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Author Topic: Games and startup problems (grief I am getting sad)  (Read 1122 times)

Carol Haynes

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Games and startup problems (grief I am getting sad)
« on: May 21, 2011, 01:44:08 PM »
OK Portal 2 gave me the bug and now ...

Having said that there are a few games I have downloaded from Steam that have had problems starting on my system (WIn 7 64-bit) and I think I have found the problem.

FWIW I offer it hear ... I found that some games (especially older games) load to the taskbar and the screen flashes a lot (presumably trying to change to the correct resolution etc.) and finally gives up and just sits on the taskbar until I close it using the task manager.

This was really frustrating but I discovered that part of my Samsung monitor setup installed Multiscreen which was starting with windows. This tool allows the monitors to be divided into separate screen areas that you can send windows to etc. - useful but not essential.

Exiting Multiscreen solved the problem and now all my Steam games work fine.

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Re: Games and startup problems (grief I am getting sad)
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2011, 04:39:16 PM »
I've personally solved my "Games won't start"-Problems by switching from PC Gaming to Console Gaming ;)

Doing that also fixed some other problems:
- No need to always think about if there's a faster CPU for my motherboard
- No need to think about how I can justify spending that much money on a new GPU
- Don't have to come up with cooling for that new GPU that isn't so damn loud

Carol Haynes

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Re: Games and startup problems (grief I am getting sad)
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2011, 04:58:59 PM »
Does a Wii count - I have one permanently plugged in (but it rarely gets used).