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

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

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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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 )

http://w... Read more

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My laptop Dell Inspiron 15R 5520(Core i3 2370M 6GB ram win 7 64bit)  worked perfectly from Nov2012-April2016. 

Now the screen started flickering and jumping since a few days and there's a white dotted line that appears along the top of the screen that starts the minute there is any kind of display.
How do I figure out if the inverter on the screen is faulty or if it's the screen cable or the whole screen itself?
To satisfy my curiosity I opened up my laptop to find that the lcd cable was badly crushed under the screen hinge (definitely , a design/manufacturing issue! Will dell take responsibility?), and each time the screen was shut/open there was substantial pressure on the cable was what I noticed.
Unfortunately I'm out of warranty and I don't know what to do.
Please advise on fixing this issue.

A:My Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 screen suddenly started flickering and the screen jumps 1inch every couple of seconds and is very annoying.

same problem.
I've already tried deactivating adaptive screen light.
seems incompatibility with windows 10

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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.

This computer is NEW, its got several games on it but its only a month old and it has no viruses or s... Read more

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

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Every 2 minutes my screen goes completely black just for a couple of seconds. This has just started to happen and is really annoying.

How can I find out what this is and possibly fix it?


C h r e d g e

A:Screen goes black for a couple of seconds

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Hello everyone,

I've already been looking on the internet for any solutions and have tried some but nothing has seemed to work so far.
When playing a game (League of Legends), my screen sometimes randomly turns black and recovers itself after a few seconds. I already deleted previous drivers and installed the latest drivers (even the beta one from nvidia). I've also run Prime95 but that only checks my CPU which seems fine. I've been having this issue for a couple of days now. Mostly, it happens when i'm in game and my temperatures always seem fine. But sometimes it happens when just browsing the internet, after playing League of Legends. I would like to try to solve it without needing to replace any hardware parts because all my parts seem fine from temperature, etc... It would be hard for me to get a part to test my PC with because i don't really know any other people with custom PC's. I have a gtx660 Graphics Card and a 600W GS600 Corsair PSU. (As i've read on other forums, these two parts seem to be the major problems). I've seen many forums and would like to ask direct help from the pro's because i've seen so many things to try that I don't know what to try anymore.

Sorry for the long post and for my bad English. And thanks already for helping me!

edit: If i start the game now, my screen turns black and doesn't recover anymore. I have to hard reset my PC.

A:Black screen for a couple of seconds

try to check if the Graphic card fan aren't burned, i also have the same problem almost changed my graphic card at least to a $41 card, but try to change the thermal paste. if it not work try to replace the fan with its card spare parts (just search the market) or if you didn't find it just buy a CPU fan and stick it with glue to the old fan. Hope this help.

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I got a virus about a 2 weeks ago and it really slowed my computer down and it started to freeze for a couple of seconds and would work. So I reinstalled vista to get rid of it ( norton could not get rid of it). After I reinstalled vista it still is freezing is there any way to fix this problem.

A:Screen freezes for a couple of seconds

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I'm using my mother's Toshiba Laptop while I am visiting.  I placed a link to Outlook on the Favourites Bar so I could get to my emails.
From that, I placed a Shortcut on the desktop.
When I open Outlook from the Favourites Bar, it opens full screen.
If I open it from the Desktop, from the shortcut icon, I get a screen that is @ 2/3 of a screen, that I then have to maximise to read.
From memory in the long distant past, I had this issue before with W7 when I used it but I can't remember how to fix it.
Pulling the screen out to the edges, then using "Exit" instead of  X, doesn't fix the issue.
Anyone got any idea how to stop this and have it open full screen every time?

A:Outlook opens in 2/3 screen size, not full screen.

Hi Hoges This kind of issue is always tiring, because you don't know what will work in order to fix it. To be honest, there's no "actual" fix to that, it really depends of the system, program used, etc. There's a few tricks mentionned in the thread below for that issue, if you want to give them a try: be honest, the one that might work the best is the shortcut of the browser that opens directly on the website, and where you'll check the Run Windows Maximized box.

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I've had this problem in years gone by with older IE versions.  They were fixed by doing things like dragging the corners out then hitting File > Exit etc.
That doesn't work with this - I'm using IE 11 and Windows 8.1.  Most of the solutions I have come across this morning are for things like IE 10 and Windows 7 etc.
What I have tried to do so far
1.  Drag edges of screen out then hit File > Exit.  Has no effect, next time I open Outlook, it is still 1/2 screen.
2.  Hold down Windows key and F11.  Has no effect at all.
3.  Hover over shortcut to Outlook, right-click then Properties.  Supposed to show a Maximise button.  Does not show.
4.  Close every open screen, leaving only Outlook screen open, then drag edges out and hit File > Exit.  Does not work.
I have gradually been replacing things I get Internet Explorer to do and shifting over to Chrome (beginning to despise IE more and more) but I am not sure how I can get Outlook to open with Chrome yet.  That, of course, is a possibility which may solve this IE issue.
Does anyone know how to fix this current problem for IE 11 and Windows 8.1.?  Older fixes appear to be of no use here.

A:Outlook won't open in Full Screen - opens in 1/2 screen

Try this:
- open Outlook
- adjust the window size
- hold the SHIFT key and use File -> Exit
This works on IE not sure if it works for Outlook.

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i've found that windows media player keeps switching from full screen to small window when i watch any video, this happens every 10 minutes. ish i've tried stopping most other programes but it keeps happening! (it's very annoying). any help would be great!

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To give a bit of a background - I had to change the mothboard of my system last month because of an incident of burnt PSU

Coming to the current situation - since the last few weeks, I have noticed that when I am viewing a video on fullscreen mode, I would often hear a system alert sound, like the one you get when you plug and unplug in a pendrive. It doesn't occur always though.

I immediately check the events viewer to see if it has logged anything, but no errors/ warning show up there that could describe what happened at that time.

Moreover, the screen often turns black for a couple of seconds and comes back to normal. Sometimes before it comes back to normal, I could see my screen changing to a much lower resolution and then back to the original one.

Again, nothing related to graphics or monitor in the event viewer.

My system specs:-

AMD FX - 6100 CPU
Asus M5A78L-M-USB3
AMD Radeon HD 5450 GPU
Corsair Vengance - 4GB x 2
Corsair MX-100 - 256 GB SSD
Seagate - 7200 RPM - 500 GB
Seagate - 7200 RPM - 160 GB

This didn't start happening following a clean install, btw.

I have searched for updates to my graphic drivers, but found no new updates.

The monitor is quite old though - 6-7 yrs I guess.

What could be happening here?

Many thanks

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Happened to my neighbor and I frankly don't know what it is:
He was in MSWord, XP, and pressed the "Enter" key and held it for several seconds. He said a window popped up, he didn't read the message and just clicked on the "X" to close.

He then began typing and all the letters were upper case, even pressing on the shift key and typing a letter would not change the size. He then clicked on Shift for a few seconds and all the letters were lower case. He close out of MSWord, logged back on, no change. He kept pressing the Shift key for a couple of seconds and the upper/lower would change.

I looked at all the "Shortcut" keys available (I think) but could never find just pressing the "Shift".

Somehow, he got part of it working properly (it even got to the point that NO character would display if he typed it). Of course, I didn't attempt to try it on my machine and yesterday morning I went over and it now does just well. Apparently after being shut down and booting back up, it has returned to normal.

Anyone know what this is? As I said, not wanting to experiment here, but if someone already understands this, it would be nice to know.

Like I told him ... if it hurts doing that ... then don't do that!


A:XP-MSWord Press Enter For Several Seconds

Since there are no replies, I finally found the problem.

If you press "Enter" for approximately 8 seconds, a window appears which has the capability of setting several options for accessibility. One of which happens to be reaction of pressing keys.

My friend, when he "X'd" out, inadvertently left a setting that made the keys react in a delay fashion.

To see what I mean ... do it.

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HI Friends I have a Dell Vostro Laptop with me in this laptop i have a peculiar issue where my Windows Bootup Screen waits till we press enter key to show logon screen I have tried all the possibilities available but in not solved. Hence please Help me to solve my issue.

A:Windows 7 Startup Screen Waits Till We Press Enter Key

Try run in cmd: sfc /scannow
Try a clean startup - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
And scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware free (enable root kit scanning, settings - detection...)

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I can't believe this is an unsolvable issue...
my Studio XPS1340 isn't that old...
and my battery was replaced by warranty a little over a year ago...
it was charging fine...then suddenly, when I rebooted, I got:

WARNING: The battery cannot be identified.This system will be unable to charge this battery.Press Any Key to ContinuePress <F2> 2 times to enter SETUPPress <F12> and Any Key to enter Boot Menu
Do I just need to replace the battery?

A:WARNING: The battery cannot be identified. This system will be unable to charge this battery. Press Any Key to Continue Press <F2> 2 times to enter SETUP Press <F12> and Any Key to enter Boot Menu

I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you. You can follow the steps below:
Drain the residual power of your computer and recaliberate the battery by following the steps below:

Power off your computer. 
Remove all the external peripherals  (printers, scanners or any other USB device) connected to your computer.
Please remove the AC adapter and battery of your computer. 
Press and hold the power button of your computer for 10-15 seconds to drain the residual power. 
Release the power button
Keep the battery out for atleast 2 - 3 hours.
Then insert the battery and charge it overnight with the system powered off.
Insert the battery in and connect the AC adaptor.
Then power on the computer and see if it works.

If the issue still persists, you can update the BIOS of the computer.
Note: Make sure the ac adapter is connected and the battery is charged 10% or above to update the BIOS. Also, disconnect all the external peripherals before updating the BIOS. All the programs should be closed and documents saved.

Click on the below link:
Click on “Download File”.
Select “For Single File Download via Browser”.
Click on “Download Now”.
Save the BIOS on your desktop.
Once the BIOS is downloaded on the desktop, right click on it and select “Run as administrator”.
Follow the prompts on screen and restart your computer.

 Please reply with the findings.

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When I click on the Internet Explorer button a blank screen appears with the blue revolving circle in it and after a few seconds the blank window closes. I am connected to the network as I am still receiving mail. Does anyone have any ideas as to why IE is not working?

A:IE 11 opens with blank screen, after a few seconds closes

See what this does,
Use No Add-ons mode/ Click the Start button and type in the search box,
Internet explorer

Click on the suggestion (No Add-ons) or it’s located at,
Start/ All programs/ Accessories folder/ System tools folder/ No add-ons.

Activate EPM if on a 64 bit version of windows,
Add the Run box to the Start menu list,
Open the Run command and Paste this into it and Okay,
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -extoff

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I have a Toshiba laptop using Win 8.1 with IE 11. I recently did an IE reset due to receiving "page cannot be displayed" message when opening a web site. Now, when I open a web site from an icon on the desktop, it always opens small and I must maximize it. If I go to IE tools and select "full screen" I lose the toolbar at the bottom. I have also tried enlarging the screen by dragging and then closing by using "exit" vs. "X" to no avail.
Any suggestions thanks in advance.

A:screen opens small window


Originally Posted by bc6152

I have a Toshiba laptop using Win 8.1 with IE 11. I recently did an IE reset due to receiving "page cannot be displayed" message when opening a web site. Now, when I open a web site from an icon on the desktop, it always opens small and I must maximize it. If I go to IE tools and select "full screen" I lose the toolbar at the bottom. I have also tried enlarging the screen by dragging and then closing by using "exit" vs. "X" to no avail.
Any suggestions thanks in advance.

Have any photo for this problem ??

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I spent the better part of a about 4 days rebuilding my system after having a couple hardware problems as well as software. Anyway, now that my system is back up and running, my only problem is that whenever I open Internet Explorer, my screen comes up very small and I have tried everything to get it to open full size. Once the screen opens, I can go and click on the full screen button at top right corner and it will come full screen but, I cannot get it to open that way. I have tried going to file and closing the page at the exit button and I have closed it with the x at the top right corner, no change. I have tried using the drag open for the screen to fill my screen and closing down through the exit menu, no change. This happens whether I start at my homepage, or my favorites or a link that I click on. Any ideas? I have tried everything that I could find through search of this forum and a few others and none have worked. I use IE8 and it did the same thing with IE7 and that was what I started out with before switching over IE8. I use XP home edition and all the current SP2 and 3 are loaded as well as all updates. This the only glitch I am having and other than that, my system is running great, better than ever. Thanks for any input you can give me.

A:Windows Opens in Small Screen

Right click on IE icon, left click Properties. Beside the Run line use drop down to chose Maximized

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I have been trying to rack my brain as to how to keep WMP visualizer full screen. After about 30 seconds, it pops out of full screen. I've tried everthing I can think of. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Keeping WMP Full Screen for more than 30 seconds

In Windows Media Player, untick the "Allow screen saver during playback" box.

If that's not it,

Press the Windows key + R to open a Run box.

Type powercfg.cpl

Press Enter.

Anything enabled in there?

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though I close Word maximized, my Word 2010 docs are being opened in a tiny window at my screen so I have to maximize them or make them bigger all the time!

please help

A:Word 2010 opens in small screen

Are you talking about the size of the app on the Desktop or the size of the Word page when MS Word is open?

If you're referring to the size of the Word page when MS Word is open, go to the Zoom control at the bottom-right corner of every Word doc which controls the size of the page. Don't use the "Maximize"1" icon in the upper-right corner of your window to enlarge your doc. Instead, when one of your windows opens and is too small, try changing the Zoom number to the size you want, and close Word. When you re-open Word your word page should be the size you Zoomed to.

If this doesn't work, you can open the Ribbon, go to Page Layout, and then the Page Setup section. Click on Page Size and follow the on screen directions. Then go into the View section, select Zoom, and set your Zoom size.

If you were talking about your Desktop, you can manually placing your cursor on each edge of the window, and dragging that edge out to the edge of the screen --- thereby manually maximizing the page. (Again, don't use the Maximum Size 1 button in the upper-right side of the toolbar.) Then reboot. You may have to do this a few times, but Word should remember the new page size after one or two reboots, and open all pages to that size every time.

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I think there is a mode on windows xp you can enter so games such as world of warcraft wont' run in full screen. I don't know how to access this mode thouhg, but would like to because without eveyrthing in full screen it will use less of my computers resources and this way my computer won't freeze up. Can anyone tell me how to enter this mode?

A:How to enter a mode where things don't appear in full screen

Well, I'm only guessing, but I think it depends on the game, not on Windows, whether or not you can play it in windowed mode.

Also, I don't think you would gain much with it. Once I tried playing a game in window mode. When I set it up, it warned me to think over twice, because in window mode I possibly will experience performance problems, glitches, etc., and that full screen is better.
Usually games use the same resolution in full screen as in window mode, so, I think, it requires the same computing performance. It's seems only logical that if Windows has to update the desktop besides the game screen, it consumes more resources than the game screen alone.

Performance problems are generally addressed by expanding RAM, defragging HDD, cleaning the OS from virus/Spyware, etc. But someone with expertise might know better.

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Win8, running on desktop, no touchscreen.

In Win8, I opened for the first time a video, with the video app.

It opens in full, maximized screen.

In Win7, for example, when opening a video (with WMV) the usual minimize, maximize/adjust size buttons appear in the upper right corner of the active window.

I want to be able to click on, with my mouse, the maximize button (wherever it is) and adjust the size of my active window.

How do I do this in Windows 8?

A:video opens in full screen

Open the video file not with "Video" app but with "Windows Media Player"

Hope that helps.

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Hi everyone,

I'm a frustrated mother of an even more frustrated teenage boy.
He bought ETM, and couldn't get it to work.

I've been reading the posted messages, so following is my DXDIAG results. Appreciate if anyone can take a look at it & tell me what the problem is ( before he wakes up !!!!) ?


System Information
Time of this report: 7/8/2003, 09:28:07
Machine name: THEJOKER
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp1.020828-1920)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP Pavilion 06
System Model: DC471A-ABA 515n
BIOS: Version 3.17
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.30GHz
Memory: 246MB RAM
Page File: 162MB used, 444MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0 (4.09.0000.0900)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.0000.0900 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

Display Devices
Card name: Intel(R) 82845G Graphics Controller
Manufacture... Read more

A:Enter The Matrix - Full Screen Mode Not Found

I don't know if your system will be able to handle ETM, because it has integrated video. But hey, I guess it's worth a shot.

First, get the latest drivers for your video here.

Before you play, make sure you close all background applications. Also, you might as well do a spyware check using something like Ad-Aware.
The game installed correctly, right?

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hi there
hope i can make myself understandable.

For 2 weeks i suddenly have this problem.

whenever i open up something, it comes up in Full Screen Mode, and not
a smaller window like normal.

If it is a new letter in outlook, Alt-ctrl-del (window task manager), or
pages within a internet site. "in the old days" a new page would open op in ex. Half page size (i know you can decide the size).
but now everything opens up in Full Screen (maximize size), so for me to return to the original page, i have to press the bar in the toolbar in the buttom.
If it would open up in minimize size, but the whole screen, then i can make it smaller, and after a few times, it will automatically opens up in this size.
but i don't have this option anymore.

i have tried to change all kinds of options, but nothing helps.

can anyone help??

have a nice weekend

A:windows opens up in Full Screen mode!


If you navigate to any such program that opens in full size in the Start Menu.. right-click>properties> under the "shortcut" tab>Run .. does it say normal window?

Unless someone changed that a piece of software will open in a normal window. If you resize it by r.clicking in the top left corner and choosing the size, then close the window.. the next time it starts it should be in the size you last chose. UNless, you've changed the options for the software, in its options/properties/preferences whatever is there, to open in full mode. Only a little bit of playing around will lead you to where.

Next time it opens in full screen, hit F11 and see if that changes it back down. Close the software and it should reopen in the same size you left it last.

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I have this form which I cannot seem to make open the size I want it to. It always seems to open full screen. I compared it's Form properties to a very similar one I have in another database and they are identical. That other form opens with the size I want it to.

A:Solved: Form always Opens Full Screen

Have you tried setting it at the size you want, and then saving it before closing? That usually works for me.

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Whenever i try to watch a video on youtube or dailymotion via full screen my video consistently exits full screen after 20-30 seconds of play. This happens every time without fail and happens again when i re activate full screen mode.

Initially i thought the problem was with my flash player but files played via full screen via windows media player seem to do the exact same thing though they seem to take a bit longer, about 60-80 seconds before they exit full screen mode?

Ive been fiddleing around for ages and i can't remedy the problem so if anyone out there can help me i would be very much appreciative.

Im using windows vista home premium btw.

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I'm brand new here, so I hope I can find an answer...I have a Vista Home Premium machine that was recently upgraded from XP Home, and when opening IE, a blank, white window opens in full screen, and the only way to close it is either open Task Manager, or Alt + F4...once it's closed, it seems to behave normally, but ...?
When the computer used XP as it's OS, opening any IE window caused a second, blank IE window to open and attempt to load - what it was loading I don't know, but when that window was closed, the intended destination could load...anyone seen/heard that one before?...any thoughts? Thanks so much for the chance to find out!

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I seem to have a problem with windows media player where on selecting full screen the display reverts back to the small display after a few minutes.
It is more irritating than a major problem but I would like to resolve it ,

I am running 32 bit Vista Home premium on an Acer 5920.
I have downloaded all the system updates and checked that they are upto date for media player. I am running my laptop on mains power so I do not think it is power issue - Any help or suggestions most appreciated.

A:Full screen reverts back to small after 5 minutes

This problem can occur if a browser window is open and the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) changes, or if the screen saver is activated during a playback session while Windows Media Player is in Full Screen mode.

Also, any programs or events that require user action or notification can cause Windows Media Player to exit from Full Screen mode. Also, try to check the video driver for your laptop and try to install the latest driver.

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A:Game crashing right after "Press [Enter] to Play" Screen

Could you copy/paste the code you have using code tags please.

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I have an hp pavilion g7 running windows 8.1 64 bit. Recently when I am viewing a video and expand it to full screen it reverts back to small screen after 5 minutes. I click the full screen in lower right corner again and it goes to full screen but after 5 minutes it goes back to small screen again. This is very irritating when trying to watch any streaming video.

Note: This started recently. I have used this computer over a year without this problem. Any help would be appreciated.

A:full screen reverts to small after 5 minutes viewing a video

Have you tried a different browser?

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my pc is acting up, it has been working fine for over a year now. i have an asus a8n5x mb amd x2 4200+ an ATI x1900xtx 3 GB RAM and a Raptor hard drive. when i went to turn on my computer a couple days ago i turned it on and it is like frozen at the screen "press delete to enter bios" and my keyboard wont work . its like the keys i hit dont have any effect.

please help asap
pwnage_07 thanks

A:Computer frozen at the screen "press delete to enter bios" and my keyboard wont work

do you have a USB keyboard or a PS/2 one?

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my acer aspire 5740 laptop stuck on first ascer screen says pressF2 to enter setup. i press F2 it shows entering setup and get stuck. Please help

A:my acer aspire 5740 laptop stuck on first ascer screen says pressF2 to enter setup. i press F2 it shows entering setup and get

Have you tried launching it in "Safe Mode"? That would be the first thing I would try, and see if it will load past that screen. If it does, then there is probably something installed on the device that is causing the problem and you will need to see about uninstalling it.

If it doesn't move past, and still gets stuck, you may have a hardware problem.

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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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I have searched a lot, and found no one that had the same problem. Maybe similar, but not identical. Since I built my PC (very first one I might add) I had no problems like this, but lately, it's been acting crazy. I am just doing my stuff, minding my own business, when all of a sudden, everything stops and is unresponsive for a few seconds. Things work again for maybe 5 seconds, and stuff freezes once more. And it's not always everything, sometimes maybe my internet browser will freeze, maybe an opened folder, maybe a tab in Google Chrome, sometimes 2 things out of 5 running, sometimes a portion of a program, like I can't scroll down, but I can click on things. When audio plays, it starts to repeat like a scratched CD, and things become unresponsive. When I turn off audio, everything runs smoothly either for a couple hours, or a couple of seconds. I scanned my PC for viruses, nothing, scanned for malware, had a few entries which I cleaned, but didn't help, defragmented my PC, which didn't help at all, and I ask you, what may the problem be? I try to avoid formatting, for I suspect (and hope) it's hardware problem. I have 2GB RAM, Asus mobo, which probably causes all the problems like it always does, Geforce 9600 graphics card, AMD athlon x2 dual core. I tried the obvious, just as turning off background programs, checking unnecessary things in processes, and ran out of ideas, so I want to know if there is a known solution to this.

Thank you

A:Computer freezes every couple of seconds for a couple of seconds

How long has it been since you took a can of compressed air and blew the dust bunnies out of the heatsink and fans in that case? If you have not done that, this should be the first thing you do. You also need to list all specs.

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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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I keep getting on random programs where it says "a program is trying to enter full screen. Do you want to switch the program to full screen?" and if I say yes (especially on a program that shouldn't be full screen) the computer will ALWAYS freeze up! I Googled that message but it didn't come up, and Googling it in quotes results in "no results for" "searching without quotes"!!!

A:"a program is trying to enter full screen" message

This says it's for older versions of Windows but the instructions are still the same. Just reverse the instructions and make sure the programs are set to Normal and not Maximized.

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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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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 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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OS: Windows 7
Keyboard: Logitech G11
Attached to one of the 4 USB ports at the back of my PC - returns error on all 4.
Attached during active OS, meaning autoinstall of driver software, on all 4, and attached during shut down PC, meaning no autoinstall of driver software, on all 4 of the ports.
Yet, this error message which has never occured to me before:


1 AMD North Bridge, Rev 62
Initializing USB Controllers .. Done.
4096MB OK
USB Device(s): 1 Keyboard, 1 Mouse, 1 Hub, 4 Storage Devices
Auto-Detecting Pri Master.. AThrI CDROM
Auto-Detecting Pri Slave... Not Detected
Auto-Detecting SATA-1 ..Hard Disk
Pri Master : TSSTcopr CDDVDW SH-SZZZA SA00
[Indent] Ultra DMA Mode-4
SATA-1 : Maxtor STM3250310AS 3.AAF
[Indent] Ultra DMA Mode-6, S.M.A.R.T. Capable and Status X
Auto-detecting USB Mass Storage Devices ..
Device #01 : Generic USB SD Reader *HiSpeed*
Device #02 : Generic USB CF Reader *HiSpeed*
Device #03 : Generic USB SM Reader *HiSpeed*
Device #04 : Generic USB MS Reader *HiSpeed*

Keyboard not found
[COLOR="Red"]Please press 'F1' key skip warning message,or 'Del' Key enter Setup![/COLOR]
Also, the BIOS isn't really helping me any further, everything related to USB seems to be enabled.

The keyboard IS functioning though, hence the weird message:

Keyboard not found, press KEY to continue.

All default keys on the keyboard work as they should, I am able to press F1 on it and Del to enter the setup, but still it's being read as i... Read more

A:Keyboard not found - Press F1 to skip or press Del to enter setup

Sorry to do so, but this post requires a bump.

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Since the latest update (It introduced the slide show of pictures on the lock screen. I think it is KB3124200) I haven't been able to press Enter or Space or any other key for that matter to "slide up" the lock screen photo to get to the password screen. I've looked through the lock screen settings, but I see nothing that could prevent this. Does anyone know why this is and a possible fix for it?

Thanks in advance!

A:Not able to press keyboard to get from lock screen to password screen

Okay, I think I've figured out a solution.

What I did was right click the desktop and choose "Personalize", then choose "Lock Screen" and switch "Show Windows background picture on the sign-in screen" to "Off".

I have no idea as to why this would change anything, but it did solve my problem, and I don't need the Windows logo background, so I'm happy!

Hope this help

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when I last powered on my machine It stayed on the screen I can use to enter Bios for 2 hours maybe more. I am afraid to turn my machine off again but I know I will need to eventually. I used trend micro and did a online virus scan that found no threat then I used hijack this here are the results.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 6:48:10 PM, on 5/24/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17023)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\PackethSvc.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\UStorSrv.exeC:�... Read more

A:when I power on my computer it stays on the Bios enter screen for 30 mins before it goes to the choose os screen

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions... Read more

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Hi there,

I developed a problem with my desktop pc yesterday. I was gaming and the screen began to flicker then the game crashed - citing "rendering device lost". I tried to re-load this again and the same thing happened again, this time with a BSOD. I tried a different game and the same thing occured, took slightly longer though. Given it was late I went to bed.

Today on loading up the sign in screen was flickering lots, I entered my password and was met by a black screen. The computer continued to make fan noises as if it was working, but nothing on my screen. This happened again. On restaring my computer the crash report read

"Blue Screen.
locale ID 2057
BCcode 1a
BCP1 0000000000005001
BCP2 FFFFF7009080000
BCP3 00000000000009ED
BCP4 B00000000

I've looked at the bug dump, but I was silly and did a system restore before this, so there's no bug dump.

The computer starts and runs fine in safe mode and without the graphics card in.

Since I've done a system restore
Cleaned everything again ( was pretty dust free to start)
Uninstalled and re-installed the graphics card drivers
Re-seated RAM and GPU
Done a memory diagnostic on my RAM
None of these have worked.
I've taken the graphics card out and it runs fine with the onboard GPU.

Some specs:
Intel I5 3570K
GPU - AMD Radeon HD 7870
Corsair Vengeance 8GB RAM
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77M pro
PSU -OCZ Core steam 500W

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A:Flickering screen at startup - then black screen when I enter password

I found this on my notepad:

GFX 23:56:28.143 Heroes of the Storm (B43571)
GFX 23:56:28.143
GFX 23:56:28.143 Executable E:\\Heroes of the Storm\Versions\Base43571\HeroesOfTheStorm_x64.exe
GFX 23:56:28.143 <Parameters> -sso=1 -launch -uid heroes
GFX 23:56:28.143 Parent Executable \Device\HarddiskVolume3\\Heroes of the Storm\Support64\HeroesSwitcher_x64.exe
GFX 23:56:28.143 Grandparent Executable \Device\HarddiskVolume3\\\
GFX 23:56:28.143 LocalTime 2016-06-16 23:56:28.143
GFX 23:56:28.143 <ComputerUser> Toby
GFX 23:56:28.143 <ComputerName> SPEEDDEMON
GFX 23:56:28.143 <Exe.Architecture> x86_64
GFX 23:56:28.143 <Version> 18.4.43571
GFX 23:56:28.143 <DataBuild> B43571
GFX 23:56:28.143 <CodeBranch> branches/Heroes.18.mid
GFX 23:56:28.143 <CodeRevision> 293141
GFX 23:56:28.143 <Locale.Assets> enUS
GFX 23:56:28.143 <Locale.Data> enUS
GFX 23:56:28.143 <Locale.Install> enUS
GFX 23:56:28.143 <AccountCountry> GBR
GFX 23:56:28.143 ====================================================================================================
GFX 23:56:28.142 DXGI: Available
GFX 23:56:28.267 Resource Cache Override Variable: 0MB
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Hi people, i've just registered to this forum to ask you about this, Since i've made a registry defrag with TuneUp Utilities (which probably has gone wrong), when i reset the computer, and I logon to my user, it shows a black screen, then back at the logon screen. If I do it again, the user doesn't show up anymore!
It happened three times already, i had to make new users, and i'm sick of it. Any ideas of what could it be?

A:Black screen after login for some seconds, then back at logon screen!


Yet another case of registry defraggers causing harm. In the future, you know now to stay far away from them.

I suggest a system restore to get to a point before TuneUp utilities. If that doesn't work, it will be time for a repair install.

Good luck!


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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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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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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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When I go to change my resolution, it changes the resolution but it adds these black borders around the edge of my screen making my very smalll 13 inch into about 9 inches. It does this in the my computer section.

I want to be able to play older games, but because there is no way to change my resolution I am having trouble.
I read that on my graphic card, which is a Intel 3000, that I should be able to choose a option to scale to screen, or fit to screen... But I do not have that option.
in the my computer resolution settings My screen shrinks f I change it to anything other than 1366 by 768
How can I fix this?

I am using a dell 3330 Lattitude Windows 7 any help is appreciated. I have never had this issue on other computers.
Any help is greatly appreciated.

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When I go to change my resolution, it changes the resolution but it adds these black borders around the edge of my screen making my very smalll 13 inch into about 9 inches. It does this in the my computer section.

I want to be able to play older games, but because there is no way to change my resolution I am having trouble.
I read that on my graphic card, which is a Intel 3000, that I should be able to choose a option to scale to screen, or fit to screen... But I do not have that option.
in the my computer resolution settings My screen shrinks f I change it to anything other than 1366 by 768
How can I fix this?

I am using a dell 3330 Lattitude Windows 7 any help is appreciated. I have never had this issue on other computers.
Any help is greatly appreciated.

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I have a brand new HP Pavilion with a touch screen. Out of the box I noticed there was a white speck on the screen which I couldn't wipe off. When I turned the screen on the speck appears to be black. The speck returns to white when the screen is on, but displaying something dark. This seems to me to be strange behavior for a dead pixel, but I don't know anything about the new touch screens.  I found a 'dead pixel test' online, and against red and green backgrounds the speck appeared black, while the test would indicate that it should appear white were it so.  I think that the speck seems to be 'above' the rest of the screen slightly. Does anyone know what this is?

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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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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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known good webs showing up on a small portion of screen with with small font..This started on a new Toshiba Notebook that i purchased a couple of weeks a go. these are sights i went to frequently on three other pcs' in the House. I am not a heavy user nor a strong techie...       any thoughts helllllllllp!!   thanks in advance  Regards Joseph.

A:Known good webs showing up on a small portion of screen with with small font

You maximise the window by clicking the Box icon in the upper right...The fonts should adjust automatically...Hope this helps...if not let us know.

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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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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?

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.

To ensure minidumps are enabled:

Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
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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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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:
C:\Users\[NAME OF OWNER]\AppD... Read more

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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Hi, throughout the past week, I have been having a problem when I attempt to exit from any full screen application. Most of the time, the screen goes completely black, except for the mouse cursor. All inputs are responsive, and I am able to restart the computer using the keyboard, which fixes the problem. The problem occurs if full screen mode is interrupted in any manner(close, restore, minimize, etc.). I am planning to perform a series of tests tonight in an attempt to determine whether the problem is software or hardware related. In the mean time, I was hoping that someone here would have had experience with this manner of problem in the past. Last, but not least, here are the afflicted system's specifications:

AMD Athlon XP 2800+ processor
Biostar M7NCD Ultra motherboard w/ NVidia NForce 2 chipset
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro(Sapphire)
512 MB PC3200 RAM(2*256 dual channel)
Other system specifications available upon request

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

A:Black screen after exiting full screen mode

Hi, Welcome to TSF

Whenever I have fullscreen problems I use dxdiag to check out DirectX, and reinstall my graphics drivers.

Can you please post the results of your tests?

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I'm looking for a software that allows me to see a picture (jpg, etc...) in full screen but at the same time that I can have at half screen able to for example use Word 2013 at the same time

When I use Windows Photo Viewer the only way to see a picture full screen is playing the slide show and then pressing pause so that the pic does not change, but when I have it at half screen the rest of the screen is black I cannot have my screen with another program to write on there.

which pic software may allow that?

I'm not looking for advanced photo programs because I don't want to edit the pic just to see it in full screen.

A:full screen photo viewer at half screen

To start, there is a difference between the Maximize/Restore button in the middle of the 3 at top right corner of windows and the feature of Full Screen gained by toggling the F11 key on most computers. Using Full Screen allows viewing but not toolbars, Taskbar, etc. One way of getting part of what you want is to have two windows/programs open and right-click the Taskbar to choose how the windows are displayed. Clicking in the middle of the image windows to get the focus on it then pressing F11 should show the image plus it wouldn't affect the other program. It probably would work better if using a 23" or larger monitor or using 2 monitors, splitting the tasks between them.

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Hi I'm new here and i could use some little bit help here
when i play a game or using a program is my screen little and its so god damnit to freak out here som pics

Can someone help me plz i wanna play games normal thx alredy

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The problem started around a week or two ago. When I run full screen games, the screen becomes black and the system does not respond to anything. Programs in the background still run as audio can still be heard. I suspect it may be BSOD but am unsure. The problem does not occur right away, it happens when the program has been on for around 10 minutes.

Some additional info: When I received the computer from the seller, I accidentally uninstalled some drivers and had to reinstall them. I tried to find the drivers on the NVIDIA site but the ones marked for my GPU did not work. I found another driver that worked, but I am not sure if that caused other issues.

- Windows 7
- 64 bit
- Original Vista installation
- Full retail OS version
- Hardware around 2 years old
- Windows 7 installed July 13, 09
- Intel Core2 Duo [email protected]
- NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
- System Manufacturer: Gateway

A:Black screen when running full screen games

One crash from back in January blaming a network driver

NETw5s64.sys Wed Jan 13 11:37:13 2010 (4B4DF6B9)
Update your driver -

31/12/2008 11:29:28 AM C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\evbda.sys
This belongs to a Broadcom network device. It shows that it isn't running, but the driver is still on the computer and is from 2008. Either uninstall it or update it - - Broadcom License Agreement

07/01/2011 9:07:22 PM C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
Video card is outdated.
Download newest driver from here - NVIDIA DRIVERS 295.73 WHQL
Uninstall current device from device manager. Make sure to choose the option to remove driver software.
Reboot and then install latest package

sptd.sys Sun Oct 11 16:55:14 2009 (4AD24632)
Please remove Daemon Tools and run the SPTD removal tool. This driver causes many BSOD/computer problems - DuplexSecure

SRTSP64.SYS Tue Jan 22 00:16:07 2008 (47957C17)
SRTSPX64.SYS Tue Jan 22 00:17:58 2008 (47957C86)
These belong to your Symantec product. Make sure your stuff is all up to date.

Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting
Date: 2012-02-24T12:49:46.000
Event ID: 1001
Task: N/A
Level: Error
Opcode: N/A
Keyword: Classic
User: N/A
User Name: N/A
Computer: JuiceBox-PC
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Lately for some reason, when I view videos online, when I click on "full screen" all I get is a blank white screen. I'm using IE8 w/XP sp3. If I hit "escape", it will exit and go back to the smaller screen just as it normally would. It does this with any online video, Youtube, news videos, what have you, but does not do that when viewing videos offline. I tried the latest FF, it does not have that problem. Please do not tell me to just switch to FF, I want to fix this problem with IE.

Update: It also goes white when I try to go full screen while viewing slide shows in Photobucket.

A:White screen when viewing videos in full screen

My best guess is that the things you are trying to view require the latest versions of programs like adobe, java, flash player, or quick time. Make sure that you're updated with the latest software. I'm not exactly a tech guru, so go easy on me if what I just said is stoopid

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I need help. I talked to NetFlix, they are stumped. I changed video cards and got the latest drivers. I even formatted my hard drive and reinstalled my applications. This last got rid of the problem, but it came back. At this point, when I try to watch a Netflix video on my computer,m either in a window or in full screen mode, I hear the audio track, but only see a black screen. A YouTube video is fine in a window, but full screen mode is pure black though with audio. Other videos players will sometimes go to black in full screen.

I am running Windows XP, SP3 on a 2.2 gHz computer with 2 MB ram. The new video card is an NVidia GeForce 6200 AGP with 512 MB ram. I am using a DVI connection to an ASUS LED monitor.

I wonder if anyone else has had a similar problem. Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks in advance for any help anyone may offer on this subject.


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Hi guys.

When I start a command prompt, and change to full screen mode, it automatically chooses 720x400 @ 70Hz. How do I change this please? It's not an ideal mode for my flat-screen monitor which has a native resolution of 1280x1024 - so for a DOS prompt in Full Screen mode a better resolution if it's available would be 640x512 or 1280x1024... so that each pixel is used a whole number of times. With 720x400 I get


A:Command Prompt - Full Screen - Screen Mode


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I have 2 monitors set up,

Primary: Samsung Syncmaster 19 Inch widesreen 1400 * 900
Secondary: LG E2541 25 Inch Widescreen 1980 * 1080
OS: Windows 7 64bit
VideoCard: Nvidia Geforce 560 Ti

I use my primary mostly for browsing, msn, music players, Ventrilo etc etc,
I want to use my secondary Monitor for gaming Watching Videos.

However, when i want to use something Full screen on my secondary monitor it goes full screen on the primary monitor.
I cant also run it in windowed mode and stretch it out to full screen, it does not allow me to do that, it goes back to the size of my primary Monitor.

Is there an Way to achieve this?

I want this since i play mostly with fullscreen borderless or in windowed mode so i can still browse the internet or adjust music/ventrillo settings.
I dont want to have an Taskbar below the game, so thats why i need it on the Second Monitor.

greetings Eir

A:Dual screen, unable to full screen on second monitor

Hi welcome to Seven Forums

I am not sure what you are trying to do, the primary monitor (usually the largest) is for gaming and the secondary is for extras.

You say you want to play games full screen on your secondary monitor? Why not reverse the screens so the larger monitor is primary and the secondary is the smaller. Then your games and movies will still be running fine on the large monitor and your web browser, explorer, email ect. is on the smaller monitor.

"I dont want to have an Taskbar below the game, so thats why i need it on the Second Monitor." If the game is full screen the taskbar shouldn't be showing or if you still want to have the screen in a window, use the 'Auto-hide the taskbar' option so it disappears when not in use.

N.B - I have 2 different screens with the same resolutions as yours, using the 560ti and it works fine.

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I am absolutely stumped. Starting around 1300 GMT-5 050822, my computer has been displaying a black screen after exiting or minimizing a full screen game. The only thing still visible is the mouse cursor. The desktop still responds, and I am able to restore a minimized game, which solves the problem until I minimize it again or close it. I can also restart, which solves it until I open another game.This has occurred before, around one month ago. It eventually went away after a week or so. I posted back then, but no one responded. Hopefully someone can help me this time, because it is a very annoying problem.

So far, I have checked all my video card settings, made sure everything is updated, completed virus and spyware scans, defragmented, reinstalled graphics drivers, checked for unusual startup entries, and checked my Hijack This log. I was unable to determine what the cause of this phenomena was. For your convenience, here are my computer specifications.

AMD Athlon XP 2800+ processor
Biostar M7NCD Ultra mothreboard
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128 MB video card
1024(2*512) MB PC3200 RAM

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Hopefully someone here can help me out.

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hi guys i have a games like hitman absolution,splinter cell i have black screen error.If i play league of legends sometimes i get black screen and sometimes i dont get this error.
i get this error just when i play in full screen.
Can you tell me what i can do?

A:black screen in full screen games

No dump file is present in your upload.

Please navigate to C:\windows\minidump and Upload the files if present.

If no files are logged, be sure you have windows configured correctly, you want Minidumps:

Then re-run the SF Tool and post after your next crash.

In the meantime, you can try updating your ATI Radeon HD drivers as they are out dated.

Uninstall all ATI drivers, Catalyst Control Centre following this method.

This is the Latest Version Display Driver ver. 12.104, that you will need.

Also from your Event Logs:


Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-CAPI2
Date: 2013-08-23T08:10:57.366
Event ID: 4107
Task: N/A
Level: Error
Opcode: Info
Keyword: Classic
User: N/A
User Name: N/A
Computer: Alex-PC
Failed extract of third-party root list from auto
update cab at: <> with error:
A required certificate is not within its validity period when
verifying against the current system clock or the timestamp in the signed file.
1. Do you experience incorrect time and date settings on your computer regular?
2. Do you get any Checksum errors at Boot?

If so, replace the CMOS battery on the Motherboard, otherwise:

Please follow: Event ID 4107 or Event ID 11 is logged in the Application log in Windows and in Windows Server

Please uninstal... Read more

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I have a full screen, but don't know how to get a google search box to get a toolbox at bottom of screen?

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I have a full screen, but don't know how to get a google search box to get a toolbox at bottom of screen?

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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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my grandson pressed buttons when I was on phone-now I cant enlarge the screen Its full height but approx 2 inches narrower either side

View Solution.

A:my screen is smaller than usual how do i get full screen -i ...

Please try changing the resolution. Maybe it reverted to a lower one. On Desktop, Right Click, go to Screen resolution, and select the on which you need.Assuming a normal notebook, the recommended resolution would be 1366x768. 

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I just installed new nvidia drivers after using Driver Cleaner. Now whenever I exit a full screen game, the screen is all black. I can still see the mouse change when I move it around. If I use the switch user shortcut and log back in, everything looks fine, but doing this constantly is getting annoying. So how do I get rid of the screen turning black after exiting a full screen program?

A:Black screen after exiting full screen

do you have direct X 9.0c?

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When I try to run any full screen application, my screen goes blank. The computer does not freeze, in fact the application keeps running normally; there is just nothing on the screen.
I'm using a notebook with a Radeon 9700 mobile video card. Anyone ever seen a problem like this?

A:Screen goes blank when I run full screen applications

Oh and I ran DXDiag. It worked fine until it got to the full screen test. When it tried that, the same problem happened. Screen went blank and there was nothing I could do. Had to restart the computer

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Recently I tried to screen record a batch script in full screen, and it did not work. Any ideas why? And do you know of any programs that may? I screen recorded in Camtasia, and all it did was (in video) display the windowed mode.

Your words are appreciated,


A:Screen Record Full Screen Batch?

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Ok so whenever a game launches in fullscreen mode (any game, I've tried quite a few) I get a black screen and my computer seems unresponsive. (Alt + Tab, Alt + F4 and Alt+ Enter if it's a Steam game do nothing.) From this I either have to hard reset or sleep/wake my laptop (which windows the game making it playable).

I've noticed that the game will play full screen when run with the integrated graphics processor (Intel HD3000) but not with the dedicated graphics card (nVidia GeForce GT540m), but of course the integrated graphics processor on any laptop is never good for gaming. Likely meaning it's a software problem with my nVidia card. I've checked the latest drivers and I've returned the settings in nVidia Control Panel to default settings. All the games I've played worked a couple of months ago but it was exam season so I haven't been gaming on my laptop recently and when I've tried I've had these problems.

I've attached a DxDiag report if that's of any help to anyone. Full specs can be found here.

Does anyone have any ideas?


OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8099 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 594050 MB, Free - 312586 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, PEQAA
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

A:Black screen for all full screen games

Hi there

Update the driver here:

If the games still do not work you have to configure the switchable graphics. This is a feature to save power by automatically allocating the internal graphics card for small applications so that the power hungry graphics card is not used all the time.

Here is a youtube video to help with switchable graphics:

Hope this helps

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I have been searching all over the internet, HP Technical Support (I have an HP Pavilion laptop), and friends, and I cannot figure this out:

I recently installed a program called BootSkins, which safely changes your Windows XP boot screen. However, my Windows XP boot screen is a small box - it doesn't take up the entire screen like it used to (when I installed Windows, before it "adjusted" my screen resolution). So when I assign a new picture to BootSkins and restart, it appears in a small box instead of stretching to fit the entire screen.

I don't want to run my computer in 800 X 600 mode - I love 1024 X 768 - but everything I'm reading seems to tell me that this is the only way. Isn't there some way I can change a system setting, INI file, registry setting, or something similar just to make the boot screen bigger?

A:Boot screen not full screen anymore...

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I will pull up a site and its a small screen so I click up top to make it big , but it doesnt stay that size . What do I need to do to keep it big. thanks

A:Screen jumps from small to big back to small

What browser are you using? What exactly are you doing to make the small screen bigger?

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Hi guys, as most of you know, graphic cards are definitely my weakest point, so hopefully someone can help me.

Since upgrading my graphic drivers from 257.21 to 266.58 when I play a game (or other full screen application) I get a "letterbox" effect with about 3 inches being missing from the top and the bottom of the screen.

Im guessing that for some reason the graphics card is thinking my monitor is widescreen when it's not, but I'm damned if I can find a way to unset it in Nvidia Control Panel.

Any sugestions other than rolling back the driver?

A:Make Full screen actually look full screen

We need just a little more information.. Is it just on one game or on all games?

If just one game, what game is it?

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I m using. WMP v. 9 and am tring to watch a SVCD. It runs ok, But when I try and view it in full screen, the screen goes to full screen, but there is only a fairly small window sitting in the middle of the screen. I have viewed the same file on another computer and full screen works fine. Please help.

A:Full Screen not Taking up full screen.

Have you checked the settings on your screen? Not the software settings but the hardware settings. I'm talking about the buttons that are on your screen that you use to adjust it. I doubt that this is the problem but it might be worth checking. Also, you might try searching Microsoft's Knowledge Base for any answers.

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Hey guys,

I wonder if someone can help me, I'm really getting stressed because this problem is really bugging me.

Any application like a game or a presentation wont use the entire monitor! It centers itself into a square and leaves a huge gap on each side.

I cant take a screenshot so I will try to draw an example.
Imagine the white is the application and the picture is my entire monitor.

Can someone help me please? I dont know what else to do. I've updated the drivers and nothing seems to work!

It's a HP Compaq 6710b, I haven't changed any display hardware. I've changed the RAM that's it.

Any help appreciated.
Thank You

A:Full screen applications don't use full screen!

im assuming you have a widescreen monitor, i have this feature on mine, il take a few screenshots with my phone to show what it does. this picture is the scaling options for flat panel monitors:

now, with this enabled, at your monitors default resolution, will appear like this:

now with it set at a resolution that isnt your monitors default will appear like this:

to stop this from happening, simply find out what your default resolution is for your monitor, and set the application resolution to this.

if you cannot find anywhere to set the default resolution, you can have full screen by reading through the manual for the monitor, there will be an option to remove the aspect ratio scaling on the monitor somewhere if you cant set it on windows.

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For some reason my other computer i dont understand it alot but when it comes to a Disk Boot Failur, enter system disk and press enter i usually just shutdown computer plug out the wait around 5-10mins but for this time it has really driven me up the wall.
at the moment now it hasnt worked and im asking for help here are some of the things i did... like i said before jst left it and wait... putting OS disk in and try to repair didnt work... try to reinstall didnt work it said it cant OS system something like that... changing my boot system to have HDD first and than CD-ROM than floppy (yes i do have a floppy drive).. but one thing it had told me Win XP when i first tried to repair it it said you have to quite when it count down on when to reboot it said if you have a floopy disk unplug it out and i did it and still not working... so im wondering if anyone out there can help me

A:Disk Boot Failure, Enter system disk and press enter

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When I got a new PSU I tried to boot with the same video card and everything else that was in it before. A Message came up saying Disk boot Failure.Enter System disk then press Enter. This message was after the Hp blue loading screen. I put back in the old PSU and it started right up and worked perfectly. I am thinking that the PSU isn't compatible With my computer. My computer is Model #: a6235. It is an HP. Ill mention i am trying to run a BFG 9800 GT OC. What PSU should I get that would fit into my computer. Thanks in advance for the help!.

A:Disk boot failure.Enter system disk then press Enter?

What model PSU did you get? Did you ensure that all of the plugs were plugged in (the little 4 prong one on the mobo that some PSU's use and the one to plug into the card)?

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An hour ago I was on my computer playing World of Warcraft when my computer froze. I tried rebooting it, but it said in all caps, "DISK BOOT FAILURE, ENTER SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER." So I tried entering my windows vista reinstallation CD, and it asked me to reinstall windows so I shut down the computer and took out the CD. Than I tried unplugging everything, replugging it, changing voltage, and changing it back. I tried changing booting priority to hard-drive as first, but than the boot disk failure was gone, and a blue screen popped up and restarted the computer real fast. I tried setting CD to boot priority one, and I tried reinstalling windows, but when it said "Click any key to boot from CD" and I pressed a key, it said that windows is collecting files from the CD, and the screen went black with a white cursor only showing. When I take out the CD and restart the computer, the boot disk failure thing comes up.

Computer: Velocity ProMagix E2230
Speed: 2.66 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo
Operating System: Windows Vista Ultimate 32BIT

I also stink at computers, so I wont understand a few computer terms. And no, I haven't put any new hard drive into the computer, but I reinstalled windows a few weeks ago when Windows was messed up.

A:Disk Boot Failure, Enter System Disk and Press Enter


Your Hard drive has gone to silicon heaven, thats why you got the boot disk error and why windows wont reload.

If your unsure about anything computer wise, take it to a qualified person, never mess with things you dont have a basic understanding off.


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Have a new Toshiba laptop, 3gb ram, Vista Home Premium-- when I try to access full screen video mode in You Tube, Yahoo Music, etc. I get sound, but blank screen. What is the setting / fix?

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win im on youtube and outher sites and waching video if i try to go full screen it go's to a white screen still got sound but no pic i got windows xp pro and ie8 my widows media player works good in full screen and dvd's work just not on web sites

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How to ?print screen? without the need to press ?fn?,

The ?print screen? button in the keyboard of the ?HP EliteBook 8770w Mobile Workstation? needs pressing the ?fn? and thus two buttons are required to do the print screen (attached).

In return, the print screen in the keyboard of ?Sony Vaio VPCE C3S0E? doesn?t require pressing fn as it is placed on top of ?sys rq?.

I?m wondering if there is a way to do the ?print screen? without the need to press fn in case of ?HP EliteBook 8770w Mobile Workstation??

Thank you



A:How to “print screen” without the need to press “fn”,

You could always set the print screen button as a shortcut to the snipping tool...

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Whenever I press the "v" key on my laptop. the screen flashes and the mouse moves to the center of the screen. However, this only seems to happen when I have it plugged in. There's no issue when I'm on battery power. It also doesn't happen in safe mode.

I'm running Windows 7 Enterprise on an HP tx2z-1000.

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my friend was using my computer and pointed at something on the lcd screen so hard that that whole spot went black. That spot they pressed looks fine, but is that really bad for the lcd?

A:press matte lcd screen

ummm... yeah, its about the worst thing you can do to a flat panel monitor, short of hitting it with a


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My 'welcome screen' would stay on forever, and never move from there, unless I press the Clt Alt Delete button. I have contacted Dell, and have been told that I possibly need a new harddrive. Hard to believe, since I don't use the machine that much. Any other ideas gratefully received.

A:Welcome screen - press Clt Alt Delete

Hello OrlaAngel, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might check to make sure that this is set as disabled to see if that may have been the issue.


Hope this helps,

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