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I have ran into some problems of own. I have had this problem before. My games minimize themselves and will only play in winowed mode. The first time this happened I had disabled part of the driver Win Patrol (dumb, I know). This time is seems to be related to Nvidia's newest drivers. They were released on May 31, 2007. I have reinstalled them multiple times. Whenever I uninstall the drivers in leaves quite a few files behind which I once manually deleted and on another try didn't. It also leaves behind one registry entry which I have tried an install with it deleted and not also. They had worked for about a week and just today started acting up. It seemed to only happen at first when I would ALT+TAB and not be able to get back. The card has a factory overclock.

Any ideas?

--------[ EVEREST Home Edition © 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Report Wizard
Computer JORDAN-XP1
Generator Jordan
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2007-07-02
Time 21:57

--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name JORDAN-XP1
User Name Jordan

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2800 MHz (21 x 133)
Motherboard Name Intel Sorento D945GNT (4 PCI, 2 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Lakeport-G i945G
System Memory 512 MB (DDR2-533 DDR2 SDRAM)
BIOS Type Intel (12/05/05)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT (256 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (MGJ6BD0C02537)

Audio Adapter Intel 82801GB ICH7 - High Definition Audio Controller [A-1]

IDE Controller Intel® 82801G (ICH7 Family) Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 27DF
IDE Controller Intel® 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller - 27C0
SCSI/RAID Controller SCSI/RAID Host Controller
Disk Drive Maxtor 6L300S0 (300 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA)
Optical Drive LITE-ON COMBO LTC-48161H (DVD:16x, CD:48x/24x/48x DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
Optical Drive YU3721E AUH348G SCSI CdRom Device
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

C: (NTFS) 143078 MB (20645 MB free)
D: (NTFS) 143094 MB (55017 MB free)
Total Size 279.5 GB (73.9 GB free)

Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Mouse
Game Controller Microsoft PC-joystick driver

Network Adapter Intel® PRO/100 VE Network Connection (
Modem Standard Modem

Printer hp psc 1200 series
USB1 Controller Intel 82801GB ICH7 - USB Universal Host Controller [A-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801GB ICH7 - USB Universal Host Controller [A-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801GB ICH7 - USB Universal Host Controller [A-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801GB ICH7 - USB Universal Host Controller [A-1]
USB2 Controller Intel 82801GB ICH7 - Enhanced USB2 Controller [A-1]
USB Device hp psc 1200 series
USB Device psc 1200 (DOT4USB)
USB Device USB Composite Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Printing Support
USB Device Xbox 360 Controller for Windows
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Hi Titan8990, welcome to Geeks to Go! :whistling:

Have you tried using earlier drivers?

Edited by ruthandtroy, 03 July 2007 - 10:41 PM.

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I don't think Nvidia supports their older drivers or has them on their website. Anyways the problem was fixed on driver re-install #4. I unplugged my X-box 360 controller and my printer (all my USB componants) which was the only difference from two of the other re-installs. So if anyone else has problems give that a shot.

Thanks anyways.

Edited by Titan8990, 03 July 2007 - 11:43 PM.

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Oh, you're very welcome. :whistling:
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