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: Game runs from Task Manager with New Task, not from shortcut or exe

24 Sep 2012   #1
Dark Rider

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Game runs from Task Manager with New Task, not from shortcut or exe

I have installed this game, Singularity. The game worked fine for a week then suddenly It would crash as soon as it was opened from the desktop shortcut. The game is patched to it's latest version, I have direct x all other runtimes and PhysX installed from the CD.

The shortcut it set to run as Admin in compatibility. No matter if i try with the desktop shortcut or from the exe in the folder or from the shortcut in the start menu the game will crash asap. The only way this game runs is by pulling up task manager and selecting New Task then browsing to the games exe.

Malwarebytes reports no viruses or any malware. Tried reinstalling, and it didn't help.


What gives and how can I fix this?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
26 Sep 2012   #2
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I have that game. Great game, played it a few times.

Anyway that's a strange one as I never had issues with it, and I ran it with an ATI (AMD) card.

Try updating your directx files - Download: DirectX End-User Runtime - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details as well as your video and soundcard drivers.

See my guide for other tips - Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues

You also need to list/post your system specs here - systems specs otherwise we're just guessing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Game runs from Task Manager with New Task, not from shortcut or exe




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Task Manager - Create Elevated Shortcut
How to Create an Elevated Task Manager Shortcut in Windows 7 This will show you how to create a elevated Task Manager shortcut that will "run as an administrator" in Windows 7 when opened. It will open as if you clicked Show processes from all users in the default Task Manager. You will...
Tutorials
CPU fan runs loud until I open task manager
My CPU fan is noisy so I open the Task Manager to see what process uses a lot of ressources and then the fan quiets down instantly. But, when i stop the TM it starts to be noisy again. Like it needs the TM to figure out that it doesn't need to go full speed. I found this thread: Laptop fans run...
BSOD Help and Support
Want shortcut to start Task Manager and kill to Firefox - in one step
I want to have a shortcut on the taskbar that will start Task Manager use it to kill Firefox - in one step. This will preserve the open tabs on multiple windows for the next startup.
Browsers & Mail
Mutliple Outlook 2003 instance in task tray and task manager
Every now and then I look down at the task tray ...and whoa!!!! about a dozen instances of Outlook. See attached What is causing this? And how do I prevent it??
Microsoft Office
Task Manager Shortcut
Does anyone know how I can setup a Task Manager Shortcut please?:)
General Discussion


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 11:58.
Twitter Facebook