For months I've experienced this issue and never found an answer: so time to ask the DC community!
When many games try to go fullscreen both of my dual screens go black and the system freezes.
I can't hit escape, alt+tab, win+tab, ctrl+alt+del, win+pause/break, win+d
The only way to get out of this situation is to hit the power or reset button and reboot.
|A few examples…|
Games that run just fine
All games in my Steam library
Batman Arkham Asylum
Games that black screen
Flight Control HD
Master of Alchemy
I can see no connection between those games that work and those that don't.
One way to get around the issue is to run offending games in a window, and if they don't offer that option to run them in a sandbox (such as the Comodo Firewall sandbox or SandIE) which forces them into a window.
Gfx Driver: Catalyst 13.1
Gfx Card: Radeon HD5770
Screen Res: 1280x1024 both screens.
OS: Win7 x64
Does anyone have any thoughts about what is going on? The situation is driving me mad!