1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

game emulator

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by mls1282, Dec 14, 2001.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. mls1282

    mls1282 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2001
    Messages:
    145
    I have 2 emulators, Gens and MAME32. I am suspecting that they cause my system to crash...but I am not totally sure, because my system crashes on other occasions, but more frequently when I play games. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Rikku

    Rikku

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2001
    Messages:
    743
    Emulators are notoriously buggy pieces of software so its highly likely that they are causing your system to crash.

    However, since you said it crashes on other occasions - its wise to start with making sure your device drivers are completely up to date. Especially you're video card driver if you're playing lots of games.

    I'm sure other people have lots of other good tips.
     
  3. mls1282

    mls1282 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2001
    Messages:
    145
    I have a TNT2 Geforce videocard...Does that have anything to do with my crashing?? I was watching a movie and my system crashed...So should I get a new video card?
     
  4. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2001
    Messages:
    36,048
    Hiya

    You say you're using a TNT2 Geforce. I have been to the Nvidia site, but they have either TNT2 or Geforce. Can you confirm which you have.

    Control Panel | System. Device Manager. Under display will be the name of your video card.

    This is for the latest drivers:

    http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?PAGE=windows9x

    Also, it may be something in your startup. Go to Run and type MSINFO32. If you get an error, Programs | Accesories | system Tools | system Information.
    On the left choose Software Enviroment, then Startup Programs. Copy/paste the list here.

    Regards

    eddie
     
  5. mls1282

    mls1282 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2001
    Messages:
    145
    My video card is TNT2...I don't have access to my computer now, but I will send the list ASAP.
     
  6. mls1282

    mls1282 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2001
    Messages:
    145
    Here are my startup programs:

    Microsoft Office Startup Group "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE" -b -l
    RealDownload Startup Group "C:\Program Files\Real\RealDownload\REALDOWNLOAD.EXE" -hidden
    ZoneAlarm Common Startup Group "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zonealarm.exe" -nopopup
    RamBooster Registry (Per-User Run) C:\MY DOWNLOAD FILES\RAMBOOSTER.EXE
    ScanRegistry Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
    TaskMonitor Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
    SystemTray Registry (Machine Run) SysTray.Exe
    LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Run) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Service) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    SchedulingAgent Registry (Machine Service) mstask.exe
    TrueVector Registry (Machine Service) C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE -service
    MiniLog Registry (Machine Service) C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\MINILOG.EXE -service
     
  7. mls1282

    mls1282 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2001
    Messages:
    145
    By the way... I have a GeForce 256 video card...
     
  8. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2001
    Messages:
    36,048
    Okay, so you have a Geforce 256, and not the TNT2.

    The startup seems ok, but remove these:

    Microsoft Office Startup Group: Alternative shortcuts to the Start -> Programs way of running applications installed as part of Microsoft Office. Some people prefer it but a better way is to create Desktop Shortcuts if you want access these programs quickly

    RealDownload: RealDownload download manager. Not required - can be started manually via Start -> Programs

    RamBooster: optional

    SchedulingAgent: Microsoft Scheduling Agent displayed as a box with a stopwatch in the System Tray that is only needed if you have regular scheduled disk defragmenting, ScanDisk, etc. I'd recommend you run these at regular intervals manually as they can interrupt other programs

    Okay, for the ones that you want to remove, go to Run and type MSCONFIG. Startup tab. Uncheck the ones that you don't want, apply and restart. If you're unsure, do each seperately, but apply and restart after each one.

    Just been to Nvidia and they don't seem to have drivers for Geforce. We could do a cleanup to optimize the PC.

    http://www.piersontech.com/07-CleanHardDrive.htm

    Regards

    eddie
     
  9. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/61790

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice