Gothic_mando Mar 25, 2014 @ 3:06pm
Game reverts back to desktop every 10 seconds (or so..)
hey guys odd one this time.. Basically whenever i play a game on my laptop sometimes the screen will revert back to desktop on regular intervals. The strangest part is that its not 'crashing' in the most literal sense; i can still select the game on the taskbar at the bottom of my screen to go back into it. However ofc this simply happens again on regular intervals. im pretty sure around the same amount of time elapses before each of this 'hiccups' occurrs too. i dont believe its related to a specific game because its happening on both of my games; skyrim and fallout new vegas. it doesnt happen everytime i bott up the games but im just curious what could be causing it. i thought perhaps it would have something to do with my internet as these 'hiccups' can also occur when im not playing a game too. the difference is the screen just seems to 'blink'; freezing and flashing for a second while also showing a red cross symbol on my taskbar where my internet connection is displayed. ive tried disconnecting from the internet entirely but it still happens. Any idea please? ^^
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SpeedFreak1972 Mar 25, 2014 @ 3:16pm 
check your background programs probably a program that does some sort of task.
Gothic_mando Mar 25, 2014 @ 3:17pm 
could you be referring to an antivirus program? thats the only background program i have that im aware of.
SpeedFreak1972 Mar 25, 2014 @ 3:22pm 
That is a possibility ... for instance an above average scanning method of game files.
Hamsterbytes , bits and nibbles Mar 25, 2014 @ 3:52pm 
Laptop overheating, maybe.
Gothic_mando Mar 26, 2014 @ 1:34am 
thanks for the tips guys ^^ ive turned off the antivirus and the problem seems to have gone away for now.
SpeedFreak1972 Mar 26, 2014 @ 2:39am 
Out of interest what AV where talking about?
Gothic_mando Mar 26, 2014 @ 11:56am 
avast premier
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Date Posted: Mar 25, 2014 @ 3:06pm
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