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Hi, I've come across a problem with my GPU and the Ati support site is down for maintenence.

Basically, I'm running dual flat screen monitors. I've got the latest 7.5 catalyst drivers installed. Whenever I try to open a game or full screen application, the application maximises, i can hear the sound of the intro, but the game then minimizes to desktop. I can't find out how to open the games properly and its very frustrating because I've got so many games to play. Some games work, but the majority dont. There seems to be conflict when I open the application, the other monitor (without the game on) flashes and attempts to resize itself while the game maximises on the opposite screen. Then it minimizes to desktop and I can't maximise it, it just keeps minimizing.

Can anybody help me? thanks
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Hi, I've come across a problem with my GPU and the Ati support site is down for maintenence.

Basically, I'm running dual flat screen monitors. I've got the latest 7.5 catalyst drivers installed. Whenever I try to open a game or full screen application, the application maximises, i can hear the sound of the intro, but the game then minimizes to desktop. I can't find out how to open the games properly and its very frustrating because I've got so many games to play. Some games work, but the majority dont. There seems to be conflict when I open the application, the other monitor (without the game on) flashes and attempts to resize itself while the game maximises on the opposite screen. Then it minimizes to desktop and I can't maximise it, it just keeps minimizing.

Can anybody help me? thanks
My guess is a resolution conflict, 19" and 17".
What res are they set at?
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1440x900 (gaming display) and 1280x1024
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1440x900 (gaming display) and 1280x1024

Hmm I'm not familiar with ATI dual monitor set up.
What are the different options, can you force the WS to 1280x1024.
So the only time the secondary monitor minimizes is during games?
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yes i can force the WS to 1280x1024 but it makes no difference.

The WS is the primary monitor that i play the games on, the application always minimizes when I open it. The seconday monitor never minimizes, just the WS.

Take Rainbow 6:Vegas for example. I firstly opened it (default settings) and when i went into video settings and changed the resolution to 1440x900, the game minimized and now wont maximize. I can see the intro logos and ubisoft logo but when it comes to the game menu it minimizes. I can still hear the sound. Some games are working fine though, HL2 and COD are fine. It just seems to be a case of whether or not the game fits to screen or not.
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my problem is solved.

A member told me to try ending xboxstat.exe, for my xbox 360 controller. it was giving me the problem. It was if i tried to full screen any window at a res other than my native desktop res, which some games start with 640x480 videos or menus.
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my problem is solved.

A member told me to try ending xboxstat.exe, for my xbox 360 controller. it was giving me the problem. It was if i tried to full screen any window at a res other than my native desktop res, which some games start with 640x480 videos or menus.

Sweet, Did you remember to rep the member
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sorry it was a member on the sapphire ati forums but you were the only one who helped me on overclock.net so for your friendliness and concern for a new member I'll give it to you.
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sorry it was a member on the sapphire ati forums but you were the only one who helped me on overclock.net so for your friendliness and concern for a new member I'll give it to you.
Well at least I'll know the answer for the future.
That's crazy the an Xbox exe was the culprit, just goes to show that you never know with computers.

Thanks and game on
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