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Josho495

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Hey guys,

For no apparent reason my computer decided to crash to the desktop whenever I play a game.

It was working last night, now it loads the game, but when Iím about to play, it crashes to the desktop with no error code or anything.

This has never happened before.

I have NOD32 and Spybot.

Iíve run tests on both in Safe Mode but still have this problem.

Any ideas?

Any help appreciated.



*Windows XP SP3
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ZEUS_GB

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Hello Josho495 and welcome to G2G!

To be able to help you we'll need to know a bit more information.

First of all what are the specs of your PC?
If you don't know then please download and run SysSpec. Run the file > click edit > click copy to clipboard and then paste it with your reply.

Are there any errors in the event logs around the time of the game crashing?

Click start > click run > type eventvwr.msc > click ok.
Look under system and application for errors with red Xs than happened at the same time as the problem and then list them with your reply. (Double clicking the error message will display more details).

Have you tried running system restore and restoring your system to before the problem occur?

Have you installed anything recently? (hardware or software)
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Josho495

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Thanks for your quick reply.

Here are my specs

Windows: Windows XP5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Memory (RAM): 2815 MB
CPU Info: Intelģ Core™2 Extreme CPU Q6850 @ 3.00GHz
CPU Speed: 2951.1 MHz
Sound card: SB X-Fi Audio [8C00]
Display Adapters: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra | NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD
Monitors: 1
Screen Resolution: 1680 X 1050 - 32 bit
Network: Network Present
Network Adapters: NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller - Packet Scheduler Miniport | NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller #2 - Packet Scheduler Miniport
CD / DVD Drives: E: ASUS DRW-1814BLT | F: TAZWH T2JCX63
COM Ports: COM1
LPT Ports: NOT Present
Mouse: 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 465.8GB | D: 465.8GB
Hard Disks - Free: C: 206.1GB | D: 117.5GB
USB Controllers: 2 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): 1 host controllers.
PCMCIA (Laptops): Not Installed
Manufacturer: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Product Make: 122-CK-NF68
AC Power Status: OnLine
BIOS Info: AT/AT COMPATIBLE | 09/28/07 | Nvidia - 42302e31
Time Zone: E. Australia Standard Time
Battery: No Battery
Motherboard: EVGA 122-CK-NF68
Modem: Nokia N95 USB Modem

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I tried to check event viewer but no errors have appeared.

I have not tried system restore but thought I could solve this without it.

I have not installed any programs at all.

Even though this is my computer I share it with my bother and flat mate.

I came home today and realised what had happened. They said they did nothing though??

Should I post a hijack report?


Cheers again.

Edited by Josho495, 05 February 2009 - 07:20 AM.

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ZEUS_GB

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Running system restore would be the first thing i'd try.

Click start > click programs > click accessories > click system tools > click system restore and follow the on screen instructions.

Click here for more details (using System Restore is about half way down the page).
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Josho495

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Thanks mate.

Problem fixed!!
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Glad I could help, enjoy your games.
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