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graphics and sound messing up

reznor12

FPCH Member
Joined
Apr 10, 2008
Messages
34
PC Experience
PC Illiterate
Operating System
Windows Vista - Ultimate
#1
hello.

Im having a bit of trouble with my pc. i play a lot of online games such as wow, crysis, and good old cz/cz. I uses to be able to play these fine but l8ly i have had graphics problems such as, everything on counter-srike going crazy colors. Also last night my sound just turn its self off, this was the most allarming because it just stoped dead, thats ventrillo, itunes, and wow.

this is my pc:
AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual core processor 4220+, MMX 3DNow
2g of RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS 256 mb

thats about all i know...
i hope u can shed some light because im lost!!
 

AdvancedSetup

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#2
Hello Reznor and Welcome to Free PC Help.

Well it could be a hardware issue. You could try shutting down your PC and then opening the case and blowing out all the dust (using compressed air is the best method in my opinion) and maybe removing the video card and then re-installing it. Sometimes a weak connection can cause problems.
If you have an PCI audio card, try removing and re-inserting it as well.

If that doesn't help then I would suggest a Malware scan to make sure you're not having issues from something like that.


Malware is the term used to describe computer infections such as Adware, Spyware, Viruses, and Trojan Horses.
You will need to run at least two malware scanners as well as an Antivirus scanner that are listed in the following instructions.
Anti-Malware and Anti-Virus scanners perform different tasks.
The reason to run multiple scanners is to ensure that no single scanner is missing something.

The time it takes will vary depending on your system and your internet connection.
Typically the SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes scanners will take between 30 and 90 minutes.
The Eset online scan should take between 1 and 3 hours.
In most cases, these scans will suffice to clean and disinfect your computer.

For best results print the following instructions and bookmark this Web page
To keep this guide printer-friendly, use your cursor to highlight the contents below.
From your browser select File - Print and in the printer dialog box under "Print range"
click the Selection choice to print out these instructions for removal of malware.




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  • Follow these instructions carefully.
  • Download ATF-Cleaner from Snapfiles.com to remove "junk" files from your computer that may contain malware.
  • You can also download it from Majorgeeks.com
  • When you run ATF-Cleaner, check the items as shown below for Main.
  • For FireFox, be sure to click on the FireFox tab on top and check the items as shown below for FireFox
  • NOTE: If you don't have FireFox or Opera installed then they will be grayed out and can be ignored
  • Then click on "Empty Selected".
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  • Install and run the free version (not the Professional version) of SUPERAntiSpyware from SUPERAntiSpyware.com - AntiAdware, AntiSpyware, AntiMalware!
    • Accept any prompts to allow SUPERAntiSpyware to install the latest rules and infection definition files.
    • You do not have to send them your e-mail address, just click next.
    • You can leave the automated check for updates on.
    • You can uncheck "Send a diagnostic report to research center" if you don't want to send the information.
    • DO NOT allow SUPERAntiSpyware to protect your Home Page settings.
    • On the Top Left select the Scan your computer button.
    • Make sure there is a CHECK MARK on all Fixed Drives.
    • Click "Perform a Complete Scan". Click "Next" and reboot the computer when prompted to do so.
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  • Disable your internet security by right clicking on its icon (usually located in the system tray next to the time display) and choosing "Exit", "Disable", or "Shut Down".
  • Run an online scan with Eset from Free Virus Scan: Use ESET's Online Antivirus Scanner
  • You must use Internet Explorer for this online scan. FireFox, Opera, etc will not work for this scan.
  • Accept the terms and click "Start".
  • Once the scanner is ready, check "Remove found threats" AND "Scan unwanted applications".
  • Click "Start" to begin the scan.
  • When completed restart your computer
Make sure your internet security is enabled, and then please return to Free PC Help and tell us how the computer seems to be operating.
At that time, you will receive instructions to assist you in removing malicious programs from your Add/Remove program list if warranted.

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reznor12

FPCH Member
Joined
Apr 10, 2008
Messages
34
PC Experience
PC Illiterate
Operating System
Windows Vista - Ultimate
#4
Well i have to say i didnt think it would be possible to have that much dust in a pc:eek:. It seems to be running a lot smoother now so thankyou very much.

p.s. I think i will do the malware scans on my day off just to be sure.

Rob