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Old 12-22-2009, 12:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Have you already done what I suggested in my first post?
Yes I did update my drivers, my games already had the latest patches, and I have increased the fan speed to 100% and that didnt fix my problem.
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What games? What resolution?

Turn down AA/AF.
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Did you do a Virus check as well? Just wondering.
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:09 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Default Re: Games freeze then cannot shutdown computer!

You said this started a week ago and I didn't see anyone ask...

What changed a week ago?

new hardware? new software? Windows updates? Driver Updates?

all of the above could potentially cause your problem.
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You said this started a week ago and I didn't see anyone ask...

What changed a week ago?

new hardware? new software? Windows updates? Driver Updates?

all of the above could potentially cause your problem.
It just started. I did install a add-on for flight simulator x which is called Real environment x and then it started so I uninstalled it and uninstalled fsx and it still froze. I also have norton 360 so I think it isnt a virus. The games that were having the problems were flight simulator x and mw2. I have warcraft 3 and it isnt having problems though.
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Did you try turning down AA/AF

Also try older drivers for your card.

Flight sim X and MW2 are more demanding than wc3.

I might venture to guess that the card may just be too weak.
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It just started. I did install a add-on for flight simulator x which is called Real environment x and then it started so I uninstalled it and uninstalled fsx and it still froze. I also have norton 360 so I think it isnt a virus. The games that were having the problems were flight simulator x and mw2. I have warcraft 3 and it isnt having problems though.
ok so we found the culprit at least, the add-on caused the issue to begin with, however it remained a problem after 'uninstalling' of the addon right?

Uninstallers are notorious for 'not uninstalling'. I suggest you run Ccleaner to find any remnants of the addon.
There are probably a few files/entries it failed to remove from the machine.


for giggles i looked into the environment x and saw a bunch of posts on their forum with people having similar issues. I suggest checking those out.
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Do I just clean the registries with ccleaner?
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That would take care of what brady is talking about. Best to clean all of the other files too though just to get rid of the extra junk.
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Old 12-23-2009, 04:16 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I did the ccleaner and when I was playing mw2 I played for about 5 minutes and the screen went black and then the computer restarted. When it booted up to the desktop the background was black to I had to right-click then click personalize then switch the background picture so it wont be black.
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