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Old 07-13-2005, 07:08 PM   #1
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Default Backround programs

I've been playing BF2 and at random times it minimizes to the desktop then I can click it on the bottom and it comes back up, so I'm pretty sure it's something running in the backround. But when I hit Ctrl+Alt+Del the box that comes up showing processes running doesn't come up anymore. Is there another way to check backround programs running? Why doesn't it come up? What processes should I look for that should not be running while playing a game? Thanks.
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Old 07-13-2005, 07:29 PM   #2
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Disabling services/processes is a slippery slope if you don't know what is ok to shut off and what is not. You can lock your self out of your computer if not careful. Let me pm a helper to come by and give you a hand on this.
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Old 07-13-2005, 07:41 PM   #3
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here is a perfect site for looking into which services should or should not be disabled.
http://theeldergeek.com/services_guide.htm
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There are lot of sites reporting that BF2 is minimising to the desktop, you may want to have a look through this lot from Google...

http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=e...esktop&spell=1
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Old 07-13-2005, 07:44 PM   #5
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as to your other issue the taskmanager is turned off. A tweak may have done this or the game you are playing has temporarily disengaed it. The only other issue I have seen was from a virus attack
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as to your other issue the taskmanager is either turned off in the services. A tweak may have done this or the game you are playing has temporarily disengaed it. The only other issue I have seen was from a virus attach
How do I turn it back on?
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Old 07-13-2005, 08:13 PM   #7
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It depends on what turned it off and how it was turned off. is there any error messages when you try to start it?
start >run> type this in and hit ok
taskmgr



edit> tell me what it says exactly<
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It depends on what turned it off and how it was turned off. is there any error messages when you try to start it?
start >run> type this in and hit ok
taskmgr



edit> tell me what it says exactly<
It says "Another program is currently using this file"
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Old 07-13-2005, 08:51 PM   #9
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If you are not using any programs or anything at the moment then you need to run a virus scan.
If you used a tweak program and it closed it down then you need to use the same tweak program to open it back up.
It is that or get ready to edit the registry and I don't recommend that unless you are very familiar with doing it.
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Old 07-13-2005, 09:05 PM   #10
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Hmm ... you may want to try to see what programs first run on your computer at startup
Go to run and type in 'msconfig' i always find that helpful and clears up abit of my cpu although not much, may help though
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Old 07-14-2005, 03:31 AM   #11
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I had same problem with my game but i found out it was because i had scheduled a spyware scan at that time and when it kicked in game minimized
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Yes that may happen from time to time, but nothing should be using taskmanager but windows. spyware grabs it to protect itself from being detected before it does its damage. The other option is that it is being used by a tweak to maybe make it transparrent to hide it for some reason.
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Please perform an online virus scan with at least two of the sites below (more won't hurt):

Online System Checker

ActiveX Spyware & Adware Scanning

Online free SpywareChecker

http://anti-software-spyware.eksuziv.net/

BitDefender Free Online Virus Scan

Make sure you tick Disinfect automatically under Scan Options

Housecall at TrendMicro

Make sure you tick Auto Clean

eTrust Antivirus Web Scanner

RAV Antivirus Online Scan


Trojan Scans:

Please run at least one of the below trojan scans

Sygate Trojan Scan

Windowsecurity Trojan Scan

GFI Trojanscan:
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Archived blackviper site. About the best ever for services setup.
http://www.dead-eye.net/WinXP%20Services.htm
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Since you brought up BlackViper, What happened to him???
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Hi Seti. No one seems to know. XpUser and I both have tried to find him from time to time with no success.
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who's black viper?
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who's black viper?
He used to run a website, that had a page on how to safely edit the services in Windows XP.

More about Black Viper links at this post
http://computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=16074
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