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Computer game problems (Counterstrike and now Starcraft)


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danny3636

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I'm having problems playing computer games on my computer. It is a laptop that was purchased over the summer so it isn't old or anything. When I used to play Counterstrike, within 10 minutes or so it would all of a sudden 'lag' to the point where I couldn't play and couldn't do anything on my computer. There was an error message that said " NET_SendPacket ERROR: NO ERROR" . I always had to restart my computer. In the past few days though, when I try to play CS it does the same thing where it 'lags' and I can't even move my mouse around the screen once I exit it so I have to restart. Since I couldn't play CS I tried Starcraft and the same thing happened wiht the not being able to move mouse and everything. These past few days though, the error message doesn't appear. I have no clue why this is all happening. Any suggestions would be appreciated and I can provide any more info that would help. Thanks in advance for checking this out! -Dan
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we need more information. what are the specs of your laptop? you can use SysSpec to gather the info. just copy and past it here for us to see.
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Windows: Windows XP5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Memory (RAM): 1024 MB
CPU Info: Intel® Pentium® M processor 1.80GHz
CPU Speed: 599.9 MHz
Sound card: SigmaTel Audio
Display Adapters: ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9000 | ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9000 | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD |
Screen Resolution: 1280 X 1024
Network: Network Present
Network Adapters: Intel® PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection - Intel Wireless Connection Agent Miniport | Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller |
CD / DVD: D: SONY DVD+-RW DW-D56A |
Default Printer: Andrew Central B&W
COM Ports: COM3 | COM1 |
LPT Ports: LPT1
Mouse: 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 70.5GB |
Hard Disks - Free: C: 22.7GB |
USB Controllers: Detected: 4 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): Not detected
PCMCIA (Laptops): Not Installed
Manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation
Product Make: Inspiron 600m
Serial Number: 412ws71
Power Status: High
BIOS Date: 01/18/05
Time Zone: Andrew Central B&W


I actually just found out somethign new last night. I have a docking station to go with the laptop. In the past I've always used that, but seeing as CS worked on my roommates laptop (he has same model without docking station) I figured I would try that. So, using just the laptop with mouse and power cord hooked up, Counter-strike worked flawlessly. I also realized taht when the problems happen with the laptop docked, the lights on my keyboard turn off, which I'm assuming means the comptuer isn't recognizing the keyboard since I can't hit any buttons. So I guess it has something to do with being plugged into the docking station. I'm really confused now.
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well I would say that you have some kind of hw issue. wether its the system board or dock im not sure. I lean toward the dock. either its not providing good power to your laptop or it has a lan port going out. or its the docking connector. If you didn't game it problably would last a while before you had any other issues.
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If its the dock your roomates laptop will also show the same symptoms if you use the dock with it.
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