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Games work for a while then crashes

By Makalf
Sep 20, 2012
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  1. Makalf

    Makalf TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    I downloaded Microsoft security essentials. I'm worried if I buy norton anti virus I will still have a problem. Error codes suggested I put in windows DVD n upgrade so I'm currently doing that and waiting for it to finish
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,222   +231

    You don't have 2 antivirus programs installed do you? You really need to delete Norton ASAP
     
  3. Makalf

    Makalf TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    I only have security essentials installed. Any program u reccomend I install?

    Upgrade finished n when windows loaded back up. A Microsoft .Net Framework box opened up mentioning setup has detected .NET Framework version 4 needs to be repaired. Do not restart until setup is complete.

    It's been on this setup window for the past 30 minutes
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,222   +231

    MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) is good and add this temp file cleaner:
    http://www.memtest.org/
    How are the updates going?
     
  5. Makalf

    Makalf TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Its going bad. I ended task for the setup. Went and downloaded .NET Framework for site. Ran a repair install and it failed to repair.
     
  6. Makalf

    Makalf TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Downloaded memtest to my usb and made it bootable. But umm, how do I boot from my usb?
     
  7. Makalf

    Makalf TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Figured it out. Currently running memtest
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,222   +231

    I'm afraid that this isn't a memory issue. The update problems point to the "real" issue here. Is your copy of Windows legit?
     
  9. Makalf

    Makalf TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    I assume so, I ordered it from new egg
     
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,222   +231

    Did it activate properly?
     
  11. Makalf

    Makalf TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    I had a tech store install it for me and they discounted me mentioning a problem with Firefox randomly crashing. He was testing it the morning I picked it up and said it hasn't done it since. He also mentioned that he thinks its the ssd. But according to you it's not. And I think you have a better idea what's going on than that tech store I went too.

    I was gonna buy a new ssd from them and they said they would clone my ssd for free.
     
  12. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,222   +231

    You have a nice system... This may be a simple bios setting. Is the SSD connected to a SATA 3 port and is the SATA controller set as AHCI?
     
  13. Makalf

    Makalf TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Yes both my ssd and hdd are in sata3 ports and set to AHCI. I just shutdown my computer instead of restarting and now it has my updates installing before shutdown......
     
  14. Makalf

    Makalf TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    But of course nothing ever works, so I'm stuck on update 43 of 89
     
  15. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,222   +231

    The computer is stuck on 43 after starting to shut down?
     
  16. Makalf

    Makalf TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    It's supposively installing but been on 43 for a long time
     
  17. Makalf

    Makalf TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    I'm wondering if I should hit the restart button on my computer
     
  18. Makalf

    Makalf TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Manually restarted since it wasn't installing. Booted up with no desktop background n no Internet n eveything looked old fashion so I did a system restore. I give up already, I should just throw this Pc out the window
     
  19. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,222   +231

    So it may be the SSD after all... It is the C drive, right?
     
  20. Makalf

    Makalf TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Yes
     
  21. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,222   +231

    So get them to replace it, and make sure you run Windows Update completely first thing
     

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