(Resolved) CFS1 Freezes Computer

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After looking over the forum I have not been able to find anything that helps. The problem I have is when I try t lay the game online or off I can enter the game normally but as soon as the game begins and I am in the cockpit my joystickand keyboard stops working the monitor freezes in the game (I continue to hear sounds like the game is playing) ctrl/alt/delete does not function and the only way out is to shut down the comp, one other thing the esc key does allow me to move the mouse but i cannot leave the screen or pull up the systray. I have run diagnostics and all seems to work fine. System temp is normal. All other programs work fine, and i do not have any problems playing free internet games on MSN Gaming Zone :confused:
 
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I would first try updating your video card drivers. Be sure to uninstall your old drivers before installing the newer ones.
 

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Ok i reinstalled the drivers for the graphics card to the latest same result. One thing i forgot to mention I also updated to dx 9 would that have anything to do with this problem? I have run dxdia but it freezes when I try to run the direct 3d test same as when I try to play the games. This is my problem I can't even get a report on what is wrong because I have to shut down with the power button so the file is not saved only says the test was not run.
 

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I just disabled the Direct 3d and my games play. The question now is how do i get it to work again as it was before this all happened. :confused:
 
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Did your graphics card come preinstalled with your compter? What game are you trying to play?
 

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No I put the computer togeather its home built. Combat Flight Simulator 1
 
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This may sound goofy but do you have the latest drivers for your sound card?
I've seen the sound card cause some odd problems.
 

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Ok a little more information:
I have updated all drivers to the latest for all my cards. I have also isolated what the problem is but not the cause, the problem is the direct 8 interfaces :confused:, whatever they are, when I run dxdiag and try to test direct 3d the direct 7 interface test runs just fine, but the comp freezes when the direct x 8 interface test starts. My question now is does anyone know what files this includes and if I can replace them ie: OS files or direct x files or other. I would like to save a complete reinstall of windows as a last resort if at all possible. This is a tough one and I am completly stumped as I have chased this around for several days now.
All help is welcome and appreciated ;)
 

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Thanks for the comments and help you have provided as it turns out it was my graphics card going bad all along :mad: I had only to replace it and all is working well now. Thanks again
 
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