Maintenance :: Win 8 64bit / Dual Monitor - Play Game And Browsing Internet At Same Time
Mar 5, 2013
I don't know either this is the right place to ask or not. I just having my 2nd monitor. I just want to ask it is possible for me to play game and browsing the internet at the same time? The 2 monitors hooked up to the same graphic card. both of them is 23". So it is possible to play a full screen game on one monitor while also browsing the internet on the other monitor? I've tried it but whenever I click anything in the second monitor the game minimizes. My settings are set to extended display and I'm guessing that's the reason this happens but are there any settings I can change to make this possible. Basically having the 2 monitors be independent of each other. and this is my computer main spec:-
Well there's this game that uses HTTP protocol for everything. I built a new computer with Windows 8.1 Pro as my OS and whenever I try to play the game my internet ends up disconnecting. (connection from my computer to the router, the router itself doesn't disconnect)
This never happens with any other game, my internet never disconnects from anything else at all really. Whenever I open the game, try to download and view another user's replay or just in general try to do anything from within the game I end up disconnecting.
I'm using the exact same router/internet that I was using on my old computer (although a new network adapter, same model though) which was running W7 Ultimate. It's making playing the game very frustrating considering it needs an internet connection to officially submit any kind of scores you make.
I have just bought a new asus laptop with the latest windows 8 software. Now I click on the camera icon tile and can film which shows up as a full screen. Now the problem arises when I go back to the tiles to go to the internet and the webcam turns itself off? I want the webcam to keep recording as I browse the internet?
I don't want to convert my APE audio files. I want to play them directly in WMP 12 just like I could in previous versions of WMP (on XP, for example).
My WMP plays mp3 and FLACs fine. I installed something last week called Shark007 which enabled me to add APE files to the player, and indeed play them. However, it also caused WMP to crash every time an mp3 finished and the next track in the playlist was a FLAC, and vice versa. In other words, it couldn't handle switching from one type to another in the playlist and crashed. I had a hell of a game uninstalling that ... Back to before now... though.. stability.
Is there a codec or something that will enable me to drag a sound file with a .APE extension into the Play tab on the right side of WMP 12 (it doesn't even let me do that at the moment) and play the file ok ?
There was one on download.com but when I checked the last 5/6 reviews, they were terrible - had a lucky escape there. Didn't bother with it.
The only codec I currently have installed is 'Media Foundation FLAC Codec'. Windows 8 - 64 bit Running WMP 12.0.9200.16579 - 64 bit version.
I receive a BSOD about once every day. And it only ever happens while browsing the internet (using google chrome), it NEVER happens while playing games (which I do about 12hrs a day), it only ever happens when browsing the internet.
I've resisted updating to Win 8.1 since it's release, Win 8, for me, is confusing enough! I finally decided to update to Win 8.1, downloaded/installed it, and now, periodically, pages won't load while browsing the Internet. It hangs up for 30 seconds or so then shows "This page Can Not be Displayed." I click the "fix" button to repair whatever is wrong and get the same explanation, "You are not connected to a network," close the information box and the page I was going to comes on. I watch my Network Connections while 8.1 is "fixing" the problem and it always shows I'm connected. 8.1, while "fixing" the problem, will disconnect my laptop from the network, momentarily, then reconnect it. It will work fine for a few minutes then it starts all over again. I have a second Win 7 laptop I run at the same time to see if it also gets disconnected and it runs fine, while the 8.1 machine is supposedly not connected.
I didn't have the problem before I downloaded 8.1. I don't have the problem on my Win7 laptop or desktop PC.The problem happens at all times of the day/night and at no specific time.
I got a brand-new X1 Carbon ThinkPad about a week ago, and I have been experiencing various BSODs, which I have uploaded the minidump files of here.
They have varied from the IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error to KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED. I thought that the problem was related to my graphics card (it still very well may be), so I removed and redownloaded the graphics driver, but to no avail; the BSODs still occurred. The only thing that the various BSODs have in common is that one of the red highlighted files in BlueScreenView is always ntoskrnl.exe.
I have my laptop connected to an external monitor with HDMI. The laptop is always plugged into the A/C,and its cover is always closed, so it's used as a desktop computer.
I have noticed that the monitor often turns off very quickly, sometimes after only a few minutes of idle time. This is extremely annoying, and I don't know how to fix it. In Power Options, the "Turn off display after" setting is set to 10 minutes on battery and 30 minutes when plugged in.
In Win 7 I was able to listen to Pandora and surf the Web at the same time. Now I can do one or the other not both. I saw the place left or right button so both windows are open. However, as soon as I do a new search, Pandora quits.
Just when I thought I was catching on, I find another reason to loathe Win 8!
I have two monitors and when I boot up my computer the UEFI splash screen appears on my smaller second monitor, rather than on the main monitor where I want it, but the login screen appears on the main monitor. As I normally only switch the second monitor on when I want to put something on it to avoid obscuring what is on my main monitor this is rather irritating.
I am assuming that the reason for this problem is that my main monitor has an identity number 2 and the secondary monitor is numbered 1.
My setup is :- Windows 8.1, 64 bit; Asus RAIDR Express PCIe SSD; Asus GT630-SL-2GD3-L GPU; Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1 Motherboard, BIOS version 0602; Processor Intel i7-4770S @3.1 GHz; Kingston Technology XMP Beast Series 32GB 2400MHz DDR3 Memory.
I have tried uninstalling the drivers for the Dell monitor and rebooting the computer but it still comes back with an identity number of 1. There is nothing in the Nvidia control centre to enable me to swap the numbers. Is there any way of swapping the identity numbers over?
The iiyama is connected from the DVI port to the DVI port on the graphics card, the Dell connects from a DVI port to the HDMI port on the graphics card.
I'm running Win 8 with two monitors, and am having the issue where the Start Screen will disappear once I click anywhere on my desktop on the other monitor. my eyes completely removes the purpose of running Windows 8 on a multi-monitor setup.
Basically I want the Start Screen to always be up on my second screen, and always have the classic desktop up on the primary screen.
I like having my monitor power off soon after activity stops. Currently, I have it powering off after 2 minutes of inactivity. I am also very big on locking my PC when I step away. So, I also have the screen saver kick in after 2 minutes. (Of course, I never even see a screen saver because the monitor is off. And, in fact, my screen saver is set to "None". So this setting essentially means the PC is set to lock after 2 minutes.)
However, what often happens is that I'm sitting at the PC, and the monitor turns off, but I don't want it to lock. I move the mouse, and it's locked--even if I intervened within a second or two.
With Windows XP, I used to be able to use the ScreenSaverGracePeriod registry value to work around this. I've tried this with my Windows 8 system, but it doesn't work. I have tried using ScreenSaverGracePeriod as both REG_SZ and as DWORD.
Is there any way to delay the PC from locking after the monitor powers off by just a few seconds? I know I can have the monitor power off after 2 minutes but set the screen saver to 3 minutes, but I'd like to reduce the delay to a matter of seconds, if that is possible.
I've recently installed a dual boot, Windows 7 and Windows 8. The installation went fine but then after a very short time my Windows 8 Screen goes black. I had to press the power button to exit. When again rebooting into Windows 8 the "blue window" shows and the spinner goes around for about 20 seconds, then all goes black.
I've checked the Power settings and ensured the "Turn off display" was "never". I also updated my Video drivers thinking that might be the problem. Both to no avail. I've done a "Refresh" and a "Reset (which took 3 hrs). Again, all was fine for a short time, but while exploring the OS, again the black screen. What else I could try to fix this Windows 8 problem.
I have installed Win 8 on a slave HDD. Every time I boot to Win 8 my dual boot screen is gone,also Win 7 activation. Then it boots directly to Win 7. To go back to Win 8 I have to use EasyBCD. Once in Win 8....activation for Win 7 gone again ....
I uninstalled my mcafee A/V a while ago and instead I installed kaspersky antivirus. I use my laptop for gaming and never had a problem with that until i used kaspersky.
It now takes 2-3 minutes to start a game, during this time the laptop slows down a lot, and when i check my task manager it says that kaspersky is taking almost 100% of disk space. when the game finally starts everything goes back to normal.
Is there a way to fix this without uninstalling kaspersky?
For some reasons, unknown by me, i try to access multiplayer mode on my gaming apps that allows online access will not connect to the internet. It tells me that i am not connected to the internet when i am clearly connected to it. My internet is through router and it works fine; i can access my browser just surfing the web. Its just this specific thing that i desire to fix badly.
I'm trying to keep the windows 8 start screen open on one screen and have the other open to the desktop, but any time I click an app on the desktop the 2nd screen with the Windows 8 start screen minimizes. Is there any way to change this behavior?
On my office network none of the computers connected to it have problems surfing the web, except my own. Pages fail to load 75% of the time, I use Google Chrome and Firefox but they both have the same problem. I've scanned my pc for malware and viruses using Malwarebytes and Bitdefender (separately of course) and they've come back clear. I've reset the tcp ip stack (a pain in Windows 8) taking full control of netsh via the regedit key (running it as admin), then wiping the wifi profile, following with a dns flush and finalizing with restarting the computer. Once restarted I can navigate the internet problem free for a few pages and then I go back to having issues. I can't reinstall Windows 8 because I don't have a disc or a partition (upgraded from Win7 to 8 pro online, which I admit was a huge mistake).
I am running on : Windows 8.1 Pro AMD Athlon 2 P320 Dual Core Processor 2.10Ghz 8.00GB RAM, 64 bit OS, x64 processor.
So, I have been running 8.1 pro for some time now. During the last 2 or 3 weeks, I started having a login issue.
It loads bios, loads windows fine. I get to the login screen, and it seems to take forever to recognize internet connection. Gives me the little "!" over the internet. I put in password. Takes about a minute to finally log in.
I have gone to start up in task manager and disabled everything. This does nothing. I have changed from a live to a local account. Nothing. I have not installed anything recently other then video drivers. Internet seems to work fine while logged in.
Have all the most recent mobo drivers.......
Hardware Asrock z77 Fatality Pro Core i7 3770k Kingston X SSD for OS drive.
Anything else in my hardware does not really seem relevant.....
I am attempting o OC my cpu and gpu and have to reboot a lot to dial it in.
Here is a really bad pic of what I am seeing on the login screen. It takes up to 3 minutes to establish connection when it used to be almost instantaneous.
Here are some other things I have done.
-Updated router firm ware: no change -Tried static ip: nodda -Disabled all virus software: nothing. -Differnet cable. nothing
Over the past couple of weeks I have been getting high disk usage on my computer, causing it to run extremely slowly.
Just after I took the attached screenshot, my System went down to around 6MB/s and the "Service Host: Local System (Network Restricted)" jumped to around 16MB/s Looking in resource monitor the main things causing the high read speed are:
'rundll32.exe' and 'ccsvchst.exe' and one just called 'System'
I recently bought a notebook with Windows 8 core pre-installed. The system type is 64-bit OS, and x-64 bit processor. How can I set the Windows Media Player to default 64-bit? It's currently running at 32-bit as shown by the Task Manager.
I have Windows 8 64 bit Pro Edition working fine using UEFI boot from a SSD disk. I've twice created a system repair disk on DVD but when I use boot override in the BIOS to boot from the DVD, I get the message "Non-system disk....