Security Software: ??? Make sure to install security software. I recommend either of these:
After installing your security software, update it, and then run full scans today with each program. Report back the results of the scans.
Some of your crashes were DirectX/graphics card related. DirectX comes installed with Windows, so this may indicate Windows corruption. It may also be that you have corrupted drivers
or a graphics card hardware problem.
- If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.
- Check Windows for corruption. Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker up to three times to fix all errors with a restart in between each. Post back if it continues to show errors after a fourth run or if the first run comes back with no integrity violations. Use OPTION THREE of SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker to provide us with the sfcdetails.txt file if errors occur.
Follow the steps for Diagnosing basic problems with DirectX
. To re-install your display card drivers as outlined in the DirectX link, use the following steps.
- Download the drivers you want for your display card(s)
- Click Start Menu
- Click Control Panel
- Click Uninstall a program
- For NVIDIA:
- Uninstall the NVIDIA Graphics Driver (this should uninstall all NVIDIA software and drivers)
- Restart your computer
- Make sure NVIDIA 3D Vision Driver, NVIDIA 3D Vision Video Player, NVIDIA HD Audio Driver, and NVIDIA PhysX System Software are not still listed under Uninstall a program through Control Panel
- If any remain of the above, uninstall one at a time
- If asked to restart after uninstalling any of the above, do so, and continue uninstalling any remaining NVIDIA items until all are removed
- Restart your computer after uninstalling drivers for all display cards
- Install the driver you selected for the display cards once Windows starts
Remember to try multiple versions of the graphics drivers, download them fresh, and install the freshly downloaded drivers.