Random freezes

Discussion in 'Support' started by Reznov, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. ViroMan

    ViroMan Black Hole (*sniff*) Bully

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    ever try putting steam folder in the scan exempt folder of your AV?
     
  2. D.D.D. Destroyer

    D.D.D. Destroyer Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Well, it turns out my wifi adapter was on the verge of death (stopped picking up the signal at 2-3 signal "points"), I updated the drivers, and now things work more or less okay. I have yet to try Empires, but everything else (MW3, youtube) works properly once again.


    Try updating the driver?
     
  3. McGyver

    McGyver Experimental Pedagogue

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    Maybe Karma is punishing you whenever you are an asshole online.
     
  4. Reznov

    Reznov Member

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    @Viroman: I'll give it a try... would wonder me though how it is freezing my empires because I had the same program last time and it worked fine.

    @D.D.D.Destroyer: No because I already did.

    @MacGyver: me? pls i beg u, i rage at nubs not at gentlmen.
     
  5. w00kie

    w00kie Mustachioed Mexican

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    There was something about excluding one tiny file from realtime antivirus checks (I mean that thing that constantly checks your reads/writes) for tf2, but that was 2 years ago and is fixed now. I had stuttering like hell before I excluded that file, but I can't remember the file-name and my AV-Solution has changed since then.

    Try disabling your AV before you play and see if anything changes.
     
  6. Reznov

    Reznov Member

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    I give up, not even the antivirus is making my game crash. God do I love it when my favorite games just stop being fluid after I change my computer. Has there really never been a problem where someone gets random 3-4 second freezes?
     
  7. complete_

    complete_ lamer

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    i only get that when i alt tab in and out, it must be something running in the background. list all the services and processes that you're running
     
  8. ViroMan

    ViroMan Black Hole (*sniff*) Bully

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    Well you could run a process monitor and have it watch both CPU and IO use for all processes(probably take up 2-10% of your CPU but hey, it works)... when you get your lag spike, switch to the log and check it out.
     
  9. Trickster

    Trickster Retired Developer

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    I used to get it, but I have absolutely no idea why or how I fixed it.
     
  10. w00kie

    w00kie Mustachioed Mexican

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    @reznov post a full list of installed software and exact hardware specs
     
  11. D.D.D. Destroyer

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    Mine turns out to be faulty wi-fi connection. The adapter decided to be a dick and I needed a cable.
     
  12. flasche

    flasche Member Staff Member Moderator

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    if its wireless search how you disable wireless zero/wireless auto configuration service on your windows version. it checks for hotspots each minute and thats what gives you this bad lag-spikes. use your adapters tools to connect instead ...
     
  13. Trickster

    Trickster Retired Developer

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    services.msc
     
  14. flasche

    flasche Member Staff Member Moderator

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    or use trickster instead of google :D

    edit:
    i just thought no answer to this would mean its not wifi ...
    ... i just couldnt recall the name at that point. at 1030am it might aswell have been from the phone in public transportation
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2012
  15. w00kie

    w00kie Mustachioed Mexican

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    w00kie bored, w00kie screenshot.
     
  16. Reznov

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    Sorry for posting into a old thread but i found the freeze reason.

    It says this in console everytime I freeze:

    Code:
    *** Tried to load a non-VTF file as a VTF file!
    Error reading texture header "materials/temp/2bf91d35.vtf
    Any idea?
     
  17. Trickster

    Trickster Retired Developer

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    Did you navigate to that folder and see if there's a file there? If so, try removing it, see if that helps.

    That's actually the folder where sprays are stored.
     
  18. ImSpartacus

    ImSpartacus nerf spec plz

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    Give up and reformat. It works every damn time and it temporarily speeds up your machine to boot.
     
  19. Reznov

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    Never and SSD, bitch. I will win this fight my way. Empires cant kill me.

    Also can I delete my temp folder? Like the data inside.
     
  20. Trickster

    Trickster Retired Developer

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    Back it up and try it.
     

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