NVIDIA: Display driver stopped responding and has recovered [maybe a FIX]

Several times in the last week my dual monitor setup (BENQ GW2765HT and DELL U2414H) has blacked out, flickered and then either failed to come back or left me with only one display working.

This is normally coupled with a popup error message in the system tray:

Display driver stopped responding and has recovered. Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 331.82 stopped responding and has successfully recovered.

Display driver stopped responding and has recovered. Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 331.82 stopped responding and has successfully recovered.

I’m not sure why it says it has “successfully recovered” because I am unable to launch NVIDIA control panel until I’ve restarted the computer.

My display adapter is an NVIDIA NVS 310, computer is a DELL Precision T5610 running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. Continue reading “NVIDIA: Display driver stopped responding and has recovered [maybe a FIX]”

Chrome Bug: Launching Incognito Window Loads Black Window

Just documenting a strange bug I’ve been unable to fix in Google’s Chrome browser on my Windows 7 Pro (64 bit).

If I’m in a maximised Chrome window and use the keyboard short-cut CTRL+SHIFT+N to open a new incognito (private browsing) window Chrome loads a completely black windows across¬†both of my DELL U2414H monitors with no toolbar or address bar. The window it loads is unusable, the only thing you can do is resize it and it looks like this:

chrome bug black screen private browsing
The blank black window that loads. No toolbar, no address bar.

If you hover over the Chrome icon in the taskbar

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It just shows as a new tab in the taskbar

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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Could not initialize Photoshop because of a program error [FIX]

Launching Photoshop CS5 on Windows XP gives the following  error message after loading splash screen.

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Could not initialize Photoshop because of a program error

There are no error codes shown and no errors in windows system or application log.
FIX : To fix hold down CTRL+SHIFT+ALT when you click to launch CS5. This clears preferences and then it all loaded ok.