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Randomly Blank GUIs in Win 8 desktop

  1. #11


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 x64 Pro


    Interestingly, I just noticed that Chrome GUI still works, but all other Windows GUIs, including context menus, are blacked out. Even when I hover my mouse over an object in Chrome, the tooltip that pops up is a black rectangle with a shadow behind it. It's almost as if Windows thinks everything is OK, but isn't drawing the insides of GUIs and other graphical objects(?).

    Does this give anyone an idea as to what the problem might be?

    This is still occurring with an annoying frequency and I do not know what to do.

    Thanks again,
    Dan

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  2. #12


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    If the latest video drivers don't help I would try an older release from the manufacturer's support page. If it's only happening on a few setups then the driver developers may not be aware of some interaction that's causing it.
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