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    IE9-Strange Screen Problem

    My OS os Win 7 Pro 32 bit with SP1 and all updates installed.

    For the last 2 days when I scroll down a web page the screen suddenly displays gobbledygook, as shown on the attached screenshot.

    Can anyone tell me how to fix this please.

    Thanks and regards,Roy
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    Does that happen immediately after opening IE or after you have IE running for a few hours?

    One thing that you can try, regardless of the reply to my previous question is to disable GPU rendering (uncheck the first option in Tools->Internet Options, Advanced tab, which should read something like "use software rendering instead of GPU rendering".

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    The screen shot looks suspiciously like what happens when you get a problem with a graphics card. However, the surrounding window (IE9) and your task bar are unaffected.

    IE9 has the ability to use the graphics card (GPU) to render web pages - it is meant to accelerate loading of some pages. You might try changing the setting for GPU acceleration in Internet Options>Advanced> Accelerated Graphics as per attachment.

    ie9 GPU accelleration.JPG

    Internet Options is available from the Gear icon in the top right of IE9.

    /edit..... beaten to it again!
    Last edited by Tinto Tech; 2011-07-31 at 06:53.

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    Thanks ruirib and Tinto Tech-disabling GPU rendering solved the problem, although why the problem should have suddenly arisen is a mystery.

    Best regards,Roy

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    I might try putting the GPU Rendering back and see if the problem reoccurs. This might be an indication of a graphics card problem, perhaps a driver issue, who knows. Might be worth finding out if this is so.
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    I agree with Ted, that it started happening out of the blue is strange. Did you update the graphics adapter driver or changed anything else that could cause that?

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    Hi Ted and ruirib,

    I did not update the graphics driver or change anything else that could cause the problem. I have put the GPU Rendering back and hope the problem does not recur.

    Regards,Roy

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    Hi Roy,

    To me it's absolutely clear that IE 9 has a memory leak bug. I keep my browser open all day and quite often, some IE processes reach amounts of allocated memory around 200 MB (killing the process brings it back to normal levels). It will happen only if you leave IE open for long hours, but if you do, it's something that you may want to look at, too.
    I am not saying this is the cause, just saying it may contribute. I am often alerted by the fact that no icons or images are being displayed in the affected tab, so it does have display consequences.

    Regards

    Rui
    Last edited by ruirib; 2011-08-01 at 11:00.

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