Posted 06 January 2007 - 02:02 AM
I don't know about him, but it is still happening to me! I tried installing Starcraft and Brood Wars last nite. Started the game and it auto minimizes itself. I did just reformat recently and remembered...duh, get the patches and newest video card drivers. I patched the game, restarted and updated my video drivers. Same problem. I uninstalled SC and BW and reinstalled ONLY SC. That ran fine (once). Then I installed BW, game minimizes again. Must be BW I figure. Uninstall and re-install just SC, minimizes again. Uninstall and re-install with old (burned) copies I had of SC and BW from college, same problem. After an hour of screwing around with all the un/re installing I said F!$% IT and decided to install Thief 2 cause I had a jones to play that classic. I installed that and lo and behold it minimized itself. Patched it and that didn't do anything to help. The odd thing is I have "Armies Of Exigo" (AWESOME RTS BTW) and that works just fine; pop in the disc, hit play and it goes right into the game, no minimizing or anything. I am completely baffled and aggrivated by this.
I don't currently have any anti-virus stuff on here (trying to find my copy of Norton AV which is lost in a box somewhere). I do have SpyBot S&D and AdAware. I have just downloaded Ewido (which I see is now AVG or something) and am going to try that. If that doesn't work I fear that I am lost. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
AMD Athlon XP 1800 (1.5 Ghz)
ATI Radeon 9000 128mb Video
512 MB System Ram (Kingston)
80 gb Seagate HDD (Main drive)
40 gb Seagate HDD (Backup)
ALSO: A completely unrelated problem I have... The File menu and Tabs for my Taskmanager have vanished! A few weeks ago I was trying to install the Active X player so I could geek out and play some "poker" on HBO's Deadwood webpage. Firefox locked up so I hit Ctrl-Alt-Del to get the task manager up and force quit Firefox. Nothing happened. Me being the impatient fella that I am hit C-A-D a few more times. The Task Manager finally popped up but I was unable to select anything or click on the end process button. It also showed that there were about 15 Taskmgrs open in the process list. About 5 minutes after that everything completely locked up so I restarted my computer and ever since then when I hit C-A-D the Task manager pops up but the top part of it is gone...