Minimizing it self

A Forum Thread for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Come one you bloody fuck! Stop minimizing!

I've got this problem for a while now and I don't now how to fix it. D: Oblivion keep minimizing it self after 3 to 15 minutes of playing it. I don't know why or how but it does. When it minimize it self the start menu opens up (the little start button in the bottom left corner). So when I close the start menu and open up Oblivion I get 3-6 FPS and I have to exit the game and start it again. I've been searching on Google for a answer but when I find something that work for others it doesn't work for me as always. -__- 1. The oblivion.ini file have like a background keyboard and background mouse option so the mouse and keyboard works outside Oblivion but I've set them to 0 as they should be. 2. I've changed oblivion.exe to open maximized. 3. I've downloaded a program from Microsoft where you can change so other programs can't steal focus. 4. Delete Oblivion.ini and start the game again. 2 and 3 works only for a while and then the problem came back. I want a solution NAO!! I want to play oblivion again without problems. BTW I've recently reinstalled windows but the problem still remains.

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  • Try and delete the Oblivion.ini and then play the game. Don't forget to create a backup.
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    I guess I forgot to put it up. :/ Yes I did that but still the same. :'(
  • Before you launch Oblivion make sure to close and shut down: AOL, AOL TopSpeed, BigFix, iTunes, and eFax Messenger, and Windows Defender. Right-click anything in the System Tray (bottom right corner) and tell them to Exit or Shutdown. I would recommend uninstalling Google Toolbar (and any other extra toolbars [Yahoo, MySearch, etc]). The negative effects these toolbars have on a system is far far greater than the "convenience" they provide. Copied that from some website
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    I don't have AOL, AOL TopSpeed, BigFix, iTunes, eFax and Windows Defender. I have messenger turned off almost all the time. I'll try to remove Google toolbar. EDIT: Just as I thought, still the same. :S
  • Have you updated all of your drivers?
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    Yes I have. Everything is up to date.
  • Hmm.. do you use the Unofficial Oblivion patch perhaps?
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    What unofficial patch? There's unofficial patches for Oblivion now? :S I know that I downloaded and installed v1.2 something a few days ago or so from the official oblivion site.
  • Its this It claims to have fixed 1000+ bugs Bethesda didn't.
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    Well then I'll have to install it and see if it works.
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    Shutdown Xfire ?
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    The unofficial patch worked a little longer then it happened again. I tried without Xfire too but it failed.
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    Maybe you are accidently pressing the Windows button on your keyboard? You sure your not running any programs in the background?
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    I have a G15. It means that I can disable the windows buttons on my keyboard. But I've tried to have them enabled (whatever you say) but it still happens. :/ I'm 100% sure that I've ended as many programs as possible. Even the firewall and antivirus.
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    Hmm well i don't play Oblivion but i tend to press the Windows button and swear :P Maybe just some gay glitch, i guess you just gotta wait for an update.
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    I tend to swear when I press any button. :D Probably a glitch, yes. But I don't want to wait for an update because it seems as they have to much to do with Fallout 3 and stuff that's more "important" then Oblivion. :(
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    There arent any more i dont think... I sometimes hav a similar problem, do you ever see your mouse cursor appear in the top left hand corner?? Try playing the game in windowed mode.
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    Yeah I've seen it in both the top left corner and bottom left corner. I just tried to play in windowed mode but Oblivion just crashed. Even on lowest settings and resolution. D:
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    Bump. There gotta be a solution for this somewhere. Dig deep in your head and find it. Please BTW what does it mean when there's a pop-up that say "Windows fatal error C++" and something else?
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    I some time have same problem on oblivion and other games like css .Then I just disconecting my network cabell And then it works fine . Sorry for my bad English.
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    I feal your pain... This exact same thing happened to me when I played it. But the start menu never came up. just some random window showed up on the task bar then disappeared. I played it in windows mode and I stopped.
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    Have you tried to re-install oblivion? cause you might have had a bad install. that happens sometimes.
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    Unplug my Internet cable didn't work. As I said before. I can't even start Oblivion in windowed mode I reinstalled windows a few days ago. So that means I reinstalled Oblivion too. How big of a chance can it be that the install have been corrupted 3 times in a row?
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    Sounds to me like a fail cd. Mine works just fine, except it crashes after about 10 minutes of fighting, I have everything unlocked so far and cant even leave Bruma cause it fails to load everything. I think for me its my video card cause its an Intel GMA 915, lol. /epic. Try to talk to the supoprt on Oblivion and see what they can do for you. Only advice i have left.
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    I have the same problem! like when you play you try to click something and it minimizes right?
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    Yeah, worst is when you fight 10 enemies at the same time with spawned enemies too. EDIT: I'll try to contact the support about this and see if there's something that can be done about this if everything else fail.
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    Just when you see the cursor minimize (ALT+TAB) than just click on it again and it stops :D
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    Alt + TAB makes my game slow too. D: I've heard Ctrl + Alt + Delete works better but it doesn't work for me. Like every other problem I get, it can't be fixed the same way as everyone else's problems get fixed. :S
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    RIP OUT THE WINDOWZ KEYZORZ!!! Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla
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    Ehmmmm............ What? |\/|y w1nd0w5 k3y w0rk5 f1n3 7h4nky0u. -_-
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    Load up MS config, stop things from starting.... or set everything to run in the background... either that or DL a crack for a No-CD version.
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    I can't get lower then 32 processes or my computer will shut down. I've tried No-CD cracks but they just makes my game glitchy and shit. I've also tried to download the game but it's still the same. But I did that like a year ago because of an other problem with the game.
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    Well my one is cracked, and its never glitched, even with half a dozen add-ons. suggest you back up your saved games, and then reinstall.
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    You shouldnt lag. try lowering video settings than alt tab
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    I've tried with everything on lowest. I get about 150FPS but when I press Alt + TAB and press it again I still get 3-6 FPS. This is so confusing. :S
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    This is odd. Just live with it I guess...
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