Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

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.

share|improve this question
3  
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

2 Answers 2

The first thing I'd check is your video drivers. I'd download and install the latest from the manufacturer. Otherwise, are you up to date with your Windows Updates?

share|improve this answer
    
I normally use a web browser to check if my video drivers are installed or not. If they aren't, scrolling will usually be really chunky. This sounds like a super-bad case of this. –  Jeffrey Nov 2 '09 at 19:41

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.

share|improve this answer
1  
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 at 15:08

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.