Unfortunately, my new computer is freezing whenever I try installing games. I never usually play games, but since I have a new computer, I thought I'd try out its capabilities. I've tried two games so far, Half Life 2 and Unreal 3, and they both freeze (hang) during the install process somewhere. The whole computer is frozen I can't do anything except hit the reset button on my tower.
Most of the time when I restart after the hang, I get a BSOD. After rebooting again, everything works fine (unless I try installing again). I've tried everything: installing from the original CD, installing from a mounted ISO using daemon, and copying the files to the hard drive and installing. They all freeze during the installation.
I thought maybe it was Kaspersky. So one time I exited Kaspersky and immediately after the computer froze again, which is weird, because I've exited Kaspersky before without any problems. Also, I tried exited Kaspersky later and it was fine. So it doesn't happen every time.
Personally, I don't think there's anything wrong with the games or Kaspersky. There's some other problem, possibly hardware related. I'm running XP.
Now about the BSOD, the driver specified on the screen is "portcls.sys" After doing some research, this file has something to do with audio drivers, possibly the onboard one that comes with the motherboard. I don't know what to do about it.
Fortunately, you can see all my computer specs here
, if it reveals anything.