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Chrome is randomly showing a black screen

Has anyone heard complaints about Chrome showing a black screen on seemingly random web pages? For example, when I open the back end of my Wordpress admin site, and then move the cursor, the screen goes black.

I have Chrome installed on a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit system. This problem just started this week.

It's not just happening with the Wordpress site. I've also seen it on Flickr.com and somewhere else.

Has anyone seen a solution to this problem?

There were two recent updates to my system.
Microsoft Silverlight and Synaptics ClickPad Driver.

Could either of these be causing the problem with Chrome?

BTW, it does not happen in Firefox.
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Raymond PengSystems EngineerCommented:
could be graphics card issue?  Perhaps it can't render the site properly.  What type of card do you have?

Appears to be happening to a few users that just updated chrome.

http://groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/gAWbiNFjgfE
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COBOLdinosaurCommented:
Interesting... Did Google hire someone from Microsoft to build updates for them?  I would suspect the problem will not have any real solution until Google pushes out a patch.


Cd&
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drgreg1408Author Commented:
It looks like I have two display adapters.
* a Mobile Intel(R) Graphics card and
* a Radeon (TM) HD 6630M.

I'm not sure how this works or how to switch from one to the other.

My computer is the HP Envy14.

As mentioned before, this problem just showed up this week. I've been using Chrome for about five months prior to this week with no problem.
screenshot-display-adapters.jpg
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drgreg1408Author Commented:
Google has really been messing up lately. They Music Player was a disaster. I switched to Amazon.com to store my music. Google would make multiple copies of the same song.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
>> It looks like I have two display adapters.

It appears you have a onboard adapter and a graphics card in a slot.  Assuming you are using the card and not the onboard, you could disable it via Device Manager but I highly doubt that will affect anything.  

You may just have a magic combo of drivers and Chrome that hate each other and it manifests randomly.  Unless you narrow down the cause of the behavior to something reproducible it's going to be extremely hard to troubleshoot it.  Cd& is most likely right...Google will patch soon enough.
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drgreg1408Author Commented:
I think the problem is ultimately with Chrome, so there is really no solution until Google takes care of it. Thanks anyway.
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