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    Default Oblivion and STALKER keep minimizing automatically and I can't figure out why, any ideas?

    The frequency of this problem varies. Sometimes it seems to happen every 40 minutes to an hour sometimes it happens about every eight minutes. I've only noticed it happen with STALKER and Oblivion, but I think that it may have happened with other games too. Does anybody have any ideas?
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    Default Re: Oblivion and STALKER keep minimizing automatically and I can't figure out why, any ideas?

    Do you have Sonic Roxio (8 or later I think) installed? What kind of audio and video codecs do you have installed?

    Oblivion has issues with some (and it is incompatible with Sonic MyDVD 9 from my experience), and STALKER might as well.
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    Default Re: Oblivion and STALKER keep minimizing automatically and I can't figure out why, any ideas?

    My computer came with Nero, not sure about the video codec, but I think that it was made by Asus.
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    Default Re: Oblivion and STALKER keep minimizing automatically and I can't figure out why, any ideas?

    If you have any low priority threads running like Folding@Home while playing you could have issues with resource sharing, namely GPU time.

    In other words, make sure you close down everything before you game, then gradually enable services and user programs to determine the culprit.
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