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when I scroll with either the wheel or the scroll bar in IE 8, the monitor goes blank. It's not just IE that goes white or blank - the entire monitor goes blank and then goes back on. it goes off for a literal one second or so then returns. It does not do this in Google Chrome or any other program. I have searched and didn't find and answer. Have any of you seen this and know the solution? Thanks for any help.

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I kinda want to see see a video of this in action. – Matthew Ruston Nov 2 '09 at 19:37
    
Reminds me of the WinMe times... I had the same happening, when I was pointing to "programs" in the Start menu :-] (although it wasn't returning, had to reboot computer) – Gnoupi Nov 3 '09 at 8:20

I have the same problem right now. It has happened before after an update and it is happening again today. I will assume that there was another F**-up on updates. windows 7 Pro, IE 8.0.7600.16385.

Turn off smooth scrolling in IE * Internet options | Advanced | smooth scrolling -> unchecked. It fixed the problem in my browser.

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Really? what system configuration have you got.. ? and are you using legit version of winblows? – ppumkin Dec 14 '11 at 17:29
    
Thanks - had the same problem and this worked for me. – Steve Chambers May 13 '14 at 15:08
    
Thanks Patrick. Your solution fixed my problem too. – Art.Vandelay05 Jun 12 '15 at 18:23

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