SW freezes and then text sticks to screen! Strange problem!

Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by berq, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. berq

    berq Guest

    Hi there

    I've just re-installed my whole computer and suddenly i got this
    annoying problem!

    Each first time i start SW after turning the machine on it freezes and
    the only thing i can do is to kill it in Taskmanager. After that, the
    first time i use a menu or rightclick in windows or any
    program(picture 1), the thing in the menu i choose sticks to the
    screen!!(picture 2) I can only remove it by either reboot og change
    the resulution! If i just change the res. it comes again when i choose
    something in a menu!

    This error doesnt happen if i dont use SW(and freeze it) first and
    when the first text is sticking to the screen, then it doesnt happen
    again!

    I've tried all and gave up! anyone here who tried it or have any good
    suggestions?



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    Specs:

    SW 07 Office pro 4.0
    Intel Core 2 duo 3.0
    3 GB RAM
    XP Pro SP 2 (fully updated)
    HP Nvidia quadro FX 540
     
    berq, Jun 22, 2007
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  2. berq

    Dale Dunn Guest

    Each first time i start SW after turning the machine on it freezes and
    Based on your symptoms, my first guess is that something's up with the
    video drivers. Assuming they're a version certified by SolidWorks, the
    first thing I'd try would be to remove them completely and then reinstall
    them.

    After that, I'm not sure where I'd go. Calling the VAR might pay off.
     
    Dale Dunn, Jun 22, 2007
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    mbiasotti Guest

    Also try the "Use software OpenGL only switch" in Tools/Options/System
    Options to determine whether it's the graphics card

    Regards

    mark
     
    mbiasotti, Jun 22, 2007
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  4. berq

    John H Guest

    I've been getting exactly the same problem in 2006 and now 2007.
    I've discussed it at length with my VAR, including sending Solidworks Rx
    files to them, tried different video drivers etc and got nowhere.

    My pc is supposedly the same spec as 2/3 others here (Dell Precision 380),
    but I'm the only one to get this specific problem.

    If you find a solution, please post it, as it drives me nuts!

    John H
     
    John H, Jun 22, 2007
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  5. berq

    berq Guest

    Found a solution that works for me! havent seen the bug since:

    1) Disable your screensaver if you have one
    2) Disable Nvidia Nview Assistent

    Reboot

    vola :)
     
    berq, Jun 25, 2007
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  6. berq

    berq Guest

    Dooh forget what i wrote! The bug came again this morning :(
     
    berq, Jun 25, 2007
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  7. berq

    John H Guest

    Yeah, I've had a few false dawns like that too!

    John H
     
    John H, Jun 25, 2007
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  8. berq

    berq Guest

    Well i found a workaround regarding the sticky menutext, which i think
    is the most anoying part:

    Right click on desktop/appearance/effects and instead of menu "Fade
    effect" i choosed "Scroll effect". After that the menus never stays on
    screen.(rebooted several times now and it still works)

    SW still only crash the first time, but dont know why because
    sometimes its right after i started it and then sometimes a can work
    on several parts before its crashes!?
     
    berq, Jun 25, 2007
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    Craig Guest

    I've had exactly the same issue from the time I purchased SW07 sp0.
    It happens on two very different computers. My workstation with xeon
    dual core, FX3500 and lots of ram. Also on my home computer IBM T42
    laptop. The workstation is now on SP4.0 while the laptop remains on
    0.0. SW has been working to diagnose and I had one of their techs in
    my office for 3 hours trying various things on both machines. He was
    as mystified as I have been. I've tried killing nVidia desk manager,
    etc. but no solutions yet. Every now and then you think you have it
    solved only to have SW crash again after 15 minutes or so of working.
    It crashes on very simple stuff. It is now being addressed by SW
    corp. & I am receiving regular messages to try this and that. If we
    come up with a solution, I'll make sure to post it to the group.
    Thanks for the workaround suggestion. I've just been right clicking
    on the taskbar and choosing "properties" after killing SW so that the
    text artifact is in an out of the way place. Still drives me nuts.
     
    Craig, Jun 25, 2007
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