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all games crash in vista?

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i am sure this is a security issue, it happens to all my online games. after about 40 minutes, it shuts it off. it's really starting to get to me. is there any thing i can do? thank you for your help
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I would put more $$$ into unstable hardware than I would into unstable Vista.

Flat out shutting off sounds thermal. If all temps are always perfect after about, oh 40 minutes of playing, then look into power supply issues.
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Yeah its a really long complicated process though in order to fix these random crashes.. if you feel dedicated enough to do it scroll down:
















































UN-INSTALL VISTA AND GO BACK TO XP!

Sorry.
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When you say it "shuts off" does the computer turn off or does the game just crash?

Either way, try starting a game as an administrator,
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Originally Posted by CoolerMasterD View Post
Yeah its a really long complicated process though in order to fix these random crashes.. if you feel dedicated enough to do it scroll down:


UN-INSTALL VISTA AND GO BACK TO XP!

Sorry.

Pointless post. Especially for someone running Vista, as your sig shows.

Try running the games in compatibility mode. What games are crashing specifically? If it's all of them, I find it hard to believe it's Vista.
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Yeah its a really long complicated process though in order to fix these random crashes.. if you feel dedicated enough to do it scroll down:

UN-INSTALL VISTA AND GO BACK TO XP!

Sorry.
I've just shortened this stupid, pointless post so everyone will have an easier time reading it, reverting to another OS has never fixed a hardware failure. Anyways back to the OP's problem. If its restarting its either a hardware failure or a driver issue. If its a driver issue its probably BSODing and restarting before you can see it, right click computer, properties, advanced system settings, advanced tab, start up and recovery, settings and uncheck the box in system failure that says automatically restart. If it is bsoding at least now you can read the error message. If its just flat out restarting with no error message its a piece of hardware that is causing it.
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When you say it "shuts off" does the computer turn off or does the game just crash?

Either way, try starting a game as an administrator,
sorry, yeah, the game crashes. poor choice of words . i run most of my games from the game folder though.
it goes back to vista and tells me the game has crashed.
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