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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sabotage1, Nov 9, 2007.

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  1. sabotage1

    sabotage1 Thread Starter

    Apr 17, 2007
    Hi i need help to fix a problem with my computer

    I have a
    hp 2.8ghz intel pentium 4
    1 gig ram
    120 gig harddrive
    nvidia geforce 7600gs agp graphics card
    and am running Windows Xp
    have latest nvidia driver
    have latest direct x
    my memory settings are inital size 1534 and max size 3000

    and my power supply says this on the side of it
    Enlight GPS 300 CN -101 A
    p/n 83043c9a2
    Ac input 115v~10a
    Frequency 50-60hz
    peak 350w
    rated 300w

    f5v +3.3V +12v1 +12v2 -12v +5vsb
    20a 20L 8A 14a 0.8a 2a
    120W max 96W 168W 9.6w 10w

    (some of the dc output numbers might be a little different) bad hand writing:p

    my problem is this i cannot get most games to work i can play the old enemy territory ,warcraft 3 ,quake 1 2 3 4,
    how ever i cannot get alot of newer games to work like quakewars oblivion BF2 Bf2142 etc etc

    what the computer does when i try to load 1 of the games is 1 of 4 things it

    1 Most commonly it goes to load shows the flash screen ie Enemy Territory quake wars and some cool graphics then propares to load then goes to a black screen then closes

    2 or sometimes it goes to load get to the same part as above comes up with the My favourite windows msg etqw.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close sorry for the inconvience then if i ask for details it gives me
    Appname-etqw.exe appver-1.0.10745.32242 modver-5.3.2600.2180 offset-000168be modname-dinput8.dll then a whole lot of technical mombojumble and i cannot copy and paste it for u guys for some reason is there another way i can get it for u?

    3 this happens rarely it comes up with something like this the memory cannot be written at >"some numbers go here"<

    4 THIS HAPPENS VERY VERY VERY etc etc .... rarely it works and is fine till i close it and try to start it again

    What i have tried i have deleted video drivers reinstalled them tryed older versions
    have done the same with direct X
    have Formatted the hard drive and reinstalled everything
    have cleared and created a new swap file
    have defraged the drive ran chkdsk ran disk cleanup
    i have 60 gig or so free atm so space is not a problem
    have tried running the games in compatability mode
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    Aug 1, 2003
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