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July 7, 2004 3:01:40 PM

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

i have a game I installed twice everytime I uninstall I do
not gain the space back and whenever i play any games I
installed they try to load then they stop and I go back to
the desktop, every driver for everything is updated also
all udpates from windows, what is there else to do. I have
Windows XP proffesional.

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July 8, 2004 3:12:41 PM

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

"OZ" <omaromar81@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:290c201c4644c$740d3050$a301280a@phx.gbl...
| i have a game I installed twice everytime I uninstall I do
| not gain the space back and whenever i play any games I
| installed they try to load then they stop and I go back to
| the desktop, every driver for everything is updated also
| all udpates from windows, what is there else to do. I have
| Windows XP proffesional

Let's try some basic troubleshooting. If the problem still persists
please post back and we'll try some more steps. Good luck! :-)

1. To see if it's a software conflict: Temporarily disable Startup
programs one at a time, starting with Firewall, Antivirus, and ad
blockers using: http://new.jtsoft2001.com/windows/startup.php

You can lookup what a program does before you disable it here:
http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php

2. Run a virus scan at: http://housecall.antivirus.com Afterwards
Download & Run Spybot from: http://security.kolla.de to find any
Trojans, Adware, or Spyware which could clog up your system.

3. Click My Computer / Rightclick the Drive & Choose Properties
/ Run the "Disk Cleanup..." / Next Click the "Tools" Tab and run
the "Error-Checking" and "Defragmentation" utilities.

4. Go to the Windows Update site for everything under Critical and
Recommended: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com Some games
require a patch: http://www.avault.com/pcrl/patches_list.asp?letter=a

5. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video Drivers:
For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I have a
Checklist of Solutions at: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits/Video.html

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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 Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call / Contact
MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
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