I have a HP pavillion XP, with media edition, ATI Radeon X1300 video card, 64bit duel AMD processers, a new 320 Gig hard drive (previous one crashed.. no reason...new one is only a month old), and a 430 watt power supply.
when i got the new HD, i installed the video drivers, and have windows update all caught up
(one thing with the drivers for the video, i tried updating them through the website.. but i get half way through the update and the update freezes, not the computer.. the update, and wont ever move again)
It has a problem
Any time I play any games..
it will eventually (not everytime though) go to a black screen and freeze up, it wont ever restart by it self though, i have to do that manually,
the wierd thing is, half the time it freezes, it will not go black untill about 30 seconds after the mouse doesnt.. then it goes black and will stay black for about 30 more seconds and recover..
but the other half of the time it will just stay black and the sound will be repeating the last 1/4 second of what was playing, if you know what i mean.
thats the main problem, when i play HALO PC it wont freeze up but every other day or so, but if i even TRY half life 2, it wont let me get 40 seconds into the first mission!
another problem is when i try deframenting it, it will get about 60 percent done and always say "dragmentation could not be completed, click on the list for a details of files" and i click to see the list, and its black.. no files.
Id really like some help because its really get me angry with all the black screen's i see in a day. thanks for your time.
oh and it never had any problems with the old harddrive.. untill it just didnt work one day.
i have spysweeper and norton system works, and many anti virus programs.. its not a virus to my knowegde.