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Hello all,
I am just reformat my PC and now running WinXP SP2 but there is a problem whenever I am running a few games that require full screen. The games will play normally but after a few minutes, the screen will change to my desktop. After clicking the games' tab, I can continue play but this happens again after a few minutes.

Anyone knows why? I suspect is because of resolution but does not knows how to verify. Any help would be highly appreciated.
 

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Hi and welcome to TSF

Can you give us a little more information: what have you upgraded from? Has XP been loaded over your previous o/s?

What graphics card do you have and have the latest XP drivers been installed?

Also, have you installed the mainboard drivers?

Is anything showing in Event Viewer (right click on My Computer and select manage).

How much RAM do you have - and of what type?

Peter
 

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hi Peter,
This is a new installation. I have formated my drive and install XP SP2 version 2002.
Driver is Geforce2 MX400 and I have turn on auto update which I think my driver is already updated.
RAM is 384M SDRAM-133.

I am not sure about main board update....need to check.

As for event viewer, I saw 3 things - Application, Security and System. All 3 are log type.

freak_jock, I have check with latest adware and there is no spyware.
 

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In event viewer place your mouse arrow over each item and double click - if you see any errors, double click those also and follow through on any advice.

You seem quite light on RAM, but if these games were running OK previously then my first guess is that this is a driver issue with your graphics card.

I would suggest removing the graphics driver and reinstalling it - use this to clean out the driver prior to reinstalling:-
http://www.drivercleaner.net/

You might find this article useful:-
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/compat/default.mspx

Is Direct-X fully updated?
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/default.aspx

Let us know how things go.

Peter
 
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