posted on Nov, 3 2006 @ 03:16 AM
i recently purchased a game (Galactic Civilizations 2), and noticed that it was having slight glitches. not being much of a whiner when it comes to
that sort of thing, i ignored it for a while, until I noticed on the forums of the games website that if i updated my dual core systems drivers, it
would run smoother. someone also made mention of updating my graphics card driver.
i updated the processors driver without any problems. when i updated my video cards driver, however, my resolution (previously set at 1024x960 or
something like that on high color settings) was reduced greatly, and i couldn't fix it without going down to true (16 bit) color. speaking to a
friend at work the other night about the problem, he suggested trying some third party drivers (omega drivers). I loaded them, and it made everything
run slowly, so i figured on uninstalling both new drivers.
someone, the driver for one of my busses got deleted, and my computer was essentially unusable to me. i couldn't connect to the internet to find the
drivers i needed, and the disc i got from my manufacturer wasn't loading the drivers either. i had to restore my system.
luckily, however, i was able to keep all my personal data. in fact, my computer now runs better than it was previously, as i was working so hard and
so long at making the damn thing run properly again that i took the extra time to make firefox run properly (getting the WMP plugin to work proved to
be more difficult than it should be, and it IS microsofts fault), i was able to customize it more to my liking, and i FINALLY got on board with RSS
feeds (which are AWESOME). also, several of the programs i had no use for are conveniently not there anymore.
my only problem thus far has been PRISMXL running in the background, and i've been unable to 100% uninstall every norton file. i've removed PRISMXL
before, so i'm sure i can do it again, and i disabled norton by removing all of the files except 3 .dll files that won't let me.
i wrote this whole thing, basically, to let people who are having what seems like big computer issues know that it's not always for the worst. if
you're willing to invest the time, you may just come out on top. don't let yourself get frustrated.