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Computer freezes when installing games

I have two different games I am trying to install on my computer. The first cd works fine. Once it gets done with the first cd and asks for the second cd, things get screwy. I inset the second cd, pess the continue button, and within a few seconds, my entire somputer freezes up. I have to manually shut it down.

I thought upgrading my video card would fix this, but it hasn't.

I have an HP Pavillion a400y with 2.50GHz Intel Processor, 760MB of Ram, NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 video card, CR ROM DX-CDR 100 and LG CD-RW CED-8080B as my two CD-ROMS.

Can anyone help me with this. Right now, I have two games that cost $100+ together, and am very hesitant to buy any more.

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May I ask, what Operating System?

In reply to: Computer freezes when installing games

And point out ONE possibility? If it is Win 98 it may prefer that the memory be limited to 512 MB.

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Operating System

In reply to: May I ask, what Operating System?

Windows XP Home Edition. (Came with the computer)

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When installing, ...

In reply to: Computer freezes when installing games

..have you closed down all opened programs and disabled your anti-virus ? Also try cleaning out the Temp folder.

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I've done all of that. This has been happening since last fall, so I'm kind of at a loss for what to do. that's why I finally came here and made a post. I'm completely at a loss.

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All I can say.

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I would make a backup of your files and use the restore disk.

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