PC problems, i am lost at what to do....

By GeneralM ยท 4 replies
Jul 17, 2006
  1. somehow, someway my sound and Ethernet just die on me.... mostly during the playing of Empire at War.... and at first i thought it was the fault of Empire at war but today it happened suddenly a few minutes After i stopped playing Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge (First Decade DVD)

    i am totally lost at what causes it... i build the system and never had any problems really but now this started to happen

    here are some system specs hope they help, cuz i dunno what to do anymore

    CPU: AMD Athlon XP 3000+
    Motherboard: Asus A7N8X-X (Onboard Sound and Ethernet)
    1536MB DDR
    ATI Radeon X850
    Primary Master (HDD): ST3402111A (Seagate 40GB)
    Primary Slave (HDD): 6L250R0 (Maxtor 250GB)
    Secondary Master (DVD): Plextor DVD-ROM PX-116A2
    Secondary Slave (DVD-RW): AOpen DUW1608/ARR

    if any more information is needed just ask
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Causes of disconnects -

    1.Firewalls/Routers/Security software wrongly configured

    2.Other programs running in the background (can include spyware).

    3.Other people on your LAN.

    More HERE
  3. GeneralM

    GeneralM TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Please read my post proper it's not just my internet/Lan that goes down and out.... my sound also and i noticed too that i can't run a Single program without getting an error!

    As for Firewalls - Disabled
    Router has a firewall but has never given me problems before
    and security software the only thing i have is Bullguard

    Background programs i keep those 2 a minimum.... most what i have running is Xfire + Trillian + game and that never caused any real problems either as far as i know

    as for other people on my LAN the only would be my brother that is on it but he has no connection 2 my PC because he kinda isnt included in my network i have upstairs... and as for that... it never has been a problem from that either.... i think it's something that causes a conflict between the program and my Mainboard drivers or something

  4. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    The only thing that you didn`t account for,is the spyware possibility.

    That could account for most of those symptoms.

    When you say the sound goes down,do you mean sound in all programs ?
    System sounds ?

    I have to hit the sack now,but the next poster will help.:zzz: Meanwhile scan for nasties.
  5. GeneralM

    GeneralM TS Rookie Topic Starter

    scanned with Ad-aware and Spybot S&D only found cookies
    most junk gets blocked cuz of S&D's immunity
    and the rest get's killed by my AV

    as for the sound...
    it gets totally disabled... if i rightclick normally i hear a small sound playing but it doesnt
    and if i try 2 run an MP3 the system says something about Direct sound (as if i don't have any drivers installed or something)

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