Owner of a retarded PC...
Posted 16 June 2007 - 11:12 PM
My computer has been acting odd for the past few months. It is a Compaq computer I bought from Wal*mart(go ahead and laugh.). Yes, not the best thing for gaming, of course, However its begun to spiral downward for the worst, and I feel helpless. Renegade used to run great on this thing, everything on high settings. It used to be wonderful for all of my needs. Now it seems to be falling into the shitter. Renegade plays quite well for 20-25 mintues before gradually falling in FPS rate to 5 or 4 FPS even with EVERYTHING on LOW settings, no skins or anything that would inhibit lag. When i boot the bloody thing up, I have to shut off RUNDLL from the Windows Control Panel thing(ctrl-alt-delete), or the PC grinds to a halt. Now one of its new and wonderful features is to, once a month, lag like hell no matter what I do. the CPU rate hikes itself upto 100% even if I am moving the slider up or down on the side of my Firefox, MSN, or Notepad window. Can SOMEBODY please help me here? I am currently running a Trend Micro Housecall Virus Scan after Chronojam suggested I do so. Its pulling up a LOT of crap, spyware, adware, ect, but I want to be sure I stop whatever the hell is doing this to my computer. For God's sakes. I just want to play Renegade without lag, and get what I need done, done, on this wretched beast.
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Posted 18 June 2007 - 05:59 AM
If AOL isn't triggering it, try running this to remove whatever startup info and registry keys it might have. That'd get rid of the error if WildTangent is otherwise unused;
(You can do it manually in RegEdit looking for the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and removing the entry WildTangent CDA)
I'd hazard a guess that the slowdown may be a different, perhaps unrelated problem entirely, possibly caused by malware or even hardware issues.
Edited by ambershee, 18 June 2007 - 06:08 AM.
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