hi. i have had a string of problems with my computer. at first i was able to figure it out, but i have been so frustrated and disheartened that i can't seem to figure anything out anymore.
i had a dell dimension 4500 from 2002 which was running wold of warcraft for me. my girlfriend was going to play, so i bought a new $1000 computer for myself and let her use that one.
before shipping it out to her house 7 months ago, i reinstalled windows xp and got it running with warcraft again. i tested it for a couple weeks and it worked fine. it went to her house and her roomate installed a wireless network card, which i think overworked the power supply.
i got a new power supply in it, but now it refuses to update windows, update virus protection, and it freezes up whenever i get past the loading screen in warcraft.
it has been working fine on the internet, but AVG says
General error - not enough free memory, write error.
windows update says
The following updates were not installed: Update for Windows XP (KB898461)
also when it goes to do a patch for world of warcraft it tells me my network card is outdated, but i am also unaware of how to fix that.
there are a few things i've tried to do to fix it, including the things in this thread
so far no luck.
i will be happy to provide any information that you guys would need to help figure this out.
the dimension 4500 is set up on the desk next to this one
the computer has one 1gig stick of ram in it.
windows was reinstalled 7 months ago, but it has not been used much so there is not much cluttering it up.