My game keeps freezing up. need help on figuring it out

johnantonio

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Hello all,
new on these boards. Im not a huge gamer but I do play NHL 09 on the pc often.
I havent played it in awhile and now since I started playing again I cant because after a certain point in the game it just freezes. I tried unistalling the program, That didnt work. Then I brought my computer back to the original factory setting, that didnt work.
My computer runs fine and as of a few months ago the game ran fine. I think its my graphics card but Im not 100%. I have an nvidia geforce 6600 256mb. my computer
is a

hp pavilion
xp professional
intel pentium cpu 2.80ghz (2 cpus)
1022 ram
400 gb hard drive
 

Amg

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hi mate, yeah it is strange, have you treid runinig basic maintance ? like defrag disc clean up etc ?

also make sure your drivers are up to date as is the game
 

johnantonio

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hello, i did update my drivers. nvidia released new drivers june 9th 09 for the geforce 6600.
but that didnt help. I didnt try the defrag. only because i reformatted my hard drive. But I will try that tonight to see if it works. thanks