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So, for the last three years, my computer has been crashing. It only crashes when playing games over the internet. That's it. Only on the net. It works for around 36 minutes, and then crashes. Happened on FFXI, Dawn of War, WC3, etc, pretty much everything, and I can't figure out for the life of me what the problem is. It crashed on ME, and now it's crashing on XP. I changed the HD, but to no affect. I have the feeling it is a problem with IRQs, or similar. Whenever windows restarts, it says it is a driver problem with my video card, a sapphire tech radeon 9600 xt 256mb. But, no drivers have fixed the problem. So... I'm guessing that the problem may be deeper than that, with some conflict that I can't even imagine. It simply auto reboots. No errors, no messages, no anything.

Right now I'm working off a fresh install of winxp pro sp2, fully updated... I also suspect my sound card may be to blame... so, anyone have any ideas of what to do? I really want to get it fixed.

Please help, this is awful... because it offers me the promise of a good computer without delivery...
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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 get a blue progress bar, after the bar goes, reboot.

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

This will take an hour, it will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.

When it gets to the desktop, the system files and the hard drive will be as they should

If no change

Please go here to repair your operating system




Use the last one - Windows Installation CD to repair the current installation, which uses a slightly different method

Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system

After running the repair it will be necessary to install all Windows Updates

The next part is optional

Get the trial of Tune Up 2006 here

Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run disc clean up then registry clean up, then click optimize to run reg defrag, which needs a reboot

While you have the trial you can run the optimizer for internet, configuration and system
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