My PC goes to desktop while gaming [TROUBLESHOOT]

2 minute read
pc goes to desktop while gaming

Home » Fix » My PC goes to desktop while gaming [TROUBLESHOOT]

Many Windows 10 users reported encountering a frustrating issue while playing games. The users get kicked to desktop, without the game crashing. The game does minimize though, and usually gets paused. Most players reported that they are able to toggle back to the game, but it could kill important progress, especially when playing online.

In order to help you fix this issue, we came up with a series of solutions, described below.

Why does my PC kick me to desktop while gaming?

1. Update GPU drivers

  1. Press the Windows logo key + R on your keyboard > type devmgmt.msc in the Run box to open the Device Manager.
  2. Expand the Display Adapters section > Right click on each available driver > select Update driver.update gpu drivers pc goes to desktop while gaming
  3. Select Search automatically for updated driver software.
  4. Wait for the process to find and install the new driver
  5. Restart your PC and see if it had any effect.

2. Scan for malware

  1. Press the Start button > open Settings.
  2. Select Update & Security.
  3. Choose the Windows Security tab > click Virus & threat protection.scan for malware pc goes to desktop while gaming
  4. Select Run a new advanced scan > select Full scan > click Scan now.
  5. After the scan is finished, restart your computer and check to see if it fixed the issue.

Most users didn’t know these steps can significantly improve FPS with these steps!

3. Turn off applications working in the background

  1. Right-click the Windows Taskbar > select Task Manager.task manager pc goes to desktop while gaming
  2. In the Task Manager, open the Processes tab > identify unnecessary open apps, select them > press End task > click OK.
  3. After closing most of the background running apps, close the Task Manager and see if this had any effect.

4. Disable Game Mode

  1. Press the Windows logo key + G while in a game.
  2. In the Game Bar that’s opened, find the Game Mode icon in the right side.disable Game Mode pc goes to desktop while gaming
  3. Click on the Game Mode icon to disable it.
  4. Click the game and press Esc on your keyboard to hide the game bar.
  5. Check to see if this change had any impact.

We hope that you could find at least one fix from the list of solutions we provided. If you found this article helpful, leave a comment in the comment section below.



Next up

Quick Access deleted on Windows 10 [EXPERT FIX]

Tashreef Shareef avatar. By: Tashreef Shareef
2 minute read

The Quick Access feature in Windows 10 provides a convenient way to access your frequently opened folders and recently opened files. While some may find […]

Continue Reading

Gears of War 5 error 0x00000d1c is plaguing many gamers

Rabia Noureen avatar. By: Rabia Noureen
2 minute read

Many Gears of War 5 players who tried to join ranked matches reported experiencing different issues. They keep on getting error 0x00000d6e when they trying […]

Continue Reading

Here’s why Windows 10 users are switching to other platforms

Rabia Noureen avatar. By: Rabia Noureen
4 minute read

People have been dealing with Windows 10 issues since the OS was first introduced in 2015. There are many die-heart Windows fans who prefer to […]

Continue Reading