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Dual screens in FS2k2

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Since installing a second screen on my system I have had a problem with FS2k2. If I ALT-TAB out of FS to Windows (XP), with or without the second screen attached, when I go back into FS the main screen has frozen but the sounds are still there. I can hear the sounds as I change views but the display is frozen. I've checked the drivers, Gainward GF4800SE with 43.51 dets, unplugged the second monitor and tried as much as I can think off this side of a reinstall of FS.Any help will be appreciated.

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Don't know what causes it, but if you alt+tab again--(maybe twice), you should be OK. I have that same problem, and haven't figured out why. I usually get scrambled lines of color across the top 1 inch or so of the monitor. I'm sure it's video card related, but seems to do it no matter what drivers I'm using.Darrell

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hi Darrelli second that, what you described happens to me as well, but this is if i go from windowed mode to full screen mode and back again, i have tried countless drivers with the same result.I don't know what the problem is, i am using XP SP1

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Thanks for the replies guys. I'll keep trying and see what I can find. All my instruments still work but I can't see where I'm going. ALT-TAB'ing twice doesn't work on my system.

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It's something to do with the second screen as everything returns to normal if I unplug it from the back of the gfx card. If I just switch it off I still have the problem.

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Excellent thanks for that. I'd done a few searches but hadn't come across that one.

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No prob. Glad I could help. Tell me if it worked for you.Alex

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Guest drobson

I took a look at doing what is suggested in your link. However, it listed 35 other items/program that may not function if I removed that update. Don't think I want to chance that, so I guess I'll put up with the alt+tab work-a-round.Darrell

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Just do Alt-Enter to window it. Then Alt-Enter to full screen it. Works great.

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