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    Vista Load Game check this out - Please check

    When running most games

    e.g.
    Tiger Woods
    Medal of Honour Airbourne
    Overlord
    GRAW2

    and maybe others...... it comes up with some weird event log entries

    Could you please check the event log and click on Application and see if you have some entries

    Called Desktop Windows Manager

    and it says something like

    A request to disable the Desktop Window Manager was made by process ?????

    and then

    The Desktop Window Manager was unable to start because composition was disabled by a running application

    Thanks

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    Re: Vista Load Game check this out - Please check

    DWM controls the Aero effects I beleive, I guess when you run a full screen app it may be disabled because there aren't any elements for it to 'decorate' with its effects.
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    Re: Vista Load Game check this out - Please check

    i understand why - i just want people to check there logs and see if they have entries and what games it is doing with it so I can compare with mine Can you kidzer

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    Re: Vista Load Game check this out - Please check

    Ah righto - I misunderstood, sorry!

    I can't, as I don't run Vista I'm afraid!
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    Re: Vista Load Game check this out - Please check

    lol okay mate - hopefully some helpful Vista people will test this out for my piece of my mind

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    Re: Vista Load Game check this out - Please check

    come on chappys have a quick look and report back

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    Re: Vista Load Game check this out - Please check

    I have GRAW2 (hate the controls) and Vista.

    I'll have a look when I return home this evening.
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    Re: Vista Load Game check this out - Please check

    A request to disable the Desktop Window Manager was made by process (BF2.exe)

    The Desktop Window Manager was unable to start because composition was disabled by a running application

    That's what mine says...

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    Re: Vista Load Game check this out - Please check

    Cool do you have multiple entries of:-

    The Desktop Window Manager was unable to start because composition was disabled by a running application

    and have you got any other games which it does this or some which dont?

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    Re: Vista Load Game check this out - Please check

    A request to disable the Desktop Window Manager was made by process (Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter® 2)
    GRAW2

    A request to disable the Desktop Window Manager was made by process (CoD2MP_s.exe)
    CoD2 Multiplayer

    A request to disable the Desktop Window Manager was made by process (CoD2SP_s.exe)
    CoD2 Single Player

    A request to disable the Desktop Window Manager was made by process (Dflwdem.exe)
    Delta Force Land Warrior Demo

    A request to disable the Desktop Window Manager was made by process (BF2.exe)
    Could be any of BF2, PR or BF2 SF

    The resulting effect on the machine is usually a blank/black desktop background. It obviously means DWM can't rebuild the "effects" that were there before playing a game.

    I'm using 32bit Vista Home Premium.
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    Re: Vista Load Game check this out - Please check

    I run CoD2 & GRAW2 on Vistax64 Ultimate with no problems at all.

    GRAW patched up-to-date? http://www.ubi.com/US/Downloads/Info.aspx?dlId=2265
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    Re: Vista Load Game check this out - Please check

    Quote Originally Posted by mycarsavw View Post
    GRAW2



    CoD2 Multiplayer



    CoD2 Single Player



    Delta Force Land Warrior Demo



    Could be any of BF2, PR or BF2 SF

    The resulting effect on the machine is usually a blank/black desktop background. It obviously means DWM can't rebuild the "effects" that were there before playing a game.

    I'm using 32bit Vista Home Premium.

    are you also getting entries off:-

    The Desktop Window Manager was unable to start because composition was disabled by a running application

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    Re: Vista Load Game check this out - Please check

    Why do you care?

    As Aero stores all its textures in the graphics memory, Vista releases that memory so that it can be used in games (and other high-demand 3D applications).

    The second mention from Event Viewer ("DWM was unable to start...") is just because Aero is routinely checking that the process using that graphics memory is still active and working (and as such, Aero will remain disabled, or your game would suffer big time).

    You've been told on at least 2 different forums now what this is and why. What was wrong? You didn't get the replies you wanted from the first forum, so you came here instead? That's rather insulting...

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    i wouldnt find it insulting - i just wanted to canvas the question to a wider audience as possible. I knew why it was doing it - just wondering what games did it and why certain games didnt - thats why I asked for a list of games which did...

    mycarsavw answered the question nearly spot on.............

    I am knew to vista and have a new build I just want to open the discussion - thanks for your reply anyway....

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    Re: Vista Load Game check this out - Please check

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    Why do you care?

    As Aero stores all its textures in the graphics memory, Vista releases that memory so that it can be used in games (and other high-demand 3D applications).

    The second mention from Event Viewer ("DWM was unable to start...") is just because Aero is routinely checking that the process using that graphics memory is still active and working (and as such, Aero will remain disabled, or your game would suffer big time).

    You've been told on at least 2 different forums now what this is and why. What was wrong? You didn't get the replies you wanted from the first forum, so you came here instead? That's rather insulting...
    Oh my, what have I missed?

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    Re: Vista Load Game check this out - Please check

    Quote Originally Posted by 0iD View Post
    I run CoD2 & GRAW2 on Vistax64 Ultimate with no problems at all.

    GRAW patched up-to-date? http://www.ubi.com/US/Downloads/Info.aspx?dlId=2265
    Thanks, I hadn't patched GRAW (only just installed it) I'll do that now.

    It's a non-issue to me, it just takes a desktop refresh to sort it out. <shrug>
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