I'm troubled by a problem that's been bothering me for quite some time so was hoping to get some help here. I'm a relatively new user to Windows 7 so I was hoping to get some solution to my problem here.
When I play certain games in fullscreen mode, the screen would just freeze at a blank screen with no cursor or any response. There is processing going on because the harddisk light is blinking but otherwise everything else freezes, even the Caps or Num lock key doesn't respond. I always have to do a hard reset and it's very damaging to the system according to what I know.
From what I could gather, it seemed like a resolution conflict or some sort because my laptop has a weird resolution at 1366 X 768 (ATI Radeon 5730) and if I managed to change the game to start in windowed mode, it works. However, not all games can be made to start in windowed mode that easily so I'm stuck with having to try my luck every now and then and pray the game doesn't freeze the system.
So my question(s) are:
1) Is there anyway to go to task manager to shutdown the unresponding program?
2) Will Windows 7 automatically pop back to the desktop when it detects the unresponsive program?
Any other help would be appreciated.