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Old 02-23-2013, 09:35 PM   #1
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Steam Game Minimizing on Startup

this has been happening for the last two versions of steam. as soon as I load a game it's immediately minimized or put into windowed mode slightly annoying.

I've updated video drivers and even tried older drivers that I know never had this problem.

would really appreciate some help, has been going on for some time.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:41 PM   #2
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System specs?...
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:05 AM   #3
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win7pro 64
980x @ 4.1ghz
2 radeon hd6950's in crossfire & eyefinity
24 gigs of hyperx 1800mhz ram

water cooled and ram cooled

lol what else... a bazillion case fans

oh and an asus xonar stx (GX mode OFF)

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Old 02-24-2013, 12:24 AM   #4
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Reinstall your Steam.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:37 AM   #5
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yeah, one of the first things tried
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:00 AM   #6
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Have you tried running everything at stock speeds, and then testing? it could be something in your toaster doesn't like the overclock...
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:03 PM   #7
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no I don't think so because this problem came up well after everything was configured, OC'd and set...
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:49 PM   #8
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I'm creating a ticket to steam support and praying and hoping I'll paste it here in case this gives someone an idea, and i realize now while creating the ticket there's some other things I didn't mention (like the games working fine outside of steam) so I'm sure it's not my computer.

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All of my stream games do the exact same thing. They all minimize themselves right after loading. I'll see the game screen briefly for less than one second, then the game is minimized, some games go to window mode instead of minimizing, such as the Dirt racing games.

But it's consistent. Even my games that are regular versions bought in a store or thru another service. For example Euro Truck Simulator 2 and Test Drive Unlimited 2, I've set them up as non steam games and they too minimize on start but when I run them without steam they work perfectly fine. So is pretty obvious Steam is the culprit I just can't figure out why.

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and thanks to you guys for trying
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:20 AM   #9
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no word at all on my ticket how long does it take them?
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:43 PM   #10
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Finally, I heard from a "Tech" after 8 days.

I explain the problem send them off an MSINFO32 and wait another day.

Finally!!! A now response.

Canned Tech, Re-Install the game. The GAME. The "Tech" did not even understand my issue.

How can I get a hold of someone who actually knows what they're doing?
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:46 PM   #11
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what power supply are you using?
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:00 AM   #12
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For example Euro Truck Simulator 2 and Test Drive Unlimited 2, I've set them up as non steam games and they too minimize on start but when I run them without steam they work perfectly fine. So is pretty obvious Steam is the culprit I just can't figure out why.
Then I'd say it's a process in the background that steals focus.
Programs Which May Interfere with Steam
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:21 AM   #13
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Disable Crossfire and use one monitor. Test that out.
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