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Old 08-09-2007, 08:26 AM   #1
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Hey Guyz,
Was hoping that you could help me out.

For the last week when I play the game Call of Duty it sometimes freezes randomly and never comes back so I have to restart the computer from the power switch. This has happens every time I play now after a bout 20 mins or so. I've been playing for over a year and it has only happened the last week but happens every time I play.

My computer is a Compaq Presario running Windows XP.

Any ideas as to why this could be happening?

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Old 08-09-2007, 01:05 PM   #2
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Oh and my anti virus and anti spy ware is the free addition of AVG
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Old 08-09-2007, 01:08 PM   #3
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That used to happen when I played COD2 with my wireless adapter enabled. Are you using wireless?
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Old 08-09-2007, 01:47 PM   #4
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No im not on wireless, tho my sister has wireless off the same rooter.
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Old 08-09-2007, 09:42 PM   #5
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What are your specs on your Compaq Presario?
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Old 08-10-2007, 04:42 AM   #6
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Microprocessor:
AMD Athlon XP - 2800+ (2.08 GHz)
NVIDIA nForce 220 chipset
333 MHz bus speed

Microprocessor cache:
Level 2 cache 512 KB

Memory:
512 MB DDR-SDRAM 333 MHz
2 DIMM sockets

Video graphics:
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX-440

Video memory:
128 MB dedicated video memory

Hard drive:
80 GB Ultra DMA hard drive (7200 rpm) including 4 GB partition for system recovery

Diskette drive:
3.5 inch, 1.44 MB

Multimedia drive:
DVD-ROM drive: 16x max.
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Old 08-10-2007, 01:31 PM   #7
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Did you try running for malware? Is reinstalling an option? Let us know what you find.
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Old 08-10-2007, 01:32 PM   #8
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I've reinstalled and it didn't change anything.

Is malware a virus or spyware? Because i've done a spyware check and there was nothing.
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Malware is either. Also, what DirectX version do you have? This software requires DirectX 9.0b, but I seriously doubt that is the issue, as it was working before and just stopped working.
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Old 08-10-2007, 02:39 PM   #10
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Yeah i think i've got it because when i reinstalled it asked me whether i wanted to install that and i clicked yes... how do you check for it?

I'm gonna do a virus scan now.
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