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Computer freezing in Oblivion game

Question: Computer freezing in Oblivion game


I was playing Oblivion on the default settings when I realized that I could play on a higher resolution because I have a good graphics card.
It was going fine for a while yet the last time I tried to play the game kept freezing on me.
I tried lowering the resolution and graphics but to no avail it still freezes.
I'm kinda confused now.
If it helps just recently I had Roxio on my computer and it refuses to uninstall properly. Everytime I start my computer an error comes on screen saying I need to run Roxio setup.exe which is complete Bull. I doubt this is connected to my video problem but Im not positive.

Anyway my main problem is the freezing of video during gameplay of Oblivion.

Can anyone help?

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Answer: Computer freezing in Oblivion game

I solved (most of) my Oblivion lockups by editing Oblivion.ini, lowering iThreads and iNumHavokThreads values. Apparently the engine not that well multithreaded.

As for Roxio, you might be able to disable that startup thing with msconfig.

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Hi, bought the elder scrolls iv/Oblivion game. Installed okay, ran intro okay but when zooming in to the window of the castle, presumably to start the game the screen goes black and reverts to the desktop each time. Have tried re-installing without success. Have closed all programmes. Have used defrag and scan as recommended. Pc info sa follows- Windows XP (pro) AMD Athlon tm XP 3000+ 2.16ghz 512mb ram Freecom cdrw 52k NVIDIA Geforce fx 5200 Ps/2 compatible mouse Am not up on computers so hope the above info is correct and useful. Many thanks for any help.

Answer:Oblivion pc game not working

This sort of behaviour is usually a graphics driver issue, probably a clash between a feature of the game and the version of driver installed. There is a forum for elder scrolls iv/Oblivion here, where some driver issues are discussed click here

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I just got Oblivion and tried to play the game and after the intro it crashed to the desktop.
I can't figure out what is going on any ideas ?
These are the errors I keep getting.

Answer:Oblivion Game crash

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My problem is this: When I ran Oblivion (With or without oldblivion) it loads the menu, but when I click on new game, it shows the crosshair for a second and then crashes - Error displayed by xfire is below. It crashes with or without xfire running.

I assumed it was one of the mods causing problems but after deactivating all mods, even after uninstalling, cleaning settings and registry and then running it on a clean install, it still has this same problem.

What intrigues me is that I have run it before with exactly the same configuration, and it worked fine. Can anybody shed light on what might be causing it?

Windows XP Home SP2
Athlon XP 3200+ (2.8GHz)
1024MB RAM
GeForce FX 5600XT (256MB)
DirectX 9.0c

Xfire's Error Report:
<ExceptionReport Version="4">
<Application Build="24715" Command="&quot;C:\Oblivion\Oblivion.exe&quot; "/>
<OperatingSystem Type="2"><Version Major="5" Minor="1" Build="2600"/></OperatingSystem>
<Exception Code="C0000005" Address="00695DA5"><Module Section="0001" Offset="00294DA5" FileName="C:\Oblivion\Oblivion.exe"/></Exception>
<Registers EAX="00000000" EBX="00000000" ECX="7FFFFFFF" EDX="00000000" ESI="01DAADD8" EDI="20001EE8" CS="001B" EIP="00695DA5" SS="0023" ESP="... Read more

Answer:Oblivion crashes on 'New Game'

without xfire running, does windows xp give you an error report for crashing , if so plz tell us

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I have recently purchased oblivion with shivering isles, but it keeps freezing, things move around me, but I can't move my mouse or use the keyboard. I have a good PC [about a year old] which should easily handle it, but it still crashes. Also it is not demanding when it crashes, ie. I maybe walking through a cave and it will do it. I have changed everything to lowest setting, but still same problem. My specs are:

Pentium D Dual Core 2.8ghz processor.
1gb Ram
Nvidia GeForce 7300gs 512mb Ram
Windows XP Media Centre Edition


Answer:Oblivion IV Keeps Freezing

Do you have any background programs running, like anti-virus things that may be scanning the computer? Also, try reducing the graphics settings in the game, it may help.

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i have been stuck in my game at times and realized that there is a "cheat" console that can be activated by the "~" key. but when i press it nothing happens. i have learned through my days of research that it has to with a Built in IR receiver that is for some reason blocking the ~ in vista. all you have to do is disable the "ITECIR Infrared Receiver(EC)" in the device manager. I have tried this countless times on my machine and the disable function is greyed? all i can do is uninstall, but i dont want to that in case in the future i want to us an IR i wount have to hunt for the driver. But i heard online that it doesnt matter if you uninstall it, when yuo reboot it will just replace it with a new one. Im not usually one for using cheats but i really got myself stuck. I have checked and i do have the permissions to disable it, but it wont let me. if someone can help me that will be great. if this helps, my machine is a Dell Studio XPS 16. thank you in advance!

Answer:[SOLVED] Disabled '~'; key in Game(Oblivion)

Hello botbry,

I hope this will fix your issue.


"If you have a new system with the Microsoft eHome devices, these will conflict with the program being able to read the scan code for the tilde key from the keyboard. Those Microsoft eHome devices or drivers need to be disabled in order to allow the game to "see" the tilde key being pressed. The MIRC (Microsoft Infrared Remote Control) seems to disable the tilde (~) key in both Oblivion and Morrowind. Simply disconnecting the MIRC from the USB port will fix this issue."

Bethesda Fix

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I recently installed Oblivion, but it crashes a few second after I start a new game (I can create my character and load the game and then play a few seconds before I get an error message). If I load the autosave, it crashes immediately after the load bar is full. If I stand still it won't crash untill I do something (attack or walk) and if I walk up to the cell door the guy starts talking as the game freezes. I don't know how to fix this and I'd really appreciate some tips.

I'm running on an Intel i7 920 processor with Windows 7 64-bit, XFX Radeon HD 5870 video card and an XFX x58i motherboard. I have installed all the latest drivers for my video card, motherboard and sound card. I have reinstalled the game, but that didn't change anything. I am running Oblivion without any mods, and turning the video settings down to the lowest doesn't help.

Please help!

Edit: I experimented a bit and found out it crashes immediately on quit game and load game (even if loading a manual save), but not immediately after starting a new game. I hope this information helps.

Answer:Oblivion crashes on new game and load

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i installed it, and tried to get into a the game, i clicked on oblivion.exe from the root folder, and got a error saying its had to close, then i tried the other exe option launcher i think its called, then a menu poped up, "checking hardward" something like that
then2 seconds later, your graphics card suck basicaly, setting settings to median, im like ok thats fine for me i only wana play the game, but then as soon as i press play, bam, error had to close why is this happening? im useing a no cd crack on it because iv had to give my mate his disk back as its his game not mine, my specs are

vista home preminum
2gb ram
256sharded graphics
intel 945/950gm chipset
1.73GHz core 2 duo

if i can even get it on low setting this will be fine foe me, i have this on my xbox360 aswell, and have 1250G, but i wana play it on my laptop when im out n about, cod this game owns

Answer:oblivion PC error when starting the game


Its probably just me, but i don't trust laptops much. Thats probably not ur problem though. You problem seems pretty weird and wide ranging. I'd suggest trying some of these options:
- Try downloading the freeware "oldblivion" and using that.
- Try getting a new cd crack.
- Get your friend to burn the disc.
- Update your graphics driver.
- Get one of them vista hotfixes off the internet. I also happen not to trust vista too, but people say that many Vista problems are just cause they don't have the hotfixes.

Hope it helps. Oblivion is an awesome game.

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Ok I have this crash on oblivion when i go to the main menu and i press new game and not even the cutscene before the character creation starts and i did of course delete the oblivion.ini, did a reinstall but i dont really know wth is going on ive been at this for about a month and a half and trying to solve this stupid problem....

Answer:Crash on starting new game on oblivion

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hey everbody,

i have a slight problem on my hands. when i play oblivion, the in-game music skips a lot. all the other sounds like footsteps/swords/battles/environments play perfectly fine but the background music won't stop skipping. I use a creative x-fi soundblaster xtreme music card to which i recently updated the drivers to and a sennheiser hd555 headset as well. I can provide any extra info needed.

thanks in advance,

Answer:Oblivion in game music skipping

Do you take care of your oblivion disk? It may have a really bad scratch...

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I've had Oblivion for a long time now, played it through many times, but I recently upgraded my video card (ATI Radeon 9500 Pro) to an nVidia GeForce 7800 GS, as well as upgrading my RAM from 1Gb to 2.5Gb and I'm now unable to get Oblivion to run.

The game starts up, I hear the music for the intro movie, I can hit escape to skip it, then I see the menu options (Continue, New, Load, etc.), but I have no mouse cursor, no background, etc. I've been unable to actually CLICK on anything to see if it works beyond that menu, but I would imagine it doesn't. : P I've tried re-installing, updating drivers, etc. and nothing seems to be working, my computer's specs are:

AMD Sempron 3300+ 2.01Ghz
nVidia GeForce 7800 GS
2.5Gb RAM
Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
DirectX 9.0c
Thanks for any help, I appreciate it! If you'd like to see the dxdiag report, just let me know and I'll be happy to post it. : )

Answer:Oblivion: Unable to start game

Maybe your PSU is insufficient or maybe your old ATI drivers let some files on your system. Try using the utility driver cleaner and remove anything leading to ati. You removed the ati drivers before installing your Nvidia didn't u?

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Hi, I recently reinstalled Oblivion on my computer, and whenever I run the game and start a new game it locks up and crashes.

My system specs are:

Windows Vista Home Premium
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU 2.40ghz processor
3gb RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT video card

Solutions i've tried so far:

Uninstalling / reinstalling the game.
Deleting Oblivion game folder including Oblivion.ini found under User/My Documents/Games/Oblivion
Disabling UAC and running the game
Running the game as administrator



Answer:Oblivion Crash on New / Load Game

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Ok, i have 2 pc. One has Window Xp installed, and other has Window Vista 32 bit Basic Installed.

If i move my save file from one pc to another, will i get to continue from where i left off? I dont feel like starting all over.

Answer:Oblivion. Saved game question.

yes i did this with mine. just move saved file to the right folder after install.

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Ok, as for lately I wanted to get back into Oblivion, While I was waiting for the install i found the shivering isle patch, I had problems at first intalling the patch but it worked after a while.

And Now as before I installed the shivering isle patch Whenever i click enter or any other key on my laptop the game quits,
I do find that vista has solution?'s for this, but the solutions said that to update to the latest oblivion patch, wich i did..

Now this comes to my question: How can I fix oblivion from crashing if i click enter on the intro?

Ps: the game quits itself even after I get to the page where character making is.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Problems with a game called: Oblivion please read.

Hello Shiaru

Welcome to TSF

I know the game you talk about and there is alot of issues with regards to the game. It is not clear what is causing the issues but there is a couple of things we can try

We'll start with the easier things first


1. Right click on Oblivion
2. Select Properties
3. Under the compatibility tab select Run compatibility and select windows XP (Service pack 2)

4. Try running the game

Download and install the most recent version of DirectX

1. To download the latest version of DirectX, visit the Microsoft Site
2. Click Get the Latest DirectX Here
3. Click Continue, and then click Download.
4. Click Run two times.
5. Click I accept the agreement, and then click Next.
6. Click Next.
7. Click Finish.
8. Run the game

Change the graphics hardware acceleration

1. firstly open Personalisation
Start\Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization
2. Click Display Settings.
3. Click Advanced Settings.
4. Click the Troubleshoot tab, and then click Change settings.
5. Move the Hardware Acceleration slider one notche to the left of Full to the Disable cursor and bitmap accelerations setting.
6. Click OK, and then click Restart Now.
7. After the computer restarts, test the game.
8. Test the game.



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Alright. I 've had oblivion for a while but after about a week of playing it the sounds (all sounds/music) turn high pitched and then stay like that unless i restart the game after quitting. But even then...the sound will do it again after 2 min. of playing. If its any help, it usually happens if my character is in attack mode, or moving quickly. Please, can anyone help.


It is almost certainly a driver issue or a DX issue. Update both. The last DX update I did wouldn't use the web installer and I had to download the entire June/July?(not sure) SDK pack and install it.

It includes all the patches to date so....................... Yeah it sucks but I had to do it.

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I in-stalled oblivion today and i had to re-install it for some reason or another. But my idot friend deleted it without installing it. now when i go to re-instal it it just says do you want to remove oblivion. I click yes. Than uninstallation complete. But i go to in-stall it and the same thing would you like to un-install oblivion :*(. cannot install it again. It wont let me

I have tryed the add/remove program thing, but the same result.
please help.

Answer:Oblivion, but a general problem, could happen any game :*(

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Well this has to be a first in gaming history.
On Easter Weekend a potentially game breaking bug was discovered in the Shivering Isles expansion for Oblivion.

Shivering Isles reference bug, explained on The Elder Scrolls wiki

It took very little time for a user created mod to be developed that while not eliminating the bug slowed down the degradation enough to make the game playable (explained in the wiki article).

Here less than 3 days later Bethesda has introduced a patch (still in BETA for now) that addresses the issue. Has any game maker ever responded so quickly to fix a problem that was sending their fans into a tizzy? Lets hope Bethesda is starting a new trend in customer relations here. I give them a hearty thumbs up for their speedy response and am keeping my fingers crossed that the beta patch pans out ok and is soon released in final version.


SHIVERING ISLES Version 1.2.0410 Beta release notes

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Friends wife has asked if I can find which Graphics card would be ideal or decent to play a Game called Oblivion, the box recomends a Minimum Specification of Nvidia GF6800 but how many MB's ? I ask myself.personally I would think a 256 GF7300GT but any Gamers here I would like your advice as games isn't my strong point.cheers all

Answer:Graphics Card Recomendation for Oblivion game

Use this comparative tool click hereSelect any two cards you are interested in and the benchmarks for Oblivion.As a quick check I looked at the 256Mb 7300GT and at 1024x768 resolution it scored a miserable 4 frames per second.Even by todays standards Oblivion is a demanding will need to set yor sights much higher.

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I play a game called Oblivion. SpySweeper came up and said Oblivion.exe was a Trojan horse. I have searched all over the net and understand that Backdoor.Oblivion is a trojan horse.

My question is: Is Backdoor.Oblivion associated with the game Oblivion???
Please help!! My dad wants to wipe the whole thing off the computer.

Answer:Oblivion.exe: Trojan Or Safe Game File?

Be honest here...i mean really honest. Is the legitimate commercial version of oblivion that you purchased?

Or is this a cracked oblivion that you had to copy the oblivion.exe over the original one? Lots of cracked games are malware as well...yeah you get a free copy but are now infected with something.

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Recently my computer has been freezing when alt + tabbing out of games - mouse can still move but nothing happens when clicking on stuff - and the only way to fix it is to turn off my second monitor (monitor to my right) and turn it back on again, then moving everything that was on the right monitor back over again (as it was now on the left monitor). It's really frustrating! It prevents me from messaging other people or using youtube while playing. It used to be fine but maybe after a window's update it all went to ****, and i think maybe because i don't know if that's the issue or not. I play the games in Window Borderless which allows me to alt + tab out a game without the unnecessary black screen that you have in fullscreen, so i can do whatever i want on the right monitor. I can play in windowed mode which does prevent this issue but i think it's highly unnecessary to resort to windowed when i know i can play in Borderless, plus the addition of the taskbar getting in the way of the game.

Can anyone help me? I've switched the cables around (I use a HDMI and a DP port connector for my monitors ). The one on my right uses the DP connector which doesn't matter since the issue still occurred even if it used HDMI.

No idea why my computer is now doing this as it didn't use to do this. It's now VERY recurring, happening a lot of times per day when using.

Reminder. Alt + Tabbing out of game is fine unless i want to type or do anythi... Read more

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I'm getting agitated because this didn't used to happen. I'm not sure if it's a virus problem, or an overheating problem, but it locks up from time to time even without running the game. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Here's my HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:48:04 PM, on 9/27/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\Omniserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G PCI Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G PCI Wireless Network Monitor\WMP54Gv4.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe ... Read more

Answer:Computer freezing when playing game

Hello Agaetis,

Try running the steps listed in the malware removal forum. Run as many of the steps as possible. If unable to complete any step make note and move to the next.

After completing the steps you will be advised to post a hijackthis log for one of the experts to examine. Please post the log in that forum not back in here.

Be patient and it may take some time for someone to assist you as that is a busy forum

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Hello, could you help me i get strange freezes when im playing games everything is going smoothly until pc just freezes and sound is frozen too but you can hear it it goes like zzzzzzzzzzz all the time. I will provide any info that you need.


Answer:Computer freezing when playing any game

Hmmm.... be more specific, is the game a flash game, a browser game, a 2D game, or a 3D game?
Do you have a GPU or just a CPU?
Who made your GPU/CPU?
When was the last time you downloaded new drivers?
Are you disabling your antivirus program before playing?

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Okay, I'm hoping someone can help me out with this.
The start screen comes up, but when I click "play" a small black window titled Oblivion comes up. However, it will not let me enlarge the window or change from simply a black screen. It says it is not responding in task manager, and I have to end the program.

I have an Inspiron 1420 with Vista. I checked and my system meets all minimum requirements, and my video card driver is up to date.

Help anyone, please?

Answer:The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion issue---My game won't work

Have you patched the game with the latest patch for it.

Here is the link for a list of patches.

The Elder Scrolls

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Hi all,I'm new here but i think you guys can help me.I recently bought a new Computer and installed a game on it.The game loads but when i start the mission it freezes my CPU. as in hard freeze (nothing responds)i've read a few threads so i have the hijackthis log for you.Maybe you can take a look...Any other suggestions will also be welcomeLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 04:22:24, on 18/02/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files\ASUS\GamerOSD\ATKFastUserSwitching.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Live\Toolbar\wltuser.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Searc... Read more

Answer:Computer freezing up at the beginning of game (KohanII)

The log is clean.Please, post some computer info:- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows logo key, hit Pause/Break key)- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")

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I have a custom computer with a 3.40 GHz processor, 2.75 GB of RAM, and a GeForce 8600 Graphics card (I can provide more info if needed). For some reason when I play games (League of Legends mainly) I will run okay for a game or two, and then all of a sudden in the middle of a game my framerate will drop from 60-30, down to 3-10. Also I can't leave my computer running and walk away because after awhile the whole computer will freeze and the only thing i can do is to do a hard restart. My old computer died on me and this was my spare due to the fact that I really can;t afford a new one at the moment and this lag in-game makes it pretty much unplayable, and since i cant leave my computer running it's pretty much impossible to download any large file, so if I could receive some possible help on this situation I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks

Answer:Computer freezing/Game framerate problems

Freezing could be a number of things, like overheating, virus, spyware etc. Make sure the computer is not overheating first - Check Cpu temps and clean any dust out of the computer. I would then get a spyware program and check for spyware, I use super anti spyware free addition for my spyware checks, but there are other free ones about. Also, scan for viruses, if you haven't got an Anti Virus program installed then get the free AVG one.

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Hi there guyz, I'm new here and I hope that i'm posting this in the right area

I have an annoying problem from 3 weeks now. Whenever i try to play a game or watch a movie, my computer freezes and the only solution is to power off/power on.

Note: Sometimes the computer freezes for a short while and a message pops in the right corner of my screen saying something like "The driver stopped, but it recovered succesfully". I use a ATI RADEON x1600.

Answer:Computer freezing while play a game or watching a movie

First things first try updating your graphics driver at the AMD website and the latest direct x. If that doesn't work take a look a this article on AMD support

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i have been playing a game wyd (with your destiny)for a while now ... but since a little bit ago it started to freeze when i minimized the game for about 30 seconds then everything would be fine... i need help to fix this problem so when i switch from the client to lets say an internet tab or itunes window that it doesnt do a 30 second freeze and it happens vice versa so when im on itunes or something it will freeze when i go back onto the game client .. please help will be appreciated =D

Answer:computer game client freezing problems please read!!!

my system info......
System Information
Time of this report: 1/10/2010, 22:02:27
Machine name: JAKE-PC
Operating System: Windows Vista&#8482; Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.090803-2339)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Studio 540
BIOS: BIOS Date: 02/13/09 17:40:07 Ver: 0.0.1
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 6142MB RAM
Page File: 1710MB used, 10685MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Sound Tab 4: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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

Display Devices
Card name: ATI Radeon HD4670
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI Radeon Graphics Processor (0x9490)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9490&SUBSYS_25421028&REV_00
Display Memory: 3319 MB
Dedicated Memory: 504 MB
Shared Memory: 2815 MB
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Hello there. My computer constantly freezes whenever I try to play any game. From Pinball to Elder Scrolls: Oblivion... I will be playing the game and the computer will be fine for a while, and all of a sudden the game will freeze. When this happens I can move the mouse for about 10 seconds and then everything freezes and whatever sound was playing on my speakers starts to constantly loop. The freeze can last from 1 to 5 minutes. I have no idea what it could be. I know it isn't dust clogging the fans because I clean out my computer on a regular basis. But like I said, I have no clue what it is. Someone out there please help me to at least figure out what this could be. If you can help me fix it, that would be great and I would really appreciate it. Thanks for taking the time to read this.

Answer:Computer Freezing While Playing Any Game, Could It Be Graphics Drivers?

sounds like uninstal the ones now and install the newer ones...if that doesn work it might be the card itself havin trouble

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recently, my monitor has been flickering and then the whole computer freezes and/or the monitor just shuts off [with a soundloop of the last sound in game]

before i could play HL2, but now i cant even play Counter-Strike without this problem occuring. i used to run CS at 85 fps before but now i'm forced to run it at 60 fps because of the flickering/freezing. It still freezes at 60 fps sometimes. I tried to play Lineage II. . .same result.

i suspect that this may be overheating or my outdated hardware, but i'm not sure what to upgrade

according to EVEREST Home Edition:
OS: Win2000 Pro
CPU: Intel Pentium 4, 2.4 GHz
VGA: GeForce FX 5200 [128 MB, AGP 8x]
Memory: 512 MB [two 256MB DDR SDRAM]

Motherboard: 38 C (100 F)
CPU: 48 C (118 F) it goes as high as 122F in games
Aux: 31 C (88 F)

is there any other info i need to provide ? what about the PSU ? [and how would i find this info?]

i only have 1 fan and it's used to cool the CPU, the video card does not have a fan, it only has a heat sink that gets really really hot. . .i touched it and could not keep my finger there for more than 2 seconds literally. I tried opening the case with a fan blowing into it. this seems to help a bit but my computer ends up freezing anyways.

i have already updated the drivers for my video card. i haven't tried to overclock anything.

Any suggestions to what i should buy ? i got alot of christmas money =) Thanks so much

Answer:Flickering monitor, Freezing Computer, and Lock ups in game

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recently, my monitor has been flickering and then the whole computer freezes and/or the monitor just shuts off [with a soundloop of the last sound in game]

before i could play HL2, but now i cant even play Counter-Strike without this problem occuring. i used to run CS at 85 fps before but now i'm forced to run it at 60 fps because of the flickering/freezing. It still freezes at 60 fps sometimes. I tried to play Lineage II. . .same result.

i suspect that this may be overheating or my outdated hardware, but i'm not sure what to upgrade

according to EVEREST Home Edition:
OS: Win2000 Pro
CPU: Intel Pentium 4, 2.4 GHz
VGA: GeForce FX 5200 [128 MB, AGP 8x]
Memory: 512 MB [two 256MB DDR SDRAM]

Motherboard: 38 C (100 F)
CPU: 48 C (118 F) it goes as high as 122F in games
Aux: 31 C (88 F)

is there any other info i need to provide ? what about the PSU ? [and how would i find this info?]

i only have 1 fan and it's used to cool the CPU, the video card does not have a fan, it only has a heat sink that gets really really hot. . .i touched it and could not keep my finger there for more than 2 seconds literally. I tried opening the case with a fan blowing into it. this seems to help a bit but my computer ends up freezing anyways.

i have already updated the drivers for my video card. i haven't tried to overclock anything.

Any suggestions to what i should buy ? i got alot of christmas money =) Thanks so much

Answer:Flickering monitor, Freezing Computer, and Lock ups in game

First off you should probably place another fan in the case, or another one on the graphics card. Your other temperatures appear to be normal. I was having issues like this awhile back. Try updating your graphics card driver, but use forceware. Here is the link for your card- . Hope this helps!

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normal CPU temperature ?

My CPU seems to heat up ALOT. . .according to the sensor, my CPU normally runs at 48 C (118 F) and it gets up to 122+ F when playing games. . .

so i was wondering what should my CPU temperature be at ?

Answer:Flickering monitor, Freezing Computer, and Lock ups in game

double poster.. better edit this and delete everything before an admin bans u

heheh jk jk jk .. jus dont double post in the same forum with the exact same questions and stuuff in it.. :haha:

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I Recently had a computer made for me and have had it for about 2 weeks now. Everything works great in it and haven't had any problems except for when i play World of Warcraft, my computer decides to freeze up after a random amount of time.. Sometimes it lasts for 2 hours, sometimes only for 5 minutes. And i must manually turn it off by pressing and holding the power button.

My Specs are:

- Intel Celeron D Processer
- Windows Xp Home Service Pack 2
- 250 GB Hard Drive
- 2 GB Ram
- Nvidia Geforce 7300GS Video Card

I Thought it could be overheating of my graphics card (I'm not the best with computer hardware, though i know how to take it out and put it in), so i opened both side panels up and even put a mini fan blowing inside it to see if it would cool it down, but it still froze up.

I felt the inside of my computer and it does get pretty hot without the mini fan i use, but my computer acts the same way if i have the mini fan On or Off. is it possible that i still wasn't able to cool down the video card with the fan i put blowing on the inside?

Or what other possibilities do you think could be causing this problem?

Its very frustrating because i run a program with World of Warcraft that i need to run most of the day awhile im away, and when i come back to it and see it was only active for 30 minutes before freezing sucks because i lose a lot of time.

My computer doesn't freeze unless i am running this game (haven't tested any other games... Read more

Answer:Computer Freezing/Locking up when playing a Video Game

The exact same thing happens to me. My computer runs perfectly on anything else and my graphics card is great but at any random times it will freeze wen i play games. Its weird because the first day that i play it works perfect but the next day and all the next days when i play games ( I have only tried with LOTR battle for middle earth 2 and demo for quake wars) it always freezes. i know that its not lagg because even when i play single player it does it too. Exept, for me i only get about 3 to 6 mins at a time with the games but my computer isent at all hot.


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Hello ladies and gentlemen of TSG!
I've been having a quite dodgy problem lately, basically the computer freezes at random.. often shortly after the computer fully booted. And the computer freezes EVERY time i start up a game, like wow and whatnot. So that sounds like a pretty common problem i guess.

Now the wierd part is that after installing motherboard drivers and graphics card drivers it would work pretty much perfect and i could play games and have multiple heavy programs running at once, once i restarted the computer one time, or a few times in one case, it would simply refuse to launch these games and keep freezing at windows load or a bit later on.

I've tried both vista 64 bit and xp 32bit, which im currently using. The problem prevails on both OS. So my not so qualified guess is that its a hardware problem. As my old motherboard broke and it took 1 RAM with it into the grave im currently running with only 1GB ram. Sure the cpu might get too much stress and just freeze the computer, but that still doesent explain why the computer ran near flawlessly until i rebooted the pc. (had the computer on for about 3 days and it worked fine until reboot)

This is some of the things i tried:

- System rollback
- Uninstall graphics drivers and install older versions / just plain reinstall of new one.
- Reinstalling motherboard drivers (dunno if i even did that right, but it seemed to fix the problem until i rebooted the pc)

- Installed new OS (from vista to xp)
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Answer:Solved: Computer freezing at random, also freezes every time i start a game.

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Moved to Hardware, due to the fact I believe this is a hardware problem not a Game problem or software problem.

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I have Pentium 4 2.56Ghz(or was it 2.53..)
1 gig ram...
AND MX 400 VIDEO CARD ........ just kidding.. im ordering the 6800 GS and its OC...
power supply 415 ww... ordered that too..
I would run dxdiag instead but its my other computer im talking about which does not haev internet... yet
BUT HEY... oblivion isnt online... and if i need some mods i can always get my 8gig hard drive taht i took out of some computer that was in my building lobby...
So will my computer run oblivion... and i mean run it with like..
1024 by 768
with HDR
and some other thingies.... lets say medium everything
and have decent FPS like 50 ???

Answer:Will my computer run oblivion....

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Hey...when i get to oblivion during the Installsheild Wiz. I get about halfway done and it says when im about to install to c:\Oblvion-Textures-Compressed.Bsa

A message pops up sayin File Transfer Error:
file = E:\
Error=Incorrect Function
I retryed 4-5 Times...Same error
i Run Windows xp(Sucks...)
Have 9.57/17.9 Gb Of Memory on C:
But it wont work and i need hjelp TYahnks

Answer:Oblivion error:when installing Oblivion

if its dying on the same file everytime its probably a scratch on the CD. Can you copy the file manually to the HD? If not, you will most likely need to either repair or replace the cd.

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Windows XP
Nvidia Geforce 6200
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.26GHz

Whenever I run Oblivion after a fresh computer restart, it runs fine. . . for about five minutes. I've noticed that as the time playing increases, the frames per second decrease exponentially. After about half an hour, the game becomes practically unplayable.

I've narrowed the problem down, however. Opening the Task Manager shows that the longer I play the game, the higher the "system" process's CPU gets. Normally this process is 00, but playing the game for just a few minutes causes it to jump up to 40-70, which drastically increases CPU usage and slows down the game. Even after exiting the game, the system process remains high, and my computer runs slower. The only way I've found to remedy this is to reboot the system, but it happens again after playing Oblivion. So the only actual solution I have is to stop playing Oblivion

All I need to know is:
What's causing the system CPU to skyrocket when playing Oblivion?
How do I prevent it from happening?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Installation worked fine, but I can't get Oblivion to start. Every time I try to start it, a black box appears in the upper left of my screen and then the screen flickers black a couple times and then it says "Oblivion has stopped working" and "Windows is looking for a solution". Then "A problem has caused the program to stop working correctly, windows will notify you if they find a solution".My computer is only 2 weeks old and is a great computer and I ran a system requirements lab test and it said my computer would run Oblivion flawlessly. If you really need to know my specs, please tell me how I can acquire them.Please help me thank you.

Answer:Oblivion won't start on my vista please

Yeah we need more info on your system please. Go into control panel then system and maintenance then system. Your graphics card should show up in control panel under appearance and personalisation it should have a link with change resolution just click on that then the graphics card will be listed.

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when i try to play oblivion it wont work, im pretty crappy at computers aswell so i dont know how to view my graphics that i have on this computer, everytime i click start it says i have to send an error report.
when i send the error report it exits the menu screen.

what can i do?

Answer:oblivion wont work on my computer

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i really need a solution to my problem like a patch for oblivion and i really want to play it but it wont read please someone help

Answer:my vista computer wont read ES:Oblivion

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my sons computer gives the same "failed to initialize renderer" message every time he starts oblivion. we have just put in a new ati radeon 9550 videocard and installed the drivers so he could play it. it is getting quite frustrating as we both have put money and loads of time into the computer. we removed oblivion and the drivers for the card and are now in the process of reinstalling them to see if it will help. any advice would be greatly appreciated so please respond before i go insane

2.98G processor.
1G ram
Asus motherboard w/on board video (not used)
Also tried to NIVIDIA GeForce3 ti 200 (128)

Answer:my computer gives me an error message everytime i try to pkay oblivion

Hi there.
I had a look at the Bethesda Softworks site and it says:
The message, "failed to initialize renderer" usually indicates that you do not have supported video card required for the game. Make sure you have one of these supported cards:

Supported Video Card Chipsets:

* ATI X1900 series
* ATI X1800 series
* ATI X1600 series
* ATI X1300 series
* ATI X850 series
* ATI x800 series
* ATI x700 series
* ATI x600 series
* ATI Radeon 9800 series
* ATI Radeon 9700 series
* ATI Radeon 9600 series
* ATI Radeon 9500 series
* NVIDIA GeForce 7800 series
* NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series
* NVIDIA GeForce 6600 series
* NVIDIA GeForce 6200 series
* NVIDIA GeForce FX series

If you have one of these cards, make sure you have the latest drivers installed.

Can you verify that your son has one of these cards?? If not you may need to get a new one I suppose, BUT I'M NOT SURE. Maybe someone else can help with this!

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The computer system is an MSI via chipset motherboard with athlon xp 3200 cpu, two 256 memory sticks, a radeon 9800 pro video.
I know the problem is not the power supply, video card ,and it's not the memory sticks. And the amount of time I'm playing doesn't seem to be a factor either. The game shuts down and the computer goes to desktop anyware form a few minutes of playing to 1 hour of playing. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. THanks

Answer:After playing any game like,mohaa,everquest,game shuts down and computer goes desktop

increase the cooling of the harddrive, cpu and case . i know some gamers, open the case up, run a box fan into the case while playing.

seems to work for them.

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i am playing the godfather and every so often (20-35 seconds) the game freezes for about 5-8 seconds and then leaves off to were it was. It constantly does this, i thought i might be able to ignore it since it leaves off to were it was and doesnt completely crash but it is happening more and more often and it is unbearable. this problem isnt only with the godfather, iv seen other people do it. thanks

Answer:Game keeps Freezing

comp specs? possibly your RAM, I know the system requirements are basic, but sometimes the minimum isn't enough, for instance BF2 minimum is 512MB of RAM but some people are finding it laggy or stuttery with that, even 1GB, some people say 2GB makes it run smooth no problem. It could be maybe your gfx card overheating.

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Hi all,
I got an email from a friend about some problems that they are having playing a game. I don't know what to look at first so I thought I would post the message here and if any one has any ideas please let me know.
The system is Windows ME on a pentium 3 with 128mb of ram.
All help will be greatly appreciated.
When he would put the game in it would do nothing a few times. I told him to uninstall and install again. That seemed to be a quick fix temporarily. Then when it did run it would just go through it's options without making any choices. It wouldn't respond to the mouse.
The other problem had been the computer freezing but that seems to be clearing itself up. I downloaded the new msn8 a few weeks ago and that seems to be when the majority of problems started. Since the new msn we can't shut down the computer at night, only hibernate.
I've had a problem with the norton anti-virus for a few months or so. When I tried running through the periodic check it gave a message;
Nmain has caused an error in NMAIN.EXE.Nmain will now close. If you continue to experience problems try restarting the computer.
I tried restarting and it does no good. I don't know if we have any anti virus or not.
The other nite got a new message;
Norton Integrator
An unhandled exception has occurred. The error was: Unknown (OXCOOOOOOO5)
Thanks again.

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Question: Game freezing

Hi guys i hope you can help, I have just purchased and installed Call of Duty 4, i had to install a new graphics card and all was going well but then the game freezes for a second every so often is there any reason for this.

Answer:Game freezing

sounds like it's page filing how much ram do you have?

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Question: Game Freezing

Hey guys. I've recently installed Windows 7 (because of my father... I'd stay with XP), and I'm not in a position to un/reinstall it.

Well, here's the deal. I know the computer is nothing special, but I do occasionally want to have fun, in terms of AoM, HoMM and some MMORPGs. I've noticed that, every time I play something, it freezes in the end (totally, I can't go to task manager or such), except for CoD2, and browser games. So I can't really play anything. I've updated everything I could, tried doing it while having UAC disabled. Nothing helped, really.

I thought it might be overheating (had that in the past), but it seems it's not that.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise , 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1279 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305140 MB, Free - 240259 MB; D: Total - 76315 MB, Free - 76223 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-8S655FX-L, x.x,
Antivirus: F-Secure Client Security 9.01, Updated and Enabled

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Game Freezing

I can also upload some error (well, loads of them) logs, if it's needed.

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Question: Game freezing

When I play Command & conquer tiberian sun online, the game freezes sometimes. My computer specs:

NVidia GeForce 7300LE
Sound blaster X-fi
Windows XP media center
Intel core 2 E6600

In event viewer the error is:
Hanging application Game.exe, version, hang module hungapp, version, hang address 0x00000000.

Also, my drivers are updated and I set the affinity to processor 0 in task manager when I play the game.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Game freezing

Does it only do it when playing Online?

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Question: freezing in game.

Whilst playing bf3 ,( Playstation3),Am unable to "aim down sight" Have updated playstation today(mon). Could this be a issue with my hard drive,(inside the console),or the game itself(installed)

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Well This never used to happen to me but ever since i reformated my comp i began to play

-Counter Strike
-Star Craft

Neither of those games would freeze on me..
Then i began to play Warcraft 3
which is a bigger game then the other 2 and it would freeze on me.. i wasnt sure why..
but now all the games im playing are freezing..
including Worms Armegedon which is a small game

i think it might have to do with my video card? i dunno
I got

600 MH Athlon
384 Ram
Win 98

reply if you could help

and the games freeze before i can even start it up like it freezes in the first minute that the game is running

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Question: Game freezing

Hello, New to the forums

I have built my computer with an XFX mobo with intergrated graphics nforce 630i with geforce 7150
i try running a game, Steam Counter-strike Source, and also world of warcraft
both games will freeze. and at different times, lately it has been after a very few mins.
i have updated every driver i have, and still the same.

i have speedfan 4.37 running and i get
fan1: 2464 RPM

GPU: 0c
temp1: 24c
temp2: 42c
temp3: 39c
HD0: 37c
core0: 38c
core1: 38c
vcore1: 1.38V
Vcore2: 1.15V
+3.3V: 3.04V
+5V: 5.11V
+12V: 12.10V
-12V: -16.64V
-5V: -8.48V
+5V: 5.05V
Vbat: 3.23V
i am not sure what all that means so any help as to why i can not play a game on a better computer then a very old one would be very helpful

Answer:Game freezing

If you are a serious gamer, get away from using on-board graphics, and purchase a quality Video card compatible with your motherboard

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CPU: AMD FX-8370 8Core 4GHz
RAM: HyperX 16GB 2400 MHz DDR3 (Voltage is 1.65)
So i have playing games on steam and so on and some times i will be playing and the pc will suddenly freeze and i can't do anything but to restart my pc. My pc has good airflow so i don't think it is overheating i think it is my ram which is causing the problem but i was just wondering if anyone knows how i can stop it from freezing.

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Question: game freezing

I am having trouble running Wolfenstein and the SE version of Wolfenstein. It (the original) ran fine on my 486 and now I have an intel celeron 4.3 gig and they just freeze up after a minute or two. any suggestions.

Answer:game freezing

Many of the other games that use a DOS box have problems when "Allow screen saver" is checked. Right click the Wolfenstein icon, go to "MISC." Click the box next to "allow screen saver" to clear it. Now it should be fixed.

Let me know.

[This message has been edited by ascension15 (edited 07-23-2000).]

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Hey guys!

The issue I have is that every game that I play has a random moment where it freezes (image and sound becomes choppy) for a few seconds then continues normally.

I have tried tracking temperatures of my CPU and GPU as well as load but at the occurance of the freeze, the numbers freeze up, but before and after freeze, everything is in the normal numbers.

I've tried to see if my HDD is at fault but reinstalling the game on my SSD proved that it still freezes.

I've tried setting my CPU back to stock clocks but it still occurs. System restore didn't help.

I'd love to reinstall Windows but because I've upgraded from 8.1 to 10, I am not sure if my key would still work.


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Hi, new here so be easy on the burns.

ASUS p5n
conroe e6600 2.4ghz
Geil 1 gb ram (2x512)
Coolermaster liquid cooling
EVGA 7900gt
atx 450w power supply

So i'm playing WoW or warcraft 3 FT and after about 2-5 mins my comp freezes or crashes. It's not a heat issue cuz I'm running at 28 C during games. I was thinking maybe it is the default settings in the mobo. Not sure how volts should go in each component. btw, this all happened when i tried to overclock (which this mobo sucks at doing) and i set all my settings back to default. It's been like this ever since. Any help is much appreciated.

Answer:Game Freezing, need help

Welcome to Techspot!

First off, how did you go about resetting your default bios settings after the overclock attempt? If you haven't already, I'd recommend using the cmos reset jumper on your motherboard (read your manual to find out how to do this). If you haven't tried this already, that's the first thing you should do, then post back and let us know.

If you have already tried this, let me know and we'll take it from there.

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I just reformatted my computer and i installed drivers for my 3d card and my motherboard, when i tried to play "startcraft" my computer froze halfway through the game, when i tried to install "broodwar" (add-on to SC) it froze halfway through the installation. I was playing homeworld and it froze right in the game. None of these games have frozen before.

I have a p3 667, riva tnt-2 m64(with latests drives from the nvidia web site), MSI motherboard with newest drivers from their site(4in1 driver) Windons 98 SE

thank you for any help you can offer!

"In the land of the blind the man with one eye is king...well today, in the land of the skunks, the man with half a nose is king"

Answer:Freezing in every game!!!

check here for some info, this is a gforce faq but a lot of the info would apply to your graphics card.

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Hi i am trying to play The Lord Of The Ringd. Battle For Middle Earth II on my computer online and it freezes. It goes online, i click on a map to play it, and then it freezes.The same also happens with command+conquer Generals. I get to a game online then when it about to start it freezes.I am running windows xp SP2.Also when i put the lord of the rings game in my primary drive it says please insert the correct cd rom and press ok....but it will work in my other cd drive.The next problem is a game called praetorians. It wont even start up. you put the disc in, go to my computer double click it and a CD cursor comes up and doesn't go away.Does anyone know what the problem/s could be ?cheerschaztait

Answer:Game keeps freezing

I ment to say, i can play Lord Of The Rings and Generals off line and they work fine.

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Just got a new game 'Vietcong'. Checked that my machine at least satisfies the minimum spec it states on the box (500mhx processor/1.8Gb hd spare/16mb graphics card/256mb Ram). I have 1000mhz/20Gb free/32mb ATI Rage pro fury/256mb Ram.Start it up and think I am going to have some happy gaming then as it is getting into the start titles/introduction it freezes. Only way to get out of it is to re-boot. Xp then gives me a couple of error messages when re-booted. 1 is about sending report to MS, the other is something about it freezing while trying to do some drawing.Is the likely cause that although I have the necessary RAM, a portion of it is used in background programs and there isn't enough left for the game and it falls down on this point. Or any other likely cause?

Answer:New game keeps freezing.

Its possible, I haven't played this particular game myself but I have played the demo. Try disabling all the stuff running in the background and see. If that doesn't work see if their is an updated graphics card driver for your card on the website and see if that'll help. XP uses quite a bit of system memory so I tend to think that your assumption about memory is most likely correct, you may need to buy more RAM.

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Question: game freezing

I have a game called avatar and I have been using a "cheat happens" trainer and it has been working well for about a week but today when I click on the F1 key to activate the trainer the game freezes If I don`t activate the trainer the game runs ok it was suggested that the antivirus maybe the problem but I have uninstalled the antivirus and the problems still there anyone any Ideas pleas

Answer:game freezing

"it was suggested that the antivirus maybe the problem but I have uninstalled the antivirus"Regardless of this suggestion you should reinstall your anti-virus program, and get it fully updated, as a matter of priority.

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I've just borrowed a game from the shop, an expansion pack for the sims 2, and everytime i play it, it freezes. I only have it for overnight and i was to play it but it keeps stuffing up!
My opp system is win 98, if that makes ne difference, but i dont have many programs on my pc.. so i dont know why it would b freezing.?
Is there anything i can download for this to stop for the time being?

thanks greatly,


Answer:my game keeps freezing

Do your PC specs cover at least the min ( which will play the game slowly ) these games are graphically intense.

also at what point does it freeze.. does it install ok?
any error messages if so what?

couldnt check for any update patches or FAQs at EA as their site is down at present for maintanence.

plus as your a day ahead of me no doubt you've taken the expansion pack back.

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Hello, first of all, I would like to thank everybody who helped me through my last problem, I fixed it! There's another problem which has been troubling me lately. I've got a network of 4 computers running through a router. One of my computers is new and big and strong and fast....another one is fast enough to play most games fine, but freezes after a few seconds of LAN gaming. It only happens if the game is 3D (for example Rogue Spear or Half-life). 2D games (like starcraft or red alert 2) play wonderfully. I can play 3D games fine when they aren't networked on both computers, but when they connect, it only lasts a few seconds untill the older one freezes, the other one will still work fine and think the game is running smoothly, but after I reset the other computer it will say the player has disconnected. Is there an easy solution? I had them working together a long time ago, something must have happened but I've no idea what. They are both talking at 100mbps and both have played 3D games on the internet......why won't they play LAN? Also, i've got the settings on the older computer set so the game is on it's lowest visuals possible...I don't think its a matter of the computer being not fast enough to run the games...Thanks in advance!

Answer:3D lan game freezing

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Question: Game Freezing

I Have A Amd 64 3400, 2gb Ram 400, 6800 Gt 256 Mb Card, 420 W Windows Xp 2
Every Time I Play Any Game (counter Strike Or Falcon 4.1 ) On Or Off Line -game Freeze Aprox. After 5 Min, Some Time Just For 2-3 Sec. Some Time Completly . Some Time I Get A : The Instruction At
"0*2417c1db" Refferenced Memory At "0*00b22ed0" Could Not Be Read.
I Uninstaled And Instaled All New Drivers Few Times, I Tried At Msconfig -disabled All Programs One By One
Thank You For Any Ideas

Answer:Game Freezing

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Question: game freezing

i'm running windowsxp pro, and i have a geforce4 video card. my problem is my computer always freezes when playing games, such as never winter nights, tomb raider and final fantasy. it will freeze ten min. into the game someone please help me!

Answer:game freezing

read this, it MIGHT help.
what are the specs of your comp, btw?

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So I recently started playing an online game called Lord of the Rings Online. I have been playing for at least two months. Recently the game has frozen a lot! It use to only happen every couple of hours, but now I can't even play for a minute! When it freezes the only thing that happens is that the video of the game stops(sometimes parts of the screen turn purple) the music keeps playing! I have an older computer (anywhere from 3-5 years).
The OS is windows xp, the video card is NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE.

I was thinking I might have to replace the graphics card but is there any way I could get it working without replacing it?!

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Question: Game Freezing

When I attempt to play games like Warcraft 3 and Age of Mythology, or pretty much anything 3d(even crappy stuff), it will run fine for 2-3 minutes, hit a freeze, run for a 1 min, hit a freeze, then pretty much freeze constantly. I have a Dimension 8300 computer, with a Nvidia Geforce 5200 FX, 590 RAM, and 94 GB HD. I know my computer isn't the best but shouldn't it be running old games like these?

FYI: Can you run it says I exceed recommended on both games.

Answer:Game Freezing


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Everytime i play a game on my sports game the game freezes. If i wait it still wont work. Plus it takes very long for everything to load. plz help me

Answer:My PS2 game keeps freezing

gaviotanip said:

Everytime i play a game on my sports game the game freezes. If i wait it still wont work. Plus it takes very long for everything to load. plz help meClick to expand...

What do you mean everytime you play a game on "my sports game" I don't understand what your problem is. Please be more clear with your problem.

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Hi, I am new on this forum and I hope someone can help me out.

Every time I play a game at start it runs great.. then after 15-20 minutes everything gets slower and slower, I mean really slow. Movement and sounds are going slower and slower when time progresses. I have updated my sound drivers, updated my DirectX. It's like something eats up my ram or my soundcard is causing it. And when everything gets slow I quit the game and windows is then also very very slow. And sometimes my soundcard crashes, giving a loud beep sound. It's driving me NUTS.

Got an amd athlon 1,2 ghz, 512 ram, 40gigUDMA HD, MSI K7T motherboard, asus 7100pro geforce 2 32mb ram videocard, Creative SB Live! value soundcard running on windows ME (updated version installed over w98SE).

Answer:After 20 minutes playing a game game stutters and computer get very very SLOOOOW

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About 3-4 months ago, my uncle placed a GeForce 9500GT video card. It worked nice for games like Dekaron,Rappelz,Oblivion but just about a week ago it crashed on COD2. I thought it was normal but it happened on Left 4 dead too. I started to get worried and thought it was normal but then it kept on crashing on Portal(1st stage, at around 20-30 seconds on the timer) and almost any game i borrow from my friends. It crashed on Warcraft 3, Overlord, Drift City(only in Undercity Mission). Im kinda worried now maybe you guys can help me.

It crashes and sometimes the sound loops but sometimes it doesnt. Im not sure if it's only the monitor because some of my games cant be shut by using ALT F4 and i cant check if it shuts down well. When i unplug,plug and turn it on, there are no warnings or things that say it recovered from an error.It just starts normally. Some people say i have to upgrade my Video card driver but im worried because when i installed a driver on my Laptop , i couldnt turn it on. SO WHAT DO I DO?

Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 4 3.00GHz
1G of Ram
Nvidia Geforce 9500GT

Answer:Computer crashes when playing any game(besides browser game)

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I thought my old 9800pro was maybe the culprit at first.....maybe was getting hot. I have an aftermarket fan on it already.........opened the case and blew air on it with a fan.....still freezing. Sims 2 and COD2.......afraid to try every other game.....lots there. So today I buy an ATI X800XL AIW (AGP) thinking cooling issues would be gone and games would run top notch. Welllll.......COD2 looks phenominal, BUT it STILL freezes. I have nothing OC in any fashion, bios or software.......I did have my ram set at 1.5-3-3-6 from 2.5-4-4-8 but since set it back to stock. I have 3 case fans so I am thinking heat is not an issue. I've run Aquamark to see if it will freeze it, nope. Dxdiag shows all normal. I updated my mobo chipsets and made sure my dx was fully up to date........and have ONLY the 6.1 drivers back on the system now to see if there was an issue with the TV software......nope. Keeps freezing. Any ideas ?? Oh yeah, with the ram set lower, the PC still booted normally and everything ran......just figured I'd go back to normal and see. Mobo is gigabyte GA-K8NSC-939.........OCZ ram 1g running dual channel, AMD64 3500+ cpu.

Answer:Game freezing issue

Sniff sniff.... I smell a rotten PSU.....

Have you tried running something like "speedfan" to see how your voltages are hanging on?

What make is your PSU, and how many amps on the 12v?

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Ok I have had this problem the last couple weeks, has gotten worse. Basically my comp runs everything fine, but when I try to play my game (Everquest 2) i can play for 1-5 min. and then complete freeze, mouse won't move, audio loops, only way out is restart button.

I have checked the min. system requirements for EQ2 and my comp is at least double all the reqs. First of all i have EQ2 set for max performance, lowest graphic settings all around. My comp stats are as follows:

amd 2100+ xp (With TT volcano sink, rated for higher speed processor)
Gigabyte GA-7DXE
Radeon 9600
1gb ram (2x 512)
2 hdd on mobo IDE (60 gb and 120gb)
1 hdd on PCI IDE (250 gb)
430 watt Antec PSU

Now i have basically been googling my problem and read what seems like every possible solution. I have done the following:

I have most recent McAfee antivirus/spyware software and have done full scan.

I have downloaded Perfectdisk 7 and completely defragged all my drives as well as the error checking avail through windows explorer.

I have CCleaner and have actively checked/cleaned registry issues.

I have ran Memtest overnight and gotten 0 errors. I have run Prime95 which acknowledges that there is an error but of course doesn't give any more info than that.

I have tried downloading ATItool and lowering clock to lowest possible.

I have checked the voltages through my bios as well as monitoring utility and never more than 1% change from norm.

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Answer:Bad Freezing, Game Related

have you got any new drivers, could it be it's not compatible.

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Hey am running a Athlon 2600 with a Radeon 9700 Pro and 768MB of RAM, my problem is that every time i load up a game it runs for anything from 2 seconds to 5 minutes then just freezes, this happens in all my games and ive done everything possible to fix it but am out of ideas.

Can anyone help?

Answer:Game Freezing Issues

Did you get the latest drivers for your graphics card?

What games are you attempting to run?

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I made a other thread, Nobody posted in it. , So i made a new one. Problem is that my pc starts freezing up and the games lag, Im pretty sure the whole motherboard/gpu/cpu/ram are all broken, I know the repair i had didnt fix it. Is it posible to get a whole new y570 with warrenty?  I checked error logs, I get about 150 an hour.

Answer:Pc freezing up/Game lag Need help. y570

Hi EhexSorry for the slow response. If you are not playing PC games, normal usage, does your Y570 freeze up?When you are playing the games you played, touch the heat vent on the left side, does lots of hot air blows out?
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trying to load on a game called Rome Total War on a P3 .800Ghz 256MB 64MB graphics card just before it asks you to put in the second cd the whole system freezes....would anyone have any ideas ?
heres whats been checked already:
* system clean of all spyware and virues
* memory test carried out
* new power supply installed
* game installed on another sytem and works fine

Answer:Game Freezing on Install

Hmmm, other things to check:-

Whats the min spec of the game?
Whats the actual model of your gcard?
You got latest directx installed?
No other problems with the cd drive?
You have enough harddrive space?

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I have a thread in hardware atm. Its about adding RAM. And I figure adding RAM would make it so my computer could hold more programs, pictures, anything. Also I assumed adding more RAM would also make my internet run better and quicker and less lag/freezing/pauses while watching videos. Well in that thread I mention that one program I do play every day I play on it and the tables I usually have two up at max playing. And when I do so it freezes/lags up to where the boxes/window go white like it frozen and either I wait 5-10 minutes and If I am lucky Ill hear the table noise again and it will unfreeze. If not like most of the time I just restart the computer. Anyways I never had this problem and some other people that play there say they got issues... but not as bad as mine. I just assumed that Fulltiltpoker was laggy and freezes due to my very low RAM. Pokerstars another site I play at is lagless/never freezes.. just fulltiltpoker does. And they sent me an email like they do everyone else as to run it on your system to try to give them info on seeing if its my connection of something. And I dont think its my connection/computer that has the problem. I was told about drivers and updating things.. But I dont know how to find updated drivers and I dont know why it would need to.. I just assume it works the way you get it (as hardware goes). Anyways Ill post an email they sent me from Fulltiltpoker as the scan they had me do.

Answer:Freezing/laggy during a game

I asked them if theyd resend the trace route thingy.


Thanks for your email.

I believe you mean the Traceroute request we sent to you.

Please note that this is not a fix, but a diagnosis tool that help us to analyze your connection.

I have pasted again this instructions below. Please run this test next time you have a disconnection.

If you are running Windows XP, please follow these three steps:

1) Click on "Start" and select "Run...".
2) Type "command".
3) Select "OK". This will bring up a "command prompt" window with a cursor blinking next to the ">" symbol.

If you are running Windows Vista, please follow these three steps:

1) Click on the Windows logo in the corner of your screen.
2) In the "Start Search" field, type "command".
3) Press the "Enter" key. This will bring up a "command prompt" window with a cursor blinking next to the ">" symbol.

After loading the command prompt window, just follow these four steps to complete the traceroute:

1) In the command prompt window type the following: tracert and press "Enter".
2) When you see "Trace Complete" in the bottom of the command prompt window, right-click inside of the window and choose "Select all".
3) Press the "Enter" key to copy the command prompt text to the clipboard.
4) In your reply to this email, press "Ctrl&quo... Read more

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Hey guys I have had this problem lately were whenever i play a game thats a bit graphics heavy it immediately kills itself. But not a regular shut down, what happens is the computer monitor loses signal and the computer stays on but it wont respond to anything. The only way to get it out of this state is to restart the computer. I had a previous issue with the computer screen randomly going black sometimes but it would turn off, also another problem with it just randomly shutting down without a error message or bsod. The solution to both these problems was a new power supply, this also seems to have helped the random game crashes as it doesnt crash as frequently now but it still does it on any high end game. So far the solutions I have tried are getting a new power supply, clean reinstalling graphics drivers, fully cleaning my pc out of dust, defragging the hard drives, setting the powerplan all to maximum performance including in the nvidia control panel and finally checking all the of the temperatures on the cpu and gpu and nothing goes about 72 degrees under load. I there is any information that you guys need feel free to ask as I am a complete newbie to this forum. Please help me fix my computer Q__Q

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I Have posted on this subject hereI have know bought another graphics card click here?I am having the same problem. I was told by Simpsons Hit and Run Support that the reason I was getting problems was because my old card did not have TnL hence the new card. Have noticed that when I bring the PC downstairs to fix it the freezing does not happen or not as often.I wondered if it had something to do with static. If upstairs wasn't earthed properly would that lead to a build up of static and the failure of the card. I dont normally bring down the speakers when I fix it so could that be a cause. This is doing my head in. Playstation 2 here we come. Thanks for your help Nessie

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click here A180B T sorry graphics card is this one

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dowloaded a slot machine game from pokie magic i installed the game then after it was installed i brought the game up to play it
and it froze immediately i asked them what minimum requirement were and they said you must have> Windows 98 or later
> 64mb RAM or greater
> You MUST have DirectX 8.1 or greater
> Processor 300MHz or greater

Thats about it as far as PC requirements go.

i have win. me 450 mhz 100 clock speed 192 mb ram so i do not no why its freezing i also have a intel onboard video card intel740
agpx2 for win 9x so any help will be appreciated by the way i am
not a pc whiz thanks in advance....col...

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Playing zinga poker on facebook and loads very slow and freezes and kick me off
Using windows 8

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since it has been happening at all different times--anywhere from 16min into the game to 3 1/2 hours into the game, i really don't know what to think. for what it is worth, i have downloaded and run hijack this to see if its info could help you help me figure out this annoying problem and fix it. thanks in advance for any help you can give.

Answer:STILL experiencing freezing in my game-PLEASE HELP

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I am playing BFBC2 MP and find that when the game loads and I do my first spawn the game will freeze for a few seconds then come right. Any spawn after that is 100%. I upgraded from a NVIDIA Gforce 8800 GTS 512 and this never happened before on that card. Ok I was only running medium setting on that and am now running high settings on the new card. I have checked to make sure I have the latest drivers for Win 32 bit

Answer:ATI HD 5770 1 Gig - Game freezing

The spawn lag bug is a known and common issue. To fix it open your anti virus app and set to exclude the BFBC2 folder in Documents and the Battlefield Bad Company 2 folder in Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts.

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I am experiencing a problem where some, but not all games which have some level of 3D graphics accelleration play only for a certain amount of time, and after this it will freeze completely, locking up the mouse, and the sound loops at a very high speed, almost fluidly.

I have noticed this prolbem most especially on Hitman: Contracts, Civilization IV, and Thief 3. For some games, for example Hitman 2, Stronghold, and most Source-Engine fueled games, this problem was not an issue. I don't know if this is a problem with some kind of graphical rendering, or possibly my hard drive...
The game will run for as little as 10 minutes, or in some cases as long as 2-3 hours until crashing, this varies a great deal and it is impossible to determine whenabouts it will happen.

My specs are as follows:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 - 2.4Ghz.
Motherboard: ASUS P4S8X-X
Graphics Card: GeForce 6600GT (128MB)
Soundcard: C-Media CMI8738
HDD: Maxxtor 300GB IDE.

I have had errors with this hard drive before, it tends to make a lot of noise, moreso when running games, and used to spontaneously lock up and reboot with a "CANNOT FIND SYSTEM DISK" which would be solved by me pushing the IDE cable in harder, the latter of the two hasn't happened for quite some time now.

I suspect it is either my graphics card or my hard drive, or it may even be a result of my cooling fan not being efficeint enough and causing the system to overheat when under strain (such as... Read more

Answer:In-game Freezing, Only certain games.

I'm not sure about the other games, but I had the same card and problem with Civ IV. Problem was that as the game progresses, it needs more onboard gpu RAM. I swapped out the card for a 256 meg card and never had the problem again. As I said, can't speak for the other games, just Civ IV.

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Every time i play a slightly demanding game on my computer (I.E. fc2) my mouse will freeze up after a while of gameplay. This is has only started recently and only happens with USB mice. I have also tried plugging in and unplugging the mouse after it has frozen, it still wont work. Please help.

Answer:USB mouse freezing up when I game

Hi man' try uninstalling your USB mouse driver [make sure yu have a ps2 mouse handy incase of any prob's] and restart your PC with the USB mouse connected.

Have you installed any new app's recently?

Do you keep your computer well maintained i.e. do you defrag regular and clear oput old junk?


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Ok, first things first:
Liteon 52X Black Internal CDRW Drive
Samsung 120GB EIDE HD 7200/8MB/ATA-133
MSI K8M NEO-V Socket 754 Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 3400+ (NewCastle Core) BOX CPU
SimpleTech 1024MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz
Radeon 9600XT 256MB DDR AGP w/DVI/TV-OUT
Microsoft Windows XP Pro Edition OEM Version
and a 500watt power supply.
This is my first computer ive ever built and im very pround of it. Especially since its had no problems until now.... I have two games, im not much of a gamer, but these two games appeal to me. I have rise of nations gold edition and the original morrowind. Both games are the real copies and are installed correctly and everything. About a minute into gameplay (btw i can stay in the menus forever and it doesnt do this) it freezes for a moment, sometimes a long moment, and comes back to the desktop displaying the repetitive "send microsoft a report" message and a "contact ati and send them a report" message.
At first i thought it was overheating issue but according to core center, i have a steady 132 degree f. temperature for the cpu and 112 degrees for the system. I also have a pci fan drawing the air from the video card and two case fans. (enought cooling?)
Ive updated the games by patches and all that stuff.
I have updated the drivers of every single thing in device manager and in the options menu for the ATi toolbar.
Like i said, im kinda new to building computers, so im probably doing something wrong. All i need is for s... Read more

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Everytime I start a game whether its battlefield 1942 or empire earth my pc freezes and a high pitch sound comes from the speakers. This just started happening. I have been using XP for some time now and I havent changed any of my hardware I have a GForce 2 Ti. The only thing I have done recently is load Windows XP Tweak Pro to see if it would give me better performance. Other then that have no idea whats happening. Can anyone help me ?????? Thanks

Answer:PC Keeps Freezing While Playing Game

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Alright so sometimes when I open a more Larger installation .exe, My Desktop will basically just freeze But I will still be able to control my Cursor Just won't be able to click on anything, Or If I open then exe inside of a Folder the folder will freeze and I won't be able to close it, Now the problem is when it freezes up my Desktop or a Folder I can't end the Process so I have to restart my PC, And try again.. Any Help?

If you need more information just ask.

Thanks in advance.

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Hello everyone,
I had this problem for months now and really i dont what to do to solve this problem. I playing this game called Nexius and boy is it a blast. But I cant play it for a long time because it keeps freezing or crashing or whatever.

Here is my computer specs.
Operating System: Windows XP Professional
System Model: P4V8X-MX
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 512MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c

Also, I have more online games I play but I dont want to list them all, but they are having the same problems as this game

Hope this helps.

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I play bf2 and use a gforce 5500 fx card and have no problems at all..but i also race online with nascar racing season 2003 and everytime i connect to a server(or ip to ip)i have when i first connect it is fine..but when i click on continue it starts clicking for a moment then connects...when i look at my pings are through the roof as well as quality...i have to let it sit for a few moments to settle down...and sometimes it will just disconnect me from server..used to run 55 ping and 100 on quality now when it settles down i have a 115 not know what to do with it...i have an amd 64 2800+ with the gforce 5500 fx card...i tried onboard sound and my on sound card and still does same thing...i have did a complete format and reinstalled the game and still have the problems..thanx for the help guys

Answer:problems with freezing game

Sound cards dont have to do with Ping / Internet so dont worry about that

If the game Freezes is because you have a low ammount of RAM ( you need 1 gig to run BF2 )

Do this:

Go to this website:

If you get recommended you system might be running too much programs so go to Ctrl + alt + delete and delete all the useless stuff like MSN, AIM, Itunes or anything you dont need while running games, Also dont delete anything under System, Local Service, Network or Taskmgr.exe / Explorer.exe

If you get a minimum pass then upgrade your system to the stuff it needs ( videocard, RAM or something else like that )

If you fail do the same for the minimum pass results

Hope I helped

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Hi Forum MembersI need your help again.Recently my hard drive was replaced, I have reinstalled a PC game on my PC (Myst Uru, Path of the Shell, expansion pack.I have played this game before with no problems.When I now play the game it keeps freezing momentarily and hangs for about 3 minutes.It does this for much of the time.I have installed a "patch" from but no difference.Please can any one advise.My PC;Running WinXP (SP2).AMD XP3000+512MB RAM DDRNvidia FX5600 (Personal Cinema)Thanks in advanceRogmur

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Hello, I had a Pc built up a Year ago i think or nearly a year, and from day one and i have a problem with it and never been able to figure out what it is. Everytime i go on a game, ( Counter Strike, WoW, Call Of Duty 2, Oblivion, Half Life 2 and more) The game will freeze in game or if i wait long enough on some sort of menu if it has a graphical images in it like Showing a character. When it freezes i cant do anything it completely locks the pc for a while maybe 50 seconds? and will make a loop sound if there is any sound there. It will do this twice and after that never again unless i minimze the game or restart it, Except for WoW i can minimize that for some reason.

As you can tell it is very frustrating, also sometimes but only rarely the game colours will go distorted after freezing but only some, and sometimes rarely again it will come up with error messages closing the game or making everything go really big and saying about the Nv4_ nvidia drivers or something and i will have 2 restart. Also rarely but sometimes it restarts after freezing.

My System :
Intel Core 2 CPU 6600 @ 2.4ghz
1022MB RAM
Nvidia GeForce 7950GT 512MB Overclocked
ASUS P5V-VM SE DH Motherboard
250GB Hard Drive
XP Professional SP2, 32bit
Onboard SoundMax HD Audio O

Can anyone help me please? ill send a Dxdiag aswell if you need it? Just ask and i will do it.
Thanks for reading

Answer:Gaming Pc Is Freezing In Game.

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I have been fighting with this problem for some time and think its soley in the windows update problem.

My problems started when I updated my ram from 512mb to 2gigs then updated all windows xp home updates.

Now No game will run if it uses a game client, games include rapplez, Dungen and Dragons online and World of warcraft.

Everything starts off fine and I can get past the login screen but just after server selection it freezes.

I dont believe my video card is the issue as I can use masive programs like Adobe CS3 and movies, quick time, and most others have had no problems.

This seems to affect only the game clients.

I cant seem to find anyware on the net a solution to the problem.

I did try reducing hardware accleration from 8bit to no bit in the video software, but still freezes.

When the computer freezes it has to be rebooted and no other access is available.

I am running Rapplez on another computer that is AMD Athlon 1.10 Ghz, 768 MB of Ram (mixed Config), ATI Radeon HD 2400 series 2 gigs ddr2 videocard /w basic software .With windows xp professional. service pack 2 basic.

No problems in game play at all when ISP is stable.

I hope someone can help as I am begining to hate microsoft and need this computer also for Webpage design.

Thanks for your efforts

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First here are my computer specifications: AMD Sempron Processor 3600+ 2.00GHz
446 MB of RAM, a 32 bit operating system and nVIDIA nForce 6100-430

I have just bought a new compaq persario about 4 days ago and since I have been using Vista Basic it has been freezing when i play Soldier Front (one of Ijji's games). I have installed the latest nVIDIA driver with no results and set the visual effects of the computer best suited to performance and still nothing. And my temperature for everything is normal.

So the problem is after i have loaded the game and i enter a room and start playing after about 10-20 mins the game freezes, the sound and video freeze along with the mouse. I have waited for about 15 mins after it freezes to see if it will sort itself out but nothing changes, so I was wondering if the smart people in this forum have a solution?

Answer:Vista freezing in game

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I'm having a problem with Windows 7, after I start loading a game(after the screen goes blank) sometimes the system locks up and I can't recover. I am unable to open task manager or get back to the desktop, the only thing I can do is reboot. Any help with this would be great.

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4037 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5670, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1907631 MB, Free - 1258942 MB; E: Total - 476821 MB, Free - 440792 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., P8Z77-V
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Answer:Game freezing when loading

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