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Problem with Race On: redirected to desktop during racing

Discussion in 'RACE 07 - Official WTCC Game' started by Tim Meuris, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. Tim Meuris

    Tim Meuris

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    Hi,

    Since I installed Race On,
    The game often closes itself (no shutting off!!)
    but it minimalises itself so i get to see my desktop
    I just have to click it back on below
    and I can continue racing
    It's really frustrating cause when I get 'thrown back' into the game
    I often loose control over the car

    Does anyone know what the problem might be?
    Never had it with Race...
     
  2. Christopher Aponte

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    maybe disable antivirus when playing
    I noticed that it did once with me. I disabled the panda cloud antivirus one time and during the race never had problems with it anymore
     
  3. Ben Tusting

    Ben Tusting

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    This has happened to me a few times lately. Do you have msn running whils't you are racing? if so close it while you are racing
     
  4. Steven Palmer

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    This has happened to me too also in GTL. Only started a week ago , after I suspect updating AVG to version 9
     
  5. Ben Tusting

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    ah i have updated to AVG version 9 aswell
     
  6. Mike Hill

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    i used to have a similar problem, but found that it stopped if I just switched the game to running in windowed mode.
     
  7. Richard Kay

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    I've been having a few weird issues (not with Race On) since updating to AVG 9.
     
  8. Tim Meuris

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    that must be it guys!

    My brother just upgraded my avg to version 9!
    I installed Race on at the same time,
    I always thought it was the game...

    Thnx a lot!!!
     
  9. Jordy Top

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    I have AVG 9 running here as well and never had any problems with it. (winxp pro sp3).
     
  10. Tim Ling

    Tim Ling
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    AVG 9 is known to have this problem. A friend had the same issue while playing L4D2. Uninstalled AVG9...problem solved
     
  11. Keith Peppiatt

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    AVG 9 has a hot fix available in their support forums too which stops this.

    CLICKY HERE!

    Issue is AVG sometimes becomes the foreground app - they are hoping to release a corrective update shortly to distribute via usual update methods for now though, let me see if i can get the link
     
  12. Jordy Top

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    Thank you very much Keith.
    Havent had any problems with avg 9 yet but will install it anyway so i wont get any problems.

    Thanks again!
     
  13. Tim Meuris

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    Much appreciated Keith!!
    Installed it and never had an interruption again.:thanks:
     
  14. Billy Davies

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    I've had RaceOn and L4D2 bail to the desktop a few times as well, but i don't use AVG, I use Comodo instead.

    What I've found is that if another program in the background produces a pop up (Windows Updater, Firewall Alert, Auto Updaters etc) it causes RO/L4D2 to become the background app and the pop up is the active window. I even get it if I plug my headset in whilst in game.

    I've recently moved to Win7 and have a feeling that's something to do with it - I don't recall it ever happening on XP.
     
  15. Keith Peppiatt

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    yeah - pop ups will do this. real pain though with the AVG9 - there was no pop up. you just sat there looking at your desktop going...ummm what now? :)

    (also hearing the revs drop on your cars... usually followed by some slamming sounds)

    glad could help though.
     
  16. varmaren

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    I have same probl... don´t know if i have avg9 installed?? what is that "avg9")
     
  17. Tim Meuris

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    it's a virus scan
     
  18. varmaren

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    okey.. thanks, don´t have that program, but still gtr/evo whit Race on minimalises itself so i get to see my desktop. And I just click on it and continue play..... ore crash in to a wall:beat-up:

    This did not happen before i installed Race on. hmm... What is the problem..:confused2::confused2:
     
  19. Keith Peppiatt

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    what other apps do you have running while playing race on?
     
  20. varmaren

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    off course its a program who desturbes Race on. I´ll try to figure that out.

    But what i mean is .. it must not be Avg9 who is the killer all time. Iff I come upp whit an answer i tell.