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Screen Blacking Out [HARDWARE]

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Hi guys. I have been having trouble running Civ IV on my PC the last couple of days. For some reason, the screen will black out and return me to the desktop. Then, CIV IV will shut down.

I went through all the error messages I got in event viewer, etc... I went to DriveAgent.com and updated all my drivers. I even uploaded Everest Ultimate to monitor my CPU temp and my system.

At first I thought, I may be having an overheating problem, because I have an old CPU (2004 HP). Then, I noticed that my problem might be with some of the Live Updates I have for Norton 360, Spysweeper and Regclean. So, I turned off all the Live Update options and that didn't work.

The only other thing I can think of is the fault concerning my CPU losing it's IP address. I don't know?

System Specs:

Computer Type ACPI Uniprocessor PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002 SP2
Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.26 GHz
2.27 GHz, 1.00 GB of RAM
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11 (IE 7.0)
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2266 MHz (17 x 133)
Motherboard Name MSI MS-6507E (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 CNR, 2 DIMM, Audio)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale i845E
DIMM1: Nanya M2U51264DS88B1G-6K 512 MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz) (2.0-3-3-6 @ 133 MHz)
BIOS Type Award (05/10/02)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE (256 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE AGP
Monitor HP w2007 [20" LCD] (CNN7254HFG)
Audio Adapter C-Media CMI8738/C3DX Audio Device
IDE Controller Intel® 82801DB Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 24CB
Disk Drive SAMSUNG SV6003H (60 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Optical Drive MITSUMI CR-48XATE (32x/10x/40x CD-RW)
Optical Drive PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-111D (DVD+R9:8x, DVD-R9:8x, DVD+RW:16x/8x, DVD-RW:16x/6x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:40x/32x/40x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK
Modem Agere Win Modem
Network Adapter 2Wire Gateway USB
FireWire Controller AT&T/Lucent IEEE1394 FireWire Controller


The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: 7.

Your computer was not able to renew its address from the network (from the
DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address 00D09EAB00F2. The following
error occurred:
The semaphore timeout period has expired.

Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on its own from
the network address (DHCP) server.

Your computer has lost the lease to its IP address on the Network Card with network address 00D09EAB00F2.

DCOM got error "The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion. " attempting to start the service LiveUpdate with arguments "" in order to run the server:

DCOM got error "%1053" attempting to start the service LiveUpdate with arguments ""
in order to run the server:

Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for the LiveUpdate service to connect.

The LiveUpdate service failed to start due to the following error:
The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

An error was detected on device \Device\CdRom1 during a paging operation.

This drive has not been shown to support digital audio playback.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks a lot!

Edited by Fedor, 28 March 2008 - 06:52 AM.

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