I have a problem with BF2 swapping to taskbar in the middle of a battle (I'm usually dead when I wrestle control back from the computer). I don't know if its background tasks or what -- sometimes it's a message from some other program like Windows update, but most of the time It's not apparant why it swapped to taskbar at all. Any ideas how to stop this? Thanks!
it happens to me as well. i have reinstalled it many times and mucked around with it a little bit, but i cant stop it minimizing randomly during gameplay, and then closing automatically. it really pisses me off! you suck DICE! sorry i cant help you buddy
I too have the same problem, but mine only recently started happening. But as to why I too do not know.
If it's minimizing to the taskbar it can only be one of two things, another program is taking over the focus (ie: AV updating, IM coming in etc) or you have accidently hit the windows key, this certainly isn't DICE's fault, they have no cotrol over how windows arbitrarily changes focus for programs, I suggest shutting down undecessary prgorams until you find the one at fault and then remove it! My BF2 rarely minimises and I know exactly what does it, my AV updating, it takes me at most a second to switch back, but if you have less emoery than me (2Gb) it will probably take more than a few seconds to do so.
Ak is right on the money with this. You should make a gamers profile on your pc. You don't need to run AV while you are playing nor do you need to run updates and all that. Make it so the profile runs the bare minimum of windows processes, and give it admin rights to run the game and be accessed by PB .... Then you have no issues with it minimizing in the middle of the game unless you stroke the windows key.
I occasionally get a prompt to connect to the internet, which causes it to minimize and when I Alt-Tab back to BF2 I've been killed, revived, knifed, and revived again a few times over.