Recently (something like 1 month ago), all my DirectX 10/11 games started crashing whenever set to launch in fullscreen mode.

My system specs:

  • OS: Windows 8.1 x64
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3230M @ 2.66 GHz (dual core with hyperthreading)
  • RAM: 4 GB DDR3 @ 800 MHz
  • GPU: Nvidia Optimus with Intel HD4000 and Nvidia GeForce GT 740M
  • DxDiag file (just in case): http://pastebin.com/1R2UFhy7

Note: Optimus GPU selection was switched from "Autodetect" to "NVIDIA High performance GPU" (rough translation from French).

Examples of affected games:

  • AKIBA'S TRIP: Undead & Undressed
  • Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition
  • Killing Floor 2

Thanks in advance for your answer(s)

  • Does it happen in every game? Does it crash instantly, or after some time? Have you tried reinstalling DirectX? – DBS Aug 3 '15 at 21:08
  • Do any of those games run in a different resolution than your desktop? Do they crash with "out of memory" error? – Elise Aug 3 '15 at 21:15
  • Did it happen after updating your GPU drivers? If so, try to rollback your driver and see if that fixes your problem. To rollback, follow "Option 2" in the following instructions: nvidia.com/object/notebook_driver_instructions.html – Nolonar Aug 3 '15 at 21:21
  • @DBS: Every DX10/11 game. Almost instantly. Yes, I reinstalled DirectX (June 2010). – Guillaume Jacquemin Aug 4 '15 at 15:25
  • @Chippies: Nope, nothing like that. – Guillaume Jacquemin Aug 4 '15 at 15:25

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