Windows leaving trails for no apparent reason :(

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OpT1mUs

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This is what happanes when I move any opened window very quickly :





Any ideas how to solve this, or why does it happen?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Go to Start > Run and type in sysdm.cpl, Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.

Uncheck 'Show window contents while dragging', better yet at the top click 'Adjust for best performance' that will turn off all of the eye candy and your system will run smoother.
 

OpT1mUs

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Yeah, that kinda solved the window trail problem, but it's not really a solution, because opened folders are not only ones that leave trails.
Opened pograms also leave it and I can't turned that off,
and I shouldnt have to turn it off cause my specs are:

[email protected] 2.4 ghz
4gb ram
8800 gts 512mb

Any other idea?
 

OpT1mUs

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I upgraded DirectX to latest, and it seems that helped in a way. Now i have to move a window really fast to leave a trail, and it seem they dissapear much quicker.
But it's still there.
 
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Then it's fixed lol

If you gotta move window really fast to create a trail, then that's normal.
I can cause trails also by moving window at mock 2 :D

Cheers
 
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Hey Opti..

One final thing I forgot to mention:

Go to C-panel: Hit Display: Hit appearance : Hit Effects: Un-check show window contents while dragging. That should be the final touch.
 

OpT1mUs

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@triple6

That was one of the first things I did....
And no, nothing is using a lot of cpu or memory, comp is working fine beside that....

@A+

No, it;s nor really fixed, but its definitely better :)
 
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HaHa ok.... my bad

Ok well, we've pretty much covered the entire playbook of solutions to your problem. The only last option there is would be video card overheating, but I doubt that would be the case. If that was the case there'd be other cool unwanted effects. Perhaps there's a video card setting for your card that controls a tracer feature. Read up on it.

Goodluck
 

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Run DXDIAG from Start -> Run. Do the diagnostics and see if it reports anything as a problem.
 

OpT1mUs

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Nope, nothing.
Thanks all for your help, but I really don't have any more ideas. Mayble I ll try reinstalling windows...

Btw it's not gfx card, I ran 3dmark and everything was ok, no artifacts, no nothing, normal score.
 
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