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Something is wrong with my graphic card!!!!

I have a pretty old computer but i dont think that is why my graphic card is messes up. its a window 200. ok when i first go tthis comp it was working fine then one day when i started up a gb emulator that i play it was giong really slow unlike wat it used to be. my graphic card is Direct 3d. i also cant play high graphic games when i start it up a window pops up then it has some random symbols in it, the only thing i can read is Direct 3d and Direct X. So if u can tell me how i can fix this plz tell me. maybe a software that fixes this kinds of things or do i have to get a brand new graphic card. if u suggest for me to buy a new one can u tell me the best place to buy one??

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If you download everest free edition and find out what hardware you have in your computer that would be a great help

What games is it that you are trying to play?

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it could also be you have the wrong driver installed or the settings are messed up. YOu have to reinstall the driver. use the cd that came with your graphics card or the one that came with your mainboard if you dont have a graphics card.

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Stopping Windows updates

Go to Control Panel --> go to Security Center --> Automatic Updates and go to it's options, properties or preferences page. Select "Turn off automatic updates"

A sidenote though, I honestly do not think your online virus scan is reliable. If you update by using Windows Update or Microsoft Update there will be no virusses. There's a big change the scanner itself is harmful software named Scareware (it tells you something is wrong, or potentionally harmful, then it tells you to download an exotic virusscanner or something to protect you but infect creates even more trouble by means of spam, spyware, pop-ups or trojans.)

Try installing a virus scanner from a trustes developer. Don't want to pay for it? Don't worry. There are some pretty good (and trusted) free ones.

Try this one:
[Grisoft AVG Free Edition]

I hope this answers your question, please rate.



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