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World of Warcraft minimize freeze.


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I had my computers off for 8 months, and just got back home to this issue. It has never done it before, but now it is only with World of Warcraft, but when clicking on the other monitors, or hitting the windows key to "minimize" the game it freezes the computer. I still have mouse control, and audio playing, but cannot interact with anything at all. I have tried with many other games, and have not had any issues whatsoever. I have updated graphics drivers already with a clean install, and the issue is still happening. I cannot find anything online about this issue, so maybe it has happened to someone else, but a very small amount of people.


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Anything here help or provide ideas

https://www.howtogee...-how-to-fix-it/
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Sadly no. WoW currently has no Fullscreen mode anymore, they have forced Windowed Full, and windowed. This is the first time in 16 years of playing I have seen this issue oddly. During the freeze I cannot interact with anything. Even Alt+F4 will not end the program. I cannot open Task Manager, or Windows 10's Ctrl+Alt+Del screen. The audio will continue to play if I have any playing such as a show on the other monitor, but all video freezes which sounded like a GPU driver issue, but I did a fresh safe mode install of NVIDIA drivers.


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Very odd, nothing on the WOW forums ?

 

What could happen to a computer being off for 8 months ?


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Honestly I wish I knew. ha I haven't found anything on their forums just yet. It's very odd since it is just World of Warcraft that does it. I play many many other games every day that don't have this issue either which I found very odd. They were both very out of date when I got back home, but that is all sorted out now. Other than Windows 10 not giving me the latest updates, but that is another issue. lol

 


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Maybe pull the video card out an put back in.. same with ram. sorry all i can think of....


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Alright, thank you. I will reseat them. Probably needs a good dusting anyway.


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yes clean it good. But still odd it only happens with wow......


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Hello

 

Alright, thank you. I will reseat them. Probably needs a good dusting anyway.

 

Any luck or improvement ?

 

Joe


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After cleaning it out, and reseating them today the issue still happens. It doesn't always happen either so I'm even more confused at this point. If I accidentally hit windows sometimes it freezes, and sometimes it doesn't. May have to run in windowed mode, and just bump the resolution up.


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