I have had a problem recently and wanted to see if anyone else had a similar problem or solution.

I am using Windows XP (with all the latest updates). Every time I restart the computer, it runs perfectly. But after some period of usage (I haven't figured out a pattern), certain applications (most obviously Adobe Acrobat) don't display properly. When I have a pdf open and maximized, it just shows as a blank screen. But when I shrink the application so that it only takes up a small part of the screen (~20%), then the document will display.

Any ideas? Is there some application in the task manager that I can restart when this happens to reset the drivers or something like that?

  • Are you running multiple monitors? – JNK Sep 17 '10 at 13:58
  • @JNK: Yes, although this happens even when I only have one monitor active. – Shane Sep 17 '10 at 14:10
  • OK there is a related thread here – JNK Sep 17 '10 at 14:11
  • Thanks @JNK: I changed my monitor settings based on that thread and we'll see if it helps. If you post that as an answer, I'll give you an up-vote and accept if this works. – Shane Sep 17 '10 at 14:58

Check out the suggestions in this thread.

Similar situation, though not exactly the same.

  • This seems to have worked! Changed some nVidia settings. – Shane Sep 23 '10 at 15:15
  • @Shane - good to hear! We like it when things get fixed. – JNK Sep 23 '10 at 15:25

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