Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Need help with your computer or device? Want to learn new tech skills? You're in the right place!
Geeks to Go is a friendly community of tech experts who can solve any problem you have. Just create a free account and post your question. Our volunteers will reply quickly and guide you through the steps. Don't let tech troubles stop you. Join Geeks to Go now and get the support you need!

How it Works Create Account
Photo

World of Warcraft minimize freeze.


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Mayko

Mayko

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 67 posts

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.


  • 0

Advertisements


#2
zep516

zep516

    Trusted Helper

  • Malware Removal
  • 8,100 posts
Anything here help or provide ideas

https://www.howtogee...-how-to-fix-it/
  • 0

#3
Mayko

Mayko

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 67 posts

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.


  • 0

#4
zep516

zep516

    Trusted Helper

  • Malware Removal
  • 8,100 posts

Very odd, nothing on the WOW forums ?

 

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


  • 0

#5
Mayko

Mayko

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 67 posts

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

 


  • 0

#6
zep516

zep516

    Trusted Helper

  • Malware Removal
  • 8,100 posts

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


  • 0

#7
Mayko

Mayko

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 67 posts

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


  • 0

#8
zep516

zep516

    Trusted Helper

  • Malware Removal
  • 8,100 posts

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


  • 0

#9
zep516

zep516

    Trusted Helper

  • Malware Removal
  • 8,100 posts

Hello

 

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

 

Any luck or improvement ?

 

Joe


  • 0

#10
Mayko

Mayko

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 67 posts

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.


  • 0

#11
buddywiser

buddywiser

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 182 posts

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.

 

Yes, maybe that will work. Keep us updated here.


  • 0

#12
Mayko

Mayko

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 67 posts

I have sort of given up on it sadly. I have just resorted to playing in windowed mode, and just using a higher resolution to make it not look as bad. I still haven't found out why it is freezing the PC, and cannot think of any other issues that would cause it.


  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP