This will be kinda hard to explain but I'll give it a try:
My problem is that some "objects" disappear from games. Like some cars from GTA:VC, faces from The Sims 2 (my sister plays it...). I formated my computer yesterday and the problems were gone.
The only game I have installed now is Operation Flashpoint (I bought is yesterday) and I had no problems with it until my computer freezed when I was surfing around on the net, scandisk started when I rebooted it and it was "searching around" for like 30 mins(!) and now OFP is f*cked!
Some things has disappeard, some examples:
You can't see yourself or your team on the map. The green round circles that surrounds your team when you select them is gone.
Anyone that has played OFP knows that this makes the game almost unplayable.
I'm almost sure that these problems are related to the GTA:VC and the The Sims 2 problems.
I really need help, I have no idea what do to :uhm:.
AMD Athlon XP +1800 Sapphire Radeon 9800 256mb 512 RAM
If you have any otherquestions about my specs/computer/anything just ask.
Mast3rofPuppets...I had no problems with it until my computer freezed when I was surfing around on the net,...
^ Does that answer your question? It probably has to do with the internet. VIRUS.
When you Formatted your Drive, the Virus was deleted, but now its back.
I'm just talking a shot in the dark here, but your running Windows XP home right? Without updating it? Booting up without a Firewall and and AntiVirus utility? Nor are you using a router to connect to the internet...
Format again, and install the best preventative software.
Windows 2000/Me/XP Hotfixes. Internet Explorer 6 Sevice Pack 1.
Mozilla Firefox 1.0, or Opera 8. (Never use IE again)
AVG 7, or Avant, or Norton Anti-Virus.
Zone Alarm, or Norton Personal Firewall.
Spybot Search & Destroy, and Spyware Blaster.
Then maybe you'll be safe. Also, is Scandisk finding any bad sectors?
I use Windows XP professional (same shit I guess).
I installed zonealarm before I installed my internet :uhm: and I use FireFox (I can't stand IE).
Scandisk found loads of bad sectors, it kept going on about different files for 30 mins.
I'm going to download a free trail of Panda or Norton and check if they can find any viruses.
Have you upgraded your video card lately?
I downloaded the newest drivers from ATI when I formated.
And Panda didn't find any virus.
Mast3rofPuppetsI downloaded the newest drivers from ATI when I formated.
And Panda didn't find any virus.
I don't recommend Panda, as a matter of fact, I recommend not using it.
AND Norton Anti-Virus.
Gaming Forums Members recommend Avast, or Avant I can't remeber which. I'm having trouble linking from this page, so I'll edit the correct one in later.
@ Mods, This page loads REAL slow...
I don't think this has anything to to with a virus, zonealarm has never let me down.
I asked the same question on a Swedish computer forum and a guy said something about that it might be discproblems, I'll translate what he said: I'm thinking discproblems. Is it any problems with the disc? You use FAT32 wich can create mystic problems.
My harddrive is as old as my comp (around 4 years), is there anyway I can check if the harddrive works as it should?
Mast3rofPuppetsMy harddrive is as old as my comp (around 4 years), is there anyway I can check if the harddrive works as it should?
Ah!. they just don't make them like they used to... My old 20gig is still going, and I "beat the snot out of it", if you ask my younger brothers.
The others, I haven't damaged work perfectly...
Try Noton Disk Doctor, I had a strange Fat32 error, and it fixed it, when Scandisk refused to even run on it. That was the 2003 version. Still using it, even though its badly out of date, and the subscription has expired. Can't afford NIS 2005, yet...
"SpeedFan" is a highly recommended temperature monitoring utility, and it'll tell you how good your drives are. Its like a cell phone, the fewer bars, the worse the quality. :)
-EDIT- Free/Demo utilities.
Emsa DiskCheck - CD/DVD/HDD Disk Diagnostics Utility - Freeware for Win9x/ME/NT/2k/XP/2003 I just found that in Google. I've never used it...