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Windows leaving trails for no apparent reason :(

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by OpT1mUs, Sep 21, 2008.

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  1. OpT1mUs

    OpT1mUs Thread Starter

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

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

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. stantley

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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.
     
  3. OpT1mUs

    OpT1mUs Thread Starter

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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:

    q6600@ 2.4 ghz
    4gb ram
    8800 gts 512mb

    Any other idea?
     
  4. A+Computer

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    upgrade, or reinstall your version of DirectX
     
  5. OpT1mUs

    OpT1mUs Thread Starter

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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.
     
  6. A+Computer

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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.
     
  9. OpT1mUs

    OpT1mUs Thread Starter

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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 :)
     
  10. A+Computer

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    Did you do the very last thing I posted? look up :D
     
  11. OpT1mUs

    OpT1mUs Thread Starter

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    Read my second post on this topic ;)
     
  12. A+Computer

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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
     
  13. Triple6

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    Run DXDIAG from Start -> Run. Do the diagnostics and see if it reports anything as a problem.
     
  14. OpT1mUs

    OpT1mUs Thread Starter

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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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