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    My (moron) cousin decided that he will spend his holiday at my house. Nothing wrong here , actually quite glad. First thing he did was to open the computer. My FB computer!!! As I was still pleased with his arrival I let him browsing around. Woooooow! You've got yourself cable! Proud of my settings , I said yes , good download and pretty good upload. So , he installed one of those P2P software , kaza I believe and he starts bringing gigs of music. Of course , didn't took long until my computer got infected , say about 1 day. My MBR went mustang and windows didn't worked anymore. I said to him , that's enough , after I'll format my drive you won't touch any internet. So , I format , installed everything but when I play any game in DirectX the system crashes sometimes to the desktop , sometimes crashed with reboot. I have re-init my BIOS , thinking that this could be the cause. No luck in there as well. My last hope is to flash the BIOS , or upgrade it. i have installed DX9 , latest detonator fx driver under my XP Pro box. Still no luck. Sometimes after 10-15 minutes any game crash to desktop in the most luckiest case.
    Anyone have a suggestion? Did this happen to anyone else?

    Mods : I know that this is best suited for Tech forum but seems that today nobody's lurking in there. I think GD is the best place. Also I have to protest for a thread locked by a certain mod (the name is not given in the thread , incognito) , thread which was dealing with performance issues. Apparently , the thread was locked because somebody came into it saying that in the beta07 some stuffs are fixed. So , I beg you , do not lock this thread.

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    My (moron) cousin decided that he will spend his holiday at my house. Nothing wrong here , actually quite glad. First thing he did was to open the computer. My FB computer!!! As I was still pleased with his arrival I let him browsing around. Woooooow! You've got yourself cable! Proud of my settings , I said yes , good download and pretty good upload. So , he installed one of those P2P software , kaza I believe and he starts bringing gigs of music. Of course , didn't took long until my computer got infected , say about 1 day. My MBR went mustang and windows didn't worked anymore. I said to him , that's enough , after I'll format my drive you won't touch any internet. So , I format , installed everything but when I play any game in DirectX the system crashes sometimes to the desktop , sometimes crashed with reboot. I have re-init my BIOS , thinking that this could be the cause. No luck in there as well. My last hope is to flash the BIOS , or upgrade it. i have installed DX9 , latest detonator fx driver under my XP Pro box. Still no luck. Sometimes after 10-15 minutes any game crash to desktop in the most luckiest case.
    Anyone have a suggestion? Did this happen to anyone else?

    Mods : I know that this is best suited for Tech forum but seems that today nobody's lurking in there. I think GD is the best place. Also I have to protest for a thread locked by a certain mod (the name is not given in the thread , incognito) , thread which was dealing with performance issues. Apparently , the thread was locked because somebody came into it saying that in the beta07 some stuffs are fixed. So , I beg you , do not lock this thread.

    Zayets out

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    When you reformatted did you do and fdisk?

    You should of done a

    fdisk /mbr


    first to fix your Master boot record then do a normal


    fdisk

    then format and install windows.


    hope it helps.


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    I could try to do a mbr format but I don't know how much it will help because it crashes from any DX application. I did another try , installed Win2003 Server , I knew that 3D acceleration will not work , but wanted to see how OpenGL will work. Answer : do not try any server [img]/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif[/img] . I still believe is something BIOS related. The so called error was : starting computer a black screen informs me that he could not find Windows. One of dll is missing , try to boot from XP boot disk and bla bla. I knew then that a virus ate my OS , but didn't thought was so bad. personally I'm not afraid of any computer viruses as long as they don't bother me. I remember lived with a whole bunch of them for 1 year. They were quiet and time to time informed me that they are there. When I could not handle them I format my HD. What bothers me is that I can't see the cause of the error. After such a crash , XP informs me everytime that system has recovered after a serious problem. I switched my PCI slots for graphics card and network card so they don't share the same IRQ , but that was not fixed the problem. In few words I can say that I'm fecked up.No DX application work.
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    Flashed BIOS , no luck [img]/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif[/img]
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    Thx guyz , I will check all those stuffs. Now I pack everything in boxes because I have to move. I will disasemble the machine after all this moving stuff is done.
    Zayets takes break playing FB , say 1-2 month. I will browse the forum everyday though.
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    Also load windows with 512 RAM or less memory mine gives me fits if I don't. Then once windows is loaded go ahead and put in the rest of your ram unles it ME,98 or older then More ram will just screw things up without some OS fixes.


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    Message Edited on 07/22/03â 06:54AM by T_O_A_D

    Message Edited on 07/22/0306:56AM by T_O_A_D
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