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My laptop freezes when i try to play games

Anytime i play games, bioshock, call of duty 4, empire earth 3, AND Crysis my laptop freezes and just repeats a sound over and over until i have to turn it off, and reboot the system. its a brand new gaming laptop, it even has a gears of war sticker that says ultimate gaming on it, i dont understand why its freezing up but its very annoying . It is a Gateway P-7811FX, it wont let me put that below for some reason.

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  • mcwillcoxon Oct 04, 2008

    the scannow didnt work, it just told me what it was supposed to do and didnt do it, and everest dooesnt run it just sends you to websites.

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Does your system meets the minimum requirements for those game? If yes and if you don't play games and your system hangs too, do you get a blue screen with error codes on it? (e.g. 0x0000000E), if so it could possibly be a possible driver conflict and/or a hardware problem. Try running this at a command prompt, if your on vista run it as administrator (start > all programs > accessories > command prompt > right click > run as administrator), then on the black box, type /sfc scannow. Works on XP/Vista. It should fix any corrupt system files. Try also updating the drivers for your video card and try running Everest, a free diagnostic & benchmark tool, you can find it here.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 03, 2008

  • Raynald Silan
    Raynald Silan Oct 05, 2008

    Hi mcwillcoxon, try this instead sfc /scannow, misplaced the forward slash, sorry.

    Hope this helps.


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