my computer is giving me the shits, i'm ready to sell the goddam thing and buy a hp that comes in a box with a tech support number. at least it should bloody work. any suggestions greatly appreciated.. problem? it wont run 3dmark 2001 (wont even load 3dmark2001), and halflife crashes. i have installed 3dmark2001 numerous times fresh-off-the-web, and it is always the same problem. halflife also refuses to run, citing a bad surface extents error each time. i've reinstalled halflife numerous times off the original cd. is anyone able to suggest what the issue may be? specs:- duron 750mhz processor (@ 750mhz, 1.6V) alpha pal6035 hs/f unit w/ystech fan 128mb kingmax pc150 v1.0 sdram, cl=3, 133mhz asus a7v133 motherboard, bios 1005a ibm 20.5gb 7,200rpm hard drive sec master on promise ibm 40.5gb 5,400rpm hard drive prim master on promise pioneer 105s 16x slot-load atapi dvdrom prim master on 686b ricoh rw7060a cd-r ide sec master on 686b hercules 3d prophet II mx w/tv-out not o/c-ed mitsubishi 1772if 17" monitor 0.26dp smc 1270d nic w/wol macase k10 sunrise midtower case w/300w psu microsoft usb intellimouse w/intellieye microsoft internet pro keyboard w/usb hub the 40gb hard drive is a new addition, ive previously had the same problems when the 20.5gb was the only drive. this is neglecting my sound card issues, which i also can't pinpoint. system temps are currently 28deg case, 43deg not under load. bear in mind it's an a7v133 and idles at full load temperatures. operating system is microsoft windows 2000, sp2 with dx8a. running whql det 7.58, via 4in1 4.31 all bios settings are set to default, and have not been tweaked. i got frustrated with it today, convinced it was the video card. went down to umart, purchased a hercules 4000xt, a hercules kryo1-based agp card. installed the 7.26 reference drivers, this has not helped the issue at all.