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Anonymous
February 17, 2005 1:18:52 PM

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crash issue -

basic system specs:
p4 2.4ghz
1gb pc3200 400mhz ram
ati radeon 9200 128 agp

i have the latest drivers and i have allrefreshrates from 1 to 0 among
many other fixes
ive tried

for 2 years ive had this PC - quake 2 i used to play - it never crashed -
i installed battlefield - it woudl crash to desktop after 10 mins
playing(this is b4 ram and harddrive updates ive made).

now i own half life 2, doom 3, bfV, bf1942, CS: Source, CS:CZ, CoD, CoD
UD, and still quake 2
and every one of them crash to desktop (the odd time reboot pc) like 20
mins into gameplay.
the error i recieve is: ______.exe has experience an error and has to
close. sorry for the inconvenience.

also...

in the last week all of a sudden - never changed anything - i get an error
at random (not often) IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL or something no a blue
screen.....

anyway i purchased a new motherboard and a 6800 GT 256mb agp video card,
in hopes to resolve the problem and upgrade. but i havent recieved them
yet.

will they fix my problem - what else may be my problem?

ive heard things like it can be my sound card, video card, motherbaord,
heat???
Anonymous
February 17, 2005 2:53:50 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Hi Reserved,

If this is a new error, try restoring your system back to when it worked.

1. How to use Windows XP System Restore:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/howto/geth...

2. If you've been unable to see the exact error due to a system restart then
To stop this behavior go to Control Panel / System / Advanced /
Click the Startup and Recovery Settings button / Uncheck the box
labelled "Automatically restart" under the System Failure section.

3. To analyse the error, try the steps in: http://aumha.org/win5/kbestop.htm

4. If the error indicates a file name that begins with ati, or nv (nVidia)
the most likely solution would be to install the latest drivers using
the instructions at: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits/Video.html#drivers

5. Otherwise, here's how to troubleshoot IRQL errors (scroll down this page):
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/howto/gett...

6. And here are the Microsoft Articles on those IRQL errors (complete list):
http://support.microsoft.com/search/default.aspx?InCC_h...

7. Hope this shines some light on the situation. If it seems like a lot of diagnosis,
and I agree that it is, try a repair installation of Windows instead, test your RAM
and update your drivers (step 4) to optimize your Windows XP installation. :-)
--
How To Repair Windows:
Unplug from your Internet connection, and then repair Windows:
using this method: http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

Afterwards, boot up your system, turn on your XP Internet Firewall,
plug back into your Internet connection and install all Critical and
Recommended updates from: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com

That's about it. Please don't hesitate to ask questions if you have any. :-)

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com


Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
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"reservedbcreater" <adamdumont1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:c8a8e87f94499ac3e59b5af5da13c849@localhost.talkaboutsoftware.com...
| crash issue -
|
| basic system specs:
| p4 2.4ghz
| 1gb pc3200 400mhz ram
| ati radeon 9200 128 agp
|
| i have the latest drivers and i have allrefreshrates from 1 to 0 among
| many other fixes
| ive tried
|
| for 2 years ive had this PC - quake 2 i used to play - it never crashed -
| i installed battlefield - it woudl crash to desktop after 10 mins
| playing(this is b4 ram and harddrive updates ive made).
|
| now i own half life 2, doom 3, bfV, bf1942, CS: Source, CS:CZ, CoD, CoD
| UD, and still quake 2
| and every one of them crash to desktop (the odd time reboot pc) like 20
| mins into gameplay.
| the error i recieve is: ______.exe has experience an error and has to
| close. sorry for the inconvenience.
|
| also...
|
| in the last week all of a sudden - never changed anything - i get an error
| at random (not often) IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL or something no a blue
| screen.....
|
| anyway i purchased a new motherboard and a 6800 GT 256mb agp video card,
| in hopes to resolve the problem and upgrade. but i havent recieved them
| yet.
|
| will they fix my problem - what else may be my problem?
|
| ive heard things like it can be my sound card, video card, motherbaord,
| heat???
|
Anonymous
February 17, 2005 6:12:21 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

it is not a new error- the games have never worked
theyve always crashed after 30 mins
i added from 128 to 1 gig of ram in novemember - and it didnt change
anyhting

the new error is the irq
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Anonymous
February 17, 2005 6:12:25 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

it is not a new error- the games have never worked
theyve always crashed after 30 mins
i added from 128 to 1 gig of ram in novemember - and it didnt change
anyhting

the new error is the irq
Anonymous
February 17, 2005 7:00:21 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Hi,

I had exactly the same problem with MS Flight Simulator. I'm still testing,
but it was either bad RAM or too much RAM, because I replaced my 2GB with
512MB.

Try testing you RAM, you've got nothing to use. There is a freeware utility
called MemTest which you could use.

HTH


"reservedbcreater" <adamdumont1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:c8a8e87f94499ac3e59b5af5da13c849@localhost.talkaboutsoftware.com...
> crash issue -
>
> basic system specs:
> p4 2.4ghz
> 1gb pc3200 400mhz ram
> ati radeon 9200 128 agp
>
> i have the latest drivers and i have allrefreshrates from 1 to 0 among
> many other fixes
> ive tried
>
> for 2 years ive had this PC - quake 2 i used to play - it never crashed -
> i installed battlefield - it woudl crash to desktop after 10 mins
> playing(this is b4 ram and harddrive updates ive made).
>
> now i own half life 2, doom 3, bfV, bf1942, CS: Source, CS:CZ, CoD, CoD
> UD, and still quake 2
> and every one of them crash to desktop (the odd time reboot pc) like 20
> mins into gameplay.
> the error i recieve is: ______.exe has experience an error and has to
> close. sorry for the inconvenience.
>
> also...
>
> in the last week all of a sudden - never changed anything - i get an error
> at random (not often) IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL or something no a blue
> screen.....
>
> anyway i purchased a new motherboard and a 6800 GT 256mb agp video card,
> in hopes to resolve the problem and upgrade. but i havent recieved them
> yet.
>
> will they fix my problem - what else may be my problem?
>
> ive heard things like it can be my sound card, video card, motherbaord,
> heat???
>
Anonymous
February 18, 2005 2:53:03 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Hi,

Step one (System Restore) was for new errors.
Since it's not a new error, continue troubleshooting from step 2.

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
MS Assisted Support: http://support.microsoft.com/select/?target=assistance
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________

"reservedbcreater" <adamdumont1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:e1a3c20f716efac9e1c824ed07bd0048@localhost.talkaboutsoftware.com...
> it is not a new error- the games have never worked
> theyve always crashed after 30 mins
> i added from 128 to 1 gig of ram in novemember - and it didnt change
> anyhting
>
> the new error is the irq
>
Anonymous
February 18, 2005 2:53:27 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Hi Again,

"reservedbcreater" <adamdumont1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:62b012d9b4d8ebfeafe360f5a4029036@localhost.talkaboutsoftware.com...
> it is not a new error- the games have never worked
> theyve always crashed after 30 mins
> i added from 128 to 1 gig of ram in novemember - and it didnt change
> anyhting
>
> the new error is the irq
>


Step one (System Restore) was for new errors.
Since it's not a new error, continue troubleshooting from step 2.

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
MS Assisted Support: http://support.microsoft.com/select/?target=assistance
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________
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