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Q: Playing Old games on a new comp.

Just for nostalgia value, I tried to play mechwarriors 2 mercenaries, one of my favorite games growing up. I have a much faster comp than the last time I played this 1900 amd, 512 ram.
I installed it and I tried to play it, but I get a black screen for a moment and then it immedialty closes. Is there a way to play old games on a fast comp?

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Preferred Solution: Playing Old games on a new comp.

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i read the sticky posts and this is my fist post, so go easy on me

ok so recently my computer has had some massive lag on all my computer games. before it was only World of warcraft when i hit a densly packed area, but now every game is lagging whenever i go online with it especially WoW even if its in small towns. so i did what the stickys said and heres my hijackthis log. thank ya in advance,

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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLanCfgG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe
C:\unzipped\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: ATLDistrib Object - {3FE36807-69ED-45D1-B9BE-85C0E3F75B6A} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\vtsqr.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\prog... Read more

A:incredible bad lag while playing comp. games.

Please tell me why there isnt an antivirus program installed on this machine.

In your reply, I shall require another Hijackthis log. Your previous post left out the top header of the Hijackthis log

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I have the latest drivers and direct X installed, but when ever I load a game my comp freezes up, I have a g-force 2 32mb graphics card, 524 memory and a AMD 900 processor. someone help as Im cracking up

Ste
 

A:Comp crashes when playing any games?

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Hey ya'll, I've got this problem where when I play games and things of that sort for about 30 minutes to an hour. My computer just seems to kind of freeze. Like , my monitor goes into a type of standby mode....... where its still on but I just see all black. And I cant use control alt delete, or alt tab, anything like that. Nothing seems to let me move....or do anything.

I was wondering if any of you might know the reason, or the solution.
I think it COULD be my video card over heating.... but im not very sure.
The game it usually happens on is, Half-Life Counter-strike.

I run a p4 2.0ghz 256mb ram with a Xpert 128 ATI vid card.
on a Win 98 OS ... I know I need more ram, and a better OS. Any ideas will be appreciated. Thanks
 

A:comp freezes when playing games

Hi,

Just a few things to check then, Power Mangement settings and Screesaver settings. Do not allow screensaver. Also do u have an app which tells u the temp of the system and cpu etc.. Try getting one if u havent and check the temps after running the pc for a while. Also visit here www.pcpitstop.com
 

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Is there a program that lets you play console games on the Computer?
 

A:Playing Console games on the Comp.

Don't know which games console you have in mind but you could start here :

http://directory.google.com/Top/Computers/Emulators/?tc=1
 

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Yeah, meh im back I'm not to computer savy so please try to answer in the simplest way as possible lol. Anyways, whenever im playing games/ watching vids, after about 15mins my comp completely turns off and starts this loud beeping noise no blue screen or anything? any help here at all?
 

A:Comp keeps crashing when playing games?

When's the last time you cleaned out your case? CPU and video fans and PSU fans get glogged with dust and your system overheats.
 

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When trying to play newer games my computer jerks and lags during play . Playing older games such as starcraft there is no problems. Any ideas what i need to do or fix ? Thanks,
SYSTEM INFO:
os name microsoft xp professional
version 5.1.2600 service pack1 build 2600
system manufacturer ecs
system model m830
system type x-86based pc
processor x86family 6 model 6 stepping 2 authentic AMD 1155 megahertz
total physical memory 256 mb
total availaible memory 64 mb
total virtual memory 874.10
availaible virtual memory 521.14
page file space 618.62 mb

why is my availaible so low? and how much more memory do i need?
also i have sdram and really should use ddram i was told ....thanks for any advice
 

A:comp lags playing newer games

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my computer keeps on freezing whilst i play games online and i have to restart it manual cause i cant get back to the desktop ctrl alt delete doesnt work can anyone help me shed some light on the problem much appreciated thanks
 

A:Comp keeps freezing whilst playing games

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Whenever i open up either call of duty 4,and sometimes call of duty 5 i tend to get a bluescreen and im forced to restart my comp or my comp freezes and i cannot use ctrl+alt+del to close the appliacation and forces me to restart my computer, i have gone over my event viewer and found some problems but i dont know what they mean

Hanging application iw3mp.exe, version 0.0.0.0, hang module hungapp, version 0.0.0.0, hang address 0x00000000.

Hanging application firefox.exe, version 1.9.0.3257, hang module hungapp, version 0.0.0.0, hang address 0x00000000.

Faulting application , version 0.0.0.0, faulting module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x00000000.

A:Comp Freezes/bluescreen while playing some games

post your computer specs on here. helps us guys better in helping you.

few things you can do now is update your graphic card driver.

The problems you say you are getting. i had when i had my old 8600gts card. it was a chip that was faulty. summat about overheated

Best way for me to say any more is to wait for your post with the pc specs. and what driver your graphic card is using.

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hi my comp freezes every time i play a game or even video mind you i put a 1 gig and 2 gig Kingston memory sticks in now it loves to dump itself checked them both even had a guy test them on his they work perfectly even the same comp too i also have a nvidia gts 250 in that checks out too even did tests on all my parts sept the extra drive which i took out still dumps not even a message comes up freezes up no message in fact while typing this it dumped and i restart and it brought this page right back up again its killin me i wanna dump it out the window
 

A:Comp freezes up playing games or even video

Give us your system specs including the make and model of your motherboard.
 

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The computer is a Compaq Presario 7AP140 7000 series. It has 800 MHz processor, 128 MB memory, and a 16MB Nvidia Riva TNT2 Model 64 Card. The problem with the comp is that it freezes and reboots when trying to play a DVD or some of the more complex games. Upon reboot I get a wasn't able to draw picture error that may have been caused by the divice driver for Nvidia Riva TNT2. The computer has XP on it, it had 98SE with the same problem. I noticed that this is a common problem but it seems like the way to fix it is still not clear. Any suggestions?
 

A:Comp freezes and reboots when playing certain games and DVD's

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Having a major problem with my computer after I have to reboot or shutdown for a while. If it crashes or I have to reboot, then whenever I start playing a game it will crash shortly thereafter, around 5 minutes after I start playing. I am not able to cntrl-alt-del or alt tab or alt f4, nothing it just completely locks up and the sound plays in a loop so I am forced to reset which in turn restarts the cycle of crashing while playing games again. This is happening with all new games such as WoW EQ2 and even wc3, but not on some of the older games like diablo and d2. I have updated my video card drivers. I use an NVidia 6600 GT card. So I'm asking for a little help and sorry if the sentences are a little sketchy, was hard to put into words what is going on.
 

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This happens when i have itunes on and playing games here is the attached dump file if somone could please help me i have already updated all the drivers for my computer drivers and have run memory diagnostic tool also... no problems reported in the completion of that mem test... please help

A:Playing games then comp freezes a few times then BSOD!!

Hello and welcome bugeye mate run these SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker and Disk Check

Plus

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/download from bleeping computer

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i have a amd x2 64 3600+
big 7600 gt
1 gb ram
asus m2n-e mobo
onboard soundmax hd audio
all games i play coh , graw2 hang with sound looping in the background
i.e. hanging is accompanied by recurring sound .....once only once onrestart microsoft error report indicated that there was some problem with the audio hardware and told to install updates for sound ..... asusual there were no updates available ... i then reduced the sound hardware acceleration in dxdiag from full to standard ......still problem persists ........also for most hangups there is no event recorded in event viewer (how is this possible)
before this my two usb ports have stopped working and i switched the ram positions (think my other two slots are not working properly ).....how to find out whether the problem is related to mobo ,ram ,videocard ,audio.......

anybody please help
 

A:Comp hangs with sound looping while playing games....

This could be a video driver issue too
 

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Hello, I have a question. My Lenovo Yoga 720 15.6" doesn't overheat, although I've noticed something rather odd. When I play Fifa 17 with the charger plugged in, the fans are very loud and the laptop gets pretty hot. When I play Fifa 17 on battery only (charger not plugged in) the fans are quite silent and the laptop doesn't get hot at all. Why is that? For all I know, I would expect the exact opposite...Thanks in advance!Kind regards,Tijs

A:Lenovo Yoga 720 15" : hot when playing games on charger, cool when playing games on battery???

The CPU runs at full speed when it is plugged in and runs more slowly on battery to save power.  Faster = more heat.

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Hello all,

I've been having a few problems with my laptop since I bought it. The problem mainly occurs when I'm playing a game (usually xcom: enemy unknown or deus ex HR at the moment) but has occurred when I'm browsing the internet (albeit far less often). The BSODs appear to be random but I'm using a blue tooth mouse and have noticed the BSOD will usually happened if I'm using it. I've also noticed that my laptop screen with black out for a split second on games that are quite graphics intensive for my system.

Its been frustrating me a lot so I reinstalled and fully updated windows 7. The GPU drivers are all up to date also.

I've attached the SF file that is required and would greatly appreciate any help.

Thanks for your time

A:BSOD whilst playing various games. Also happens when not playing games

Welcome to the Forum.

Just to make a note, you are having lot of different codes:

Code:
BugCheck 4E, {9a, 1c2cb0, 3, 0}
BugCheck A, {0, 2, 1, fffff800030c5e4e}
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800033f55b0, fffff8800e164e00, 0}
BugCheck A, {5a31618, 2, 1, fffff800030e80d8}
BugCheck 1E, {0, 0, 0, 0}
BugCheck D1, {5b, 2, 0, fffff88000e11993}
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800033db5b0, fffff8800b079f40, 0}
BugCheck D1, {5b, 2, 0, fffff88000e78993}
BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff8800144b039, fffff880037473d8, fffff88003746c30}
BugCheck 19, {3, fffffa8011ca7f40, fffffa8011ca7fb0, fffffa8011ca7f40}
Free up the start up:
Startup Programs - Change
Your antivirus is the only thing that's really needed there.

Run a system file check and disk check on your Hard drives:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check

Trend Micro can be a cause of BSOD's. Uninstall for testing purpose.
Sony Firmware Extension Parser driver - 2007 version has BSOD issues in Win7
Western Digital SCSI Arcitecture Model (SAM) WDM driver [br] 2008 driver version has known BSOD issues in Windows

Uninstall the above software using the free version of Revo Uninstaller. While uninstalling a software, opt for advance uninstall. This allows you to remove and delete registry left over of a stubborn program. Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

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So I recently opened my CPU because it was lagging and I thought maybe a little clean up might do the trick. So I softly brushed the drivers inside the CPU to get some dust off. However, when I turned on my PC, it seems that whenever I watch videos or play games, a loud crackling sound comes out from my speakers. I don't know what is causing this.

I have tried disabling my drivers (sound and display) but to no avail. However, if I mute the volume on my sound driver, the sound disappears. Which lead me to the conclusion that it might be a conflict of sound and display.

Since the problem only occured when I opened my CPU and cleaned it, it might also be a wiring problem or something.

Can someone help me on this?

A:Crackling sound in speakers when video playing/playing games/anything with graphics

Have you tried a different set of speakers? Make sure the speakers are all the way plugged into the jack.

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Hello sevenforums Community,
since about month im getting Bluescreens, which never happened before in 4 years.
It usually get the when i watch streams on twitch (which didnt happen since 1 week on my account though) or currently while playing League of Legends.
But they dont come every game, so i can for example play 4 games in a row and nothing happens or i get 3 one them in one game. Also they can come at any game time. It is kind of random to me how they appear.
The last two days I got about 7 so i really need help from u guys.
In the last two weeks i always got this message (STOP : 0x00007A (0xFFFF6FC50023598,0xFFFFFFFFC000000E,0x000000002A991880,0xFFFFF8A0046B30BE) ) without a sound and the pc didnt instantly reboot.
But the last days the Blackscreen stayed like 4 second so i couldnt see the error message on it, so i dont know if the error changed but there was this buzzing sound.

I really appreciate help (and sorry for my english skills ^^)

A:BSOD while playing videos or playing games (LoL) Error STOP : 0x00007A

Code:
DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (d1)
An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
BugCheck D1, {44, 2, 0, fffff8800406a8c1}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for athrx.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for athrx.sys
Probably caused by : athrx.sys ( athrx+5c8c1 )
Do you have the Atheros Network Adapter installed on your PC? If so, please update it and let us know.
The other dmp file wasn't too helpful - not sure if it was my windbg or if it was just corrupted.

Also can you run chkdsk?
Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log

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The title speaks for itself, i have dump files listed below, and i would really like to fix this problem. Thank you in advance.

A:BSOD playing some games/recently playing FIFA World

Welcome.


Code:
Built by: 7601.18409.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
Debug session time: Wed Jun 25 18:40:06.502 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:09.767
BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa8007fe08f8, 0, 0}
Probably caused by : AuthenticAMD
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_AuthenticAMD
PROCESS_NAME: System
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Built by: 7601.18409.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
Debug session time: Sun Jun 22 03:33:23.804 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:06.240
BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa8007be55d8, 0, 0}
Probably caused by : AuthenticAMD
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_AuthenticAMD
PROCESS_NAME: System
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Built by: 7601.18409.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
Debug session time: Wed Jun 18 15:45:19.162 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:07.333
BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa8007b727c8, 0, 0}
Probably caused by : AuthenticAMD
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_AuthenticAMD
PROCESS_NAME: System
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``

A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint. Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress. You can read more on this error an... Read more

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Last summer I was downstairs on my pc connected to an ethernet to the router. Internet was great no problems really.. I have a twin brother who is upstairs and he used wireless he lagged alot and he only had problems if I was on my computer and that went on for a while. I have a grandfather who sat infront of me while I was on my pc and I couldnt do it so I moved upstairs but I didnt have a wireless pci adapter for my pc I had a wifi adapter which you plug in the wall to wirelessy connect to the router downstairs and I just put my pc's ethernet into the wireless adapter. I used that for a little bit until I couldnt take the high ping I was getting in game servers forcing me to just move my pc in the corner of my room and I havent been on it since. I have been playing ps4 using a wireless connect to the router downstairs. I have connection problems off and on but not every day. I today just got back on my pc and I am expieriencing constant lag and disconnection from games and discord. My router is the NightHawk AC1700 ,my Adapter is a tplink adapter. What can I do to increase my internet speeds I just dont want so much lag and horrible ping when I play my pc games with my friends.. and a reminder my router is downstairs with the modem.
 

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I just updated and rebuilt my PC and have reinstalled Win 7 64 bit and am constantly getting a BSOD while using the PC. Specifically while downloading/installing/playing games. I have also had the error occur just while surfing the internet.
From the program Blue Screen Viewer it seems to be caused by ntoskrnl.exe+7f1c0 and/or ntoskrnl.exe+7e769
I can not find any solution to fix this issue, I have updated drivers, I have ran the Microsoft memory checker, , I have changed out my memory, tried 2 other video cards, tried two different wireless network cards, now on wired connection, I even changed motherboards, got the errors on both SSD and HDD. The only things I haven't changed out is the PS and CPU, since I am using the PC to write this I am ruling out the CPU as the issue.

I have used Memtest86 and prime95 to test the memory and CPU, nothing is coming back with errors or issues. I did run driver verifier and got two .dmp files for some specific files but not sure what to do with those now. They are included in the attachement

It seems to be software/driver issue but I can not figure it out.

Any help would be great, thanks!

A:BSOD downloading games/playing games/using internet 0x00000007F

Welcome
Your reports are not definitive and educated guess says that this is the cause of your problem
What is the asushwio.sys file?
Make a system restore point and then uninstall the associated software or update driver.

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Hello All

I have an HP Pavilion p7-1254 (at least started as that, had some stuff upgraded, explained below), AMD A6-3620 2.2Ghz Quad Core with AAHD2-HL board; save you the time of looking it up if needed. What happens is the system with will just freeze. Occasionally the audio that was playing with stutter infinitely like a skipping CD. Rarely I notice the system will stutter once or twice before totally freezing, happens in a couple seconds. But mostly, it just stops. When it freezes, the only option is to hard reboot.

I have had this problem for quite some time, probably about a year or two. At first I really didn't notice any consistency in the crashes, seems totally random. Some times it would freeze while browsing any random page, be it videos, forums, ad ridden or ad free. Any browser as well; Chrome, Firefox, IE. It also crashes when playing some games although not other games that have higher requirements; e.g. Guaranteed to crash, probably within 10 mins, if I play '8-bit Boy' on Steam (about as low res as implied) but I can go on 4 and 5 hour binges on Elder Scrolls Online or Skyrim with no crashes. I have recently noticed that YouTube videos (any video) is a guaranteed crash within a 20-30 seconds.

I have tried everything I have been able to find to do, to try and fix this issue; but none have worked. So far the hardware parts that have been replaced with new components are the RAM (now 2x4GB GEIL Enhanced Corsa PC3-12800), HDD (now 2TB WD Cavi... Read more

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Hello All

I have an HP Pavilion p7-1254 (at least started as that, had some stuff upgraded, explained below), AMD A6-3620 2.2Ghz Quad Core with AAHD2-HL board; save you the time of looking it up if needed. What happens is the system with will just freeze. Occasionally the audio that was playing with stutter infinitely like a skipping CD. Rarely I notice the system will stutter once or twice before totally freezing, happens in a couple seconds. But mostly, it just stops. When it freezes, the only option is to hard reboot.

I have had this problem for quite some time, probably about a year or two. At first I really didn't notice any consistency in the crashes, seems totally random. Some times it would freeze while browsing any random page, be it videos, forums, ad ridden or ad free. Any browser as well; Chrome, Firefox, IE. It also crashes when playing some games although not other games that have higher requirements; e.g. Guaranteed to crash, probably within 10 mins, if I play '8-bit Boy' on Steam (about as low res as implied) but I can go on 4 and 5 hour binges on Elder Scrolls Online or Skyrim with no crashes. I have recently noticed that YouTube videos (any video) is a guaranteed crash within a 20-30 seconds.

I have tried everything I have been able to find to do, to try and fix this issue; but none have worked. So far the hardware parts that have been replaced with new components are the RAM (now 2x4GB GEIL Enhanced Corsa PC3-12800), HDD (now 2TB WD Cavi... Read more

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Hello guys. So here is my issue i dont really know how to specific it further then this still hope it will help.

I have been getting BSOD for a while now and it's getting to the point i cant do a single thing on the computer. I did the config for dumps and so on and ended up with this RAR file with all the info i assume. I mostly get the bluescreen when i try to watch anime etc on googlechrome. It never works it's a matter of seconds before the BSOD comes. But when watching it on other browsers like opera it works just fine "mostly" even there it bluescreens from time to time. And then there is when it's most fatal, Playing onlinegames. Whenever I play online games like World of warcraft, League of Legends, Heroes of Neweart etc etc etc i risk getting bluescreens. It differs very much from game to game how often the bluescreens appear and it seems to not be preformance related since sometimes i play constantly for hours when maxing out games and pushing the computer to it's limits when it comes to frames. And still the bluescreen lies in dorment waiting for a more suitable interrupt for me. From the looks of it the bluescreen is related mostly to my operatingsystem more then commponents after i looked at the dumpfiles via "Bluescreenviewer".

I'm pretty clueless when it comes to this and i hope you guys can help me with this. also this is my first post so I maybe did this typical "bad thread", Still i hope this will get me atleast closer to... Read more

A:BSOD When playing games and playing flash player.

Hello Simon, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please read the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions, and post back with the needed information. One of our BSOD experts should be by afterwards to further help.

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Hi Guys,

I have issues with my desktop. I randomly get the bsod (kernel data inpage error). I thought it started after I installes the new ATI drivers. So I tried older drivers but without any result. After that I thought it was an issues with Win 7 64bit. So I installed 32bit. But still I get the bsdod.

can you please help?

Win 7 32 bit
oem original
hardware about two years old.
I have a new installed os.The old one started giving trouble after 2 years.

A:BSOD randomly after playing games or playing movies )

SP1 isn't installed, please do the following:





Quote:
Installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1
1. Visit the PC manufacturer's website and update ALL drivers. DO NOT use Windows Update or the "Update drivers" function of Device Manager.
2. Check Device Manager for any unknown/disabled devices - if there are unknown/disabled devices, fix them with the latest drivers from the device manufacturer's website (not the PC Manufacturer)
3. Visit Windows Update and get all updates (may take repeated visits)
4. Visit Windows Update and get Service Pack 1 (usually under Important Updates). Read these notes for installing SP1: Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 from the Microsoft Download Center
5. Visit Windows Update and get any other available updates. May take repeated visits, but keep it up until you get several "Windows is updated" results.
If you're having difficulties with installing a Service Pack, please use the SURTool from this link: What is the System Update Readiness Tool?
Also, check out this troubleshooting link from Microsoft: Troubleshoot problems installing Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

I have had limited success in installing updates/Service Packs when using a "clean boot". I suspect that I'm just bypassing the problem - and that it can come back to bite me in the butt later on.


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Hello, first time poster looking for help as I can't diagnose my issue after trying numerous things. Currently when I play a game the BSOD happens randomly, I can go a whole day without it, or it can happen frequently. It happens the most when I close or exit a game, then it'll kick to a blue screen.

I really appreciate what you guys do and I hope I followed all the instructions right on how to post my logs and stuff, here's the attachment and some basic system specs:

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
I have reinstalled to this computer numerous times.

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad q9550 @ 2.83 ghz

GPU: Radeon HD 5770

Mem: 4 Gigs of Memory

Motherboard: p5n32-e sli nforce 680i chipset

A:BSOD Playing various games, closing games, no overheating.

Before we can even begin to find the underlying cause you need to update the following drivers. Especially asacpi.sys. Yours is from 2005


Code:
ASACPI.sys 3/27/2005 10:30:36 PM
Lycosa.sys 1/18/2008 4:51:42 AM
nvm62x64.sys 10/17/2008 5:01:06 PM
netr28x.sys 2/25/2009 11:02:09 PM
How To Find Drivers:




Quote:
- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.


- - The most common drivers are listed on this page: Driver Reference Driver Reference
Driver Reference Table

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A friend of mine is having bsod issues when playing certain games, example:

Rainbox six siege,
Battlefield One (BETA)
and a few others.

Wondering if anyone can give us a clue as to the cause.

Windows Format is done, but to no avail, memtest has been run, and disk checked.

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Hello guys, my new PC had BSOD when playing games or playing music with window media player,
can somebody help me out? Thanks a lot

System Specs has been updated.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 3076

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA8007C307C8
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

debug-meteor5210-xxxx.zip

A:BSOD when playing games or playing music

Hello and welcome meteor mate I know I can dig them out of the debug stuff but some system specs are needed mate for starters
System Info - See Your System Specs

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Hi my computer freezes when I play some video games and also when I play AVI files (if I play mpeg files they work just fine, no freezing at all) But the thing is when I play games or AVI files my computer will freeze randomly (5 minutes, 30 minutes, just randomly sometimes it won't freeze at all) I don't know if it's the memory or not, here are my pc specs:

Windows XP SP2
AMD Athlon 1750 Mhz
1.00 GB of RAM
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200

So if you guys can help me, it would be greatly appreciated thank you!
 

A:Freezing while playing games and playing AVI files

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WHEN I TRY TO PLAY CERTAIN GAMES IN POGO GAMES IT TELLS ME " GOOGLE CHROME BROWSER 42 & ALL FUTURE VERSIONS OF CHROME WILL NO LONGER SUPPORT JAVA GAMES" AND I NEED TO DOWNLOAD INTERNET EXPLORER 11 TO PLAY POGO GAMES.  THIS LAPTOP ALREAY CAME WITH  INTERNET EXPLORER 11, AND STILL WON'T ALLOW ME TO PLAY  CERTAIN GAMES IN POGO. WHY NOT?  WHAT IS THE PROBLEM? AND WHAT CAN I DO TO CORRECT IT?   HELP!

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Hi Guys,

Hope someone can help me,

I am being re-directed by google when i click on any links, I have also had problems with installing certain programs (malware bytes / Hijack this / AVG) the only way around this has been for me to re-name them. Initialy the problem I had was with a recycler which didnt let me gain access to my drives but i managed to fix this from an application on the net.

I noticed the problem with google the same time as the recycler but it is still there now..
I have included logs below.
 

A:My comp is playing up

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 19:20:36, on 09/06/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCWZRD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony Ericsson\Sony Ericsson PC Suite\SEPCSuite.exe
C:\Program Files\DNA\btdna.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.ex... Read more

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Can someone help me before I launch this laptop out of the window.

I had a hard drive prob so yesterday had a new hard drive (80GB, it used to be a 40) and re install of windows. I have Office 2003 on.

I have today had some new software for my business installed which operates in Access.

I have noticed since the Hard Drive how the computer wont open the files straightaway sometimes or any other programmes.. It will put the egg timer on and look as if it is looking for it then the egg timer stops. Sometimes if I wait, the computer will "Catch up" and everything will catch up and I will have all programms open at once.

I cannot open Task Manager when this is happening and while Web Pages update nothing will help me

A:Comp just not playing

How fast is you comp do you have enough memory? Also did you do a fresh install of all your programs or copied some from the other drive. Try defrag check to see if one of those programs is outdated or has expired and go though and delete any old programs you are not using.. and then scan spyware virus and see what happens

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hi i have an old compaq with 8mb video/385sdram/400p2 and iam just thinking what are some good old games i could find to put on it that might work
 

A:fun games for old comp

Doom 95
 

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Looking for some good games that would work well, no slowing down, with this computer:
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X 2 Dual-Core Processor 1.9 GHZ
Memory: 2 GB
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon X1200
This is also a laptop computer.
Both free games and commercial games.
 

A:What are some good games for this comp?

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When I put in my Battlefield 2 CD into the ROM, it auto plays the way it should, then it asks what language, and then I press install, the installation wizard opens the BF2 install screen, then the bar loads, then the screen blinks a greenish color then nothing happens.

Keep in mind I had BF2 on my comp before, but uninstalled it to move it to a new HD. And help would be appreciated. I just can not figure this out!

Thanks.
 

A:My Comp will not let me install a few games >:(

Did you install correctly the drivers??
 

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Got a new comp, games won't work... please help

I recently bought a new computer, has 512 RAM, AMD Anthlon 2500+ (1830 MHz) and a 70 GB Hard drive, video card is an onboard one, an SiS one: Plug and Play Monitor on SiS 650/651/740/661FX/741/760 Series.


Now here is my problem, I've tried a few games : Alien vs Predator 2, Warcraft 3 the Frozen Throne, and World of Warcraft.

The games either get an error, or the computer just restarts itself all together without any notification, and I try the game again, few mins into it, happens again... This really frustrates me, I contacted the comps technical support and I haven't got any answer yet, so I'm trying here because this is my bros new comp and I just feel really bad for him right now.

I need to know what can cause this, can it be the card? I tried to look for updated drivers, but I don't know what model it is and I tried the site and just coundl't figure it out, I also got dirext x9c. Anyways can the restarting and errors be from the video card? Could it be because the drivers arent updated, if there is an update? Can installing a new video card fix this problem? I really need some help guys...Thanks in advance. All suggestions are welcomed.


Also, now when I try and run World of Warcraft it says:

This application has encountered a critical error:

ERROR #0 (0x85100000)
Program: C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\WoW.exe
File: C:\build\buildWoW\Storm\Source\SFile.cpp
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A:Got a new comp, games won't work...

Download video drivers here http://www.sis.com/support/
But onboard video, especially SIS, is useless when it comes to playing games that have come out in the past few years. You need to get a video card. Hopefully your motherboard has an AGP slot. You can get a decent card for about $60.
 

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hi everyone,

whenever i play a game on my computer after a while it crashes saying (gamename).exe has encountered an error and must be closed, i have no idea what this is. I'm not even sure what to check for, or what info to give but basically every game i run crashes after a while. Eq2 can take hours to crash, but as soon as i hit the "stress test" option on countstrike source it does this.

My video card is nvidia geforce 6600
2 gigs of ram
windows xp athlon 3.2

When it crashed last with EQ2 it said it would include a file frmo my temp folder called 6191appcompat.exe. If thats relevent tell me and ill get more info on it.

Tell me what info you need i'll check back tomorrow.
 

A:Games crashing on my comp

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The game I'm working with at the moment is the sims 2 with 3 expansions. I just got a new PC and put vista on it. When I first started playing the sims 2 it was running perfectly, no skipping or anything. Now its already starting to skip, like when you fast forward time you can see the time skipping minutes like 10:50-10:54, it wasnt doing that at first.

Questions: Does custom content affect the speed of the game? How can I optimize my computer so there is no skipping in the sims 2 (its not horrible but its not perfect anymore). I have 2 gigs ram, geforce 9500xtreme vid card, 2.13 ghz core 2 duo.
 

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hello

I've recently had problumes with my computer while playing games such as WOW and Fable. the game would randomly freeze like someone hit the pause button and the only way to fix it is to turn the computer on. but even then the game would still freeze. i know i have the min system requirenments for both WOW and fable and ive even had it freeze with games that only require 256Mb of ram.

my comp specs:
512 RAM
128 Vid RAM
2.66 core 2 duo

plz help....
 

A:comp freezes during games

Hi

Have you upgraded any hardware recently? The most likely problem is that your graphics driver has not been upgraded. I remeber oblivion kept freezing in the exact same circumstances as yours untill I upgraded my graphics driver... What chipset is your graphics card?
 

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Well basically a few days ago my computer screen would go black in the middle of playing a game and it would force me to restart my computer because I couldn't do anything. I thought it was a bug with titan quest since it hadn't happened in half life 2 or WoW. Sadly this morning after 5 minutes of playing WoW the same thing happened so I restarted and tried half life 2. The game almost immediately did the same thing and when I tried to restart my computer won't even turn on properly. It sounds like it is running fine but I get no picture and the 3 lock lights dont come on when I try.

My luck with my computer has been nothing but bad in the past year. I am now on my third hard drive, 3rd Graphics card, 2nd motherboard, and almost needed a new sound card. If anyone is able to help me, please do because all of this money I have pretty much put down the drain has led me to think I should just forget about fixing it and sell the parts and spend my money on something else.
 

A:Can't turn comp on b/c of games?

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when playing rainbow six raven shield every once in a while my comp reboots for no apparent reason. i have the latest patch and it still happens.
 

A:comp reboots while playing game

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Sorry please delete this i figured it out...
 

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Sorry I don't know where to post this so I'll post it here. An hour ago, I was playing Payday 2 and my comp just decided to turn off. After I turned it on, I can hear the comp turn on but there's only black screen. This sometimes happen to me only on start up and I'll just turn it off and then turn it back on and everything would be normal. Well after I dusted off my comp, it started again for a few minutes and then it decided to restart and there's just black screen. Restarted it a few times to see if it goes back to normal but no luck, just black screen. Does anyone know what's wrong with my comp? I don't know much about computers, just bought parts and had someone assemble it for me. Comp is about 2 years old. I'm guessing it's my graphics card. Ty

A:comp turned off while playing payday 2

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. Have you tried Safe Mode ? ...

Can you Boot into the BIOS ? ...
Read the Tutorial below and follow the steps ..
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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Hey I'm new here and was wondering if I could possibly get some help with this issue I have been experiencing. When I've been in World Of Warcraft for quite some time, or any other game for that matter, my computer totally locks up, and until now I never noticed that I received a BSOD after it reboots itself.

I built my system myself and the specs are as follows
MoBo: Asus A8N-SLI Premium Socket 939
CPU: AMD 4000+ 2.4 ghz
PSU: ULTRA 550w
RAM: Patriot 2 x 1GB PC 3200 DDR 184 Pin D400
Drive: WD 320g 7200 RPM
GFX Card: eVGA 7950 GX2 512MB

I debugged the BSOD and in return I got:
Microsoft ® Windows Debugger Version 6.10.0003.233 X86
Copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Documents and Settings\jswan08\My Documents\Mini122508-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 (Service Pack 3) UP Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.080814-1236
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x804d7000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x80554040
Debug session time: Thu Dec 25 00:20:28.583 2008 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 5:02:19.671
Loading Kernel Symbols
...............................................................
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..........
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A:Comp Crashes While Playing WoW for quite some time

also I am now getting another error with dthtml.exe with the module nvcpl.dll, but It didnt create a log for me to post to you guys.

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I have a custom built computer and when i run Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 it crashes. This is the only game i have installed on my computer right now so it is the only one that crashes.
Motherboard: A-Bit AV8
CPU: AMD Athlon 64-bit 3.0 ghz I think
First VIDEO: ATI 9600 Radeon all-in wonder
NEWEST VIDEO: GeForce 6200
Both of my video cards aren't fixing the problem so i don't think it's the drivers
While running the game it will go to a black screen and then the desktop will appear with an error message saying RCT3Pro.exe and then asks to send an error report.
 

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From a topic I posted in the Games & Consoles Section
I've seen many routes from complex component-dvi converters ($200+) to simple breakout cables. Anybody have any experience playing console games (gamecube, ps2, dreamcast) on a pc monitor (BTW I have a Samsung Syncmaster 906BW). Is there any way to connect component (RGB) vid to DVI (hd) input without lag or glitching?

Video Card - MSI Geforce NX7600GS 256 PCIE
 

A:How do I play ps2 games on my dvi-in comp monitor?

Don't double post: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic101505.html

Pretty much any time you send an input through a card you will get lag. So avoid that. If you have to convert analog to digital, then its going to be probably some expensive dedicated box.

Anyway I'm closing this thread because you aren't going to get away with spamming your problem in whichever forum you want.
 

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