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When a full screen program crashes

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    Windows 8.1

    When a full screen program crashes


    I sometimes experience crashes when playing some games, which is perfectly normal and I can understand that no program can ever be 100% crash proof, but I have noticed some really annoying behaviour during and after a crash.

    With many games, when they crash from a full screen window they often cause the window switching behaviour to stop working, starting task manager to close the program is nearly always impossible because I cant switch to it. Any error dialogues, with important information, cant be viewed because all I can see is a blank black/white window, which cant be closed or interacted with in any way.

    Often I find myself struggling to close a crashed app, and resort to logging off or even restarting sometimes.

    Things I try that rarely work:

    -Trying to even switch window.
    -Trying to use task manager.
    -Right clicking on the taskbar icon to close (doesn't close the app when pressed)

    My question is does anybody else notice/have this issue and do they how it is caused and is there anyway to get rid of it?

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    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    Hey,

    No, it's not normal for a program to crash or for games to crash.

    You'll want to start by uninstalling your 3rd party antivirus and then setting Windows Firewall and Windows Defender to Automatic and start them too.

    If issues persist, attach the results of the tool found here:

    Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
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When a full screen program crashes
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