You haven't given us much info about the computer..Whenever posting questions on these forums, please give us as much information as possible about your computer. Depending on your issue, we might need the operating system, processor speed, amount of RAM installed, brand name of the computer, (if there is one), and any EXACT error messages you are receiving, plus any other information you think might be helpful. The more information you give us, the better informed our answer will be.

In the meantime, try cleaning out the computer and eliminating unnecessary start up programs using the links below. It should allow your computer to run smoother..In addition, after performing the steps in the links below and before running the games, restart the computer and turn off your antivirus program..Antivirus program use a lot of CPU resources and as long as the game is safe, there's no reason to leave it enabled.

For Windows 2000/XP, ignore the first couple of sentences about checking "resources" in the link below but follow the rest of the procedures including the "Services" links at the bottom.

How To Shut Down Unnecessary Start Up Programs

Because the links for the "Services" are no longer functioning in the link above, use this one:

Services Guide For Windows XP

How To Clean Unwanted Files From The Hard Drive

After following all the procedures above and IF you are using Windows 2000 or XP, please run Error Checking/Chkdsk and Defrag to optimize the hard drive:

How To Run 'Error Checking/Chkdsk' On Win2000/XP

Hope this helps.

Grif