this was a month ago...and i didnt really bother to fix it because they're just games...but then occasionally my screen flickers (turns black) for a few seconds and turns back on. It stablizes after a while, but i have noticed that it takes much longer to start up now. I have tried running runtifix.exe, and it asks me if i want to overwrite newer version files with older ones, which i didnt do because i dont know what the repercussions might be. At this point, i formatted my harddrive.
my dad has another hard drive on this computer, which works fine. I didnt want to go through the trouble of reinstalling windows and everything, so i used Norton Ghost and copied his entire system onto my harddrive. The same problems are still here...including the screen flickering. I've made sure the Ghost clone was done correctly...making sure my partitions were bigger than the ones i was copying from.
Could it be hardware? I've basically reconstructed another system onto my harddrive (windows 2000 professional by the way) and all the same problems are still here, even after the format. Could it be hardware problems?