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Games keep minimizing

Discussion in 'Games' started by Chaplin, Dec 30, 2012.

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  1. Chaplin

    Chaplin Thread Starter

    Dec 30, 2012
    My specs: [Updated]
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    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 8155 Mb
    Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series, -1024 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 275210 MB;
    Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., H61MA-D2V
    Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled


    Last night I found my Halo 2 Vista(I have a controller adapter). It worked wonderfully! I played from 1am to 4am, -then went to sleep-

    I woke up at 1pm and went onto my computer, onto Halo 2 Vista, first 10 or so minutes went great, then the game just randomly minimized; I went back onto it

    After around 4 minimizes in 2 games (20 minutes) I went off multiplayer, and tried a campaign mission, I spent around 10 minutes and after the 2nd minimization I had, I exited the game.

    I then went onto Google and looked for a solution, though people had this for other games, and not just for one game. After I saw it might not just be for 1 particular game. I closed everything that wasen't system, and went onto League of Legends

    Half way through my game, after around 3 minimization, I changed my resolution( because I forgot to) to 1920 x 1200, my screen. But no difference, like, another 3 or 4 minimization, and then the game is over.


    I've talked to my two friends who are quite smart, one said it could be skype, but for both times me playing the game, skype wasn't open. I talked to my other friend and he asked was I running any bad processors? We both checked all of mine and they're all good.

    Not Skype
    Not my processors
    Not other programs running

    I also checked to see if it wasn't just my keyboard. I went onto Halo 2 Vista and disconnected my keyboard (I play with Xbox controller) but after 10 minutes, it minimized; I exited.

    Not my keyboard

    I've also tried Minecraft, in full screen. I went around 8-10 minutes before a flicker went, but it stayed in full screen. So this could mean it's now in all games.

    Guys and girls. I don't know what to do here. Nothing has been added to my computer from last night at 1am, to now, other than Halo 2 Vista and Games for Windows marketplace, and possibly a windows update But I don't see how this is affecting everything?

    I've done scans with Norton 360, Malware Btyes, found nothing. Does anyone know the fix?

    I'll supply with more required info if needed. Thank you.

    [UPDATES] Any updates I will post below. I will also update this area when the problem is solved c:

    -Screen saver has, and was before, set to none
  2. Chaplin

    Chaplin Thread Starter

    Dec 30, 2012
    Patience is thin.
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