(Resolved) Graphics and other Problems

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madrabbit

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I'm having a few different problems. I'll mention them in a single post in case they're all related.

The biggest problem I'm having is with all of my games. The graphics will flicker for a few seconds in different areas of the screen just before the game freezes, and the entire screen becomes completely filled with small flickering green and white 'noise'. All I can do at that point is reset the computer. This only happens when I attempt to play games.

The other problems are DVD Workshop crashing to the desktop whenever I attempt to load an mpeg2 file, and Pristine Sounds producing the message "Com could not be initialized" when I attempt to launch it.

Everything worked just fine up until a week ago and I haven't made any changes to my system other than upgrading DirectX to version 9b. Reformatting and reinstalling Windows 98 SE did not help.

The only other 'fix' I attempted was uninstalling DirectX 9 with DirectX Buster and installing v8. That didn't help either.

Any suggestions?

Pentium III 1.1Ghz
128mb Ram
NVidia GeForce 2
Windows 98 SE
 
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hmmmm I remember reading somewhere that some games now require minimum 256mb RAM, I know graphics take a lot of RAM to be displayed because since I got another computer after mine died a year ago....... I cant run the graphics programs I used to because I dont have enough memory...........am wondering if you have done a driver update? you didnt say......or a window's update.......also wondering if you are running anything else...........when you play games or use your dvd......have you ran a virus scan??? defrag??? scan disk???? could be motherboard age......Im no expert but it sounds like for some reasaon you are running out of resources.......
 

madrabbit

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Yes. I made sure to install all of the latest drivers. I also installed all of the Windows updates right after I reinstalled Windows.

I don't think it could be a memory problem. The games I play don't use a lot of resources and I've been playing them for months before these problems appeared.
 
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ok then my only other suggestion is to check your motherboard and hard drive, not sure how old they are.......hopefully some others know more :)
 
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k mad that was gonna be my next suggestion.....asked a friend today, they said that it might need replacing :) glad it's fixed
 
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