| 7:22 am on Jun 28, 2001 (gmt 0)|
I've occasionally seen problems like this on some of my client's systems.
My best guess (and it's still only a guess) is that it's a problem with the browser's demands on the graphics card (and I tend to fault the hardware). What I've seen has happened on perfectly validating HTML, but usually when there are other demands being made as well java, flash, dhtml, etc.
| 7:31 am on Jun 28, 2001 (gmt 0)|
i see this problem sometimes too, but generally it just before a crash of my browser, with page with a lot of text.
I reboot my pc and everything work fine after...
until next crash :)
| 10:46 am on Jun 28, 2001 (gmt 0)|
I've seen it myself...usually on PCs with an ATS graphics card...I was under the impression that it's a problem with the graphics card communicating with Windows
| 11:56 am on Jun 28, 2001 (gmt 0)|
I'm no hardware tech, but you might want to check the percentage of available system RAM when that happens.
| 6:21 pm on Jun 28, 2001 (gmt 0)|
More than likely, it's the ATI video card drivers. The bug-writers, I mean programmers, at ATI are notorious.
I have an ATI video card in my Dell laptop. The drivers scribble all over the screen, puts characters at random locations, trashes video memory. Excel trips a nice little feature in it where it tries to show the entire video buffer in the upper left 2 inches of the monitor. So if you replace your video card with one that has decent drivers, you'll probably be happier.
| 12:30 am on Jun 29, 2001 (gmt 0)|
a long shot - but are your colours turned up to the highest definition in your display settings? - if on a low setting, it can cause pages to stutter when scrolling down.
| 4:24 am on Jun 29, 2001 (gmt 0)|
This isn't a stuttering. This is an overlapping of lines of text (&/or images). I've been guessing it might be the video card, but I'm still not sure what triggers it off. Excuse my ignorance... I'm not sure what ATS and ATI are. I have an old clunker Diamond Stealth64 Video Card. It's a PCI card, and while I haven't looked too hard, my computer dealer has been having trouble finding me a PCI upgrade; they're pretty much pushing the latest bus technology.
| 2:52 am on Aug 7, 2001 (gmt 0)|
uh huh, same here, although quite similiar to Steph's situation - I however, receive a kernel error that was brought about by IE. Then that same popup error notification window keeps reappearing again and again, I have to hard boot to solve the problem.
I have run into this 'problem' while using laptops. Random website occurences is my best guess. I have my resource monitor on and nothing suss there. I dislike feeling ignorant like this. Please reach me should someone figure this out.
| 3:09 am on Aug 7, 2001 (gmt 0)|
I forgot to add this.
Under IE's menubar, >> VIEW >> TEXT >> [select size]
From a websearch i came across @ [rahul.net...]
However my settings were as per advised. Toggling around with smaller options did improve the overlapping. But I'll be buggered if I wanna go around surfing at "smallest"!!
With reference to the webpage you posted Robert : I dont have any trouble there.
Could you please see if you have trouble with the overlap @ [microsoft.com...]
The whole text portion is all potty for me.
| 3:26 am on Aug 7, 2001 (gmt 0)|
You might try this one. First uninstall any custom langauge support that might have been installed, japanese hebrew etc (to do this goto add/remove programs in windows control panel), next step is to look under Tools > Internet Options > accessibility and uncheck the box that says "Format Documents using my style sheet". If you have any of the other check boxes checked you might try unchecking them too.
| 4:14 am on Aug 7, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Daiman - Welcome to the forums. I can't make the webpage you suggest misbehave at all.
>>The whole text portion is all potty for me.<<
Looks just fine on my system. I'm not sure what you're saying with regard to to small text. My problem is text size independent.
Dan - All my Accessibility options are unchecked, so that's not it... or was that directed to Daiman?
| 8:14 pm on Aug 7, 2001 (gmt 0)|
It was for you, I was having a similar problem, did you check for other langauges support setup on your computer?
| 1:43 am on Aug 8, 2001 (gmt 0)|
>>First uninstall any custom langauge support that might have been installed<<
An aside here... I was thinking that I'm pretty aware of programs I've installed, and, as I thought, no such support had been installed... but I did see something I'd never explicity installed... Microsoft Wallet. I'll bet it is Microsoft's wallet, getting ready to reach into mine. ;)
Anyway, all my options have a clean bill of health. I did notice something yesterday, though, that might give someone some clues... I was getting line repetitions on the beginning and end of a page, but wasn't seeing the middle of the page at all.
I can sometimes fix the display by scrolling the display off the browser window and then back on... but, in this case, I couldn't get the blank middle off the window. What I did was to reduce the height of the browser window so I could scroll the middle section off. This also seemed to help the overall problem a little bit, but not what I'd call really fix it.
The problem pages, incidentally, print out just fine.
| 9:14 pm on Aug 8, 2001 (gmt 0)|
It sounds like the same problem I was having but I can't remember doing anything else to try and fix the problem, I was on the verge of using netscape, hopefully someone can help you with your browser problem before you reach the point of considering netscape instead of IE.
| 9:25 pm on Aug 8, 2001 (gmt 0)|
I had problems exactly like this and was told it was a direct-x / video card problem. Dunno if this helps at all.
| 4:48 am on Aug 29, 2001 (gmt 0)|
>>I was on the verge of using netscape<<
I should have picked up on Dan's suggestion sooner...
Today I was researching some film credits and got a page on iFilm that had the information... but I couldn't read it... so I pasted the url into Netscape, and voila!... I could read the page just fine. I'm wondering whether this absolves the graphics card.
Lest anyone think that Netscape is the solution, though, a little later the problem occurred again on another site, and I tried it on Netscape again... had to resort to Ctrl-Alt-Del and get rid of Netscape to unfreeze the system.