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Recently, I've had a lot of trouble with my PC. First, it started going really slow, so I deleted a bunch of stuff and defraged using an awesome program called Diskeeper. Then, I installed Intel Application Accelerator, to increase my disk performance. I started making a backup using R-Drive Image.

I was mainly using information provided to me by pcpitstop.com, is that a good source to use? Safe and all? I've heard nothing bad, never really researched though.

Anyways, the problem started when I installed a new driver for my graphics card. I don't remember exactly in which order things happened, but I think I installed a new driver, and it didn't load properly(yellow exlimation in device manager). Ever since, it has not been loading properly on startup, and I have to disable/enable it in order for it to work.

I'm running with a crappy system, Intel Pentium 4 2.66ghz, 1gb ram, 64mb integrated graphics.. yeah that one they keep talking about, the 82845G.

Prior to everything screwing up, I was able to run most games. I am somewhat of a game addict, WoW most recently, seem to be able to play it decently, running with 20-30 FPS - not the best, but I don't exactly know any different, my computer has never been great.

I am not a computer guru, but I know pretty well what's going on with my system. I cannot for the life of me understand whats going on now. There are no new processes on my task manager, one extra on msconfig "dumprep 0 -k" - not sure what it does, but it came when installing the graphics driver I think.

Any suggestions as to how I may fix this problem? Please let me know, I will reply updating when I get back from work tomorrow, around 1am Eastern Time (GMT -05:00).

Thankyou!

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I would recommend uninstalling your current drivers then installing them again but with the cd that came with your system
also it would be nice for you to run once a trail of system mechanic 7 from www.iolo.com

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Thanks for the help!
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I tried uninstalling them and reinstalling them with up-to-date drivers, but I don't have the CD that came with the system. Don't think it came with one when I think back.

I tried the system mechanic thing, it did nothing for my graphics. I don't understand, every scan I do says my graphics are working fine.

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wat i meant was dont update ur graphic witht he up-to-date graphics
try and older version of the graphics to see if the new version is causing problems
i had the same problem with my geforce 6600 when the version 80 graphics came out i installed them and my games would crash really fast
i uninstaleld and used the previus version and i ddint had problems

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oh ok I'll try to find an older version and install them, I'll post results asap

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Have an older version installed and it is still doing the same thing. I'm going to bed now, be on in around 12 hours. Thanks for the try though!

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then you last chance would be back up your important data if you have some then reformat. maybe some bad windows update is causing this

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Resolved! It was the incorrect driver, thanks for all the help! Found one that worked.

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