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Graphics Problem!! Screen cycles through colours when launching full screen programs.

Q: Graphics Problem!! Screen cycles through colours when launching full screen programs.


Last week I had to replace a corrupt HDD on my R730 Samsung Laptop's HDD.
After reinstalling windows 7 I installed the drivers for my hardware according to the Samsung website.

Since this happened, 80% of the time when I launch a program that enters full screen mode, i.e. games (and also sometimes when alt+tabbing out of these applications), the display goes solid black and then begins to cycle through solid colours.

The only thing I can imagine would be causing the problem to occur is when opening the programs the screen resolution changes and somehow causes an error due to the drivers.

The graphics card is an Intel(R) HD Graphics.
The video BIOS is 1994.0
Current Graphics mode is 1600 by 900.

I'd really appreciate any useful comments on this problem as it has become quite tedious. If you need any more information please let me know what it is and the best way to obtain it.

Thanks in advance

A: Graphics Problem!! Screen cycles through colours when launching full screen programs.

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Hello all,

I've been having a very annoying problem for quite a while now. When I play games or use any sort of full screen program, it refuse to stay in full screen and flickers to the desktop after a 10-30 minute period...I'm aware this is probably another program trying to take control, but I can't seem to pin it down. I've tried disabling startup programs through task manager and I've also tried ending background process, with no success.

Can someone please advise how to troubleshoot this issue, or let me know an easier way to find out what is going on...

Any help will be greatly appreciated!


A:Full screen programs (games etc) will not stay full screen

Can anyone suggest anything?

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Hello all,

I've been having a very annoying problem for quite a while now. When I play games or use any sort of full screen program, it refuse to stay in full screen and flickers to the desktop after a 10-30 minute period...I'm aware this is probably another program trying to take control, but I can't seem to pin it down. I've tried disabling startup programs through task manager and I've also tried ending background process, with no success.

Can someone please advise how to troubleshoot this issue, or let me know an easier way to find out what is going on...

Any help will be greatly appreciated!


A:Full screen programs (games etc) will not stay full screen

Are your drivers for your GPU and motherboard updated? Are you overclocking? What are your temps? Please list your full system specs

System Spec - Fill In Your EightForums System Spec

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Hello to all. I'm running Win XP Pro and I just recently started having some display problems with a few programs. I haven't added any new hardware or software recently. My problem is this. Some of my games and other programs have an option to go to the full screen mode. However, every time I attempt to do so with any of these programs, Windows XP immediately shuts down and my computer reboots. I can use all of these programs in the windowed mode with no problem. I thought that maybe my DirectX needed updating so I did so. That didn't fix anything at all. I've run diagnostics on my video hardware and DirectX and it tests fine. Does anyone here have any ideas as to what the problem with the full screen mode might be? Any advice and help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers.

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Hey all,

I'm having this wierd problem with 2 games now, America's Army, and the new Battlefield1942 demo. I'm on a 64meg Radeon8500. When I launch the game I get this wierd screen thats blueish, and really 'snowy' and flickery, kind of like what you get when you try to watch channels on your TV you don't get, or try to watch cable TV channels without the cable plugged in, or when a movies credits are done and its running blank tape. I cant navigate/see the interface at all.

I took a screenshots to show to my friend with Printscreenbut when I copy the screenshot into paint, the screenshot shows the interface as it should be perfectly fine. I was using the 6098 drivers when this happened. So I upgraded to the 6018s and and 6118s and its still happening.

Another wierd thing is it doesn't happen to America's Army when I run it in windowed mode. Battlefield1942 won't go windowed.

So does anyone know what the heck is up and how I fix it? I'd be extremely grateful. Even if they both could run in windowed mode I still would like to fix the problem. Thanks in advance.


A:Wierd Graphics Problem when I run games in full screen mode. Please help.

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I have a HP Pavilion dv9310us running Windows Vista 32-bit, SP2 with 2G of RAM. It has been running slower and slower and is now taking appx 10-15 seconds to launch Internet Explorer. It then takes another 10-12 seconds to display the webpage. It will flash a black screen for a few seconds when launching any program, and then the program comes up.

Here are the log files you requested. I appreciate any help you can give me.

Thank you......Bubblz

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:11:33 AM, on 7/9/2012
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16446)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\HP Connections\6811507\Program\HP Connections.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG Secure Search\vprot.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AVG Secure Search\ScriptHelperInstaller\11.1.0\ScriptHelper.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_11_2_202_235_ActiveX... Read more

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hi everyone

got a weird one here

After I switch off the computer, the monitor remains on and cycles through a number of colours. The monitor will not turn off and random colours appear on the screen (full screen) Literally every few seconds a different colour will show on the screen, even though the computer is switched off. The computer is off when this happens so I know this must be related to the monitor. The power button on the monitor wont work and I have to unplug it. This has only just started happening and I'm not sure why this has started as I have changed no monitor options to my knowledge. It seems to be some sort of screen saver/power saving thing....but I dont know. Any help would be greatly appreciated,



A:Solved: Monitor doesnt switch off & cycles thru colours

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Hi all,
Been having a few computer troubles, last couple of days. Up until now, I have never had a computer crash since building my machine. Occasionally I've had to force-quit a program, but never random crashes.

I've had 6 in the last day or so, though. And none of them have happened with a BSoD. The last one to happen was while watching a movie. I Ctrl+Alt+Del'd and it got stuck showing a message "preparing security options..." with the time-circle(?), but never progressed past that point.

They all seem to happen at random, regardless of what I do. When playing full-screen games, watching full-screen movies, or even just sitting idling. I've tried updating my MOBO BiOS, my gfx driver, tried taking out and setting the RAM again, and even ran a full-system scan with both anti-virus and with CCleaner.

I'm afraid I'm not sure what I should do.

I tried to upload the files from the SF_Diagnostic_Tool, but got a message saying I didn't have the correct Security Token?

If there's any other information that you require of me, please don't hesitate to ask.

A:Computer crashes randomly; full-screen games, full screen movies

Put the files on Dropbox or Skydrive and post a link here. Will have a look

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For some reason whenever I double click certain programs, such as fable, a full screen game, I get a small loading symbol, then nothing. It stops as though nothing happened.
I have run, McAfee, AVG free, Malwarebytes, ComboFix, and am currently running ad-aware. If Ad-Aware doesnt work then I will also run Ad-Watch wich I have downloaded.
Movies play fine in full screen, it just seems to be a few games so far, but it is becoming quite a hassle. I have also tried simply openiong the game from the cd, to no avail. Fable opens up a small window asking if i want to uninstall or play etc. Once play is clicked, same problem. With the sims and morrowind, i get nothing. A simple little loading symbol for a split second, then nothing.
I have restarted, as required by ComboFix, nothing, and I am sure reinstalling wont work as I installed Morrowind after this problem started.

I'm at quite a loss. Any help at all should be rewarded with a huge slice of cake! I would if I could.

A:Why won't full screen programs load?

Hi nokayin. . .

Welcome to the Tech Support Forum - Vista Support!

My first thought here from the software end would be an incompatibility with Vista. I suggest that you check these areas for further information if you have not already done so yet:

? The Event Viewer -
START | type eventvwr into the Start Search box | right-click on eventvwr.exe that appears up top | select Run as Administrator | view the various logs starting with the Administrative logs.

? Problem Reports and Solutions:
START | type wercon.exe into the Start Search box | right-click on wercon.exe that appears up top | select Run as Administrator | view "See Problems to Check'.

? Reliability and Performance Moniter:
START | type perfmon into the Start Search box | right-click on perfmon that appears up top | select Run as Administrator | view both the Performance Moniter and the Reliability Moniter.

The second one especially would list incompatibility, if an issue.

Good Luck to you.. .


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This link should let you know what i am getting an issue with. Please help me out by giving me some tips to try correct this. Bare in mind that i have not ever had this issue before, just recently i was playing in full screen without a problem but now i cannot seem to get it to pop back.

sorry not sure on how to make the video appear in here.

A:Screen Problem, when entering full screen.

Fixed the video lol.

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Hey there community, I apologise for the need for help and the fact I'm a new member but I hope you are able to help me

My computer has been running perfectly fine for the two years I've had it (Dell XPS 420). The other day as I was watching a film on it, it suddenly blue-screened and restarted straight away followed by the boot up sequence being joined by a range of strange colours appearing all over the screen. I can only describe the colours at the boot-up as; similar to red tetris blocks all over the screen followed by lines of grey and dotted greys horizontal and vertically along the screen.

I am able to see what's going on in the background when these colours appear but it usually doesn't reach the Vista login stage. Presently, I'm using the computer and it's working fine, however, it has already gone a strange colour this morning whilst I was using it and a forced shutdown was then again followed by the strange colours.

I'd appreciate any input you may have that could help me solve this problem


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3325 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 595061 MB, Free - 292670 MB; D: Total - 15359 MB, Free - 10889 MB; I: Total - 1430796 MB, Free - 1159040 MB;
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A:Windows Vista problem - random colours appearing before boot up + blue screen

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Hi all,

I have really bad lag when running any application that requires full screen mode. I've got the latest AMD drivers that supports my GFX card (Asus Radeon 4850). I used to have a Nvidia card and I would just change one of the settings to get rid of the lag. I changed the Graphics card and reformatted the computer so it shouldn't be a driver issue. I have Service Pack 1 and all the updates for Windows installed.

The lag is unbearable for games, so I can't play any games that require full screen, no issues when it's run in windowed mode. I've used FPS monitors while running games (Fraps and MSI afterburner) and the frame rates readings are normal (above 60 always) but it always looks like 20-ish no matter which game I play.

For videos there's always some kind of problem. Used various media players, and different browsers for flash videos but sometime the video skips to the end very quickly, or won't continue playing and halts immediately somewhere along the way.

Used MSI Kombustor to stress out the GPU, and it maxes at 70? at 100% load. Directx 10 stress test seems to be blurry, every other test seems fine to run but would have the lag from being in full screen.

I searched online for possible solutions but couldn't find anything so far. Please help.

A:Graphics lag/low FPS in full screen mode. Games and Video.

hi, what applications are you running?

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Hi: I just recently got a Compaq Presario CQ57-339wm Laptop PC.It has Win 7 HP 64bit installed.I've upgraded the memory to 8gb.Intel Celeron B800 1.5gb CPUIntel HD Graphics.And it has the New HM65 Chipset. My question is this. While I know it will not run High End Games. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to get "FULL SCREEN GRAPHICS" when playing Simple Games like Empire Earth, Dungeon Lords, Solitaire, Chess, Build a Lot, etc? On a laptop with Intel Graphics awhile back I could go into the Graphics Ctrl Panel and select the Stretch to Screen Size option and it would give me Full Screen Graphics.BUT!!!When I go into the Graphics Ctrl panel now I see NO such option.What gives?I don't expect it to run High end graphics but for crying out loud I should at least be able to enjoy a Full screen Size of 1366x768 instead of aspect ratio graphics. Any help I'd be grateful...

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A:How do I get Full Screen Graphics in Games on and Intel Grap...

Hi again: Since I hadn't got a respnse to my question, I thought I better go and fend for myself.So I went on a Bing Search to find a solution to my Problem And I did....  It's real simple So i thought for those who maybe having the same problem I'd list my Solutrion that I found so here you are.             Intel Full Screen Gaming Fix.To Fix Intel Scaling Glitch.#1. Right Click on Desktop & Choose Screen Resolution.   And Change resolution to 1024x768.#2. Goto Ctrl Panel Click on Intel Graphics & Media. Scaling Option will now be avalible, Select Stretch to Full Screen and Save.#3. Again Right Click on Desktop. And change your Resolution back to Native Resolution, Click on Accept... Now you should be set for Full screen Graphics in Games.

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I just got a new widescreen monitor for my computer. The problem is I can't get Media Center to switch from full screen to widescreen. I go to settings configure TV or monitor. After clicking on that it asks me to watch a video when I click the watch video button it crashes and comes up with this error message.

Stopped working

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
Problem Signature 01: ehshell.exe
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.1000.18273
Problem Signature 03: 486c6907
Problem Signature 04: Microsoft.MediaCenter.UI
Problem Signature 05: 6.0.6000.0
Problem Signature 06: 4b16184a
Problem Signature 07: 1078
Problem Signature 08: 185
OS Version: 6.0.6002.
Locale ID: 1033

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Hey everyone, I'm having issues with opening some programs into full-screen mode, these programs include; Warcraft 3, Znesw (Emulator) and also Dosbox.

Here is the problem -

What basically happens is, when I open any of these programs they open, but when I try to engage them into full-screen mode they make then screen black for a second or two and then they are pretty much minimized.
When I try to restore them from being minimized, it once again goes black and minimizes the program.

What I have tried:
-Running a virus scan
-Restarting PC
-Running as administrator, Windows Xp, Vista, etc.

Thank you for your time.

PC Specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
8GB Ram
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz 3.10Ghz

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Hi all.I run win 7 sp1 on dell inspiron 1520.Wenn i open some programs or games, there are two black parts at the right and the left of the screen.I have also uptated all my drivers using widows update and also drivers genius professional.wenn i was running xp, there wasn t this are the screen shots.Thakns !

A:There is no full screen while running some programs or games.

Hi mj2000 -Just right click on a vacant area of the screen and on my Toshiba laptop I click on Resolution, then lift the bar to the highest setting =xxxx X xxx (Reccomended) -Yours may not be exactly the same (depends on screen size etc), but just use this function to check if you are at your best Resolution setting -Regards - EDIT - Quote from reviewers -the laptop's 15.4-inch wide-screen display can be configured with a sharp 1,440x900 or even sharper 1,920x1,200 native resolution -See which one suits yours better -

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Hello. Every ten to fifteen minutes, whether I be watching a full-screen video from YouTube or playing a video game, my window gets minimized back to the desktop. I've been experiencing this problem for a few months now. I've tried searching to see if anyone else has had similar problems, but none of the solutions I've found (uninstalling AVG, no screen saver) have done anything for me. I took a screenshot of the processes running in my task manager, and I was hoping if someone would indicate to me if any of them could be interfering. If there's a solution to this, process-related or otherwise, I'd appreciate the help.

A:Full-screen programs minimize every 10-15 minutes

Check your screensaver settings. Disable it when watching a video or playing a game.

If using Windows Media Player, click Tools > Options... > uncheck Allow screen saver during playback.

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Hi all.

I run win 7 sp1 on dell inspiron 1520.

Wenn i open some programs or games, there are two black parts at the right and the left of the screen.

I have also uptated all my drivers using widows update and also drivers genius professional.

wenn i was running xp, there wasn t this problem.

here are the screen shots.

Thakns !

A:There is no full screen while running some programs or games.

There may be a setting in your video drivers to allow a lower resolution to stretch to fill the whole screen.

As a side note, I don't trust third-party apps to handle my drivers updates...not when they are simple to do yourself, to make sure they are installed properly.

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I am running a program but i cant see the whole thing. It's large and goes off of my screen. Are there any programs that will let me run this program in full screen so that i can see the whole thing? There is no maximize option in this program and alt+enter doesn't work. Can someone help me out?

A:Are there any programs to make a program full screen?

It sounds like you have a video card driver problem to me. Update your video driver.

What program are you trying to run full screen and what video card do you have?

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I just had a question about why is it that when I enter a program into full screen it closes all my running programs (skype, messenger, windows media player, ect) out of the blue.

pchooklaunch32 and 64

This just recently started happening

Anyone know why?

A:Full screen is killing all running programs

Hello FishnFurNubs,

What application are you running in full screen mode when this happens?
Does it happen with all full-screen applications?

Also please try to boot your machine into Safemode (Press F8 during startup) and see if the problem persists there aswell. Let us know as much information as you can!

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I know people have trouble with this, and I dodn't know where to post, so i did here.
Like many others, vista makes me mad.

I run a lot of dos programs that require fullscreen, but windows doesn't support it!

So after much experimenting, I found that running Windows in Safe Mode lets you run fullscreen dos apps.
Tell me if this is the wrong section!

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When i switch in full screen mode programs like Firefox, for example, the taskbar is hiding, but when i switch in full screen mode programs like MS Word or Open Office the taskbar is not hiding. Any idea why this is happening?

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Recently, I've been noticing my computer being slower than usual. Then, a weird pop up shows up. It doesnt show up on my screen, but instead, a blue box appears in the little box in the lower right part of the screen (i forget what theyre called... hehe). This goes away in a matter of seconds so I cant ever see whats going on. It interrupts programs that use the entire screen (aka videogames). Then, about a half hour ago, my mouse stopped working. Its wireless so I put new batteries in, and still nothing. Then I plugged a wired mouse in, and still nothing. I had to get here using just my keyboard =X So I'm pretty sure I have a virus of some sort.Does anyone know what's going on or how to get rid of this???? Thanks in advance!!!!!Sorry, I had forgotten. Here's the HiJack log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:50:42 PM, on 8/22/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:WINDOWSSystem32smss.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32winlogon.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32services.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32lsass.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32Ati2evxx.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exeC:WINDOWSSystem32svchost.exeC:Program FilesVerizonVerizon Internet Security SuiteFws.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32spoolsv.exeC:Program FilesStardockObject DesktopThemeManagerwbload.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32Ati2evxx.exeC:WINDOWSExplorer.EXEC:Program FilesiTunesiTunesHelper.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32rundll32.exeC:Program FileseFax Messenger 4.3... Read more

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Hello Patojo007Welcome to BleepingComputer ========================Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)

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The only way for me to maximize them is to go to the taskmanager and double click the program or click 'switch to'. This get's a bit annoying and sucks that I can't just alt tab back to it. The thing is, when I'm in task manager, the program is noted as "Not Responding." If it's not responding, how am I still able to maximize it through the task manager? Any ideas?

And another symptom I have is that some windowed programs (e.g., league of legends client(champion select screen)) keep on automatically refreshing themselves. Like for instance, when I'm typing in the league client, it would start rapidly refreshing or changing priorities or something, such that I can't even type a few words without having to click back to the program in the taskbar. I've tried malware scans with malwarebytes antimalware, as well as windows security essential. A few trojans and malwares came up, but none of them fixed my issue.

Sorry if this is hard to understand, it's quite difficult for me to explain. I might make a video showing my issue if you guys can't help me with a solution based off of the above.


A:Full Screen programs / games won't maximize after being minimized.

bump . *not sure if there are rules against bumping on this forum. if so, please inform me, even if you don't have a solution.

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The only way for me to maximize them is to go to the taskmanager and double click the program or click 'switch to'. This get's a bit annoying and sucks that I can't just alt tab back to it. The thing is, when I'm in task manager, the program is noted as "Not Responding." If it's not responding, how am I still able to maximize it through the task manager? Any ideas?

And another symptom I have is that some windowed programs (e.g., league of legends client(champion select screen)) keep on automatically refreshing themselves. Like for instance, when I'm typing in the league client, it would start rapidly refreshing or changing priorities or something, such that I can't even type a few words without having to click back to the program in the taskbar. I've tried malware scans with malwarebytes antimalware, as well as windows security essential. A few trojans and malwares came up, but none of them fixed my issue.

Sorry if this is hard to understand, it's quite difficult for me to explain. I might make a video showing my issue if you guys can't help me with a solution based off of the above.


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I run on non-aero windows, and i noticed if something pop-up, or i use overwolf, it lags, 100 fps went to 10, but when the pop-up disappears, it doesn't lag anymore, Aero windows does not have this pop-up lag, how can i fix it?
Also i don't wanna go back to aero, becouse it lags my computer, and the games too

A:Pop ups lags the full screen and minimize programs/games

Bumping, really need some help!

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Hi, I bought a new laptop and it has a problem i discovered. I cannot return the laptop as it already past the returning date (30days). The problem is discovered last week after i installed lots of games.

My laptop crashes at full screen mode on any games i installed. At first I blamed the game, but after installing lots of games and tried every single one of them (age of empires3, medieval2tw, COD, black and white 2, red alert3, etc.). After this, I also tried to use some 3d programs like the ones built with the latest Nvidia SDK with Direct3d 11 and still crashes. The crash (to be specific) is almost a crash to desktop (CTD) BUT, weirdly, it loads itself back and then loops again more like alt+tabing when ur in game(it's not sticky keys). However, the 3d programs like the one in NVIDIA doesn't ''alt+tabs'', it's a complete crash and the windows will then try to resolve it (which fails). It's a bit powerful laptop and here are my specs:
Windows 7 Home Prem 64bit
Core 2 duo t6600 2.20ghz
4gb ram ddr3
1gb Nvidia Geforce gt 240m
Supported by PhysX but Games requires DirectX so I installed it. Would it clash? I dont think so, coz you can turn off the physX gpu. and i tried that.
1tb HDD
Now, the things that I have tried are:
Update/install my video card driver, chipset and was going to update my BIOS (which is the latest so that's why i did not).
Installed the directX 11 (SDK), and even tried the Direct x 9.0c.
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A:3d games/programs crashes at full screen in a powerful laptop

make sure all vents and fan intakes are not blocked, download and run HWMonitor and run a game and tell use all the min and max temps

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hi, the latest post on this was in 2012. has anyone found a way to always open a .txt file, wherever it is located, in full screen? and not by means of creating a shortcut to that particular .txt i can't be creating a shortcut each, all over the pc for every .txt i'll be opening man

how can i get notepad to open the full page

the last post- how do i do this in Win7? i don't get to adjust file types under folder options. and program associations are in control panel>programs, but i don't see any place in folder options leading to ->

Advanced > open > Edit and replace the "application used to perform action" box with:-
cmd.exe /c start /max C:\Windows\notepad.exe %1

also read

how do i make my notepad docs open in full screen rather than half

anyone know of a permanent solution like instructions on how to hack this in the registry? btw my other pc is running win10 and this shyt is still happening on it.

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Hi,Running Windows 7 RTM x64 on both my PC at home and my workstation at work.My PC at home has a square monitor and my work PC has a widescreen monitor.I used webapps (citrix) from home to get into work environment then remoted to my workstation.Since doing that, when I am physically at the workstation (at work), I can no longer remote desktop to servers in full screen mode.  Instead, it does a smaller window with "full screen settings".  Basically the full screen remote desktop is about 3/4 size of the monitor, not 100%.Any help appreciated.-thanks

A:Remote desktop full screen mode not going full screen

Hi,-Start "Remote Desktop Connection".-Click on "Options".-Click on the "Display" tab.-On "Display configuation" settings, you can change the "Remote Desktop Connection" display by moving the slider from "Small to Large".-By moving the "Slider" all the way to large, the display settings will automatically set to "Full Screen".Thanks

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Hi guys, sorry if this is the wrong section - I couldn't find a dedicated video section. Anyway:

Firstly, I'm running a bug free and competent AMD Phenom II x6 machine with an ATI 6870 and 8 gigs of ram. Hard drives have plenty of space and there aren't any hardware faults. Everything tends to run fine.

Since I installed Silverlight to use LoveFilm streaming, though, fullscreen viewing inexplicably stutters!

Solutions tried:Reinstall GPU driver (cleaning it with driver sweeper, CC cleaner etc)
Reinstall Silverlight
Uninstall windows update that installed original silverlight
Reinstalled it again
Turned off any custom video settings in the ATI Catalyst
Tried using IE, FireFox (currently use chrome)
Tried increasing amount of space Silverlight can use
Tried turning hardware acceleration on in the Silverlight options

I can't think of anything else. It doesn't matter if the film or TV show is HD or SD, full screen will stutter. My native resolution is 1920x1080, as per, and my refresh rate is 60hz. No clashes there.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Note I've tried Silverlight 4 and 5, both cause the same problem.

A:Silverlight stuttering in full screen (only full screen)

Does this do this with any streaming video requiring silverlight at any other websites?

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Hi, I would like to know on how to full screen a game? I play Specialforce/Soldierfront and Crossfire. When I go to the game its not full screen.. Theres a blank/black space on the left and right.. but in the bottom and the top its full screen. Can you teach me on how to full screen on VGA? thanks..Because I can't use DVI and Nvidia Scaling it.. I will stick to the VGA.. Can anyone help me? Please help me.

A:How can I full screen a game on VGA -> Can I full screen it with settings?

Resolution/aspect ratio

Sounds to me that ether you need to change the resolution in the game or your aspect ratio to match your monitors.

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Full screen game will full screen when I use Vista and XP. When I use Seven, the side will become dark.

Like this:

But when I use fraps to take screenshot, it appears to be full screen image. So, i have to draw it out. Any idea?

Information: Nvidia Geforce 9300M GS
Dell Inspiron 1427, Intel Core2Duo T6600
Windows Se7en Ultimate build 7600

A:Full Screen Games no full screen on Windows Seven

Ok what is going on here is your screen is set to a smaller size in game then in windows.
If you check your windows settings you will see something like 1440x900 then look at the setting in game it may end up being 800x600. See the difference.
Also what game are you trying to play, I know that most steam games you need to enable the widescreen support in game then you can change the resolution to the correct size for your screen.

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I Have a parker bell pc on switching on this morning, everything was in working order and then the screen went fuzzy with colours jumping all over the screen and froze, i switched it off and started again, same thing occured.
Started a computer repair, and have a message saying (windows cannot repair this computer automatically....Tried to do a boot by pressing F8 and on the screen it shows boot menu removable, hard disk,cd rom and something else that i cant make out, i thought when F8 was pressed it gave u an option to go into a safe mode !!!!!, Please can someone help me with these problems thanx.

A:Screen colours

start-run msconfig click on the boot.ini tab and under boot options and select /safeboot.
F5 maybe

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ok...for almost a week,my vista laptop's acting weird!!! 1 minute its fine then the next sec ,the screen is filled with colourful lines (which are fast moving) and

then after sometime ,it goes blank or else i switch it off!But sometimes,if i restart it also,the screen goes strange and gets divided into parts. It's like somone

multiplied the screen into 10!! I might be doing something random at the time-surfing net,checking mail,listening to songs!! i didnt add any new software

recently .. every day i'm running my AVG antivirus and it comes out clean...i tried system no effect!!

helpppppppppppp HELPPPPP appreciated


I would start by reinstalling your video driver
What is the make and model of the laptop?

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Hi everybody!!!!
I have problems with the screen of my laptop.
Suddenly the dark colours became screen.
How can I deal with that?
Any ideas?

Thanks in advance

A:Problems with the screen colours

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Hi,Problem: Colour red, showing as Black.My screen was working fine, until I replaced the Male to M SVGA VGA to a longer one, then the screen resolution went funny like really zoomed in, so i changed it back to the old one, and now it's kinda lost it's colour. I know it's not the monitor or connections because we've tested on another computer.I think it's just down to the computer graphics card. So could anyone please give me some advice on what the problem could be. I dont think a wire could affect the screen outcome.Ive uninstalled and reinstalled new drivers, and once the nvidia driver was uninstalled and i restarted the pc, the screen colour was still showing as greeny. The startup words which are normally white, show up as greenish. If you want pictures ask me and ill camera some.Thanks.Below is suppost to be a white background, but its displayed as greenish:

A:Funny screen colours!!

I would plug in my old cable and see if it goes back to normal. Try going to a older restore point, one before you starting changing things. Try this; right click on desktop and select personalize at the bottom of drop down. Look to the bottom of the screen and desktop back ground and pick a color.
Have you installed or updated any thing around the time of this problem?

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Namely blue (in numerous lovely but irritating shades), lime green and neon pink, all of which are garishly flamboyant but irksome. The mouse is still normal colours and what-not. I know this 'cos the working one is a novelty dinosaur of XP default stock, and he is of regular palour. Help, someone! I'm on XP by the way. The login-screen is similarly distressed.


A:My screen is all the colours it shouldn't be,

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I just installed a newer video card, and now my screen is constantly changing from how it should be to a yellowish tint, and then back to regular again. It's driving me up the wall. How do I remedy this?

The monitor is plugged in securely.

A:Screen changing colours!

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When you install Windows 8 there is a time when the new files are being loaded when the whole screen background changes gradually throughout the whole Windows 8 colour spectrum. This can be demonstrated if you run the Clock App "Illuminating Clock" I like this a lot and would like to be able to make the start screen colours change automatically the same way - can this be done?

Is there a way to make an app like "Illuminating Clock" appear as a screen saver and to go back into the background at t a touch of a key or mouse?

A:Start Screen Colours

You might want to check out "Decor8".

Decor8 - Personalize the Windows? 8 Start screen with Decor8?!

With this program you can edit your Start. The first 30 days are free, so you can try it before you buy it.

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Since thursday of last week, I have being having a perculiar problem:
I was just using my computer and playing on a online game and the computer froze and the screen turned Red. I could not do anything on it and had to reboot it. I thought this was odd, but just continued doing what I was doing. An hour or so later it happened again.

Since then it has happened countless times and my computer cannot even stay on for half an hour without this happeneing and im forced to reboot.

I was thinking it was my video card (I have a Nvidia GeForce 8600), but I only bought this four months or so ago and would it really burn out so fast?

I have virus scanned it and have removed EVERYTHING that is suspicious (I have a trojan Win32 downloader variant (Dont know what that is)).

Does anyone have any suggestions what I should do about this problem because I am just about at the end of my patience with it.

Thanks alot

A:Screen turns colours

Do you have an onboard video card that you can switch to to see if the problem replicates? If you do - take the 8600 completely out and attempt to use just the onboard video for a bit, not necessarily for gaming though as it probably will bog you down any how.

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everytime i run any applications with full screen mode (eg. Frozen Throne , Dragonica Online) , it will jump back to the desktop automatically. I tried to press the application again , but it still jump back to desktop. I've tried to restart my computer and also re-install the clients , but it wont worked.

anyone can help?

A:Full Screen Problem

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Hi all, first post here and it's driving me nuts. I have a dell optiplex 360 and having trouble viewing some things on youtube or any sites full screen. It looks wide screen vs. full screen and I do not know how to change it. I tried updating all the drivers changing ATI setting with the Catalyst Control Center and just can not find an answer.

Below I have listed a few specs:

1. 1280x1024 (highest/recmmended)
2. Connection: DVI-DVI (it will not allow me to view with VGA for some reason).
3. OS: Windows 7 32 BIT
* I took screen shots but not sure where they are going, if anyone can please help me with this FULLSCREEN issue.

A:Full Screen Problem

when i switch the resolution to 1280x720 it does full screen, but the rest of the computer is condensed and it does not look right.

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In Internet Explorer 7, under TOOLS, is the option "FULL SCREEN". It has a check mark beside it but, when I click on it to turn it off, it immediately reverts to full screen. Using F11 does the same thing. I like this function but, also, I would like to be able to turn it off. Anybody have this problem or a solution ?

A:Ie7 Full Screen Problem

Here's a longshot idea, but it may work:Note: This procedure involves editing the Windows Registry. ALWAYS backup your registry before making any changes. You'll thank me when you're older! How to backup the Windows Registry:1. Click Start, and then click Run. 2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK. 3. On the File menu, click Export. 4. In the Save in box, select a location where you want to save the Registration Entries (.reg) file, type a file name in the File name box, and then click Save. Navigate to the following key:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MainSet the value of "FullScreen" to "no"exit the registry. Reboot.

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Something happened with my computer that I can't seem to get restored.
when I go to a page, say hotmail, the screen if full at the top, and I don't have any way to minimize or escape with the X
Have tried to go back to an earlier time, but nothing changes.

Not sure what to do.


A:Full screen problem

Can you post a picture for us to see of this problem?

I think it may be beacuse you need to press F11

That switches from full to windowed mode, not sure though without a screenshot of the problem...

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Not sure if this goes here, but here it goes:

Whenever I go on youtube or any other place that shows videos and I put it on Full Screen it stays there for about 20 sec, and then goes back to normal size. Is there anyway to fix this?

A:Full Screen problem

You could try downloading the newest version of Flash Player at

Another possibility is that your computer is not fast enough to draw these videos full-screen. It seems to require more computing power to draw Flash videos full-screen than embedded in a Web page.

To find your processor type and speed:
Right-click My Computer and click on Properties. On the right-hand side, near the middle of the column, you should see your processor type and speed listed (for XP and under). It will be near the middle of the page for Vista and Windows 7.

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when i run a game why cant i change it to full screen mode ??
where should i change the setting ???
anyone please help me out

A:Full screen problem

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hi, sorry if this an obvious one, here goes:

when i play mpeg clips in full-screen on my WMP10, the blue borders (with the progress bar) at the top and bottom sometimes disappear if i don't move my mouse, and reappear when i do, but recently they have been staying there, and not budging.

how do i get these borders to disappear when i'm viewing stuff?

hope someone can solve this.
cheers peeps!

A:full screen problem in WMP

What are your system specs (motherboard, processor, video card, power supply, RAM)?

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While watching vidio in full screen a blue screen pops up with a warning witch goes away to soon to read it . The only way to get it back is to shut down the power and restart has anyone seen this before Thanks

A:Full Screen Problem

In Windows XP, the default setting is for the computer to reboot automatically when a fatal error occurs. An alternative is to turn off the automatic reboot feature so you can actually see the error code/STOP Message (which is also known as the Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD)).

To change the recovery settings and Disable Automatic Rebooting, right-click on My Computer and select Properties > Advanced tab. Under "Startup and Recovery", click on the "Settings" button and go to "System failure". Make sure that "Write an event to the system log" is checked and that "Automatically restart" is unchecked. Click "OK" and reboot for the changes to take effect.

This will not cure your problem but instead of crashing and restarting you will get a blue diagnostic screen with information displayed that will allow you to better trace your problem. Next time your computer crashes copy down the entire error message (including all the numbers) and post it back here.

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Can some one out there please help me? Yesterday, I was deleting some of my old programmes to free up some space. Suddenly, I accidently clicked on remove 'ProSavageDDR' and the computer restarted. The moment it came back, it said 'Are you sure you want to delete ProSavageDDR?' and I clicked 'No', just to be safe. After that, when it resumed to my desktop, everyting had changed! The colour became 16-bit and the resolution became 640X480! I tried to change it back to normal (256-bit colour and 800X600 resolution) but the options weren't even available! I tried so many times and yet it doesn't work! I am running Windows 2000 NT, so can anybody out there please, please help me?

A:Colours and Screen Resolution CRASHED!!!

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Um, im not sure exactly where i should be posting this, so im just gunna post here and hopefully someone knows what i can do. When I try starting my notebook, [Asus A7J], a really wierd screen comes up, with a whole bunch of colours going from top to bottom, with black spaces between them... Sometimes after that it goes a pale gray colour.. then to a black screen, or sometimes it just turns to a light black, then to black [like its not even turned on, though i know it is because of the lights.] Does anyone have any idea what i can do?

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Okay, so let me start off by saying that this is not the same issue that most experience. I have searched and searched and found not really anything like this, similar, but not the same. Basically, very randomly, my desktop PC screen will just start rapidly flashing colours for about 30 seconds, then the computer shuts down. There is no pattern or consistency. Sometimes happens 3 times in 1 day, then not for a week. It is not a program that I use or anything that triggers it, well I don't think, because I basically only use the same couple programs all the time, and this crash is speratic. I posted a video on youtube so I could put a link here so you can actually see it happening (it's 17 seconds, took 13 to get the camera going I guess!) I hope someone can help because I'm out of ideas at this point and really don't want to have to reformat this freaking computer! I've had to do that way to many times with the old one, then we finally got this just just December of last year I believe. Please help!!!!! thanks - cheers - Josh

A:screen flashes colours then shuts down

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Everything was fine until i switched to another hdd just to check it. on that hdd the screen was screwed up, so i went to my older one because i was planning to have them both plugged in and use the second one for storage. When i went back to my old one the screen was exatly the same as on the other hdd, i tried screen resolution changing, system restore, cleartype, calibrating the colours but nothing changed. Runnin w7 on a gt220.

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If its the screen, where do I get a part number, and if its LCD etc

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I am considering purchasing a new laptop with Windows XP Home Edition however have no experience with this operating system as have had Windows 98 for years.
I use an essential marine navigation program which requires 256 colour screen which is easy to set with 98.
Is this possible with XP also and how is this done?

A:changing number of screen colours


You would right click on the Icon for that program and choose Properties and then Compatibility tab and choose to Run this Program in 256 Colors

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Hello tech,
It's easter, so I realise some helpers might be away and help might be a bit slow as well as answers from me until Tuesday, lol.

I got a problem, driving me up the wall for four days now.
I use a developer program to make executables (hobby of mine saves me going troppo) called Clarion, it works OK, I made a DOSable program with it, it works OK.

Once I could open to full size DOS screen by pressing the Alt+Enter keys and it would stay open until I was finished with it, then I could revert back to a small screen by pressing Alt+Enter keys again.

Now if I press Alt+Enter keys the DOS screen appears, but it stays open in full screen for a couple of seconds then automatically closes back to the usual small screen.

I have tried right clicking on the icon, properties, screen and putting a dot in the full size option, but this does not work.

I have scanned my PC for viruses etc but no joy there.
I have Dialup only, so don't ask me to do a Panda or Trend scan as they drop you if you no got broadband.

I'm using XP pro, 512meg ram, using a Gigabyte MB, and Nivida video card.
XP working OK-dokie, sound ok-dokie, video ok-dokie, screen to DOS wonkie.
OK what do I do now

A:I press Alt+Enter DOS screen.opens 2 full screen then go small in a couple of seconds

You can download PowerCmd and use CTRL+ENTER to test its full screen mode.

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I've tried updating the drivers, making sure nothing was overclocked, ram memtest and furmark. memtest found no errors, same with chkdsk and it didn't crash in furmark
my average temp of gpu is 31 degrees Celsius.

It plays sound for a few seconds afterward but then becomes unresponsive to the power button and keyboard so I have to turn the psu off.

Help would be greatly appreciated

and for some reason it keeps posting this in general discussion not bsod support

A:Black screen when watching videos full screen and exiting games

How old is your PSU? what brand is the PSU? the video card is Radeon? Have you tried to put the video card into a different PCIe slot? have you tried to do a "clean boot", with only MS programmes starting, as in diagnostic startup?

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When I play any flash videos in full mode on my second screen, there is empty space on the bottom and top of my screen. This started happening recently and I am not sure what caused it. If I move the video over to my primary screen, I can view the video in full mode with any white borders. I am including 2 images to show the difference. On my primary screen you see that the video takes advantage of my whole screen, while on the secondary screen, there is empty space on top and bottom. This just started happening recently and I am trying to figure out what is causing it. The resolution on my primary screen is 1600 x 900 and on secondary screen is 1440 x 900.

Primary Screen -
Secondary Screen -

A:Flash full screen leaving empty space on top and bottom of my screen

My first guess without knowing anything else is this is simply the graphic driver/card's way of dealing with the aspect ratio difference between the two monitors. It is possible this only started after a update to the flash player or graphics driver, I don't really see it as anything to be concerned about, and more than likely a great deal more trouble to solve than it's worth.

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Built my own computer, and for a while it ran fine, but now when I try to play League of Legends it will crash often. Sometimes the game freezes, and no method of input will change the screen until I hold down the power button. In this case my speakers emit a high pitched noise. Other times the screen will go black, and the computer will automatically restart. Other times I will get a blue screen with the error code 0x00007e. Please help this is getting very annoying!

I should note that it is not often that it crashes, sometimes it will happen twice in a short time, sometimes it will take days.

DMP files uploaded as per posting instructions, please inform me if you need anything more, thank you!

A:BSOD or black screen while playing League of Legends or Full Screen YT

BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_AuthenticAMD =
Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
Probably hardware. Clean out dust in the system, if you have overclocked stop and revert to original settings. The link contains the most probable solution to your problem. IF the problem cannot be fixed i suggest lowering the vcore a tad tad bit.
Here are stresstests to possibly help rule a few things out. : Stresstests:
Ram : RAM - Test with Memtest86+
General hardware: Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95 ( (Three pre-set configurations are available: Small FFTs and In-place FFTs, and Blend. Small and In-place modes primarily test the FPU and the caches of the CPU, whereas the Blend mode tests everything, including the memory.)
Graphics: Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark (Do the above Graphics test only with the latest drivers, and then Run it until the temperatures stop increasing; should be less then 10 minutes. If you don't see any crazy glitches or distortion on the screen, The test most likely passed. Take note if the Temperature gets too high, or you see Visual artifact - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia to stop the test.)
Good luck.

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I'm having a problem with BF2 where the game will crash with a
"BF2.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close."
error, right after the logo screen. The game doesn't enter full screen mode.

The first time I saw this error was when I was playing around with BattleRecorder (BF2's own recording engine), and I tried to launch a movie in BattleLauncher. This throws the error described above and I can't run BF2 again without getting the error until the computer is RESTARTED (no logoff and back on). I searched for a way to make Battlerecorder work and I gave up. But, the problem now seems to occur when Battlefield 2 is run for a second time. For example, if I turn on the computer, run BF2, play, close BF2, and try to play again without a restart, it crashes. I tried multiple things to fix this problem, and I eventually ended up downgrading my nvidia drivers to 84.21 (i was running 84.25 beta).

I THOUGHT this fixed the problem, but I must have only tried to open the game once when I went and downgraded the drivers, because it still happens. The only things I have installed recently are xfire, and I remember that that program threw me the error whenever I clicked somewhere inside the program to launch BF2 (xfire has a feature to launch bf2 for you so you can play with a friend). I suppose I should uninstall xfire... I'll try that now.

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A:Solved: Battlefield 2 crashes after splash screen (doesn't enter full screen mode)

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I got a problom that only happens with full screen games, the game I play are: Final Fantasy XI, Warcraft3, and Counterstrike.

In all the games, my PC randomly minimizes them.

its so bad for FFXI, cus I just come back, but for wc3 and CS, it really pisses me off, cus it happens in them middle of games and I lose because it most of the time.

It only minizes full screen stuff, it never does it anything like taht for windows. Im pretty sure its not a popup becasue i have 2 firewalls and I run spybot and Ad-aware EVERYDAY, and it happens even when im offline.

I have windows XP, cable modem, connected through a router.

Please help me out

A:Full screen games problem, HELP!

the only time that I know that happens (with me anyways) if that you are connected the internet with a 3rd party program, like Earthlink has an icon on the bottom left. If you have that, close that and retry

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Hi, My games will not run full screen like they do on XP. The game is for vista, but when i open it, it is smaller and it has a black border all around it. Nothing I do will work. It is in full screen mode and I tried running it on windows xp (service pack 2) But Nothing Works!! Please help, its driving me nuts!!!!! oh and my mothers does the same thing!!!!

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when i watch a video on windows 8 in full screen then the video starts to lag a lot..please help

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Yesterday I installed Stalker Shadow of Chernobyl.When i loaded the game i put Video settings to Low and Resolution 800x600.Then i clicked New game.Game loaded up.Every time i exit from bunker where you speak to the trader i cant see the sky i see trees.When i looked up i saw just trees and houses no sky.It was so ugly to play,when i putted window mod i saw the sky but its too dark to play.So i want to play in full screen but i cant
Can someone please help me!

A:Stalker Full screen problem

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I need help with firefox because i have being trying to see videos on full screen in web sites as you tube and the screen turns black. I will appreciate if someone give me some advices or teach me how to solve my problem. Thanks

A:Problem trying to see videos on full screen

Hi -

I had the same problem, re-install.
Saluti . . .



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I have a Samsung NP370R5E operating Windows 8.

I was recently hit by the windows update issue on 11th August and ended up having to do a full reset to factory settings. See: Windows 10: Microsoft update breaks computers and forces them to keep rebooting - News - Gadgets and Tech - The Independent

Since the reset I have had a permanently dim screen. I am unable to adjust the brightness via the keyboard, the side-bar tool or the power plan settings. That is, all are set to 100% brightness but the screen is too dim, and lowering any below 100% does not lower the screen brightness any further.

Because of the reset, my computer is awaiting many many 'important' windows updates. I intend to install most of these, but, because I am wary of another problem, I am installing them slowly with frequent system back-ups.

It's possible the solution to my problem is one of these updates, but I am unable to tell them apart. The vast majority are labelled either 'security update' or just 'update for windows 8' and offer no more information on what they're for.

I found another thread about a dim screen problem here: Laptop screen brightness won't adjust

Because this person's issue was caused by a driver update issue, I decided to install the latest Intel HD Graphics Driver for Windows 8 (, but this didn't help.

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i just installed sonic cd on my computer and i decided to play in full screen i turn full screen on and the screen whent black can some one help plz!

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My computer has a problem with crashing while playing a video in full screen. When it crashes the screen turns black while the speakers give out a buzzing noise. Everything is unresposive the only solution is to turn it off with the power button. It happens in any full screen video online or offline and even visualizations from windows media player and iTunes, but only in full screen. I don't think it's overheating either because sometimes it takes 30 mins to crash and other times it will crash immediately when put in full screen. *I've tried setting it back to factory settings thus reinstalling windows. *All the directx features are working with no reported problem there.*
I don't think it's a memory issue in the computer, as my specs are:
Windows 7 64-bit
Processor: intel core i5 3.20 GHz
Ram: 8 GB
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 220
Graphics card memory: 0.5 GB
Any other ideas?

A:Full screen videos crashing to black screen and buzzing

Quote: Originally Posted by qwerty5

My computer has a problem with crashing while playing a video in full screen. When it crashes the screen turns black while the speakers give out a buzzing noise. Everything is unresposive the only solution is to turn it off with the power button. It happens in any full screen video online or offline and even visualizations from windows media player and iTunes, but only in full screen. I don't think it's overheating either because sometimes it takes 30 mins to crash and other times it will crash immediately when put in full screen. *I've tried setting it back to factory settings thus reinstalling windows. *All the directx features are working with no reported problem there.*
I don't think it's a memory issue in the computer, as my specs are:
Windows 7 64-bit
Processor: intel core i5 3.20 GHz
Ram: 8 GB
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 220
Graphics card memory: 0.5 GB
Any other ideas?

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I've been trying to get my games running at full screen on my TV via HDMI, which does work - but I also want to be able to have an internet window, or Skype windows etc open on my laptop screen at the same time, to continue chatting/surfing etc. Whenever I activate full screen mode in-game, the laptop screen just shows my wallpaper, with no option of showing other windows. Is there a way to do this?

Laptop is a HP Pavilion DV6.

A:Laptop screen = desktop, TV through HDMI = full screen game?

this is generic, u'll have to 'tap out' the game to do this anyway, normally takes about 5-15 seconds to go back into full screen,

but the general setup issue with bill your monitor settings, check your display manager nvidia/ati

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Hi there,
I have a DOS program, once I could open the DOS screen up to full size to use it, by pressing Alt+ENTER keys, after I am finished using it, I press Alt+Enter again to revert to windows XP normal screen.

But, something has happened and now when I do it, the screen opens to full size, but, after a few seconds it automatically reverts back to the windows screen. It won't stay in the DOS screen.

I have Windows XP Pro running on a Gigabyte 2.8GB motherboard with 512 Meg of ram. My monitor is a Samsung SyncMaster 753s

I know there are utilities programs like DosBox out there that are designed to open a dos box, but I don't want to install it until my normal XP setup is working OK. Can someone help me please?

A:DOS box expands to full screen then reverts to small screen within seconds

hello& welcome to TSF,

now this is just for starters for trouble shooting

now what i need to do is go to your (device manager)

now once there you will want to select from the toolbar of the window(veiw) then a drop down menu / from it you will select (show all hidden devices)

now if you see any (red or yellow) quotation marks , make a note of what they

now go to the (event veiwer) this is thru the (administrator tools) in the control panel
here you will find 3 to 4 subcatagories

you will want to check each of them for this is where windows keeps track of all errors
now you will want to make notes of the errors that have been recorded ( you do not have to make notes of double entries just of the dates of their happenings & how many there is)
you will get more information on the errors if you (right) click them / then select properties

do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

if you have (Windows XP Home Ed. sp2 ) then the cd will have to be that / if you have a cd with (Windows XP Home Ed. )you will have to slipstream (SP2 ) onto a disk that you create

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

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When i connect my laptop to my HDMI tv and when i try to play any video on youtube or from hard drive the screen goes blank and i here only audio when video is played in fullscreen. This happens only for 1080p resolution. I have full hd tv and i tried other laptops that works fine. Please anybody have any solution to this problem?

A:Screen goes blank while playing videos full screen when conn...

Same problem on my HP Pavilion

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I either play Left 4 Dead or Prototype and my computer crashes with a blue screen when I make a swift mouse motion to the right. It doesn't happen all the time, some days I can play L4D for hours and it won't crash.

Some say the most common thing is Logitech Mouseware. I do have a Logitech mouse, Mx510 Performance Optical Mouse (Blue). I am running on Vista, I have visited the driver site for Logitech and found out that Vista does not require any driver for my mouse, and I never had on in the first place for this Dell XPS M1530. I just plug and use.

So ingame, it would happen when I make a sharp turn with the character to look in first person view to the other side or behind me, with lots of things happening at the same time, such as attacks or explosions, screams etc.

This is what I got as the only info that I could possibly even remember during the 10 seconds before reboot during the blue screen.

0x0000000E(something like that)

Then when my computer started up completely, it showed this:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6002.
Locale ID: 4105

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: a
BCP1: 0000099E0000007E
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000001
BCP4: FFFFF80001C7B443
OS Version: 6_0_6002
Service Pack: 2_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
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A:Vista Blue Screen crashes only in full screen game.

Here's a link to a brief description of the error: Troubleshooting Windows STOP Messages
There's not much info here to go on, but most BSOD's that occur during games are due to video problems, with audio problems coming behind them.

So, for starters:
- download the latest version of the video and audio drivers for your system.
- uninstall the current video and audio drivers through Control Panel...Programs...Uninstall a program.
- install the downloaded drivers.
- reboot and wait for another BSOD :0)

If this doesn't fix it, you'll have to navigate to C:\Windows\Minidump, zip up the contents of that folder and upload it with your next post.

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I upgraded my laptop to Windows 8.1 yesterday. Does it remain the case about which I have read so much that the Start screen icon box colours that Microsoft imposed in this version cannot be changed to one's own choice?
I have seven boxes under the group heading, 'OpenOffice'; three are in orange, four are in standard colour, blue in my case. There is no logic to it.

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Hi! My problem is this: When my computers monitor turns off (but not yet to sleep-condition), it can be opened by just moving the mouse or pushing some buttons.BUT when I wait long enough and the monitor turns off and the computer goes to sleep, it won't start again. When I try to push buttons,  there starts to flash blue, red, white, green and black colours on the screen - in that order. And even if I try to turn of the computer or press esc or ctrl-ald-delete, nothing happens. I have to take off the power line and wait few seconds and then the computer starts normally. Does anyone now what this problem could be and how can it be fixed?

A:HP Omni All-In-One 120-1100 flashing colours on the screen

Hello annaypya, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More.I understand you are having issues with your HP Omni 120-1100 Desktop PC recovering from sleep mode. I would be happy to assist you, but first I would encourage you to post which operating system you are using. And whether your operating system is 32-bit or 64-bit as with this I can provide you with accurate information.Which Windows operating system am I running?Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit?Please re-post with the requested information and I would be happy to provide you with assistance. Thank you for posting on the HP Forums. Have a great day!

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HP Omni 120-1110ea Desktop PC 32 bit, flashing red, green, white in standby.I cannot turn it off just have to unplug from mains. Can anybody help?

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I try everything but still this issue is not slove and i thinks this series laptop is worst series too buy ever.. Issue Screen shots are When i connect USB device   When it come too normal     Please HP solve this issue .???                

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when ever i turn my laptop on colours rise up the screen and thats all i can see i cant go into f8 or do anyting, anyone got any advice?

A:Colours rise my laptop screen when is turned on and does nothing else

What kind of colours? If it's lines of colour across the screen, then the computer is probably fine, but the screen is broken or the cable to the screen is loose.

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Somehow i got a problem on my Pc which does, if i play games or watch movies on the pc. it will minimize the program or pop out of the full screen mode randomly.

Its very annoying.

I tried to disable all the programs i could that is running in the background. But i got no idea what to do from now on, I run Adaware & AVG. Using ATI Drivers.

Anyone who can help?. If i can't find a solution, I guess i need to format the PC and reinstall again, But i really would prefer not to.

Regards Christian

A:Games / Videos in full screen problem

Are there no one who knows about this issue?. can it be graphic driver related?

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I've just bought a new laptop, Acer 5920, and am very happy with it except when I have tried to view video content online ( etc) I have a problem whereby I can't view the video full screen. When I click the button to turn the video full screen the screen goes black, the content continues to play I believe as I can hear the audio, but cannot see the video! I've tried the thing which sprang to mind - turning it off and on again! - but beyond that I'm a bit stuck... any help gratefully received!

A:Solved: Full screen viewing problem!!!

Try this
Right-click on a Youtube video
Choose 'Settings...' from the Flash Player's context
Uncheck "Enable Hardware Acceleration"
Click the "Close"

I would also update your video drivers

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Google is not letting me full screen any YouTube video. It's only Google Chrome causing this problem because IE is letting me full screen YouTube videos. I have tried disabling adblock & disabling Adobe Flash Player and still it shows up like this:

A:Google Chrome Full Screen Problem

Log on to your computer using another profile.
(perhaps enable the guest account)
Then test Chrome.
If it works, then you know your Chrome profile is bad or some plug-in barfed.

Or you can make a new Chrome profile for the W7 account that you are currently using.

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Dear Sir,
I am facing problem to watch HD videos with following specifications. i am giving you just example of below specifications.
File Format, MKV
Resolution, 1280X720
whenever i want to open VLC & try to watch movie with full screen screen always freez or play with as slow motion but no problem with cinema scope or small screen
My system specifications are as below. Kindly help me in this regard.

Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
System Model: Dell, OptiPlex 745
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 2.2.0
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.1GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 2038MB RAM
Display Devices,
Card name: Intel(R) Q965/Q963 Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) GMA 3000
DAC type: Internal

A:Problem with HD Video with Full Screen (Window Seven)

I would think the problem is from the 2.13 GHz cpu and you only have 2 GB of memory.

I only use VLC and it`s flawless so I don`t think it`s a problem with VLC.

You need to get a good 2 GB video card, that should cure the problem.

What case do you have, is it a slim or mid tower ?

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I made it full screen and now my game wont play, they told me to find a Config.ini file but I only see a gamepad.ini file. and I have my hidden files on viewable!

Where the heck is that INI file??
Help me! please I beg you.

A:PC Street Fighter 4 Full screen problem!!

Have you tried re-installing? The config might've become corrupted or swept away in a disk cleaning.

BTW - how do you play Street Fighter with a keyboard anyway? It was torture trying to play it on a cell phone.

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Hello all,
I have been trying to find as much information as possible before posting, but I can't seem to conquer this problem on my own. Starting yesterday I began receiving popups every so often from places like, tickle iq, etc. I cannot seem to find out what is causing this. If anyone could take a look at my hijack this log and comment on anything suspicious, that would be greatly appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 10:34:51 AM, on 7/7/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\ASF Agent\ASFAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\vptray.exe
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A:Recent full screen popup problem

Welcome to Please follow these instructions exactly.
Close ALL Internet explorer and EXPLORER Windows, then run it.

Next Run HijackThis again, and select scan.. check off all the items that remain below..and FIX..

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RunDLL] rundll32.exe "C:\WINNT\Downloaded Program Files\bridge.dll",Load
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O8 - Extra context menu item: Shorten URL -
O16 - DPF: {39B0684F-D7BF-4743-B050-FDC3F48F7E3B} (FilePlanet Download Control Class) -
O16 - DPF: {49232000-16E4-426C-A231-62846947304B} (SysData Class) -
O16 - DPF: {88D969C0-F192-11D4-A65F-0040963251E5} (XML DOM Document 4.0) -

Open "My Computer) -->click tools-->folder options-->view-->check off "show hidden files and folders"-->check apply to all-->then apply and ok..

In EXPLORER type %temp%
Delete all items in the temp folder, justnot the actual TEMP folder itself.

1. Boot into safe mode (press F8 repetedly during boot) -may take several tries-.
2. Delete the following files in quotations.
C:\WINNT\Download... Read more

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When i try to play assassin's creed i can't get it fullscreen. It stays like a normal program like for example internet explorer. In-game everything set as high as it gets...
I have dual SLI xfx nvidia geforce 9600gt grafic cards.

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Hi for some time, I have a problem with windows folders ... namely, I have the option to reset the FULL SCREEN ... how does it look?

I open the folder in the window, I give FULL SCREEN, turn off the folder, enter it again to him, is new in the box a little ...

I tried the options apply to all folders ... it did not work all the time to reset

i use translator ;]

A:Problem with full screen folder windows

Do you want all your windows maximized ?

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I have a problem running full-screen applications. If I start a program that runs in full screen mode, all I can see is the cursor. If I run the same app in windowed mode, everything is ok, but once I switch it to full screen, it goes black and all that is visible is the cursor. It's strange because I move the cursor over the location of something that would cause it to change (into a different cursor), it does change, so it's detecting the apps actual working somehow. So basically, it's all there and running, just not displaying right. Anyone know how to fix this?

A:Problem with full screen apps/games

try adjusting ur resolution to a lower 1. like if it's 1024x768, change it to 800x600 and so on.. if not, try installing the proper driver for ur display card.

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I'm trying to play some video files on my computer (ogg, mpeg, etc.). They all play in windowed mode. However, whenever I go full screen, the screen goes blank. I can still hear the sound from the video, but the screen is blank. I didn't have any problems with playing full screen video before.

This problem started happening a couple of months ago. It happens with media player classic, powerdvd, and intervideo windvd. I have no problem playing video in full screen using vlc player and windows media player. However, I really, really want to use media player classic and powerdvd for full screen video.

I even reformatted, but it didn't solve the problem. I ran a hardware diagnostic, and everything passed. I'm frustrated and out of ideas.

I'm running a Thinkpad T42, Windows XP Professional SP2, ATI Radeon 9600 (w/ 64 memory), and 512 ram.

Suggestions? Any suggestions are GREATLY appreciated.

A:problem with playing full screen video

Have you virus scanned and spyware scanned recently? If so, with what?
Also have you scandisked and defragged recently?

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I did a search on this topic and couldn't find anything.

I went through all the menus in WMP and couldn't find anything to get rid of the menu bar below. I would try to get rid of the bar by putting it on full screen and then click on the video. But nothing happens.

Also, another question....

Under Now Playing, how can I get the top menu bar (File/Edit/View, etc.)?

Everything was fine in WMP 11. Don't know what Microsoft changed to cause this in WMP 12.

A:Full Screen Problem WMP 12 - Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Tools | Options | Player tab
Check Allow autohide of playback controls
Move the mouse off the controls, they will hide in 5-10 seconds.
Press ALT to bring up the Control Menu with the File | View etc when in the Now Playing screen

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I never Seen this before, any Full Screen game I try to start just sit in the task manager build up more memory every sec and does not start the game. I have no Idea where to start to fix this.

I tryed reinstalling the video drivers and running 2 PC Fix/repair Programs register cleaners and same problem. I disabled all none windows services and startup programs still no change to the problem.

Anyone have any ideas?

P.S When I registered I put my PC info in I hope your able to view it, if not heres the basics:

Dell Inspiron 530
Intel Core2 Duo E7400 2.8GHz
Vista X64

I think it may be this
in the intel's info box it says CRT when Its a LCD not sure if this is relevant

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A:Problem With Full Screen Games Not loading

Originally Posted by Brian110

I never Seen this before, any Full Screen game I try to start just sit in the task manager build up more memory every sec and does not start the game. I have no Idea where to start to fix this.

I tryed reinstalling the video drivers and running 2 PC Fix/repair Programs register cleaners and same problem. I disabled all none windows services and startup programs still no change to the problem.

Anyone have any ideas?

P.S When I registered I put my PC info in I hope your able to view it, if not heres the basics:

Dell Inspiron 530
Intel Core2 Duo E7400 2.8GHz
Vista X64

I think it may be this
in the intel's info box it says CRT when Its a LCD not sure if this is relevant

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off of that information, it says your monitor is a generic plug and play monitor with an analog connection (VGA), when you start a game, can you see anything in the taskbar at the bottom or does nothing start at all?

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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.

A:Problem playing full screen games

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?

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hi. i'm not sure if this is in the right forum, but it was the closest that i could find. i have a question regarding one of the visualizations on media player 9. the plenoptic visualization is supposed to work on "full screen", but it doesn't. the screen just goes black and then it goes back to normal. i have tried every possible screen resolution and color scheme. this isn't such a big deal, but the more frustrated i get the more i want it to work...please help!

A:media plyer 9 full screen problem

I had no problem getting the Plenoptic visualizations to work in full screen mode and I'm using Windows Media Player 9.

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Hello, I have recently set up my old LCD monitor as a second in order to watch videos etc. while I play games. However, I'm having a problem with using full screen as it appears only in the top left corner of my main monitor rather than full screen of the second. Any help / suggestions please?


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