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    Blue Doom Power Up Case Ultra X-Connect 400W PSU Intel Celeron 340 2.93Ghz 533FSB Socket 478 1024MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz CL3 PCCHIPS P25G V3.0 P4M800CE 478 Seagate 160GB EIDE HD 7200/8MB/ATA-100 52X CD-RW/16X DVD-ROM Combo Drive GeForce FX5500 256MB DDR AGP W/TV & DVI Phillips TV7135 WMD Video Capture Windows XP Home/ openSUSE 10.2
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  1. dont sit and talk to them long, you will go crazy, lol. Yeah, safe mode only runs the basic functions, so it reverts back to usb1.0 as usb 2.0 requires drivers.
  2. try plugging in an external monitor to the laptop and then try to boot up and see what happens. other than that, go to safe mode and back up your data and format the hard drive and reinstall windows. You may be looking at damage to the graphics adapter, I cant be too sure without looking at it.
  3. in safe mode, try to restore your computer back to the day before you installed SP3 and see if that helps. If it does, then thats the issue. I would also suggest while you are in safe mode to right click on my computer and select properties. Then click on the hardward tab and open the device manager. Check under your display adapters and see if there are any issues. You can try to update the drivers there, or uninstall the adapter and reboot. When in safe mode the computer is bypassing all unnecessary drivers/hardware, so if there is a corrupted driver, then in safe mode it defaults to the gen
  4. really the best solution is more fans. Also, better heating components. the stock fans and heatsink might not be powerful enough, you will want to look for fans with a higher airflow rate. Also, the direction in which they are installed helps, you dont want two fans one opposite ends blowing in b/c you will trap hot air, pick a direction and make sure you have good airflow. If you want, you can replace the heatsink on the CPU as well, make sure you clean it off with an alchohol swap first, then apply new thermal paste and then the new heatsink. As Cobalt suggested, you can mod your case to all
  5. for starters, follow all the tips the test suggested, defrag and of course update your display drivers as suggested. Im still thinking that its a heat related issue. Do you feel confident in opening the case of your computer ( or will that void your warranty?) If you wont be voiding your warranty, then open the case and take a look at how many fans you have, and the placement of them. Also, download speedfan and check your temps, before playing, during ( minimise screen and read temps quickly) then after. If you find high temps, then try lowering the graphic settings in the games and try that.
  6. you may only be running one "program" at a time, but there may be many processes running in the background. Do a pit test and post the results for us http://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.php?act=techexpresshelp Also, Shutting down your computer isa good thing, but that wont prevent overheating while playing a game. poor air circulation/ lack of sufficent cooling while playing graphic intensive games can cause overheating. Even though you just bought the computer, it doesnt mean they used a powerful enough power supply to meet your needs, but just to barely get by. What brand and mode
  7. any news? I guess no news is good news at this point.
  8. remove.iss and msdownload.tmp were there and now gone. everything s eems great, thanks!!
  9. ComboFix 09-01-10.03 - Jared 2009-01-12 7:43:18.2 - NTFSx86 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1014.579 [GMT -5:00] Running from: c:\documents and settings\Jared\Desktop\ComboFix.exe Command switches used :: c:\documents and settings\Jared\Desktop\CFScript.txt AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) * Created a new restore point . ((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2008-12-12 to 2009-01-12 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) . 2009-01-11 20:14 . 2009-01-11 20:14 <DIR> d-------- c:\windows\ERUNT
  10. Before following your last post, things seem ok. I am able to get into the c drive via the link in my computer and my antivirus is able to run. As for the other issues, I am not sure, but i havent run in to them yet. I will let you know when I finish your steps. Thanks
  11. SDfix SDFix: Version 1.240 Run by Jared on Sun 01/11/2009 at 08:18 PM Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] Running From: C:\SDFix Checking Services : Restoring Default Security Values Restoring Default Hosts File Rebooting Checking Files : Trojan Files Found: C:\autorun.inf - Deleted C:\DOCUME~1\Jared\LOCALS~1\Temp\tmpE6.tmp - Deleted Removing Temp Files ADS Check : Final Check : catchme 0.3.1361.2 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net Roo
  12. My computer has been acting very weird. First off, When I tried to go to a certain website, it told me that i couldnt because something from my ip address is trying to send a DOS attack.. something like that, also when I try to go to some websites it takes me somewhere completly different. I cant tell you what or where cuz I dont remember. Secondly, I cant open my C drive from the link in my computer ( can from address bar) it says this: "Windows cannot find 'resycled/boot.com' . Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then
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