Posted 18 May 2012 - 05:16 PM
Over the last couple of years, a weird error has been going on with my main computer. I have not been able to detect what could be responsible for this error, but I have some guesses.
The error is as follows. I will be running a full-screen gaming application such as World of Warcraft, and occasionally Team Fortress 2. In the middle of these games, the screen will suddenly go blank, and the keyboard becomes unresponsive. I suspect the computer may have unofficially shut down, and the monitor and keyboard are "no longer connected" because of this error. Since the monitor appears to lose input, and the keyboard is unoperational, it's very difficult to determine any kind of an error message at all. I have to turn the computer off, and turn it back on.
My guess is this might have something to do with the Virtual Memory system page size which I set in XP options. It was originally set to a size that Windows suggested, but applications run notoriously slow even with those settings, so I added more size to them. I have two HD's, so both HD's were set to 4092 MB paging file size.
If it's this paging file size that is causing any errors, I will revert them back to their original size which Windows suggested.
I also suspect video driver errors, but the driver is usually pretty solid and updated. I will try updating the driver though.
Please provide any suggestions as to why this error could be going on. Thanks. I can also provide a DirectX txt file if necessary.
- One 500 GB HD, another 150 GB HD
- 9500 GT Nvidia 512 MB Card
- AMD 64 Athlon processor