computer freezes after runescape played on it


J

joannepratt

The 10 and 12 year old grandsons spent a week playing runescape on my
Windows XP PC, 2-5 hours at a time. They've gone now, but problems
remain. The computer freezes without warning and the graphics get
muddled. E.G. sometimes there are two images of the desktop on the
screen.

I won't be playing any more games, but want my computer back in
business order. That is, I have to access the Internet constantly,
check email, do word processing, etc.

I deleted the temporary Internet files and defragmented the disk, but
the problems remain.

Can anyone suggest what I should do now?
 
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J

Jimmy S.

Hi (e-mail address removed),

Since that problem just started happening recently, try a System Restore.

How to use Windows XP System Restore:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/howto/gethelp/systemrestore.asp

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(e-mail address removed) Wrote:
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| The 10 and 12 year old grandsons spent a week playing runescape on my
| Windows XP PC, 2-5 hours at a time. They've gone now, but problems
| remain. The computer freezes without warning and the graphics get
| muddled. E.G. sometimes there are two images of the desktop on the
| screen.
|
| I won't be playing any more games, but want my computer back in
| business order. That is, I have to access the Internet constantly,
| check email, do word processing, etc.
|
| I deleted the temporary Internet files and defragmented the disk, but
| the problems remain.
|
| Can anyone suggest what I should do now?
 
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K

Kunal

1. Try removing the game completely... Start | control panel | add/remove
progs

2. Find and download latest video drivers for your computer, overwrite old
stuff, sometimes games will use their own crap for rendering, etc

3. Check for spyware/malware -> AdAware & SpyBot are good ones. Runescape is
accessed via a website (I think), so it is reasonable to assume other sites
were visited as well. This is an unlikely option, your problems sound like
hardware problems...

if all else fails, try a sys restore as jimmy suggests, and if THAT fails,
format and reinstall your computer and buy your grandsons a different
expendable computer :)
 

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