Freezes in games and generally all programs


G

Guest

I am soooo tired of trying to find the solution to the following problem:

WoW - wouldn't install and froze when it neared dowload completion. Ran as
admin which worked ok but then had to move the entire folder to the desktop
so that i could do the same thing for all the patches. took maaaaaany days.
Now it works great and smoothly for like 10 minutes before the whole thing
freezes.

Games in general - repeat the above. Although admittedly I only installed 1
more (a vista comp game).

Installing or downloading programs/patches/drives (even windows update) etc
in general - repeat the above.

Then at the end of the day when I think I finally have got things to work in
this heavy handed manner.... everything freezes anyways just a little later.

The computer is brand new (4 days old) and I have been struggling with it
ever since I got it. It is an HP something (bought as gaming pc via the
sellers), has nvidia drivers which I understand is a problem but I have the
latest drivers. Ehm, loads of RAM and duocore (and no big programs other
than wow... not even office or anything). Latest dirctx. Vista Home
Premium. It should work like a dream but its a complete fiasco. Don't even
know if this is a gaming problem or a general one or even if its vista or
nvidia... Does anyone have any idea? I really hope so (I can't bring myself
to try to figure this out googling any more.)

Clearly I am at my wits end...:-(
 
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A

Andy [YaYa]

Christine said:
I am soooo tired of trying to find the solution to the following problem:

WoW - wouldn't install and froze when it neared dowload completion. Ran
as
admin which worked ok but then had to move the entire folder to the
desktop
so that i could do the same thing for all the patches. took maaaaaany
days.
Now it works great and smoothly for like 10 minutes before the whole thing
freezes.

Games in general - repeat the above. Although admittedly I only installed
1
more (a vista comp game).

Installing or downloading programs/patches/drives (even windows update)
etc
in general - repeat the above.

Then at the end of the day when I think I finally have got things to work
in
this heavy handed manner.... everything freezes anyways just a little
later.

The computer is brand new (4 days old) and I have been struggling with it
ever since I got it. It is an HP something (bought as gaming pc via the
sellers), has nvidia drivers which I understand is a problem but I have
the
latest drivers. Ehm, loads of RAM and duocore (and no big programs other
than wow... not even office or anything). Latest dirctx. Vista Home
Premium. It should work like a dream but its a complete fiasco. Don't
even
know if this is a gaming problem or a general one or even if its vista or
nvidia... Does anyone have any idea? I really hope so (I can't bring
myself
to try to figure this out googling any more.)

Clearly I am at my wits end...:-(

If you include the model number of your HP system (it's usually in a manual,
or on a sticker on the side of the new model HPs, it's usually "Pavilion
a8120n" or something like that, sometimes it's Media PC x0000x) it might
help us troubleshoot your problem (Can look up your configuration at HP.com)

don't know why you had to copy your wow files to your desktop I was able to
install WoW from the original 1.0 version CDs without issue, so chances are
there's something else going on with your system.

Also Vista/Windows does not come with Office, you have to buy that
seperately, it's always been that way, of course you could always save
yourself $119.99 (Office Home/Student is on sale at BBY this week) and just
install OpenOffice (http://www.openoffice.org)

Save all the WoW patch files you downloaded, uninstall WoW, reinstall from
the CDs, make sure you install DirectX if it asks you, copy the patch
folders back into your WoW folder and try running the game again.

Good luck.
 
G

Guest

Thank you very much for your advice Andy. Yepp I know that the office
package needs to be bought seperately:)

No the idea was that this pc was simply to be used for gaming... no more
than that. I have a wonderful new compaq laptop which I adore and has all
the stuff I require. This stationary was for my little brother and his
gaming and I thought I'd help him out.

Anyways, cut a long story short I drove the damn thing back to the sellers
and got my money back. Bought a Packard Bell Imedia J9415 and will give that
a try instead.

The graphics card on the motherboard is not that good so I bought a nvidia
7series graphics card to install instead/aswell. So I am new to this but
will give it a go:) I've located the right slot and squeezed it in there but
when I start up the screen remains black... Then I realized I had to plug
some power on to it and did that but the screen is still black... Hmmm. I
am sure I am doing something wrong:) But I'll give it a go and see how far I
get.

Thanks again Andy!
 
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Fish

I am soooo tired of trying to find the solution to the following problem:

I expect your issues are related to some shitware HP installed on the PC.
Make sure anti virus software is off when running games. Type msconfig at
run command and have a look-see to find out what crap HP has auto-loading
on boot up. You may need to disable some of them from loading at boot up.
Learn to run your PC as clean as possible and you won't get these issues.
 

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