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Windows 7: PC restarts when playing games.

18 Jun 2010   #11

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wenkz View Post
I'm experiencing a problem on windows7. I installed Windows7 last 2 months and until now, I haven't seem to have had any problem. My problem is that, when I load a game (Ragnarok) or watch a movie in my computer, it restarts. and no, I do not get the BSoD. It ran fine until this week. The only notable thing I did on my computer this week is that I changed my antivirus program and installed a new one. I have tried using System Restore and I still have the same problem so I've eliminated that as my problem. I'm thinking maybe it's the video card? but hell, I was able to run the game or the movies for 2months, why would it crash now.. and Ragnarok is a pretty lowtech game..

MY PC specs:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+
ATI Radeon X1200 Series 128MB

All help will be greatly appreciated.
Uninstall the new anti virus. Replace it with Microsoft security essentials then test

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18 Jun 2010   #12

Windows 7 32bit Ultimate

Did the DirectX thing. Just restarted a minute ago, didn't work. How to I turn on the Microsoft Security Essentials? My new AV is Norton 360 btw.
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18 Jun 2010   #13

Windows 7 32bit Ultimate

Went to Microsoft Security Essentials website and the only OS available for it are Windows VISTA and XP..

didn't see that it was Windows Vista/Windows 7.
nvm about this.
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18 Jun 2010   #14

Windows 7 32bit Ultimate

Removed Norton and Installed MSE, testing to see if it works.

Did not work. Just restarted again.
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19 Jun 2010   #15

Windows 7 32bit Ultimate

bump. please help..
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20 Jun 2010   #16

Windows 7

Hi, I have the same problem. The PC runs fine all the applications but with game i have random reboots without BSOD and memory dumps. I disabled the option "automatic restart" and enable create dumps, but windows restart anyway and not generate the dump files.
I tried everything. on hardware check the memory (changing voltages and running memtest), motherboard (upgraded the BIOS), PSU, temperature and software, uninstall (and disable) the sound drivers, ATI HDMI Audio.
My suspect comming with DirectX. Depends of the version could work fine or not.
I'm still looking for an answer to this problem, so i'll post here if i can find some answer.

PD: sorry by my bad english.
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