Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522
I think its a couple of things...an under powered system and/or your GPU is under powered. With out your system specifications it's hard to determine. Make and model of your system. Also what are the minimum specs for your game(s)?
Gateway DX4822-01, model Aspire M5802/M3802 with the basic Intel G45/G43 onboard chipset. It's not a superb video card but I can run Elder Scrolls Oblivion on acceptable settings. I suppose with Maplestory runing minimized, and the Doom user map I was playing being so resource-heavy(detailed map, lots of sectors) and GZDoom being coded somewhat poorly it probably choked the RAM. As to why CHKDSK had to run, I guess some files got jumbled during shutdown? It was all JPG files so they probably weren't important.
When it comes to my computer and keeping it running I tend to play very safe now. I got hit with Alureon.A a year after I got this PC, necessitating ordering recovery software from Gateway and a new hard drive. Then in March of this year a power flicker/surge fried that drive one day, luckily the old infected drive I still had on hand and a local PC shop was able to get rid of the infection for $10. I had to put off buying a new HDD as the tsunami in Japan caused prices to go up for some time. next month though I should buy at least one, perhaps two. One for storage, and another to keep put away in case my main drive were to fail.
I do make backups onto DVD media and flash memory though I don't have much stored on my PC that would be hard to replace. I got an MP3 player that uses flash memory sticks so much of my music collection can be backed up. However, I use my PC and the internet for business so getting cut off is a hindrance.