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Old 03-02-2009, 10:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright fellas, this one finally bothered me enough to come for advice.

While Playing games (mostly Fallout3) if I Alt-Tab out of full screen, the game won't resume, going back to it makes a window flash, but then the top fo the window, the menu bar, is about half way up on my screen, and no game is seen, however sometimes is heard.

I have to CTRL ALT DEL and close Fallout3 (and other games) and then re-start them to contenue playing...

It seems it started when I upgraded to my i7 and stuff.. but yea.. not sure.

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Old 03-02-2009, 10:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sure your video card can handle it? Drivers all installed properly? All windows updates downloaded? Are you using the latest patch for the game?

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Old 03-03-2009, 12:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have had similar issues while using the ALT+TAB method. When you are switching sessions using this way, it's like you're stuck in-between somewhere that exist between your game and your other session that appears in queue while using ALT+TAB.

What happens if you ALT+TAB your way back? Usually this doesn't work for me when I have this issue. I'm thinking you are running the game on a way different resolution than your regular monitor is set as when you don't play the game.

I run my full screen game (WoW) on a way lower resolution than what my monitor is set as, simply because my video card suck and this is the only way I'll survive in full screen.
What I do when this happens, is that I ALT+TAB my way out of the game. Before I go back, I press the Windows button + D which leads me directly into my desktop. Usually this 'cleans up' stickiness between sessions and I can just click back into the game from my task bar without having to end the session by force.
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I've often have this same issue. I've always thought it to be - WINDOWS / 2GIGS of Ram <- In a new game I'm at about 75% or so.

I doubt it's my video card = HD 4850 X2. I've got a OPTY 180 @ 3.0Ghz.
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Could be the OS moving things from the ram to the hard drive and having to move it back... Guess it just depends on the system... I have them hiccups once in awhile...
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