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Question: new pc during play game restart

Windows 7 ulimate AMD PHENOM(TM) IIX6 1055T 3 GHz ProcessorASUS M4A88T-MLE Motherboard2GB DDR 3 RamSONT Black DVD+/-RW DriveMy CPU temperature will run like this before I play my games.55 degrees C/ 131 degree FahrenheitMB temperature39 degree C/ 102 degree FahrenheitCPU Fan Speed3054RPMGRPAHIC CARD GT240

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Preferred Solution: new pc during play game restart

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Answer: new pc during play game restart

download core temp, and check the temps while playing, 55c @ idle seems to be about 20c too high, download cpu-z to check your video card temps may need extra cooling and/or repaste and reset your cpu block.make sure you have adequate ventilation,also check your bios it may be set to switch of in the bios if your cpu gets too hot, but if its a new machine, just take it back its still under warranty.i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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I can play world of warcraft sometimes for up to three four hours with no problems, then out of nowhere game freezes, and my computer restarts, i have a fan blowing into the side of my computer, maybe my apartment is too hot but, what do you figure? I do keep it warm enought that i can lounge around in basically nuthing but, any suggestions? I just built this computer been having this problem since the begging but, it seemed to go away with the fan. Well it did anyways, if i bought a liquid cool system might thats osolve the issue?

Answer:Play game equals restart

You do not mention what cooler you have on the CPU.
One of the best is here from Zalman:

but have a look at others as well

Did you apply proper thermal paste when mounting the CPU?
Stock coolers for an AMD64 only use thermal pads, and are adequate (only)
However, if you use anything else (if you have bought a boxed CPU) you void your warranty, according to AMD.

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This just happened recently but my pc been restarting decom process stopping and even more recently plug and play i have just cleared a bunch of PUP from my pc using malwarebytes, hitmanPro,JRT,and adwarecleaner

Hijackthis log: Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:49:19 AM, on 1/11/2014
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTShellHlp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Update Core\NvTmru.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Pando Networks\Media Booster\PMB.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NETGEAR\WNA3100\WNA3100.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver\Application\iusb3mon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\TabTip32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blank
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Answer:DCOM process server failure restart and plug and play restart

Here is the Ark.txt and the specs

:GMER 2.1.19163 -
Rootkit scan 2014-01-11 07:02:21
Windows 6.1.7600 x64 \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\Ide\IdeDeviceP2T0L0-4 ST1000DM003-9YN162 rev.CC4C 931.51GB
Running: ctobjibr.exe; Driver: C:\Users\KITSUN~1\AppData\Local\Temp\pxtyipow.sys
---- Kernel code sections - GMER 2.1 ----

.text C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\USBPORT.SYS!DllUnload fffff880045bdc34 12 bytes {MOV RAX, 0xfffffa800e41a2a0; JMP RAX}

---- User code sections - GMER 2.1 ----

.text C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe[800] C:\Windows\system32\ole32.dll!CoGetClassObject 000007fefe7a7728 14 bytes {JMP QWORD [RIP+0x0]}
.text C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe[800] C:\Windows\system32\ole32.dll!CoCreateInstance 000007fefe7b87a0 9 bytes {JMP QWORD [RIP+0x0]}
.text C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe[800] C:\Windows\system32\ole32.dll!CoCreateInstance + 11 000007fefe7b87ab 3 bytes [00, 00, 00]
.text C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe[800] C:\Windows\system32\wininet.dll!HttpSendRequestW 000007fefe382f84 14 bytes {JMP QWORD [RIP+0x0]}
.text C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe[800] C:\Windows\system32\wininet.dll!HttpSendRequestA 000007fefe3f7210 14 bytes {JMP QWORD [RIP+0x0]}
.text C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe[800] C:\Windows\system32\WS2_32.dll!GetAddrInfoW + 1 000007fefece3101 13 bytes {JMP QWORD [RIP+0x0]}
.text C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe[800] C:\Windows\system32\WS2_32.dll!GetAddrInfoExW + 1 000007fefecece71 13 bytes {JMP QWORD [RIP+0x0]}
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heres the side note on the game below

Note on Windows XP Compatibility for this title: The MIDI music option slows the game engine down considerably on Windows XP. It's recommended to use the CD-DA (full CD sound) music option so that the game plays at a normal speed.

is there any way i can set it up to keep the engine from slowing and not use the cd da,its a pretty old windows game and im sick of hearing my cd rom drive spin.its a cheap and therefor a loud one

thx for the help
should this have gone in the win xp section instead of the gaming section?

Answer:midi music option slows game engine down(slow game play) in windows xp

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How can i slove this problem sir ? I used V410 ram 2 Gbyte and installed XP. The problem about blue screen become everytime after 1 hour when play game namely DotA.    How can i slove ?

Answer:Blue Screen when play i am play game DotA with Lenovo 3000 V410

what graphic card are you using integrated or discrete??? It is probably due to overheating, clean your heat vent with compressed air to free any dusts and invest in a laptop cooler.

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I've been having a problem playing games on my compaq pressario windows xp
files download correctly. The screen looks wierd and doesn't play the game correctly and
is very slow.The mouse also hangs up.I get a not responding message.
I just restored the computer with the disk for hp not to long ago.I haven't tryed to play
any games for a while.


Answer:game downloads files fine but doesn't play game right.

What game do you have problems with? And where was it downloaded from?

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King-war is a free multiplayer online strategy game that now i am playing. The game is available for web and client.

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Answer:when I entered game tables I click on a icon play and i still can't sit down to play

Ok, there are many many many threads of this forum relating to Pogo. I suggest you do a quick search of the forums and check if your problem has been solved already. I've never used this Pogo thingy before, so I can't give any other advice.

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I run Windows XP with P4 2.0 GHz and 256 of RAM, but when ever i play games online for a short time, my computer freezes. Also, when i play songs for say an hour or even less, the computer freezes. I don't know what is the problem. This happens at least twince in a day.

The other disgusting problem is that, at times, the computer goes off unceremonously whiles working. This also happens at least once in a day.

Buddies, i really need help to solve this problem.

Answer:My Computer Freezes when i play game online or play music

Sounds like a build up of heat, the most common cause of 'freezing' try running with the case side off and see if there is improvement, if there is you need to add more cooling, making sure your current fans are working properly and are clear of fluff and muck can improve cooling performance dramatically especially the CPU fan and heatsink.

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I play this game called S.u.n Soul of the ultimate nation, When i first played this game it played with no problem, but after a few days it would lag 5 - 10 mins into game play to the point of being unplayable. Ive heard and been told many reasons why I could be having this problem, HD needing defraged; I tested this and that wasn't it. HD too slow; is 7200rpms slow? lol. virtual memory issue; Nope!. Paging file set wrong; Nope. Not enough free space? Ive tested this as well and had the same problem even with 50% free space.
Background programs running ect.. NOPE!! I close EVERYTHING to put full cpu usage to running this game.. It's not my internet speed either, I've done speed test's it's plenty fast enough. I don't have viruses or spy ware or anything like that either.

I thought that just maybe the problem could be my low pc specs.
2.0ghz p4, 1gb ram, 256mb gfx card, 32gb HD.

But not only have i talked to other players with similar system specs who say they don't have this kind of problem; But i have also seen for my self that my machine handled this game almost flawlessly for about a week after a c drive reformat; this lasted about a week before the problem came back; It kinda Pisses me off when ppl continue to say it's my low specs. Idk; just seems odd that it would - could be that after a week of game play free of lag.

I don't know what else it could be though.

Answer:Game lag after 5 mins of game play.

I'm assuming XP here.

You could try creating a new profile for gaming.

If that gives you a small boost, work through Blackvipers tweaks to improve it.

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Hello, ive got a problem with my drivers, ive run the driverzone scan and installed my chipset drivers but when i reboot and run the scan agian there still not there.I have CPU usage drops when i play any games, causing game frezzes and i suspect that this might be the problem.I got a custom built laptop, didnt built it myself but bought it assemblet.Windows 7 Professional 64bit.Processer: Intel(R) core(TM) i7.2720AM CPU @ 2,20GHz.Gfx card: Nvidia Geforce GT 540M(dont know much about this, and sorry for my bad english)

Answer:Having game frezzes in every game i play. Please help

It's okay, your English isn't bad at all considering it's your 2nd language In task manager, are there any CPU-intensive programs besides your game that use your CPU's resources?When the freezes occur is your HDD light flashing/solid?Also, try disabling Intel Speedstep-your processor may be throttling due to low CPU usage.

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Question: Restart in game

It seems my laptop is overheating when I start up a game. It only lasts a few minutes, and then restarts. I have a cooling fan on the bottom and have it pretty well ventilated. I had this problem before, only the comp lasted longer. I fixed it by blowing out all the dust through the vents. I'm thinking mabye the dust buildup is pretty bad in there and I may have to open it up to completely blow it out. Any suggestions? Maybe a software problem? I have the box unchecked under system failure/automatically restart. Please help.

Answer:Restart in game

you should open and vacuum everything. I had a similar problem, but got it solve when i removed all the dust accumulated between the sink and the cooler
Be sure to adjust the sink correctly to the mother because if not temperature will get higher

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Hi, i'm having a problems while gaming. the windows will automatically restart by itself while i'm playing game (ragnarok online) Everything it run well while i'm starting the game. but after 5 - 10 mins, it will auto restart by itself without any warning. My PC only will auto restart while i'm playing game(Ragnarok Online) I'm sure that my pc meet the system requirements for playing the game. Last time i play the game, it run well with no problems at all, but after i reformat my pc and install back, the problems occur. I had been search for the forum about this problems. from the other thread, this problems might because of some problems.

1. PC Heat problems.
I don't think i'm having this problems since i open up my pc casing and installed extra fans on it, the processer heat was around 40 - 42 C.

2. Power Supply.
I had installed a new power supply for my pc, but this still not solve the problems yet. So, the problems not because of the power supply.

3. Driver.
I had installed the lastest driver from for my graphic card, but the problems still occur, and i had disable the sound while playing the game.

4. Windows setting.
I know that windows xp having an option to auto restart pc while problems occur. But i'm using windows 98 right now. And i don't think windows 98 having the same setting as windows xp to auto restart while errors occur.

5. Virus/Bug.
I had scanned my pc with norton anti-virus (lastest virus update)... Read more

Answer:Pc restart while playing game !

Have you cleaned out your internet cache? (Temp and Temporary Internet Files folders)

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Hi there!

I have a tech question for you to solve! Basically when playing GTA 4 my PC always reboots after 15-20minutes of gameplay. I think this is either not enough power or overheating.

PC specs:
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 4.02Ghz (Followed your over clocking guide thanks )
ASUS IV Formula
GTX 470
Artic Cooling 700W psu

Now my case is a Xigmatek asgard

Cooling Wise:
Corsair H70 > Pushing out hot air (CPU Temps Fine)
2 Front fans > Sucking in
2 Side fans > Sucking in

Is this over heating or lack of power?
Can you help me??


Answer:Windows 7 Restart in mid-game

It's more than likely your overclocking is to high and unstable or video card (which you don't mention)

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I purchased an ASUS EN8800GT, (along with a new mobo and RAM) and installed it in my computer. Everythings been fine until I try to run a game, in which I get a blue screen saying my computer has been shut down to prevent damage, then it gets rebooted. I get an error message:


I have downloaded and installed the video drivers, as well as installed the ones that came with the motherboard.

My system is:
Intel Pentium 4 3Ghz
Windows XP Home
Kingston DDR2 1GB
Asus EN8800GT
Gigabyte P31-DS3L
400W PSU

Is this a driver issue? Overheating? PSU? Has anyone encountered this problem before and got it fixed?

Answer:EN8800GT Game Restart

You may need to upgrade your power supply

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Right now everytime i go to start up Americas Army my computer just restarts... i have no clue what the problem is but i'm installing farcry to see if this happens with more games. Right now i have no clue what to take a look at and see what the problem is.

I'm running a 6800gt with the latest drivers.

Answer:Game causes computer to restart

is ur processor or memory over clocked at all? if yes that might be ur problem

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Alright I have a Nvidia Geforce DDR and a Sound Blaster Live Platinum 5.1. Every time I try to play a game it will play the intro but as soon as the game is ready to start the computer restarts. I reinstalled my drivers for soundcard and video card but it didn't help..... PLEASE HELP.... in desparate need of playing games.....


Answer:Computer game restart

What games, what driver version, Machine specs

Also take a look at this faq, very good for gforce owners

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So about a few months back, i get this computer that im currently using and play this game called Lunia for about 1 month [ive been playing it for a while on my old computer and ive had no problems with Lunia] and one night my computer just randomly restarts. Before it was restarting maybe every few hours...and now its restarting right when i load the game.

When i take off the auto restart upon failure button in system properties, it doesnt make it stop at the bsod as it did just skips it and STILL auto restarts.

At first it went to the bsod when i first took it off the auto restart button but not it just totally skips it.

It gives errors on about 3 other games, works semi-ok for World of Warcraft [causes errors here and there], and for Lunia, it just restarts my comp.

And ever since this started happening, my computer turns on but doesnt appear on the monitor. It happens when i turn my computer on after a few hours of it being off, like after i wake up.

And yes i am a computer noob so please state on how i can find and write my computer specs.

Answer:Another Game - Computer Restart

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I ve downloaded The sims Deluxe edition onto my computer and tried to run it. it does all the bit with the music and the words running across the bottom of the screen and instead of at the end loading up the screen with all houses on it it just closes down. i was wondering what to do.something i might need to add, i downloaded sims on holiday as well and when installing it it came up with a message saying that something was already installed. i cwas wondering what to do!?!

Answer:I cant play the game

What do you mean by 'I ve downloaded The sims Deluxe edition onto my computer'

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Question: Game Won't Play

I recently installed a game called Tachyon - The Fringe on my new Dell computer. It was installed without a problem and appears on my Start menu. However, when I click on the icon, my mouse changes to the hourglass but nothing happens. I am only able to access the menu that allows me to choose to begin playing the game. When I insert the CD in the computer after Windows has loaded, an autorun program brings up the menu. When I choose Play, once again, nothing happens. What could be the problem? My computer information is listed below.

Processor: Intel Pentium 4
Processor Speed: 2.0 GHz
RAM: 256 MB
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition
Display Adapter Model: Intel Graphics Platform (SoftBIOS) Driver
Display Adapter RAM: 64MB

Thank you.

Answer:Game Won't Play

Get the latest updates for your game here .
The system specs recommend a hardware accelerated 3D card. In other words a video card but it appears you have "onboard" graphics. I can't say that that's the source of your problem. I'd start with the game patch.

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Question: Can't play a game

I hope you can help i cannot play a game due to an error message saying:"unable to copy the driver file C:\Windows\dirdib.drv to your Windows directory.Your disk may be full"Any way of getting round this?Frog Hop gameLink above ^^^^any help would be much appreciated=)

Answer:Can't play a game

When you install or run the game, right-click the application and click "Run as administrator". This should give the program the appropriate permissions to copy a driver to the Windows directory.However, I personally would be leery of a game that wants to install/copy a driver to the Windows directory. But, if you want to, that is how to do it (right-click > run as admin).

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Question: Every game I play

After I built my new computer, every game I play freezes at some point. The performance is great, up until it freezes. When my game does freeze, I am able to alt tab, alt f4, windows key, ctrl alt del. So it's only the game freezing, not the computer.

AMD 3000+ (1.8ghz, not overclocked)
380 Watt power supply
1024 MB of RAM (OCZ 2x512)
ASUS A8V Motherboard (939)
ATI Radeon 9600 SE Graphics card (128 MB, if that matters to any of you)

That's about it, any help is appreciated.

By the way, the games are Guild Wars, and any Valve/Steam game (including mods and such)

Answer:Every game I play

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Hi, This is my first post, so hope it works.
I have recently installed a new hardrive on my pc with XP and after a few days i went to play a game and got this error : Age of Empires II Expansion has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
This happend after i had launched the game, chose my settings but when i clicked start (my actual gameplay) got that message. This is also the case with every other game i try to play. Hope you can help. cheers

Answer:Cant play any game.

Welcome, try the reinstall it and see what happens. Not quite sure if it works, but give it a try.

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Hey all when I try to play a well known game World Of Warcraft it pops up saying that my account has been locked. After calling Blizzard they told me from their end my account WASNT locked and that I needed to download a more up to date spyware. So I've downloaded a good bit all day, about 3 hours worth. I'm not a genius at all when it comes to computers but this is what I've got Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:10:05 AM, on 9/15/2010Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exeC:\Program Files\Gizmo\gizmo.exeC:\Users\Cindy\AppData\Local\Apps\2.0\T5LNM82Z.G8V\9AQEKEC8.3Q2\curs..tion_eee711038731a406_0004.0000_172b37d8269e5e48\CurseClient.exeC:\Users\Cindy\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exeC:\Users\Cindy\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exeC:\Users\Cindy\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exeC:\Windows\system... Read more

Answer:When I try to play a well known game...

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the ... Read more

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Question: won't play a game

I Have A Ati Radeon 9700 Pro 128 Ram Card.when Gameplay Starts The Monitor Goes To Standby And The Cpu Hangs. Have To Shut Down. Have Tried Updating Driver,reinstalling And Reformating Drive. Any Ideas Please

Answer:won't play a game

Same thing happeend to me...

I had this same issue a few days ago. I downed new drivers, directx, format, tested power, heat, etc. Nothing worked, this only happens in Direct X games, not Windows apps explorer, word anything. I formatted my drive thinking it may be a virus, then I found this.

Try this before doing anythign else.

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Compaq Model:PC1340, P4 2.8GHz, Integrated graphic(Intel 82845G)with 64MB shared memory with the System RAM of 200MB.Problem: Whenever "The Sharpshooter" game was launch, an error massage "could not initialize the renderer" will appeared.Any idea?Thanks.

Answer:Game cannot be play.

Have you tried updating your graphics drivers?Also update directx as wellSimple I know but have you checked the specs required for the game matchup with your system

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i bought nba live 2004 last night i downloaded it then i tried to play it but everytime i tried to play i was always getting sent back to the desktop? Suggestions or Answers pls..

Answer:new game but cant play

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by mistek i deleted some files from c drive and now i cant able to play my pc games there is a problem in system32 drive

Answer:cant able to play pc game

Did you empty the recycle bin?

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So i have been playing Warhammer 40k up until just about 2 days ago when the game stopped working. When i click on the shortcut to the game i can see and here the computer start to run and i see the disk start spinning on my desktop but the game never starts. i have tried takin the disk out and putting it back in and clicking "play game" from the game menu but the same thing happens.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:My PC game won't play

Ok so there are a few things you should try to get your game working properly again.
-uninstall and reinstall to the game to remove and replace the registry files (one may have been corrupted).
-update your display driver
-update your audio driver
-Make sure you have enough RAM
-Defrag your computer and check for spyware and viruses
-See if there is a noCD patch for the game
-Try a system restore point (maybe an update corrupted a windows file)

Hopefully one of those things will help you out. If not just post back here and we will try something else

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Hey everyone, hope you're all well.

My first post here - and I'm getting ticked off with my PC. I hope you can help.

Whenever I try to play a game on my PC, it crashes - causing the PC to restart itself. It does this within minutes of the game loading. It dosn't do it in any other applications, it only does it when I try to play on a game.

Examples being: Championship Manager, Grim Fandango, Age of Empires.

I'll be in the middle of the game, and my PC just restarts. Sometimes, it gives me a blue screen of death.

When the PC has booted back up, the following notifcation is shown:

Blah blah windows has recoverd from a serious error:


I'm stumped.

I'd be grateful for any advice you might have.

Many thanks.

Answer:No Game Will Play on my PC

Random restarts like that are usually caused by power supply issues, memory issues, or heat issues.
Since it happens when you play a game, that probably the only time the cpu is working hard enough to overheat.

Please post the make/model of the pc, or a list of the parts used to build it. Is this a new pc, or have you had it for a while?

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Whenever I try to play any game, say Quake 2, Balls of Steel, my mouse stops working, the resolution goes to 640 X 480 256 colors. I have attached the Direct X report and the Diagnostic Report of my graphic card. itz Intel 810E, I have Dirext X 9.b and the latest chipset drivers installed.
Ny one with some good ones?

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Question: can't play game

i cannot play game in full screen wit my window 7 64 bits.
im using dell 1464 with i3 n hd 4330 grphic card..

how can i play the \game in full screen???

Answer:can't play game

What game are you attempting to play in full screen?

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When I first installed and tried to play hell gate london i got the missing direct 9 error.(d3dx9_34.dll). Then i installed crysis warhead it worked fine. Then i read soemwhere on backward compatibility mode. So i tried it and viola Hellgate london ran like a breeze. well a little slow but it ran. the next time i ended all the useless process using task manager and then ran the game. This time there was no lag. The third time i tried the screen went black and i got an uploading error, when i minimized, I re installed the game and tried to run it without turning on backward compatibility mode. I got the black screen again and te uploading error. Please help.

Answer:Help cant play my game

d3dx9_34.dll - is a missing directx file.

you can get it here - d3dx9_34.dll, free download

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like the title says. lately ive been playing starcraft, guild wars, BF2142, WC3, Tiberian Sun, C&C generals...(yes i have a life, this isnt all i do lol) im really feeling a new MMO and i may start up WoW soon to play with some friends. i played the vanguard beta, it was alright but wasnt anything extraordinary. does anyone have some suggestions? i like RTS, FPS, RPG. o yea, ive got HL2, CS:S, BF2, Oblivion, and FEAR as well

Answer:i need a new game to play

Not what you mentioned - but have you thought about Magic The Gathering Online? I don't play the "real world" version, but I find the online experience great. MMO RTS cardgame You can set up an account for free and play some basic games.

Let me know if you want to give it a try, I can help. I don't play that much, but when I do, I am reminded of how great the game is. Especially in the sense that you don't pay a subscription fee and you can play whenever you want.

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My wife has been trying off and on for several months to play an on-line game called, "The World Series of Pop Culture presents the Pop Culture Challenge," at

In Firefox (Java and Javascripit both enabled )I can get as far as an 'Instructions" page with a clickable Play button. The word "LOADING" is slowly flashing over the instructions and "Transferring data from" is in the bottom Firefox message bar. It has been this way for over 5 minutes now. Clicking the Play button causes it to blink but doesn't seem to change anything. I am running McAfee Antivirus and the free version of ZoneAlarm firewall. I didn't get any warnings about missing plug-ins or needing to change any security settings.

Can anyone suggest what I am missing in all this that would prevent the game from playing on my PC?

Answer:Can't Play VH1 Game

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Ok here it is. I play the game Asheron's Call. As of late i can't get to the game b/c just as it is about to load the character list my screen goes black and the whole computer freezes up. I'm not real good when it comes to technical stuff so i don't know what to do. I've run my first aid program as well and it has come up with nothing. Any idea's on why it is doing this and how to remedy it? I would appreciate any and all help b/c i have to pay money to play it and have not been able to make good use of that money! Thanks and please help.

Angie C.

Answer:Trying to play game and can't! HELP!

Was the game working and then not. What have you changed on your system recently???

HERE is what microsoft says about it.

Apparently they want you to disable 3d acceleration

[Edited by brianF on 04-30-2001 at 04:19 PM]

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Question: Can not play game.

I loaded Garfield Spelling for my son. It seems that it did in fact load. I have it showing in the computer programs and I have an icon on my desktop. When I click on it my screen goes white then mostly black while showing some of the desk top. And I get a message Maestrolearning.exe has problem needs to shut down.
since then
I have deleted a lot off my computer and did multiple cleansings of the c drive and defragmentied. Added malware, ran, and deleted some ad ware (don't know what that is) that was said to be infected. I have done so much that somewhere along the way the pic of my kids I bought off snapfish for my Hy resolution background has disappeared. (do you know how I can get that back?)
I am pretty darn sure I have everthing this game needs but I don't know anything about computers.
game requires,

win 98,me,2000,xp -I have xp
Pentium 200 or better*32mb ram -my tower says pentium III and I think I have about250 of the mb things.
cd rom adn sound card --I watch movies so I know I have it.
60mb hard drive space -pretty sure I have that how do I check????
quicktime 6 or better - I have the 7.2

Thanks for any help, it is greatly appreciated!
What do I need to know before buying games in the future?

Answer:Can not play game.

Malware are a type of trojan that harms your computer. Try using AVG or any other Anti-Virus Programs YOU TRUST. Malware may also infect your computer with pop-ups,un-needed advertisements,etc. Did you try re-installing the program? If you did, close any programs including anti-virus programs or other programs that could interfere the game. I really hope this helps.

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How do I tell the Frames per Second when I am playing a game? Is there a program I need to get? What do sites like Tom's Hardware and 3dguru use? Thanks

Also, what are some good benchmarking tests for video cards (such as 3dmark)? Thanks

Answer:How do I tell the FPS when I play a game?

download FRAPS. in addition to keeping your framerate going unobtrusively in a corner of your window, you can also assign a key for screen-captures.

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I installed the game but when i tried to play it it said the game needed H&L stencil support.

I have a


Intel Celeron E1400 / 2 GHz

2 GB / 4 GB (max) DDR2 SDRAM 800 MHz PC2-6400 DIMM 240-pin
1 x 320 GB hardrive

Intel GMA 3100 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 4.0

This is a lot of gibberish to me

Can someone please help me

Answer:I can't play my D-Day game

You may have to think about buying a graphics card

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Question: i cant play game


Answer:i cant play game

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Ok, so I dont have a great PC and i've running out of ideas for good gamez.
Intel processor 3
64MB Video (Radeon 7000 series)

I have:
WarCraft III/Expansion
Warcraft ii
Age of empires 1,2,expansions

Games I dont had/dont want
Diablo II
Age of Mythology
Medal of Honor

im thinking of counter-strike

i need some suggestions

Oh and also some GBA Game suggestions to!!!! i have golden sun 2 and advance wars 2!!!

Answer:I really need a new game to play!

Total annihilation

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Hello, i can't play any games without lags games like fallout 3, darksider, mafia 2
here are my system Specs:
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.01ghz
Graphics: Asus ENGTX 260
RAM: 2gb DDR2
Powersupply: Everest 85plus 700W
Windows 7 32bit
Motherboard Asrock n68-ge
I can't play any game all games lags fps 10-15 i install all new video drivers and still lags HELP!!!!

Answer:Can't play any game with new gtx 260

Welcome to SevenForums. Not that I put to much stock in the WEI score but have you run it to see what your graphics is rated at and would you post a snip of it?

You can run it by going to My Computer>System Properties run the WEI program.

Also did you make sure you have the power connector(s) plugged into your card?

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I recently bought cossacks 2 the computer game having enjoyed the previous version. but when i installed it and tried to play, it came up with a message telling me to change my video memory AGP aperture size to 256 Mb. How do i do this?

Answer:I cant play my new game

What is the make and model of your computer?

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I have downloaded two video games into my PC and I can't get them to play. I even tried to download recommended programs to open them but it won't work. I dowloaded Final Fantasy 8 and resident evil 3 nemis. Onto to bitcomet. I'm not sure what other info I can give.

Answer:Getting a game to play.

Please help.

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I know the answer to this one but I was just wondering anyways, I have a pc Dvd-rom game i want to play using a cd-rewritable drive instead, is there any programs out there that will make a cd-rom drive read and convert a pc-dvd game, so it can be played with out buying a cd-dvd rom drive. Thanks for any help.belly

Answer:play a Pc Dvd-Rom game, using a cd-rom instead

Dont think so cos they use different type lasers.

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Question: Game won't play

I installed Word Riot Deluxe and it will not play because it says my Flashplayer is 8 and it needs higher..however, I have Flashplayer 10 and it does not recognize it..What do I do???

Answer:Game won't play

reinstall flash?

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I need a new game to play on the pc
I like to play first-person online shooters like Counterstrike and Halo where I can pwn a number of people in a single server. hehe
I've been considering buying Day of Defeat: Source but wanna make sure i get my money's worth. Is DOD any good? If it is, should i get any other version (earlier like the original) instead?
Price is not a big concern.

Also is Left 4 Dead any good? I saw the gamebox, but it didn't look very good. plus, it only has 4 max internet server players i think

Answer:Need a new game to play!

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i have compaq n610c laptop, where i could not able to play 3d game, it will start with vedio & then it will hang the copmuter with background music,earlier i was playing all 3d game but now it not possible tell me solution for this.

Answer:i could not able to play 3d game

i could'nt play 3d game

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Hi all, i recently installed a game on my laptop and i am barley able to play it.The game is Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, i can play it at about 3 frames per second, it has dropped down to about .2 fps at times, so bassicaly i can't play the game. The basics of my comps specs are...Pentium 4 2.5 GHZ512 MB RAM64 MB Vido CardGTA's minimum requirments are1GHZ or better256 MB RAM64 MB Video cardI meet all the requirments and i am on the lowest settings possible, so whats the deal?

Answer:How come i can't play this game?

how many processes are running in the background?

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That's right, let's play a game. No matter what, I should prove the winner as far as my computer is concerned, but I want to have a little fun and ensure the problem getting solved.THE PLAYERS: On one team, the ComputerHope experts. On the other, Symantec Customer Service.THE RULES: Each team will be provided with the same amount of information. It is as detailed as possible. Each team will provide (hopefully) advice on getting the issue resolved. Because Symantec is a huge company, to balance the scales, Team CH will be privy to all E-mails to and from Symantec. The first team to provide a solution to the problem, a permanrnt solution, wins!The text of the E-mail is as follows:QuoteI have at least one copy of Trojan.Nebuler on my computer. Because of this, I am getting swamped with Norton popups showing me a bunch of files that get removed by Norton. I suspect these are child .exe files that the virus creates. Now, Norton tells me that these .exe files are in the Quarantine folder. But that doesn't explain much to me, because I want the root .exe file that's creating all this. I have a decent amount of technical experience, but this problem eludes me. The main issue is twofold: 1) Norton cannot delete the Trojan.Nebuler itself, just the files it creates, and 2) Norton moves said files to Quarantine before it tells me about it, so I have no clue as to the actual whereabouts of the virus. So, how can I remove this blasted virus?Good luck teams! *bang!*Oh no! Team Symantec get... Read more

Answer:Let's play a little game

I predict the problem will be beyond the scope of a SYmantec solution. I think they will give you the runaround for a while before admitting they cannot solve this. You will get canned responses like uninstall and reinstall, update your definitions, safe mode, get Windows updates, etc. for a while.I would uninstall the Norton virus with careful and detailed instructions at the Symantec site, then remove the directory where the quarantined files are with Killbox, etc., then remove Norton from my life. Then I would get another AV solution.Here are some tips: This will help also.I hope you do not end up having to reformat again!  

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Question: which game to play

I linked my system specifications so can anyone suggest me a game which I can get atleast 30 fps

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Question: play the pc game

hi...i am in japan, have windows me, don`t have a playstation and would like to play a game.

i found an english version of madden in tokyo for pc but don`t know much about what to do...could anyone help me before i decide to buy it?

1. it said i need 2gb of space on my computer on the game you install games on your computer rather than just plat them as you would on a playstation?

2. it also said i need a video and memory card....really? what are they and how do i use them?

3. you think it is worth me getting such a game or would i be better off buying a playstation?

for any help...thanks

Answer:play the pc game


2. Are you sure it didnt say "video card/ sound card"?

3. How much is Madden and how much is a playstation + madden for playstation?

4.What are you PC specifications?

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Is there a way to stop getting the prompt to put in the correct CD to play a game. I never can find the CD case, read not organized.


Answer:Play Game without CD


I think not. Against the rules here.

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Is there any way to paly a PS2 game such as "smackdown vs Raw 2007" on PC?
Can I convert a PS2 dvd to a PC dvd?

I have:
Pentium4---2.8GHz----512 MB RAM---128 MB graphics memory card

Answer:Can I play PS2 game on PC?

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Question: Play the game

Hi to all I'm tried to play the game on the internet, but I don know how is it!how to connect the Age of empire2 to the internet?

Answer:Play the game

Are you asking how to connect to a game server so you can mulitiplay?

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Somebody Help Me!! When i insert my Marc Ecko's Getting Up DVD-Rom game in the DVD-Rom drive it doesnt automatically read i go to My Computer..and when i try to run setup... an error saying: D\:setup.exe is not a valid Win32 application. What does that mean or what do i have to do? By the way my operating system is Windows XP SP2..Thankz

Answer:Cant Play DVD-Rom game

try the cd in a different computer..if it won't load...its the cd thats bad..

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So far all the connection seem to be fine and the audio cd is played by the CDROM . all the autorun CD's like AOL is run automatically

but the DVD and the computer games are not played , what could be it?

Answer:cannot play game's and DVD's

I mean

So far all the connection seem to be fine and the audio cd is played by the DVDROM

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Hi all! My grey matter needs a jump start :)A friend of mine has an old pc game which doesn't state system requirements on the box, but she says it plays perfectly well on her parents computer which is '98. She has an XP pute herself and would like to know how she can play it on her own pc. I know you can set it to play in a different OS mode but i can't for the life of me remember how :S Cheers!

Answer:Play '98 game on XP

click here

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xp sp2 all updates, 1gig of ram, 128 nvidia geforce
p4p800s x

i trying to play Virtua Tennis 3 but cant because the screen drags it takes ago to play the game. it plays in slow motion.

Crazy Taxi 3 i double click the icon the screen goes bank then goes back to windows

please help me

Answer:why cant I play this game

geforce 4 5200

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I hope I'm in the right place for this plea for help. I have XP and last Friday the power supply on my PC died. A technician came out and replaced it. He also convinced me that I needed a bigger memory card (from two hundred and something to five hundred and something?) I figured that while he had the box open I'd ask him about my CD player which has been refusing to work for ages, and needless to say he also installed a new DVD burner. Ever since then I haven't been able to access the interactive Sudoku game that I am addicted to. On the webpage I press the link for the game, but the next screen only shows the small box at the top and no game. I suppose some setting has been changed, but I've no idea what. It's been almost a week and I really need to play that game. (Where is the embarrassed smilie?) Please, someone help me.

Answer:I can't play my game any more :-(

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I have recently installed a game for one of the boys and when we try to play it we get this:

Fatal Error
Couldn't init 3D Engine in hardward mode: 640 x 480 16 bit
Couldn't init 3D Engine in hardware mode: 640 x 480 32 bit
Couldn't init 3D Engine in hardware mode: 640 x 480 24 bit
No suitable screen mode

Any ideas what's up here?? Pretty "standard" home PC here....13 gig, 64 meg, I'm sure I have a 3D card...? Any ideas? Thanks much!

Answer:Game won't play...!?

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HI, I am trying to play a game online at netscape and I get this message,The following error has occurred:
Java Corrupted or Misinstalled
This error occurs when your Java software has been either misinstalled on your browser or if Java software has been corrupted in some way. Some of the symptoms include a large number of "exception errors", applets not showing up (or showing up as a blank or gray frame), and other crash problems.

What do i do?

Answer:can't play the game

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I recently found this game from 1996 i used to play. I've managed to install it no problem. But when i try to load the game up i'm left with a blank screen. I've been told i might need a DOS emulator, but this can be complicated if your computer illiterate like myself. Does anyone know where i can find a DOS emulator and how I would work such a thing?

Answer:How can I play this old game?

Download DOSBOX, a free dos emulator that will work with most DOS gamesGet it at

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Question: game won't play

I'm trying to install 'The Still Life' onto my new laptop. It plays just fine on my parents computer, but when I try playing the game on mine, it takes me to a black screen, and then just doesn't do anything. What do I do?

Answer:game won't play

Update your video drivers and make sure you have the newest version of DirectX installed.

If this doesn't work it maybe that your laptops graphics aren't compatible.... laptops are still being made with gpus that can't do Shader Modelling 3.

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whenever i try to play hotline miami it says this "Access to the path 'C:\Users\Trysten\Documents\My Games\HotlineMiami\hotline.cfg' is denied"

does anyone know how to fix this?

Answer:Plz help cant play my game

Are you the Admin or Owner of that computer? If you are, then go to hotline.cfg and change the permission you have on that file. You should give yourself the "Full Control" permission.

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You guys help me. I wanna set optimal setting for my VGA with catalyst control center version 8.861.
My VGA is Asus EAH5670 and this is my computer's configuration
Operating system: Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
Processorentinium Dual-core E6600 3.1 hz
Memory: 2G ram Device: VGA Asus EAH5670 1G
Please help me! and when I play some game like: GTA IV, Mass effect..... It's always lag (maybe decreased fps). So can you show me how to fix it and set my VGA. Thank you!

Answer:I need some help about my VGA to play game
The Pros:Strong cooling performance and power efficient. Dust-proof fan, prevents the built up of dust. Compact and low power required, makes a good option for an HTPC.

The Cons:128-bit memory bus can hinder performance. Incapable of handing intensive or newer game titles.

The Asus EAH5670 is a mid-range graphics card aimed at casual gamers and people who want to take the graphics processing load away from on-board video support. While the performance is adequate for most common tasks, higher end applications and games will slow down quite a bit. Click to expand...

Get a better card if you have the money. Otherwise, you'll just have to live with the performance issues.

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Hello, whenever I try to play my game, I get this error message saying;
"Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."
I have been able to play and complete the game before and I am in my Computer Administrator account.
Any help would be really helpful.

Answer:Help me to be able to play my game again.

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My new cable Internet connection is great. I have been on dial-up, like, forever.
On my computer, I have been playing Fate and Port Royal 2 for the last few years. It would be great to find something to play Online.
Does anyone have any suggestions?

Answer:Looking for a new game to play

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Question: game play

i have recently bought gta3, i know what you are thinking but i just want to be able to open it in it's window, is this poss?, .

Answer:game play

Welcome to TSGF. YES =) you should be able to run GTA3 in a window as that is part of a service aggreement that they must adhere to With MicroSoft. Sony Entertainment recently had to make a change to an online game for that very reason. So you should be able to Run it in a window ....the only question now is ........How do you do it =)

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Graphics problem? I ve got this laptop about a week ago and I successfully installed Windows 10 and all drivers. For two days I am trying to play a game until my office package come home. But every game I installed are not starting. I installed about 6 games that were realeased in years 2009 to 2011. (They dont require high end PCs) After I realised theres something wrong with this pc, I installed some old games to check if they work on this. But they werent working. Instead I got different different messages. I'll show some.   Suprisingly only one worked. Its Starsky Hutch. But its systemrequirements are..        Pentium III 500MHz, 128MB RAM, 32MB graphic card  COME ON THIS IS A CORE i3 7TH GEN Laptop  Heres my Intel HD 620 graphic driver (Just to ensure that its installed)   Heres Direct X system information    And finally Intel HD 620 driver details  Please suggest me what to do. Thanks! My product is HP Notebook - 15-ay101tu

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Hey everyone, hope you're all well.

My first post here - and I'm getting ticked off with my PC. I hope you can help.

Whenever I try to play a game on my PC, it crashes - causing the PC to restart itself. It does this within minutes of the game loading. It dosn't do it in any other applications, it only does it when I try to play on a game.

Examples being: Championship Manager, Grim Fandango, Age of Empires.

I'll be in the middle of the game, and my PC just restarts. Sometimes, it gives me a blue screen of death.

When the PC has booted back up, the following notifcation is shown:

Blah blah windows has recoverd from a serious error:


I'm stumped.

I'd be grateful for any advice you might have.

Many thanks.

Answer:No Game Will Play On my PC

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Hey everyone. I have an old Windows 98 game, Red Alert 2. Just wondering, is it possible for it to play on Windows XP? I haven't tried it myself yet (my friend is borrowing the disc).Thanks for any replies

Answer:Is it possible to play an old game on XP

Apparently it is possible. Here's the tale of a guy who wrestled the game onto his computer. I don't know if this will work for you, but the only thing you have to risk is wasting 10 minutes trying it.1. He changed the screen resolution to 640 x 480. The game installed. (He also said he used 8-bit color, but depending on your SP or video card it may only be possible to go 16-bit color. Try that if the install doesn't work on 32-bit.)2. He set the game options to 800 x 6003. He then played in compatibility mode for Windows 98/ME.Seems like a lot of trouble for a game. Just be thankful it's not Vista.

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Question: Can't Play Game

A few weeks ago my computer was having problems playing any game for more than 10 min. It would freeze up and become a colored screen with white, pink and black boxes. So then I upgrade my power supply which fixed the problem for a few days and now it's happening again. Could It be that I need to change my graphic card?

Computer Specs:
Intel Core 2 Quad 8300 @ 2500Mhz (27C idle, 35C at load)
8gig DDR2 RAM
650 watt PSU
GeForce GT 220 1gig (not overclocked) (35C idle, 80C at load)

Answer:Can't Play Game

You GeForce card is getting way too hot. Check the fan on the card to be sure it's working and make sure there is nothing blocking the fan on the card. 80C is 176F which is way too hot for any piece of eletronics to be running at.

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Question: game won't play

I just got a Toshiba satellite laptop which replaced my HP that died. The problem is my IL2 Sturmovik forgotten battles won't play. It loads no problem but when you click play the next icon(shows a russian plan) appears the screen flicks and thats it. Lookin for some help ta get me off the ground!

Answer:game won't play

Wooh, russian! xD Just kidding, im from russia.
Anyways I dont really understand, do you crash do your desktop or what?
Do you get any error messages?

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Question: How to Play a game

I have recently changed computers and the new one has a 17" TFT and the old one had a 15". When I try and play a game on the 17" the picture is way to big and all fuzzy. I have exactly the same graphics card and would like to know how to get the picture back to high quality again.

Answer:How to Play a game

Sounds like the desktop resolution needs to be changed; look in the help section for your version of Windows.

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Question: Game won't play


I have just purchased Fire warrior for PC. I have downloaded the whole thing. When I go to play on it, it comes up with a box saying there was an error and saying if I wanted to send an error report. I cannot play the game at all. Before I played the game, it came up with a box saying there were some patches I needed to download. Could this have caused the problem?

I am running on windows xp.


Answer:Game won't play

Apply any game patches that are available and make sure that you have the latest Video card driver installed and that you have an approved video card.

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I am looking at getting these 3 games! Would I be able to play them with my system specs (in signature)?

FIFA 2008

Answer:Can i play this game?

The first two games you could probably play, however I am not too sure about Need For Speed.

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I am want to start up a new game from my vast unopened collection of PC games. For the 2nd time, I was near the very end of Diablo 2 & lost everything (long story). I enjoy Diablo 2 a lot. Warcraft 3 is kinda cool too. The only other game that I have played start to finish was Empire Earth which was good enough to keep my attention. Anyway, could you guys recommend what I should play next from my list of games? I am asking this question because I don't want to be disappointed again after going through the D2 disaster that I just went through.
Kohan II
Age of Mythology (I have the Titan expansion with it)
Disciples II (& all the stand alone expansions)
Both Dungeon Seiges
Lord of The Rings: Battle for Middle Earth
Konung II
Warrior Kings
Warrior Kings Battle (Seemed really cool but was VERY difficult)
IceWind Dale
Rome Total War
StarCraft (I am ashamed to admit, I can't figure out how to play this)
Baldur's Gate II (Shadows & Throne)
Myth II & Myth III
Prince of Kin
Never WinterNights & (Shadows expansion) is this Turnbased????
Wizadry 8
Warlords BattleCry
Battle Realms (That is the title)
Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring
Armies of Exigo
Doom 3 (I bought the zboard to go with it)
Dawn of War
Gothic I & II
Joan of Arc
Beyond Divinity
Etherlords II
Celtic Kings
Warlords IV
Warlords BattleCry II
Vampire the Mascerade
Age of ... Read more

Answer:What game should I play?

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Question: cant play the game

Downloaded a long game (navigator) that is usually on 4 cd's.  So now I can look at all th efiles an dopen them individually but I can't load the game as I dont see a obvious setup bit!!!   I thought i was being clever but I guess not!! I fI had the cds i could put them in th emachine and the prompt would tell me what to do right!?  Anyone help?? Alison

Answer:cant play the game

We do not help with illegal downloads. Try another forum for that.

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Question: not play game

I have had black hawk down now for 2 years.recently its refused to play on my pc with windows xp. It gives a message: "Api.dll client not found". could anyone tell me how to fix it. My graphics card is a nvidia geforce 6200 256 mb.

Answer:not play game

Make sure you have the latest video drivers. Re-install the game.

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Question: Play Game from CD

I am not allowed to install anything on my work computer, but I would like to be able to play games, other than the few that came on the computer. If I can find a CD with some simple games on it (haven't looked yet), could I play the games without having to install anything on my computer?

Answer:Play Game from CD

To be honest, that's something you should take up with your boss, to ensure you don't end up in hot water. If you're not allowed to play games during the work's time, that's likely for good reason. Moreover, if you're looking to circumvent a policy, even if it's, say, during your lunch hour or other free time, then they're still likely to frown upon this.

I'm not writing this to be a kill-joy; rather, I'm hoping I can give some advice which well help you avoid getting into hot water.

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After bringin the pc to the store , Since is fixed , A a week ago now this popp up and restart my computer itself ...What is happening to the computer ?? I guess i have to bring the pc back and tell them :S Is this thing saying overheat ?

Answer:Game + Computer Restart Everytime

Hello Intacku If you had it in for repair and now it's acting up take it back. Also If you think the Temp means it's overheating it doesn't. It's a folder in that directory.

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my computer get restart while playing game ,it hangs first then blue bar comes and restarts,i was playing igi 1 !! computer specs dg41wv,2gb,duol core,500gb

Answer:my computer gets restart while playing game

then blue bar comes and restartsDo you mean blue screen? Is it something like THIS?Google is your not present,press F1 to continue...

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Two months ago I added x2 1gb Geil ram to my x2 512mb Crucial ram. The pc ran fine for a month but then it started randomly restarting every 8 hours or so when playing a game. A couple days later my pc was getting the BSoD even if I opened Internet Explorer and looked at a couple pages with HTML (alienware site).

I turned off auto restart and I started getting the BSoD "STOP:0x0000008E". I took out the x2 Geil sticks and still got the error.
I tried playing with one stick at a time and I got the BSoD with each one. I ran memtest on each one for 10 hours each and one Geil stick was faulty.

I searched Asus and it seems that 1gb geil isn't compatible with my mobo. I decided to get x4 sticks of 1gb Crucial ram, because it is the same brand that came with my PC. I now started getting "STOP:0x00000050" nv4_disp.dll PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA. I decided to reformat the hard drive and reinstall windows, same problom after I got everything installed and tried the game.

It seems that the more ram I have in the more frequently the BSoD pops up. I tested each stick alone in slot one for 10 hours in memtest, all passed. I ran a Prime95 Torture test on each one alone for 10 hours, no errors.

I am getting many different BSoD's now. It seems random which ones I get. PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA, PFM_LIST_CORRUPT, DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. STOP:0x0000008E, STOP:0x00000050, STOP:0x000000D1 mouclass.sys.

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Answer:Random restart/bsod, especially when in a game.

Give your motherboard a visual inspection to check for signs of overheating. Look at the capacitors (upright cylinders) for signs of bulging or discolouration, especially near the CPU.
Look for pits on voltage regulators (small flat usually black blocks flat against the motherboard).
Dirt that has been blown into the memory slots.
If you find any sign of the first 2, your board should be replaced. Sorry.

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Okay i'm back with another problem after resolving my old hard drive problem less than a month ago. As of last night when ever I jump on to my game PoE(path of exile), the game will run for some random amount of time usually like 10-15minutes until it just crashes with no pop up error and then my computer just restarts with out displaying a BSoD.

I'm guessing I have some sort of virus in my computer because this is the 2nd issue within a month. I'm running on a 3week old hard drive and will be receiving another one from my warranty claim on Tuesday. I will be with out a harddrive for about 1-2 days so i'm going to try to resolve this before that happens but I have no idea where to start so If you guys could help me get started trouble shooting that would be terrific!


Answer:Game Crash Then PC Restart With No BSoD

The game gives no error but is there anything in the eventlog of windows.

What information appears in event logs (Event Viewer)?

Turn off auto restart on error, hopefully if it happens again you'll see the BSOD and be able to write down any information
How To Disable the Automatic Restart on System Failure in Windows 7

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Hi all,

My computer's been acting really funny lately, and I was hoping someone might be able to help me out since I have no idea what's going on.

Recently, whenever I play a game, any game, after a bit the screen will go black and the computer restarts on its own for no apparent reason.

The computer I use is an AMD Athlon 1.5ghz, 512 MB RAM, and Radeon 9600 pro. I have the latest drivers installed. I've also ran a virus check using avast, used adaware to scan for spyware and adware, and defragmented my harddrive.

It started acting funny only recently. I know there might be a conflict somewhere but I can't figure out what the heck is causing it to do that. Here is my hijackthis log to give you an idea of what's running:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 9:37:49 PM, on 8/20/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
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Answer:Black screen and restart during game

Usually these problems are cured by updating to the latest drivers for chipset\graphics inc; DirectX, also there are very few games get released without needing a patch almost immediately to fix that kind of problem and I have to say its normally ATI drivers are worst for it (no I'm not a Nvidia devotee I run systems with each in, just pointing out a fact) the VPU recovery thingy I find causes more problems than it cures, but they promise the driver that's out in a couple of weeks will cure all problems forever, well it is 60Mb in size and requires .NET to be installed to run, just another 28Mb, hope the majority of ATI owners are on broadband!

The latest Catalyst was released 2 days ago, try it if you hav'n't already.

Are there some games more prone than others, trying to find out if OpenGL is the problem or D3D, ATI have a poor record with GL for some reason.

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Whenever I play sims2, just cause, NFS most wanted, or any other game, after about 10 minutes the computer will stop responding and about 30 seconds later will restart itself.My computer is self built, and has the following specsCore 2 duo E6600 2.4GHz1GB ddr2 memorysapphire ati radeon X1650pro 256MBI would be very grateful if anybody could help pleaseThank you

Answer:Sudden restart when playing any game

I had this sort of problem when i installed a new 256 graphics card my be you power supply possibly i had a 230 watt which wasn`t enoghthad to replace with a 400w then all was ok worth a look

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so, whah the problem why my laptop ramdomly retart while i am playing game. i have search solution of this problem but i never found the actual solution and  what caused it? 

Answer:laptop restart while i playing game

>>> . i have search solution of this problem but i never found the actual solution and  what caused it?Hi, I don't know what is your machine but I believe your machine is not for games and the actual solution is BUY a games machine. Can you feel the heats ? Regards.  

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im having a problem playing my old dirt track sprint cars game. now when i play it, eventually it will freeze on me and i have to restart my pc. it isnt the rom im assuming because it does it in different spots each time im playing. anyone know what the deal is.

Answer:pc will lock up during game & forced to restart

System Specs please
btw thats a older game it may not run well on Xp

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hola, first time posting on this forum. anyway, i recenty got dsl from sbc, and i DLed their firewall and anti-virus progs since they were free. they are zone alarm and e-trust anti-virus. now after i installed the anti-virus my backround would reset after i restarted my computer or played a game in full screen. now i tried shutting the anti-virus down then seeing what would happen and it keeps doing it. and thats not all, i bought a usb wireless network adapter and after i restart the drivers for the usb adapter would have to be re-installed and to even get the drivers installed right i would have to un-plug then plug it back in to recognize it as a wireless network adapter. pleaze someone help, i know these arent major issues but i built this computer myself and its my baby like a car lovers car. ty for ur time.

Answer:backround resets after game and restart

what do you mean by background resets? as in the resolution changes? the wall paper changes? or does the screen look bright and washed out when you quit a game?

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