How can I find out why games are dying on my pc?
January 21, 2008 8:19 PM Subscribe
How to get clue why programs are dying (XP)?
posted by girlbowler to computers & internet (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
We recently setup a used PC for our child. It is a P4 3GHz w/1 Gig of ram running XP pro. Today 2 games quit unexpectedly. One Kid Pix won't even start before we get a "fatal error. send report to MS?" message. I uninstalled and reinstalled only to have it act the same. Another game (a Spongebob game) played for 10 mins and quit with same no info error. Restarted game and it played for 5 min and quit. Restarted again a ran for 5 min then quit.
Is there a system log somewhere on the machine I can check or a freeware utility to log the error cause to troubleshoot?
There have not been any other issues other than games dying. Kid Pix was full install, so no cd is needed when running. The SB games is a partial install and needs cd when playing. We have 6 other games loaded (some do need cd) and none of these are having any problems.
Thank you for any help.