Computer restarts unwantingly

By snoopyflipz
Mar 20, 2008
  1. Hi my computer keeps restarting when downloading and playing World of Warcraft. It is saying that there is a problem with drive C Fat32. I am not sure what this means or how to fix it. At first I thought there wasn't enough Ram on my computer. (My computer had 256mb of ram and the requirements were 512mb) So I uninstalled it and went out to buy more Ram. I now have over 1G of Ram and it is still restarting telling me it needs to check the disk for consistency.
    What I am Running: ACER Aspire T135, 2.01 GHz, 1.18 GB of Ram, AMD Sempron Processor 3300+, with XP home Edition.

    I would just like to know what I can do to stop this from happening and why it happens
  2. snoopyflipz

    snoopyflipz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Just found out my video card isn't supported by Blizzard currently I am using a VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP.

    Would this affect my downloading of patches for the game because this is when it is restarting and checking the disk for consistency.

    What would be the cheapest and reliable video card that I could buy that will run on WoW. These are my options:


    ATI Radeon 7200 and 7500 (QW /QE /QY)
    ATI Radeon 8000 series
    ATI Radeon 9000 series
    ATI Radeon X000 series
    ATI Radeon HD (2xxx and 3xxx) series


    Extreme Graphics 2 (865G / 865GV / 855GM) Series
    Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA 900 / 82915) Chipset*


    nForce Integrated Graphics
    GeForce 2 (GTS / Ultra / Ti / Pro / MX) Series
    GeForce 3 (Ti) Series
    GeForce 4 MX Series
    GeForce 4 Ti Series
    GeForce FX Series
    GeForce 6 Series


    Parhelia Series


    Kyro Series Kyro II Series



    If there is any information needed that I lacked to mention tell me how to get it and I will post it!
  3. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,260   +92

    Do you have the exact error message given? Are you presented with a blue screen of death? Is there anything in the following directory: C:\Windows\Minidump?

    That is referencing your HDD (and/or your file structure) as the issue. Open My Computer > Right Click the C: Drive > Properties. Next to "File System" does it say NTFS or FAT32? Your PC shipped with XP and I'd be willing to bet it shipped with NTFS as the file structure.

    If it says FAT32, and you're using XP, have you reformatted and reinstalled in the past? You might want to try converting the file structure to NTFS.
  4. snoopyflipz

    snoopyflipz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Next to file system on drive C it says FAT32. I don't think that I have reformatted or re installed it on this PC.
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