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Berryburst

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Hey there!

Well, first a few infos to my comp:

Microsoft XP Prof.
AMD Athlon ™ XP 2800+
2.08 GHz 512 MB Ram

Sapphire Radeon x1550 Series

Anythin else? Dont really know what info you need o.O

Well, heres the prob... I play Guild wars on this comp, and now everytime I play it, at some time in the game the comp makes a sound like as if I just turned it off and trys to restart.... the screen freezes, and stays that way, I am forced to restart the comp cuz I cant do anything else anymore.

Before it happened after I played for a few hours, now it starts as soon as I start up the game...

The comp doesnt show me any error reports or anything, so I have no idea whats wrong...


Someone help please!! THX :)
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Perhaps you have too many running processes in the background. As you add more and more programs to your system, the problem just amplifies.

Can you please post a screenshot of your running processes from the task manager? We'll try to tell you what could be unchecked from the Windows Startup tab in msconfig.

Remember, 512 Mb of RAM for XP, especially if you play games, is not much.

Edited by karbo, 01 February 2009 - 10:22 AM.

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I'll walk you though the process.

To make a screenshot of your running processes, open the Task Manager with ctrl+alt+del. Click on the Processes tab.

Now press on the ALT + Printscreen keys together. This will copy the opened window.

Open Paint and paste the screenshot in there.

Save as a JPEG file and post it back here.

Thanks

Edited by karbo, 01 February 2009 - 11:34 AM.

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Here it is...

And it is happening more often now... don't really know what to do, it's really frustrating -.-

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I would try to run a memory test. Download memtest86 from my list below, follow the instructions, create a bootable CD, boot with the CD and run the test at least for an hour. There shouldn't be any errors.
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You could uncheck a few entries and see if it helps.

Go to Start / Run / type msconfig

Click on the Startup tab

Unckeck entries related to ATI, including CCC.exe, jusched.exe (related to Java).

Restart your computer.

Concerning dfrgntfs.exe, do you have scheduled defragmentations activated? If not, can you see this process in the Startup list?

Edited by karbo, 02 February 2009 - 10:25 AM.

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