PC hangs when selecting full sceen option

May 4, 2011 at 19:46:17
Specs: Windows XP
My Computer Freezes up when i select options "FULLSCREEN"...

Recently i have been having problems with my computer freezing up in the middle of a game. This first started when i was playing pcgame(which the settings is all in low quality and the window is in fullscreen), where in a particular level the game it suddenly froze., i had no choice but to force restart the computer and played again, but the same thing happened when i reached that same level of the game. I thought this may be a problem when installing the game, but when i uninstall and reinstalled the game the same problem occurred., So in the end i uninstalled the game completely from my computer.

I thought i wouldn't encounter that freezing stuff, but wrong again was I, when the same problem occurred when i was playing an Online Game (which was in fullscreen). I checked the net to see if their something their i can learn about. I read that it may be because of the Registry., so i used registry cleaner programs like ScanReg and tuneup regcleaner and tried to play the game again., In a particular duration of time playing the game, freezing still happened.

Now i couldn't play pcgames that needs installation and online games because of my computer freezing problem might happen. I also thought it happens only on games, but big suprise, when i was watching movies on YouTube, when i click the option of Fullscreen, boom! Freeze! this is how it goes:

TODAY (MAY,5,2011)

Watch in youtube(in Full screen)
Watch in youtube(in Full screen)
Watch in youtube(in Full screen)
Watch in youtube(in Full screen)
Watch in youtube(in Full screen)
(I watched one after the other)

In the Fifth time i watched in youtube in fullscreen, that problem occurred. Force restart, then tried the link again in fullscreen then the same thing happened again.

I tried playing other games that didn't need installation in a small window and i played for hours unend.
I can normally watch youtube without thinking about the computer freezing problem when it isn't in fullscreen.

In short:
Freezing has a high possibility of happening when the setting is in FULLSCREEN.

Can anyone help solve this freezing problem?

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May 4, 2011 at 20:10:51
Sounds like the graphics chip/card is overheating. Do you get any artifacts prior to the freezing?

Post complete system specs or if pre-assembled OEM post the brand and comlete model number.

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May 6, 2011 at 10:16:20
Check with your resolution man, is it has higher resolution

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May 30, 2011 at 09:57:16
I am getting the same issue. I play games like GrandChase, TalesRunner, and OGPlanet games. My brother has an OGPlanet game named LostSaga and it's the only game that doesn't freeze. But the others do. I updated everything on my PC but when I play games in Window mode it still freezes and the graphics mess up sometimes. Please, Please HELP!!

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May 30, 2011 at 09:59:40
This has been going on for me about 2 Months now and I spend like 6hrs everyday trying to fix it.

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May 30, 2011 at 10:03:41

You are trying to piggyback on this thread. You need to start your own thread here. Look at the how to post information and post in the hardware forum.

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June 14, 2011 at 05:59:18
Yow! Thanks for the advices you gave me... i tried them all out but unfortunately it didn't fix the problem...
well i thought about it and maybe it was time to buy new parts (mainly speaking I bought a whole new unit, coz
the old one maybe upgraded but the motherboard was really old).,I still used what can be used from the old one
like the 500GB SATA Hard Drive and the 2GB RAM., The New Unit has a new hard drive, 500GB as well, so in total
i have 2 Hard Drives in my new unit., I bought a new RAM as well, but unfortunately not the same brand as the
old 2gb RAM from the old so for the meantime i stored it.,

So unto the problem,. Here's the speck of my new comp:

Windows 7 Ultimate
32-Bit Operating System
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU
2.00 GB RAM
2 500GB Hard Drive
- 1st Hard Drive have 2 Volumes (C,D)
- 2nd Hard Drive have 3 Volumes (F,G,H)
NVIDIA GeForce 210 1GB Video Card

Today i bought a new 2 GB RAM (the same brand) to add to the computer, so that it could have 4GB of RAM in total.
I installed it, turned on the computer, waited the system to boot, and checked if the computer was reading it
properly. Seeing that in the "Properties" in "Computer" displayed 4 GB RAM I continued with my usual activities.
In the middle of a game i was playing (DMC4) the display froze and the sounds repeated the last sound over and
over again. I restarted the computer, and test if it would happen again, And it did, everytime i played.

It immediately occured to me that maybe it was the newly added 2 GB RAM whose in fault of this problem coz the
system never froze when it had only one 2GB RAM., I uninstalled it and turned on the computer. To test if it would
freeze again i played DMC4. It never froze, i just continued playing.

So here's the question:

Why did my Comp froze when it had 4 GB RAM, but when it had 2GB it was totally fine?
Did i forgot to change anything about the Virtual Memory of my Comp?

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June 14, 2011 at 15:32:24
List the power supply brand and full model number.

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