I have 2 emulators, Gens and MAME32. I am suspecting that they cause my system to crash...but I am not totally sure, because my system crashes on other occasions, but more frequently when I play games. Any suggestions?
Emulators are notoriously buggy pieces of software so its highly likely that they are causing your system to crash.
However, since you said it crashes on other occasions - its wise to start with making sure your device drivers are completely up to date. Especially you're video card driver if you're playing lots of games.
I'm sure other people have lots of other good tips.
Also, it may be something in your startup. Go to Run and type MSINFO32. If you get an error, Programs | Accesories | system Tools | system Information.
On the left choose Software Enviroment, then Startup Programs. Copy/paste the list here.
Okay, so you have a Geforce 256, and not the TNT2.
The startup seems ok, but remove these:
Microsoft Office Startup Group: Alternative shortcuts to the Start -> Programs way of running applications installed as part of Microsoft Office. Some people prefer it but a better way is to create Desktop Shortcuts if you want access these programs quickly
RealDownload: RealDownload download manager. Not required - can be started manually via Start -> Programs
SchedulingAgent: Microsoft Scheduling Agent displayed as a box with a stopwatch in the System Tray that is only needed if you have regular scheduled disk defragmenting, ScanDisk, etc. I'd recommend you run these at regular intervals manually as they can interrupt other programs
Okay, for the ones that you want to remove, go to Run and type MSCONFIG. Startup tab. Uncheck the ones that you don't want, apply and restart. If you're unsure, do each seperately, but apply and restart after each one.
Just been to Nvidia and they don't seem to have drivers for Geforce. We could do a cleanup to optimize the PC.
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