DO I HAVE A HARDWARE OR A BIOS PROBLEM? Suggestions pls!


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Guest

Have a PC. Well within requirements of many games - they don't work though! It worked origionally - then messed up. Manufacturers corrected the problem - but soon after it happened again:

KEEP ON REFORMATING - still keeps happening!

Strange symptoms: Some games do not work at all - non responsive icons. Some work when installed but as soon as other software is used or PC turned off i get the standard XP error report messages.
ODD - some games do work fine. Half-life for example.
Plus - i've found odd ways around it. In Age of Mythology for example by installing the manual patch before clicking the icon the game works fine!
Also - Older versions of Kazaa and Morpheus work fine but the latest ones don't. Word style apps, Music applications, some art packages and the internet works fine - but certain things like game map editors and high demand graphical programs just crash! Very odd.

This happens whenever I reformat.

BASIC PC INFO FOLLOWS:

AMD athlon 1.6
NVIDIA Geforce2 MX 200
40 gig HD
512 RAM

Other info:

In EVENT veiwer i get this messsage a lot:

AMLI: ACPI BIOS is attempting to read from an illegal IO port address (0x4d1), which lies in the 0x4d0 - 0x4d1 protected address range. This could lead to system instability. Please contact your system vendor for technical assistance.


whilst in Applications Event viewer i get alot like this:

Faulting application everquest.exe, version 0.0.0.0, faulting module everquest.exe, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x00040b9f.

and

Hanging application aomx.exe, version 4.2004.4.2300, hang module hungapp, version 0.0.0.0, hang address 0x00000000.

and

The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: 1.

ASSUMING A BIOS PROBLEM OR HARDWARE FAILURE - PLS HELP!!!!!!!!
 
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Nathan McNulty

Also, when your computer boots up, try setting your BIOS to default
settings. See if that helps any. Chipset drivers are a must and the
nVidia drivers will help a ton. Also, make sure you have cleaned your
system with Ad-Aware, scanned for Viruses, and uninstall any
applications that you know you don't need or no longer use. Finaly,
check and see what applications are running and if any of them are
really killing your computer ;)

Nathan McNulty
 
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NobodyMan

Have a PC. Well within requirements of many games - they don't work though! It worked origionally - then messed up. Manufacturers corrected the problem - but soon after it happened again:

KEEP ON REFORMATING - still keeps happening!

Strange symptoms: Some games do not work at all - non responsive icons. Some work when installed but as soon as other software is used or PC turned off i get the standard XP error report messages.
ODD - some games do work fine. Half-life for example.
Plus - i've found odd ways around it. In Age of Mythology for example by installing the manual patch before clicking the icon the game works fine!
Also - Older versions of Kazaa and Morpheus work fine but the latest ones don't. Word style apps, Music applications, some art packages and the internet works fine - but certain things like game map editors and high demand graphical programs just crash! Very odd.

This happens whenever I reformat.

BASIC PC INFO FOLLOWS:

AMD athlon 1.6
NVIDIA Geforce2 MX 200
40 gig HD
512 RAM

Other info:

In EVENT veiwer i get this messsage a lot:

AMLI: ACPI BIOS is attempting to read from an illegal IO port address (0x4d1), which lies in the 0x4d0 - 0x4d1 protected address range. This could lead to system instability. Please contact your system vendor for technical assistance.


whilst in Applications Event viewer i get alot like this:

Faulting application everquest.exe, version 0.0.0.0, faulting module everquest.exe, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x00040b9f.

and

Hanging application aomx.exe, version 4.2004.4.2300, hang module hungapp, version 0.0.0.0, hang address 0x00000000.

and

The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: 1.

ASSUMING A BIOS PROBLEM OR HARDWARE FAILURE - PLS HELP!!!!!!!!

My suggestion is to buy a GAME machine (like Nintendo, X-Box or the
like) to play video games on. Use your computer to do computer stuff
like business functions, internet searching, and the like.
 

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