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Problem playing full screen games

Discussion in 'Games' started by SgtMcNary, Jan 23, 2005.

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  1. SgtMcNary

    SgtMcNary Thread Starter

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    I am running Windows XP SP2 and every time I try and play a full screen game it plays for a few seconds then it kicks me out to the desk top. I used to be able to play these games and I have no idea what might have changed to cause this. I will say that I always have American Online running in the background as well as AIM, and Weather Bug. Any advice would be greatly appriciated.
     
  2. Kramer55

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    what are your system specs (specifically your vidoe card?)

    what games are you playing? (if they are old, a high resolution/ 32-color mode may not be supported)

    what is your desktop resolution?
     
  3. SgtMcNary

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    After turning off everything I had going one at a time I figured out that it was a program that I always have running 24/7 called Folding @ Home its basicaly like SETI @ Home but it works on folding Protein to help do research into curring desiesses (sp)
     
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