Question about XFX NVIDIA GeForce 8600 Graphics Card
When i try to play mutiplayer games like day of defeat or call of duty i cant play it in multiplayer.. If i try if says "Stretched Desktop warning, in order to get an extended desktop you need to disable Stretched Desktop." I can play the regular story mode but when i try multiplayer it doesnt work. Im stressed i need some help.
I got a toshiba, and i cant play "combat arms" everytime i open it, a message comes up saying like, streched destop is enabled,to disable do all this ****..." how can i just ******* play my game without this message stopping me from playing it...
Posted on Nov 25, 2009
Anyone tried just uninstalling ATi?
Honestly, I have no idea. I have the same problem on my game.
Posted on Sep 15, 2008
Posted on Aug 11, 2008
Argh! im having the same problem, only at the moment its only on exiting the game.
Posted on Jul 26, 2008
got toshiba notebook with hd 2600 card and want to play call of duty 4 more than 20 min. without this fuckin' warning^^
...so I did about 10 hours working on this problem and nothing really work :(
The only thing I found out, that if you clear the entrys of ati in the autostart (for example with msconfig) then call of duty doesnt shut down to desktop and there isn't the warning. But the driver still crashes and the game is disrupted!!
I'll try to center desktop now. thx for that last try. If this doesnt work...
...I'LL KILL VISTA !!!!!!! (my thoughts about vista were right)
ATI isn't the problem, it's just a victim ;-)
another tip...play battlefield 2142...not problems :-))
greets from germany,
Posted on Jun 16, 2008
I had this problem with Gears of War I bought it today the solution I came up with for vista 32 bit and a radeon card is as follows:
Went into Program files>Microsoft Games>Gears of war> Binaries
They have a file called WarGame-G4WLive.exe.cfg I took this and added .txt to it. (Don't know if this fixed anything)
I also started launching the game DIRECTLY from the Startup.exe file instead of autorunning from the CDROM.
Hopefully this fixes this annoying problem for someone.
As for the other games I wish I could help yea all. I still get the warning but only after I am done playing just played for 45 mins or so straight without any problems. As for the other games I'll try to find copys and play with settings and config files to get them to work. I'll repost anything I find here.
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Posted on May 24, 2008
I had this problem with Assassin's Creed on a Toshiba Notebook with ATI graphics, after much searching (and swearing) it appears you can't at this point in time disable the Stretched Desktop, Vista doesn't support it. I ended up going into the program files and running the Dx9 version. I still the get the Stretched Desktop warning on exiting the game, but hey the game works.
Posted on Apr 18, 2008
Cant play games cuse of the damn strechted desktop problem, fuckin radeon **** tham all! if anybody fintds the solution pleas contect me on firstname.lastname@example.org il be wery grateful.
Posted on Apr 15, 2008
I have a fijitsu siemens two and i cant play games couse of the damn desktop problem and i cant find the solution anywhere fuckin radeon **** them all , if anyone finds the solution pleas contact me on email@example.com, il be wery grateful.
Posted on Apr 15, 2008
I have the same problem with call of duty 4. Can play single player but get the same error msg with the mutliplayer. I've looked through just about everything i can think of. Maybe theres something in the ATI's Catalyst control center that im overlooking. I will be harassing ATI about this issue, i'll post again if i figure something out. If not, i probably returned it for a geoforce card, lol. Good luck
Posted on Jan 22, 2008
I have the same problems I sent an email off to ATI and responded with "We do not suport our notebook cards."
BF 1942, BF2, Call of Duty 2, they all dont work comming up with the same crap. "stretched desktop is currently enabled. Before you can enable an extended desktop on this display. you need to disable streched desktop." Vista doesnt even suport stretched desktop, I dont know what the hell to do.
Posted on Mar 06, 2008
Let's check if your pc has the Stretched Desktop enabled: 1.) go to clear area on desktop and right click mouse to get scroll menu and then select "properties". 2.) select "desktop" tab at top of next pop-up menu. 3.) look at lower right and check if "position" is selected as "Stretched"...if so, change it to be "center" and select "Apply" and "OK".
Posted on Oct 03, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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