Windows 10: Clicking on a exe starts the program in the background processes.
Clicking on a exe starts the program in the background processes.
Hi, I'll try to be short, since it's strange and hard to explain.
Had windows 8.1, upgraded to Windows 10, everything normal.
After a few months, one program I use for a long time started giving me problems - plays.tv.
It''s a client app that allows recording of in-game footage for gamers. The problem I started experiencing was that whenever I clicked the shortcut or the exe of plays.tv, instead of opening the program window, nothing would happend. Upon clicking again after a while, I would get the usual "The program is already running". So, checking the task manager I could see there was indeed a process open for it. But nothing I could do would make it show up, there's not even an icon in the task bar. So, only solution would be to end the process in the task manager and restart again. Usually at the second attempt it starts normally. Not always.
Now, this problem started hapening rarely, to occasionally, to frequently, to always. And soon, it was affecting also another program, also related to video recording - OBS Studio. They didn't start at the same time, OBS just started more recently. Contacted support for plays.tv, they never seen anything like it.
Now, the most recent windows update changed the display a bit for the the task manager. So now when that happends, I can clearly see that the processes are indeed running in the task manager, but not in the apps tab where they were supposed to be, the process will be in the background processes instead.
The pic I sent, shows the program open, and in the task manager everything working normally where it should be. The problem I have makes the program(plays.tv) not open, and in the task manager the process instead of being on top in the "Aplicações" (Apps) tab as the pic shows, would be in the lower section "Processos em Segundo Plano" (Background Processes), and completely unresponsive and dead in the water.
Thanks in advance.
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