Constant Reboot Issue

  FeeN 16:54 31 Jul 05

As soon as i launch a game my PC will reboot itself. When it has re-booted itself it will tell me that windows has suffered a critical error. I have all the latest drivers for all my components. I have also reformated my hard drive to clear it of any problems, but the same happens. The games i have been trying are Half Life 2 and World of Warcraft.
The system i use is :
AMD 64 3000
1024 DRAM
RADEON 9800 pro 256RAM

I would be gratful for any suggestions on what might be the problem]

  howard60 17:10 31 Jul 05

if other progs work ok then it is a conflict between the games and the system. The clue may be in the 64 you may have to operate the games in compatability mode.

  Rayuk 20:24 31 Jul 05

What power supply are you using?

  woodchip 20:30 31 Jul 05

Try turning all other programs of with MSCONFIG.

Start\Run\MSCONFIG\Startup Tab remove ticks before running a Game. Do not go on the Net Without AntiVirus or Firewall enabled

  FeeN 21:47 31 Jul 05

The power supply is ok (ive tried another power supply).
Ive been running these games for a long time and its only recently (friday 29th) that this problem has happend. Cant find any info on the game forums.

  woodchip 21:51 31 Jul 05

TRy a Restore back to before that date

  woodchip 21:51 31 Jul 05

TRy a Restore back to before that date

  FeeN 22:27 31 Jul 05

tryed restore points. just tryed a demo of splinter cell 3 on 1200x1600 res with all the settings turned on full and it played perfectly. only thing i havnt done is update my graphic card drivers to the latest one. Could it be a driver problem with my ATI card? gonna try and updating my graphic card drivers and run splinter cell 3 again, see what happens

  FeeN 22:37 31 Jul 05

Ok, installed the lastest ATI Catalyt driver and splinter cell 3 works fine. Dare i attempt to run world of warcarft (the thing that started all of this) ?

  FeeN 14:45 01 Aug 05

Everything seems to be working fine now. Didnt do anything different from the last 3 times i had to format it. Strange.

Thanks for all the help. Much apprechated

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