Windows Transparent Artifacts...help

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by leedogg, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    Sometimes when I'm running a lot of applications or playing movies, or I let a p2p application run overnight (shareaza) I seem to get this wierd problem where explorer/browser window borders become transparent and show off-color artifacts (missing sections of drop down menus, blacked out buttons, etc). Its as if the msstyle crashes. Hovering over the caption buttons will make them visible again, but this is still annoying. I'm suspecting a graphics memory leak of some sort. Another side effect is when launching a game I get a "Cant initilize graphics" message and need to close all browsers, apps and sometimes force quit explorer itself until it works. Any ideas? Codec related perhaps?
     
  2. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Just to start.. How much memory?
     
  3. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    1 Gig... :(
     
  4. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Well, this isn't really my topic of expertise..I guess I'll ask one more question, have you done a virus scan of your computer? Otherwise, I do not know....
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Could be an issue with the graphics card drivers. Have you tried reinstalling the latest version of the Catalyst/Forceware drivers?
     
  6. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    That may be it netryder. I think this issue may have cropped up when I installed nforce drivers... I have an nforce asus A78nx mobo. Recommend a good graphics driver version package?

    I have a geforce4 ti 4600
     
  7. NetRyder

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    It's been a while since I used an nVidia card. My notebook has a Radeon, so I haven't kept up with nVidia drivers recently. You might want to wait for suggestions from someone who is still in touch. :)
     
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  8. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    I'll be damned. put the latest whql forceware drivers on and that seemed to fix the problem. Duh. and here I thought the latest nforce drivers would be sufficient...
     
  9. NetRyder

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    Glad the problem's solved. :up: