FFXI reboots my computer when I run it (PLEASE help me!)

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TheGeminiSage

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Okay, so whenever I get on Final Fantasy XI, my computer will randomly reboot, sometimes ten minutes into gameplay, sometimes several hours. There is (usually) no warning for this (when there is, Play Online will kick me off once first before the reboot, or the graphics will glitch up, or some "Dr. Watson" program will show up with an error and make my start bar unaccessible), and it just reboots very suddenly. It's very disturbing. It usually lasts longer after virus checks with Ad Aware and Spy Bot Search & Destroy, but Ad Aware says there are two viruses it can't remove, and I get savedump.exe and dumprep.exe in my task manager a lot, and they don't seem like very healthy things. @@;

So anyway I've been looking for a way to fix it forever (it's been doing this awhile) and I finally found the link in someone's sig here to go to http://prod2.srtest.com/referrer/srtest and test to seeif I could run FFXI. It said my disk space was low (although I already have it installed), and I HAVE had problems with my C Drive getting too full, so I finally made 6.09 gigs of free space (WITH all expansion packs installed). It also told me I might need to update my video card driver (not the card itself, thank goodness) and sent me to http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp to do so. The problem is it doesn't tell me what kind of driver I have nor how to install the new one. I'm not a computer dummy, but you do have t do something once just to learn, and I've never done this before. It tells me I have "GeForce" video card, but there are three different "GeForce" updating options on that site, and don't know what I should download. How do I check my computer for this stuff?

Here's a copy-paste of what the "Can I Run It?" site tells me:

Video Card
Recommended: 64 MB 3D video card (NVIDIA GeForce FX or better)
You Have: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5100 (GeForce FX 5100)
PASS
Video Card Features - Minimum attributes of your Video Card

Video RAM: Required - 64 MB , You have - 64.0 MB
Video Card 3D Acceleration: Required - Yes , You have - Yes
Video HW Transform & Lighting: Required - Yes , You have - Yes
Vertex Shader Ver.: Required - 2.0 , You have - 2.0
Pixel Shader Ver.: Required - 2.0 , You have - 2.0

Video Card Driver Version (DirectX)
Your driver version number is: 6.14.10.5305
FYI: Make sure you have the latest driver for your video card. Click 'Free Driver Update' and we'll direct you to your video card manufacturer.
I'm running a kind of old Compaq Windows XP that doesnt get updated much, and I don't have any antivirus programs. I use the built-in Windows firewall, and Mozilla Firefox as an internet browser. (Dunno how much help that last one is, though.)

So, any help with updating the video card drivers or if you have any clue as to what might help FFXI run better, I'd appreciate all the help I can get. I've posted my problem on a lot of forums, and asked a lot of people, and everyone says it should be easy to fix, then they give vauge instructions and act surprised when the problem continues. I need specific instructions on what to do to fully be able to carry out the action. I could really use help, and no one seems to be able to help me.

If you can help me, I would be forever grateful. This problem is seriously starting to have bad effects on myself and my computer!
 
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Ok, this sounds like the files of FFXI are corrupted. Whe problems similar to this one would happen to me i would just uninstall FFXI and Play Online and re-install them. The minimum requirements have been met, but you might want to think about upgrading the graphics card. It sound kinda old. Also, are you using windower?
 
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Monitor your computers tempertures and voltages it could be a problem with not enough power to your motherboard or your cpu is overheating.
 

TheGeminiSage

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Yes, I am using windower. I don't have the cash to get another video card, but I am rather confuse as to which chice on the website to pick that would upgrade my video card.d
 
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