We couldn't play games anymore because they would freeze so we bought a GeForce graphics card, supposedly a lot better than the one we had. BUT the display is much worse then ever, which means that it probably wasn't the graphics card. What happens now, we "still" can't play any games, computer graphics always freeze up, or display shows blotches of vertical or horizontal color and then freezes up. OR when re-booted WHAT will come up is a temporary tiny light in the middle of the screen and then the screen will go dark. We're "trying" to make this
computer last until we can get another one. ANYONE have any idea on what's wrong with the computer or have similiar problems and how did you fix them?
System is Windows 98 SE (build 4.10.2222), 750 megahertz AMD Duron, 40.01 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity 29.29 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space, Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. REV 1.xx, Bus Clock: 100 megahertz , BIOS: Award Software, Inc. ASUS A7V ACPI BIOS, 512 Megabytes Installed Memory, and NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000 [Display adapter].
It's not like we have a ton of games that we're trying to play. We're really missing being able to play the "one" game that we like most, Ricochet Extreme. We just spent $200 on taking it to a "computer place", which I'll call (not the real name of course) Morons Plus Technologies, and it appears that they didn't know what the heck they were doing. They said the among the problems was that I had Norton Professional Works 2003 installed and Registry Mechanic, which they said Registry Mechanic was changing the registry, so they're both uninstalled now. They supposedly "fixed"
it, but they're not touchin' it again. We're definitely no computer whizes either, but would very much appreciate help if anyone has a clue on what to try or what's wrong with freakin computer.