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I have a Lenovo 3000 N200 notebook with integrated GMA 965 VGA, using Windows 7.

All my drivers are up to date, downloaded directly from the vendor site, installed with administrative privileges, etc.

Yet, all OpenGL applications cannot render the interface (or any visuals). Examples are Blender (3D modeling software) and Babo Violent (top-down FPS).

All the controls, sound effects and music are live, but the screen is black or light gray, respectively.

What can one do?

share|improve this question… < Did you try? – Shiki May 25 '10 at 14:47
@Shiki Can you tell me why you're asking OP to update DirectX files when his OpenGL applications aren't working ? – Sathya May 25 '10 at 15:18
Had some problems like this and this seemingly fixed them. Just an idea and it won't hurt to update them. :) Just an idea/note/comment. – Shiki May 25 '10 at 15:23
@Shiki Oh Ok. Gotcha. – Sathya May 25 '10 at 15:58
@Shiki, updated DirectX, was no use. Thank you for the tip. Any other guesses, please? – pestaa May 25 '10 at 22:55
up vote 1 down vote accepted

I can't believe this happened. Although you might expect someone giving me the advice to turn Windows Aero off, the actual resolution for this problem was to turn it on.

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Hah no comment. Actually it gives a lot more headache for me if I turn it on. :/ – Shiki May 26 '10 at 19:03
You tell me. I want the basic theme back!!11 – pestaa May 27 '10 at 22:13
Damn... I can't believe but this is the actual solution. I found it finally. – Wildcat Oct 4 '12 at 12:58

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