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post #11 of 23
Damn that's a lot of garbage running! Go to the registry thread and remove some of the extra rubbish that loads, it will increase performance and may fix your problem (if it's a rogue program causing it)

Edit: I should have advised that you create a System Restore point before you go registry editing
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post #12 of 23
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system restore never works for me

wat garbage is there?

but i dont understand thy does it keep getting minimised to desktop as soon as a lunch a game
Edited by karan.t - 6/27/08 at 8:27am
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post #13 of 23
I have the same problem with my games now I start them and they minimize or just crash all together. Not to mention if they don't crash on load they crash within about 5 minutes.
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post #14 of 23
Stuff that doesn't need to run if you're gaming:
Epson (not sure what product, but gaming doesn't involve printing or scanning)
SoundMAX (speaker still work without it)
Intellipoint (mouse will still work without it)
SQL Server (unless your PC is a database host - in which case, I expect gaming to be rubbish!)
Java (it's an agent - Java will launch on demand without it)
ActiveSync (you won't be syncing whilst gaming)
Windows Live Messenger (better to have the resources when gaming)
Skype (again, you don't need it whilst gaming)

I don't know what RocketDock, Pocket Controller, or Hijack This actually are - I'm guessing you've installed the software, and can guess whether they need to run whilst gaming. The programs I've listed can be executed manually if you need to run them (when you're not gaming), but when gaming it's better to have less running to avoid any problems and unnecessary load on the CPU & RAM. Intellipoint may be an exception, I haven't used it for a few years
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post #15 of 23
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well to be honest i have run games before
with all the programs u see there and more
havent had a problem yet
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post #16 of 23
Yea windows likes to get full up with crap quick...

Nothing finer then the quick boot of a fresh windows XP or Vista install
Edited by PaRaDoX_883 - 6/27/08 at 9:01am
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ya thats wat i am thinking of doing
reinstall windows
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Hijack this is spyware removal. It's a standalone program. Have you tried uninstalling/reinstalling graphics drivers?
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post #19 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by karan.t View Post
any game i open (Spore CC Demo, BF2142, CoD4)

the first thing it does it minimise to desktop

some crash after opening the minimised game like CoD4 which then works after relaunching but need to keep opening the minimised a few times

Spore CC crashes totally

2142 works after opening the minimised window

in attachment is my DX log file

and below is a crash log for CoD4
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=RGC8BT66
You CANNOT run both F@H and Games at the same time. I had this exact same problem. It would simply minimize me out of WoW and AoEIII. Just close the Client before you play games.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CorporalAris View Post
You CANNOT run both F@H and Games at the same time. I had this exact same problem. It would simply minimize me out of WoW and AoEIII. Just close the Client before you play games.
lol

THANK YOU IT WORKS WITOUT F@H
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