Windows 10: Windows taskbar freezes when exiting old games

Discus and support Windows taskbar freezes when exiting old games in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; When I try to exit an old game or press the Windows key, the taskbar freezes itself for about 30-60 seconds. I can still use some apps, browsers, etc,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by Iker0, Jan 23, 2021.

  1. Iker0 Win User

    Windows taskbar freezes when exiting old games


    When I try to exit an old game or press the Windows key, the taskbar freezes itself for about 30-60 seconds. I can still use some apps, browsers, etc, but I can't close apps with the taskbar because it freezes. This has happened to ALL the old games I played not DOS games, obviously. Any fix?

    :)
     
    Iker0, Jan 23, 2021
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  2. Taskbar above windowed games - Windows 10

    Hello,

    I realize your concern, please an answer few query to assist you further.

    1. Is this issue specific to a particular game or for all games?

    For your information, usually the taskbar appears when you move the cursor. If it is appearing continuously, then it might be conflict with the software. Restarting the Computer might fix the issue.

    I suggest you to double mouse click on the game window when the Taskbar appears and check if it works.

    Also, suggest you to select the Lock the taskbar option from the taskbar from the below steps:

    1. Right click on taskbar.
    2. From the list of option, click on Lock the taskbar option.
    3. Restart the computer.

    Do let us know the update.

    Thank you.
     
    Pratiksha Devadiga, Jan 23, 2021
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  3. Freezing when exiting game

    Hi all

    Like the title says, i freeze when exiting 3d games. I have set my AtiTool to underclock my x1600 mobility during 2d mode and upon 3d games automatically run the maximum clock speeds. However i found that when i exit the game the graphics card is sometimes unable to readjust itself back into 2d mode clocks. My theory is that the change in clock speeds is too abrupt for the video card to handle, since i can run in 2d mode with the clocks just fine and stable.

    Might i suggest that AtiTool bring up an option for setting clock speeds more gently/ slower for great changes in clocks.

    PS I am running on my Asus A6J with
    default clock speeds (3d game mode) of 455 Mhz core and 355 Mhz mem
    2d mode clocks 125 Mhz core and 125 Mhz mem
     
    csterrorist, Jan 23, 2021
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  4. Marby Rey Win User

    Windows taskbar freezes when exiting old games

    Marby Rey, Jan 23, 2021
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