Freezes in games and generally all programs

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Christine, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. Christine

    Christine 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

    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...:-(
    Christine, Aug 30, 2007
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  2. Christine

    Andy [YaYa] Guest

    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

    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 (

    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.
    Andy [YaYa], Aug 30, 2007
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  3. Christine

    Christine 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

    Thanks again Andy!
    Christine, Sep 1, 2007
  4. Christine

    Fish Guest

    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.
    Fish, Sep 2, 2007
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