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Shrinking to Desktop Constantly

Sonnis Xintara
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#1 - 2017-01-08 19:29:56 UTC  |  Edited by: Sonnis Xintara
Allow me to explain what is happening:
1. Launcher comes up and I click on one of my accounts
2. Character select screen appears and the game immediately shrinks to my desktop (as if I've hit alt+tab)
3. I click on the game icon in my taskbar and go back to the game and click on a character. The game immediately shrinks to desktop...
4. I click on the icon in taskbar again to go back in game and sometime it shrinks again at this point. If not it just stays in game.
Imagine going through this process while dancing between accounts doing indy and such.

It used to do this to me once in a great while and it really wasn't an issue. I reinstalled win 10 before xmas and it's been doing this ever since. Not sure if it's a game issue, a driver issue, or a software issue (as though something is supressing the game).

MSI Z87-G45 Gaming MB w/ 4670k on Corsair H100i, 8 gigs of GSkill RIpjawsZ 2400, EVGA gtx 970 FTW+, Soundblaster Z, Corsair H850i PS.

Anyone aware of this issue? I can't find anything on it.
Sonnis Xintara
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#2 - 2017-01-11 04:05:16 UTC  |  Edited by: Sonnis Xintara
Solved my problem and thought I'd put the answer here in case anyone else has issues as apparently it's a common Win 8/10 problem.

The issue is the desktop/taskbar is refreshing because of a background program crashing.

Go to Control Panel and in the search box search for "reliability" and then click "View Reliability History" to see if any programs have been crashing. My issue was my Sandisk Dashboard software for my SSD's, which apparently is buggy as heck. Uninstalled it and immediately stopped shrinking to desktop.

Also, I found my Corsair Link 4 was crashing and I know a LOT of people have Corsair watercoolers running this software so you might want to check it even if you're not having above said issue. :) It's not causing any symptoms but it's good to know it needs attention.