Ive been having this problem for about 2 weeks. I havent installed anything new to my comp its like it decided not to work anymore. i play: empire earth half-life 2 counter-strike san andreas a couple of others ok, i load any of my games (i.e counter-strike) i click one of the buttons (to find server) and the computer crashes and restarts entirely. I have the latest nvidia drivers latest windows xp updates. I have a Geforce fx5700 256 mb video card with a gig of pc3200 ram. Processor is intel P4 2.8 not overclocked w/ zalman water cooling (reserator 1+). I just recently reformated my whole harddrive completly as in deleted all files and completely reinstalled windows xp and i thiought it would solve the problem but it didnt. But heres the tricky part. After i wait like 15 min and i open up a relatively low memory program like windows media player or i go on the web, when i try to play a game then everything is perfectly fine and normal, no crashes lockups ar any of that. But if i play right after i load up windows the comp will crash if i play any game except for GTA san andreas .Im suspecting my hardrive is dying on me (samsung sp1213c) I have had it for over a year now and im assuming samsung isnt the best reliable harddrive.Nothing like this has ever happened before. I have overclocked my video card for a while before formated and after i formatted with the card's old nvidia drivers that came with the cd. I installed however the latest nvidia drivers after this and im still having the same prblem and tha latest nvidia drivers dont even let me mess with my opengl or d3d setings or even overclocking the card. by the way the video card has the water cooling adapter so i took its stock fan off. sometiomes when the computer reloads it shows me the blue screen of death and it has the error message but i never got around to write it down i will tho next time i see it. the funny thing is that the only game that doesnt crash is san andreas when i play at any time. any help at will be appreciated, because this is getting annoying. thank you. ps. is there a program out there that will record some error logs when the computer crashes and is there a program that will show my video card temp?