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The game will dissappear like it was minimized, but the game is still running, I can hear when I run, a zombie grunts, or my friend runs up to me or shoots. I can't get the game to be visible again, only solution I have found is to ctrl+alt+delete to open task manager and end the process before a zombie kills me while I'm blind. {F30736}


Legacy ID
Game Crash
Steps To Reproduce

It happens seemingly randomly, but always at least ~10 minutes after I start playing.

Additional Information

It's extremely game breaking, I don't want to lose all my stuff to another player or a single zombie because the game broke in an extremely unfortunate way. Also btw the "Product Version" dropdown doesn't have any selections, if that's not how it's supposed to be.

Event Timeline

2468wdwa1 edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
2468wdwa1 set Category to Game Crash.
2468wdwa1 set Reproducibility to Random.
2468wdwa1 set Severity to None.
2468wdwa1 set Resolution to Duplicate.
2468wdwa1 set Legacy ID to 323971721.May 8 2016, 5:46 PM

Maybe, but mine won't come back up at all, alt+tabbing doesn't work, clicking on the icon doesn't work... nothing I've tried that would normally make a minimized window come back hasn't worked.

Also the 0's, the 39, and the :, but not the 10 at the end, is supposed to be the approximate symbol, i.e. the tilde.

Kira added a comment.Apr 3 2014, 3:55 PM


Please let us know in the note section if you are still able to reproduce this issue on the latest Development build.

If so, please send us a dxdiag report and files from this folder: "C:\Users\<Name>\AppData\Local\DayZ\"

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Thank you.

It happened again today as I was playing on an experimental server, and to clarify this was the first time I had played since the last time it crashed like this a couple weeks ago.

Bohemia added a subscriber: Bohemia.May 8 2016, 5:46 PM

same to me and my GF.
We had it also in some other posts. But i don't find it again. It was not from my posted as the author.
Sometimes i see that steam "repairs"(?) an file of Nvidea.
Yesterday it happens 6 times (3 each of us).

i found the old issue with the same problem:

OK, now i become angry. One time each hour. This is so... Fix it

That's not the same problem I'm having, mine WON'T come back at all, but I can still hear it playing, and my mouse won't show up but I can only see my desktop.

But yeah this problem makes the game really hard to play.

And I didn't see the second part, but I can't even use task manager, I have to log out in the windows 8 ctrl+alt+delete screen

you have a nvidea too?
I'm absolute sure that the game crashed the nvidea-kernal and steam restore/restart/reactivate(?) it.
Most times it happens when i press "alt" and look to my side or i zoom.
Other player watch the same?
And it happens almost in the worstest situations.

Yes, I do have an nvidia gpu, my friend doesn't have the problem but I don't know his computer's hardware specs, he just watches my back when it happens, and I haven't noticed any specific correlation between an action of mine and it messing up, it just happens sometimes, I'm also on experimental though.

I have been having this issue also, on exp and stable also using nvidia gpu i tried rolling back drivers tried beta drivers still having issues

Kira added a comment.Apr 10 2014, 9:35 AM


We tested the issue and it appears to be the same as: #9438. Please see the issue for more updates on development. Please be patient, we are currently working on fixing the crashing.