I'm having some computer issues lately and was hoping someone could help. So if you're great with computers, and don't mind helping me, I'd really appreciate it.
Basically, my computer is slowly going to hell, I'm painfully starting to accept that, but before I can afford a new one, or can afford to fix this one I need it to power through and keep going. So the main issue I'm having is with web browsers.
About a month ago I was running Firefox and out of no where whenever I shut down all my Firefox windows, I'd have about 15 seconds before my whole computer would lock up and I'd have to do a hard reset. I switched to chrome, problem solved. But now I'm having the same issue with Chrome. Not only that, but I when I have Chrome open and I try to set it to sleep mode, the screens go into sleep, but the tower doesn't go into low power mode or whatever. AND I can't pull it out of "sleep" so the monitors stay off no matter what I do and I have to do a hard reset.
Problem two, is when I try to play a game that goes into full screen, the computer basically freaks the fuck out, goes into 4-bit color, and changes to 640x480 screen resolution and crashes the game... it's not always, but it stopped me from play Dungeon Fighter Online entirely, and happened several times when trying to launch Portal 2 and Skyrim. And again I end up needing to hard rest in order to fix the problem.
And finally, less of a big issue, but when I try to change my wallpaper the image just doesn't update until I restart the computer, which isn't a huge deal but it's weird and annoying.
I've done LOADS of virus scans and it's not a virus issue from what I can tell. So if anyone knows what could be causing this please let me know. Also I'm running Windows XP if that has anything to do with it.
6 years, 1 month ago
05 Oct 2012 20:49 CEST