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Windows 7: some applications freezing visually (very weird)

08 Jul 2015   #1
kickasspeanut

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
some applications freezing visually (very weird)

I've noticed in the past few days that two games i play which happen to run windowed/fullscreen both end up freezing but in an odd way. The visuals inside the window will freeze but audio continues and i can still click things blindly but i can't see my cursor in the window and clicking things only makes the corrosponding noise and nothing happens on screen.

Its really odd and i have no idea what could be causing it? Sorry if i didn't explain it very well.


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08 Jul 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Try a System Restore to a date prior to the issue.
Also a clean startup - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
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18 Oct 2015   #3
kickasspeanut

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Sorry to necro such an old thread but i think the issue is still persisting. Same symptoms when playing stepmania 5 the picture will freeze if i click out of the window or play for long enough while input and audio still runs. its like everything is still working but the visuals.

Very very strange, I have no idea what could be causing this.
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18 Oct 2015   #4
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Did you try the things that GokAy suggested back in July?
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