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

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

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.

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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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My computer keeps on exiting the full screen mode! This issue started occuring a few weeks after I purchased my computer, basically when watching a video on youtube or netflix or any video compatible site, the screen will turn back to normal size. On youtube when watching a video, the video will just stop playing and go back to the home screen. This is very frusterating as I watch a show on netflix and can't keep the screen on the full screen mode. I have a Windows 7 OS, antivirus security, and also a feature that blocks any pop-ups, so what's the problem and how do I fix it?

A:Computer keeps leaving the full-screen mode!

Could be that pop-up blocker you mentioned.
Quick way to find out is to disable it then try youtube.

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Please load the following in your IE9:

<BODY style="background-color: black">

Can you see a 2 pixel thick white line at the bottom?
In IE8 it wasn't there!
Is this something in my settings?

A:IE9 in full screen shows white line at bottom

I've forgot to mention: go full screen (F11) and hide the status bar to see the white line at the bottom of a black screen.

I could not find a way of editing my post...

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A:Help! Taskbar overlaps full screen video can't get to the bottom menus

You Do NOT need to mess around with the registries, the easiest way is to just auto-hide the taskbar.
Right Click on taskbar --> then click on properties --> then click on auto-hide taskbar.

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[Dell Inspiron 560 desktop; MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit; Windows Live Mail 2011; MS Word Pro 2003; Mozilla Firefox 22.0; Adobe FP 11,8,800,94; Adobe Reader 11.......]
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A:Screen rushing down to bottom like a flash...every few minutes!

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On my desktop it works fine with windows XP but on my laptop wiht VISTA this does not..
Any idea what settings with in vista is preventing a Flash web player from expanding?
I have tried to unclick the hardware acceleration and reclick it, same result when it is unchecked/checked.

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hi, im using windows 7 64 bit - I have a very annoying issue when using certain applications in full screen, the windows taskbar stays on top --- I think its something to do with flash because I remember it only started happening after installing a new version (some time back, maybe it was a beta I dont know?).
it doesnt happen when using VLC player in full screen but always happens when I try and fullscreen a youtube or vimeo video, and also I just downloaded the game 'machinarium' and it happens also

any idea on how to get it to go away? I have just tried uninstalling flash and installing the latest one again but it didn't seem to change anything


A:Start bar always on top in full screen flash applications

Quote: Originally Posted by spaciousmind

hi, im using windows 7 64 bit - I have a very annoying issue when using certain applications in full screen, the windows taskbar stays on top --- I think its something to do with flash because I remember it only started happening after installing a new version (some time back, maybe it was a beta I dont know?).
it doesnt happen when using VLC player in full screen but always happens when I try and fullscreen a youtube or vimeo video, and also I just downloaded the game 'machinarium' and it happens also

any idea on how to get it to go away? I have just tried uninstalling flash and installing the latest one again but it didn't seem to change anything


I have the same thing happen when using Flash Player or other apps where ok / cancel / apply buttons are covered by the taskbar. To be able to access all of the controls of the flash player I just hide the Taskbar - Taskbar Auto-hide - Turn On or Off then unhide when done using the offending application.

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I am using Windows 7 ultimate, Chrome, and Flash version 11,6,602,180

I am having the following issue: when I watch a youtube or any other video on a website, i click full screen and the video and sound are ok but when I would, say, want to switch tabs in Windows with Alt+tab the video remains in the background (covering the taskbar) and its in a separate tab, the original page displays a black square (where the video should be playing).

To have a clue what I am talking about, check the picture in the attachment.

Does anybody have the same issue? Is it a bug? I would appreciate if somebody could help me resolve this annoying issue.


A:Flash? video issue in full screen

I faced the same issue so many times. I don't think it's an issue. It's a bug in Windows 7.

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How do I get my Adobe Flash Player to work in Full Screen mode?

I have searched for this and I have not found any good answer to this question. Any and all help is appreciated.


A:Adobe Flash Player - Full Screen

mcsmith76 said:

How do I get my Adobe Flash Player to work in Full Screen mode?

I have searched for this and I have not found any good answer to this question. Any and all help is appreciated.

ThanksClick to expand...

Look at the attached picture. It's a Youtube video. At the bottom right, you'll get the option for full screen.

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I have a 32 GB flash, which I have used it a few times to save data and I?ve had no trouble accessing the files. I recently saved all my files and folders from the last 5 years up to the end of 2011 but although I?ve done a scan and everything is still there, but when I insert the flash it is blank. I don?t have any hidden files so that is not the problem.

I'm retired and not technical minded so have no idea what to do now so I would appreciate some help. Thanks

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Have you tried to mount it in a linux-system?

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Anyone have any suggestion to solving a problem with viewing Flash videos Full Screen that alaways give a Black & Gary Window rather then showing the video? Example of error window attached to posting.

I have already tried some T/S of my own on to figure this out and here's what I have figured out so far.
Does Not Have This Problem When Using IE7
Problem Not Fixed By Updating Flash
Problem Not Fixed By Updating FireFox
Updating Video Drivers Didn't Fix Problem

So this is where I am at now.

Any Ideas?

A:Viewing Full Screen Flash Video Error

WITechDrs said:

Anyone have any suggestion to solving a problem with viewing Flash videos Full Screen that alaways give a Black & Gary Window rather then showing the video? Example of error window attached to posting.

I have already tried some T/S of my own on to figure this out and here's what I have figured out so far.
Does Not Have This Problem When Using IE7
Problem Not Fixed By Updating Flash
Problem Not Fixed By Updating FireFox
Updating Video Drivers Didn't Fix Problem

So this is where I am at now.

Any Ideas?Click to expand...

I think I figured out what the problem is. This problem is is like the bug Adobe has posted at

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Earlier yesterday, I had received a blue screen error while watching videos on Netflix while
in full screen view. Then just a few hours ago, the same error occurred again while I was watching a video on Youtube during full screen. I could hear ticking noises in my hard drive usually before or after this issue takes place. Here is the message below that was showing:


"STOP: 0x00000077 (0xC000009C, 0xC000009C, 0x00000000, 0x086C6000)"

I'm running Windows XP, SP 3, Dell PC, Model: Dimension 2400 using Google Chrome. I would provide more info from my minidumps, but they won't show up for some reason when I'm trying to attach them.

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I suggest running a disk check for starters (either run error-checking and check "Automatically fix file-system errors" or run chkdsk /f /r)

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I've added the Adobe Flash software to the system startup folder, but while it starts in full screen mode on bootup, it then drops out of full screen mode. This is a problem because I want to have the computer run completely automatically and turn itself off at 3:30 PM and on at 7 AM with no user intervention.

When I run the flash program by hand it starts and stays in full screen mode, so I think something that runs at startup is becoming a foreground task.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

I'm a unix person, new to windows.

A:non-interactive kiosk, force full screen flash

Hi spark2000 and welcome to SF
Try the following: right click on that shortcut in the startup folder.
go to properties, in the Shortcut tab set the dropdown field under RUN to MAXIMIZED


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Hi i have this annoying problem with flash player that i never used to have back on flash 9 something, Seems any build of flash from 10.1 to 10.3 all keep exiting full screen on there own when watching video.

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Anyway it really pisses me off when i'm wanting to watch tv in bed at say or another video site and then have to get up out of bed and click the dang full screen button again, This happens in 32bit or 64bit browsers, so / any, If anyone knows of a work around it would be much appreciated,

A buddy of mine said to disable aero but i don't want to do that if that's the cause as it isn't really a solution that works for me as i like my aero / thumbnails and stuff, No other video player's do that on my system accept flash player.

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No one else have this problem?

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This applies to any platform:
To disply full screen mode in Flash or YouTube videos you MUST Disable hardware acceleration!!
1.Make sure you are using the latest version of Flash. To check your version and to upgrade, see Adobe's instructions.
2.Navigate to a page that shows a video that you can't view in full screen.
3.Right-clickHold down the Ctrl key while you click on the video player and click Settings... in the context menu. The Adobe Flash Player Settings screen will open.
4.Click on the icon at the bottom-left of the Adobe Flash Player Settings window to open the Display panel.
5.Remove the check mark from Enable hardware acceleration.

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Thank you for taking the time to read this. I have a Dell computer with Windows 10 operating system. When watching videos, say like on youtube or Netflix the scree will turn black for a few seconds then return to normal. It does not happen every time but it does happen often. When it does happen I can watch it just fine in small screen or whatever its called when you don't make it full screen. The video continues to play so its not loading or anything like that it just flashes black for a few seconds. Sometimes it does it throughout the whole video or just once at the beginning of the video or when I switch it to full screen. Also I don't know if this is related but if I pause the video and then start it back the sound is louder but still set at the same volume. Once I either increase or decrease the sound it will return back to normal level. Also this occurred when I first bought the computer around a year ago, with windows 8 then when windows 10 came out it updated but the problem still occurred.

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Non fullscreen:


A:Full screen flash video very poor quality

It's only as good as what the uploaders use to upload. Certain video will have multiple modes to view,
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I have been trying to find what this icon in my taskbar is...crappy screen capture below....

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Here is a discussion of my exact problem. Seems these guys are gonna' try to figure this out.

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Stopped working

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Problem Signature 01: ehshell.exe
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Problem Signature 03: 486c6907
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Problem Signature 05: 6.0.6000.0
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Hello there!

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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!


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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!


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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)
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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!

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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.

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I can'y find this answer so I am falling back on the best forum ever...this one.

During Flash playback I will normally watch in "full screen" works great. In the last months more and more videos are playing with the "Press ESC to exit full screen mode" message always displayed. Now it's happening on YouTube. This is the last straw. I can't take it. It does not disappear like it's supposed to.

I have tried the Flash Player settings manager and adjusted every setting to see if this is the problem. No help. I think it may be the hosting site but I don't know. Some YouTube videos work like normal and some don't. This happens on other sites too. Have you had this problem and fixed it? Do you know how to fix it. Please help me out here. I have searched the net and no solutions exist that I can find.

I found an article on "issues" for Flash full screen. They said to update drivers. I updated to 191.07 (latest Nvidia driver) No help.

Tried IE8 and the latest flash plugin (for both IE and Chrome) No help.

Please....this is killing me.

A:Flash player "ESC to exit full screen" stays

I found out on my own how to fix this if anyone has the same problem. It's in the settings manager for flash player (the on line one) and it has to do with the site being able to store stuff on your computer.

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

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

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

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

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

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I'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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No it's not the problem where I have a black screen after the reboot of the installation of windows 8.1

I have the upgrade already but when i leave my laptop on after a few hours the screen turns black and it won't respond.

I have to hard reset it every time it does this because the keyboard and mouse wont make the black screen go away.

I tried searching for a solution but all of them were about the black screen after installation

A:windows 8.1 black screen after leaving it on

Usually related to a ACPI problem. You can go through the Events log and see if anything is showing out of the ordinary. Try updating the device driver for the GPU and see if that fixes it.

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

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

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

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

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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.
Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Set... Read more

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

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

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

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

0x0000000E(something like that)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

hello& welcome to TSF,

now this is just for starters for trouble shooting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

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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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When I started my laptop this morning, a purple line about 5mm from the bottom of the screen, running through the middle of the taskbar was there. Then the top 5mm of my screen started flashing beneath this line. I scanned my laptop and no problems were found. I know that lines running through the screen can mean the screen is broken, but I'm not sure why the top of the screen flashes at the bottom if that were the case.
I have a HP latop, product: compaq 6530b. I recently updated to Windows 7
Any help would be great. I'd like to know if I can fix the problem myself or if I have to take it in to be fixed.
Thank you!

edit: the line is there right from startup.

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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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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 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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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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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'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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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'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'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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I have always built my own computers, kept them running fine, and done all the repair myself..but this one has me slumped as I have never seen this before.

I left the room...not having any computer issues, in fact I just did a clean format a few weeks back. Came back in and I had this blue screen


stop: 0x0000009c (0x0000000000000001, 0xFFFFF880009F0B30, 0x00000000BF800000, 0x0000000000000185)

I thought bummer..restarted...and it came up again. it doesn't happen in the same spot every time but I can never get in windows...sometimes the screen never shows and the system just restarts.

I tried disconnecting all my components one by one to see if any were the cause. HDD, SDD, Graphics Card, Ram (didn't have any to swap so I just interchanged my two) etc..same thing occured.

As per usual when I have issues I do a fresh delete/format/install. So I put my Win7 USB stick in and loaded it up...I tried to do the startup repair..but the BSOD came up during I rebooted..brought it up again and deleted all my partitions and formatted my drive. Installed windows just fine...then after the first reboot when it got to setting registry came up again. I get the screen randomly at different points of trying to reinstall. I was just now running a chkdsk on my drive and it was working fine..then BSOD when I was around 30%

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A:Blue Screen after leaving room and returning - Now will not Boot

Also curious, could there be some sort of virus that is in the hardware not hard drives? Since I wiped the hard drives they should be clean..but what about elsewhere?

Also are there drivers stored somewhere in the system besides the HDD? Sounds dumb but I am referring to the ones the bios and system uses before booting into windows..even when windows is not installed?

I tried reinstalling windows 10 times..sometimes it crashes immediately..sometimes I get through the entire install and to the reboot part where it does registry settings and such... but usually it crashes again there.

I've tried changing my SATA to IDE, etc..but dunno why that would be a problem. I always used RAID before because I have an SSD I use as caching. I've also disconnected both HDD and just tried booting from USB flash (my Windows booter) and same symptoms occur.

I can go into the bios and play in there for as long as I want without's only when I start messing with anything windows related it seems to crash... today I plan to try to use an older/other windows Vista disc and see if maybe my Bootable Windows Flash drive got messed up

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I've had this happen now with my last 2 custom built PCs. I'll leave my computer on overnight and when I return to it in the morning, my monitor is black from being turned off, but won't wake up when I move the mouse or use the keyboard even though they have power (as indicated by their glowing lights). The only common hardware components are the video card, PSU, and DVD drive. My current machine is:

Win 7 Ultimate x64, latest service pack
Gigabyte z97x-ud5h mobo
Intel i4790K
ATI Radeon HD 7970

My previous machine was:
same os (same disk even)
Asus Crosshair v Formula-z
AMD FX-8350
same video card

I do not have any power saving features enabled. My monitor is set to turn off after 15m, but in the advanced power settings I have turned off all sleep and hibernate features. If I walk away for an hour or so, even though the monitor is off, it will wake back up when I move the mouse/keyboard. It seems to only be after I leave it on overnight. The only other common denominator I can think of is that I use Acronis to run a back up on my system around 5am, although it's rather short as it's just doing a diff.

Again, all power save features are off (or should be at least) so I'm not sure what would be causing this, especially given the rather different hardware. I'm wondering if it's the video card at this point? But then why would it only be causing issues after being on overnight?

A:Screen doesn't turn back on sometimes after leaving on overnight

but in the advanced power settings I have turned off all sleep and hibernate features

I had that problem until I determined I also had to set the Hard Disk to Never shut down in the Advanced settings, apparently keeps Windows from losing track of itself.

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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

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I am getting pop ups at the bottom, bottom right and left side of my screen.  They just seem to pop up randomly and frequently.  Highly annoying.

A:Pop ups at bottom and bottom right of screen

Most likely these popups are the result of recently installed updates,  free program(s) or add-on(s) in either browsers or programs such as Skype.
Using Firefox or Google Chrome browsers with Adblock Plus add-on may block the ads.
The two programs linked below have success in finding and removing adware. Allow them to remove whatever they find.
AdwCleaner Download
Junkware Removal Tool Download
You should check your add-ons/ extensions in your browser(s) for unknown ones or that you have not intentionally installed.
Disable or attempt to uninstall them.
If the above doesn't solve your problem, post a new topic in the Am I along with the scan results of the two programs.

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When I am surfing the net I can't see which programs I have running on the bottom of my screen.
This is frustrating because I use messenger a lot and have to keep minimizing my screen to see who has written me.
Anyone know how I can fix this problem?I used to be able to see everything at the bootom of my screen but no longer.....

Thanks for the advice.


A:not able to see bottom of screen???

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for a while now I keep getting a pop up at the bottom of the screen every time I use internet explorer or Firefox. It asks to I want to make Internet explorer my default browse. you have to click no every time to get rid of it. It is annoying, is there a way to get rid of it.

Also, now most every time I pull up a web site page I get a pop up again at the bottom of the page advertizing something. again is there a way to block this stuff. Gary

A:pop ups at bottom of screen

When you see that, next to the No there is an arrow, click on that and choose don't ask again.

Something like this:

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alright just recintely when i log on windows xp service pack 2 this little minimized something wahtever it is its like a minimized program but instead of saying the name it has a little white box inside of it. and if i choose to close it it wont close but if i got to the task mananger and got to process and end the process called WZCSLDR.exe the it will go away but i dont wanna ahve to keep doing that everytime i get on windows so can anyone tell me what this is please. thanks in advnace

A:What is This at the bottom of my screen

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Hey, im new here ive tryed a couple of other site but no luck so, my problem here is that like a week ago this thing popped up about opera gold its a nice ware has ended and needs to close? so i clicked dont sent then my computer shut off, ok so i turned it back on and after the bios flash screen (where it says press f2 for setup Ect.) it just goes to a black screen. I've tried starting in safe mod it just keeps getting stuck on KDCOM.DLL and just sits there. Anyone got a clue what could be the problem?


A:Solved: Black screen after bios flash screen

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I have an icon by the time at the bottom of the screen that is flashing between a question mark and a icon of a hard drive with a red question mark. I have discovered that the link is related to Video Active X Object which I deleted under program files but the Icon is still there. It is telling me that I have a virus. I have run my virus program and scanned for spyware. I've cleaned my registry and that didn't work. How can I get rid of this annoying problem? I am new at this forum or any forum for that matter and am not quite sure how to use it. So please try to help me!


A:Bad icon at bottom of screen

Try this..!.htm

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Its on the bottom of my screen where the taskbar is it always glitches and shows some white thing then disappears then 2-3 seconds later is comes back so its kinda like a flikering white thing...I cant really explain it its not my taskbar I think I tried hide taskbar its still there.I tried everything!!

Please Help,

A:How do I fix this glitch on the bottom of my screen?

Quote: Originally Posted by TechGuy121

Its on the bottom of my screen where the taskbar is it always glitches and shows some white thing then disappears then 2-3 seconds later is comes back so its kinda like a flikering white thing...I cant really explain it its not my taskbar I think I tried hide taskbar its still there.I tried everything!!

Please Help,

It almost sounds like a hardware thing. Did it just pop up all of a sudden? Does this glitch appear in safe mode?

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On certain sites, I receive pop-ups stating: a)the java script version is out of date, or download/play buttons. The javascript one can be right clicked, in which case the link provided is  The pop-up with download/play buttons is from:
I ran TDS Killer. Here is the log:
12:02:08.0639 5048 TDSS rootkit removing tool Feb 11 2013 18:50:42
12:02:08.0903 5048 ============================================================
12:02:08.0903 5048 Current date / time: 2013/03/09 12:02:08.0903
12:02:08.0903 5048 SystemInfo:
12:02:08.0903 5048
12:02:08.0903 5048 OS Version: 6.1.7600 ServicePack: 0.0
12:02:08.0903 5048 Product type: Workstation
12:02:08.0904 5048 ComputerName: PETE-PC
12:02:08.0904 5048 UserName: Pete
12:02:08.0904 5048 Windows directory: C:\Windows
12:02:08.0904 5048 System windows directory: C:\Windows
12:02:08.0904 5048 Running under WOW64
12:02:08.0904 5048 Processor architecture: Intel x64
12:02:08.0904 5048 Number of processors: 4
12:02:08.0904 5048 Page size: 0x1000
12:02:08.0904 5048 Boot type: Normal boot
12:02:08.0904 5048 ============================================================
12:02:10.0086 5048 Drive \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 - Size: 0x950B056000 (596.17 Gb), SectorSize: 0x200, Cylinders: 0x13001, SectorsPerTrack: 0x3F, TracksPerCylinder: 0xFF, Type 'K0', Flags 0x00000040
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A:Pop-ups in bottom corners of screen

Please continue with this topic
I will ask a mod to close this one.

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Basically, is there any way of removing ads like those? It's the ones that stick to your screen even when you scroll up and down theyre allways at the same spot.. Im starting to get seriously pissed off, time after time the ads are just getting worse and worse and now serious newspapers use them too. Anything I can do?

A:Bottom of screen ads - pic included

Install Adblock Plus.

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OK, I hope this makes sense as I am so untechnical its not funny Along the bottom of the screen it shows tabs and screens that are open. Previously before I had to make my computer back to shop ready because of a virus these tabs didnt show up like this they where heaps smaller and only showed 2 at a time and you have to click on the side arrow of the smaller ones to see everything that was opened. Does anyone know what im talking about or how i get this back ????

A:tabs along the bottom of the screen

If you look closely at the task bar you should see a separator. put your mouse over it and hold the left button and drag it where you want. I think that will give you what you want.

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When i try to click on the bottom right of my screen, taksbar not included it won't register. The mouse will go over the screen but for windows it is stuck before that weird box.

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so i installed windows 7 about a month ago but just yesterday started getting this issue where the bottom 1/3 of my screen is White and the other 2/3 works perfectly fine. I tried to take a screen shot to show what I meant but screen shots end up looking as if everything is normal.

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T60p with ATI graphics card.

How can I tell if its my physical laptop screen that is having the issue versus my graphics card somehow screwing up? Does taking a screen shot and everything looks normal mean its my laptop screen??

This is giving me fits because I can't see my start menu so I have to guess where the search bar is to open programs. Plus I'd obviously prefer my whole screen works.

A:bottom 1/3 of screen not showing! HELP!

Have you tried to reset your resolution...Are you certain that you are using the latest drivers for your graphic card? Have you tried doing a system restore to a point where the screen display was correct... Try these and let us know what happens...

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