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Old 08-24-2006, 03:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My computer sometimes freezes when I play games. I never had this problem until I reformatetd my PC. It used to happen even when I wasn't playing games but that seems to have stopped now.

Any ideas?
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Old 08-24-2006, 04:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What games do you try to play and what are the specs of your PC?

After reformatting did you get all your driver?
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Old 08-24-2006, 06:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Halo & Battlefirld 2... I've got a Pentium 4 2.8GHz with 1.5GB ram, 256MB graphics card...

I think I installed all the drivers... How do I tell?
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Old 08-25-2006, 11:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hm.. Is this a complete freeze and you need to force pc shutdown?

I'm not really sure what could be the cause of this but I faced a very similiar problem to this 2 months back with my older pc. It could be your pc temp getting too high, or too much dust inside the pc. I take it your pc is fairly old?
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Old 08-26-2006, 10:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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When you were installing windows did it come up with any errors installing all the .dll or .cab files part, if so run windows registry to fix it, my comp was freezing to and you couldnt do anything but restart it, and the windows registry program found errors in my windows installation and it fixed it now it runs like a charm
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Old 08-27-2006, 08:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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My PC is a few years old.

Where do I obtain a copy of "windows registry"? I did a search in Google and it come up with registry guides...
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if you dont have the program you can put your windows xp install disc in and run a repair.
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Old 08-31-2006, 03:37 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm trying to fix it using sfc... I found this tutorial http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html and I tried to copy the I386 folder onto to C:/.. However, it gives me the error half way through:

Cannot copy TOURW: Data error (cyclic redundancy check)

What the ...? What's wrong?
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Old 08-31-2006, 07:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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You can check if you installed your drivers by going to My computer> right click properties > hardware > device manager
The ones with yellow question mark means it hasnt been detected or installed
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