When playing any game such as Delta Force or Microsoft Flight Simulator after about five minutes or so the screen freezes and the only way out is to shut down and restart. Configuration:- Windows XP home. AMD Athlon 64 3400+ with 1GB DDR memory and NVIDIA Geforce FX 5500 with 256 MB video memory. Any ideas please?
you say CTRL+ALT+DEL doesnt work, i too have this problem whilst playing snooker online, i have to press CTRL+ALT+DEL, and wait for upto 30 seconds, then it finally throws up the task manager window, i close it and can return to the game. (bit of a swine if there is a 20 second shot timer on but....)
occasionally even this wont work and i have no choice but to press the reset button. strange thing though, even though the screen has frozen and nothing seems to be working i can still type messages to the other player explaining whats happened and it goes through ok. very strange, suspect either my monitor (17"TFT) or graphic card (Nvidia FX5200) but until i can replace either then i wont know.
i would suggest pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL and waiting for half a minute to see if it works for you (30 seconds is a long time) and its easy to assume that nothing is happening after only about ten secs but give it time. its a free option and will onlt take about 30 secs to see if it works for you.....not a cure but a workaround until someone else comes up with something better.