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Windows 7: Getting Kicked to Desktop While Playing Games Like SWTOR......

26 Oct 2013   #1
Sithtiger

Windows 7 X64 Home Premium
 
 
Getting Kicked to Desktop While Playing Games Like SWTOR......

So I have an application I believe that is kicking me out of games...well I only play 2, Star Wars: The Old Republic and Battlefield 3. When I'm playing SWTOR, it kicks me out to the desktop. Let me be clear though, it's not crashing, because I can get back into the game by clicking on the icon or clicking Alt+Tab. Now, the only thing I've installed was Ninite. For those that don't know, Ninite is an open source app that will update all the selected programs for you and of those programs, these are the ones that I asked it to update. Firefox, Chrome, Silverlight, Air, Java, Java x64, Shockwave, uTorrent, 7-Zip, Steam, Auslogics, Skydrive, VLC, Spotify, Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, iTunes, .NET, Google Earth, Malwarebyte, Ad-Aware and Spybot 2.

I made sure that I turned off any automatic scanning from them, but I'm still getting kicked to the desktop when playing SWTOR. When I play Battlefield 3, it's as if it tries to kick me, but it blacks out only for a second and then comes back to the game. It's REALLY annoying especially when playing SWTOR, because the game is so huge that even my rather speedy computer takes a few seconds to load back. It's do or die when playing PvP in SWTOR and something like that means that you will die if you're playing PvP.

I don't know what else it could be, because these are the programs (actually Ninite) was installed prior to this happening. I actually had this problem prior to this with SWTOR, but this only happened once in a while and by that I mean maybe once a week so no biggie. Now, this happens about every 30 minutes or so. I'm just guessing.

If I knew of the offending program, I would either disable or uninstall it. I've looked at Task Manager and can't find which one it is, because TM doesn't show it as an application running. That said, I'm sure there is a process running for it, but I don't know what it is. It's not as if I can look in the logs because it's not an error. Does anyone have any ideas how to identify the offending program?

BTW, I've gone into MSCONFIG and disabled everything except the essential programs like Antivirus, keyboard and mouse support etc. I don't even have Ad-Aware or Spybot starting, and those services are set to manual, but it does seem logical that it's one of them.

TL;DR: I get kicked to the desktop while playing SWTOR and can't figure out what program is causing it.

Thanks in advance!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16337 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 28699 MB; E: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 12541 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, Z77A-G45 (MS-7752)
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled


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26 Oct 2013   #2
Sithtiger

Windows 7 X64 Home Premium
 
 

I also want to say that I've tried uninstalling Norton, thinking that might be it, and it wasn't and I've tried a new driver and that wasn't it either. My temps are fine, and my PSU is fine. My system is still somewhat new as it built it in around May of 2012.
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26 Oct 2013   #3
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Sounds like it could be malware. Run Malwarebytes and see if that picks up anything.
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26 Oct 2013   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

this occasionally happens with me, its often a email notification pop up or similar.
what i would try if i were you is to install razer gamebooster which shuts down non essential applications and processes and starts them up when you close the game.

some people use RGB because they have slower computers and find it helps but if you have a decent rig then to have it stop interrupting apps then its ideal, you have it search for your games and launch them from within RGB

Razer Game Booster Performance Boosting & Screencapture Software - Razer United Kingdom
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27 Oct 2013   #5
Sithtiger

Windows 7 X64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
Sounds like it could be malware. Run Malwarebytes and see if that picks up anything.
I don't think that's the case, because I've done a scan, however I haven't done one recently. I'll go ahead and use Malwarebytes to do this again.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
this occasionally happens with me, its often a email notification pop up or similar.
what i would try if i were you is to install razer gamebooster which shuts down non essential applications and processes and starts them up when you close the game.

some people use RGB because they have slower computers and find it helps but if you have a decent rig then to have it stop interrupting apps then its ideal, you have it search for your games and launch them from within RGB

Razer Game Booster Performance Boosting & Screencapture Software - Razer United Kingdom
Thanks, this actually sounds like a really good idea. I've downloaded and I'm installing it now. I'll post back tomorrow and say if it worked or not. I think it's a good idea because I do think it's an app that's responsible, so this might just work.
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30 Oct 2013   #6
Sithtiger

Windows 7 X64 Home Premium
 
 

OK, so I tried the Razer Gamebooster, and it didn't work. I really thought this might do it, but it didn't. I haven't run Maleware bytes again, but I will later today and see. I don't think it's this, since I've done it before, just not recently.
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03 Nov 2013   #7
Sithtiger

Windows 7 X64 Home Premium
 
 

Anyone have any ideas? I've tried everything. I did a full virus scan along with Spybot and Malwarebytes scan. I found a couple of harmless viruses but nothing bad and got rid of them, but I still have the problem.

It's like there's a Windows notification telling me something and interrupting my gameplay.
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03 Nov 2013   #8
Sithtiger

Windows 7 X64 Home Premium
 
 

Anyone have any ideas? I've tried everything. I did a full virus scan along with Spybot and Malwarebytes scan. I found a couple of harmless viruses but nothing bad and got rid of them, but I still have the problem.

It's like there's a Windows notification telling me something and interrupting my gameplay.
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