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Rogue Ninja

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Hello,


First time here for me. I am having trouble with my roommates computer. When he trys to install games such as WoW, Need for speed, DDO, and Battlefront 2 they freeze up after about 3 to 5 minutes of tryin to install them. He purchased a new HD and a New DVD combo drive and a new copy of XP home. After installation of new components we are still having the same issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated for i find myself 100% stumped. We can play music CD's Install Drivers from CD just not games.
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Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up

Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot. You should disable the antivirus programme to run this

Check the anti virus is running after the reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor


Try to install a game
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thanx i'll try that out later today when he gets home!
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still not working roomy has taken it to a computer store to try to fix it but ya never know they still have yet to call back
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Thanks for the update
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