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  1. MysticalKnight

    MysticalKnight Guest Thread Starter

    Hey guys,

    I'm back with the same old problem of my computer freezing up whenever I try playing games or audio files.

    Thi has been an ongoing problem I've had since installing a new hard drive and I'm wondering how I can get rid of this annoying situation. Please HELP!!
     
  2. greenjello4

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    you might want to try updating all of the drivers for your coputer especially the hard drive, sound card and video card.
     
  3. MysticalKnight

    MysticalKnight Guest Thread Starter

    Ok, how do I do this...I think I've already done this but help me out here...I'm kinda new at this computer stuff...
     
  4. greenjello4

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    i'm not exactly sure cus i've never done it myself but you should be able to go into the device manager and then in the properties for each device click update driver
     
  5. MysticalKnight

    MysticalKnight Guest Thread Starter

    Ok, I've done that and my audio files still freeze up my computer....what's next?
     
  6. MysticalKnight

    MysticalKnight Guest Thread Starter

    Ok, I STILL NEED HELP!!!!
     
  7. supertech

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    go into the device manager and copy and paste the info on your irq settings
     
  8. MysticalKnight

    MysticalKnight Guest Thread Starter

    please explain how to do that...
     
  9. MysticalKnight

    MysticalKnight Guest Thread Starter

    I hope I'm not sounding too inpatient but I was hoping to get this problem fixed before I lose my Internet connection..I was just told to copy and paste my irq settings....HOW do I do this???
     
  10. MysticalKnight

    MysticalKnight Guest Thread Starter

    I'm still trying to get some help with my computer which freezes up when I try to play audio files and when I try to do ANYTHING and I was hoping someone ANYONE could give me some help....
     
  11. brianF

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    Calm down, have a little patience

    go to start/run/type msinfo32 and press enter, left hand frame, choose hardware environment, choose irq's. this will show a list of irq's in the right hand column. go to the edit menu, choose select all, go back to edit menu, choose copy, then paste the list into this thread, not a new one.
     
  12. MysticalKnight

    MysticalKnight Guest Thread Starter

    IRQ 0 System timer OK
    IRQ 1 Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard OK
    IRQ 2 Programmable interrupt controller OK
    IRQ 3 Communications Port (COM2) OK
    IRQ 4 Communications Port (COM5) OK
    IRQ 5 Addonics SV550 PCI Audio CODEC OK
    IRQ 6 Standard Floppy Disk Controller OK
    IRQ 7 ECP Printer Port (LPT1) OK
    IRQ 8 System CMOS/real time clock OK
    IRQ 9 V.90 PCI Windows Modem (LHV) OK
    IRQ 9 WDM Communication Device OK
    IRQ 10 S3 Trio64V2-DX/GX (775/785) OK
    IRQ 11 VIA Tech 3038 PCI to USB Universal Host Controller OK
    IRQ 12 PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port OK
    IRQ 13 Numeric data processor OK
    IRQ 14 VIA Bus Master PCI IDE Controller OK
    IRQ 14 Primary IDE controller (dual fifo) OK
    IRQ 15 VIA Bus Master PCI IDE Controller OK
    IRQ 15 Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo) OK
     
  13. MysticalKnight

    MysticalKnight Guest Thread Starter

    I'm trying to be as patient as possible but I'm afraid that I could lose my connection at any moment and I won't get another opportunity to fix this problem for a long while....I would appreciate it if someone could help me as soon as possible...
     
  14. Styxx

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    Update your antivirus, temporarily disable your screen saver (choose None) and scan with your anti-virus set to scan All Files. Update and scan bi-monthly. Create your anti-virus' Rescue disk(s) and update them after each Windows anti-virus update.

    You can scan on-line to double-check your Windows scanner at http://housecall.antivirus.com

    Get free Zone Alarm personal firewall anti-hacker countermeasure from http://www.zonelabs.com. (not the demo) Don't let anything out to the Internet you don't know what it is.

    ***

    Clean out your Startup folder - Start; Programs; Startup. Right click each item in turn there and choose delete. I have only 'swtray' there, the joystick driver, and it has to be there. On most machines you don't want anything in that folder.

    Check your available resources by right-clicking My Computer; clicking Properties; Click the Performance tab. Resources available are displayed as percent there at top. Check it when you get done running the System Configuration Utility mentioned below.

    Click the Start button; Run; type 'msconfig', without the quoatation marks, in the Run box and click OK; Then click the Startup tab; Uncheck anything you don't need running in the background. For reference on what's not needed running in the background in the System Configuration Utility, view this website first and print out the list:

    http://www2.whidbey.net/djdenham/Running_items.htm

    It's important that you print out the above mentioned list. In color if possible.
     
  15. MysticalKnight

    MysticalKnight Guest Thread Starter

    Unfortunately I've doe all that so that' not where my problem lies...any more suggestions?
     
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