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computer freezes while playing solitare

By danieljacob58 ·
I have a computer running Windows 98 thast I purchased from a friend of mine. I recently re-formatted the hard drive and re-installed everything back onto it and have been having trouble with my computer freezing up whenever I am playing Freecell orSolitare card games on it. The computer seems to work fine for pretty much anything else I use it for (surfing, e-mail, word proccessing etc...). Any ideas?? It is pretty much driving me nuts.

Thx

DH

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computer freezes while playing solitare

by Ann777 In reply to computer freezes while pl ...

Any IM Software?
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q234430

There are other articles at the MS Knowledgebase site on Solitare and potential conflicts with it. Because we do not know everything you are running, your best option is to browse the KB youself until you find a match between what you are using and that may be the problem.

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by Ann777 In reply to computer freezes while pl ...

MS Intellipoint Software (mouse):
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q325974

As always, please remove any embedded spaces before the article number (the _Q#)when pasting it into your browser.

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computer freezes while playing solitare

by danieljacob58 In reply to computer freezes while pl ...

Thanks for the suggestions. Will check them out.

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computer freezes while playing solitare

by TheChas In reply to computer freezes while pl ...

Check the size and speed of your video card.
I had a similar problem with my 1st W98 system, and had to replace the video card to get things to work.

You can check if the video is the problem by reducing graphics acceleration in System Properties / Performance. (I had to drop down to no acceleration to get the system to stop locking up.

Next;
1. Make sure that you have the AGA mini-port driver for the motherboard installed. (even if your video card is PCI)
2. Install at least the version of DirectX recommended by the video card Mfg.
3. Install the latest video driver, and any video BIOS updates.

Chas

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computer freezes while playing solitare

by danieljacob58 In reply to computer freezes while pl ...

Thx for the suggestions. I will check them out.

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computer freezes while playing solitare

by TheChas In reply to computer freezes while pl ...

If you are still having problems after trying our tips, please post the details of your hardware.
Motherboard
CPU
RAM
Video card
Monitor

Chas

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