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wolfmarter

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hi there, on boot up my computer goes to the startup screen and then turns black for about five minutes before continuing the final steps for the boot. When i play games it freezes on me and will only let me turn of the cpu on the chassis. I updated all of the drivers except for the latest motherboard bios because i dont know how to get the update started in dos after the computer booted on the boot cd i made. I am also not sure if the motherboard and graphic card are compatible or if they even have to be. The specs for my computer are: Pentium 4,radeon9250,motherboard ASRock p4i45d+ and i have one gig of ram.

Please help

thx
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Let's start with the first issue

Start > run
cmd
<enter>

type
chkdsk /r
<enter>

Say yes to run on next reboot.

Reboot, go take a walk this will take some time.
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i ran the test and it came back without mistakes,still takes the computer forever to start up though.... I have no idea what it could be
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start > run, type
eventvwr.msc
<enter>

Right click application and choose CLEAR ALL EVENTS, do not save the log

Right click system and choose CLEAR ALL EVENTS, do not save the log


Reboot.

start > run, type
eventvwr.msc
<enter>

Look under systems and applications for items with red Xs ...list them here.
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there was not a single red mark in the system log?!!??!?!? I have no idea what to do..... :whistling:
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create a second user account using control panel > users

Log in to that account.

Does the problem recur?
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i changed the user account and now all the games work fine. Still takes a long time to startup but i can live with that no problem. Thanx so much u guys rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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hmmm, interesting....log into orginal account

Please run hijackthis (see link in my signature), then save a log and AS A TEXT FILE (FILE > SAVE AS) then ATTACH IT (do not post) to your next post.

We do not like to post hijackthis logs in sections other than the malware forum as we do not want to encourage people to post malware issues in this forum.

I am not looking for malware. I am looking for what programs or combinations of programs might cause this behavior. If I notice any malware, I will redirect you to the malware forum.

If you post a hijackthis log in this forum, several trusted techs will come to your house and eat all of your Ritz crackers, Cheeze Doodal and any sweet pickles you have in your fridge. We will also put our feet up on all of your coffee tables. This is no joke. We'll do it. It's not pretty.
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