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Windows 7: Full screen Games minimizing to taskbar for no reason

15 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home, 64 bit
Full screen Games minimizing to taskbar for no reason

Hello. I'm running windows 7 on an HP PC. I'm having a problem with all my games minimizing by themselves. They are all minimizing approximately every 5 minutes. This is something that started very recently. It doesnít give an error message, just minimizes to the task bar. Once I click on the game logo in the taskbar, the game comes back up, but immediately minimizes again. Clicking on the logo a second time brings the game back to full size for 5 minutes or so, then the cycle starts all over again.
There are no error codes.
Iíve checked my computer, over and over, and everything is fine, there are no issues or anything running in the background that hasnít been all along. Iíve cleaned everything, and defragmented. Had a program check for errors, nothing was found. Also ran my programs for malware and for a virus, computer is clean.
Does anyone have any ideas? I know there's another thread about this on here, but it's old. Also, I did try their recommendations, didn't work.

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15 May 2014   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit

Have you tried doing a system restore to the point before this started happening? if not; i would try that. Click start, programs, accessories, system tools, then system restore and try and find a date closest to before this all started happening. Give that a shot if you have not already done so and see what happens.
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