines all over the place, then the monitor says no input detected." sounds like either the resolution is set to high, or more than likely, your video card is failing.

It would also help if you posted your system specs as well.


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help all my games keep crashing no mater what i play thay just crash the twist is i have 2 computer all but the same but my main want play games my main is a amd 3000+,winxp pro sp2, geforce 6600 256 mb vid,1gig ram on 2 512mb sticks, x3 160gig hdd, 500w power saply and my moutherboard is a gigabite 7n400 pro2 with all the bells and whistles but when i play game thay just crash to the desktop even red alert 2 but my 2nd pc works good its only a amd 2600+ with a geforce 6600 128mb vid it play all game fine
but back on mine all the rest of the computer stuff works fine just not the games im allway down at the computer shop but that dont have a clue so can any please help me with this.

A:please help all my games keep crashing

What kind of PSU are you using and have you checked the actual power out it is providing? Have you run memtest86 (google it, it's a free utility) to test your RAM? These are the two most likely culprits. Also, make sure you're running a stable driver for your video card. Try 78.05 for a 6600 series.

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I noticed this was happening a few weeks ago as I exited games, it would suddenly stop working and get an error "program failed" message in multiple games (oblivion and left 4 dead). In the last week, it's started to happen more and more often. Now it's closing out programs 5 minutes in to any 3d game (oblivion, fear, left 4 dead).
This is strange, as I've been using this system for months with no problems.

Tried running oblivion in a smaller window with speedfan on. Temperature peaked at 53C, and then cooled down a bit, and then computer crashed a few seconds later. Later I started up l4d on single player, paused it immediately to go to the bathroom, came back and it had crashed.

Some of these problems occurred after installing a new kodak printer. I'm noticing now that the kdiscover.exe is crashing often, although not neccessarily at the same time as my games. I uninstalled that as a test, still crashes. I also tried shutting down racagent (as that helped a friends computer). At the time it seemed to help, but the crashing continued to get worse.
I thought that drivers might be the issue, but newer drivers has not stopped the problem. I run AVG every morning, no viruses detected thus far. And the computers not running slowly. I ran defrag, and ccleaner doesn't detect any problems. Some of the other programs (registrybooster) did, but I would rather not pay $30 dollars unless I'm sure it will solve the problem.
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Apart from kdiscover.exe, do any of these game crashes point to a particularly consistent .exe or .dll in the error message?

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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.


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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.

I tried this game again today and it lasted much longer. About an hour, maybe. Everything w... Read more

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I have been having problems with games crashing on my computer lately. I mainly play World of Warcraft. Whenever I start WoW my comp will run for 10 min or so and then I will get a VPU recover error. WoW will continue running for anywhere from 30 min to a few hours longer and at that point the monitor will flicker off but the computer will continue running. At this point I have to restart the comp to get the monitor to work again. I have the latest video card and chipset drivers along with completely upgaded win 2K OS. The only weird part is that this problem is intermittent, my comp may work fine for a week or so and then it starts crashing. I have reformatted numerous times and it seems to work ok immediately, but the problems always come back in a week or so. Forgot to mention I have a 420W raidmax power supply that came with the case. Any help to remedy this problem would be appreciated, thanks.

A:Crashing during games please help !!

Most PS's that come with case are usually crap. Thats why the case and PS costs less than a good PS alone. Most of the cheap ones dont even put out the power they claim and can even damage components over time. The components you have use quite a bit of power. You can get a good Enermax or Antec PS for about $40-50.
When I first got my 9800 it ran so hot that it would lock up. I had to put on an aftermarket cooler. You can also try an older driver. Also make sure Fast Writes is turned off. FW tends to make ATI cards unstable.

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I have been trying to play games such as League of Legends, TERA, WoW, EE, etc but they all keep crashing, here is a report on WhoCrashed after I ran it:
System Information (local)

computer name: USER-PC
windows version: Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 6.1, build: 7601
windows dir: C:\Windows
CPU: GenuineIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G630 @ 2.70GHz Intel586, level: 6
2 logical processors, active mask: 3
RAM: 8526442496 total
VM: 2147352576, free: 1933434880

Crash Dump Analysis

Crash dump directory: C:\Windows\Minidump

Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.

On Fri 6/6/2014 11:28:58 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\060614-12714-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x75BC0)
Bugcheck code: 0x1A (0x41790, 0xFFFFFA800046EA80, 0xFFFF, 0x0)
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
Bug check description: This indicates that a severe memory management error occurred.
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A:My games keep crashing!

Test RAM - http://www.sysnative.com/forums/hard...memtest86.html

See if Driver Verifier flags any 3rd party drivers - http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ed-473665.html

Regards. . .


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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

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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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Hi guys.

I have recently finished building my computer, my first build. I've noticed that when trying to play games (Starcraft 2, Sniper: Ghost Warrior, King Arthur: Collection), I can play for a little bit, usually between 20-40minutes but then when I'm playing the screen will all of a sudden go black/dark blue and the audio will start looping. Sometimes the computer will then restart itself, other times I will have to hard reset it myself by physically pressing and holding the on/off button on my case. I had been hoping it would be an outdated driver for the graphics card, but I have updated to Catalyst 11.12 and there is still problems, I have also tried Catalyst 11.5 and 11.11 and each version I still have crashes on. I have tried re-installing Windows 7 again and that also did not fix the problem. Today I updated my BIOS to the latest version and that seemed to fix it for a bit but then it crashed again. I have tried just about everything I can think of and nothing seems to fix it. Could you guys possibly help me out?

My specs are;
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 1 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8174 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305142 MB, Free - 191271 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M5A78L-M LX
Antivirus: None

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I have a laptop with specs

Processor: core duo 2 Ghz
Ram: 1 Gb DDR2
Video Card :ati x1600 (256 mb)
Harddrive: 120 Gb
Windows XP Sp2

I have been playing company of heroes, assassin's creed,fear for the past 2 weeks on my laptop but today , whenever i start up the games they they crash and give me an error report.
COH does work for a few minutes but then it too crashes.
i have re-installed my drivers but with no success.
any suggestions will be helpful.


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Whats the crash error?

My one thought is, if it wasn't a driver issue, maybe your video card is dying. Lets hope that isn't it.

Install or update anything recently? A new antivirus or spyware scanner?
Defraged your hard drive?
Tried disabling any Virus scanners you may have?

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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:

I have checked out a few forums and saw some people had the same problem I am having, but their resolutions didn't work for me.

I have an Athlon XP 1800, Win2k, 512 RAM, PNY GeForce 4 Ti4200.

Recently I updated my Battlefield 1942 to the 1.6 patch. The game ran smooth for a little while. Then one day it would crash (either crash window completely, or sometimes I could esc to the Desktop) just as the level was done loading.

I thought it might be a problem with just that game, but it seems to be doing it with every game now! Within a couple of seconds into the gameplay, it would freeze. The only option is to restart the PC.

I have re-installed the nVidia driver, reverted to an old (v44) driver, updated my DirectX to 9b, updated my via chipset drivers, disabled the fast write in bios, decreased my memory frequency.

Some people have said that they reformatted their HDD, reinstalled the OS and it still had the same problem.

Also, I contacted PNY (my card's manufacture) and they told me I could RMA it, but that they could tell if I was overclocking it, which would void my warranty.

Well, Ive never done any HARDWARE overclocking, only slight driver-level overclocking. Do you think they can tell if I have done that?

Thanks for any help


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Okay plain and simple every time I load any type of game it crashes 5 minutes into gameplay. I have checked the event viewer and got errors about my catalyst screwing up, so I wiped all of AMD drivers and reinstalled. That didnt work so now I ran some games again and still just crashes with no errors at all. Check event viewer again and saw this error



- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-WHEA-Logger" Guid="{C26C4F3C-3F66-4E99-8F8A-39405CFED220}" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2014-08-09T18:17:23.253729200Z" />
<Correlation ActivityID="{2A04385A-56B0-41E8-A665-7C363D49267A}" />
<Execution ProcessID="1128" ThreadID="4232" />
<Security UserID="S-1-5-19" />
- <EventData>
<Data Name="ErrorSource">1</Data>
<Data Name="ApicId">2</Data>
<Data Name="MCABank">0</Data>
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I have a problem with games crashing at different points, some at the start some after 5-10 minutes with a loud pitch sound out of the speakers??? I have no idea what can be causing it please help....

amd 1ghz
prophet II MX 64mb
SB live 1024
Chaintech MB CT-7AJA

A:Crashing games

try this faq, it covers a lot of issues with amd chipsets and gforce cards, may help you out.

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I built a computer, it has the following specs:
Intel Pentium CPU G3220 @ 3.00GHz
Speed 3.0 GHz
Number of Cores 2
Video Card:
Intel HD Graphics
Chipset Intel® HD Graphics
Dedicated Memory 256 MB
Total Memory 1.7 GB
Memory 3.8 GB
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise Edition, 64-bit
I just downloaded a couple games (from sites like Amazon) like DDO, Simcity 4, and a couple of Fate games, and they all crash after a little while of running them. DDO crashes before it launches, on the login screen. Simcity crashes on the EA logo, and the fate games crash after the intro. I downloaded another game, HOMM3 Complete and it works just fine. I was thinking that maybe my graphics card wasn't good enough to run it, but I would like to know. Thanks!

A:Games keep crashing?

Hey ammon173,
There may be a possibility that your drivers are out of date.
Try updating your drivers and then try again.

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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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I tried to play the game Half-Life 2: Episode One a week ago. When I started it, I noticed the little black holes in the textures. Fine, I can live with that, I thought, but suddenly, the game crashed and ATI Catalyst opened the Send Error Report window. I sent it twice, but they're still not responding. I tried to play Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines too, but the same thing happened (it was working just fine two months ago). The first thing I thought was that there was something wrong just with those games (cause they use the same engine), but I noticed those little black holes in the Catalyst Control Center "3D" tab, window with that red car in 3D (it doesn't crash though).

My graphic card is Radeon X1300 Series
System info:
AMD Athlon 64 processor 3000+
1.81 GHz, 512 MBRAM
Microsoft Windows XP MCE 2002 with Service Pack 2

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