Games are freezing after reformat, help?

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  1. Dorn

    Dorn New Member

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    I reformatted my hard drive a couple weeks ago, and now I can't play any full screen games. I have a GeForce FX 5200 (I know, not great), which was enough to play Battlefied before and Shot Online, etc. I tried to play Shot Online the other day, and it would immediately freeze.

    I updated the drivers on the video card and the like. Any ideas?

    One other thing, I had to replace the motherboard back in January, would this have anything to do with it?
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I used to run a 5200 card, and updated drivers were a no-no.
    If you have the original driver disc, delete the newer driver and install the older one.
     
  3. Dorn

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    No dice. Still doing the same thing.
     
  4. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Why did you have to do a format? Was it running bad?

    Could be a sign that you have some hardware messing up.

    Video card, memory, psu...
     
  5. crontab

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    how about sound card drivers, mess with those?
     
  6. Sphere

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    Maybe try switching off sound driver in hardware manager, and then try again? And switch off anything else running in background. Had some weird clashes in the past (eg. [email protected] and Games).

    What exactly falls under "and the like"?
     
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    Things were running a little slower than normal over the past few months. Just felt it was time to reformat. I hadn't done it in a couple years.
     
  8. Dorn

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    I dunno, I'm not sure why I put that.

    I switched off the sound driver and it didn't help anything.
     
  9. DaIceMan

    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    I think what Sphere is leading to, or at least what I would recommend is to make sure you have updated all the other system drivers (sound, lan, mobo). Could be any of those causing issues if they are out of date.
     
  10. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    ^^^ Yep. Almost doesn't seem to make sense, but it can damned sure work that way sometimes.
     
  11. Dorn

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    Ok, I've been doing a little bit of poking around and noticed something odd. The video card that I have is an AGP card, and it's plugged into the AGP slot on the motherboard. However, the computer is saying that it's plugged into the PCI slot 1. I'm looking at it right now, and all PCI slots are empty.

    Does this maybe have something to do with it?

    And if it has anything to do with it, the motherboard I'm using is a Biostar P4M80-M4. Newegg Link
     
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