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Sometimes when i close a fullscreen application in W7, it drops me back to the Basic UI. Windows has indicated that the problem is that the DWM service has stopped, but I only thought it didnt do anything when a full screen ap was on... What do I do to fix it? aside from clicking the troubleshoot link in "Personalize".

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That's probably because of a driver crash. Try updating your video drivers.

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Hmm haven't done that. I'll get back to you as soon as i can. –  RCIX Jul 23 '09 at 13:21

This is often not a crash. It is based on the application you are runnning. There are certain DirectDraw APIs that are not supported in DWM. When an application opens DirectDraw in a way that calls these APIs, DWM turns itself off. This could be because the application creates and Overlay or certain surface types. When the application exits, it will go back.

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But that's the thing. it isnt coming back! –  RCIX Jul 16 '09 at 5:29

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