Browsers and other software suddenly started showing blank screen.

crispr_boi 1 Reputation point

A few weeks ago this issue started occurring in Google Chrome

, the Google Chrome window suddenly turned blank and therefore I tried different browsers to find a solution.
Back then I found a thread suggesting to change the compatibility settings, which semi-worked, but Youtube would always crash and give an "aw snap" message.

When installing different browsers to be able to look up my problem, I noticed that a similar thing happened with Opera (Opera also made my taskbar and sometimes the whole desktop act weird and lag / glitch and be blank) and with Microsoft Edge (which was white instead of the usual black).
When these issues occur I often cannot close the application by right-clicking in the taskbar clicking "Quit", but instead have to "end task" in the task manager to close the program.
Now i have been using Firefox for a while and managed to ignore the problem.

However the same issue keeps occurring with other types of software and also installers, with Github both the installer and the app show a black window.
The installer of an E-book reader app called Ridibooks showed the same behavior.
The buttons sometimes still work, so knowing where theyy arre located one could close confirm or cancel things.

I am sorry for explaining this whole situation in layman's terms and in a very visual manner, however I miss the vocabulary and knowledge to explain it in a more technical way.

I have updated Windows several times since, to the latest version and also updated my graphics card driver without observing any change.

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  1. Reza-Ameri 16,846 Reputation points

    To troubleshoot the issue, try perform Clean Boot and see if the problem persist?
    Take a look at:
    If not, enable services one by one to identify which one causing the problem.
    You may open the Command prompt as administrator and then type the following command:

    sfc /scannow

    Press enter and let it runs and see if there is any corrupted components which need repair.

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  2. Limitless Technology 39,461 Reputation points

    Hello @crispr_boi

    I believe its issue with your browser but issue with your PC as its happening with your other applications as well.

    I would suggest below troubleshooting steps.

    1. Start PC in safe mode and cleanup
      C:\Windows\temp and C:\WinNT\Temp.
    2. Also cleanup your temo folder geom user profile %appdata%
    3. Try to login with other user profile and see if any blank window in Taskbar or Chrome.
    4. Disable Antivirus for temporary.

    Hope this helps

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