Solved: Games causing me all kinds of hell!!!!

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sgl1

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I seem to be having the same problems poor Ms. Sparks is having! But mine happen with almost every game I play. I turn off almost everything I have running in the background including virus software but still have problems. I have updated to DirectX 8.1 on a Windows 98SE sytem, AMD 1 gig chip with 288 mg of ram. I am using a 32 meg Nvidia TNT Riva 64 clone card. What happens is screen freezes(music playing but no input control or cntl/alt/delete saving). Also the computer has totally shut off and rebooted at times! What the hell is going on?
 

eddie5659

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Hiya

Does the shutting off of the PC only happen when you play games? Lets have a look at your programs that startup, as these are in the background eating rescources.

Go to Run and type MSINFO32. On the left choose Software Enviroment, then Startup Programs. Copy/paste the list here.

Also, you say your video card is Nvidia TNT Riva 64 clone card. I have found a NVIDIA TNT2 M64. Is that it? To confirm, go to Controlpanel | System. Device manager. Under Display. Also, is there a yellow ! there?

Regards

eddie
 

sgl1

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Well here ya go. And no, the video card is fine.

ScanRegistry Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
SystemTray Registry (Machine Run) SysTray.Exe
LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Run) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
NAV Agent Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\NAVAPW32.EXE
NPROTECT Registry (Machine Run) C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
EM_EXEC Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRA~1\LOGITECH\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
supervisor.exe Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\supervisor.exe
LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Service) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
ScriptBlocking Registry (Machine Service) "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Script Blocking\SBServ.exe" -reg
CSINJECT.EXE Registry (Machine Service) C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton CleanSweep\CSINJECT.EXE
NPROTECT Registry (Machine Service) C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
SymTray - Norton SystemWorks Registry (Machine Service) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SymTray.exe "Norton SystemWorks"
 

eddie5659

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Hiya

Well, that looks okay, but lets see:

ScanRegistry: keep

SystemTray: keep

LoadPowerProfile: Power management specifics such as monitor shut-off, system standby, etc. keep

NAV Agent: Introduced with Norton Anti-Virus 2002 to replace Norton Auto-Protect and Norton eMail Protect. With the amount of E-mail borne viruses and those around the web you need it if you're connected

NPROTECT:Norton Protected Recycle Bin from Norton Utilities. Adds an extra layer of safety before you remove deleted files from the Recycled Bin

EM_EXEC: Logitech Mouseware driver. Needed to support some additional functionality of Logitech mice/trackballs

supervisor.exe:

ScriptBlocking: Update to Norton AntiVirus 2001. Detects certain types of script-based viruses without the need for specific virus definitions - such as JavaScript and VBScript. This will help protect you from these viruses even before virus definitions are available.

CSINJECT.EXE: Part of Quarterdeck/Norton CleanSweep -needed for CleanSweep Smart Sweep-Internet Sweep. Can start logging manually if this doesn't load when automatic monitoring is set. Not required

SymTray: Keeps all System Tray icons for Norton SystemWorks together to reduce clutter. SystemWorks includes Norton Anti-Virus, Norton Utilities and Norton CleanSweep

Well, as you only seem to have the one, go to Run and type MSCONFIG. Startup tab. Uncheck the one you don't want, apply and restart.

Also, have you done a cleanup lately, as this could hamper things:

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

Regards

eddie
 
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