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i haven't tried the second fix but if you try the first, and your game takes a while to load back in from ctrl-alt-del, hit the windows key, that made it Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll R3 - URLSearchHook: McAfee SiteAdvisor Toolbar - {0EBBBE48-BAD4-4B4C-8E5A-516ABECAE064} - c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee\SITEAD~1\mcieplg.dll O2 - BHO: &Yahoo! I hope someone can help!! It was just so frustrating fighting a dragon and i need to wait for the game to decide what's going on.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.2 Scan saved at 13:31:01, on 09/10/2003 Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106) Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe You may want to look at the video card if the video card was worked to hard the heatsink may have over heated and the heatsink is coming loose from the http://forums.bethsoft.com/index.php...ezes-outdoors/ There are two fixes. Once restarted, check the Add/Remove Programs list again for any remaining ATI software. 5.

free and trustworthy. Allow it to run through at least 7 "passes" for minimal confidence; 12-24 hours for moderate-maximum confidence or until it registers any errors.The test can be stopped as soon as an Pennsylvania Posts: 52,695 OS: Win7 It could be a GPU or Vram issue, if it was a driver or MB ram issue I would think the freeze would happen i other Thanks for the help davidpaddyApr 22, 2016, 1:52 PM It was a bad PSU Ask a new question Read More Graphics Games CPUs Related Resources PC Freezes With Loud Buzzing Sounds

I'm new to this forum...I've been having a problem with this old computer. MS111 replied Mar 18, 2017 at 10:08 AM No voltage PSU 12v CH2 crjdriver replied Mar 18, 2017 at 10:08 AM Good fiction books Deke40 replied Mar 18, 2017 at 10:08 Completed half life 2 - that was great as well, though not quite as good as i was expecting - what a disappointing ending! In the system event viewer it also shows this on bootup Event Type: Warning Event Source: ati2mtag Event Category: WDM Event ID: 1049 Date: 2/11/2006 Time: 1:29:59 PM User: N/A Computer:

That would help you narrow down the variables. I'll get a new one soon maybe but i'm in 2 minds really - the pc games market stinks at the moment, is it really worth it? The reason games crash ( about 90% of the time ) is because of the videocard or it is out of date or something like that Go to this website: www.systemrequirementslab.com solved PC Freezes With Loud Buzzing While Playing Games...

My old PSU emittied a slight whining sound whenever it was in 3D mode, showing it was being put to the limit. Seems like when you play videos your really not taxing the video but anything is possible. What happen to system shock 2 and thief games, stuff like that? After unchecking them and restarting the computer, I tested for freezing and the freezes did not go away.

No, create an account now. If you can give me some other tips, i'll be visiting this site like 3 - 4 times a day.. Google Drive is now Backup and Sync Is it possible to get a transit visa for UK within a few hours? if you're using stock cooler on either your cpu or video card you will get overheating issue most likely.

Click here it's easy and free. Ask a question and give support. games that require high quality video cards and stuff like that... I was at the point where I was going to shelf this game until they hopefully patched it.

HardwareTwitchTopic StarterRookie Experience: Beginner OS: Unknown Re: Computer Freezes While Playing Any Game « Reply #2 on: August 27, 2012, 04:20:50 PM » Quote from: hartbeatmr on August 26, 2012, 07:29:19 F.E.A.R, Call of duty, Half Life 2, WoW is incredible, no arguments there. Back to top #13 Artrooks Artrooks Members 1,463 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:New York Local time:10:14 AM Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:31 AM Hello,It appears that the hard drive and I got an extra 80mm fan and pointed it directly at the GPU, but the problem persists.

Also, I have a Zalman CPU fan, like this one, so I'm pretty sure the CPU is being cooled well. Advertisement Recent Posts problem with AMD HDMI... Even the mouse stops moving.

computer hangs while playing games in windows 8.1 Windows XP hangs a little after closing programs and lags a game.

please what other solution i can do? Try any of the above FPS.. Browse other questions tagged windows-xp crash freeze or ask your own question. I've got this ridiculously badly designed desk from staples that doesn't let much air get to the case - I'll sort it out one day soon once and for all!

Updated video card drivers? Can you get a hold of another graphics card you can try? Even before you crack the case you could use something like RivaTuner to monitor fan speeds and temps. I have also run Memtest86+ v2.11 from the Ubuntu boot CD for a while (10 minutes just now), and it didn't find anything.

O4 - Global Startup: Windows Search.lnk = C:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000 O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {85d1f590-48f4-11d9-9669-0800200c9a66} Generally the freezes happen at random times (now from 1min to 15min), so they arenít occurring quicker or anything. 12-31-2009, 04:56 PM #9 Wrench97 Team Manager, GamingTeam Manager, Microsoft For the MS update issue try the free MS update support site https://support.microsoft.com/oas/de...prid=6527&st=1 __________________ BSOD Posting Instructions Power Supply and Selection How To Find Your System Specs 01-01-2010, 06:57 AM Genre's are sort of battling it out for supremacy, and MMORPG's are seeming to win.

Above 400 watts should be fine though. Page 1 of 2 1 2 > « Computer slowed down, static sound while playing music/videos. | Windows Gray Screen At First... » Thread Tools Show Printable Version Download Thread Search May 27, 2007 #10 fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,166 +202 Erm..... Try disabling any overclocking as well.

No need to mess with DirectX unless you need to upgrade to the latest version. ian83000, Oct 9, 2003 #2 ian83000 Thread Starter Joined: Jul 21, 2003 Messages: 8 The following is a list of items I have replaced since the problem started :- Motherboard. I played the game for years and years thanks to dromed and all the fan created levels. ( Actually i might see whats happening with the scene at the moment - I just tried to use system restore but for some reason it always manages to fail at any point I try to restore to so thats no good :( 01-01-2010,

I found that patch KB824146 is the cause. DOWNLOAD OLD VERSIONS OF CATALYST DRIVER INSTALL PACKAGE HERE: http://oldapps.com/old_version_ati.php DOWNLOAD DRIVER CLEANER HERE: http://video.terabass.com/web_files/DCPro.zip Use Driver Cleaner Pro to remove any trace of ATi or nVidia drivers to downgrade/upgrade. As for any automatic windows updates something called 'Software Distribution Service 3.0' downloaded, but like other XP users this happens every day and somehow never manages to install. I even had kingston resend a new memory stick.

I went through all of the hotfixes on my computer removing each one, and then multiple ones until I found an end to the freezing. Using the site is easy and fun. Please help me! DirectX version is 9.0B and I have DXDiag file if it will be of any help to people as it is 68.7K I did not display here but can send to

If you think it is just under heavy loads, update your chipset drivers, video card drivers and see it that helps.Check for updates for your (for XP only) DirectX if needed,