Fading fonts; display problem
Posted on 1998-03-08
Help! I have a really weird problem on Win-95; after running for awhile, my fonts start fo disappear, partially, as if about 70% of the dots in each character were gone. The effect is a lot like a screen-saver! A really interesting effect; If I select soem text, the reverse video version may well be OK!
It only affects fonts when they are refreshed. but quickly spreads to the entire screen. Note, not other graphics, no icons, no lines or backgrounds are affected.
A restart fixes it. Sometimes it will run for a week or more with no failures, then fail 1-2 times. This first showed up after I first upgraded to Access-97; may or not be related, could well be sunspots! I suspect a .DLL conflict of some sort.
Hard to suspect hardware, since a software restart fixes everything. I have a brand-X video card, with latest drivers (came with it(!)), but these problems did not start till one year after getting that card.
I have scanned for viruses (many times), reloaded Win-95 fromthe cdrom, reloaded Office, etc.. This problem has been around now for a long time; but is really a bother!
To erase my disk and start over would take about a week; please don't advise this!
(argh, Win-95 poor design).
Please email any ideas!