Can't see my game

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I log into my game, it's an online game. I can see it loading up, then as
soon as it's done loading and I should start to pick a character and play it
the game minimizes and I can't get it to come up on the screen. For a little
bit I can hear the game, but each time I click on it to maximize it the
screen will go black like it's going to come up and then all that shows up is
my desktop. No matter what I do this happens. Any ideas? I'm at a loss here.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

    Hi Blue,

    "Blue J." <Blue J.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:F57205C1-334C-4541-901F-B0662D9CB9F9@microsoft.com...
    >I log into my game, it's an online game. I can see it loading up, then as
    > soon as it's done loading and I should start to pick a character and play it
    > the game minimizes and I can't get it to come up on the screen. For a little
    > bit I can hear the game, but each time I click on it to maximize it the
    > screen will go black like it's going to come up and then all that shows up is
    > my desktop. No matter what I do this happens. Any ideas? I'm at a loss here.

    Here are some solutions (and workarounds) to deal with the problem where games minimize to the Task Bar.

    1. Install and/or play the game using an administrator account.

    2. Keyboard software has been known to cause this problem. One player
    posted that by un-installing their Trust Silverline Direct Access keyboard
    software, all their games worked again without minimizing to the Task Bar.

    3. Norton's AntiVirus (Internet Security) can cause the problem as well. The
    workaround is to disable the program. To do so, right click it's Tray icon.
    One person wrote: "I just went to the Norton Anti-virus options, and turned
    off the Liveupdate auto update option. It worked like a charm for me."

    4. One person wrote: "I finally found that if I open the command line, cd to
    the directory, then type the program name, it works!!!"

    5. Yet another workaround is to click the screen after you launch the game.

    If the problem persists, please try these additional troubleshooting steps. :-)

    The most common causes for that problem can be solved with
    these few steps. If the problem persists after you've tried these,
    please post back and we'll try some more solutions. Good luck! :-)

    A. To see if it's a software conflict: Temporarily disable Startup
    programs one at a time, starting with Firewall, Antivirus, and ad
    blockers using: http://new.jtsoft2001.com/windows/startup.php

    You can lookup what a program does before you disable it here:
    http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php

    B. Run a virus scan at: http://housecall.antivirus.com Afterwards
    Download & Run Spybot from: http://security.kolla.de to find any
    Trojans, Adware, or Spyware which could clog up your system.

    C. Click My Computer / Rightclick the Drive & Choose Properties
    / Run the "Disk Cleanup..." / Next Click the "Tools" Tab and run
    the "Error-Checking" and "Defragmentation" utilities.

    D. Go to the Windows Update site for everything under Critical and
    Recommended: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com Some games
    require a patch: http://www.avault.com/pcrl/patches_list.asp?letter=a

    E. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video Drivers:
    For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I have a
    Checklist of Solutions at: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits/Video.html

    --
    Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
    Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

    Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
    Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call / Contact
    MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
    My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
    _________________________________________________________
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

    It was the Norton AntiVirus, disableed the Liveupdate and it's working like a
    charm, thank you soo much.

    "Jimmy S." wrote:

    > Hi Blue,
    >
    > "Blue J." <Blue J.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:F57205C1-334C-4541-901F-B0662D9CB9F9@microsoft.com...
    > >I log into my game, it's an online game. I can see it loading up, then as
    > > soon as it's done loading and I should start to pick a character and play it
    > > the game minimizes and I can't get it to come up on the screen. For a little
    > > bit I can hear the game, but each time I click on it to maximize it the
    > > screen will go black like it's going to come up and then all that shows up is
    > > my desktop. No matter what I do this happens. Any ideas? I'm at a loss here.
    >
    > Here are some solutions (and workarounds) to deal with the problem where games minimize to the Task Bar.
    >
    > 1. Install and/or play the game using an administrator account.
    >
    > 2. Keyboard software has been known to cause this problem. One player
    > posted that by un-installing their Trust Silverline Direct Access keyboard
    > software, all their games worked again without minimizing to the Task Bar.
    >
    > 3. Norton's AntiVirus (Internet Security) can cause the problem as well. The
    > workaround is to disable the program. To do so, right click it's Tray icon.
    > One person wrote: "I just went to the Norton Anti-virus options, and turned
    > off the Liveupdate auto update option. It worked like a charm for me."
    >
    > 4. One person wrote: "I finally found that if I open the command line, cd to
    > the directory, then type the program name, it works!!!"
    >
    > 5. Yet another workaround is to click the screen after you launch the game.
    >
    > If the problem persists, please try these additional troubleshooting steps. :-)
    >
    > The most common causes for that problem can be solved with
    > these few steps. If the problem persists after you've tried these,
    > please post back and we'll try some more solutions. Good luck! :-)
    >
    > A. To see if it's a software conflict: Temporarily disable Startup
    > programs one at a time, starting with Firewall, Antivirus, and ad
    > blockers using: http://new.jtsoft2001.com/windows/startup.php
    >
    > You can lookup what a program does before you disable it here:
    > http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php
    >
    > B. Run a virus scan at: http://housecall.antivirus.com Afterwards
    > Download & Run Spybot from: http://security.kolla.de to find any
    > Trojans, Adware, or Spyware which could clog up your system.
    >
    > C. Click My Computer / Rightclick the Drive & Choose Properties
    > / Run the "Disk Cleanup..." / Next Click the "Tools" Tab and run
    > the "Error-Checking" and "Defragmentation" utilities.
    >
    > D. Go to the Windows Update site for everything under Critical and
    > Recommended: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com Some games
    > require a patch: http://www.avault.com/pcrl/patches_list.asp?letter=a
    >
    > E. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video Drivers:
    > For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I have a
    > Checklist of Solutions at: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits/Video.html
    >
    > --
    > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
    > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    >
    > Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
    > Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call / Contact
    > MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
    > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
    > _________________________________________________________
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

    You're welcome Blue - Glad that fixed it! :-)

    Cheers,
    Jimmy.

    "Blue J." <Blue J.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:3A2D1CB6-F18D-47BF-88A0-EF1D834FEC65@microsoft.com...
    | It was the Norton AntiVirus, disableed the Liveupdate and it's working like a
    | charm, thank you soo much.
    |
    | "Jimmy S." wrote:
    |
    | > Hi Blue,
    | >
    | > "Blue J." <Blue J.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:F57205C1-334C-4541-901F-B0662D9CB9F9@microsoft.com...
    | > >I log into my game, it's an online game. I can see it loading up, then as
    | > > soon as it's done loading and I should start to pick a character and play it
    | > > the game minimizes and I can't get it to come up on the screen. For a little
    | > > bit I can hear the game, but each time I click on it to maximize it the
    | > > screen will go black like it's going to come up and then all that shows up is
    | > > my desktop. No matter what I do this happens. Any ideas? I'm at a loss here.
    | >
    | > Here are some solutions (and workarounds) to deal with the problem where games minimize to the Task Bar.
    | >
    | > 1. Install and/or play the game using an administrator account.
    | >
    | > 2. Keyboard software has been known to cause this problem. One player
    | > posted that by un-installing their Trust Silverline Direct Access keyboard
    | > software, all their games worked again without minimizing to the Task Bar.
    | >
    | > 3. Norton's AntiVirus (Internet Security) can cause the problem as well. The
    | > workaround is to disable the program. To do so, right click it's Tray icon.
    | > One person wrote: "I just went to the Norton Anti-virus options, and turned
    | > off the Liveupdate auto update option. It worked like a charm for me."
    | >
    | > 4. One person wrote: "I finally found that if I open the command line, cd to
    | > the directory, then type the program name, it works!!!"
    | >
    | > 5. Yet another workaround is to click the screen after you launch the game.
    | >
    | > If the problem persists, please try these additional troubleshooting steps. :-)
    | >
    | > The most common causes for that problem can be solved with
    | > these few steps. If the problem persists after you've tried these,
    | > please post back and we'll try some more solutions. Good luck! :-)
    | >
    | > A. To see if it's a software conflict: Temporarily disable Startup
    | > programs one at a time, starting with Firewall, Antivirus, and ad
    | > blockers using: http://new.jtsoft2001.com/windows/startup.php
    | >
    | > You can lookup what a program does before you disable it here:
    | > http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php
    | >
    | > B. Run a virus scan at: http://housecall.antivirus.com Afterwards
    | > Download & Run Spybot from: http://security.kolla.de to find any
    | > Trojans, Adware, or Spyware which could clog up your system.
    | >
    | > C. Click My Computer / Rightclick the Drive & Choose Properties
    | > / Run the "Disk Cleanup..." / Next Click the "Tools" Tab and run
    | > the "Error-Checking" and "Defragmentation" utilities.
    | >
    | > D. Go to the Windows Update site for everything under Critical and
    | > Recommended: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com Some games
    | > require a patch: http://www.avault.com/pcrl/patches_list.asp?letter=a
    | >
    | > E. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video Drivers:
    | > For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I have a
    | > Checklist of Solutions at: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits/Video.html
    | >
    | > --
    | > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
    | > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    | >
    | > Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
    | > Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call / Contact
    | > MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
    | > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
    | > _________________________________________________________
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | >
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