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New games are crashing my computer

My computer started crashing to a black screen a few minutes into any new game. I just got payday 2, and 4-5 minutes into the introductory map my computer would crash to a black screen, I thought it was the game, so then I tried the other new game I just gotten, Saints Row IV, same thing, it let me play for like 10 minutes then the same crash to black screen. [more inside]
posted by Iax on Sep 1, 2013 - 12 answers

 

What's causing Word and Facebook to break at the same time?

When I'm working, I often have Word 2010 document open and Facebook open in a Chrome browser tab. Every so often, I'll try to close a Word doc and it'll hang with "not responding". Simultaneously, I'm unable to do anything in Facebook - can't scroll, click, etc. Every other Chrome tab works fine, every other Windows application works fine. I can close the FB tab, but the Word doc is still stuck. Restarting Chrome and Word doesn't do anything. Task Manager doesn't show any unusual activity or processes running. [more inside]
posted by schoolgirl report on Jun 27, 2013 - 10 answers

Computer sleep issues?

Why is my Windows 7 laptop crashing when I close the lid? [more inside]
posted by acridrabbit on Feb 6, 2012 - 5 answers

Flash crashes when I start it

Flash CS5 crashes during startup- any idea how to fix it? [more inside]
posted by dogwelder on Nov 13, 2011 - 7 answers

Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

My PC is running slow. So I went to ProcessLibrary.com to check the programs running in task manager. I've also got Malwarebytes and AVG Anti-Virus running. But these programs aren't impenetrable. Consequently, I've learned there are many legitimate programs that have double identities. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Jun 27, 2011 - 14 answers

What's with the crashing?

I have a new Nvidia GPU, and now games keep freezing on me! [more inside]
posted by ArmyOfKittens on Jun 20, 2011 - 15 answers

USB Crashes Windows 7?

Windows 7 x64 desktop gives me a BSOD (blue screen) whenever I insert my USB thumb drive/memory stick. Thumbdrive works fine on all other computers. [more inside]
posted by jckll on Jan 25, 2010 - 6 answers

My quadcore is running like a Pentium 2

I think I've covered most everything to diagnose my desktop problems, but still with the same unusual problem(s) [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn on Jan 13, 2010 - 4 answers

Forget-Me-Not

Firefox Forget-Me-Not: My browser no longer seems to remember me. [more inside]
posted by geekyguy on Apr 24, 2009 - 7 answers

How do I enable simple file sharing on Server 2008 and stop my network from crashing?

How do I transparently share files from a Windows Server 2008 box to several XP computers? I want it to stop asking for a username and password when people try to access files. Also, can anyone point me in the right direction to solving this weird network issue I've been having? [more inside]
posted by Magnakai on Aug 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Windows Vista is laughing at me...

Server/network/IT-Filter? Windows Vista keeps, or more specifically explorer.exe drops my network transfers, how can I fix this or what is the best Explorer replacement? Also, how can I make Windows Server 2008 more useful on the small scale (more inside of course) ... [more inside]
posted by cgomez on Apr 17, 2008 - 4 answers

Red screens of death even without Vista

Diagnosing multicolor screens of death [more inside]
posted by lullabyofbirdland on May 24, 2007 - 2 answers

Random windows lockups

Windows XP: my wife's computer locks up a few times a day, but there are no other symptoms. What could be wrong? [more inside]
posted by samw on Apr 10, 2007 - 16 answers

Swapping System32 folders

Can I fix a corrupted XP boot by copying the system files over from another installation drive? [more inside]
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Apr 5, 2007 - 11 answers

Help me not have to restart to get Windows Explorer back

Is there a way for me to restart Windows Explorer (the shell) when it crashes, eliminates my taskbar and all desktop icons, but otherwise my open programs are working fine? Don't want to have to restart everything. [more inside]
posted by kookoobirdz on Oct 13, 2006 - 23 answers

Random hard locks.

My Windows 2003 PC with a Matrox Parhelia randomly hard-locks when I'm running any 3D application. Does anyone know what might be the cause? [more inside]
posted by krisjohn on Aug 7, 2006 - 9 answers

Dont let me loose my playcounts!!!

Save my itunes playcounts and ratings! Damnable windows has crashed! [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Jul 20, 2006 - 6 answers

Windows XP crashes during file access, can I fix it?

Windows XP crashes whenever it accesses a specific file. The problem: I don't know what file it is. What would cause such a serious error and how do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by monsta coty scott on Feb 18, 2006 - 8 answers

A startup app is crashing my PC, how do I stop it from loading?

One of the applications which loads on startup is crippling my computer. I can start in Safe Mode; is there a way of disabling them from there? [more inside]
posted by Glum on Sep 18, 2005 - 8 answers

End reboot anoyance!

Windows XP application monitor thingy needed. I am looking for some software that will offer to re-open all software that was open before the PC was restarted/crashed, upon rebooting windows. [more inside]
posted by asok on Aug 23, 2005 - 10 answers

How can I transfer pictures to my computer without it crashing in the process?

I'm trying to transfer pictures from my digital camera to my computer, which is being made very difficult by the constant bluescreens Windows is giving me. [more inside]
posted by punishinglemur on Aug 22, 2005 - 10 answers

How can I recover data from a mangled hard drive?

The hard drive on my fiancee's Windows machine has died, with our wedding plans, five weeks prior to our wedding. I've managed to duplicate the drive (with Unix's dd), though not without errors severe enough to prevent me from booting it. Now what? [more inside]
posted by waldo on Jul 28, 2005 - 7 answers

Reading Windows' Blue Screens

I've managed to get Windows to blue-screen predictably, but I cannot read the screen because the computer immediately reboots. How can I get the information from the blue screen? (bonus if I can fix the problem with that information!) [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jun 17, 2005 - 12 answers

Extensions

Rencently I installed something that decided to associate a bunch of common file extensions with it. This re-brought to my attention a problem that has plagued me for quite some time:every time I try to modify what programs are associated with a given extension the I am unable to. Example: say I'm browsing a directory using Explorer. I notice that .tif files are no longer associated with photoshop. I right-click and select Open With>Chose Program. The task hangs. The same thing happens when I view file properties:
Type of file: $filetype
Opens with: $someapp ........ CHANGE...
If I click CHANGE, the properties dialog "is no longer responding". Lastly, trying to change the default file associations by going to: Settings>Control Panal>Folder Options>File Types>
results in that applet freezing. HELP [more inside]
posted by Grod on Oct 7, 2004 - 28 answers

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