Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Games in Fullscreen Randomly Jump to Desktop Occasionally

08 Jun 2013   #1
X32WaysToDie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Games in Fullscreen Randomly Jump to Desktop Occasionally

So I've had this problem for a while now.. I ordered a new desktop PC and when I play games for a while, it will randomly jump to the desktop... I can then alt+tab or click the icon to bring the game back up, but it's very annoying. Sometimes it happens more than others. The weird thing is that prior to buying the desktop, I used a laptop and never had the problem, but then after I bought it, when I tried playing games on my laptop I had the same issue, so it's obviously something that both systems are using. Both machines are using Win 7 x64, although the desktop is Home Premium, and the laptop is Ultimate. So then I tried figuring out what's changed since then for both systems.. Most of my games are played through Steam, but it also happens to games that aren't played through it. The only changes I can think of on both machines since the issue occured are:
1. I installed BitDefender. I tried uninstalling it from my desktop, and instead installed Avast (which I had on my laptop before i bought the laptop and bought BitDefender) and the issue still happens.

2. I bought a Razer Naga Epic.. I haven't yet tried reverting to an older mouse, but that could be it maybe?

3. I bought a Soundblaster Recon/Omega Wireless headset. Also haven't tried not using it, but it's crucial to my gaming.

Anyone heard of this or have any ideas? I searched Google for a while, but no one seemed to have any concrete answers.

Thanks.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
08 Jun 2013   #2
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Nice to see another iBuyPower Purchaser. I thought I was nearly the only one around here.

Re: your issue, I can't see anything you mentioned causing the drop outs. I used to have issues like this way back when, and I really can't remember what, if anything, caused them. I would get rid of BitDefender and Avast and go to using MSE or Windows Defender and then back it up with Malwarebytes, but that's a personal preference kinda thing. The other two things you mentioned shouldn't cause this type of issue. (keyword = shouldn't)

Just for grins and giggles, I might go into msconfig and/or task manager just to see what kind of processes are running that might try to interrupt your gaming experience. Java updates, Adobe updates, Flash updates, etc, are always a pain in the proverbial backside, and can cause odd things to occur.

Enjoy your machine. I've had mine for 5-6 years now, and I am happy with it. I'll buy another from them if they offer one without the evil Win8 on it by the time I can afford a new one. Bought it through NewEgg. Best computer buy I've made in nearly 15 years.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2013   #3
X32WaysToDie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yeah it's a great computer, aside from the issue I'm having obviously. It makes some games unplayable due to if it minimizes, it will crash the game.. I've had that issue with Splinter Cell and now Dead Space 3. What makes it odd is that it seems to affect both my Desktop and now my Laptop, despite the fact that before I got the desktop, the laptop never had an issue, so it's gotta be some piece of hardware or software shared between the two. I guess I'll try just running no antivirus for a bit, and see what comes of it. I will post my findings here for all to see =)
Thanks for the help so far, we'll see how it goes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

09 Jun 2013   #4
X32WaysToDie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

UPDATE -
It does in fact appear to be my Razer Naga Epic.. I decided to try unplugging the wireless/charging base (I use it wirelessly) and use an old crappy mouse instead, and didn't have any cases of it minimizing to the desktop like it normally would. This all makes sense seeing as this was a new piece of hardware for my laptop as well, and thus why it was affecting it.

So I guess my next question would be: does anyone have any ideas how to fix this? Obviously it's not a widely known problem or else I would have found something in my searches. I'm open to any suggestions.. Unfortunately I've had the mouse way too long to take it back, and am hoping I didn't waste $130.

I have already updated/reinstalled the firmware a few days ago.

Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Games in Fullscreen Randomly Jump to Desktop Occasionally




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
BSOD During Games and Alt+Tabbing from games in fullscreen (BCCODE 3b)
Hello all, I recently made a new PC build, everything went fine and all drivers are up to date and the latest. However when playing ANY game in fullscreen i sometimes get a BSOD and if i Alt+Tab our of one it will 90% of the time BSOD. Latest 3b is the BCCode that i get, i have tried sweeping...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD occasionally after closing fullscreen game and after restart
Hello, I have been having this issue for a while and just haven't been able to detect what the problem could possibly be. I built this computer about 8 months ago, and have had a problem where my computer will just randomly BSOD. This tends to happen about once a day a few seconds after closing...
BSOD Help and Support
jump to desktop when run fullscreen application, windows 7 x64
case closed! when i run a fullscreen application, on 5-10 mins it jump to the desktop and this icon in the picture appeared, how can i stop it?
General Discussion
BSOD randomly, Mostly 0x1e, others occasionally
For a second time I make a call to the Seven Gurus in hopes of finding out once and for all what is wrong with my hardware. Specs: Windows 7 64-bit 4x2gb Corsair CM3X2G1333C9 Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P (Socket M2) Motherboard AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 B50 Processor Nvidia Geforce GTX 260
BSOD Help and Support
Dropping randomly too desktop while playing games.
I've lately had this weird issue while im playing games, it just drops to desktop every 5 minutes, and if i press any letters on my keyboard it makes a sound as if a program denies it (don't really know how too explain it better, hopefully you understand). There is no error or such, i can just...
Gaming
Issue with fullscreen games switching back to Desktop
Hi there, I'm running Windows 7 64 bit, and I've been rather happy, coming from Vista. I've had it on for several months now, and because I rarely play a fullscreen game it hasn't troubled me much, but I decided to post about it anyhow. Whenever I launch or reactivate a fullscreen game...
Gaming


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:21.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App