Problem with games minimising

Discus and support Problem with games minimising in XBoX Games and Apps to solve the problem; Every time I start up a game on my PC it will run for about 5-30 minutes, then minimise itself and sometimes crash. Even if it doesn't crash and just... Discussion in 'XBoX Games and Apps' started by nick888999, Sep 20, 2021.

  1. nick888999
    nick888999 Guest

    Problem with games minimising


    Every time I start up a game on my PC it will run for about 5-30 minutes, then minimise itself and sometimes crash. Even if it doesn't crash and just minimises itself, the game will still not let me go back into it, and sometimes just display a windowed black screen. The strange thing is that when I start the game again it will now work just fine. So this is a problem that only happens when I first start playing a game after booting up my PC. I have tried to looking online at way to solve this issue but none of these methods have worked. At first the issue only occurred on one of my games, 'Hearts of Iron 4', but now it happens on every game I play.

    Does anyone know why this might be, or how I could fix this issue? I remember having problems with games minimising on my old PC years ago, the issue was not similar to this, as games would minimise frequently and I could always get back into them. However I still have the same hard drive in my current PC, so could this be a hardware problem?

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    nick888999, Sep 20, 2021
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  2. SamQY Win User

    Problem with games minimising

    I'm Samy an independent advisor. Welcome to the community. How are you?

    Have you tried to clean boot and disable as many third-party apps running as possible? Maybe some app running in the background is causing this.
  3. XBA_Hype Win User

    controller enquiry

    shouldn't have any problems, try playing wired without the battery pack connected to minimise this. to be fair i haven't come across this problem in a long time.
  4. jimtopbloke Win User

    High CPU usage and slow download for Flight Simulator 2020 downloader

    I've noticed the Flight Sim 2020 app when minimised uses considerably more CPU (going from 15% to 70% when minimised) and considerably more GPU (18% going to 48% when minimised)

    What on earth could cause this to happen?

    You would presume the opposite would be true, but it's not the case

    I am growing very weary of the Store apps, they cause me nothing but issues during the install compared to Steam or any other game installers
  5. Obsessive Power Win User

    Alt tab not minimising some games?

    Just to clarify - if you alt tab out of a full screen game to a window that's
    not
    covering your entire wallpaper (i.e not maximised), is the game minimised? Or is the game still visually running in the background for you, blocking your view of the wallpaper?
    Hi,

    If I alt + tab from game that's running full screen then my game is minimised to the Taskbar. I must remind you that unless you have another application either running on the desktop or also minimised, alt + tab won't take you anywhere. If I hold the keys
    down, my game shows in a small window in the middle of the screen. When I let go of the buttons it goes back to full screen.

    On pretty much all of my games, if I press the Windows Key on my keyboard, it automatically displays the Start menu and my game is minimised completely.

    While a game is minimised, it still uses system resources such as in RAM, CPU and GPU cycles.

    There is nothing special about my PC configuration. Standard Windows Settings. I built the PC myself it's an i7 8700, 16GB and an RTX 2080 graphics card.
  6. banej Win User

    Buying replacement game

    Another suggestion is to keep game disc that you play frequently in a CD sleeve. The will minimise the wear and tear due to taking the game disc out from the case.
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