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How to resolve common pc games problem?


The Autorun on some games freezes my computer. It is a wide variety of games, Return To Castle Wolfenstein, Far Cry, Cabela's Grand Slam Trophy Hunter 2004. I have other Cabela's hunting games that work fine. But with these (3) games, I put the disk in the CD-ROM and the autorun comes up, I click install and it freezes.


This question was answered on October 20, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Try this suggestion:

Make sure you meet all the minimun or recommended system requirements (processors, memory, hard drive space, Operating system, and most importantly video card)

Keep in mind if your planning to play the most resent games like the FarCry, make sure to download the latest updates and drivers for your video card.


Update your system

To update your system files using Windows Update

In Windows XP Home Edition, you must be logged on as a computer administrator to install

components or modify Automatic Updates settings In Windows XP Professional, you must be

logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group If your computer

is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you from completing

this procedure.

Windows Update is a catalog of items such as drivers, security fixes, critical updates,

the latest Help files, and Internet products that you can download to keep your computer


Open Windows Update in Help and Support Center

On the Windows Update home page, click Scan for updates

Click Yes when prompted to install any required software or device drivers


Windows Update scans your computer for outdated system files and lets you replace them

with the most recent versions

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Posted by gilbert of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on October 20, 2004