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Any 3D game freezes on my computer after i installed update from "windows update"

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Zeferino, Dec 17, 2001.

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  1. Zeferino

    Zeferino Thread Starter

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    I hope this is the right place to post this. I put it on the "Other software" page when i thought it was only one program doing this, but i have found that all 3D games do this and i think it is a windows problem since it happened after i downloaded the windows update. When i enter a game i freeze solid, i hae all of the appropriate drivers for my video card and i have direct x 8.1

    I am on:
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    Windows 98

    Compa presario 5600

    Diamond viper v550 video card

    Onboard maestro sound

    Pentium II 350

    384 mb RAM

    think that's all you need to know. can anyone offer me some supprt here?
     
  2. LadyLisa

    LadyLisa

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    Which Windows Update did you download?
    Also are you using all the latest graphics drivers?
     
  3. Zeferino

    Zeferino Thread Starter

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    the update didn't have any other name that "Critical Update patch" Window puts them out periodically on their update page to update security files and some other things. And yes, i am using all of my current drivers for my video card and i have direct x 8.1
     
  4. LadyLisa

    LadyLisa

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    It could be a number of things but have you tried to bring the Graphics Accelerator down a notch? Right click on My Computer, clidk Properties>Performance>Graphics and then bring it down a notch. I had some problems in the past and I ended up bringing it down two notches so it's worth a try.
     
  5. Dark Star

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    Zeferino,

    How long were you playing the game for before it went awry?

    DS
     
  6. Zeferino

    Zeferino Thread Starter

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    That's the thing, i haven't been able to even get into the games... they lock up the second they open. If i click on new game it freezes. just like that.
     
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