WinXP Bluescreen

  ulrich 12:14 23 Jan 05
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System WinXP SP1, 512mb mem, AMD2200 CPU,L/Tek FT5900XT G/Card. Keep getting a blue screen(not always)when playing Pacific Fighters, Call of Duty and my sons SIM2. I have the latest dvrs and only have this problem playing games, unfortunately according to Msoft it basically could be anything, but I'm thinking as there are a lot of processes running it could be a shortage of memory, any ideas please. Its not overheating at present CPU 42 and Mb 22.

  Totally-braindead 12:33 23 Jan 05

As you say it could be a lot of things but since your problem only appears when you play games I would be inclined to reinstall DirectX and either reinstall your graphics drivers or install newer ones(presuming there are newer ones than you already have).

  ulrich 14:06 23 Jan 05

Thanks TB I've tried that.

  ACOLYTE 14:09 23 Jan 05

Is there an error when the blue screen comes? or just crash to desktop.

  buscrew 14:20 23 Jan 05

I had a similar problem when I set my BIOS options to "Load High Performance", it went away when I set it back to "Load Optimised Defaults". Perhaps a check on your BIOS settings may help.

  ulrich 16:51 23 Jan 05

It does give some numbers etc but when it is sent to M/Soft, they say it is a software, hardware or a problem with the memory, I only have 350mb of ram left for these games. I have played a bit this afternoon without a problem.

  RJay 17:29 23 Jan 05

What firewall have you got running

I have had a similar problem recently, particularly when using IE6 browsing ebay pages,the two things I had changed were adding an extra 512mb memory stick and changed the firewall to Kerio from Sygate as I was having problems installing Sygate.

I tried a couple of memory test programs but didn't find any errors, so I removed the Kerio firewall and installed Zone Alarm and have had no problems since

  ulrich 18:29 24 Jan 05

I do use Zone alarm but I turn that and Norton off, it doesn't happen anyother time than playing games.

  ACOLYTE 18:31 24 Jan 05

Are you using Nortan firewall as well as ZA? if so that might be the problem,try uninstalling one.

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