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Toast, Bluescreen of death? What are your specs. In my opinion You need to replace your ram cards(add more gb in the upgrade.) or try out a different anti virus software. If the ram you pc has can handle your operations then you might have contracted a virus. If you did, backup your important files and prepare for a os wipe.
My sister's computer is driving me insane.
It runs Vista, and it's got SP1. I'm trying to install SP2 on it because it's so unstable and slow it's painful. Problem is, it seems to be completely and utterly opposed to installing SP2.
First, I found out that it has downloaded SP2 at least 4 times in the past in the update history. Each time it has failed to actually install it. I thought "Oh, my sister (who, quite frankly, knows almost nothing about computers) must have clicked the wrong button when it asked to install...four times."
So I tried it myself, and got the "WindowsUpdate_80070002" error.
Following the instructions to remove the temporary update files, I was then told her computer didn't need SP2. Tried again; it told me it already had SP2, which was obviously bull.
So I looked for another way to install it. Found one; accidentally installed the 64 bit version. Found the right one; got some error numbered 80240009 when I tried to install it.
That sums up the past 3 hours or so. It is at this point that I realize I don't know nearly enough about Vista to figure this out on my own. And here I am.
Please help. (reinstall is not an option, I do not have the install disks)
I wish I could help you with that problem but that one is beyond me. You may need to contact Microsoft on that one. Based on what you have described it looks like a system restore could be the only thing to fix it.
Ok, so I logged into my e-mail today and saw an e-mail from Blizzard. It says I've gotten a beta invite for SC2, and it looks legit and everything, the beta client is in my battle.net account. But when I download it Norton removes it, saying it removed "starcraft_2_beta_enus.exe (ws.reputation.1)". So I'm not sure, is this legit and Norton's just mistaken, or does this sound like a real threat?
Where did you download the client from? That may help to lead us to whether it a mistake, or a malicious fake client.
I downloaded it from battle.net. And I didn't click a link or anything I opened a new tab and went there manually.
Edit: It also does the same thing if I try to download the Starcraft Battle Chest from Battle.net.
Sounds to me like a false positive on Norton's part which is typical of Norton. Download a free scanner like NOD32 or Malwarebytes and get a second opinion. To be honest you would be better off using something that isn't constantly out for your money, Norton and Mcaffee are scams as far as I'm concerned and they tend to create false positives to keep you paying, atleast that's my opinion and I'm sticking to it. .
The two above I mentioned and\or Avast would give you much greater protection. Personally I run the free version of Avast as my on-access scanner (which takes up much less resources and does a better job than Norton) and the free version of malwarebytes as a second opinion as my on-demand scanner. Haven't had a virus on the network I manage made up of 7 computers and various other electronic devices that require a network connection in 3+ years.
Malwarebytes and Avast also did a wonderful 1 2 punch on a computer I deloused of numerous trojans, spyware, and viruses for a friend, .
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I was planning on getting a computer that is less than or equal to $1200 that can run Crysis on highest settings or possibly the upcomming Crysis 2 on highest settings. Pre built or Custom built. PLEASE HELP!!
im trying to find me a PC that could run L4D2 and codmw 1 and 2 but the graphic card is nvidia Geforce 6150 when theirs is 6600 i dont know this will affect it or not also for Broadband i noticed a wireless broadband router which should work for online i think and i dont really know what the cord would do or something im getting a 2.4 or 2.6 x2 and alienware droped a desktop to 999$
Which ones is more reliable.
The more expensive one has better support if you're running dual graphics cards. So, if you have 2 graphics or plan to use 2 graphics cards go with that one. Otherwise the less expensive one is what you want. No reason to pay for extra features you won't use.